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ENG vs PAK | Ben Stokes to miss last two Tests due to family reasons

Ben Stokes will miss the remainder of the Test series against Pakistan due to family reasons and will travel to New Zealand later this week. England and Wales Cricket Board have announced the news while requesting media to respect Stokes and his family’s privacy during this time.
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newscricket3 hours ago

Reports | BCCI to kick start domestic season on November 19 with Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

The BCCI is planning to kickstart a truncated season with the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on November 19 which will precede the Ranji Trophy. However, there is no place for Vijay Hazare Trophy, Deodhar Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Irani Cup due to the pandemic threat around the country.
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newscricket4 hours ago

Reports | Tim Southee, Hafeez among list of 93 international players for Lankan Premier League

93 international cricketers, including Liam Plunkett, Tim Southee, and Mohammed Hafeez have listed themselves for the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) beginning on August 28. In addition, a pool of 130 local players will be available to the franchises to select from.
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newscricket4 hours ago

IPL 2020 | UAE conditions renders CSK favorites to lift IPL title, reckons Brett Lee

Legendary quick Brett Lee feels that low and slow conditions in UAE will automatically make Chennai Super Kings, who play in similar conditions back home in Chennai, the favorites to lift the IPL 2020 title. Lee also feels that experience is CSK’s biggest strength, heading into the tournament.
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featurecricket5 hours ago

Old Trafford win a sign from the gods for England to do away with five-bowler ploy

The victory at Old Trafford on Day 4, aside from being a relief for England - they snapped a losing streak; England had lost the first match in each of their last five Test series - also ended up teaching the home side many a valuable lesson.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket8 hours ago

IPL 2020 | VIVO pulling out is just a little bit of a blip, asserts Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly has stated that VIVO pulling out of the IPL doesn’t have a big repercussion on the board and is just a minor blip in what's a strong foundation. Ganguly has also added that the BCCI always has a 'Plan B' for these kinds of situations and this wouldn’t push the board financially.
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newscricket9 hours ago

ENG vs PAK | Feared my Test career would be over if I failed to score big, admits Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler, whose invaluable 75 on Day 4 helped England to a famous three-wicket win over Pakistan in Manchester, has admitted that he feared his career would be over in the case of him failing in the second innings. Buttler walked in under serious pressure, having also had a mare with the gloves.
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newscricket11 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Want to see Shubman Gill open the batting for KKR, states Dean Jones

Renowned Australian commentator Dean Jones wishes to see the prodigal Shubman Gill open the batting for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the forthcoming edition of the IPL in UAE. According to Jones, with Lynn now having departed, there is an opportunity for Gill to become a permanent opener.
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newscricket11 hours ago

Reports | Franchises against BCCI’s idea of flying NCA physio to monitor Indian players

Several Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises are said to be in disagreement with the BCCI with regards to the prospect of the board flying over NCA Physio Ashish Kaushik to UAE to monitor the Indian players. It is believed that franchises are not keen on having an ‘outsider’ in the bubble.
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newscricket11 hours ago

Jasprit Bumrah’s action won’t allow him to play all formats, opines Shoaib Akhtar

Pakistan’s Shoaib Akhtar is of the opinion that Jasprit Bumrah, whose action has been described as a disaster waiting to happen by many, will not be able to play all formats without his body inevitably breaking down. Akhtar said that he predicted Bumrah’s stress fracture last year.
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newscricket21 hours ago

Twitter reacts to Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes leading England to 3-wicket win over Pakistan

There was a big roar from the English dressing room as they chased a challenging target of 277 thanks to a magnificent partnership between Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes in the first test at Old Trafford. The Twitterati went berserk as well after watching one of the best turnarounds in Test cricket.
Soumil Khare
featurecricketa day ago

ENG vs PAK | Old Trafford Day 4 Talking Points: Naseem Shah, Jos Buttler and everything in between

A stand-out partnership between Chris Wokaes and Jos Buttler ensured that England snatched the win from the jaws of defeat to secure a 1-0 series lead against Pakistan. While the hosts can enjoy the win, Naseem Shah’s reinvention wrote a new chapter in the pacer’s way to perceived greatness.
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newscricketa day ago

VIDEO | Shaheen Afridi’s unplayable bouncer sends dejected Ollie Pope packing

There is something about Pakistani bowlers that makes you huff and puff on your seat and then go wow for that very moment which transcends the peak of sheer brilliance. Shaheen Afridi’s unplayable bouncer did just that with Ollie Pope wearing a sense of dejection after his dismissal.
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featurecricketa day ago

The long and short of the unique corporate race for IPL title sponsorship

So VIVO has dropped the ultimate bombshell, leaving the BCCI sponsorless for the hottest property in the cricketing world in the middle of a health and economic crisis around the world. With Jio, Amazon, Byju’s being the front-runners in the race, what would you really make out of it?
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa day ago

England’s fascinating love-hate relationship with keepers

Last year, following the World Cup final win over New Zealand, England thanked all the gods possible for giving them two of the best limited-overs wicketkeepers in the entire world. England and Andrew Strauss’ seeds that saw Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow emerge bore them the plumpest of fruits.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa day ago

Twitter reacts to ‘disappointed’ Rory Burns shushing Pakistani players after twin failure

Backing his first innings four, Rory Burns could only manage 10 in the second dig to end a disappointing Test and the disappointment was evident on his face. On top of that, seeing an aggressive Pakistani celebration, he couldn’t help but shush the fielders on his way back to the pavilion.
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newscricketa day ago

MS Dhoni told me he would continue till he is fastest sprinter in the team, reveals Sanjay Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar has revealed a chat between him and MS Dhoni when the latter told him that he would continue to play international cricket as long as he is beating the best sprinter in the team. Manjrekar has also added that Dhoni’s understanding of how to use his bowlers makes him a great captain.
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featurecricketa day ago

Under-utilized Archer’s Day 3 stroll brings to fore Joe Root’s cluelessness in handling the pacer

Like it or not, Jofra Archer will always be in the news. He’ll be in the news when he plays, he’ll be in the news when he doesn’t play, he’ll be in the news when he bowls fast, he’ll be in the news when he bowls slow and, like yesterday, he’ll be in the news when he doesn’t bowl at all.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa day ago

Twitter reacts to England fulfilling Bumble’s wish by producing ‘moment of magic’ to dismiss Shafiq

Just when the commentator said 'England need some magic, some luck', Sibley, who was fielding at backward point, produced magic on the field by effecting a direct hit at the strikers' end to send Asad Shafiq packing. Fans on Twitter went berserk as Sibley's magic caught Shafiq short of his crease.
Soumil Khare
newscricketa day ago

Reports | Sydney bracing to host Boxing Day Test versus India

The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) trust reportedly has its eyes fixed on the Boxing Day Test against India, as the grim Covid-19 situation in Melbourne could see the December 26 fixture moving out of Victoria. As things stand, however, Perth and Adelaide are the front-runners to take over the fixture.
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