featurecricket3 days ago

Ashes 2017 | Talking points from Day 1 of the Perth Test

England ended the day in a seemingly comfortable position of 305/4 thanks to an eye-catching century by Dawid Malan (110*) and half-centuries by Jonny Bairstow (75*) and Mark Stoneman (56). However, the day will also be remembered for the Australian pace troika’s perseverance and WACA’s bounce.
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newscricket11 days ago

Australia name Mitchell Marsh in squad ahead of Perth Test

Australia have, surprisingly, included Mitchell Marsh in the 13-man squad for the third Test, which is to be held in Perth, when the hosts have a chance of sealing the series and securing the urn. The 26-year-old is the only change from the last game and will replace South Australia’s Chadd Sayers.
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newscricketa month ago

Australian team take the help of Usain Bolt ahead of their 1st Ashes Test vs England

Ahead of the Ashes, the Australian team has called upon retired sprint king Usain Bolt's services to improve their running between the wickets against England. After a session with Bolt’s, Peter Handscomb stated that the first couple of steps are key and if they can get them right, they'll be fast.
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newscricket3 months ago

Matthew Wade aware of pressure to end dismal batting form

Matthew Wade, who has failed to perform with the bat in the ongoing series, has stated that he is aware of the need for some runs under his belt to keep his place in the side. The wicket-keeper's performance is under severe scrutiny since he has failed to take his opportunities thus far.
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newscricket3 months ago

WATCH: Rohit Sharma suffers the wrath of Virat Kohli brain-fade

Despite being one of the fastest and agile cricketers around, Virat Kohli has shown poor communication skills with his batting partners in the last few years. This was on show in Bengaluru yet again as Kohli’s miscommunication on the field resulted in Peter Handscomb running Rohit Sharma out.
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newscricket3 months ago

WATCH : Manish Pandey pulls off a screamer at boundary to dismiss Peter Handscomb

Manish Pandey has always had a safe pair of hands and today, he proved that yet again with an incredible effort to send Peter Handscomb packing. Pandey showcased amazing game awareness to pull off a screamer at the boundary but what was even more incredible was his control throughout the catch.
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newscricket3 months ago

Over-reliance on Smith and Warner troublesome, feels Michael Slater

Former Australia opener Michael Slater has claimed that the Australian Test team is overly dependent on Steve Smith and David Warner and the amount of runs coming from the middle order is troubling for the Aussies. Slater also added that the selectors must stick to Glenn Maxwell for better results.
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newscricket3 months ago

Australia call up Peter Handscomb to replace injured Aaron Finch

Cricket Australia have called up Peter Handscomb as a replacement for the Aaron Finch, who aggravated a calf injury during a training session yesterday. Finch, however, will continue to be a part of the squad since he is expected to return to action after the first few games of the series.
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newscricket9 months ago

Virender Sehwag hands out the hilarious "Viru Gharelu Awards" on Twitter

After retiring from cricket Virender Sehwag has taken up the role of a commentator and Twitter celebrity. His talents as the latter were on full display after India beat Australia in Dharamsala when he started the "Viru Gharelu Awards" comparing cricketers to everyday objects.
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newscricket9 months ago

Kuldeep Yadav says plan for Handscomb worked like a charm

After finishing with figures of 4/68, Kuldeep Yadav explained how he set-up Peter Handscomb to claim his wicket on Day 1 of the final Test against Australia in Dharamsala. The 22-year-old was only selected in the team because Virat Kohli had been ruled out due to a shoulder injury.
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