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featurecricket13 days ago

England in dire need of doing away with Jos Buttler experiment for own good

Sometimes you tend to look at experiments - or strategic moves - by captains on a cricket field and, no matter what potential it has to be successful, you get a gut feeling that it just is wrong. The tactic to elevate Jos Buttler to the opening slot in T20Is seems like an epitome of such a move.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket16 days ago

Twitter reacts to Lungi Ngidi defending seven runs in last over to gift South Africa one-run win

In the first T20I, Lungi Ngidi nullified England's chase with a death-bowling spell off 3 for 10 in two overs, after an opening spell of 0 for 20 to land the team a victory. The impressive part, however, was that he defended seven runs in the last over when it an England win was almost certain.
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featurecricket23 days ago

U-19 World Cup a journey, not a destination

‘Hopefully, it's a memory they cherish for a long time, but hopefully, not the lasting memory and they have many more great moments and bigger things in future,’ said Rahul Dravid after India’s 2018 U-19 World Cup win. It is not the only lasting memory that they have, and then the journey begins.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa month ago

SA v ENG | 3-1 win over South Africa a real squad effort, says Joe Root

Joe Root has put down his England team completing a 3-1 series-win over South Africa away from home to a real squad effort. Root further added that their comeback from losing the first Test in Centurion shows their development as a team and added that the sky was the limit from here on.
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newscricketa month ago

SA vs ENG | Ben Stokes slammed with fine and demerit point over Johannesburg row

Ben Stokes has been slammed with fine and a demerit point for breaching article 2.3 of the ICC code of conduct after he used obscene language while replying to the taunts of a fan. Stokes has accepted the charges levelled against him and sanctions though the demerit point is his first in 24 months.
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newscricketa month ago

Reports | Ben Stokes might face disciplinary action for verbally abusing spectator

Ben Stokes, who was dismissed for just 2 runs in England’s first innings on Friday, could face disciplinary action for verbally abusing a spectator on his way back to the dressing room. Stokes’ foul-mouthed rant was picked up by the host broadcaster and later went viral on social media.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC Test Rankings | Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara stay rooted as Ajinkya Rahane inches up

Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara have maintained their spot at one and six respectively in the ICC Test rankings as Ajinkya Rahane climbed up to eight. Ben Stokes rose o the second spot among all-rounders while Angelo Mathews grabbed the 16th spot with an unbeaten double ton against Zimbabwe.
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newscricketa month ago

Fake-fielding rule is a bit harsh, feels Jonty Rhodes

Jonty Rhodes, who is widely regarded as the greatest fielder to grace the game, has opined that the fake fielding rule is a bit harsh on the fielders, stating that they, just like bowlers, should be allowed to deceive. He has stated that batsmen should be wise enough to know the ball's position.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa month 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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newscricketa month ago

ICC Awards 2019 | It is great to be recognized with ODI player of the year, admits Rohit Sharma

The performances of Rohit Sharma were rewarded as he was named ICC ODI player of the year while Ben Stokes won world player of the year. Deepak Chahar's excellent performance against Bangladesh was the T20I performance of the year while Marnus Labuschagne won emerging player of the year.
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