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newscricketa month ago

BAN vs AUS | ‘120 is like 190 here’ – Daniel Christian on tough batting conditions in Bangladesh

Daniel Christian, who blasted a 15-ball 39 in Australia’s three-wicket win in the fourth T20I against Bangladesh on Saturday, stated that he hasn’t batted in more difficult conditions in his career yet. The hosts’ 131/7 in the first T20I remains the highest score across eight innings in the series.
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featurecricket2 months ago

A St. Lucia Tragedy: Australia and the art of how not to structure a batting line-up

Weird things have happened over the past week. Not just in Cricket, but across sports.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

How Daniel Christian has wrestled his way back to ‘fill’ the missing piece of the Australian puzzle

It was only in 2009 that the American rapper Pitbull started calling himself ‘Mr. Worldwide’ but the reality remains that, Australian all-rounder Daniel Christian was a Mr. Worldwide even before the term became famous. At the age of 38, Christian has wrestled his way back into the Australian setup.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 months ago

Spots up for grabs as Australia approach Windies litmus test with an eye on World T20

Australia return to the cricket field this week after a four-month hiatus, and awaiting them is a wounded Windies side desperate to make amends following a heart-shattering loss against the Proteas. SportsCafe looks at the key talking points for the Aussies heading into the five-match series.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

Justin Langer backs Daniel Christian to make an impact on Australian return

Ahead of the five-match T20I series, Australia’s head coach Justin Langer has backed the 38-year-old all-rounder Daniel Christian to leave an impact on his return in an Australian jersey. Langer also insisted that Australia might employ a 7-4 model during the series, with two all-rounders.
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newscricket3 months ago

Dan Christian, Nathan Ellis among six players called up to Australia squad as backup

Dan Christian could be in line for a first T20I appearance in four years as the all-rounder, alongside five others, has been called-up to the Australian squad for the tour of the Caribbean as a back-up. Cricket Australia have revealed that, owing to mental health concerns, withdrawals are imminent.
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featurecricket4 months ago

Trouble in Paradise | Incumbent IPL contract holders who might potentially go unsold in the mega auction

The season before the mega auction is a double-edged sword - you could lock in a long-term contract by doing well, but you could also see yourself go unsold in the mega auction if you endure a forgettable season. We look at players who, this season, have jeopardized their chances of landing a bid.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket5 months ago

The Extensive IPL 2021 Preview | Royal Challengers Bangalore edition ft. New season, rinse, repeat

Everyone talks about the five stages of grief, but it is that time of the year where it’ll be more pertinent to talk about the six stages of being an RCB fan.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket7 months ago

IPL 2021 Auction | Kings XI Punjab - Dream, realistic, wildcard and suggested buys

Rumor is that, ahead of the IPL 2021 auction, Punjab are all set for a name and logo change. That was the only thing they hadn’t attempted all this while, for 13 seasons, wasn’t it?
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa year ago

Casual racism is prevalent in Australian cricket, feels Daniel Christian

Dan Christian has stated that 'casual racism' is prevalent in Australian cricket and revealed he has been subject to jokes about his colour of skin. He reckons that people don't do it with malice but there is certainly lack of education which, he feels, leads to ignorance and such practices.
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