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featurecricket2 months ago

Finisher trouble in New Zealand's T20I puzzle

The recently concluded T20I series between India and New Zealand was all about hits and misses. While Team India bagged all the hits, the misses were credited to the account of the hosts, leaving the end result to be negative.
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newscricket2 months ago

ICC T20I Rankings | KL Rahul claims second spot as Rohit Sharma breaks into top 10

India’s breakout star KL Rahul sealed his career-best T20I rankings as he finished second in its latest update as Rohit Sharma breaks into the top 10 after a long absence. Making a comeback, Jasprit Bumrah crept up to 11th position, jumping 26 places, as Yuzvendra Chahal finished 30th among bowlers.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs NZ | There have been what-ifs throughout my career, admits Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor has revealed that there have been what-ifs for the entirety of his career and he understands the importance of seizing key moments. Taylor, an all-time great Kiwi batsman, praised Tim Seifert for seizing the opportunity with Kane Williamson not playing the last two T20Is of the series.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs NZ | Can’t even imagine what it would have felt like in World Cup final, shares Tim Seifert

New Zealand glovesman Tim Seifert, while expressing his frustration on second super over loss in three days, has shared that his heart goes to the players who lost the World Cup final in a bizarre fashion, via a boundary count rule. Seifert hoped that these lessons would prove helpful in the future.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs NZ | New Zealand need to look into boosting players' confidence, admits Zaheer Khan

Former cricketer Zaheer Khan reckons that New Zealand needs to focus on helping their players gain confidence rather than on the technical aspects of the game. The Kiwis are down 0-4 in the five-match T20I series against India and face the prospect of a whitewash ahead of the fifth match on Sunday.
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featurecricket2 months ago

IND vs NZ | 4th T20I - Today I Learnt - Shardul Thakur a settler in death, Tim Seifert belongs to top-order

New Zealand might have lost the series but they still have one weapon - to turn every dead rubber into thriller by adding the Super Over element to it. So credit to New Zealand where it is due, it’s the hosts who brought the game alive from the dead and India, who eventually won it.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Is there a cure for New Zealand’s Super Over disease

Sport may be unfair, sport will break our hearts, sport is ruthless. But while life may or may not give us a second chance at something, sport always will. And the most generous of all sports, cricket, decided to give not only a second but also a third chance to one of fate’s favourite victims.
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featurecricket2 months ago

A Colin de Grandhomme curb in New Zealand’s T20I solution

The whole of the New Zealand team are living their lives projecting simulated passion. Well, curb your enthusiasm, Black Caps, you’re in for a ride. When the WT20 train crashes, don’t blame fate or anything else but yourselves.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs NZ | Still have time to work on mistakes ahead of T20 World Cup, admits Tim Seifert

New Zealand wicketkeeper Tim Seifert was positive even after the two defeats against India in the T20 series and believed that there was enough time before the T20 World Cup to get their act together. New Zealand are trailing 2-0 and need to get across India in last three games to win the series.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs NZ | Jasprit Bumrah's variations makes him a tough customer to face, attests Tim Seifert

Kiwi keeper Tim Seifert, after his unbeaten 33 in Auckland, shared that India pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah’s subtle variations make him a tough customer to face. Seirfert believes that the Kiwis must learn a thing or two from the visitors when it comes to adapting to conditions in the middle.
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