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newscricket3 days ago

Reports | Quetta Gladiators' Faf du Plessis ruled out of 2021 PSL after concussion

On Wednesday, various media outlets reported that South African batsman Faf du Plessis has been ruled out of the 2021 edition of the Pakistan Super League. Earlier this week, du Plessis, following a collision with a teammate, had concussed himself, suffering subsequent memory loss post recovery.
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newscricket6 days ago

Faf du Plessis taken to hospital for scans after collision in PSL game

South Africa player Faf du Plessis has been taken to hospital after his collision with Quetta Gladiators’ teammate Mohammad Hasnain while attempting to stop David Miller's shot during their game against Peshawar Zalmi. Saim Ayub replaced the former Proteas' skipper as a concussion substitute.
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newscricket12 days ago

Looks don’t equate to fitness, enough if Azam Khan keeps making small strides, insists Faf du Plessis

Quetta Gladiators batsman Faf du Plessis came to the defence of his teammate Azam Khan and said that a cricketer’s fitness can never be assessed by how they look. Du Plessis, however, insisted that Azam Khan will need to keep making small strides to ensure he’s the best version of himself.
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newscricket14 days ago

Sarfaraz Ahmed and Virat Kohli are similar captains; Dhoni quite different, insists Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis, who's set to play for Quetta Gladiators under Sarfaraz Ahmed, has asserted that he is very much like Virat Kohli as a captain while MS Dhoni is different to both of them. The Proteas batter also went on to add that he really enjoys playing under different captains.
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featurecricket21 days ago

2021 CPL Draft full squads ft. Faf du Plessis, Chris Morris and Smit Patel

It was not an entirely shocking draft on display for the 2021 edition of the Caribbean Premier League, with Faf du Plessis, Chris Morris and Wanindu Hasaranga all being picked. However, elsewhere, there were some surprising decisions, with Smit Patel being picked by the Barbados Tridents.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa month ago

Dissecting the drama: the complete timeline of the ‘de Villiers comeback’ fiasco that lasted 3 years

A three-year-long chapter came to its conclusion on Monday as CSA, after years of leaving fans hanging, confirmed that AB de Villiers will not be coming out of retirement to play for South Africa. The chapter endured a rather disappointing end, but the three-year-long soap opera was far from boring.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa month ago

Aakash Chopra picks his team of IPL 2021; Shaw and Bumrah miss out

Aakash Chopra has picked his best XI from IPL 2021, where he has preferred KL Rahul over Prithvi Shaw and Rohit Sharma as the opener of his side. He also picked Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell and Chris Morris as his four foreign picks in the playing XI from the 2021 tournament.
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newscricket2 months ago

Twitter reacts to ‘party-pooper’ de Kock ruining Hardik’s direct hit with his gloves

There are fielders, there are great fielders and then there, Hardik Pandya, who just like Ravindra Jadeja hits the stumps from anywhere on the pitch. After nudging it to the deep, lazing Faf nearly got himself run-out, with Hardik’s direct hit only for de Kock to spoil it with his gloves.
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cricket2 months ago

Three ‘El-Clasico’ bets that would fetch you a lifetime wealth in Mumbai’s clash against Chennai

It is that time of the year - the El Clasico of the IPL - the day when the IPL fans are divided into two halves - Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings. While this encounter has lost its charm in the past season, in Delhi, there are chances of reigniting a new page in the rivalry.
featurecricket2 months ago

IPL 2021 | Blitzpools Prediction, Fantasy XI Tips & Probable XI for Mumbai's clash against Chennai 

One of the greatest rivalries in the IPL, the battle between Chennai  and Mumbai is again set to ignite fire on the 22 yards, albeit for the first time this season. MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma's men will lock horns on May 1 at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground as they look to go one up on each other.