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IND vs AUS | Highly doubtful that I’ll be 100% fit but I’ll do all I can to be ready, asserts David Warner

David Warner, who is likely to return to the side for the third Test, revealed that it is impossible that he’ll be fully fit in two days’ time, but said that he’ll have to find a way to ‘manage’ himself on the field. Warner stated that, more than his batting, it’ll be his mobility that’ll be key.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Australia axe Joe Burns for final Two Tests; Warner and Pucovski return

Australia have axed misfiring opener Joe Burns, who accumulated 4 runs across 2 innings at the MCG, for the final two Tests and have confirmed that both David Warner and Will Pucovski will return to the squad. Warner and Pucvoski were in line to open in the first Test, before sustaining injuries.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Australia need Steven Smith to stand up against strong Indian bowling attack, states Ricky Ponting

After Smith’s failures in the first two Tests, Ricky Ponting has stated that Australia need their ace batsman to stand up against the visitors’ strong bowling attack. However, at the same time, Ponting called for Burns’ exit if either of David Warner or Will Pucovski is deemed fit for Sydney.
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featurecricketa month ago

The Gameplan | How India can bounce back in the Boxing Day Test and remain alive in the series 

Three Tests in 2020 and India have lost all of them, two in New Zealand and one in Australia - in the most dreadful manner possible. Even if India are missing a few of their stars and have an uphill task for the second Test, MCG is a venue which will suit India to fight back in the series. 
Harshit Anand
newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | David Warner officially ruled out of Boxing Day Test

Cricket Australia have confirmed that veteran opener David Warner will take no part in the Boxing Day Test at the MCG, after failing to recover in time from the groin injury he sustained during the ODIs. Warner’s injury will likely mean that Australia will persist with Burns and Wade up top.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | MCG pitch will suit Prithvi Shaw’s batting style more, proclaims Michael Hussey

Michael Hussey has proclaimed that MCG pitch will suit Prithvi Shaw’s batting style more in comparison to the Adelaide, which had more bounce and seam. He also cited Joe Burns’ example as to how the Indian management can instil faith in changing Shaw’s confidence by selecting him for the MCG Test.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | The pull shot off Umesh Yadav helped me rediscover my rhythm, reveals Joe Burns

Joe Burns, who outscored the Indian team in the second innings in Adelaide, revealed that it was one pull shot off Umesh Yadav which helped him turn his fortunes around and rediscover lost form. Burns entered the series with scores of 4, 0, 0 and 1, but posted a match-winning fifty in the 2nd dig.
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newscricketa month ago

Reports | Will Pucovski ruled out of MCG Test, Burns cleared of serious damage 

Young Aussie opener Will Pucovski has been ruled out of the Boxing Day Test against India after he was concussed in the warm-up game against India A. Joe Burns, who returned back to form against India and copped a nasty blow on his arm, has been cleared to play the second Test at MCG.
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featurecricketa month 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
newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Australia will definitely have plans for whoever replaces Kohli, asserts Josh Hazlewood

Josh Hazlewood acknowledged India’s strength in depth and claimed that he expects a ‘class player’ to replace Virat Kohli, but asserted that his side will, nevertheless, come up with able plans for the new player. Hazlewood also expressed that Australia want to know the extent of Shami’s injury.
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