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newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | After I got Harris out, bowlers became hopeful and game started changing, reveals Shardul Thakur 

One of the heroes of India's historic Gabba Test win, Shardul Thakur has stated that he feels taking Marcus Harris' wicket in the second innings changed the game as the bowlers became hopeful after that. Thakur was also in awe of the welcome that he has received on returning home after an epic win.
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featurecricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Gabba Day 4 Talking Points: Australia’s opening act, Langer’s ‘head’ache and Gabba's magic

On day four, the pitch was doing everything possible - low bounce, tall bounce, multiple edges not carrying, and constantly catching the batsmen by surprise. Amidst all this chaos, Australia got a total of 294, with a lead of 327, to give India a complete day to force a result.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Gabba Day 1 Talking Points: India’s bowling gems and Australia’s batting frailties

When India lost the toss, there was a familiar feeling of uncertainty at the Gabba for the Indian fans but the first spell from the pacers gave enough hopes, with two quicks wickets. However, since then, it has been all Australia, with Marnus Labuschagne riding on his luck to a triple-figure score.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Will Pucovski ruled out of fourth Test; Marcus Harris to open alongside Warner

Young Australian opener Will Pucovski has sustained a shoulder injury and hence has been ruled out of the fourth Test starting Friday, and will be replaced by fellow Victorian Marcus Harris at the top of the order. Harris, who also has been in fine form, last played a Test at The Oval in 2019.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Shane Warne calls for Travis Head’s axing; wants Warner and Harris to open

Fox commentator Shane Warne has named his preferred Australian XI for the third Test at the SCG and has hoped for the Aussies to axe ‘future captain’ Travis Head, while including Marcus Harris. Andrew Symonds, meanwhile, claimed that he expects young Will Pucovski to make his Test debut.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Joe Burns is mentally a bit short on confidence and having no luck, deems Allan Border

After Joe Burns’ display on Day 2, Allan Border has deemed that the Queenslander is mentally a bit short on confidence and absolutely riding on no luck whatsoever. At the same time, he also reckoned that gamble to open with Matthew Wade certainly didn’t work and backfired on the hosts.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Shane Warne picks Australia’s XI for Adelaide; backs Wade to open with Harris

Shane Warne, known for his quirky and controversial opinions, tweeted out his Australia XI for the first Test in Adelaide, and interestingly backed Matthew Wade to take Joe Burns’ place at the top of the order. Warne picked Marcus Harris as Wade’s opener while picking young Green at No.6.
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featurecricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS A | Day 3 Talking Points: Dreadful Australian openers and and flat Indian old-ball bowling

The third day of the warm-up game was a good reality check for Indians as the likes of McDermott, Carey and Wildermuth gave them the trailer of what the movie with the old ball might look like in the Tests. For Australia, their opening woes continued to trouble them as both Harris and Burns failed.
Harshit Anand
newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Marcus Harris added to Australia’s Test squad; Warner and Pucovski ruled out of first Test

Just days ahead of the first Test, Cricket Australia has confirmed that Victorian opener Marcus Harris has been added to the Test squad for the Adelaide Oval encounter. Trevor Hohns also was hopeful that the opening duo of David Warner and Will Pucovski will be available for the Boxing Day Test.
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newscricket3 months ago

AUS A vs IND | Hoping India puts their best lineup against Australia A in second warm-up game, states Alex Carey

Australia A’s skipper Alex Carey has stated that he hopes India puts out their best line up in the second warm-up game ahead of the first Test at Adelaide Oval. In regards to Australia A’s batting form, he admitted that a big score is around the corner for Australia’s incumbent opener Joe Burns.
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