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VIDEO | Matthew Forde brilliantly impersonates Cottrell salute celebration after Kelly dismissal

Thanks to his salute celebration, Sheldon Cottrell is slowly turning himself into a cult figure and his celebration found its presence in the ongoing U19 World Cup. Windies’ Matthew Forde, after dismissing Aussie Corey Kelly, brilliantly impersonated Cottrell's salute to celebrate the dismissal.
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reportcricket9 hours ago

ICC U19 World Cup | UAE, Bangladesh start off with thumping wins

UAE completed a comprehensive victory over Canada by beating them by 8 wickets thanks to a brilliant 102* by Figy John while Bangladesh absolutely thrashed Zimbabwe by 9 wickets in a rain-affected game. Elsewhere, West Indies bowlers starred as they beat Australia by three wickets.
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newscricket9 hours ago

Twitter reacts to Australia's 'New Steve Smith' unleashing MS Dhoni's helicopter shot in U19 WC

Aussie youngster Jake Fraser-McGurk, whose style of batting and idiosyncrasies has a striking resemblance to Steve Smith, announced himself to the world on Saturday with an immaculate 84 in the U19 WC. And in a moment of genius, the teen proved that not only is he Smith's clone, but MS Dhoni's too.
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featurecricket2 days ago

AB de Villiers and a long-standing soap opera in South African cricket

Drama, excitement and controversy - name it and you will find it all in this episode of AB de Villiers’ return to the South African national team. It has been a really really long soap-opera now, running almost for two editions of Cricket World Cup, with dialogue and a place closer than ever.
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newscricket2 days ago

Was singled out like it was all my fault, feels Moeen Ali

England all-rounder Moeen Ali has shared that he is frustrated on being singled out by critics, who blamed him for the team’s bad performance. Ali, while admitting that he didn’t perform well, pointed out that there wasn’t much he could have done but still was criticised like it was all his fault.
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newscricket2 days ago

Want to play T20 World Cup and exit, confirms Mohammad Hafeez

Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez on Friday said he will retire from international cricket after the Twenty20 World Cup later this year. The 38-year-old former skipper was recalled to Pakistan's Twenty20 side for the series against Bangladesh starting in Lahore from January 24.
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newscricket2 days ago

Wouldn’t take return to ODI cricket completely out of equation, admits AB de Villiers

Days after expressing his desire to play for South Africa in the T20 World Cup, AB de Villiers has now revealed that he wouldn’t take a return to ODI cricket out of the equation as well. De Villiers had made an attempt to feature for South Africa at last year’s World Cup, which fell through.
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newscricket2 days ago

Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal are frontline choices over Kusal Perera, clarifies Sri Lanka selector

Sri Lanka’s chief selector Ashantha de Mel justified the non-selection of Kusal Perera in the Test squad for the tour of Zimbabwe by saying that seniors Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal were always the frontline options. Sri Lanka will play two Tests against Zimbabwe, starting from January 19.
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newscricket2 days ago

PAK vs BAN | Mushfiqur Rahim pulls out of T20Is vs Pakistan

Mushfiqur Rahim has made himself unavailable for the T20I series against Pakistan, which will start on January 24, owing to reasons unknown. Bangladesh, who are already handicapped due to Shakib Al Hasan’s absence, are scheduled to play three T20Is, two Tests and one ODI in Pakistan.
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newscricket2 days ago

SA vs ENG | Kagiso Rabada banned for one Test after 'over the top' celebration

Kagiso Rabada will miss the fourth Test against England in Johannesburg after being handed a demerit point for his animated celebration when Joe Root was dismissed on Day 1. The incident has resulted in Rabada accumulating four demerit points, subsequently meaning he'd be banned for one Test.
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