newscricket2 days ago

Graeme Smith advises ABD to give up captaincy and Test cricket

Former South African skipper Graeme Smith has advised AB de Villiers to give up captaincy and Test cricket in order to focus on the 2019 World Cup and increase the longevity of his career. Smith also suggested that de Villiers had been wrongly criticised for wanting an out from the longest format.
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newscricket2 days ago

Virat Kohli retains the number one spot in ICC T20 batsmen rankings

Indian skipper Virat Kohli continued dominating the T20 batsmen rankings and retained the number one spot with 799 rating points in the recently released rankings by ICC. Jasprit Bumrah retained the number two spot in the bowler rankings while Yuvraj Singh featured fifth on the list of all-rounders.
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newscricket3 days ago

AB de Villiers : Will meet CSA in August to decide my future

South African skipper AB de Villiers stated that he would meet Cricket South Africa (CSA) in August to decide his future and role in the team. The 33-year old also clarified that whoever will be put in charge of the team would be handed the reins for a span of years, and not for a particular series.
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newscricket5 days ago

WATCH | AB de Villiers takes catch without seeing the ball

While the world knows AB de Villiers as the player who is an exceptional talent, yesterday, he managed to pull off a catch that left even the great South African skipper in shock. Against England with visibility being quite poor, de Villiers was able to take a catch trusting his instincts purely.
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newscricket5 days ago

WATCH : Jason Roy adjudged out for obstructing the field

English opener Jason Roy has become the first batsman in the T20 history to be dismissed for obstructing the field in the second T20I against South Africa yesterday. While rushing back after being denied a run by Liam Livingston, Roy ran across the pitch and the ball struck him on his boot.
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newscricket9 days ago

Michael Hussey : Underdogs Pakistan played at their best in the final

Former Australian batsman Micheal Hussey feels that underdogs Pakistan were deserved to be the champion of the CT and they played their best cricket in the final. Hussey also added that tournament plays are about peaking at the right time and Pakistan did just that to clinch their maiden title.
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newscricket9 days ago

Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah rise in ODI Player Rankings

Indian opener Rohit Sharma has gained three slots to reach 10th position in the rankings for batsmen, while speedster Jasprit Bumrah rose 19 places to the 24th spot among the bowlers. Sharma was the second highest run-scorer in the Champions Trophy with 304 runs whilst guiding India to the final.
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newscricket10 days ago

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 | Kohli, Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar make team of the tournament

Indian skipper Virat Kohli bagged the fourth spot in the batting line up of the ICC Champions Trophy team of the tournament while Shikhar Dhawan was picked to open the innings. Bhuvneshwar Kumar led the pace attack, while Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed was named the captain of the team.
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newscricket10 days ago

Pakistan rise to the sixth spot in the ODI rankings

Following their wins against South Africa, England and India, Pakistan have displaced Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to take over the sixth spot in the ICC ODI rankings. Pakistan handed a crushing 180-run defeat to arch-rivals India in the final of the Champions Trophy to clinch their maiden title.
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newscricket11 days ago

ICC Champions Trophy | Kohli hints at unchanged Indian lineup for the final

Virat Kohli has hinted at playing an unchanged team for the Champions Trophy final against Pakistan today. This means that Hardik Pandya will feature in the final as the Indian skipper is reluctant to change a winning combination. Kohli expected all the players to give more than 100% in the final.
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