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twelfth man

a reserve player in a cricket team
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Doha [Qatar], July 16 ( ANI ): "We'll try to be the perfect 12th man from the stands", (QIA) Qatar Indian Association For Football have already blocked the dates as the Indian U-23 team reached Doha to ply their trade in the forthcoming AFC U23 Championship Qualifiers.
They have paid their hard-earned money to watch us up and down the country and also to fill the John Smith's Stadium - and they can be our 12th man again in the final.
Many football fans consider references to the 12th man a generic way to describe fans in a stadium, the idea being that the fans are so loud and engaged that they give the home team an advantage similar to an additional player.
The Men team includes Jason Roy (England), Quinton de Kock (South Africa, wicketkeeper), Virat Kohli (India, captain), Joe Root (England), Jos Buttler (England), Shane Watson (Australia), Andre Russell (West Indies), Mitchell Santner (New Zealand), David Willey (England), Samuel Badree (West Indies), Ashish Nehra (India) and 12th man Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh).
Shami only Indian in ODI team while Ashwin named 12th man for Test side
We enjoyed working with Accenture and developing a roadmap for a better loyalty program, one that addresses the changing expectations of our donors and truly makes this a trailblazing effort to build loyalty in the higher education arena, said Skip Wagner, president and CEO of the 12th Man Foundation.
With 12th Man flags waving everywhere, and ''New York, New York'' blaring over the loudspeakers, CenturyLink Field rocked like never before.
Its top wine is called The 12th Man - it''s from Adelaide Hills where cricket is the second religion after wine making
JOE CARDLE believes Dunfermline's fans can be their 12th man in the battle for the title.
The donation is officially described as a lead gift to the 12th Man Foundation's Championship Vision capital campaign for the renovation and expansion of Olsen Field.
I have been a bit blown away by all the fuss over my comments on England's physio and 12th man in Cardiff," Ponting wrote in British paper The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday.
Strauss defended England's tactics of sending out 12th man Bilal Shafayat twice towards the end of the game and insisted it was not a time-wasting method.