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featurecricket7 days ago

Chuck, Marry and Frill | Who SRH should let go and retain ahead of IPL 2021

Sunrisers Hyderabad had a very unpredictable 2020 IPL. When they won only three games after nine games, and their batting and bowling imbalances were laid bare, not many gave them a chance to make it to the final four - yet they ended up reaching the play-offs with some stellar performances.
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newscricket14 days ago

Steve Smith overtakes Virat Kohli to become No. 2 Test batsman in ICC Rankings

After his 212-run game in Sydney, Steve Smith has replaced Virat Kohli at the second position for ICC Test batsmen while Kane Williamson has been at the top. Meanwhile, Marnus Labuschagne, after his twin half centuries, has achieved a career-best 866 points to stay at No. 4 position for batsmen.
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newscricket21 days ago

Twitter reacts to Pakistan players’ sweet gesture after Kane Williamson’s herculean 238

Such is Kane Williamson’s form that he can hit the ball even with just a stump, scoring his fourth century, his second double-century in three Tests. While Twitteratis were celebrating his knock with their tweets, Pakistan players patted Kane’s back in respect after his herculean 238 at Hagley Oval.
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newscricket22 days ago

Brad Hogg names his Test XI of the decade, prefers Williamson over Kohli as a captain

Former Aussie spinner Brad Hogg named his Test XI of the decade and he picked Kiwi superstar Kane Williamson as the skipper of the team ahead of Virat Kohli. He also decided to leave out ace off-spinners of the world Nathan Lyon and R Ashwin in favour of Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah.
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newscricket25 days ago

Virat Kohli and Steve Smith are the best batsmen for me, shares Kane Williamson

Despite overtaking the duo of Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, Kane Williamson opined that the duo are the best batsmen for him in the cricketing world and also stated that he is fortunate to have played against them. He also called the first Test against Pakistan as a ‘great’ game to be involved in.
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newscricketa month ago

Kane Williamson overtakes Steve Smith as the top-ranked Test batsman

After Steve Smith’s twin failure in the ongoing Test series against India and Virat Kohli’s absence, Kane Williamson has pipped the duo as the No.1 Test batsman in the world. Williamson also notched up twin centuries during New Zealand’s home season against West Indies and Pakistan.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Ajinkya Rahane looked calm, composed and showed leadership under pressure, reckons Tom Moody

Tom Moody has reckoned that Indian skipper Ajinkya Rahane looked calm, composed and showed fantastic leadership under immense pressure during the second Test at the MCG. He also compared Rahane’s nature with Kane Williamson, calling them modest and really understated in the context of the game.
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to ‘frustrated’ Yasir Shah yelling expletive after Henry Nicholls’ late cut

It isn’t the first time that two New Zealand batsmen have tormented a visiting bowling attack, with Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls standing like boulders despite stumbling early. It even led to a frustrated Yasir Shah yelling an expletive on air after he beat Nicholls’ late cut attempt.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC Test Rankings | Kohli regains second spot from Williamson; Rahane sneaks into Top 10

Kane Williamson, who missed the second Test versus Windies due to the birth of his child, has slipped below Virat Kohli to 3rd spot in the revised Test rankings released by the ICC on Tuesday. Tom Latham’s mean outing, meanwhile, saw Ajinkya Rahane sneak into the Top 10 of the batsman’s rankings.
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newscricketa month ago

NZ vs PAK | Ross Taylor dropped for T20Is against Pakistan; Conway and Phillips included

Following a bad spell of shows in the West Indies series, Gavin Larsen has announced that for the Pakistan series, Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips gets the nod ahead of Ross Taylor, who is dropped. Jacob Duffy has been included in the squad while Lockie Ferguson has been withdrawn from the squad.
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