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Twitter reacts to rain breaks leading to English players engaging in header challenge

What a day for Pakistan as their batsmen Shan Masood and Babar Azam gave an impressive start to their tour. But the rain kept interrupting the game and eventually, it got stopped due to bad light. However, the English players made most out of the rain breaks by scoring an insane headed goal.
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featurecricket2 hours ago

ENG vs PAK | Old Trafford Day 1 Talking Points: The Masood reinvention and Pakistan’s enhanced approach

In a rain-curtailed day in Manchester, Pakistan found their innings beautifully paced, much better than anyone would have expected, to end the Day 1 in a commanding position. However, that couldn’t make up for the frustration of the part-lifeless wicket, landing a new question for the ECB.
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newscricket6 hours ago

Hiding your emotions is the most crucial part in captaincy, states Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma’s stock as a captain has valued multifold since he became Mumbai Indians skipper and the opener believes that hiding one’s emotion is the most crucial part in a captain’s success. He also stated his theory that a captain is the least important member of any cricket team.
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newscricket7 hours ago

Twitter reacts to Jofra Archer's rip-snorting delivery taking Abid Ali's stumps for a walk

Archer gave England their first breakthrough in the first session of the opening day in the Manchester Test. Jofra Archer castled Abid Ali for 16 with an absolute ripper. Cricket fans on twitter went berserk after watching Archer's beautiful delivery to Abid and reacted on the same.
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newscricket7 hours ago

Sourav Ganguly’s contributions to women's cricket is remarkable, feels Harmanpreet Kaur

Harmanpreet Kaur has stated that Sourav Ganguly is doing a remarkable job for women’s cricket and she looks forward to playing the Women’s T20 Challenge in the Emirates. She has also hoped that a set of national selectors for the women's team are in place in due course of time.
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newscricket8 hours ago

Twitter reacts to overconfident Azhar Ali pulling off a Kohli to embarrass himself on review

There is something about overseas captains when it comes to reviews. Virat Kohli, Dimuth Karunaratne, Shakib Al Hasan and now, Azhar Ali. The Pakistan skipper took an overconfident review almost as soon as the umpire’s finger was raised, but the replay proved the calamity that Ali had created.
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newscricket9 hours ago

Virat asks a lot of questions about match situations when he comes out to bat, reveals Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara has stated that Virat Kohli would enquire about a lot of things related to the game situation when he comes out to bat and he would try to formulate his own approach accordingly. The Indian No.3 has also added that oppositions’ focus on Kohli helps him relax a bit at the other end.
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newscricket10 hours ago

Don’t regret my decision of not playing in IPL 2020, affirms Mitchell Starc

Talking about his decision of opting out of participation in IPL 2020, Mitchell Starc has admitted that he doesn’t regret his decision of missing IPL action and wouldn’t change it. However, he did reveal that he might change his decision next year if he feels the urge to take part in IPL.
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newscricket12 hours ago

ENG vs PAK | TV umpire to call front-foot no-balls during the series

In a tweet on Wednesday, the ICC confirmed that TV umpire would be given the additional responsibility of calling front-foot no-balls in real-time during England’s series against Pakistan. The technology previously employed in the limited-overs would now be used for the first time in Tests.
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newscricket13 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Teams want three-day quarantine instead of six and contact-less food delivery amidst other requests

Following BCCI’s SOP regarding IPL, reports have suggested that the teams want a three-day quarantine period instead of the six mentioned alongside contact-less food delivery. It also added that they are seeking permission from the BCCI to include recreational activities under medical guidance.
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newscricket13 hours ago

Felt I betrayed India after conceding 30 runs to James Faulkner in 2013, reveals Ishant Sharma

After conceding 30 runs against James Faulkner in the 2013 Mohali ODI, Ishant Sharma has revealed that he felt he had betrayed the country. However, he added that the incident against Faulkner changed his outlook on cricket as the pacer took taking more responsibility for India, leading the attack.
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newscricket13 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Franchises to swap hotels for resorts in UAE

IPL teams are looking at setting up base in resorts in the UAE rather than the hotels that the players use during the cash-rich tournament. The teams might also consider a pool of players who can be used as replacements once the Indian Premier League finally kick starts on September 19.
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newscricket14 hours ago

Reports | Sanjay Manjrekar snubbed as BCCI approach commentators for IPL 2020

A report has claimed that the BCCI has tried to get in touch with the likes of Sunil Gavaskar, L Sivaramakrishnan, Murali Kartik and Harsha Bhogle to check on their availability for the 2020 edition of the IPL. However, the board has decided to overlook Sanjay Manjrekar, who was not sent the mail.
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newscricketa day ago

Twitter reacts to Ireland’s 2011 World Cup deja vu win over England

History often tends to repeat itself and when a total of 328 popped up, none could take their minds and thoughts away from the 2011 World Cup encounter between England and Ireland. Channelling the same positivity, on the back of Stirling-Balbirnie’s partnership, Ireland nicked away a vital win.
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featurecricketa day ago

ENG vs IRE | 3rd ODI - Ask me anything ft. Ireland’s deja vu moment, Captain Morgan and a pounding Stirling

The hosts England couldn’t have started any worse as they were reduced to 44/3 before Captain Morgan bailed them out to a total of 328. However, in the second innings, the Irish top order reined supremacy with their stunning display on the night to leave England stone-cold by seven wickets.
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newscricketa day ago

Twitter reacts to substitute fielder Liam Livingstone’s screaming acrobatic dive to prevent a boundary

England’s fielding has stepped up a notch since the appointment of Paul Collingwood as the coach but one particular stop that stood out in the third ODI was Liam Livingstone’s screaming dive. Not only did the substitute fielder prevent a boundary but also saved a crucial two runs for his side.
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newscricketa day ago

Twitter reacts to Gareth Delany’s dramatic ‘ABD’ shuffle exposing his leg pole

Yet again, Ireland’s batting shambles was exposed in terrible fashion when opener Gareth Delany shuffled a long way away from the leg-stump exposing his leg pole only for David Willey to hit the target. At 50-1, Ireland were batting positively before the brain-fade moment from the opener.
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newscricketa day ago

Twitter reacts to Lorcan ‘Dhoni’ Tucker’s amazing flick to send Rashid packing

With five overs remaining in the innings, Adil Rashid and Tom Curran were just ready to launch a late assault to take England over the 300-run mark. However, they were halted by the brilliance of the 23-year-old keeper Lorcan Tucker who’s stunning flick sent Adil Rashid packing.
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newscricketa day ago

Twitter reacts to Eoin Morgan’s classy century bailing England out of Irish trouble

After England were reduced to 14/2, the onus was on Eoin Morgan to resurrect the sinking ship in the ongoing 3rd ODI against Ireland and he did it in style, with a 78-ball century. The English skipper not only broke the bowler’s confidence but also took the fielders for a ride to fetch the ball.
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newscricketa day ago

Rohit Sharma might need to regain Test form after COVID-19 break, opines Vinod Kambli

Vinod Kambli has opined that Rohit Sharma might need to regain form in the five-day format following the long COVID-19 break that has halted cricketing action in the country. In addition, Kambli also appreciated the right-hander’s sweet timing with his bat, calling it ‘a thing of great joy.’
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