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newscricket5 months ago

SA vs PAK | You need to change and evolve every day in modern cricket, admits Babar Azam

On the back of his 59-ball 122, Babar Azam has admitted that one has to constantly change and evolve in order to keep pace in modern cricket while adding that he was waiting for such an innings. The opener also insisted that the hundred felt really good and hoped to continue the good form.
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newscricket6 months ago

Twitter reacts to anti-climax at the Wanderers as De Kock’s ‘disgraceful’ act costs Fakhar Zaman well-deserved double-century

In one of the most anti-climactic moments in cricket history, Fakhar Zaman was left heart-shattered as he was run out 7 short of a well-deserved double-ton. However, Quinton de Kock’s actions have now come under fire as a ‘fake fielding’ attempt from the WK ended up putting the batsman off.
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newscricket6 months ago

SA vs PAK | Sharjeel Khan makes a comeback to Pakistan's T20I side 

Left-handed opener Sharjeel Khan has made a return to the Pakistan's senior side for the four-match T20I series in South Africa. Team's vice-captain Shadab Khan and experienced Mohammed Hafeez also made a return to the squad while Wahab Riaz and Imad Wasim were axed from ODI side.
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newscricket7 months ago

Test captaincy is going to be tough but looking forward to the challenge, insists Dean Elgar 

South Africa's newly-appointed Test captain Dean Elgar pretty well knows that his new job is going to be a tough challenge but asserted that he is also up for the task. The Protean also added that he's going to be the same guy like before and feels fortunate enough to have got the leadership role.
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newscricket7 months ago

CSA confirm hosting Pakistan for a white-ball series in April

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed that Pakistan will tour the country in April for a limited-overs series. The ODI series will be part of the ICC Super League that will help teams to qualify for the next 50-overs World Cup directly that is going to be held in India in 2023.
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newscricket8 months ago

Quinton de Kock will be relieved of captaincy burden after Pakistan series, confirms Mark Boucher

South Africa head coach Mark Boucher admitted that the management have put undue pressure on Quinton de Kock by making him Test skipper, and confirmed that the 28-year-old will be relieved of captaincy burden after the Pakistan series. De Kock, in December, was appointed as temporary skipper.
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newscricket8 months ago

PAK vs SA | Fakhar Zaman, Wahab Riaz dropped as Pakistan name four uncapped players for T20Is

The Mohammad Akram-led Pakistan selection panel have dropped Fakhar Zaman and Wahab Riaz from the squad that would face South Africa at home while they have named four uncapped players in the squad. Mohammed Hafeez, Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim are also missing from the 20-member mega squad.
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newscricket8 months ago

Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane in top 10 of ICC Test rankings

After the conclusion of the first Test between Pakistan and South Africa, the ICC have released the new rankings, with three Indian batsmen - Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Ajinkya Rahane - finding a spot in the Top 10. Pujara currently finds him at No.6 while Rahane rose to the No.8 place.
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newscricket8 months ago

PAK vs SA | The way Fawad and Azhar revived our innings was brilliant, credits Babar Azam

Pakistan skipper was full of praise for his side after their emphatic win over the Proteas and lauded the pair of Fawad Alam and Azhar Ali for their brilliant partnership to revive their innings in teh first innings. He also praised debutante Nauman Ali for showing his domestic experience.
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newscricket8 months ago

PAK vs SA | Careless batting on Day 1 cost South Africa the match, rues Quinton de Kock

South Africa skipper Quinton de Kock rued his side’s dismal showing with the bat on Day 1 and insisted that the callous display with the bat in the first innings cost his side the game. Placed comfortably at 108/2 at one stage, the Proteas got bowled out for 220 to hand Pakistan the initiative.
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