newscricketa day ago

Virat Kohli joins Sachin Tendulkar in condemning two new ball usage in ODI cricket

Virat Kohli has joined Sachin Tendulkar and Waqar Younis to state that the usage of two new balls in ODIs has made the game batsman-friendly. After England’s one dominating performance after another, Tendulkar tweeted that two new balls have reduced the importance of reverse-swing in 50-over game.
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newscricket2 days ago

David Warner and Steve Smith are walk-in selections for World Cup, says Michael Hussey

Australia veteran Michael Hussey has opined that David Warner and Steve Smith will be obvious selections in the Australian ODI squad for next year’s 2019 ICC World Cup in England. Hussey added that Eoin Morgan’s team will be the favorites to lift the World Cup trophy at home next year.
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newscricket2 days ago

Reports : BCCI’s Yo-Yo test benchmark lowest among all nations

According to reports, the 16.1 score prescribed by the BCCI for the mandatory Yo-Yo test is the lowest among the top teams of world cricket. England and New Zealand have set the cut-off at 19, South African has set it at 18.5, Sri Lankans have it at 17.4 while Pakistan too has it at 17.4.
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newscricket3 days ago

Records and numbers from England’s historic win over Australia

Centuries from Alex Hales (147) and Jonny Bairstow (139) and half-centuries from Jason Roy (82) and Eoin Morgan (67) helped England post the highest ever total in ODI cricket in third ODI against Australia at Trent Bridge on Tuesday. Also, Morgan became the highest run-getter for England in ODIs.
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newscricket5 days ago

India vs England | Chris Woakes likely to miss India T20s

Chris Woakes, who has been ruled out of the remainder of the ODI series against Australia, is less likely to play against India in the 20-overs format of the game. Although Ben Stokes has also been ruled out of the Australia series, he may take part in the first leg of the series against India.
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newscricket5 days ago

India hold on to second spot in ODI rankings as Australia hit 34-year low

The Indian cricket team held on to the second spot in the recent update of the ODI rankings with England and South Africa above and below them respectively. However, Australia have now hit 34-year rankings low as they dropped to sixth in the rankings table dropping behind Pakistan.
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newscricket8 days ago

Glenn Maxwell doesn’t have to prove anything to anybody, says Ricky Ponting

Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting claimed that Glenn Maxwell doesn't have anything to prove to anyone and wants the explosive batsman to cement a place in the ODI team. Ponting added that things could have turned out differently in the first ODI had Maxwell stayed on for longer on the crease.
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newscricket9 days ago

Ricky Ponting highlights importance of top-order batsmen in the Australian team

Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting was highly critical of the Australian batting order’s performance in the first ODI against England which ended in a defeat at the Oval stadium. The 2019 World Cup hosts beat Australia by three wickets in the first of a five-match ODI series.
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newscricket9 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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newscricket13 days ago

Ian Chappell reckons India have a great chance to beat England and Australia away

Ian Chappell has pointed out that this would be the best opportunity for a settled Indian squad to beat a low-on-confidence England and self-destructed Australia in away series. He opined that India have better batting lineup than England and India’s bowling can easily negate the English batsmen.
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