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Philander walks into the sunset promising a return in mentorship role

What really was Vernon Philander? A nagging pace bowler with subtle seam movement, a bit of swing, loads of heart and relentless in his pursuit of wickets? Just about. Hailing from a country where pace bowlers actually had pace, Philander’s challenge to stand out from the pack was huge. 120-odd …

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Ben Stokes issues apology for shouting abuse at crowd

Ben Stokes has issues an apology for his unprofessional behaviour at the Bullring against a spectator in the crowd. After he was dismissed, Stokes was on the way back to the pavilion when he says the spectator threw abuse at him. In response, the Supersport cameramen sopped up Stokes’ response …

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South Africa vs England, 4th Test: What’s there in it?

This series went from lip-smacking competitive to lop-sided in just a session of the third Test when Ben Stokes lined up Keshav Maharaj and Kagiso Rabada earned a ban for venting out at the…well, stumps. From 1-1 and a lot of anticipation, the series suddenly wore a 3-1 expression as …

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Ottis Gibson joins Bangladesh as bowling coach

Former South African head coach Ottis Gibson is the new bowling coach of Bangladesh cricket team. A release from Bangladesh Cricket Board confirmed his association with the team on Tuesday. Gibson replaced Charl Langeveldt and signed a two-year agreement with the board. Gibson will take charge from Bangladesh’s upcoming three-match …

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Rabada banned for fourth Test between South Africa and England

South Africa’s premier fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has been banned by the International Cricket Council for the fourth Test against England that will be held at Johannesburg. The 24-year old has been reprimanded for his send-off to England skipper Joe Root during Day 1 of the third Test at Port …

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What they said after winning the ICC awards

  Indian opener Rohit Sharma was named ICC’s ‘2019 ODI Cricketer of the Year’ while England all-rounder Ben Stokes walked away with the ICC Player of the year award. Indian skipper Virat Kohli was named as the captain of both ICC’s Test and ODI teams and also won the ‘Spirit …

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Anderson ruled out of South Africa series followed by rib injury

England’s leading fast bowler James Anderson has been ruled out of the remainder of the tour of South Africa due to an injury. Anderson who continued to bowl after sustaining the injury on the final day of the Cape Town Test did not realize what was coming. He underwent a …

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Aaron Finch backs Marnus Labuschagne in ODIs

After a stellar year in Test cricket followed by a double century in the first Test in 2020, Marnus Labuschagne is awaiting his ODI debut in India and he has the complete backing of his skipper, Aaron Finch.   Since coming on as a substitute in the Ashes, Labuschagne has …

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AUS vs NZ Test series review: A look at the players who dominated the series

The recently concluded three-match Test series between Australia and New Zealand turned out to be pretty one-sided. Australia whitewashed their trans-tasman rivals completely as the hosts won all three of the matches comprehensively. The Kiwis looked down and out in each and every encounter even though There had a lot …

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