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featurecricket3 months ago

Caribbean man, batting is the root of Windies defeat

‘For ten long years, we ruled the cricket world and now the rule seems coming to an end’ from the looks, it just looks like a line from Rally Round the West Indies anthem but after Windies’ lacklustre batting display in the series, it looks like the deafening sound is set to stand a few more years.
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newscricket3 months ago

Wisden Trophy to be renamed as Richard-Botham Trophy from next edition

Introduced in 1963, the Widen Trophy is finally set to be renamed after Vivian Richards and Ian Botham as Richards-Botham Trophy starting from Windies' next meet against England. The ongoing series would be the last of Wisden Trophy as Windies aim to retain it in Manchester Test, starting today.
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newscricket4 months ago

Virat Kohli reminds me of Sir Viv Richards’ batting, insists Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar has stated that Virat Kohli is the No.1 player in the world and has an uncanny similarity with the yesteryear great Sir Vivian Richards. The Little Master has further attested that among the former players Gundappa Vishwanath and VVS Laxman used to bat like the Caribbean great.
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newscricket5 months ago

Franchises would have paid more for Viv Richards than Stokes and Cummins combined, states Ian Smith

Renowned commentator Ian Smith has labelled the legendary Sir Viv Richards as a revolutionary and has opined that the flamboyant right-hander would have been a monster in modern-day T20 cricket. Smith stated that Richards would have garnered more money than ‘Stokes and Cummins combined’.
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featurecricket7 months ago

Kerry Packer, father of ‘modern-day revolutionised’ cricket

Way before the Indian Premier League was even a thing, it was Kerry Packer who shaped the game for both the players and the audience. While they were treated to fantastic cricket on-field, it was more about how these games were televised - which truly is the series which changed cricketing history.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket7 months ago

Wouldn’t mind dying playing something that I love, says Sir Viv Richards

Sir Viv Richards has stated that it was a privilege playing the great game of cricket and he wouldn't mind dying playing something he loved ever since he was a kid. Richards was answering a query by Shane Watson, who enquired how it felt to play cricket without any headgear for protection.
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newscricket8 months ago

Viv Richards, Jayasuriya and de Villiers redefined batsmanship, opines Inzamam-ul-Haq

Inzamam-ul-Haq has picked Viv Richards, Sanath Jayasuriya and AB de Villiers as batsmen who redefined the game of cricket for their respective generations. While he credited de Villiers as the inventor of fast-paced cricket, he hailed Richards and Jayasuriya for their attitude to attack pacers.
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newscricketa year ago

Bouncers are easier to bowl than yorkers or length balls, affirms Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev has shared that bowling bouncers are much easier than bowling yorkers or full as he went on to share that bouncer should be used as a secret weapon. Kapil also shared that he loved squaring up batsmen and nicking them off, which he considers as a classic fast bowler dismissal.
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newscricketa year ago

Kieron Pollard is more proactive as a captain, asserts Vivian Richards

Windies legend Vivian Richards believes that Kieron Pollard has the qualities of a proactive captain and he can motivate each individual in the team to give his best. Pollard, who last played an ODI in 2016, was appointed as the white-ball captain of West Indies, taking the baton from Jason Holder.
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newscricketa year ago

Kieron Pollard should have been appointed as skipper earlier, states Sir Viv Richards

Legendary West Indies batsman Sir Vivian Richards is glad of the decision to put all-rounder Kieron Pollard at the helm of the limited-overs teams. Richards shared that he's been impressed by Pollard's captaincy since the very first season of CPL and believes his inventiveness will help the team.
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