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Is there the emergence of new choker in world cricket?

Is there the emergence of new choker in world cricket?

Published Date: 08 May 2016 | Update : 08 May 2016
We all know South Africa cricket team as choker in the cricketing world. All the ICC events they had well good skilled cricketers like then Shaun Pollock, Allan Dolland, Gary Kirsten Darren Cullinan, Grame Smith to now AB devilliers, Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel. But there is something like curse happened to them every time in crunched situation especially in the world cup semis. We all know what happened in the 1992 cricket world cup when then time rain law presented them a devastating target of one ball twenty two run target. Really how cruel the weather played part with them. In the 1999 semis also they had a great team, when big hitting Lance Klusener was helping South Africa getting home, then the foolishness of Alan Dolland came and he played part in the stupid run out and made the match tied where for a slight healthy run rate Australia qualified for the final. In 2003 knockout game Mark Boucher blocked the last ball and then rain came out and stopped the and for the miscalculation of management Srilanka advanced to the next stage. So that is the story of Cricket South Africa in world events. Now think which team is slightly similar to South Africa, the record will tell the name of New Zealand for sure. New Zealand Cricket team played the most number of semifinals than any other team in world cricket and they knocked out every time from that stage accept 2015 cricket world cup. But they can not be said chokers like South Africa because the most of the time in world cups they are not favorite to win the title like South Africa. Only in the 1992 world they were rated hot favorite as the Martin Crow’s team had all the ability to win the cup. But then they knocked out by the innings of Inzamam-ul-haque single handedly unfortunately. But from then on they had some great cricketers like Stephen Fleming, Daniel Vettori, Craig McMillan but not so much to grow as a team. So most of the they reached to semis and all of us thought it’s enough for them. But now the scenario of them is completely different. If you see the cricketing style of them from 2015 ODI world cup, you will see certain changes in their playing styles and also by pen and paper they were able to grow a team perhaps the best of all time New Zealand had ever. The captain Brendon McCullam, Expererienced Ross Taylor, Martin Guptil, Adam Milne, Trent boult, Anderson, Tim Southee, Kane Williamson all are star players by name and presented a brand of cricket to the world cricket and perhaps that was there best chance to win the world cup but they failed. But that they certainly did not chock but this t twenty world cup in India they chocked for sure. The team Brendon McCullam built and now the team of Kane Williamson did really a great home work using the spinners like Santer, Sodhi really well in group matches and knocked out the Host India, Mighty Australia, Pakistan and Bangladesh pretty easily. But in the position of Semi when in crunched situation they chocked to England where the team New Zealand Knocked out from the Semis in world event once again. The knockout of this time is like a chock for sure and why the question rising in the mind, Is there the emergence of choker in world cricket-in the form of New Zealand? I guess the time will tell.

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