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Chris Gayle to retire from ODIs after World Cup

Chris Gayle to retire from ODIs after World Cup

February 18, 2019

However Chris Gayle fares in the ODI series against England – and the World Cup that follows – it is unlikely to be a lack of confidence that holds him back. “You’re looking at a great man,” he said when asked whether he was satisfied with his career. “I’m the greatest player in the world.…

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Sunny, Gramps and me

Sunny, Gramps and me

February 18, 2019

There was a rant on TV. Something about having to not just watch the ball but the seam as it comes down. The commentator made it sound like the most delicious form of sin. Laziness. Almost as if it should be easy for a guy 22 yards away from an object the size of a…

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Kusal Perera bats with body, heart and soul in innings of a lifetime

Kusal Perera bats with body, heart and soul in innings of a lifetime

February 17, 2019

That vein. The vein on Dale Steyn’s forehead has come alive. He is mid-pitch, biceps taut, knees bent, fists clenched, face red, practically on fire, screaming. Mitchell Johnson had three furious seasons. James Anderson nicks entire top orders off. But let’s not kid around. If there is a sight that has struck fear into the…

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‘It’s the best Test I’ve played for Sri Lanka’ – Kusal Perera after match-winning 153*

‘It’s the best Test I’ve played for Sri Lanka’ – Kusal Perera after match-winning 153*

February 17, 2019

“I’m a little tired now, I don’t know what to say.” But for 309 minutes, Kusal Perera knew exactly what to do. Sri Lanka were rank underdogs in this fight. They were pummeled 2-0 in Australia, never even getting close to putting up a total of 250. Their captain was sacked. Their team stripped for…

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Why players are ill equipped to play short bowling these days

Why players are ill equipped to play short bowling these days

February 17, 2019

Following the tragically unlucky death of Phillip Hughes when he was struck by a short-pitched delivery, Cricket Australia conducted a review into safety in the game. At the time I asked CA’s CEO, James Sutherland, if that review included batting technique. He was unsure but eventually the answer came back that the review didn’t include…

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Du Plessis on Durban drama: ‘This is what Test cricket should be’

Du Plessis on Durban drama: ‘This is what Test cricket should be’

February 17, 2019

1:14 PM ET Liam Brickhill His team ended up on the losing side in one of the most dramatic finishes in recent memory, but after South Africa’s one-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka in the first Test at Kingsmead, captain Faf du Plessis insisted: “This is what Test cricket should be.” ALSO READ: Five great knocks…

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Recent Match Report – Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades, Big Bash League, Final | ESPNcricinfo.com

Recent Match Report – Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades, Big Bash League, Final | ESPNcricinfo.com

February 17, 2019

Melbourne Renegades 5 for 145 (Cooper 43*, Christian 38*, Zampa 2-21) beat Melbourne Stars 7 for 132 (Dunk 57, Tremain 2-21, Boyce 2-30) by 13 runs Swooping as if from the clouds above Docklands Stadium, Melbourne Renegades snatched their first ever Big Bash League title from the Melbourne Stars by forcing an extraordinary collapse from…

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Renegade Boyce atones for unceremonious Hurricanes exit

Renegade Boyce atones for unceremonious Hurricanes exit

February 17, 2019

This time a year ago, Cameron Boyce was running drinks for Hobart Hurricanes for their appearances in the semis and final of a tournament won by Adelaide Strikers, dropped after playing every qualifying match. At the end of the season he was moved on from both the Hurricanes and the wider Tasmanian state system, despite…

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How did Melbourne Renegades pull that off?

How did Melbourne Renegades pull that off?

February 17, 2019

The BBL title looked sure to be heading to the green side of Melbourne as Ben Dunk and Marcus Stoinis took the Stars to 93 without loss chasing 146, needing 53 off 43 balls with all their wickets in hand. However, in an extraordinary chain of events it unraveled before their eyes and here’s how……

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Meet the 19-year-old who dismissed AB de Villiers

Meet the 19-year-old who dismissed AB de Villiers

February 17, 2019

Two balls. Two balls is all it took for 19-year-old Umer Khan to bag near enough the biggest wicket going in Twenty20 cricket. His side Karachi Kings ultimately lost the game to Lahore Qalandars but in getting AB de Villiers to hole out from the second ball he bowled to him, this was a moment…

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