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newscricket3 months ago

WI vs SA | Indebted to Wiaan Mulder for helping me claim hat-trick, quips Keshav Maharaj

Keshav Maharaj, who on Monday became the second ever South African to take a Test hat-trick, quipped that the ‘hat-trick ball’ he bowled was not the greatest, and thanked Wiaan Mulder for grabbing a blinder. Mulder dove to his right and took a stunning reflex catch to help Maharaj get the hat-trick.
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newscricket3 months ago

WI vs SA | I’ve already learnt that bowlers keep coming at you relentlessly in Test cricket, reveals Kyle Verreynne

Kyle Verreynne, who gutted out a 89-ball 27 on Friday, revealed that, in just two Tests, he’s realized that, unlike domestic cricket, there are no ‘easy’ passages of play at the international level. Verreynne, who strung a 87-run partnership with Elgar, revealed that he was guided by his skipper.
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newscricket3 months ago

WI vs SA | Definitely expect Windies to bounce back in second Test, admits Dean Elgar

South Africa captain Dean Elgar has stated that he expects West Indies to bounce back after their loss in the first Test in St Lucia ( by an innings and 63 runs) and cited his personal experience of home teams bouncing back. The Proteas leader said he would ideally bat first in the second Test.
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newscricket3 months ago

WI vs SA | Very much impressed by the win; collective effort from the entire team, states Dean Elgar

After a win by an innings and 63 runs, South African skipper Dean Elgar has stated that he is very much impressed with the collective effort of the team in their win over the Windies. He also praised the batting unit, who scored 322 on a tough surface before crediting the bowlers for their efforts.
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newscricket3 months ago

WI vs SA | It was a special feeling to get a fifer after a few four-fers, stresses Lungi Ngidi

After ending up with figures of 5/19, Lungi Ngidi has admitted that it was a special feeling for him to end the five-wicket-haul draught after picking multiple four-fers in his Test career. Ngidi stated that the bowling unit wanted to be ruthless before talking about his work on the out-swinger.
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newscricket3 months ago

WI vs SA | Would like to see some new initiative to spark the Black Lives Matter movement again, calls Jason Holder

Ahead of the series against South Africa, Jason Holder has called for a new initiative that would spark the Black Lives Matter movement once again. On the other hand, South Africa’s new skipper Dean Elgar admitted that the South African players would be part of the campaign in their own way.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Dean Elgar has been a good batsman who has played great knocks — but that will no longer suffice

On March 4, 2021, Cricket South Africa officially announced that Dean Elgar would be taking over as the captain in Test cricket. It was a decision that surprised none; if anything, CSA made the call two years too late. But if this rebuild is to be successful, Elgar would need to up his game.
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newscricket4 months ago

WI vs SA | Need to play more cricket and better cricket, skill level should improve, admits Dean Elgar

Ahead of the long tour to West Indies, South Africa’s new skipper Dean Elgar has admitted that the Proteas need to play more and better cricket while improving their skill level. Elgar pointed out that the players have been frustrated in the past for having limited access to international cricket.
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newscricket6 months ago

Test captaincy is going to be tough but looking forward to the challenge, insists Dean Elgar 

South Africa's newly-appointed Test captain Dean Elgar pretty well knows that his new job is going to be a tough challenge but asserted that he is also up for the task. The Protean also added that he's going to be the same guy like before and feels fortunate enough to have got the leadership role.
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newscricket7 months ago

Dean Elgar named Proteas’ Test skipper; Temba Bavuma takes over the limited-overs duty

Cricket South Africa, on Thursday, has announced that opener Dean Elgar has been appointed as the skipper of the Test side after Quinton de Kock stepped down as the skipper, across formats. Meanwhile, the Proteas have named Temba Bavuma as the skipper for the upcoming World Cup events.
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