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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2020 | Ruturaj Gaikwad unavailable for opener; CPL players available for selection, confirms Kasi Viswanathan

Kasi Viswanathan confirmed that Ruturaj Gaikwad has completed 14 days of isolation but still continues to be asymptomatic for COVID-19 which rules him out of the opener against Mumbai. On the other hand, CSK’s CEO added that CPL players would be available for selection starting from the first game.
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newscricket2 months ago

VIDEO | Carlos Brathwaite gets ‘lost’ finding ball in between fake crowd leaving commentators in splits

In the Saturday clash between Jamaica Tallawahs and Barbados Tridents, Mitchell Santner’s massive six off Sandeep Lamichhane’s bowling forced Carlos Brathwaite to fetch the ball. The all-rounder was then lost in between the fake crowd before he finally picked the ball from the stands.
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featurecricket2 months ago

CPL 2020 | Barbados Tridents vs Jamaica Tallawahs - Statistical Preview

Sitting on the bottom half of the table, Barbados Tridents and Jamaica Tallawahs have a lot to catch up and this encounter has presented them with an opportunity to come good at a crucial juncture. The Tridents, especially, will be careful considering the losing streak they have accumulated lately.
newscricket3 months ago

Reports | Ministry of External Affairs gives approval for IPL 2020 to go-ahead in UAE

Times of India has reported that the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday finally gave the needed approval for the 2020 edition of the tournament to go ahead in UAE. Keeping in mind the SOP, CSK players have reportedly decided to travel to UAE without their families for the initial phase.
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newscricket3 months ago

Reports | New Zealand Cricket will grant NOC to its players for IPL participation

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) spokesperson Richard Boock, in an informal chat with PTI, has confirmed that the board will grant all its players NOCs for the IPL, but added that players will have to take care of due diligence. Kane Williamson, meanwhile, expressed his delight over the IPL taking place.
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newscricket3 months ago

Incredible experience to share dressing room with MS Dhoni, admits Mitchell Santner

Mitchell Santner has admitted that it was an unreal feeling to share the dressing room with the likes of MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina during his stay with the Chennai Super Kings. The left-arm spinner also admitted that the game against Rajasthan in 2019 was a tough one, with a lot of dew around.
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newscricket6 months ago

Was surprised to see MS Dhoni walking out to chat with umpires, admits Mitchell Santner

Mitchell Santner has revealed that he was as surprised as everyone to see CSK skipper MS Dhoni walking out to the middle to have a quick word with the umpire regarding a no-ball decision. However, he was quick to add that the CSK skipper apologized for his actions, which shows his passion.
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featurecricket8 months ago

Mitchell Santner shown the door with a spinning top on table

When Mark Waugh criticised Mitchell Santner for his poor showing in the MCG Test, the line to mark the premature end of the ‘S’ experiment in Tests, there was criticism from the other end that he is still New Zealand’s best spinner in Tests.
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newscricket8 months ago

IND vs NZ | Trent Boult, Ajaz Patel return to Kiwi squad; Mitchell Santner dropped

New Zealand has welcomed back Trent Boult and left-arm orthodox spinner Ajaz Patel into the squad for the two-match Test series against India, starting from February 21. For his impressive performances in the ODIs and the ‘A’ team setup, Kyle Jamieson was rewarded with his maiden Test cap.
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newscricket9 months ago

IND vs NZ | New Zealand need to look into boosting players' confidence, admits Zaheer Khan

Former cricketer Zaheer Khan reckons that New Zealand needs to focus on helping their players gain confidence rather than on the technical aspects of the game. The Kiwis are down 0-4 in the five-match T20I series against India and face the prospect of a whitewash ahead of the fifth match on Sunday.
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