newscricket23 days ago

IND vs SL | Twitter trolls Wanindu Hasaranga's desparate snaky runup in hunt for first series wicket

The hallmark of greatness is not just excelling once but sustaining success over a period of time by adapting to the times and bringing innovations. Renowned superstar Wanindu Hasaranga pulled out all the tricks in his books on Sunday to claim his first wicket in the series but was left dismayed.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2023 | Royal Challengers Bangalore updated squad and release list

An up-and-down season for the ever-inconsistent Royal Challengers Bangalore ended with their tame elimination in Qualifier 2 in 2022. The team has decided to stick with Glenn Maxwell, despite the injury concerns, while Sherfane Rutherford is the major player released from the squad ahead of auction.
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newscricket4 months ago

ICC World T20 | Twitter reacts to Kusal Mendis powering Sri Lanka home to comfortable 9-wicket win over Ireland

Sri Lanka breezed through their Super 12 opener against Ireland in Hobart to make a strong statement of their ambitions at the marquee event. After a clinical bowling display, Kusal Mendis starred for the Lions with a boisterous half-century bolstering his team’s net run rate to a great extent.
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newscricket4 months ago

ICC World T20 | Twitter reacts to Wanindu Hasaranga turning into Thor with magnetic right hand

The miracles that movies create with high-scale productions are often emulated live by cricketers on the field, only in much more realistic and impressive ways. Wanindu Hasaranga on Sunday provided an example of the same by sticking a hand out to grab a ball in mid-air in a stellar fielding effort.
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newscricket4 months ago

ICC World T20 | Twitter reacts to Max O'Dowd’s valiant effort going in vain as Sri Lanka prevail over Netherlands

Max O'Dowd’s unbeaten 53-ball 71 was not enough for the Netherlands as they endured a 16-run defeat against Sri Lanka in their final qualifying round fixture in Geelong. Chasing 163, O'Dowd received little support from the others throughout the innings, restricting the team to 146/9.
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featurecricket5 months ago

Sri Lanka: Simply red-hot or genuine contenders for the World T20?

The Sri Lanka cricket team was cold for a long, long time, but all of a sudden they have awakened the beast within and put up perhaps the most spectacular hot streak of the summer, only behind England's Bazball shenanigans. There just seems to be one question now: do they dare to dream?
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newscricket5 months ago

Asia Cup 2022 | Wanindu Hasaranga sits on the line between confidence and arrogance, gushes Micky Arthur

Micky Arthur raved about Wanindu Hasaranga's excellence at length after he steered Sri Lanka to the Asia Cup, claiming the all-rounder had sky-high confidence and loved to have the limelight shining on him. The former coach also briefly commented on the cricketer's role with the bat in the final.
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newscricket5 months ago

Reports | Rashid Khan to join St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in CPL 2022, to replace Wanindu Hasaranga

As per ESPNCricinfo, Rashid Khan is all set to return to CPL with St Kitts & Nevis Patriots as a replacement for Wanindu Hasaranga. The Sri Lankan, who recently won the Player of the Tournament in his side's successful Asia Cup campaign, has made himself unavailable for the entire season.
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newscricket5 months ago

Asia Cup 2022 | How could Pakistani batters not read Wanindu Hasaranga’s variations from the finger, questions Salman Butt

Salman Butt has slammed Pakistani batters, saying he has no idea how the Babar Azam-led side failed to read Wanindu Hasaranga’s variations during their Asia Cup fixture against Sri Lanka on Friday. Hasaranga returned figures of 3-21 to help Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 5 wickets ahead of their final.
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newscricket8 months ago

Reports | Wanindu Hasaranga remains under medical observation, unlikely to play 3rd ODI vs AUS

Sri Lanka's spinning sensation Wanindu Hasaranga is currently under medical observation and it is possible that the spinner might not play in the third ODI against Australia. Hasaranga had suffered a groin muscle strain during the first ODI of the series between Sri Lanka and Australia.
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