newscricket5 days ago

Ashes 2019 | None of us imagined the heights Steve Smith would go on to scale, says Shane Watson

Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has revealed that none of the Aussies predicted Steve Smith to scale the heights he has in Test cricket. Watson has also stated that the 12-month ban worked as a blessing in disguise for Smith, giving him ample time to reassess his batting skills.
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newscricket6 days ago

For Australia to win the the Ashes 5-0 is "wishful thinking", says Shane Watson

Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson believes that any opinion that suggests Australia, who are currently leading the five-match series by 1-0, winning the Ashes 5-0 is in fact 'wishful thinking' considering how difficult it is for teams win a series away from home these days.
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newscricketa month ago

Khulna Titans sign Shane Watson for 2019-20 season

Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) franchise Khulna Titans have signed star Australian all-rounder Shane Watson as one of their two overseas signings for the upcoming season. Watson, who is practising his trade in T20 leagues around the world, will be playing in the BPL for the first time.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Greatest all-rounder of 21st century debate - where does Shakib Al Hasan stand?

Just ahead of the 2011 World Cup, MS Dhoni and the entire Indian team management had to scratch their head for a decision - which in hindsight, probably changed the way teams approach their strategy in the ODIs for good. Yuvraj Singh became the heart, soul and so many more of India’s campaign.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket2 months ago

Dale Steyn signs up for Euro T20 Slam as 'marquee player'

After having previously played in International T20 Leagues such as Indian Premier League, Caribbean Premier League and Mzansi Super League, Dale Steyn will participate in the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam. The league is scheduled to kick off later this year, from August 30.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2019 | Gautam Gambhir praises CSK and MI for sticking to their guns until the end

Gautam Gambhir has stated that Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings were good because they work to a plan and notwithstanding the result, they stuck to it. Gambhir has also praised Mumbai Indians for handling Hardik Pandya in a proper way and the all-rounder never looked bereft of confidence.
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featurecricket3 months ago

IPL 2019 | What worked and what didn’t - Chennai Super Kings

There is a meme going around in Internet - that Seven IPL teams play in the IPL to face Chennai Super Kings in the final. How much of that true is not left to interpretation at all as it was the case proven time and time again and to validate it, CSK reached yet another final this season.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2019 | Shane Watson batted with a bleeding leg in the final against Mumbai Indians

Chennai Super Kings opener Shane Watson batted with a cut on his knee in the final, which he suffered earlier in the innings while diving to make his ground. His teammate Harbhajan Singh, in a post on his official Instagram handle, revealed that Watson had to undergo six stitches after the game.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2019 | We understand we are an ageing team, says Stephen Fleming

Stephen Fleming has stated that he understands that the Chennai Super Kings are an ageing team, given that most of its core players are well into their thirties. This year’s runners-up have most of its players either in the twilight of their career or into the second half.
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newscricket3 months ago

Legends and Pundits react as Mumbai Indians win fourth IPL title

Mumbai Indians have won their record fourth IPL title. No team in the history of the tournament have won four titles. It was probably the most dramatic IPL final ever as MI choked CSK in the final over. The entire cricket fraternity heaped praise on MI and termed IPL as the best league in the world.
Soumil Khare