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featurecricket2 months 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 months 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
newscricket2 months ago

Re-emergence of ball-tampering saga may jeopardize Smith's captaincy chances, believes Mark Taylor

Former Aussie cricketer Mark Taylor reckoned that the recent furore over the ball-tampering scandal doesn't help Steve Smith's chances of returning back as captain. He also batted for the bowlers and feels that it's obvious to him that they weren't involved in the ball-tampering saga.
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newscricket2 months ago

You’d be naive to say that ball-tampering wasn't happening before Sandpaper Gate, claims Mickey Arthur 

Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur has proclaimed that ball-tampering was taking place even before the Sandpaper Gate jolted the world of cricket. However, he reckons that now such practices have reduced considerably given there's a lot of fear in trying out anything post the Newlands incident.
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newscricket2 months ago

‘Sandpaper II’ could potentially help England win the Ashes Down Under, opines Michael Vaughan

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan feels that ‘Sandpaper II’ has exposed cracks in Australia’s dressing room, and feels that England could triumph Down Under if they can take advantage of the same. Vaughan, however, reckoned that both England and Australia are equally matched cricketing sides.
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featurecricket2 months 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
newscricket2 months ago

Australian bowlers’ ‘smartly worded statement’ has glaring flaws, opines Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke has responded to the joint-statement issued by the Australian bowlers and has insisted that the quartet, in their ‘smartly-worded statement’, forgot that the accusations were being made by their teammate, Bancroft. Clarke has stuck to his viewpoint that the bowlers ‘knew about it.’.
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newscricket2 months ago

Starc, Cummins, Hazlewood and Lyon issue joint statement; deny knowing about ball tampering

Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Lyon and Hazlewood have issued a joint statement, in which the quartet have clarified that they had no knowledge of a foreign substance being used to alter the state of the ball in the infamous Cape Town Test. They asserted that it is time to move on from the incident.
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newscricket2 months ago

Would be naive to think that only three people knew about tampering, reckons Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist believes that it would be naive to think that the Aussie bowlers did not know that Bancroft was tampering with the ball and feels that CA ‘didn't investigate to see if it was systemic.’ Gilchrist feels that, with respect to the Cape Town saga, the blame game will go on and on.
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newscricket2 months ago

Not a big surprise that more than three people knew about the ball-tampering incident, admits Michael Clarke

After the revelation from Cameron Bancroft, Michael Clarke has admitted that it isn’t a big surprise that more than three people knew about the ball-tampering incident in Cape Town. He also insisted that if the ball was tampered around, there was no chance that the bowlers did not notice that.
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