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newscricketa month ago

Steve Smith took ‘sandpaper-gate’ blame to save his team, believes Andrew Flintoff

Andrew Flintoff believes that being the captain of Australian, Steve Smith had taken the blame for the Sandpaper gate, during their tour of South Africa in 2018, to save his team. According to the former England all-rounder, the whole team could not have been unaware of the ball tampering case.
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newscricket2 months ago

Aussies were out of control well before Newlands, feels Ian Gould

Ian Gould, who was the third-umpire in the infamous Cape Town Test which saw Australia get caught red-handed for ball-tampering, has revealed that the Kangaroos’ behaviour was ‘out of hand’ 2-3 years before the incident unfolded. The incident resulted in both Smith and Warner getting one-year bans.
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featurecricket3 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.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket4 months ago

Paucity of leadership led to ball-tampering misconduct, believes Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting believes the retreat of experienced players left a vacuum in Australian cricket, causing a leadership catastrophe which led to the ball-tampering scandal. Ponting further says that he was worried that there would be a void left with experienced players not being able to say ‘no’.
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newscricket5 months ago

Twitter reacts to Tom Banton moving across stumps to hit audacious ramp shot

That Tom Banton is a special talent doesn't need any clarification as the Englishman has taken the Big Bash League stage on fire with his audacious batting displays. Today, against Perth Scorchers, the Somerset man made a stunning move across the stumps to hit an unbelievable ramp shot.
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newscricket5 months ago

Indian pacers as good as the Australian pace attack, reveals Tim Paine

Tim Paine has revealed that the Indian pace attack is as good and aggressive as the Australian pacers as witnessed last year when the two sides met each other. The Australian skipper has further talked about how the mishap in South Africa had allowed the national team to unearth more talents.
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featurecricket6 months ago

BBL 2019-20 | Scorchers vs Renegades Evaluation Chart - Air Jordan steals Marsh brothers’ thunder to fire Scorchers home

It was Orange Delight at the Optus Stadium in Perth as the home side, led by Mitchell Marsh, outclassed the Renegades to register their first win of the season. The Marsh brothers - Mitchell and Shaun - put on quite a show, both scoring fifties, but their Thunder was stolen by 'Air Jordan'.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket6 months ago

Overlooked and overshadowed, Joe’s fire continues to 'Burn' bright

'Even through the darkest days, this fire burns, always.' What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear this line: a track from the 'As Daylight Dies' record of the American band Killswitch Engage or a certain tall opener from Queensland who has this phlegmatic demeanour about him?
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket6 months ago

AUS vs NZ | Cameron Bancroft ignored for the New Zealand Tests

Opening batsman Cameron Bancroft has been left out of the Australian squad for the upcoming three-match Test series against New Zealand in their home conditions. The Aussies managed to complete an emphatic 2-0 whitewash against Pakistan and the selectors selected the same squad except for Bancroft.
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newscricket7 months ago

AUS vs PAK | Was surprised by call-up for Pakistan series, reveals Cameron Bancroft

Australian opener Cameron Bancroft, who has been short of runs in the Sheffield Shield this season, has admitted that he himself was surprised over his call-up for the Pakistan series. But despite his horror-show in the Shield, Bancroft is hopeful of a good showing in the series if given a chance.
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