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featurecricket8 months ago

2+1 is a good step BBL, but you need more quality International stars to make it a tournament

Australia is one of the first countries to venture into the ‘Big Brother’ concept, which now has taken the world by storm, especially Indian households have their eyes turned to their television sets to see their favourite stars tear each other up. You know what else is similar? IPL and the BBL!
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newscricketa year ago

Virat Kohli is like Roger Federer; Smith more like Rafael Nadal, compares AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers has compared Virat Kohli and Steve Smith to the likes of Tennis stars - Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, with one talented and the other doing amazing things at the crease. The South African has also added that in cricket, he just hangs out with one or two in South Africa.
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newscricket2 years ago

Always learn on the go, admits Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah in an exclusive interview to Hindustan Times recalled how he used adaptability to be his main strength in the South Africa tour before which he was an unknown entity in Test matches. Further, he recalled his performances in South Africa, England and Australia that shaped his career.
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newscricket2 years ago

Vernon Philander to retire from Test cricket after England series

Veteran South Africa pace bowler Vernon Philander, on Monday, confirmed that he will be retiring from international cricket. The 34-year-old has revealed that the four-match home series against England, starting on Boxing Day and bundling up on January 28, in Johannesburg, will be his last.
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newscricket2 years ago

The Hundred | Chris Gayle, David Warner, Steve Smith and Lasith Malinga among most expensive players

The brand new 100-ball format is set to make its debut next year and ECB has released the reserve price of the 570 players who will be up for grabs at the main draft. Chris Gayle, David Warner, Steve Smith, Lasith Malinga and Kagiso Rabada have registered with the highest base price of £125,000.
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newscricket2 years ago

IND v SA | Would like to see more senior players give back to the game after retirement, says Vernon Philander

South Africa’s Vernon Philander has called on more of his contemporaries to give back to the game instead of looking for “greener pastures” at the end of their careers. Philander also backed Kohli’s aggressive nature on-field noting that the game, after all, is meant to be enjoyed.
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newscricket3 years ago

IPL 2018 | T20 cricket suits our lifestyle, says Carlos Brathwaite

Carlos Brathwaite, who is yet to play a match in IPL 2018, claims that T20 is an expressive form of cricket, which makes the format suitable for their lifestyle. He also insisted that Windies players are not the only ones who have given preference to league cricket over national duties.
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newscricket3 years ago

ICC Test player rankings | Virat Kohli retains second spot as Aiden Markram enters Top ten

Virat Kohli has managed to stay at number two position on the ICC Test batsmen rankings list as South African batsman Aiden Markram managed to break into the top 10 for the first time in his career. SA pacer Morne Morkel, after the last Test of his career, touches 800-point mark for the first time.
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newscricket3 years ago

Reports : Injury concerns for bowlers force South Africa to bat beyond measure

Reportedly, injury concerns for Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada and, Morne Morkel saw South Africa continue to bat on the fourth day of the last Test with the lead well over 600. The hosts had to thank Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar for holding the mast steady and taking the outcome beyond doubt.
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newscricket3 years ago

South Africa vs India | Ottis Gibson expects Kagiso Rabada to tone down in Cape Town Test

SA coach Ottis Gibson believes that Kagiso Rabada has learnt his lesson after a close shave with suspension and will behave more maturely in the next Test, which starts on Thursday. Gibson also revealed that Morne Morkel remains in contention for the Test after being rested in the last game.
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