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newscricket2 months ago

WTC Final | Toss will be key, New Zealand can’t afford to let India post big score, claims Shane Bond

Former New Zealand pacer Shane Bond reckons the Kiwis will bowl first if they win the toss, but believes that such a move also poses the risk of India batting first and posting a potentially match-winning score. Bond further feels that the Kiwis will play five seamers, leaving out Ajaz Patel.
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newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2021 | Hardik has lost pace but pleased to see him still bowl aggressively, says Shane Bond

Mumbai Indians’ bowling coach Shane Bond stated that it’s natural for seamers to drop pace after coming back from a surgery, but claimed that it was pleasing to see Hardik Pandya still bowl with his old aggression. Bond revealed that MI had consciously not used Pandya’s bowling in IPL 2020.
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newscricket5 months ago

Being able to rub shoulders with many greats is the most exciting thing about IPL, reveals Kyle Jamieson

Kyle Jamieson, who was bought for a whopping amount of 15 crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore, has stated that rubbing shoulders with many greats of the game is the most exciting thing for him. Jamieson has further added that he was sleeping initially but then woke up to watch him be auctioned off.
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featurecricket8 months ago

Simple and uncanny, Kyle Jamieson's incomplex complexity will take him to greater heights

At 1.98 metres, Kyle Jamieson has only narrowly fallen short of Jason Holder, who currently is one of the tallest cricketers in the world of cricket. But what’s at the greater good for NZ is the form of Jamieson, who is also one of the best talents to have come out of the country's domestic circuit.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket8 months ago

Jasprit Bumrah is the best fast bowler in the world, claims Shane Bond

Former New Zealand pacer Shane Bond has termed India's Jasprit Bumrah the best fast bowler in world cricket at the moment. Bond has closely worked with the pacer in IPL and feels that Bumrah's self-belief is very strong and he has the desire to continue being the best fast bowler in the world.
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newscricket10 months ago

IPL 2020 | Bumrah wanted to take the new ball, and back his strengths, states Shane Bond

Mumbai Indians' bowling coach Shane Bond revealed that Jasprit Bumrah was keen on taking the new ball and back his strengths that lie in bowling yorkers and bouncers. Bumrah had the best game of the season so far, against Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday, in Abu Dhabi as he ended up taking four wickets.
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newscricket10 months ago

IPL 2020 | Our bowlers will have to put pressure on KXIP’s openers early on, admits Shane Bond

Ahead of their clash against Kings XI Punjab, Shane Bond has admitted that the Mumbai Indians bowlers will have to put pressure on the red-hot KXIP openers early on to restrict them. At the same time, Bond was extremely confident that their batting unit would come to the party straight away.
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featurecricketa year ago

The Rise and Fall of ICL

International cricket in India was already a bestseller in the early 21st century but, mind you, not the domestic form of it. Here’s a look back on India’s first step to producing something as big as the Indian Premier League when Zee Telefilms conceptualised the Indian Cricket League (ICL) in 2007.
Sritama Panda
newscricketa year ago

IND vs NZ | Ross Taylor can go on till 2023 World Cup, reckons Shane Bond

Former pacer Shane Bond reckons his compatriot Ross Talor, whom he hails as one of New Zealand’s greatest cricketers, can continue playing the game at least until the next ODI World Cup in 2023. Bond pointed out that Taylor’s greatness lies in his ability to reinvent himself to suit the game.
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newscricketa year ago

Hope Pandya gets some game time before the IPL, says Shane Bond

Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond wishes for Hardik Pandya to get some game time before the IPL and is confident that the all-rounder will come back strong. Pandya underwent a back surgery in October and has been out of action since, but is expected to be fit in time for the IPL.
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