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newscricket5 days ago

Murali, Malinga and Steyn among toughest to bat against, reveals Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor has suggested that he has found Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan and Lasith Malinga alongside South Africa’s Dale Steyn toughest to bowl to in international cricket. Taylor further added that the Sri Lankan duo troubles him the most with their unique bowling actions.
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newscricketa month ago

Would like to take on challenge of facing Jasprit Bumrah, asserts Shan Masood

Shan Masood has admitted that he would like to take on the challenge of facing the right-arm Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah, in International cricket. On top of that, Masood also has revealed that Australia’s Pat Cummins is one of the toughest bowlers that he has faced, after their battle last year.
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featurecricketa month ago

Dishant Yagnik and the effortlessness of embracing the Royals culture

It was Apr 17, 2012. The scene was Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur when a certain young lad from the same city stood numb, unsure about what the fuss was about. Johan Botha and the rest of the Rajasthan Royals' squad raced to the middle to jump on him, with Brad Hodge running for a high-five.
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newscricket2 months ago

Ian Gould told me he was afraid to give Sachin out on 190, jokes Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn, who was at the receiving end of Sachin Tendulkar’s double-century in Gwalior in 2010, recalled how umpire Ian Gould turned down a plumb LBW call as he was scared to rule Sachin out on 190. Steyn further revealed how intimidating it was to bowl to Sachin on his home ground, the Wankhede.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Champions League SRL | MI vs Stars Evaluation Chart - Pollard pyrotechnics propels MI to victory after initial hiccup

Kieron Pollard turned crisis man once again for Mumbai Indians, as his blitzy and responsible 59 runs ensured a five-wicket annihilation of Melbourne Stars in the Champions League SRL today. While Mumbai top order failed to make any big contribution, Pandya brothers’ cameo helped Pollard big-time.
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newscricket2 months ago

Had difficulties in facing Dale Steyn and Brett Lee, reveals Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma, in an Instagram chat with Mohammad Shami, revealed that Dale Steyn and Brett Lee were the bowlers he found the toughest to face during his early days, due to the duo’s sheer pace. Rohit further added that he liked the look of both Rabada and Hazlewood amongst the current lot.
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newscricket2 months ago

No Indians in Dale Steyn’s All-time XI; AB de Villiers also misses out

Dale Steyn has named his All-time XI where a host of big names are missing, including Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and fellow South African AB de Villiers. However, his list did attract a place for both Kumar Sangakkara and Brett Lee in an otherwise all South African all-time XI for the pacer.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Super Sixes SRL | IND vs SA Evaluation Chart - Openers help India demolish South Africa in a must-win game

The game was the epitome of everything T20 has to offer - runs, wickets and some brilliant cameos throughout the game and ultimately India came out of on the top. India’s win was aided by the support of the majestic Indian openers alongside some dominant display coming in from the bowlers.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Super Sixes SRL | SA vs ENG Evaluation Chart - Styen on fire as South Africa secure Super Over honours

South Africa eventually had the last laugh in a thrilling game of T20 cricket, thanks to some stellar bowling efforts from Dale Steyn. Earlier, Jos Buttler and Joe Root did all they could to get a straightforward victory but fate had some other plans as it was finally decided in a Super Over.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Super Sixes SRL | SA vs NZ Evaluation Chart - Splendid bowling effort leads SA to easy 12-run win

After a Temba Bavuma special with the bat, South African bowlers did well to restrict New Zealand from opening their arms in their way to a 12-run victory. While Seifert threatened to take the game away towards the end, it was too little too late as NZ were left to rue their middle-over approach.
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