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newscricketa month ago

Australia’s lacking depth has been the Achilles heel for a long time, says Ponting

After Australia's poor T20I results during the recent tours of  West Indies and Bangladesh, Ricky Ponting stated that the lack of ability and skills in overseas conditions has come to the forefront yet again. Australia went down in each of the two five-match series by four games to one.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 months ago

Why the 'inconsequential' ODIs could hold great importance for Mitchell Starc, Nicholas Pooran and others

You’ll have to go all the way back to 2013 to find the last instance of Australia and West Indies locking horns with each other in a bilateral ODI series.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

Ian Chappell calls for England to pick Dawid Malan and James Vince in the Ashes

Ian Chappell has suggested England to include Dawid Malan and James Vince in their Ashes squad that will tour Australia later this year, citing their experience in the last tour as one of the reasons for their selection. Chappell also criticised Australia for not developing their bench strength.
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newscricket2 months ago

WI vs AUS | No one can bowl to Evin Lewis once he starts hitting, hails Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard has hailed opening batsman Evin Lewis for his crackling knock of 79 in the final T20I against Australia that helped West Indies win the game by 16 runs and seal the series 4-1 on Friday. Pollard also appreciated Nicholas Pooran who led the team in all five games in his absence.
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featurecricket2 months 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
newscricket2 months ago

WI vs AUS | Not critical of the new guys but some don't have much international experience, reckons Aaron Finch

Losing skipper Aaron Finch, post the fifth T20I, asserted that the Aussie team was fairly inexperienced, and it wasn't easy for them to put their best foot forward, though he isn't critical of his men. He also lauded the way his bowlers performed throughout the series against West Indies.
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newscricket2 months ago

WI vs AUS | Mitchell Marsh worked hard on playing spin and now it's rewarding him, reveals Adam Zampa

Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa has revealed that all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was working hard on playing spin better and that has come in handy for him in the ongoing T20I series. He also added that he's looking very good at 3, however, there will be other options for the position too.
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newscricket2 months ago

WI vs AUS | We knew that Mitchell Starc could pull it off in the last over, attests Aaron Finch

Following a narrow four-run victory against Windies, Australian skipper Aaron Finch has admitted that the team knew Mitchell Starc would pull it off against Andre Russell in the last over. Finch also credited Mitchell Marsh’s batting display, adding that his batting set the pace for them.
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featurecricket2 months 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 months 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