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featurecricket22 days ago

Vitality Blast watch ft. Ben Stokes, Devon Conway, Kyle Jamieson and Joe Root

Part 2 of Vitality Blast 2021 oversaw a considerably weak field owing to the absence of English national players, but, nevertheless, there was no paucity of fireworks thanks to the Kiwis. Devon Conway, CDG and Glenn Phillips all produced memorable performances to light up the competition.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa month ago

Certainly respect what the Kiwis do on international stage; they played outstandingly, admits Tim Paine

Tim Paine has hailed Kane Williamson led New Zealand for playing outstandingly after the Black Caps beat India by eight wickets in the World Test Championship final, which the Australian skipper had voted in India's favour. Paine also said other teams cannot take anything away from New Zealand.
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featurecricketa month ago

Nice guys New Zealand certainly finished l̶a̶s̶t̶ first

New Zealand not only came into this final as the nice guys but also as the favourites, so would they finally put an end to the ‘nice guys finish last’ quote. But will they turn another page in the same notebook?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa month ago

Kane Williamson-led New Zealand side is the best team in the country's history, claims Sir Richard Hadlee

Sir Richard Hadlee has heaped praise on the New Zealand Test side and has termed the Kane Williamson-led side the best in the country's history. The 69-year-old called it a special day in New Zealand's cricket history and claimed that the Kiwis thoroughly deserved to win the title.
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newscricketa month ago

The Hundred | Southern Brave name de Kock and Conway as replacements for Warner, Stoinis

Devon Conway and Quinton de Kock, who recently took the world by storm in whites, have been named as overseas replacements for David Warner and Marcus Stoinis by Southern Brave for the Hundred. The Australian duo of Warner and Stoinis opted out of the tournament, due to their conflicting schedules.
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newscricketa month ago

Would have liked for the game to be extended till a result is achieved, expresses Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin has expressed that he, personally, would have wanted the WTC Final rules to be such that the match will only come to a conclusion when one of the two sides manage to achieve an outright result. As per the rules, however, IND and NZ will share the trophy in case of a draw.
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newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | Indian pacers are not genuine swing bowlers, claims Simon Doull

Simon Doull is of the opinion that Indian pacers are not genuine swing bowlers, and believes that attributed to them struggling with the ball on Day 3. Doull said India had enough time to prepare but admitted that match practice is something that provides better preparation for the players.
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featurecricketa month ago

WTC Final | Rose Bowl Day 3 Talking Points: Kyle Jamieson’s five-tune and New Zealand openers counter-approach

India, starting the day at 146/3, quickly found their foot away from the peddle, with Kyle Jamieson’s brilliant spell reducing them to just 217 runs in the first innings. In reply, the Kiwi openers batted with tremendous patience against the Indian new-ball bowlers before ending day on 101/2.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa month ago

The Gameplan | How India can target New Zealand's batting and win the World Test Championship final

After toiling for no less than 2 years, everything comes down to this for the Kohli-led Indian side: The World Test Championship final. Win it and they make history, lose it and the 24-month long toil will count for nothing. The two sides are evenly matched, but how exactly can India hurt the Kiwis?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month ago

How Devon Conway’s absurd off-season drills gear him up for the ultimate challenge

Devon Conway is currently the man of the moment for New Zealand, but there is more to the southpaw than just talent. Conway puts in strenuous efforts during the off-season, and his coach Glenn Pocknall takes us through the drills his ward goes through in order to attain excellence.
Anirudh Suresh