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featurecricketa year ago

WATCH | Best moments from Round 7 of the County Championship

The County Championship is by some distance the most enthralling domestic competition in the world for the simple fact that despite rain ruining 7 of the 8 matches that were played in Round 7, there were still innumerable moments to savor. What was the best of the lot? Well, decide for yourself.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa year ago

WATCH | Best moments from Round 6 of the County Championship ft. Archer's nonchalance and Joe R99T's heartbreak

Rain played spoilsport in Round 6 of the County Championship, yet there was no paucity of enthralling moments across the four days. In what comes as a website first, we, here at SportsCafe, have collated the best moments from Round 6 to fill you up with the ‘must-see’ moments across the four days.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa year ago

County Watch | How English Test cricketers and major overseas signings fared in Round 6

More than any other chant in the ground, ‘rain rain go away’ was the constant chirp as Somerset’s fixture against Surrey got rained off. However, elsewhere there was action, as some of the international stars flopped while the others breathed new life into their respective campaigns.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 years ago

CSA need to swallow their pride and do everything they can to bring back Simon Harmer

Long before we were exposed to words such as ‘Quarantine’ and ‘Pandemic’, there was one alien term flashing across our television screens all day long: Brexit. Nothing but a weird combination of the words ‘Britain’ and ‘Exit’, referring to the United Kingdom exiting the European Union.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 years ago

Representing England in near future off the table, reveals Simon Harmer

South Africa’s Simon Harmer, who took a Kolpak deal and currently plies his trade with Essex, revealed that the visa implications in the UK mean that him representing England in the near future is off the table. Last season, Harmer led Essex to both the T20 Blast and County championship titles.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket3 years ago

Explained | Kolpak Deal - A curse turned blessing for South Africa

After getting battered in the home Test series by England, South Africa got some much needed good news and, more importantly, hope in the limited overs series. That, however, will be dwarfed by the hope of reclaiming a few of the players they had lost due to the much talked about Kolpak deal.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket3 years ago

Simon Harmer signs contract extension with Essex

Former South African cricketer Simon Harmer has signed a one-year contract extension with Essex, a deal that will see the off-spinner remain with the club until the end of the 2020 season. Harmer, who captained Essex to the T20 Blast title, played a key role in their County Championship success.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 years ago

Open to having talks with AB de Villiers regarding South Africa return, reveals Mark Boucher

Newly appointed coach Mark Boucher has revealed that he is open to the idea of reaching out to AB de Villiers and having discussions with him regarding a potential international return. De Villiers last played for South Africa in March 2018, after which he announced his international retirement.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 years ago

Kolpak Rule hurting South African Cricket, says Faf du Plessis

South African Test Skipper Faf du Plessis believes that the Kolpak rule that lures South African players to retire from the national team and play in England is hurting Protea cricket. Du Plessis feels that they missed out on their best players due to this and he hopes things improve after Brexit.
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newscricket3 years ago

T20 Blast | Ravi Bopara's knock won the title for Essex, feels Moeen Ali

Worcestershire skipper Moeen Ali feels that all-rounder Ravi Bopara's measured knock in the final helped Essex win their maiden T20 blast title. Bopara scored a nifty 22-ball 36 with his side under trouble to rescue them, before a final-over blitz from Simon Harmer sealed Essex the title.
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