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featurecricket5 months ago

Time for South Africa to hand over captaincy reins to Dean Elgar

Miscalculating the DLS par score in 2003; Playing Vernon Philander over Kyle Abbot in the 2015 WC semi-final; Giving the final over of the game to Makhaya Ntini instead of Friedel de Wet against England in Centurion 2009; Handing the Test captaincy over to Hashim Amla.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket8 months ago

Bruised and battered Faf du Plessis deserves better

You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become a villain - Harvey Dent’s line in The Dark Knight was more of an ode to an age-old truth than a film dialogue itself. It is one of conviction and steadfastness, a battle between a never-say-die attitude and knowing when to end.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket9 months ago

2010s: A decade full of bewildering surprises ft. Steve Smith's transformation & England's ODI revolution

From Leicester City winning the Premier League to Donald Trump becoming the US President, this decade has given us some crazy stories and has, in all honesty, been bonkers. And the sport of cricket, too, has thrown us completely off guard with some events which stand unfathomable till date.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket9 months ago

A continent large, decade long maladministration in African cricket

From there to South Africa winning the Rugby World Cup title late in 2019 could’ve been a perfect way to end a perfect decade. But the 2010s were anything but perfect for South Africa in sports, or at least in cricket.
Sritama Panda
newscricketa year ago

Hashim Amla joins Cape Town Blitz as batting consultant

Hashim Amla is set to join Mzansi Super League (MSL) team Cape Town Blitz as their batting consultant during the upcoming season starting from November 8. This will be the first consultancy role taken up by 36-year-old Amla post his retirement from international cricket after the World Cup.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa year ago

Surrey signs Hashim Amla on a two-year Kolpak deal

Veteran South African cricketer Hashim Amla has signed a two-year Kolpak deal with Surrey, the same county side as Morne Morkel. Amla had retired from international cricket post the conclusion of the 2019 Cricket World Cup and will join his fellow Protea team-mate Morne Morkel at Surrey until 2021.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa year ago

Youngsters will definitely look to feed off Yuvraj in T10 league, believes Hashim Amla

Yuvraj Singh has signed up for the Maratha Arabians in the T10 league and veteran Proteas batsman Hasim Amla is quite excited to share his company in his first season of the league. He expected that youngsters will learn a lot from Yuvraj and he himself is pretty excited to get going in the league.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa year ago

IND v SA | Want to see Faf get up the order, like Steve Smith or Virat Kohli, says Hashim Amla

Hashim Amla has suggested current Proteas captain Faf du Plessis needs to return to No.4 in the batting order, in order to help the younger batsman settle. The visitors will attempt to recover from their heavy defeat to India in the first Test as they head to Pune for the second one of three Tests. 
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa year ago

Surrey to snap up Hashim Amla on Kolpak deal

Hashim Amla, who announced his retirement from international cricket in August, is set to sign for Surrey County Club as a Kolpak registration on a two-year contract with the club. Surrey is hoping to close the deal ahead of no-deal Brexit which close the loophole on future Kolpak registrations.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa year ago

IND vs SA | We will have to play well as a team against India, says Temba Bavuma

South African batsman Temba Bavuma reckons that teamwork, and not individual efforts, will be key for his side's prospects in their upcoming tour of India. Bavuma also feels that the tour will serve as a huge learning curve and a massive opportunity for the youngsters in the South African team.
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