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featurecricket5 months ago

Rory Burns’ injury opens new door for England heading to Lanka

“Sweet are the uses of adversity,  Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.” As adversity came England’s way, in the form of Rory Burns’ injury, and it is now up to the management to turn that venom into a life-saver. 
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newscricket5 months ago

England likely to recall Keaton Jennings for Sri Lanka tour

Keaton Jennings is all set to make a return to the English Test side, with him primed to fill in for the injured Rory Burns for the tour of Sri Lanka. Burns, on the eve of the Newlands Test, has suffered a damage to his ankle ligaments, an injury which ruled him out of the South Africa tour.
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newscricket5 months ago

Always learn on the go, admits Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah in an exclusive interview to Hindustan Times recalled how he used adaptability to be his main strength in the South Africa tour before which he was an unknown entity in Test matches. Further, he recalled his performances in South Africa, England and Australia that shaped his career.
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newscricket5 months ago

On days when your yorkers are out of place variations become saviour, reveals Jasprit Bumrah

Speaking about his bag of tricks, Jasprit Bumrah shared that variations help out a bowler in dire times when the stock ball isn’t landing right. The India quick recalled his comical dismissal of Englishman Keaton Jennings with a viscous inswinger revealing that he believed in his own skill set.
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featurecricket7 months ago

World XI of Test Cricketers that can conquer Indian fortress

Since 2013, eight countries have tried to conquer the mighty Indian team in their own backyard and all eight have returned empty-handed. Their dominance has reached such absurd heights where it seems like the only way to trump them would be by forming a World XI and even that seems like a long shot.
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newscricketa year ago

VIDEO | Ben Stokes gets “luckiest” wicket on “worst ball of his career”

There are two kinds of people – one who believes in fate and the other who believes in luck. Fortunately, for the audience present in Kensington Oval, both the kinds were present as they witnessed a first-hand experience of both when Ben Stokes dismissed John Campbell in a terrible ball.
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newscricket2 years ago

VIDEO | Colombo stray dog storms pitch in match against England to bring back memories of 2008 IPL

Every once in a while, a dog enters the cricket stadium, and though it creates chaos for a while, it is always fun to see on television. While it mostly happens in India, a stray dog in Colombo entered the field of play to delay Jonny Bairstow’s century and also gave some time for people to enjoy.
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newscricket2 years ago

VIDEO | Keaton Jennings outdoes MS Dhoni with stupendous reflexes to dismiss Karunaratne

With the changing dynamics of the modern day cricket, the one mental aspect that cricketers had to develop was anticipation. And England’s Keaton Jennings proved that he has a God mode when it comes to anticipatory power as he showed unreal reflexes to send Dimuth Karunaratne back to pavilion.
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newscricket2 years ago

VIDEO | Niroshan Dickwella’s animated persuasion costs Sri Lanka two reviews

Technology has seeped deep into modern cricket to keep the game free of errors as much as possible, so much so that even the umpires become irrelevant at times. Niroshan Dickwella still decided to use all his persuasive powers on the official that led his side to lose two consecutive reviews.
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newscricket2 years ago

Keaton Jennings: At the end of the day, I’m a happy and positive person

England opener Keaton Jennings was all optimistic about his current dip in form in the ongoing series win against India as he claimed that his happy and optimistic demeanor has helped him keep going. Jennings has scored 130 runs averaging 32.5 from the four matches he played in this series.
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