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Heath Streak banned for eight years after being found guilty of corruption

Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak, who was KKR’s bowling coach in IPL 2018, has been handed an 8-year ban for breaching ICC's Anti-Corruption Code. A total of five charges were levelled against Streak for his role as the coach of Zimbabwe between 2016-2018 and as the coach of various franchises.
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newscricket4 hours ago

Reports | Delhi Capitals sweating on Anrich Nortje's availability after contradicting COVID reports 

Delhi Capitals have been left in state of confusion after pacer Anrich Nortje tested positive in one of the three COVID tests that he has undergone since his arrival in India. The Proteas pacer had missed Delhi's opening game against Chennai Super Kings due to  his late arrival in the country. 
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newscricket6 hours ago

IPL 2021 | Fear of failure pushes me to focus on the basics, reveals AB de Villiers

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s AB de Villiers, who for the umpteenth time dragged his team over the line last week, revealed that he is motivated by ‘fear of failure’ and asserted that he values spending time at the crease. De Villiers stated that he always looks to try and play the situation.
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newscricket6 hours ago

Babar Azam ends Virat Kohli’s four-year stay at top as Number one ODI batsman

Babar Azam has become the first batsman not named Virat Kohli to be ranked the Number one ODI batsman since October 2017 as on Wednesday, the Pakistan skipper reached the top of the batsman’s rankings. Azam’s 94 in the 3rd ODI vs SA meant that his last 5 ODI scores read 94, 31, 103, 125 and 77*.
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newscricket9 hours ago

IPL 2021 | Eoin Morgan’s failed glory-hit was the game’s turning point, opines Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan, reviewing the Mumbai vs Kolkata game, pin-pointed Eoin Morgan’s dismissal as the turning point of the game and opined that a rush of blood forced the KKR skipper to needlessly go for a glory hit. Pathan further noted that KKR did not go hard in the powerplay despite losing no wickets.
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newscricket10 hours ago

IPL 2021 | Kept tossing the ball to Gill as I knew he cannot keep hitting sixes, reveals Rahul Chahar

Rahul Chahar, who bagged the Man of the Match award versus KKR for bowling a remarkable spell, revealed that he targeted Shubman Gill’s weakness and kept tossing the ball, knowing very well that the right-hander would eventually falter. The ploy worked like a charm as Gill holed out to long off.
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newscricket10 hours ago

IPL 2021 | Either Rana or Gill should have finished game, it's a shameful defeat, blasts Virender Sehwag 

Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag, in a no holds barred assault, termed KKR's defeat against Mumbai 'shameful' and reckoned that one of the openers should have batted till the end. He also added that Kolkata didn't show the intent that their skipper Eoin Morgan had promised earlier.
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newscricket10 hours ago

IPL 2021 | Should have crossed the line, not going to make excuses, rues Andre Russell

Kolkata Knight Riders star all-rounder Andre Russell was gutted with the loss against Mumbai Indians and insisted that KKR should have won the game and there can be no excuses for their display. He also added KKR will look to move forward strongly from this defeat, having played good cricket.
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newscricket10 hours ago

IPL 2021 | Had massive performance anxieties earlier in the league, reveals Harshal Patel

Harshal Patel, who starred in the opening fixture for RCB, has revealed that he used to have performance anxiety, earlier in the IPL. He also revealed that he looked back at the IPL 2018 where he didn't get many opportunities to play for the Delhi and termed that experience 'insulting' for him.
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newscricket10 hours ago

India to travel with larger squad to England after postponement of A series

Due to COVID-19 concerns, India A's tour England has been postponed and now the senior Indian men's team will travel to England with a larger squad instead. Earlier, India A were scheduled to lock horns with England Lions and the senior Indian side ahead of Test series against England.
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