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newscricketa day ago

PAK vs SA | We’ve tried to prepare for everything and anything in Pakistan, reckons Faf du Plessis

South Africa, who would be facing Pakistan for the first time in the sub-continent since 2007, reckoned that they have tried to prepare for everything in anything in these conditions. He also insisted that the bio-bubble is fatiguing but good composure and mental strength will help get past it.
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newscricketa month ago

SA vs SL | Faf showed leadership qualities, need to find balance between youth and experience, feels De Kock

South African skipper Quinton de Kock lavished high praise on senior batsman Faf du Plessis while highlighting the need to find the balance between youth and experience. South Africa had a relatively young bowling attack for the first Test with the likes of Ngidi, Nortje, Mulder and Lutho Sipamla.
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newscricketa month ago

South Africa appoints Quinton de Kock as Test skipper for 2020-21 season

On Friday, Cricket South Africa confirmed that Quinton de Kock, who is currently the limited-overs skipper, has been named as the Test skipper ahead of the 2020-21 Test season. CSA also confirmed that the uncapped trio of Erwee, Stuurman and Kyle Verreyne have been picked for the Sri Lanka series.
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newscricket2 months ago

SA vs ENG | First ODI postponed after another SA player tests positive

The number of Coronavirus cases in the South African camp increased by one on the match day, which resulted in an unfortunate postponement of the first ODI in Cape Town. As a matter of fact, the match was supposed to have been played at Newlands on Friday but now that will not go ahead.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Questions loom and spots up for grab as Proteas enter first chapter of Mission 2021

After having seen their 2020 get abruptly halted by the pandemic, in March, the Proteas will take to the field for the first time in 8 months when they lock horns with the Three Lions on Friday. But lying on the other side of the welcome break is a handful of questions and healthy headaches.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

PSL 2020 | Think Babar Azam surprised a lot with his T20 cricket, reckons Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis has reckoned that Babar Azam’s amazing show in the shortest format has surprised quite a lot of people, stating that while he doesn’t power, his T20 game lately has been great. He also added that the comparisons with Kohli are apparent, stating that both are quality players.
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featurecricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 Review | MS Dhoni, process and middle-order ‘spark’ that never arrived for Chennai Super Kings

Well, trust the process but only trust it to a level that it leads to success - Chennai Super Kings trusted the process so much and were engaged in it despite the results tumbling away. Their season was a dismal one, one that never seemingly took off until the last day against KXIP.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | Got to learn more this year compared to my debut season, reveals Lungi Ngidi

Chennai Super Kings pacer Lungi Ngidi, who made four IPL appearances this year, described the IPL 2020 season as ‘challenging’ but revealed that he learnt a lot more this season compared to his debut outing in 2018. His teammate, Faf du Plessis, meanwhile revealed that he has no plans of retiring.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | Got at least five more years of cricket in me, reckons Faf du Plessis

Following a 449-run season, Faf du Plessis has reckoned that he has at least got five more years of cricket in him before adding that he is like a bottle of red wine. Interestingly, the Saffer also compared young Ruturaj Gaikwad to Virat Kohli, in terms of handling the pressure in his calibre.
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cricket3 months ago

Three Chennai bets that can make you Kings in their clash with Kolkata

Two teams who had contrasting fortunes in their previous matches, Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders will take on each other in a match that promises to be exciting. While Chennai will hope Faf du Plessis delivers a big one for them, Kolkata will eye for crucial qualification points.
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