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featurecricket17 days ago

‘Resting’ Tim Southee part of New Zealand’s best laid plans for future

As I speak(write), New Zealand are once again in trouble against their Trans-Tasman rival on a territory where they’ve always struggled. The visitors made five drastic changes ahead of the third and final Test, in Sydney, owing to illness, injury and some weird flex.
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newscricketa month ago

AUS vs NZ | Chance to feature in Boxing Day Test at MCG something special, asserts Tim Southee

Tim Southee expressed his joy for being able to play a Boxing Test at the MCG pointing out that it's been more than 30 years since NZ played one. Southee shared that it was great to have Trent Boult back and conceded that the trio of him, Boult and Neil Wagner have been very successful.
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newscricketa month ago

AUS v NZ | No excuses, we just didn’t adapt well in Perth, says Gary Stead

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead refused to make excuses for his side’s crushing 296-run loss to Australia in the first of the three-match series at Perth Stadium. However, with the possible return of key pacer Trent Boult for the remainder of the series, Stead expects a better show from his boys.
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featurecricketa month ago

IPL 2020 Auction | Sunrisers Hyderabad - Dream, realistic, wildcard and suggested buys

With seven slots left to fill, Sunrisers Hyderabad won’t have to brainstorm for the IPL auction as much as some other franchises. They’re a balanced side with only a few holes to fill and all the team needs to do is focus only on those. And we, here at SportsCafe, bring to you a recipe to follow.
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to Mitchell Santner’s “tackle” leaving Aleem Dar bruised after Tim Southee’s wayward throw

“The umpire is in the firing line” is a cliche that we come across every now and then, but today, poor Aleem Dar was literally in the firing line. Mitchell Santner ran for cover in a desperate attempt to back-up Tim Southee’s awry throw, but in the process, ended up accidentally tackling umpire Dar.
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newscricketa month ago

VIDEO | Angry David Warner lashes out at Tim Southee for targetting static Joe Burns

It’s not every day that one would witness a heated moment when New Zealand, the ‘nice guys’, are involved in a game. But if you ask David Warner, he would tell you a different story as he was witness to Tim Southee’s unanticipated aggression. However, the Aussie didn’t quite like it.
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featurecricketa month ago

Can ‘new look’ New Zealand crack the away code in Test Cricket

“The New Zealand team are worthy winners of this award. In the heat of battle, they displayed a level of sportsmanship that was fitting for such a fantastic final, and indeed tournament.”
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newscricketa month ago

AUS vs NZ | Australia need to be wary of Neil Wagner, comments Ricky Ponting

Former captain Ricky Ponting has issued the Australian batsman a warning when it comes to facing Neil Wagner in the three-match Test series against the Kiwis. Having helped his side secure a series win over England at home, Wagner comes into the series as the 4th ranked Test bowler in the world.
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newscricket2 months ago

Twitter reacts to Joe Denly’s ‘drop of the season’ cutting short Jofra Archer’s premature celebration

In what summed up England's tour of New Zealand, Joe Denly, on Monday, came up with the contender for the worst drop of all time. Archer, who out-foxed Williamson, started celebrating prematurely, but was left embarrassed after Joe Denly dropped an absolute sitter to hand Williamson a life.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Neil Wagner- Adding beauty to the barren

For what cricket brings to the table, it is considered to be more than a sport. Be it the beauty, the body or the brutality, cricket helps forge these elements into its being. Cricket is a sport that never sleeps and hence the undying passion and ardour.
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