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newscricket6 days ago

IPL 2020 | Graeme Smith hints at South African players’ participation after travel restriction confusion

After South African players pulled out of the CPL 2020, Graeme Smith has stated that the IPL is a priority plan for them with the hint that all the contracted players will be flying to the UAE for the league. Meanwhile, Cricket South Africa have postponed their tour of West Indies and Sri Lanka.
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featurecricket19 days ago

What I learnt from watching the 3TC in South Africa

There wasn’t a lot of cricketing action in South Africa, actually, none before their brain-child three-team cricket was played on Saturday. But, it wasn’t normal cricket, it wasn’t any of that 20, 50 over or red-ball stuff, it was a new concept-driven by cricket’s direction.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa month ago

IPL SRL | CSK vs MI Evaluation Chart - Mumbai’s team effort pours water on du Plessis’ fire power

When the two best teams in the IPL meet fans expect magic to happen but today’s game was pretty one-sided in Mumbai Indians’ favour. Despite du Plessis’ 77 (off 46), it was the opening partnership of 106 between Rohit and QDK that turned out to be match-winning as CSK were handed an 8-wicket defeat.
Sritama Panda
newscricketa month ago

Jasprit Bumrah and Jofra Archer are similar type bowlers, claims Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis has claimed that Jasprit Bumrah and Jofra Archer are ‘similar type’ bowlers owing to their ability to use their wrists to generate extra pace. While remembering how South Africa were outplayed in the 2018 ODI series, du Plessis claimed that it was a contest between ‘boys and men’.
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newscricketa month ago

Lot of thinking cricketers in the dressing room reason behind CSK’s success, reveals Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis has revealed that a lot of thinking cricketers, in a calm and composed dressing room, is the reason behind the three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings’ success. The former South Africa captain was signed by CSK in the 2011 IPL and has been a part of the team ever since.
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newscricket2 months ago

South Africa Test captaincy would mean a lot, admits Dean Elgar

Veteran batsman Dean Elgar has expressed his desire to lead the South African Test side, replacing Faf du Plessis, who stepped down as skipper before the COVID-19 pandemic. While Quinton de Kock was named the captain of the limited-overs sides, CSA is yet to appoint a Test skipper.
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newscricket2 months ago

Both T20 World Cup and IPL 2020 still feasible, opines Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis is of the opinion that both the Indian Premier League and the T20 World Cup in Australia could go ahead in the same year with some alteration in the calendar. Faf also believes that cricket should be resumed with a short two-match series or the IPL, but not with a long series.
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newscricket3 months ago

Virat Kohli is like Roger Federer; Smith more like Rafael Nadal, compares AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers has compared Virat Kohli and Steve Smith to the likes of Tennis stars - Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, with one talented and the other doing amazing things at the crease. The South African has also added that in cricket, he just hangs out with one or two in South Africa.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Champions League SRL | CSK vs Notts Evaluation Chart - Chennai register trademark win over lacklustre Notts

CSK strolled to a comfortable six-wicket victory over an erratic Nottinghamshire side to stretch their unbeaten run in this SRL to four matches. After the bowlers did a fine job to restrict Notts to 156, the trio of Dhoni, Rayudu and du Plessis finished the job off for the Men in Yellow.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 months ago

Champions League SRL | CSK vs PZ Evaluation Chart - Bowlers to the fore as Chennai demolish Peshawar

Chennai Super Kings put up an absolute domineering performance in their second round of Champions League SRL to beat Peshawar Zalmi by a margin of 81 runs. While the batsmen called shots in the last game, bowlers were the major string-puller this time to ensure a complete performance.
Bastab K Parida