newscricket10 hours ago

Twitter reacts as Smith and Marsh save Australia after an early collapse

The Twitterati were out in full force, reacting to all the events that happened on Day 2 of the 1st Ashes match. Australia bowled England out for 302 but their top order crumbled quickly. However, thanks to Steve Smith and Shaun Marsh, who dug deep, Australia ended the day at a respectable 165/4.
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featurecricket11 hours ago

Ashes 2017 | Talking points from Day 2 of the first Test

After ending Day 1 with a score of 196/4, David Malan (56) and Moeen Ali (38) added 50 runs, before the former perished to bring an end to the 83-run stand. In the second innings, the Australian top order collapsed for 76/4 before Steve Smith (64*) and Shaun Marsh (44*) guided the hosts to 165/4.
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newscricket2 days ago

Cricket Australia announce playing XI for the first Ashes game

Cricket Australia, on Wednesday, have announced the playing XI for the first Ashes Test against England, which is scheduled to begin at the Gabba in Australia tomorrow. Steven Smith has confirmed the inclusion of opener David Warner, who had reportedly suffered a neck injury, in the playing eleven.
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newscricket3 days ago

ICC Test Rankings | Virat Kohli climbs up to fifth spot; Ravindra Jadeja slips to third

Virat Kohli’s recent performance in the first Test against Sri Lanka has helped him improve his position on the latest ICC rankings where he has risen to fifth place. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, too, gained eight places moving to a career-high 29th place while Ravindra Jadeja slipped to the third position.
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newscricket25 days ago

Virat Kohli reclaims top spot in ICC ODI batsmen rankings

Virat Kohli has reclaimed the top position among batsmen in the latest ICC ODI rankings and has reached 889 points, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar. Moreover, not just Kohli, but, India women’s team captain, Mithali Raj has also climbed to No.1 spot in the latest ODI rankings released by the ICC.
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newscricketa month ago

David Warner regrets making controversial comments on Ashes

David Warner expressed regret over the combative language he used while talking about the Ashes, as he called the game as a ‘war’ and talked about insinuating ‘hatred’ on the battlefield. Warner faced staunch criticism on his comments, nevertheless, he feels that some ‘inward anger’ is necessary.
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newscricketa month ago

Marcus Trescothick calls David Warner’s ‘war’ comments ‘pathetic’

David Warner’s provocative ‘war’ comments have managed to draw out a criticism from former England greats with Marcus Trescothick calling it pathetic and unneeded. Trescothick also admitted that an uncertain batting line-up and Ben Stokes incident will make things difficult for England.
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newscricketa month ago

Kuldeep Yadav : If you can turn the ball on concrete then you can spin it anywhere

Kuldeep Yadav has claimed that bowling on concrete since his childhood has trained him for bowling on any surface and believes that skill and good variation are essential for success in the game. Yadav also added that the Yadav-Chahal duo cannot replace the legends Ashwin and Jadeja anytime soon.
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newscricketa month ago

David Warner feels his incident with Joe Root was less severe than Ben Stokes’ one

Australia vice-captain David Warner feels that his Birmingham bar brawl with Joe Root was a lot less severe than Ben Stokes’ Bristol bar incident, going by the video footage. The explosive opener was suspended from the first two Tests of 2013 Ashes series after he had punched Joe Root.
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newscricketa month ago

David Warner : I try and look in the opposition's eye and work out how can I dislike him

Ahead of the Ashes, David Warner has said that he often looks into the English players' eyes and tries to work himself up so as to perform better against them. Warner also added that the Aussie pacers would hold the key to the Ashes, just as they had done in 2013 where Australia whitewashed England.
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