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newscricketa month ago

Reports | CA secure $50 million loan from Commonwealth Bank as cover for India series

Cricket Australia officials have told stakeholders a $50 million loan with Commonwealth Bank is already secured and that the amount will be saved as cover for the India series. ACA President Shane Watson will convene a meeting this week to formalise a position on the state of the game’s finances.
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newscricketa month ago

Australia regain top spot in ICC Test Rankings as India slip to third

Australia have dethroned India from the top spot in the ICC Test Rankings for the first time in nearly four years, as the latest annual update saw Kohli’s side slip to third. The change in rankings comes on the back of Australia’s perfect home summer and India’s whitewash at the hands of the Kiwis.
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newscricket2 months ago

Confident that I’ll look back at India defeat as turning point of coaching career, states Justin Langer

Australia coach Justin Langer labelled losing the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at home as a ‘wake up call’ but added that he was confident that in 10 years time, he’ll look back at the defeat as a turning point. Post the series defeat, Australia retained the Ashes in England for the first time since 2001.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Five players you didn't know played in Indian Premier League

Well, IPL has been home to some of the biggest stars around the world - be it MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli or Chris Gayle. However, apart from these names, there are several ones that you might have missed, and today, we give you five players that you surely do not remember or know that played in the IPL.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

Players have done a great job of improving behaviour, feels Tim Paine

Tim Paine believes that following the 2018 ball-tampering scandal, Australian players have done a great job in improving their behaviour on and off the field while keeping the competitive environment alive. Paine further added that the documentary was Justin Langer's idea to show the team culture.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL is an excellent platform to prepare for T20 World Cup, feels Justin Langer

Justin Langer is of the opinion that the IPL is an excellent platform to prepare for the T20 World Cup, but conceded that health is paramount in the time of the widespread COVID-19 pandemic. The IPL was originally scheduled to start on March 29, in Mumbai, but it was postponed till April 15.
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newscricket2 months 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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newscricket2 months ago

Cricket Australia keeping a close eye on players and staff, reveals Justin Langer

According to Justin Langer, the Cricket Australia board has been keen on monitoring the mental health of its players and staff who are in self isolation during the pandemic. The national head coach also stated that the board has enough professional resources if they need to help all its cricketers.
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newscricket2 months ago

Working with Justin Langer great learning curve, reveals Sridharan Sriram

Indian spin coach Sridharan Sriram has revealed that his stint in the Australian side alongside head coach Justin Langer has been a great learning experience for him. The 44-year-old waas part of the much-acclaimed web series 'The Test', which covers a transformation period in Australian cricket.
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featurecricket2 months ago

The Test - A deep dive into shimmering Australianism and the story of one fine resurrection

Australia’s National Trust has elected over 100 people as National Treasure and Justin Langer is not one among them. Douglas Walters, Ian Chappell, Mark Waugh and Bill Lawry are part of the prestigious list by the way, yet Langer has racked up more Test hundreds than any of them. A statement?
Bastab K Parida