Graeme Smith has stated that losing the ‘irreplaceable’ AB de Villiers has been a big loss to Cricket South Africa and insisted that it was like taking Virat Kohli out of the Indian squad. Smith pointed out that South Africa must prepare for the challenging transition that lies ahead for the team. The untimely retirement of AB de Villiers has taken the whole cricketing world by shock and more so Cricket South Africa, who have lost their ace batsman. Former South African captain Graeme Smith has stated that it was a huge blow to South Africa and now that de Villiers is gone, the team must prepare for the upcoming challenging transition. The South African batting talisman announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket last week after a glittering career spanning close to 14 years. The 34-year-old has made his mark in world cricket by playing some unorthodox cricket and gave the cricketing world a whole different range of shots. Every now and … [Read more...] about Graeme Smith insists that losing AB de Villiers is like taking Virat Kohli out of Indian team
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This is where Hyderabad got a grip on the result. Feature 08 May 2018, 01:34 IST The Sunrisers Hyderabad displayed the strength of their brilliant bowling attack once again on Monday (May 7), as they defended a total of just 146 against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.It was a terrific effort with the ball once again by the Men in Orange, as they suffocated the famed RCB batting line-up and tamed them in the 20 overs to clinch the victory by five runs. Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bowl first, doing well in the first innings to restrict the hosts to a subpar total and scalping ten wickets in the process.However, the tides turned in the second innings, as they so often do in when Hyderabad take the field to defend a total. RCB started relatively well, though, putting up 60 runs and losing just one wicket in the first seven overs.Kohli looked steady and strong on the crease, gearing up for yet another successful … [Read more...] about Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers getting out in six balls is SK Turning Point of the match
India's full-time captain Virat Kohli is set to miss the one-off Test match against Afghanistan because of his one-month County stint. Top 5 / Top 10 07 May 2018, 17:13 IST Team India's full-time captain Virat Kohli is set to miss the one-off Test match against Afghanistan, which begins on 14th June, because of his one-month stint with County Championship Division One side Surrey. In his stead, Ajinkya Rahane is expected to lead the side, if reports are to be believed.The squad for the Test match, along with teams for India's T20 series against England and the tour of Ireland and the squad for the three-match ODI series against England, is set to be announced on 8th May.As Kohli won't be a part of the squad, here are four players who can replace him.#4 Ravikumar SamarthThe right-handed Karnataka batsman has been in brilliant form recently in the domestic circuit. In the Ranji Trophy this year, Samarth added 673 runs at an average of 56.08 in 13 innings.In the … [Read more...] about 4 players who might replace Virat Kohli against Afghanistan
NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli says he is keen to play county cricket to get used to conditions on English soil ahead of India's tour of the country later this year. The Indian skipper - the second-ranked Test batsman in the world and the best in one-day internationals - had an uncharacteristically ordinary spell during the England tour in 2014. The prolific run-getter managed just 134 runs in 10 innings, a far cry from the average 53.40 over 66 Tests, including 21 centuries that earned him the moniker "King Kohli". He wants to avoid a repeat of his poor form on English soil, and plans to train there to prepare for India's tour starting July. "Playing county cricket will help me improve my game," the 29-year-old batsman said. "I think it makes things more challenging and more competitive and there are no guarantees whether you are going to do well even if you go in advance. "It's just about giving yourself more opportunity to get used to the conditions that you are not used to. The … [Read more...] about Virat Kohli keen on county stint ahead of England tour
A statistical comparison between Babar Azam and Virat Kohli to determine who the better T20 batsman is. Feature 03 Apr 2018, 20:56 IST The India vs Pakistan angleThere is no bigger sporting rivalry in the world than the intense competition between Pakistan and India in cricket. Both sets of fans are very passionate about the game of cricket and always love a debate.Fans were recently locked in a heated argument over which T20 league was better, the Pakistan Super League or the Indian Premier League. However, it is very hard to compare the leagues themselves, since they are so different.Yet, when it comes to comparing individual players, this can easily be done by providing reasonable arguments supported by concrete statistics and insightful analysis.A new debateThe current battleground between Pakistan and India fans has come over who the better T20 player is: Babar Azam or Virat Kohli. Both players have obtained cult status in their respective countries and have … [Read more...] about Is Babar Azam really a better T20 batsman than Virat Kohli?