newscricketa year ago

Peter Handscomb tests COVID-19 positive; misses last round of County Championship

Middlesex skipper Peter Handscomb has been ruled out of the current round of the County Championship, clash against Leicestershire after he tested positive for COVID-19. Handscomb, earlier this season had suffered a terrible dip in form, failing to pass 50 in 13 innings for Middlesex.
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featurecricketa year ago

WATCH | Best moments from Round 8 of the County Championship

In what turned out to be a glorious week in the county cricket - lesser rain, more cricket - there were a hell of exciting and eye-grabbing things that took place in Round 8 of the tourney. From exceptional catches to remarkable bowling to some of the best shots you would see, it was action-packed.
Harshit Anand
featurecricketa year ago

County Watch | How English Test cricketers and major overseas signings fared in Round 8

While rain played a spoilsport last week and the week before, this week was rather a pleasant week of County action, where there were little to no talks of the rain shadowing the games. However, there were several Australian batters in action, all of whom barring Marcus Harris were terrible.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 years ago

County Watch | How English Test cricketers and major overseas signings fared in Round 7

As many as eight games were played in Round 7 of the ongoing County season, with as many as seven ending in draws, owing to the ever persistent rains. But that didn’t sway our attention from some engrossing cricket, with notable names putting up a show in an intense round of games.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket2 years ago

Satire | Behind the scenes of the 2018 Cape Town ball-tampering scandal 

In light of the latest assertions from Australian opener Cameron Bancroft regarding the ever obvious but not accepted involvement  of the bowlers in the Sandpaper Gate, SportsCafe approached a few Aussie players and CA officials to get to the bottom of the story and found out some explosive details.
Harshit Anand
newscricket3 years 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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featurecricket3 years 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.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 years 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
newscricket3 years 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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newscricket3 years 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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