newscricket17 hours ago

ICC Test Rankings | Virat Kohli holds onto second spot among batsmen

Virat Kohli has held on to his second spot in the newly released ICC Test rankings for batsmen, as Steve Smith consolidated his position at the top of the chart. Cheteshwar Pujara remains fourth after his poor run in West Indies, while Jasprit Bumrah is in third place among the bowlers.
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newscricket6 days ago

Guys are still thinking about the World Cup, says Kane Williamson

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has revealed that the team is still thinking about the World Cup final loss and are trying to make sense of it even though it has been two months since that fateful day. However, Kane feels that it is giving credit to the historic match that they were involved in.
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newscricket9 days ago

Kraigg Brathwaite reported for suspect bowling action

West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite has reported for a suspected bowling action during the second Test against India in Kingston, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement. Brathwaite, who bowls off-spin, was also reported for a suspect bowling action way back in 2017.
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featurecricket13 days ago

Ross Taylor: a wizard across formats, hero of none

At the age of 35, Ross Taylor, the highest run-getter for New Zealand in International Cricket across all formats, has outclassed himself to reach the zenith of his career- in the era of the ‘Fab Four’- and is not ready to give up anytime soon. Perhaps, he’s a wizard. Just a wizard.
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newscricket14 days ago

ICC Test Rankings | Steve Smith pips Virat Kohli to reclaim No.1 spot in batsman's rankings

The King is back to where he belongs, just within one month of his comeback to his favourite format as Steve Smith reclaimed the No.1 spot in the ICC Test rankings. The previous holder of the position, Virat Kohli has dropped one spot to No.2, while Kane Williamson remains on No.3 undisturbed.
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featurecricket17 days ago

New Zealand batsmen unlock first step towards redemption

New Zealand had made a few significant mistakes in the World Cup and yet they went on to “not lose” the final at Lord’s. However, they didn’t get to lift the trophy and the team has been in a quest for redemption ever since, the first beacon of which came about in Sri Lanka recently.
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newscricket21 days ago

SL v NZ | Both teams deserved to share series after some terrific cricket, says Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson reckons that both teams deserved to share the spoils from the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka because of the terrific brand of cricket that was put on display from either side. The Kiwis beat the hosts by an innings and 65 runs to level the series yesterday.
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newscricketa month ago

SL vs NZ | Tim Southee to lead New Zealand as Kane Williamson, Trent Boult rested for Sri Lanka T20Is

Kane Williamson and Trent Boult have been rested for the T20 leg of the ongoing Sri Lanka tour, which led to Tim Southee being appointed as the skipper In Williamson's absence. The team has also had the likes of Tim Seifert and three spin options in Mitchell Santner, Todd Astle and Ish Sodhi.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC Test Rankings | Steve Smith moves up to second spot to close in on Virat Kohli

Steve Smith has managed to make his way past New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and is now the second-ranked batsmen in Tests, just nine points behind leader Virat Kohli. Many other Englishmen and Australians made big strides forward in the rankings owing to their performances in the ongoing Ashes.
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newscricketa month ago

SL v NZ | The wicket got slower, not harder in the fourth innings, says Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson has reckoned that the pitch got progressively better for batting with the turning ball not spitting at batsmen as is usually the case in Galle. Sri Lanka chased 268 in the fourth innings courtesy of skipper Dimuth Karunaratne’s 122, to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series.
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