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‘He brings that X-factor’: Windies all-rounder names player who ‘doesn’t play by the rules of the book’

“There’s the traditional English way of doing it by the book, but all good teams need the X-factor. I think he brings that X-factor... Kevin Pietersen brought that X-factor,” Brathwaite told the BBC.
File image of Carlos Brathwaite.(Getty Images)
File image of Carlos Brathwaite.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 10:07 AM IST
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‘Class apart’: Shoaib Akhtar picks India’s ‘X-factor’ after series sweep

Navdeep Saini and Shardul Thakur too responded from the other end and once again, the hosts surrendered a dominant performance and ceded the match to India.
File image of Shoaib Akhtar(Yogen Shah)
File image of Shoaib Akhtar(Yogen Shah)
Updated on Feb 03, 2020 09:24 AM IST
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India vs Bangladesh: Virat Kohli’s biggest X-factor, Bangladesh’s biggest threat - Numbers reveal Eden ‘expert’

India steamrolled Bangladesh in the first Test at Indore by an innings and 130 runs and head into Eden Gardens as overwhelming favourites.
Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri(AP)
Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri(AP)
Updated on Nov 20, 2019 04:04 PM IST
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India vs Pakistan, ICC World Cup 2019: Numbers reveal India’s X-factor against Pakistan

India vs Pakistan, ICC World Cup Cricket: While India are unbeaten in the tournament so far, Pakistan will be a side under more pressure as they have already lost two games so far.
India vs Pakistan: Kohli and Shastri should look at these numbers(AFP)
India vs Pakistan: Kohli and Shastri should look at these numbers(AFP)
Updated on May 24, 2020 06:00 AM IST
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ICC World Cup 2019, India vs South Africa: Numbers reveal the player who can be India’s X-factor against South Africa

Hardik finds the true batting surfaces in England to his liking and outside India, this is the country where he has enjoyed himself the most.
File image of Indian cricket team(AP)
File image of Indian cricket team(AP)
Updated on Jun 05, 2019 07:52 AM IST
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ICC World Cup 2019: Yuvraj Singh picks his finalists, names India’s X-factor

In an exclusive conversation with Hindustan Times, Yuvraj, who launched Moneygram’s microsite at a recent event, spoke at length about that 2011 triumph, and his expectations from this World Cup.
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File image of Yuvraj Singh(Getty Images)
Updated on May 28, 2019 08:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySanjjeev K Samyal & Bihan Sengupta

ICC World Cup 2019: Men with the X-factor - 3 possible game-changers for Virat Kohli at WC

World Cup-winning captains of the past will vouch for the fact that a side needs an X-factor, a player who can grab the game by the scruff of the neck and change its complexion.
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File image of the Indian team(Getty Images)
Updated on May 21, 2019 02:19 PM IST
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Kuldeep Yadav, India’s X-factor, awaits recharge

This season, while all KKR spinners are struggling, Kuldeep’s four scalps in nine games (in 33 overs) looks worse due to the average (71.5).
File image of Kuldeep Yadav(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Kuldeep Yadav(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Apr 25, 2019 08:47 AM IST
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Rishabh Pant’s World Cup selection hopes hinge on his X-factor

Rishabh Pant has been inconsistent in international cricket and IPL. But the selectors, it is understood, may not merely go by his current run. The manner in which Pant has batted in Tests and caused worry to rival teams may be taken into consideration by the selectors.
File image of Rishabh Pant.(AFP)
File image of Rishabh Pant.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 13, 2019 09:48 AM IST
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India vs Australia: Jasprit Bumrah will be x-factor for Indian attack, says Damien Fleming

Damien Fleming believes Jasprit Bumrah’s stuttery and weird run-up doesn’t help batsmen in getting a good sight of the ball and that is an advantage.
Jasprit Bumrah made his Test debut against South Africa earlier this year.(REUTERS)
Jasprit Bumrah made his Test debut against South Africa earlier this year.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 16, 2018 11:51 PM IST
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Numbers reveal why Shikhar Dhawan is India’s X-factor leading into the World Cup

In 13 matches this year, the southpaw has accumulated 770 runs at an average of 64.16 and with a strike rate of 104.47.
The pitches and conditions in ODI cricket suit Dhawan’s style of play(AFP)
The pitches and conditions in ODI cricket suit Dhawan’s style of play(AFP)
Updated on Sep 25, 2018 11:04 AM IST
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