De Kock: I have to start playing ‘more of a senior role in the team’

“I am really focused on getting my batting ability much higher”

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Fresh off winning five prizes at Cricket South Africa’s annual awards ceremony, wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock knows that he has to maintain a level of consistency and become more mature.

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Why did Pattinson not want to be considered for selection for Australia’s tour of India?

“If I went over there and did my back again or something, it would be not an ideal thing for the third time”

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Prior to the ongoing Test series in India, Australia would have been brooding over the best candidates to make up their pace attack.

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Stokes: ‘We need people to fall in love with’ the national team

“We want to perform in a manner that makes people want to come and watch us”

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Newly appointed England vice-captain Ben Stokes has revealed that he plans to win back the hearts of the fans in order to help them “fall in love with” the national team once again.

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‘The setback helped me become a more mature player’, says Shikhar Dhawan

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“When I went to New Zealand that practice became my instinct and that’s how I scored big runs there”

India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has revealed that the “setback” he suffered during the national team’s tour of South Africa at the end of last year has helped him “become a more mature player” since he is more wary about the shots he plays while batting.

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Michael Clarke seemed to be living ‘in a different world to the rest of us’, reveals Ricky Ponting

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“We wondered if he’d lost a little of his sense of team”

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has revealed that he had a lot of doubts about his successor Michael Clarke as he seemed to be living “in a different world to the rest of us” at times.

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I spoke to Mark Taylor about my turbulent career, reveals David Warner

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“There’s always going to be ups and downs in your life but it’s probably been a pretty bad six months for myself”

Australia opening batsman David Warner has revealed that he talked to former captain Mark Taylor about his turbulent career, which has seen him banned for punching England batsman Joe Root during the Champions Trophy and, most recently, slapped with a one-game suspension by New South Wales after missing their limited overs match against Victoria to have a private coaching session and spend an afternoon at the races.

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Alviro Petersen replaces injured Graeme Smith for Champions Trophy

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Petersen is known for his ability to hold an innings together

South Africa opening batsman Alviro Petersen has replaced Graeme Smith for the upcoming Champions Trophy in England next month after the Proteas’ Test captain re-injured his ankle during his stint with Surrey, which will require surgery.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Shane Warne believes Kevin Pietersen will benefit under the captaincy of Alastair Cook

Cook and Pietersen have the ability to form one of the greatest partnerships the cricketing world has ever seen

Former Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne has announced that England batsman Kevin Pietersen will highly benefit under the captaincy of Alastair Cook.

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