featurecricket5 hours ago

Ashes 2019 | Headingley Day 2 Talking Points - Australia's professional pace battery and England's unfortunate identity

One session was all that it took for England's Ashes hopes to come crashing down as a morning session of mayhem saw the hosts getting bundled out for no more than 67 runs. Meanwhile, Marnus Labuschagne wore his Steve Smith mask yet again as he posted his third consecutive fifty of the series.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket6 hours ago

VIDEO | Steve Smith’s fancy leaves reach Caribbean shores as Windies batsmen take it to a whole new level

Even the smallest of Steve Smith's activities after his comeback has been widely talked about and his fancy leaves have been the most popular one. If you want to get an idea of how big its cult status has become ever since that Lord's stunt, Windies batsmen tried that against India in Antigua Test.
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newscricket7 hours ago

VIDEO | English players mock "grandpa" Jofra Archer as he limps off the field with cramps

In cricket, one day can make a massive difference, and in case you doubt the fact, all you need to do is ask Jofra Archer about it. On Thursday, he'd picked up his maiden fifer and was unstoppable, and today, as he walked off the field "injured", he was sarcastically mocked by his fellow mates.
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featurecricketa day ago

Ashes 2019 | Headingley Day 1 Talking Points - David Warner's Ashes warning and the Jofra Archer Juggernaut

Three days was all that separated the Lord's and the Headingley Tests, but it felt like both teams picked up the pieces exactly from where they left off as they traded blows with each other on an exhilarating Day 1. The English weather did try to steal the limelight, but it failed miserably.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa day ago

Twitter explodes as Jofra Archer blows Australia away by taking his maiden fifer in Test cricket

A day that almost went wrong because of rain turned out to be a perfect day for England as they folded Australia for just 179 and all credit goes to Jofra Archer who took his maiden five-fer. Twitter went berserk after witnessing Archer's stunning bowling performance and reacted on the same.
Soumil Khare
newscricket2 days ago

BCCI to discuss implementation of concussion rule in domestic cricket, reveals Saba Karim

The General Manager of the Board of Cricket Control in India, Saba Karim has revealed that the board is contemplating the introduction of a new set of concussion rules in India's domestic cricket scene, following the incident involving Steve Smith that occurred last week at the Lord's.
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newscricket2 days ago

VIDEO | Jofra Archer mimicks Steve Smith’s leaves to perfection

While good players come and go, a showman comes once in a generation, and in Jofra Archer, England have a persona who can not only prophecize but also walk the talk. After hitting Steve Smith out of the third Test, Archer impeccably mimicked Smith’s batting to show what Australia would be missing.
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featurecricket3 days ago

Ashes 2019 | Australia's predicted XI for the third Test at Headingley

As Australia take on the hosts for the third clash of this ongoing Ashes series, the visitors would want to take an almost series assuring 2-0 lead over England. Australia won the first Test comfortably by 255 runs and despite struggling against English bowlers at Lord's, managed to secure a draw.
Sritama Panda
newscricket3 days ago

BCCI briefs players on anti-concussion helmets

The BCCI has briefed its players on the importance of wearing anti-concussion helmets, but left the decision to use a neck guard on them to individual choice. Since the Steve Smith incident during the 2nd Ashes Test, there have been growing calls to make the neck guard mandatory.
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newscricket3 days ago

Ashes 2019 | Not going to get caught in a 'battle of bouncers', states Justin Langer

Australia coach Justin Langer has made it clear that his team will not get caught in an emotional battle trying to bounce out the English batsmen. The comments have come on the wake of Steve Smith's injury caused by a Jofra Archer bouncer, which eventually ruled the batsman out of the third Test.
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