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featurecricket7 days 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
featurecricket14 days 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
featurecricket15 days 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
newscricket16 days 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket4 months 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?
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket4 months 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket5 months 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*.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket6 months ago

AUS vs NZ | Aaron Finch confirms Josh Philippe’s debut in New Zealand T20I series

Ahead of Australia’s full-fledged five-match T20I series against New Zealand, skipper Aaron Finch has confirmed that Josh Phillippe would make his debut at the top of the order. Finch also confirmed that the top-order setup would be the trio of Finch, Matthew Wade and Philippe himself.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket6 months ago

IPL Retention 2021 | Talking points from RCB’s releases and retentions ft. Morris, Philippe and middle-order

Kohli and RCB threw a pleasant surprise last season by showcasing consistency in selection but welp, the Reds are back to their old ways again having released a ludicrous 10 players ahead of the mini-auction. Is it good? Bad? What could be the reason? We try to make sense of it here.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket6 months ago

Chuck, Marry and Frill | Who RCB should let go and retain ahead of IPL 2021

Royal Challengers Bangalore might have finished fourth, but ask that lion on the top of their logo, it would paint a rather different picture of their season. Yet again for RCB, this time in 2020, it was a party of AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli - only joined by Devdutt Padikkal and Chris Morris.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam