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newscricket13 days ago

India’s bouncer strategy won’t be as effective as Neil Wagner, feels Matthew Wade

Matthew Wade believes that Neil Wagner is one of his kind and even though India try to employ the same strategy against Australia this summer, it won’t be as effective. Wade, who had a tough time against Jofra Archer in the last Ashes, feels the Englishman is nowhere as good as Wagner.
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featurecricket4 months ago

Five instances when Blackcaps were not so good guys

When we look at the New Zealand cricket team, the first thing that comes to mind is their ‘nice guy’ image and how they have maintained it over the years. But like all things, they have their set of imperfections too and here are some of the highlights which question their default image.
Sritama Panda
newscricket4 months ago

South Africa's Devon Conway cleared to play for New Zealand

South African batsman Devon Conway might make his debut for New Zealand either against India A or Bangladesh if he is picked for one of the upcoming tours. However, Conway might need to wait longer for his New Zealand debut as both the tours are still uncertain due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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newscricket5 months ago

IND vs NZ | Didn’t even realise I’d dismissed Neil Wagner, admits Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja, who is arguably India’s best fielder, has admitted that he was unaware of the stunning catch to dismiss New Zealand’s Neil Wagner in the second Test in Christchurch on Sunday. The Indians took a slender first-innings lead but was thwarted by a Kiwi comeback late in the day.
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featurecricket5 months ago

IND vs NZ | Christchurch Day 2 Talking Points - India’s SENA masterclass and Neil Wagner’s dilemma

In what was one of the best days of Test cricket in recent memory, India and New Zealand battled out a gripping day to set up what looks like an enthralling finale on Day 3. A total of 16 wickets fell on a day where ball dominated bat, with India ending the day on 90/6, leading the hosts by 97 runs.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket5 months ago

Twitter reacts to Ravindra Jadeja’s stupendous one-handed stunner to dismiss Neil Wagner

“No way, you CANNOT do that, Ravindra Jadeja” would have been the words of a certain Nasser Hussain had he been on air to witness the former’s ludicrous catch. The showstopper pulled off an outrageous one-handed screamer whilst being wrong-footed to leave the batsman Neil Wagner dumbstruck.
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newscricket5 months ago

Twitter reacts to Ravindra Jadeja's magic delivery castling clueless Colin de Grandhomme

Ravindra Jadeja once again proved his mettle by removing the gritty Colin de Grandhomme with some magical spin on a seaming track. Jadeja had a great start as he picked Ross Taylor's wicket, too, in his 3rd over. Indian fans on Twitter reacted on the same and showered praise on Ravindra Jadeja.
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newscricket6 months ago

IND vs NZ | I actually bowl just one or two short balls during practice, reveals Neil Wagner

Neil Wagner, who is known for his persistent short-pitched bowling, has revealed that he only bowls one or two short balls during the practice sessions. Wagner is set to return to the Kiwi squad for the second Test against India after missing out at Wellington due to the birth of his first child.
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newscricket6 months ago

IND vs NZ | Tough for India to adapt to pacy and bouncy New Zealand conditions, admits Neil Wagner

Neil Wagner believes that the pacy and bouncy New Zealand wickets have made life tough for India, who were steamrolled in the first match in Wellington. Wagner also added that he expects India to come back stronger, but is hopeful of his side backing up the world-class showing in the first Test.
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newscricket6 months ago

IND vs NZ | Neil Wagner set to return for Christchurch Test, confirms Gary Stead

New Zealand pace spearhead Neil Wagner, who missed the first Test in Wellington owing to paternity leave, will return to the squad for the second Test in Christchurch. Gary Stead has also confirmed that Wagner will be back in playing XI despite the unit's great bowling performance in Wellington.
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