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newscricket3 days ago

WI vs AUS | T20I series gave me some good lessons with the white-ball, admits Josh Hazlewood

Josh Hazlewood has admitted that playing the four T20I matches against West Indies gave him some important lessons that helped him in the first ODI in Australia's win. Hazlewood also acknowledged the fact that he hasn't played enough T20Is because of his commitment to Test cricket.
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featurecricket7 days ago

Takeaways for Australia from the Windies series ft. Unimpressive fringe pacers, Marsh's golden run and finishers conundrum

Taking the field after a long gap of four months with a weakened unit, Australia were up for a massive challenge against West Indies, with a lot to draw from the series with the T20 World Cup in sight. Let's take a look at where Australia stand and what they found out from their series loss.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket15 days ago

Spots up for grabs as Australia approach Windies litmus test with an eye on World T20

Australia return to the cricket field this week after a four-month hiatus, and awaiting them is a wounded Windies side desperate to make amends following a heart-shattering loss against the Proteas. SportsCafe looks at the key talking points for the Aussies heading into the five-match series.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2021 | County cut-off rules denied the IPL opportunity for me, admits Reece Topley

Reece Topley, who was contacted by the Chennai Super Kings, has admitted that it was the county cut-off rules, which prevented him from being part of the cash-rich league in India. Topley also revealed that his long-term plan is to represent the country in the World T20 in India, this October.
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featurecricket6 months ago

A battle for ages - Cheteshwar Pujara gets the best of Australian bowlers

Cristiano Ronaldo’s rivalry with Lionel Messi is a known one, with fans holding one’s stature over the other but the reality remains that one pushes the other to compete at the top. Put in the context of Test cricket, the trio of Williamson, Kohli and Smith get the best out of each other.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket6 months ago

IND vs AUS | Gabba Day 3 Talking Points: Josh ‘halcyon’ Hazlewood and Washington Sundar's tall-chips

The Gabba really was Australia’s fortress, at least till the time Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur walked in to bat. But ever since then, the Australian bowling has suffered the wrath, the pain and familiar sorrow returned on Paine’s face, as the visitors reduced the lead to 23 runs.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket6 months ago

VIDEO | Cameron Green’s ‘screamer’ leaves Rishabh Pant in dead-silence

Rishabh Pant certainly walks in with his own perks and worries; he can score a blinder and can also stun the Indian fans, filled in with hopes. Perth witnessed an incident made of the latter but the focus was on the tall Green, who in his reflexes, snatched one of the best catches in the series.
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newscricket7 months ago

IND vs AUS | Not fair to blame the Indian batsmen for their dismissals, expresses Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar, following India’s loss, has expressed that it is not fair to blame the Indian batsmen for the collapse and gave credit to Australia’s bowling attack for their showing. He also stated that any other team in the world would have got out in such a way against the hosts.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket7 months ago

Consistency before Charisma - Australia's ‘pacy’ way to success

Two bowling attacks that have garnered and required the attention of the entire cricketing world - the Australian pace attack and the Indian pace attack. While India showed what they were capable of on Day 2 of the Test, the Australians walked away right on the ‘pink’ side of things.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket7 months ago

Twitter reacts as Australia blow away hapless India to their lowest ever total in Test cricket

After gaining an upper hand in the Test, India for the nth time in SENA Tests, threw away the advantage as they lost wickets in heaps succumbing to the relentless pressure created by Cummins and Hazlewood. None of the Indian batsmen got even a double-digit score in the innings.
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