newscricket2 months ago

Faf du Plessis : In the sub-continent, drawing a series is as good as winning a series

Faf du Plessis has urges South African players to make better decisions ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka and claimed that the tour would be a success if they managed to draw the series. Du Plessis heaped praise on Sri Lankan bowlers and asked his batsmen to trust their defence.
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newscricket2 months ago

Faf du Plessis all in for removing toss procedure in Test cricket

Faf du Plessis has thrown his weight behind the talks of doing away with the toss in Test cricket. According to him, the visiting team should be allowed to decide if they want to take up bowling or batting first rather than depending on the toss, which will make the game more balanced.
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newscricket2 months ago

I didn’t have to measure my career based on one tournament, says AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers has stated that the moment he realized he didn’t have to measure his career based only on World Cup success, the decision to retire came easily. The former SA star has also revealed the much-anticipated question of if he would continue playing in Indian Premier League – he will.
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newscricket3 months ago

Dale Steyn makes comeback into South Africa Test squad for Sri Lanka tour

Dale Steyn makes his long-awaited return to the South African Test squad as the Proteas prepare to travel to Sri Lanka to play Two Test matches, five ODIs, and one T20I in July. The Proteas squad will be led by skipper Faf du Plessis and this will be the first match after AB de Villiers' retirement.
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newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2018 | Teams win competitions but individuals can win finals, says Stephen Fleming

Stephen Fleming believes that teamwork is important to win a tournament but it’s the individual performances that can turn the matches like finals on its head. CSK have been fortunate of getting brilliant individual performances throughout the season, which has helped them reach the final of IPL.
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newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2018 | Kris Srikkanth credits MS Dhoni for building unity in the team

Kris Srikkanth felt that CSK's success formula has been unity and he credited MS Dhoni for being the chief architect of creating such an atmosphere in the team. Srikkanth has mentioned that another reason for CSK being a happy team was that every player was aware of their roles and responsibilities.
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featurecricket4 months ago

Satire | The "real" reason behind AB de Villiers' international retirement

While AB de Villiers’ decision to retire abruptly, just after IPL, was shocking, the reason leading to it was definitely not. Here’s how de Villiers spent the rest of his lonely evening picking calls, after he brought himself to bring an end to a glorious international career.
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newscricket4 months ago

Faf du Plessis was dispatched to replace an injured Sam Billings, says Stephen Fleming

According to CSK coach Stephen Fleming, Faf du Plessis had to be picked in the side as Sam Billings had suffered an injury earlier in the week. The South Africa skipper stole the show last night as he single-handedly paved the way for Chennai Super Kings to make it into the final of the 2018 IPL.
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newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2018| Du Plessis reveals excitement in dressing room after match-winning innings

Faf du Plessis, who played an absolute masterclass to take CSK for a final appearance, has expressed his excitement over the win and looked surprised when he reached the dressing room. The South-African captain also added that as a team, they are very happy to cross the line on the first attempt.
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newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2018| Faf du Plessis' innings proves why experience counts, remarks MS Dhoni

After winning the nail-biting encounter against SRH thanks to Faf du Plessis’ heroics with the bat, MS Dhoni has explained that the innings proves why experience matters in big games. The CSK skipper also added that one good thing was that they would have got a second chance, had they lost the game.
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