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newscricket13 days ago

BBL 2021-22 | Sam Billings locked in by Sydney Thunder for BBL 11

Sam Billings has been re-signed by Sydney Thunder ahead of the Big Bash League 2021-22, and will be reuniting with fellow countryman Alex Hales once again. The wicket-keeper batsman enjoyed a productive run last season, aggregating 260 runs from 10 innings at an impressive strike-rate of 142.
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newscricket20 days ago

BBL 2021-22 | Alex Hales re-signs with Sydney Thunder

Alex Hales has been re-signed by the Sydney Thunder ahead of the Big Bash League 2021-22. The England opener will link up with his former national side coach Trevor Bayliss, who, in June, was revealed as the franchise’s coach for the coming three seasons.
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newscricket2 months ago

For the last two years I’ve been reminding people that I’m an international quality player, says Alex Hales

Alex Hales, on the back of a match-winning showing, asserted that he sees every tournament as an opportunity to remind people of his quality, and insisted that for 2 years, he’s shown that he’s an international quality player. Hales further compared The Hundred’s intensity to international cricket.
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newscricket2 months ago

Alex Hales’ continued omission must be down to ‘some other reason’, not just drugs, claims Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain, astonished by England’s continued omission of Alex Hales, asserted that the opener’s exclusion cannot be just down to his failed drug test, claiming that there must be ‘some other reason’ for his absence. Despite picking a ‘C’ team against Pakistan, ECB overlooked an in-form Hales.
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newscricket3 months ago

Can’t do anything if people take my ‘respectful’ tweets out of context, says Eoin Morgan

England skipper Eoin Morgan has defended his historic tweets that allegedly belittled and mocked the English of a group of fans, and has claimed that his tweets have been taken out of context. Morgan and Buttler came under fire earlier this month for allegedly mocking fans’ broken English.
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featurecricket5 months ago

Losing Ben Stokes is not ideal - but in no way is it a season-ending blow for Rajasthan Royals

‘So, now with Ben Stokes ruled out, how do Rajasthan stop themselves from finishing 9th in this 8th team competition?’
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket6 months ago

No change in England’s stance on Alex Hales, confirms Eoin Morgan

England skipper Eoin Morgan downplayed the possibility of handing a comeback to Alex Hales, and insisted that the opener, as things stand, is not in England’s plans in any format. Hales, who was a white-ball regular for England until 2019, had a fallout with Morgan following a failed drug test.
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featurecricket6 months ago

IPL 2021 | One injury replacement player for each of the 8 IPL franchises 

We are hardly a month away from the commencement of the 2021 IPL that will also mark back the return of the cash-rich league to the country, after last year, UAE had to host the league owing to the pandemic. It was recently announced that it would be played between April 9 and May 30. 
Harshit Anand
featurecricket7 months ago

SC Analysis | SportsCafe's 'best and worst' picks from the 2021 IPL auction

Pablo Escobar once burnt $2 million in cash to keep his family warm in the midst of a wave of cold, and today in Chennai, many an IPL franchise channelled their inner Escobar - just in a different way. But, leaving morals aside, everything's fine as long as it serves the purpose, isn’t it?
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newscricket8 months ago

BBL 2020-21 | Feels like the peak of my career; not thinking about England return, postulates Alex Hales

After being axed from the England squad two years ago, Alex Hales has stated that it feels like the peak of his career while not thinking about a possible England return. He also insisted he isn’t overly worried about it and is only thinking of enjoying his cricket across the globe in the T20s.
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