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T20 cricket has slowed down dramatically, T10 has raised the bar a bit, feels Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle believes that the T20 cricket has slowed down dramatically as far as batting is concerned, and the T10 format has raised the bar in recent times. Gayle further added that he doesn’t quite understand why the modern opening batsman takes the conservative approach in the powerplay.
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newscricket2 hours ago

IND vs NZ | Mayank Agarwal’s kneeling fielding stance at gully is not ideal, states VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman has stated that Mayank Agarwal’s kneeling fielding stance at gully position is not ideal as it restricts movements of the fielder. Agarwal was fielding at gully while kneeling with spinners Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel in operation on Day 2 and 3 of the Kanpur Test.
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newscricket2 hours ago

IND vs NZ | Twitter reacts as Ravichandran Ashwin’s unusual follow-through prompts animated discussions with umpire

In a rather bizarre and unique follow-through, Ravichandran Ashwin was seen running sideways through the popping crease, obstructing umpire Nitin Menon’s view while approaching the non-striker. Animated discussions followed thereafter, with Menon, Ashwin and skipper Ajinkya Rahane involved.
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newscricket4 hours ago

IPL 2022 Auctions | ‘No thanks’ – David Warner gives blunt response to fan who wanted him to lead SRH in IPL 2022

A Sunrisers Hyderabad fan on Instagram demanded the franchisee to retain their 2016 IPL winning captain David Warner ahead of the 2022 auctions. Replying to the comment, Warner said ‘no thanks’, which clearly indicates that the Australian stalwart will play for a new team next year.
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newscricket5 hours ago

IND vs NZ | Wriddhiman Saha out with stiff neck, KS Bharat keeps wickets

KS Bharat replaced Wriddhiman Saha behind the stumps on Day 3 of the ongoing first Test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur, with the latter being absent due to a stiff neck. An update from the BCCI confirmed Saha’s status and added that the medical team is monitoring his progress.
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newscricket5 hours ago

IPL 2022 | Irfan Pathan names four players Mumbai Indians should retain ahead of IPL 2022 auctions

Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan has named four players which five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians should retain ahead of the 2022 IPL auctions. The existing eight teams have the deadline of November 30 to decide on the players they wish to retain, before the auctions take place.
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newscricket17 hours ago

RSA vs NED | South Africa first ODI called off by rain, rest of Netherlands tour in doubt

The first one-day international between South Africa and Netherlands on Friday, November 26 in Centurion has been abandoned due to persistent rain. The rest of the Netherlands tour is in great jeopardy after the rising concerns over the emergence of the new Coronavirus variant in South Africa.
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newscricket18 hours ago

Ashes 2021-22 | England should not have too many expectations from Ben Stokes, says Saba Karim

Ahead of the Ashes series, which is scheduled to begin on December 8 in Brisbane, former India cricketer, Saba Karim has stated that England should not expect too much from their all-rounder, Ben Stokes. Speaking on Australia’s new Test captain, Karim stated that Pat Cummins was the obvious choice.
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newscricket19 hours ago

IND vs NZ | It was like fairytale to receive Test cap from Sunil Gavaskar, says Shreyas Iyer

After scoring a brilliant century on his debut Test match against New Zealand on Friday in Kanpur, Shreyas Iyer has stated that he did not expect to receive the Test cap from legendary Sunil Gavaskar. The middle-order batsman took just 21 balls to race to the mark from his overnight score of 75*.
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newscricketa day ago

WATCH | Rahul Chahar throws sunglasses after umpire denies LBW appeal

India A leg-spinner Rahul Chahar threw his sunglasses after the umpire denied a leg-before appeal on his bowling while playing against South Africa A in Bloemfontein on Wednesday. The incident happened in the 128th over of the Proteas innings when Chahar appealed against Sinethemba Qeshile.
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newscricketa day ago

A bilateral India-Pakistan series in Dubai will be great for the sport, says Mohammad Amir

Former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir has said that if a series between India and Pakistan is played in Dubai, it will be great for the sport. Amir further added that the governments and the cricket boards of both countries need to come together and discuss their issues to make the series possible.
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newscricketa day ago

RSA vs NED | South Africa’s international cricket schedule at risk as new Covid-19 variant prompts border closures

South Africa are hosting Netherlands for a three-match ODI series, beginning Friday, and there is uncertainty over second and third match, as an emerging Coronavirus variant in the country has prompted strict travel restrictions. The first ODI will go ahead as per the original schedule.
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newscricketa day ago

IND vs NZ | Twitter reacts as Ajaz Patel cleans up Ravichandran Ashwin with a peach

After pacers Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson accounted for the first eight wickets in India’s first innings of the Kanpur Test, left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel weaved his magic, castling Ravichandran Ashwin with a beauty. He trapped Ishant Sharma leg-before soon after, to end India’s innings at 345.
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newscricketa day ago

Ashes 2021-22 | Was absolutely determined to have Steve Smith as vice-captain, says Pat Cummins

Australia’s newly-appointed Test captain Pat Cummins has revealed that he was determined to have Steve Smith as the team's vice-captain. Smith captained the national side across formats from 2015 to 2018, before being banned from leadership role post the 2018 Cape Town ball-tampering scandal.
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newscricketa day ago

Ashes 2021-22 | Tim Paine takes indefinite mental health break from cricket

Tim Paine has taken an indefinite mental health break from the game, which means he will be unavailable for the upcoming Ashes series at home. Paine was due to play for Tasmania in the Marsh Cup on Friday in build-up to the first Test starting on December 8, but has withdrawn from the game.
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newscricketa day ago

IND vs NZ | Twitter reacts as Shreyas Iyer gets to hundred on Test debut

Shreyas Iyer became the 16th Indian cricketer to register a hundred on Test debut when he achieved the milestone on the second day of the ongoing first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur. The middle-order batsman took just 21 balls to race to the mark from his overnight score of 75*.
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newscricketa day ago

Ashes 2021-22 | Pat Cummins appointed Australia's new Test captain, Steve Smith named deputy

Pat Cummins has been officially appointed as Australia's new Test captain, after Tim Paine recently resigned from the role after the emergence of texting episode from four years ago. Steve Smith has returned to the leadership role for the first time since 2018, and has been named the vice-captain.
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newscricket2 days ago

IND vs NZ | Rahul Dravid might act as a catalyst for Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara , says DInesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik has stated that India head coach Rahul Dravid might act as a catalyst for the test careers of Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara. The duo have been struggling with poor form as Rahane hasn’t scored a century since December 2020 while Pujara hasn’t scored a ton since 2019.
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newscricket2 days ago

IND vs NZ | Kyle Jamieson bowled pretty well today, especially in the first spell, says Shubman Gill

At the end of Day 1 of the ongoing Test match between India and New Zealand, Shubhman Gill has stated that Kyle Jamieson bowled really well and he was very effective in his first spell. Jamieson was the pick of the bowlers for New Zealand as he scalped three crucial wickets against India on Day 1.
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newscricket2 days ago

IND vs NZ | Batting is going to get difficult from Day 2, says Wasim Jaffer on Kanpur Test

Former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer has stated that batting is going to get difficult from Day 2 in the first Test match between India and New Zealand in Kanpur. Jaffer further predicted that India would want to bat only once and score 350-400 which will be difficult for New Zealand to cross.
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