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featurecricket2 days ago

Is Jonny Bairstow on his way to becoming England’s best ever ODI batsman

Jonny Bairstow’s 3000th ODI run was brought up in the most underwhelming fashion imaginable: a wild flash from the Yorkshireman resulted in the ball taking the outside edge of his bat after which it raced off to the boundary. It came in front of empty stands against the 11th best side in the world.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 days ago

England vs Pakistan | 1st Test at Old Trafford - Statistical Preview

After winning the three-match series 2-1 against Windies, it is time for a series that a lot of cricket aficionados are looking forward to - England vs Pakistan. Can the English batsmen hold onto their perch or will it be the Pakistani seamers who will reign supreme? Let us wait and watch!
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newscricket3 days ago

Hardik Pandya not in top 10 all-rounders in any format, claims Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan is of the opinion that Hardik Pandya, who last played international cricket in September, despite having the potential, is not in the top 10 all-rounders in any format of the game. Pathan feels that a reliable, match-winning all-rounder is the missing piece in the Indian puzzle.
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newscricket3 days ago

One hundred per cent thought of retirement after Southampton snub, reveals Stuart Broad

After being left out of the setup for the first Test, Stuart Broad has revealed that he had 100% per cent thought of retiring from the longest format. Broad has also admitted that he could not understand the decision behind dropping him from the playing XI against West Indies at the Rose Bowl.
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newscricket4 days ago

Reports | England and Australia players might miss IPL 2020’s first week owing to UAE's travel protocols

With England’s limited-overs series against Australia coming to an end on September 16, reports have suggested that they would be forced to miss one week of IPL action owing to self-quarantine. Eoin Morgan, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes and David Warner might miss the first week of the IPL in UAE.
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newscricket5 days ago

IPL 2020 | Dream come true to play alongside likes of Smith and Stokes, states Riyan Parag

Rajasthan Royals’ rising star Riyan Parag has claimed that it was a dream come true for him to play alongside the likes of Steve Smith and Ben Stokes and further heaped praise on the former’s captaincy. The youngster further revealed that he is conscious about not letting success get to his head.
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newscricket8 days ago

Twitter reacts to England winning 'Wisden Trophy' for one last time

What a moment and what a series for Stuart Broad! He was dropped for the first Test, expressed his disappointment then came back and stunned everyone with back-to-back sensational performances. Having won the third Test, England have wrapped up the series 2-1 and will take back the Wisden Trophy.
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newscricket8 days ago

Will try my best to move Sunrisers Hyderabad forward to another IPL title, reveals David Warner

David Warner has stated that getting back Sunrisers Hyderabad captaincy is not redemption, rather a big honour to lead the side with grit and integrity. The Aussie has also added that he will put his thinking cap on in order to do his best and lead Hyderabad to their second IPL title this year.
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newscricket11 days ago

Ben Stokes is in his own league across all formats in world cricket, opines Gautam Gambhir

After his sensational all-round efforts in Manchester, Gautam Gambhir is of the opinion that there is no cricketer in the world who is even close to Ben Stokes. Calling him an ‘impact player,’ Gambhir admitted that it is every captain's dream to have such a utility player in the setup.
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featurecricket11 days ago

Ollie Pope certainly has a ‘Bell’ to him but he’s much more than just that

An uncanny comparison with Ian Bell, Ollie Pope’s career has been largely England’s biggest promise since the turn of this decade, even bigger than the moving Ben Stokes from New Zealand. He walked in when England were in shambles and walked him and them out through the limelight.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam