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featurecricket5 days ago

Vitality Blast watch | How overseas signings and England’s T20 stars have fared thus far

The Vitality T20 blast is not known as ‘IPL on cocaine’ for no reason: 10 days in, we’re already through 46 games. That’s right, FORTY SIX! Make no mistake, keeping up with this high-octane competition is no mean task, but at SportsCafe we like to push limits. So let’s begin the recap, shall we?
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket10 days ago

‘Natural leader’ Marnus Labuschagne will be a great captain in future, says Tim Paine

Australian Test skipper Tim Paine lavished praise on Marnus Labuschagne and lauded the Queenslander for being a natural leader on and off the field. Paine labelled Labuschagne a ‘great reader of the game’ and predicted the right-hander to make the step up within the next 18 months.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket17 days ago

County Watch | How overseas signings and England hopefuls fared in Round 9

The County Championship has officially gone into a one-month break, and Round 9 served as one last shot at redemption for those who’d failed to hit the ground running. Some, such as Marnus Labuschagne, made full use of the opportunity, while others (read: Travis Head) continued to disappoint.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month ago

WATCH | Best moments from Round 7 of the County Championship

The County Championship is by some distance the most enthralling domestic competition in the world for the simple fact that despite rain ruining 7 of the 8 matches that were played in Round 7, there were still innumerable moments to savor. What was the best of the lot? Well, decide for yourself.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa month ago

Labuschagne’s slump not a cause for concern, he will bounce back, attests Glamorgan coach

Glamorgan head coach Matt Maynard has backed No.3 batsman in the world Marnus Labuschagne, who has thus far endured a forgettable County season, to bounce back and score heaps of runs for the Glamorgan side. Labuschagne is yet to pass 30 this season, and he currently averages a mere 8.80.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa month ago

County Watch | How English Test cricketers and major overseas signings fared in Round 6

More than any other chant in the ground, ‘rain rain go away’ was the constant chirp as Somerset’s fixture against Surrey got rained off. However, elsewhere there was action, as some of the international stars flopped while the others breathed new life into their respective campaigns.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa month ago

County Watch | How English Test cricketers and major overseas signings fared in Round 5

Much to no one’s surprise, rain marred Round 5 of the 2021 County Championship as 4 games ended in a draw, but there was, nevertheless, enough time for individuals to leave their mark in the competition. We look at how every major individual fared in a round that had many interesting sub-plots.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

Not getting picked in the IPL feels like a blessing in disguise, expresses Marnus Labuschagne

Marnus Labuschagne, who went unsold in the IPL 2021 auction, expressed that, in hindsight, missing IPL feels to him like a blessing in disguise as it enabled him to take Queensland to victory in the Shield. Adding to that point, Labuschagne noted how, currently, the condition in India is not great.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket5 months ago

IPL 2021 | Will throw my name in the IPL auction and see what happens, admits Marnus Labuschagne

Marnus Labuschagne, who has made an impact in the ongoing BBL, has admitted that he would throw his name in the 2021 IPL Auction and see what happens while insisting that he would love to be part of the IPL. In the recent edition of BBL, he picked up 10 wickets while scoring 176 runs in 6 games.
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newscricket5 months ago

Virtual eye admit to dodgy Steve Smith ‘fourth stump’ DRS decision being erroneous

Ian Taylor, MD of Virtual Eye that operates DRS in Australia and New Zealand, admitted that the ‘fourth stump’ graphic popping up in a DRS call in the SCG Test was a goof-up, and took full responsibility for the blunder. Taylor, however, defended the legitimacy of the Labuschagne LBW call at MCG.
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