featurecricket17 days ago

Ashes 2019 | Day 4 Talking Points - Travis Head's Alex Carey impression and Australia's delayed declaration

Resuming Day 4 on 124/3, the Aussie batting led by Steve Smith turned the match around against all odds, setting England a gruesome target of 398. The English opening pair of Jason Roy and Rory Burns came through stumps unscathed but will have a daunting task to save the match on Day 5.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket23 days ago

Ashes 2019 | Just a matter of time before Carey becomes the first-choice wicketkeeper, believes Matthew Wade

Australia's Matthew Wade reckons that everyone knows it is only a matter of time before young Alex Carey becomes the team's next wicket-keeper. However it will be Wade – part of the 17-member squad named for the upcoming Ashes – who will serve as a backup option to Tim Paine behind the wicket.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

The past few weeks have been a massive learning experience for me, reveals Alex Carey

Alex Carey in an interview talked about his experience of playing in different situations in the recently concluded World Cup under huge pressure and going on to excel in each scenario. He further discussed the comparisons with Michael Hussey and the all-Australia clash ahead of the Ashes.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Ashes 2019 | Australia name initial 25-member squad, Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis overlooked

The Australian selectors have named a provisional 25-member squad for the Ashes which is set to commence from August 1. Cameron Bancroft, who was banned for nine months post the ball tampering saga has been included in the squad, while Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis have been overlooked.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | There wasn’t much Australia could do, writes Allan Border

Allan Border admits that there wasn’t much the Aussies could have done in the semi final given the flawless performance England put up. But, Border was thrilled at the way Australia have recovered in the last six months, while admitting that he gave them no chance of making it to the semi-final.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Alex Carey definitely good enough to play in Ashes as specialist batsman, reckons Steve Waugh

Australian legends Steve Waugh and Shane Warne have come forward and batted for the inclusion of Alex Carey in the Ashes squad as a specialist batsman. The selection talk comes on the back of the wicket-keeper's outstanding World Cup for the Kangaroos, amassing 375 runs at an average of 62.50.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts as Kumar Dharmasena denies Jason Roy a century in semi-final against Australia

Jason Roy was in such good form and Kumar Dharmasena came up with a terrible call to give him out as the ball didn't even touch the gloves or bat. Roy went for the review but then the umpire told him that Jonny Bairstow had already used it. Twitterati were furious after Roy was unfairly given out.
Srijith Gopal
newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to Jofra Archer masterclass as he fulfills promise of destroying batsmen's helmets

Alex Carey was hit with a bouncer delivered by Jofra Afrcher, which lead to a cut on Carey's chin. The physio was out there in the middle to give first-aid as Carey bled. Twitterati exploded as Jofra Archer fulfilled his promise of breaking helmets, something which he had tweeted six years ago.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Legends and pundits react to injury plagued Australia's narrow loss to South Africa

Twitterati exploded and poured blessings on Alex Carey for his exceptional fightback innings against South Africa at Manchester. Carey was absolutely brilliant against spin that kept Australia's hopes up until the very end of the match that went on to the last over before the Kangaroos fell short.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts as Australia lose to South Africa in a last over thriller

When it comes to World Cup encounters between South Africa and Australia, they are never short of action. Australia lost by just 10 runs to fall second on the table and will face England in semi-finals. Indian fans, on Twitter, reacted on the same and lauded South Africa for defeating Australia.
Soumil Khare