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newscricket9 days ago

Young, x-factor players like Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith won us 2015 World Cup, remembers Michael Clarke

Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke reckoned that it was the young, x-factor players in Australia’s 2015 squad like Mitchell Starc and Steve Smith who won the hosts the title. Clarke recalled how he battled setbacks physically and emotionally to sign off on his career as a World Cup winner.
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newscricket12 days ago

One or two T20 World Cup places are up for grabs, reveals Justin Langer

Justin Langer, ahead of the home T20 World Cup in October, has admitted that there are one or two positions available in the side while the rest is well settled from top to bottom. He also added that it would have been nice for youngsters to get a look in before the World Cup to prove a point.
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newscricket14 days ago

Wished my arm was broken just so I could take a break, reveals Glenn Maxwell

All-rounder Glenn Maxwell has revealed that he wished for a broken arm during Australia’s World Cup campaign last year just so he could have a break from international cricket. Maxwell eventually decided to step away from the game for more than a month due to his mental health struggles.
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newscricket18 days ago

IPL 2020 | David Warner to play in IPL if it's conducted, reveals James Erskine

David Warner’s manager James Erskine has revealed that the opener intends to play in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League if the season takes place amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. The IPL, which was originally scheduled to start on March 29, has been suspended till April 15.
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newscricket21 days ago

Reports | Cricket Australia to re-evaluate IPL contracts amidst coronavirus outbreak

According to what Cricket Australia Kevin Roberts has expressed, on Tuesday, it’s being speculated that the board might have a second look at all of its players’ IPL contracts keeping the coronavirus pandemic in mind. CA has put an indefinite pause on all cricket in the country, for the time being.
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newscricketa month ago

AUS vs NZ | We are looking for a finisher like MS Dhoni, reveals Justin Langer

Australia head coach Justin Langer has said that his team is desperately looking for a finisher like MS Dhoni or Michael Bevan in limited-overs cricket. Langer feels it’s the right time for potential candidates to seal the spot, the challenge starts with upcoming ODIs against New Zealand.
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newscricketa month ago

Trying to get myself right for T20 World Cup, reveals Glenn Maxwell

Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell says he wants to play as much cricket as possible to be prepared for the T20 World Cup later this year. Maxwell has been playing hurt during the latter stages of the Big Bash, including the final where Melbourne Stars once again fell short of a maiden title.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Litmus test beckons for Australia in absence of Glenn Maxwell

When Australia set foot on Indian soil in early 2019, they had won only 3 of their last 11 completed T20Is and had not won a bilateral series in the format for over a year. Their stocks in the format had plummeted down and it needed something out of the ordinary to breathe life into it.
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newscricket2 months ago

SA vs AUS | Glenn Maxwell ruled out; D’Arcy Short roped in for South Africa tour

Glenn Maxwell, who was picked in the limited-overs squad for the South Africa series has been ruled out of the series as bone fragments are needed to be removed from his left elbow. Cricket Australia have confirmed that opener and all-rounder Short replaces the injured Maxwell in South Africa.
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newscricket2 months ago

BBL 2019-20 | Big Bash final defeat hard to take in, shares Glenn Maxwell

Melbourne Stars skipper Glenn Maxwell shared that the loss in the final to the Sydney Sixers was hard to take given their dominant run throughout the season. Maxwell pointed out that the Sixers were strengthened with the inclusions of Steve Smith and Josh Hazlewood worsened their condition.
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