newscricket21 days ago

IND vs SL | Twitter reacts as Siraj's over-aggression manufactures run-out to send Kohli into splits

Pacers often take the flak for unnecessarily displaying aggression on the field with their sledging and antics with the ball. Mohammed Siraj was the latest proponent of such behaviour on Sunday but his tactics bizarrely led to a comical run-out that had the whole team trying to control its laughter.
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newscricket24 days ago

IND vs SL | Twitter hails Axar Patel as perfect Jadeja successor after he smacks 12 runs off one ball

All-rounders remain cricket's most precious assets, especially someone like Ravindra Jadeja who has been the cornerstone of a highly successful Indian outfit. However, Axar Patel ensured his absence was not felt with another incredible cameo on Thursday, including 12 runs off a single ball.
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newscricket29 days ago

IND vs SL | Twitter reacts as Suryakumar Yadav's signature shot leaves skipper Hardik Pandya mesmerized

Suryakumar Yadav is currently going through red hot form in T20I cricket and he displays it with fluent stroke making time and again. Suryakumar once again played some sublime shots including his signature shot over leg-side against Sri Lanka in the third T20I which impressed captain Hardik Pandya.
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newscricket2 months ago

LPL 2022 | Twitter reacts to Nuwan Pradeep’s unwanted headshot for Azam Khan leading him to leave field on stretcher

Cricket fields often see unfortunate incidents that sometimes even turn horrifying for the players. While keeping behind the stumps, Azam Khan was struck on his forehead by Nuwan Pradeep, and it was so terrible for the Pakistani player that the support staff had to carry him off on a stretcher.
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newscricket2 months ago

LPL 2022 | Twitter reacts as Chamika Karunaratne's gruesome catch attempt leaves him with bloody mouth and four missing teeth

Cricket might not be a contact sport but it still involves a leather ball and a wooden willow which can cause immense damage if encountered with in unfortunate ways. Chamika Karunaratne learned that lesson after a ball landed right on his teeth while attempting a catch to leave him spilling blood.
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newscricket2 months ago

Sri Lanka Cricket hands Chamika Karunaratne hefty fine and one-year suspended ban for player contract violations

Sri Lankan all-rounder Chamika Karunaratne has been given a one-year suspended ban from all formats by the cricketing authority in his nation owing to violations of several clauses in his player contract. The player will also have to pay USD 5,000 to the board after he pleaded guilty to all charges.
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newscricket7 months ago

SL vs PAK | Sri Lanka names 18-member squad for Pakistan Test series

Sri Lanka cricket have named an 18-member squad for the upcoming two-match Test series from July 16 against Pakistan at home. The squad includes the omission of several players namely Praveen Jayawickrama, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lakshitha Manasinghe, and Chamika Karunaratne from the previous series.
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newscricket11 months ago

WATCH | Shreyas Iyer smashes Chamika Karunaratne a stylish six downtown during India's 2nd T20I against Sri Lanka

Right-handed middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer struck a six like a tennis style forehand smash during India's second T20I against Sri Lanka in Dharamsala. Shreyas' shot came against Sri Lanka's fast bowler Chamika Karunaratne in the 11th over during India's chase after they were being set 184.
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featurecricket2 years ago

Lessons and positives for Sri Lanka from their 2-1 T20I series win over India

Sri Lanka finally got past the Indian challenge in the shortest format in a bilateral series, 2-1 after trailing the series 0-1 post the first T20I. While the Island nation might still need to get past the qualifier stage, this series certainly painted a lot of positives with several lessons learnt.
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newscricket2 years ago

SL vs IND | We have the ability to score 350, hopeful of doing it in the next game, says Chamika Karunaratne

Chamika Karunaratne, who top scored for Sri Lanka in the 1st ODI, claimed that the hosts could have posted a competitive total had batters converted starts, but insisted that the side has the potential to post 350. Karunaratne also admitted that, with the ball, SL lost the game in the powerplay.
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