featurecricket5 days ago

Australia's recent struggles against spin is more than just a traditional problem

Mark Taylor’s team was annihilated, Steve Waugh claimed that winning in India would be his last Frontier, and Ricky Ponting made 3 visits to India. But none of them could achieve what they desired as India always turned into a difficult proposition for the Aussies of the lore and the millennials.
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newscricket10 days ago

I think maybe Steve Smith just wasn’t strong enough in his leadership, says Justin Langer

Justin Langer, who was recently appointed as head coach of Australia team, pointed out that it could have been a possibility that Steve Smith wasn’t strong in his leadership to handle the ball tampering situation. He insisted that the players were playing like ‘spoilt brats’ before the scandal.
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newscricket15 days ago

I continue to have the utmost respect for Steve Smith, clarifies Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc, who was misunderstood during an event earlier this week, has clarified that he has ‘utmost respect’ for Steve Smith and looks forward to playing alongside him. He admitted that ball-tampering had a ‘strain’ on relationships, but added that relationship of the team "remains intact".
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newscricket18 days ago

James Sutherland resigns as Cricket Australia CEO

James Sutherland, who served as the Chief Executive Officer for Cricket Australia since 2001, has resigned from the post, two months after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. Sutherland has given 12 months’ notice and would continue in his position until a suitable replacement is found.
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newscricket20 days ago

Steve Smith and David Warner picked to play in Global T20 Canada

Steve Smith and David Warner, who were banned from international cricket for their involvement in tampering scandal in South Africa, have been drafted for the Global T20 Canada. Smith was already announced as a marquee player for the league, while Warner was picked in the third round of the draft.
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newscricket25 days ago

Shane Watson feels the punishment given to suspended trio was a bit too ‘extreme’

Shane Watson felt that the penalty given to the suspended trio of David Warner, Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith was a bit too ‘extreme’. He stated that the banned trio would do their best to gain back the trust of people and also backed Justin Langer as the ‘right-man’ to rebuild the team.
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newscricketa month ago

David Warner and Cameron Bancroft to return to club cricket in July

Banned Australian duo David Warner and Cameron Bancroft are set to make their return to club cricket through NT Strike League in Darwin, which consists of both T20s and one-dayers in July. Bancroft would be playing the entire tournament while Warner has committed to play only two one-dayers in July.
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newscricketa month ago

Steve Smith likely to make his return through Canada T20 league

Steve Smith, who was one of the three Australian cricketers to be banned for ball-tampering in South Africa, is all set to resume his career in the Canadian T20 league, Global T20 Canada. Given his high brand value, Smith has attracted attention from various T20 leagues around the world.
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newscricketa month ago

Cameron Bancroft allowed to play grade cricket before completion of ban

Cameron Bancroft, who was banned in the ball tampering scandal, has been given permission to play grade cricket by Western Australia District Cricket Council three months before the completion of his ban. Bancroft will make his return to cricket with his club Willenton from the start of the season.
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newscricketa month ago

I know Smith, Warner and Bancroft will do the right thing and will be welcomed back in the team, says Tim Paine

Australian skipper Tim Paine has stated that he believes the likes of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft would return with their new brand of cricket and would also be welcomed in the team. He also felt that comments made on Warner's personality were ‘off the mark’ and ‘really unfair’.
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