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newscricketa month ago

Freedom MS Dhoni gave me helped me grow as a player, reveals Lungi Ngidi

Lungi Ngidi, who was a part of the CSK side that won the IPL title in 2018, has revealed that MS Dhoni’s style of captaincy - which involves passing minimal instructions to the players - helped him grow as a bowler. Ngidi ended the season with outrageous numbers, picking 11 wickets at an ER of 6.
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newscricket3 months ago

SA vs AUS | Would love for technology to take over no-ball calls, states Lungi Ngidi

South Africa speedster Lungi Ngidi has suggested for technology to be used to make no-balls decisions in all international matches after a potentially game-changing decision went against the hosts in Port Elizabeth. Ngidi added that an incorrect call could be the difference between a win and a loss.
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newscricket4 months ago

Twitter reacts to Lungi Ngidi defending seven runs in last over to gift South Africa one-run win

In the first T20I, Lungi Ngidi nullified England's chase with a death-bowling spell off 3 for 10 in two overs, after an opening spell of 0 for 20 to land the team a victory. The impressive part, however, was that he defended seven runs in the last over when it an England win was almost certain.
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newscricket4 months ago

SA vs ENG | Leaner by at least four to five kilos after immense training, reveals Lungi Ngidi

After missing out from International cricket for over four months, Lungi Ngidi is about to make his comeback for the South African team, admitting that he has lost four to five kilos in the pre-season camp. He was running, bowling and gymming after recovering from his spell of injury.
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featurecricket5 months ago

Instability looms as South Africa revel in false Centurion dawn

The Centurion victory, in many ways, was a historic one for the Proteas, for it marked the beginning of a new journey under the leadership of Graeme Smith, Mark Boucher and company. But the question is - is there a delusion setting in amongst everyone that things are fine when they clearly aren’t?
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newscricket6 months ago

SA vs ENG | Hamstring tear forces Lungi Ngidi out of Boxing Day Test

Pacer Lungi Ngidi is set to miss the Boxing Day Test against England as well as the MSL final having incurred a hamstring muscle tear during a warm-up for the MSL playoff. The 23-year-old's short career so far has been peppered with injuries and has allowed him to play just five Test matches.
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newscricket7 months ago

MS Dhoni told me to stay away from too many experiments, reveals Shahbaz Nadeem

Shahbaz Nadeem has revealed that MS Dhoni asked him to stay away from too many experiments and simply focus on continuing his current approach during their chat after the third Test in Ranchi. Nadeem picked up four wickets on his debut for India as they beat South Africa by an innings and 202 runs.
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featurecricket7 months ago

IND vs SA | South Africa Player Ratings - Faf du Plessis’ 4/10 sets unwanted tone for Proteas

While the expectations from South Africa’s end, heading into the series, were pretty low, the visitors somehow managed to considerably fall short of it. From Markram and Bavuma up top to Rabada and Maharaj down the bottom, every single player ended up leaving a bitter taste with their performances.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket7 months ago

Legends and pundits react to India's historic whitewash over South Africa

Yet another commanding victory for Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his teammates as they have whitewashed the Proteas for the first time ever in a Test series. Such sheer dominance by the world No.1 Test team we have seen so far and cricket fraternity showered blessings on the same.
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newscricket7 months ago

Twitter reacts to Shahbaz Nadeem taking reflex catch after ball bounces off Anrich Nortje

It was a rather fitting end to the series as India blew South Africa to smithereens, dismissing the last two batsmen off 12 deliveries. However, it was ironic or funny - it depends on the side of the schism you stand - that the game ended with Ngidi giving a catch which lobbed off Nortje’s shoulder.
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