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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs SA 2022, 5th T20I | Internet reacts as Lungi Ngidi’s dipping slower castles Ishan Kishan

The T20 format is so hard for the bowlers that it encourages them to become more innovative day by day. One such skill was on display on Sunday when South Africa's Lungi Ngidi bowled a dipping slower delivery to outfox India's Ishan Kishan, who hit two sixes in the opening over of the fifth T20I.
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newscricket6 months ago

Reports: South Africa Test players to choose Indian Premier League over Bangladesh Tests

According to a report by ESPNcricinfo the red-ball specialist of the South African team might prefer the Indian Premier League over the upcoming series against Bangladesh. South Africa are all set to play two Tests and three ODIs against Bangladesh from March 18 to April 11 in a home series.
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newscricket7 months ago

IPL 2022 | Reports : Delhi Capitals appoints Biju George as fielding coach

The upcoming season of the IPL is set to start from March 26 and Delhi Capitals will be aiming for the trophy. According to a report by Cricbuzz, Delhi Capitals have added Biju George as the fielding coach of the franchise replacing Mohammad Kaif who was handling the responsibility last season.
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newscricket8 months ago

ICC ODI Rankings | Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma retain second, third spot; Quinton de Kock enters top 5

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have retained second and third spots respectively in the latest ICC men's ODI rankings. South Africa wicket-keeper batsman, Quinton de Kock has reached the fifth spot after his stellar batting performance against India in the recently concluded ODI series.
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newscricket8 months ago

IND vs SA | We are a team of ‘good cricketers without superstars’ , opines Lungi Ngidi

Lungi Ngidi believes that his team is not full of superstars but they have good cricketers and good cricketing brains at the end of third day’s play of the Cape Town Test. South Africa are poised on 101/2 chasing 212 in second innings and will look forward to complete the chase on penultimate day.
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newscricket9 months ago

IND vs SA | Couple of breakthroughs early morning could turn the game on its head, says Lungi Ngidi

Lungi Ngidi has said that a couple of early breakthroughs on the second day could turn the match on its head after the end of first day’s play. Ngidi was the sole wicket-taker for South Africa returning with 3/45 in 17 overs dismissing Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli.
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newscricket10 months ago

Lungi Ngidi tests positive for Covid-19, ruled out of Netherlands ODIs

South Africa pacer Lungi Ngidi has been ruled out of the three-match ODI series against Netherlands after testing positive for Covid-19. Junior Dala has been named as Ngidi’s replacements for the ODI series, and Keshav Maharaj will lead South Africa in the absence of full-time captain Temba Bavuma.
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newscricketa year ago

De Kock, Miller and Ngidi to miss ODIs in Sri Lanka

Quinton de Kock, David Miller and Lungi Ngidi will miss the ODI leg of South Africa’s tour to Sri Lanka next month, before each of them returns for the subsequent three-match T20I series. Medium pacer Junior Dala and all-rounder Sisanda Magala have been named in the ODI and T20I squad respectively.
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newscricketa year ago

Have few bowling variations in my bank to surprise batsmen in the future, admits Tabraiz Shamsi

Tabraiz Shamsi has revealed that he has surprise variations in his bowling options which he will reserve to use later against batsmen after his spell 4/27 helped South Africa to win against Ireland. Shamsi also said he was happy to get wickets on a pitch that he thought would assist the pacers.
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featurecricketa year ago

Despite the away win in the Caribbean, South Africa have some glaring issues to fix

Phew, after a long drama, after five to-and-fro T20Is, South Africa finally clinched the series in a dramatic fashion to end their terrible away form. However, while the Proteas might be celebrating, there are some glaring issues that need to be addressed before the World T20 kicks off in October.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam