newscricketa month ago

Ajinkya Rahane becomes first Indian to join Hampshire

Ajinkya Rahane becomes the first Indian to join Hampshire as an overseas player and has been drafted as a replacement for Aiden Markram. Rahane expressed his delight towards the selection into the county side and will play eight County Championship fixtures for Hampshire this season.
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newscricket3 months ago

Video | Vishwa Fernando left red-faced after premature wicket celebration

International cricketers sometimes get ahead of themselves while playing for their respective countries which results in some hilarious on-field incidents. Sri Lankan bowler Vishwa Fernando was left embarrassed after he carried out a premature celebration against South Africa in the second Test.
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newscricket3 months ago

VIDEO | Kasun Rajitha left to blame his own boot as Aiden Markram effects “one of the best run-outs ever”

Cricket is a funny game and more often than not, a batsman’s dismissal brings this side of the sport to the fore. When Kasun Rajitha was run out yesterday, he hardly imagined that as his boot deflected an off-side shot to the on-side, would see Aiden Markram effecting a wonderful run-out.
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newscricketa year ago

It was tough to see what the Australians went through: Aiden Markram

Aiden Markram has revealed that the South African players were shocked at the ball-tampering saga and found it difficult to see the Australian cricketers go through so much. He has, however, insisted that the spirit of cricket still exists between them after the heated and controversial Test series.
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newscricketa year ago

ICC Test player rankings | Virat Kohli retains second spot as Aiden Markram enters Top ten

Virat Kohli has managed to stay at number two position on the ICC Test batsmen rankings list as South African batsman Aiden Markram managed to break into the top 10 for the first time in his career. SA pacer Morne Morkel, after the last Test of his career, touches 800-point mark for the first time.
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newscricketa year ago

Aiden Markram acknowledges his “special feeling” after Virat Kohli’s praise on Twitter

Aiden Markram has stated that it is a special feeling to hear praise from one of the guys he looks forward to in cricket - Virat Kohli. Earlier, Virat Kohli, who is enjoying a break from cricket, had posted words of praise for the South African opener, who played two splendid innings in this series.
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newscricketa year ago

I think the less interest you take in David Warner the better, says Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith took to Twitter to express himself after David Warner’s celebrations following the fourth day of the first Test at Kingsmead, Durban, stating that its best to show less interest in him. He also said that being an experienced cricketer Nathan Lyon should feel embarrassed for his actions.
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newscricketa year ago

VIDEO | AB de Villiers’ untimely stumble costs him his wicket

The most frustrating thing in Test cricket, which is the biggest test of patience and persistence, is to get run-out. And South Africa’s AB de Villiers will surely feel hard done by his run-out as not only did he misread his partner’s call but all also stumbled on his way back to the crease.
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newscricketa year ago

South Africa name Heinrich Klaasen and Wiaan Mulder for first two Tests against Australia

South Africa have named uncapped Heinrich Klaasen and Wiaan Mulder in the 15-man squad for the first two Test matches against Australia that starts March 1. After an injury-plagued limited-overs series against India, the Proteas will see AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis returning to the squad.
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newscricketa year ago

Graeme Smith : I hope Aiden Markram’s confidence hasn't taken a dent after ODI loss

Graeme Smith has criticised South Africa’s decision of making Aiden Markram the captain for the ODI series against India and hoped that 5-1 loss hasn’t affected his confidence. Smith has also praised the wrist-spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav and called them India’s excellent finds.
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