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featurecricket17 days ago

Cricket Talk | Understanding Joe Root the T20 batsman ft. Julian Wood

The art of batting has grown by leaps and bounds in the past decade and a half, and, with it, so has the phenomenon that is T20 cricket. SportsCafe recently caught up with Julian Wood, a modern-day T20 batting revolutionary, to understand what hinders Joe Root in the shortest format.
Viransh Shah
newscricket24 days ago

Kane Williamson regains top spot in ICC batsman’s rankings; Jadeja slips to second among all-rounders

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has regained top spot in the ICC rankings for batsmen after racking up runs in the World Test Championship Final, in which he posted scores of 49 and 52*. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja, who last week became the top-ranked all-rounder, has slipped to second.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket25 days ago

Watching New Zealand chase in WTC final was probably the toughest period of cricket, reveals Kyle Jamieson

Kyle Jamieson has admitted that watching New Zealand bat in the second innings of the WTC final was the toughest period for him, where at times he visited the bathroom to gain peace from distraction. Jamieson also revealed that he misses home after being away from it for three months.
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newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | India had a fair shot at winning the final if they scored quickly, admits Kane Williamson

Looking back at day 6 of the WTC final, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has admitted that India had a fair shot at winning the final if they had scored a few more runs with the bat. He also revealed that he took his chances with the DRS against Ravichandran Ashwin, trying to save his wicket.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Certainly respect what the Kiwis do on international stage; they played outstandingly, admits Tim Paine

Tim Paine has hailed Kane Williamson led New Zealand for playing outstandingly after the Black Caps beat India by eight wickets in the World Test Championship final, which the Australian skipper had voted in India's favour. Paine also said other teams cannot take anything away from New Zealand.
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featurecricketa month ago

Nice guys New Zealand certainly finished l̶a̶s̶t̶ first

New Zealand not only came into this final as the nice guys but also as the favourites, so would they finally put an end to the ‘nice guys finish last’ quote. But will they turn another page in the same notebook?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa month ago

Reports | New Zealand players given permission to feature in remainder of IPL 2021

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have reportedly given the green light for the Kiwi international players to feature in the remainder of IPL 2021 that is set to be played in the month of September in UAE. Australia and England are, however, yet to confirm the participation of their players.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Kane Williamson-led New Zealand side is the best team in the country's history, claims Sir Richard Hadlee

Sir Richard Hadlee has heaped praise on the New Zealand Test side and has termed the Kane Williamson-led side the best in the country's history. The 69-year-old called it a special day in New Zealand's cricket history and claimed that the Kiwis thoroughly deserved to win the title.
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newscricketa month ago

Not a big fan of one-off WTC final, champion should be decided by a three-match series, states Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli expressed his displeasure over the WTC being decided by a one-off final and claimed that the ICC should ‘definitely’ consider making it a three-match series to enable teams to stage comebacks. Kohli claimed that a champion being decided by ‘two good days of cricket’ felt wrong.
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newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | Special feeling to walk away with an ICC title on a sporting surface, admits Kane Williamson

Post the World Test Championship win, Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson called it a special feeling before crediting the win against India to a team effort, from both batting and bowling unit. Williamson also admitted that it is a special feeling for the BlackCaps and credited Taylor’s experience.
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