Walsh: ‘Sir Viv Richards would be destructive in any era’

“He would dominate no matter whether it is T20s or one-day internationals or Tests”

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Legendary West Indies pace bowler and current Bangladesh bowling coach Courtney Walsh believes that Sir Viv Richards would be a force to be reckoned with if he were playing international cricket today.

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Elgar, Wagner ready to revive schoolboy rivalry

“Free State against Northerns – it used to be pretty feisty”

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Proteas opener Dean Elgar and New Zealand left-arm seamer Neil Wagner’s rivalry has been simmering since they were both in school in South Africa. But, they are now looking forward to resurrecting it in the three-Test series that starts on Wednesday.

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Who is the best bowler Sangakkara has ever faced?

“I think I’ve faced Wasim Akram only a few times (but he was) immensely difficult”

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Kumar Sangakkara is arguably the best wicketkeeper-batsman Sri Lanka ever produced, but while he is one of the greatest players of the modern era, the 39-year-old revealed the one bowler that caused him the most problems while he was at the crease.

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Thompson, Grout to be inducted into Australian Cricket Hall of Fame

Thompson "was most famous for his pace and outright aggression"

Thompson “was most famous for his pace and outright aggression”

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Legendary Australia pace bowler Jeff Thompson and wicketkeeper-batsman Wally Grout will be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame at the Allan Border Medal night in Melbourne on Wednesday.

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Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan 1st ODI: All-round Zimbabwe demolish Afghanistan

Masakadza was named Man of the Match for his bowling figures of 4-21 off 6.1 overs

Masakadza was named Man of the Match for his career-best bowling figures of 4-21 off 6.1 overs

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Zimbabwe produced a stunning bowling performance and opening batsman Chamu Chibhabha capped it off by making 58 to lead his side to a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Afghanistan in the first ODI in Bulawayo.

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India vs South Africa 1st ODI: De Villiers and Rabada star in close win

De Villiers was named Man of the Match for scoring his 21st ODI century

De Villiers was named Man of the Match for scoring his 21st ODI century

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South Africa captain AB de Villiers led by example with the bat as he blasted an unbeaten 104, while pace bowler Kagiso Rabada took consecutive wickets in the final over to lead the Proteas to a five-run win over India in the first ODI in Kanpur.

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