newscricket2 months ago

South Africa vs Australia | Visitors name playing XI for Durban Test

Ahead of the first Test against South Africa in Durban Australian skipper, Steve Smith has announced the playing XI which is the same as the one used in the final Ashes Test in Sydney. While he has picked three proper pacers in the team, off-spinner Nathan Lyon also finds a place in the final XI.
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featurecricket3 months ago

IPL 2018 | Who should Kings XI Punjab target in the mega auction

The sense of positivity and hope that a complete revamp brings in teams, both performing and non-performing, doesn’t really apply to KXIP whose experiments have always ended in vain. However, their decision to retain only one player has opened them to endless possibilities ahead of the mega-auction.
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newscricket4 months ago

WATCH | Steve Smith left stunned as Marsh brothers decide to celebrate before ball goes dead

Cricket has had a long history with comedy of error moments that have forced games to take unexpected twist and turns. The Ashes witnessed one such incident as the Marsh brothers decided to celebrate Mitch’s century midway on the pitch while the ball was still in play, leaving Steve Smith incensed.
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newscricket4 months ago

Twitter reacts to Jonny Bairstow and Mark Stoneman’s horrible mess up of Shaun Marsh's catch

England have shown no signs of improvement in the do-or-die WACA Test of the Ashes series as their batting collapse was followed by a dismal fielding show. Jonny Bairstow and Mark Stoneman messed up an easy catch of Shaun Marsh in the closing stages leaving, Twitteratti to embark on a trolling run.
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newscricket5 months ago

Twitter reacts as Smith and Marsh save Australia after an early collapse

The Twitterati were out in full force, reacting to all the events that happened on Day 2 of the 1st Ashes match. Australia bowled England out for 302 but their top order crumbled quickly. However, thanks to Steve Smith and Shaun Marsh, who dug deep, Australia ended the day at a respectable 165/4.
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newscricket5 months ago

Ashes 2017 | Tim Paine and Cameron Bancroft surprise inclusion in the Australian squad

Cricket Australia has announced a 13-man squad for the Ashes that is scheduled to begin in Australia on November 27. The biggest surprise was the inclusion of Tim Paine, following a seven-year absence from Test cricket, and the selection Cameron Bancroft as an opener in the squad.
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newscricketa year ago

Virender Sehwag blames foreign batsmen for IPL exit

Virender Sehwag had voiced his disappointment at the foreign contingent of Kings XI Punjab stating that the players did not take responsibility after the team lost early wickets against Pune. The former Indian opener criticized the Indian players as well for failing to deliver when it mattered.
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newscricketa year ago

IPL 2017 | Match 55 Preview: Rising Pune Supergiant vs Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab and Rising Pune Supergiant face-off in a virtual knockout match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune this evening. RPS are looking to qualify to the play-offs for the very first time, whereas KXIP are looking to qualify for the first time since 2014.
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featurecricketa year ago

IPL 2017 | Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - Player Ratings

Shikhar Dhawan (77) and Kane Williamson (54) were the real stars of the show as Sunrisers Hyderabad destroyed the Kings XI Punjab in their own back yard. With the ball, it was Rashid Khan’s phenomenal display that stopped Punjab’s acceleration before it could even get started.
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newscricketa year ago

Twitter picks on Sir Ishant Sharma as KXIP concede 200 runs for the 10th time in IPL

The top 3 batsmen in SRH all scored half-centuries as they put up a stiff target of 207 in the first match held at Mohali this season. Losing 3 early wickets did not help Punjab, and the target simply went out of reach, despite brief resistance from Morgan, and Marsh's brilliant 84-run knock.
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