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featurecricket6 hours ago

Questions loom and spots up for grab as Proteas enter first chapter of Mission 2021

After having seen their 2020 get abruptly halted by the pandemic, in March, the Proteas will take to the field for the first time in 8 months when they lock horns with the Three Lions on Friday. But lying on the other side of the welcome break is a handful of questions and healthy headaches.
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newscricket6 hours ago

Marcus Stoinis is five times better than what he was last year, feels Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting, who worked with Marcus Stoinis at Delhi Capitals this season, has claimed that the all-rounder from Melbourne has developed around five times more than what he was last season. The Australian legend has also added that Alex Carey was all praise for Stoinis even before the IPL began.
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newscricket6 hours ago

Shane Warne has always advised me to carry myself like a champion, reveals Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav has revealed that his idol and mentor Shane Warne, after observing his body language, advised him to always keep his shoulders up and act strong even during the direst of circumstances. Kuldeep also quipped that he adores his ‘friend’ Warne’s dismissal of Strauss in Ashes 2005.
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newscricket7 hours ago

Hopeful of getting fit for India warm-up match but will only play as batsman, reveals Mitchell Marsh

Mitchell Marsh, who has spent the last two months recovering from an ankle injury he sustained in IPL, revealed that he is hopeful of getting fit in time to represent Australia A in the warmup games against India. The all-rounder, however, revealed that he won’t be able to bowl for at least a month.
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newscricket8 hours ago

Feel there is no chance of me leading the national side, claims Mushfiqur Rahim

Turning down to lead in the BCB President’s XI, Mushfiqur Rahim has stated that he doesn’t have a chance to lead the national side, and wants young players to take over responsibility. However, he clarified that he took over the captaincy in Bangabandhu T20s because the franchise asked him to.
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newscricket10 hours ago

Cricket Australia announce full Big Bash fixtures as Perth, NSW, Melbourne join list

In the full confirmed schedule for the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League, Cricket Australia have announced that all six cities part of the BBL will be hosting matches this season. While Tasmania, Queensland and South Australia were named earlier, WA, NSW, and Victoria have joined the list.
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newscricket10 hours ago

T20 cricket will be the preference with two T20 World Cups coming up, asserts David Warner 

Seasoned Australian opener David Warner has made it clear that T20 cricket will take the front seat with two T20 World Cups lined up in the next two years. He also revealed that bio-bubbles are challenging sans family besides ruling out playing in the Big Bash League given the hectic schedule. 
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newscricket10 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Watch our fab five hunt Australia in their own den, predicts Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri, ahead of the series against Australia Down Under, has predicted the fans to watch India’s fab-five bowlers hunt down Australian batsmen in their own den. He also added that the team would gain the needed match-fitness in white-ball cricket before adapting themselves to the Test format.
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newscricket10 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Really looking forward to Australia because this is my first trip, expresses Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill has expressed that he is looking forward to the Australian tour as it will be his first trip down under, adding he always used to watch India - Australia matches as a kid. He revealed that he has not set my goals for himself and is excited to have lots of friends in the Indian team. 
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newscricket10 hours ago

No reason why Suryakumar Yadav can't be a part of Indian team, reckons Brian Lara

Brian Lara has asserted that Suryakumar Yadav has done a fabulous job for Mumbai Indians and he has to be in the Indian squad. The legendary batsman has further asserted that Suryakumar Yadav has been one of the most reliable players for the franchise and scored runs whenever they needed.
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newscricket11 hours ago

Want to be a successful red-ball bowler, asserts Arshdeep Singh

Kings XI Punjab seamer Arshdeep Singh, who starred in IPL 2020 picking 9 wickets, has revealed that his long-term goal is to become a successful red-ball bowler and help Punjab win the Ranji Trophy. Arshdeep further credited ‘mentor’ Mohammad Shami for teaching him to handle pressure efficiently.
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newscricket11 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Siraj promised that he will do well and pay a fitting tribute to our father, reveals brother

Mohammed Siraj's brother Mohammed Ismail has revealed that Siraj has promised to do well in the Australia series to pay a fitting tribute to his father. He also added that he is in constant touch with his brother and also team India's manager, Ravi Shastri and Kohli, who are all supporting him. 
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newscricket12 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Always a challenge coming up against Australia, admits Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah expressed excitement over having the opportunity to ‘test himself against the best’ in the forthcoming series against Australia and labelled the Aussies as extremely challenging opponents. Bumrah claimed that he is looking forward to a host of things, not least the pink-ball Test.
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newscricket15 hours ago

Could catch a batsman by watching his feet and body language, claims Praveen Kumar

Former India bowler Praveen Kumar has claimed that he could catch a batsman by watching his feet and body language and he was just putting his art on display in 2008 tri-series final against Australia. He added that he had done his homework and knew Adam Gilchrist was weak on the fuller deliveries.
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newscricket16 hours ago

SA vs AUS | Will try our best to allow crowd for series against Australia, reveals Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith, ahead of the series against Australia, has revealed that Cricket South Africa would try their level best to allow crowd for the reported series against Australia next year. Smith also confirmed that Newlands would be one of the host venues for the Test series against Australia.
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newscricket16 hours ago

Time is very near where Virat Kohli will be lifting the World Cup, claims Harbhajan Singh 

Veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has claimed that the time is near when Virat Kohli will be lifting the World Cup with the strong team that he has got. He even predicted that it might well be the 2021 T20 World Cup that will be played in India or the one that follows that India will win.
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newscricket16 hours ago

IPL 2020 | Delhi should retain Dhawan, Iyer and Pant as three Indian players, opines Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra has opined that Delhi Capitals must retain the services of Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant ahead of the next season alongside Rabada and Stoinis. He also stated that the franchise will be a little sad to leave the likes of Ashwin, Shaw and Axar back to the Auction.
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newscricket17 hours ago

NZ vs PAK | Fakhar Zaman left out of New Zealand tour due to fever

As a precautionary measure, opener Fakhar Zaman has been left out of the Pakistan squad after he developed a fever ahead of their departure to New Zealand on Monday. Although the left-hander test negative for COVID-19, he was isolated in the team hotel in Lahore after he came down with fever.
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newscricket17 hours ago

N Srinivasan and Amit Shah are effectively running Indian cricket, claims Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha has claimed that it is the duo of N Srinivasan and Amit Shah, who are effectively running Indian cricket, with claims of evident nepotism. He also bashed Sourav Ganguly’s involvement in cricket fantasy game before adding that this kind of greed is highly shocking.
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newscricket17 hours ago

My dream is to be a batting consultant with one of the teams in the IPL, reveals Vinod Kambli

Former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli has expressed his desire to be a batting consultant for one of the IPL teams as he feels he has a lot to share. The southpaw added that he can help batsmen with strategy and approach in T20 cricket and also on how to play googlies effectively. 
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