newscricket10 days ago

Dale Steyn makes comeback into South Africa Test squad for Sri Lanka tour

Dale Steyn makes his long-awaited return to the South African Test squad as the Proteas prepare to travel to Sri Lanka to play Two Test matches, five ODIs, and one T20I in July. The Proteas squad will be led by skipper Faf du Plessis and this will be the first match after AB de Villiers' retirement.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2018 | Teams win competitions but individuals can win finals, says Stephen Fleming

Stephen Fleming believes that teamwork is important to win a tournament but it’s the individual performances that can turn the matches like finals on its head. CSK have been fortunate of getting brilliant individual performances throughout the season, which has helped them reach the final of IPL.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2018 | Kris Srikkanth credits MS Dhoni for building unity in the team

Kris Srikkanth felt that CSK's success formula has been unity and he credited MS Dhoni for being the chief architect of creating such an atmosphere in the team. Srikkanth has mentioned that another reason for CSK being a happy team was that every player was aware of their roles and responsibilities.
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featurecricketa month ago

Satire | The "real" reason behind AB de Villiers' international retirement

While AB de Villiers’ decision to retire abruptly, just after IPL, was shocking, the reason leading to it was definitely not. Here’s how de Villiers spent the rest of his lonely evening picking calls, after he brought himself to bring an end to a glorious international career.
Subhayan Dutta
newscricketa month ago

Faf du Plessis was dispatched to replace an injured Sam Billings, says Stephen Fleming

According to CSK coach Stephen Fleming, Faf du Plessis had to be picked in the side as Sam Billings had suffered an injury earlier in the week. The South Africa skipper stole the show last night as he single-handedly paved the way for Chennai Super Kings to make it into the final of the 2018 IPL.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2018| Du Plessis reveals excitement in dressing room after match-winning innings

Faf du Plessis, who played an absolute masterclass to take CSK for a final appearance, has expressed his excitement over the win and looked surprised when he reached the dressing room. The South-African captain also added that as a team, they are very happy to cross the line on the first attempt.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2018| Faf du Plessis' innings proves why experience counts, remarks MS Dhoni

After winning the nail-biting encounter against SRH thanks to Faf du Plessis’ heroics with the bat, MS Dhoni has explained that the innings proves why experience matters in big games. The CSK skipper also added that one good thing was that they would have got a second chance, had they lost the game.
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to Faf du Plessis' brilliant innings handing CSK a berth in the IPL final

After a brilliant display of bowling by Chennai Super Kings, their in-form batsmen failed to show up in the all-important game against SRH. But Faf du Plessis rose to the occasion and showed that experience matters in games like this and the Twitterati praised him for getting CSK to the final.
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newscricket2 months ago

MS Dhoni is a nightmare for opposition captains, asserts Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis believes that CSK skipper MS Dhoni can make life difficult for opposition captains due to his ability of hitting bowlers to any part of the ground. The former South African captain also praised Ambati Rayudu’s versatility after he was dropped to the No.4 spot against DD.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2018 | Watson’s batting completely changed the game, feels Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer has expressed his disappointment about Shane Watson’s review not going their way and felt that his batting turned the game completely. He also revealed that the whole team seemed convinced that Watson was out on the first ball before he went on to score 78 off 40 deliveries.
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