newscricket2 days ago

WATCH | Steve Smith given out despite camera showing Jos Buttler grounding the ball

While umpiring errors are a common thing in cricket, it is very rare to see the third umpire making an error after watching the replays. In the 3rd ODI, replays suggested that Jos Buttler had grounded Steve Smith's catch, but the third umpire didn't overturn the soft-signal and gave Smith out.
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newscricket6 days ago

Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and Cheteshwar Pujara feature in ICC Test team of the year

Virat Kohli, along with Cheteshwar Pujara and R Ashwin, has been picked in the ICC Team of the year with the Indian skipper being chosen to lead that side as well. South Africa and Australia also have three representatives in the team while English players grabbed the last two places.
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newscricket6 days ago

Virat Kohli named ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year

The ICC have named Virat Kohli as their ICC ODI cricketer of the year for his tremendous performance in 2017. Kohli, who scored six centuries in 2017, averaged an incredible 76.84 last year that pushed his career average to 55.74, which is the highest ever for a player from a full member nation.
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newscricket11 days ago

Kepler Wessels calls Virat Kohli best batsmen in the world and Smith "phenomenal"

Kepler Wessels has named Virat Kohli as the best batsmen in the world right now but saved some praise for Steve Smith as well calling his style of putting up runs as phenomenal. The former Australia and South Africa player has opined that India have now become a dominant team on cricket circuit.
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newscricket14 days ago

New Perth stadium likely to host first Test between India and Australia

The new Perth Stadium is reportedly ready to host its first ever Test between Australia and India in late November or early December. The ground will be officially open for play on January 28 with the ODI game between Australia and England as it failed to host the third Ashes Test last month.
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newscricket16 days ago

WATCH | Steve Smith left stunned as Marsh brothers decide to celebrate before ball goes dead

Cricket has had a long history with comedy of error moments that have forced games to take unexpected twist and turns. The Ashes witnessed one such incident as the Marsh brothers decided to celebrate Mitch’s century midway on the pitch while the ball was still in play, leaving Steve Smith incensed.
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newscricket19 days ago

Axar Patel to make just 6.75 crores despite being Punjab’s lone retention

Even though Kings XI Punjab let go of 12.5 cr after retaining just 1 player, in the shape of Axar Patel, in the retention event, he will not be paid the same amount. According to the rules set-up by the IPL, a retained player would be paid the same amount of money that he had been making earlier.
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featurecricket20 days ago

IPL 2018 | Rahane, Smith or Faulkner? Who will Rajasthan Royals retain ahead of mega auction?

Unlike Chennai, which had built a team of superstars, Royals followed exactly the opposite model by going for players who were not big names but who could potentially contribute better. With Rahul Dravid at the helm, they had planned things better, but they don’t have that luxury this time around.
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newscricketa month ago

Harsha Bhogle chooses Ravindra Jadeja ahead of R Ashwin in his 2017 Test XI

Harsha Bhogle has picked Ravindra Jadeja and ignored Ravichandran Ashwin’s name for his Test team of the year. He chose four Indians and three Australian players in his Test XI for 2017 including the likes of Virat Kohli and Steve Smith as both players piled a lot of runs throughout the year.
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newscricketa month ago

WATCH | Steve Smith mocks James Anderson after being hit by Milos Raonic’s 250kmph serve

Australian captain Steve Smith has been England’s main source of misery in the ongoing Ashes, battering the English bowlers to a pulp with his batting abilities. However, after being hit in the chest by a Milos Raonic fast serve, Smith went on to have a dig at English pacer James Anderson.
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