newscricket2 days ago

WATCH, BBL 2023 | Third Umpire causes confusion with two contrasting calls on same delivery

Umpiring is always a tough job as the officials have to be watchful all the time and they do make a mess of the task assigned to them sometimes. The third umpire pulled off such an act in a BBL fixture between Sydney and Brisbane declaring the batter to be not out before overturning the decision.
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newscricket11 months ago

Cheteshwar Pujara signs with Sussex for County Championship, one-day cup after going unsold in IPL mega auction

The mega auction for the IPL 2022 took place last month and there were many unsold players in the process including Indian senior batsman Cheteshwar Pujara. Pujara has now signed with Sussex for the County Championship and Royal London one-day cup replacing Australia batsman Travis Head.
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featurecricket2 years ago

The Good, Bad and Ugly | Australia edition ft. Captain Carey, Ashton ‘Turner’ and the BBL Tragedy

The sight of Australia winning a game of cricket, these days, is as rare as watching Timo Werner putting the ball on the back of the net, so well done to Alex Carey for making a seemingly arduous task look easy. On that note, why don’t we try something different?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 years ago

Takeaways for Australia from the Windies series ft. Unimpressive fringe pacers, Marsh's golden run and finishers conundrum

Taking the field after a long gap of four months with a weakened unit, Australia were up for a massive challenge against West Indies, with a lot to draw from the series with the T20 World Cup in sight. Let's take a look at where Australia stand and what they found out from their series loss.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket2 years 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 years 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 years 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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newscricket2 years ago

Who is Finn Allen, RCB’s latest recruit?

On Wednesday, March 10, it was announced that the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had roped in Finn Allen as replacement for Australia’s Josh Philippe. But who exactly is Finn Allen? And what can the RCB fans expect from Allen in the forthcoming season?
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newscricket2 years ago

IPL 2021 | RCB rope in New Zealand’s Finn Allen as replacement for Josh Philippe

The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have roped in New Zealand batsman Finn Allen, who enjoyed a breakthrough season in the 2020/21 Super Smash, as the replacement for Australia’s Josh Philippe. 23-year-old Philippe, who made his Australia debut last week, will not partake in IPL 2021.
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newscricket2 years ago

NZ vs AUS | Australia were undone by horror powerplay under lights, admits Aaron Finch

Australian skipper Aaron Finch rued the horror powerplay his side endured in the first T20I, losing 4 wickets, but admitted that the visitors were comprehensively outplayed by a clinical New Zealand team. Finch also expressed admiration for the knock of Conway, who finished agonizingly on 99*.
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