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newscricket6 days ago

WI vs AUS | Skipper Aaron Finch major doubt for ODIs after reaggravating knee injury

Australia could be without their white-ball skipper Aaron Finch for the three-match ODI series against West Indies, starting Tuesday, after the Victorian reaggravated a knee injury in the 5th T20I in St. Lucia. Should Finch be ruled out, the Aussies could be led by Wade, Carey or Henriques.
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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
newscricket15 days ago

Justin Langer backs Daniel Christian to make an impact on Australian return

Ahead of the five-match T20I series, Australia’s head coach Justin Langer has backed the 38-year-old all-rounder Daniel Christian to leave an impact on his return in an Australian jersey. Langer also insisted that Australia might employ a 7-4 model during the series, with two all-rounders.
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newscricket21 days ago

My biggest strength is that I can bat anywhere in the order, states Matthew Wade

Matthew Wade, who is gunning for a spot in the playing XI in T20s, stated that being flexible, dynamic and accommodating is his biggest strength, but added that he expects to bat in the top three. Wade also claimed that, for a whole decade now, he’s felt like he’s on the verge of getting axed.
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featurecricket2 months ago

2021 CPL Draft full squads ft. Faf du Plessis, Chris Morris and Smit Patel

It was not an entirely shocking draft on display for the 2021 edition of the Caribbean Premier League, with Faf du Plessis, Chris Morris and Wanindu Hasaranga all being picked. However, elsewhere, there were some surprising decisions, with Smit Patel being picked by the Barbados Tridents.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket3 months ago

Travis Head, Matthew Wade and Marcus Stoinis miss out on national contract for 2021/22 season

Cricket Australia (CA) have released the centrally contracted Players’ list for the 2021/22 season and have omitted the quartet of Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Marcus Stoinis and Mitchell Marsh. Joe Burns has also missed out, but Cameron Green has seen himself receive a maiden contract.
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newscricket5 months 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.
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featurecricket5 months 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
newscricket6 months 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.
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newscricket6 months 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.
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