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newscricket2 days ago

There's no reason why Steve Smith shouldn't be in line for the captaincy, feels Usman Khawaja

Usman Khawaja believes that Steve Smith has paid the price for his mistakes and there is no reason why he shouldn't be given the captaincy responsibilities once Tim Paine ends his career. Khawaja has further added that he is hoping to be back amongst the runs, after a lean patch in domestic cricket.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Paine is a brilliant keeper and his captaincy been really sound, proclaims Brett Lee 

Australia's fast bowling great Brett Lee has come out strongly in defense of an underfire Tim Paine and stated that he's a brilliant keeper and a good captain. Michael Clarke also suggested that all the blame can't be put on the captain alone as there are more decision-makers involved.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs AUS | Rahane's captaincy is pretty good but Kohli's boots can never be filled, opines Michael Clarke

Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke has opined that Virat Kohli's boots can never be filled by anyone, however, he praised Rahane's captaincy terming it 'pretty good'. Virat Kohli will be missing the last three Tests of the Border-Gavaskar trophy with Ajinkya Rahane taking over captaincy.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs AUS | India will get smoked 4-0 if they don't do well in white-ball series, predicts Michael Clarke

Former Aussie skipper Michael Clarke has made a bold prediction and stated that India would get whitewashed in the Tests if they don't do well in the limited-overs series. Indian skipper Virat Kohli will miss the last three Tests and Clarke feels he will need to set the tone in the first Test.
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newscricket8 months ago

Dhoni and Rohit, like Ponting, remain calm under pressure, reveals Mike Hussey

Mike Hussey, who played under different captains for Australia and in the IPL, has revealed that MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma, like Ricky Ponting remained calm under pressure. Hussey played under Dhoni during his time with CSK and then played one full edition under the Mumbai Indians captain.
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newscricket9 months ago

Michael Clarke receives Order of Australia in Queen's Birthday 2020 Honours List

Michael Clarke has been announced as an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) while former Australia women’s cricketer Lynette Larsen has been named as the Member (AM) in the Queen's Birthday 2020 Honours List. Clarke had led Australia to victory in the 2015 World Cup.
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newscricket9 months ago

Michael Clarke’s accusation of Aussies ‘being nice’ to India untrue, states Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch has responded to Michael Clarke’s comments about ‘Australia sucking up to Kohli’ and has stated that the Kangaroos' outlook on the field in that series had nothing to do with IPL contracts. Earlier, Clarke was critical of the Aussies’ soft-toned approach against India in the 2018 series.
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newscricket9 months ago

Don’t upset Virat Kohli or MS Dhoni because they like confrontation, states Dean Jones

Dean Jones has stated that it makes no sense for the opposition to upset the likes of Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni because they like the confrontation and use it to their own advantage. He also played down and rubbished that the Australian players did not sledge Kohli for an IPL contract.
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featurecricketa year ago

Michael Clarke’s ignorant comments an evidence to his disconnection with the cricket world

It’s 2020 and the world has overseen scientific and technological advancements that have changed our lives. To quote Eric Cantona, ‘Soon the science will not only be able to slow down the ageing of the cells, soon the science will fix the cells to the state and so we will become eternal’.
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newscricketa year ago

Friendship with Indian players doesn’t guarantee IPL contract, asserts VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman, the mentor of the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise, has rubbished Michael Clarke’s statement about ‘IPL favours’ and has stated that franchises pick players purely based on merit. Under Laxman's mentorship, the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise claimed their maiden IPL title in 2016.
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