user tracker image
newscricket16 days ago

I got dropped from the Test team because I failed to convert starts, admits Matthew Wade

Matthew Wade, who was left out of the now-cancelled Test series versus South Africa, admitted that failure to convert starts resulted in his axing and conceded that 30s and 40s are ‘not good enough’ at the highest level. The southpaw, however, is confident that he can yet stage a comeback to Tests.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket19 days ago

IPL 2021 Auction | Kolkata Knight Riders - Dream, realistic, wildcard and suggested buys

From one of the potential dynasts in the Indian Premier League to completely losing the plot in the last two seasons of the cash-rich league, it has been some downfall for the Kolkata-based franchise. However, the upcoming IPL auctions will be a good time for them to fill in the weaker areas.
Harshit Anand
newscricketa month ago

AUS vs NZ | Aaron Finch confirms Josh Philippe’s debut in New Zealand T20I series

Ahead of Australia’s full-fledged five-match T20I series against New Zealand, skipper Aaron Finch has confirmed that Josh Phillippe would make his debut at the top of the order. Finch also confirmed that the top-order setup would be the trio of Finch, Matthew Wade and Philippe himself.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

SA vs AUS | Matthew Wade suffers axe from Test team as Alex Carey returns

Cricket Australia have announced two parallel squads for the Test series against South Africa and T20Is against New Zealand, with Matthew Wade being dropped from the former. There are as many as five uncapped players in the Australian Test team even though the full-strength squad is picked.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

AUS vs SA | Australia need to drop Starc if he doesn’t find his swing back, states Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting believes that Mitchell Starc, who disappointed in the India series, only has a few net sessions to prove his worth and believes the Aussies need to drop the left-armer should he not swing the ball during practice. Ponting further expects Matthew Wade to keep his spot in the XI.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | There seems to be a lack of trust on ‘off-colour’ Mitchell Starc, feels Adam Gilchrist

Australia legend Adam Gilchrist feels that Mitchell Starc has looked far from his usual monstrous self in this series, and believes Tim Paine has been apprehensive about trusting the left-armer in key moments. Gilchrist feels that Starc, after a decent start, has not hit his stride in this series.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Gabba Day 4 Talking Points: Australia’s opening act, Langer’s ‘head’ache and Gabba's magic

On day four, the pitch was doing everything possible - low bounce, tall bounce, multiple edges not carrying, and constantly catching the batsmen by surprise. Amidst all this chaos, Australia got a total of 294, with a lead of 327, to give India a complete day to force a result.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Gabba Day 1 Talking Points: India’s bowling gems and Australia’s batting frailties

When India lost the toss, there was a familiar feeling of uncertainty at the Gabba for the Indian fans but the first spell from the pacers gave enough hopes, with two quicks wickets. However, since then, it has been all Australia, with Marnus Labuschagne riding on his luck to a triple-figure score.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | SCG Day 2 Talking Points: The first hour cat-and-mouse game and Matthew Wade’s brain-fade

What was perceived to be a docile and flat SCG wicket started doing its tricks on Day 2 as a remarkable 10 wickets fell on a day which saw the game move forward at a rapid pace. Young Shubman Gill impressed, but the day undoubtedly belonged to Steve Smith, who was back to his invincible, old self.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Brisbane Test may get moved due to India’s power in world cricket, feels Tim Paine

After regular uncertainties regarding the venue for the fourth Test, Tim Paine has stated that India holds a lot of power in world cricket and that might result in the Test moving from the Gabba. However, the Australian skipper has added that his team is not concerned about the venue.
SportsCafe Desk