newscricketa month ago

Australia will not get fazed by ball tampering banter thrown by England, says Nathan Lyon

Nathan Lyon has claimed that the Australian players will have to bear the taunts thrown by England fans, following sandpaper-gate, when the two teams face off for an ODI series next month. Lyon, however, was quick to add that the English have always “given it to them” regardless of the situation.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 months ago

Australian tabloid claims team may back out from fourth Test against South Africa

The Courier-Mail has reported that the Australian team is planning to back out of the fourth and last Test against South Africa. It also stated that Warner named Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon to be aware of the incident, which made the players unhappy with Warner.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket3 months ago

ICC should set an example out of Australia's ball-tampering incident

A good cricketer shouldn’t necessarily be a true sportsman and cricket has seen innumerable such instances throughout its history. The latest to join the chain was Cameron Bancroft’s use of a yellow tape object to roughen the ball, which was caught on camera as he tried to hide inside his trousers.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 months ago

South Africa vs Australia | Nathan Lyon terms Kagiso Rabada’s participation ‘exciting’

Australia’s premier spinner Nathan Lyon is excited about facing Kagiso Rabada in the third Test as he feels Australian cricketers always want to compete against the best. Lyon also felt that everyone respects ICC’s decision, to ban Rabada, and hence no one can say whether it’s right or wrong.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 months ago

Tim Paine focussed on maintaining high wicket-keeping standards

Australian wicketkeeper Tim Paine feels that he was picked in the Test team mainly because of his wicket-keeping skills and not for his exploits with the bat. He also revealed how he battled mental demons during his bad phase.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 months ago

ICC charge David Warner, Quinton de Cock for breaching code of conduct

Australia opener David Warner and South Africa wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock have been charged by ICC for breaching the code of conduct after CCTV footage showed them having a verbal altercation on Day 4 of the first Test. Both players have been given time till March 7 to respond to the charges.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 months ago

Nathan Lyon charged with Level 1 breach for AB de Villiers run-out incident

Nathan Lyon has been charged with a level one offence by the International Cricket Council for dropping the ball on AB de Villiers after the SA batsman had gotten run out in the second innings. He may get charged with a maximum penalty of 50 percent match fee or one or two demerit points.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 months ago

I think the less interest you take in David Warner the better, says Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith took to Twitter to express himself after David Warner’s celebrations following the fourth day of the first Test at Kingsmead, Durban, stating that its best to show less interest in him. He also said that being an experienced cricketer Nathan Lyon should feel embarrassed for his actions.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 months ago

VIDEO | AB de Villiers’ untimely stumble costs him his wicket

The most frustrating thing in Test cricket, which is the biggest test of patience and persistence, is to get run-out. And South Africa’s AB de Villiers will surely feel hard done by his run-out as not only did he misread his partner’s call but all also stumbled on his way back to the crease.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket4 months ago

Kuldeep Yadav wins ‘debutant of the Year’ in ESPNcricinfo awards 2017

Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav, who has been the talk of the town ever since stepping into international colours against Australia last year, bagged the ‘Debutant of the Year’. The jury for ESPNcricinfo awards 2017 included former players like Ian Chappell, Courtney Walsh, Ramiz Raja and more.
SportsCafe Desk