featurecricket19 days ago

“I’d love to see Netherlands play Test cricket one day” - Max O’Dowd reflects on the rise of budding Netherlands team

Five years after their heroics in the 2014 WT20, the Netherlands are on the rise once again, and now find themselves among the Top 13 ODI teams in the world. At the heart of their rise has been opener Max O’Dowd, who exemplifies the quality of youngsters coming through the ranks in Dutch Cricket.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket25 days ago

Euro T20 Slam | Faf du Plessis signs up for Belfast Titans

South African skipper Faf du Plessis will represent Irish Franchise Belfast Titans in the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam which is set to kick off later this year. du Plessis will join his teammate JP Duminy who was also snapped up by the Belfast Titans to represent them this season.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Senior players were deliberately under-performing at the World Cup, says Gulbadin Naib

Gulbadin Naib has allegedly criticized the senior players in the side for deliberately under-performing in a miserable World Cup campaign that saw Afghanistan return home with nine losses and no points from their matches. Naib was appointed captain of the side only in April this year.
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newscricketa month ago

Euro Slam 2019 | WIll miss Indian players, always great to play with them, states Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan has said that he would have loved it if Indian players were allowed to be a part of the upcoming Euro T20 Slam but is excited to play along with some of the retired cricketers. Earlier, Anil Kumble had also stated that the BCCI should let players participate in such tournaments.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Euro T20 Slam | Rashid Khan picked as marquee player for Rotterdam Rhinos

In the players’ draft for the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam, Rashid Khan was picked as marquee player by Rotterdam Rhinos while Eoin Morgan will represent Dublin Chiefs along with Babar Azam. Meanwhile, Belfast Titans got Shahid Afridi and Glasgow Giants had Brendon McCullum and Dale Steyn.
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newscricketa month ago

Afghanistan Cricket Board hand one-year suspension to chief selector and team manager

The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) have decided to hand one-year suspensions to chief selector Dawlat Ahmadzai, and team manager, Naweed Sayem following the team’s poor show in the World Cup. The decision to suspend the duo was taken after a board meeting held at Kabul on Saturday.
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featurecricketa month ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | The underwhelming XI of group stage

Prior to the start of every major tournament, there are eyes fixed on certain players, thanks to the reputation they’ve built up, with expectations high to deliver. But sadly, more often than not, players tend to disappoint, leaving the fans to scratch their heads and think “What could have been?”
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

Legends and pundits react as West Indies bow out of the World Cup after beating gritty Afghanistan

Twitter exploded as 18-year-old Ikram Ali Khil scored a thrilling 86 runs against West Indies in both the side's last World Cup match. Windies had managed to put a total of 311 on the scoreboard before Afghanistan failed to chase it down despite starting encouragingly and falling short by 23 runs.
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newscricket2 months ago

8 Things you missed | From Chris Gayle’s pushups to Fabian Allen’s absolute blinder

Hello folks! Your saviour is here! Why saviour you ask? Well buddy, you missed a lot of things that happened during the match between West Indies and Afghanistan. You don't believe me? Here take a look at the eight things you missed in today's match. Thank me later for collecting these moments.
Srijith Gopal
newscricket2 months ago

Twitter trolls Rashid Khan's "strange" reaction against West Indies at Leeds

Twitter explodes to Rashid Khan's strange reaction in the match between West Indies and Afghanistan at Leeds today. As the batsman hit the ball to long-on, Rashid Khan found a better angle to watch the ball sailing up which made cricket fans to go mad on their Twitter handles.
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