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newscricketa month ago

Warner, Maxwell, Smith and Cummins among seven players to have withdrawn from Windies and Bangladesh tours

Cricket Australia have confirmed that seven players, including David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith and Pat Cummins, have confirmed that they will be taking no part in Australia’s white-ball tours of West Indies and Bangladesh. All seven withdrawn players featured in the first half of IPL 2021.
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newscricket6 months ago

Don’t think I’m in contention for Test return; Australia got more than enough, admits Glenn Maxwell

Despite Australia’s loss against India and a middle-order shambles, Glenn Maxwell has admitted that he isn’t in contention for a possible Test return. While stating that Australia have enough players, he warned that it is a double-edged sword for him to push his case in red-ball cricket.
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newscricket6 months ago

VIDEO | Cameron Green’s ‘screamer’ leaves Rishabh Pant in dead-silence

Rishabh Pant certainly walks in with his own perks and worries; he can score a blinder and can also stun the Indian fans, filled in with hopes. Perth witnessed an incident made of the latter but the focus was on the tall Green, who in his reflexes, snatched one of the best catches in the series.
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featurecricket6 months ago

IND vs AUS | Gabba Day 2 Talking Points: Rohit’s ‘conversion’ rate and the Green Paine for India

India put themselves in a strong position early on in the day, when Shardul-Natarajan and Washington accounted for the Australian tail, to a total of 369. While they didn’t get off to the best of starts, the duo of Pujara and Rahane made sure that they got to the stumps without much worry.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket6 months ago

A Green masterclass worth its weight in gold

Cameron Green’s 84 on Day 4 has garnered far less attention than it deserves, due to the unfortunate circumstances that put a temporary halt to his surge, but at the SCG on Sunday, the youngster showcased maturity beyond his age that might keep the Aussie batting in good stead for years to come.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket6 months ago

IND vs AUS | Cameron Green is born to play Test cricket, proclaims Justin Langer

Justin Langer has called Cameron Green ‘a class act’ after his valiant 84-run knock against the Indians in the second innings in Sydney which provided Australia with a great chance to win the Test. The Australian coach has further labelled Green as someone who was born to play Test cricket.
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newscricket7 months ago

IND vs AUS | Australia played poor and sloppy cricket, concedes Tim Paine

Australian skipper Tim Paine conceded that his side played poor and sloppy cricket in Melbourne, and specifically lamented the dropped catches, but admitted that they were well and truly outplayed by India. With 8 days left for the third Test, however, Paine assured that his side will bounce back.
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featurecricket7 months ago

So, what happens to Australia’s batting combination now?

The Australian bowlers produced the performance of a lifetime to help the side take a 1-0 lead in the series, but still under scrutiny is the batting, which could see radical changes come Boxing Day despite the favourable result.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket7 months ago

IND vs AUS | Drastic changes in Australia’s XI very unlikely, claims Tim Paine

Australia skipper Tim Paine has hinted at a possible backing for incumbent opener Joe Burns and has revealed that the Aussies will field a side ‘pretty similar’ to the one which routed the Kiwis 3-0 in January. Paine, like Langer, also all but confirmed that Cam Green will make his debut tomorrow.
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newscricket7 months ago

IND vs AUS | We adjusted against short balls in 2018 and can do that again, feels Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane has stated that in 2018, the wickets were really challenging for them to handle but the batting unit did that successfully, something he feels can be replicated again. Rahane has also heaped praise on Cameron Green and called the Western Australian all-rounder a complete cricketer.
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