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newscricket4 months ago

Sheffield Shield | Peter Siddle is like fine wine, gets better with age, claims Peter Handscomb

Victoria captain Peter Handscomb has reckoned that veteran pacer Peter Siddle is like fine wine, which gets better with age and delivers on a consistent basis. Handscomb puts their failure to snatch top-spot from eventual winners New South Wales down to a lack of converting 50-50 matches into wins.
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featurecricket4 months ago

Sheffield Shield 2019-20 | 'Flop XI' of the tournament

‘The Shield is over and everything’s worse now’ were the words that echoed amongst the fans but that was not the case for certain players. Indeed, there were players who had stinkers and we, here at SportsCafe, have made an XI out of the players who were happy to see the tournament get scrapped.
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featurecricket5 months ago

BBL 2019-20 | Stars vs Sixers - Ask Me Anything ft. Sandeep Lamichhane’s absence and Maxwell’s failure

Sydney Sixers booked their berth in the BBL 09 final with an easy 43-run win over Melbourne Stars, who seemed to have lost their way after a seemingly invincible start to the season. So many things happened today and in this edition of ‘Ask Me Anything’, I have charted out the details.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket7 months ago

VIDEO | 'Genie' Maxwell grants Peter Handscomb’s wish by dismissing D'Arcy Short

Peter Handscomb, ahead of the over by Glenn Maxwell, wished for Short to be dismissed in the third ball of the over and Maxwell obliged. Maxwell’s short delivery could only be put away straight to the fielder by Short to leave Handscomb gleaming, with Maxwell dismissing Hobart's danger man.
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newscricket7 months ago

Sheffield Shield 2019-20 | Victoria vs Western Australia match at MCG abandoned due to 'dangerous' pitch

The Sheffield Shield encounter between West Australia and Victoria at the MCG has been called off after play stopped mid way on day one due to a dangerous pitch. CA has informed through a statement that if it fails to reschedule the fixture, both the teams will be awarded three points each.
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newscricket8 months ago

WATCH | Tom Cooper replies to cheeky dare from Sam Harper in style

South Australia’s Tom Cooper hit a ramp shot for four off the very next ball after being dared by Victoria’s wicket-keeper Sam Harper to pull one off. Cooper went on to hit a 46-ball 81, and along with Callum Ferguson’s 122, helped his team post 322, which eventually proved enough for a one-run win.
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newscricket8 months ago

WATCH | Cameron Valente takes one-handed stunner to dismiss Peter Handscomb

South Australia’s Cameron Valente flew to his left to take a one-handed stunner to dismiss a well-set Peter Handscomb in their Marsh One-Day Cup encounter against Victoria. Despite Handscomb’s 75-ball 87 and Aaron Finch’s 119, Victoria failed to chase down 322, losing the thriller by one run.
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newscricket8 months ago

Middlesex county sign Peter Handscomb as captain

Australia wicketkeeper Peter Handscomb has been roped in for a two-year deal by Middlesex county. The 28-year-old has played 40 international games so far and will captain the English county side for the next two seasons across both the County Championship and one-day competitions.
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newscricket9 months ago

Sheffield Shield | No bad blood between Victoria and South Australia, insists Travis Head

The South Australian Captain asserted that there was no bad blood between his side and Victoria after the two put on a marathon batting effort, with the game ending as a draw. 1287 runs were scored in the four-day game and just eleven wickets were taken, with neither team going for the win.
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newscricketa year ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Peter Handscomb will definitely play, he deserves it, says Justin Langer

Justin Langer is 100% confident that Peter Handscomb will make his World Cup debut against England in the semi-final at Edgbaston on Thursday. After missing out narrowly on the initial squad, Handscomb was called in to replace the injured Shaun Marsh who was ruled out with a fractured forearm.
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