featurecricket11 hours ago

Ashes 2017 | Talking points from Day 2 of the first Test

After ending Day 1 with a score of 196/4, David Malan (56) and Moeen Ali (38) added 50 runs, before the former perished to bring an end to the 83-run stand. In the second innings, the Australian top order collapsed for 76/4 before Steve Smith (64*) and Shaun Marsh (44*) guided the hosts to 165/4.
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featurecricketa day ago

Ashes 2017 | Talking points from Day 1 of the first Test

Joe Root won the toss to kick off the 2018 Ashes and opted to bat first on a surface that could have been a tricky one. Despite losing Alastair Cook as early as the third over, James Vince (83) and Mark Stoneman (53) ensured that the visitors finished Day 1 with a commendable 196/4 on the board.
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newscricket14 days ago

Nathan Coulter-Nile sidelined from Ashes due to back injury

Nathan Coulter-Nile will take a “short break” after suffering a fresh back problem and for that, he has been sidelined from the Ashes series, Cricket Australia announced on Friday (November 10). The Western Australia pacer is unlikely to be a part of the highly-anticipated series against England.
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newscricket17 days ago

WATCH | Mitchell Starc becomes first player in 39 years to take two hat-tricks in a first-class match

England batsmen will be shuddering in fear seeing Mitchell Starc’s ruthless form in the Sheffield Shield game with less than a fortnight to go for the 2017 Ashes. The 27-year-old bulldozed past the Western Australia’s batsmen with two hat-tricks in one first-class game at Hurstville Oval.
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newscricket2 months ago

Female umpire Claire Polosak all set to make a historic debut in men's cricket

Claire Polosak is going to make history with her umpiring debut in JLT Cup one-day match between New South Wales and Cricket Australia XI, scheduled to be held on Sunday at the Hurstville Oval in Sydney. Polosak will become the first woman to officiate a first-class men's domestic fixture.
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newscricket2 months ago

My job is to complement Virat Kohli on the field, says Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma who became the new vice-captain of Team India has stated that his job is to help and complement Virat Kohli on the field. Sharma, who has seen a number of ups and downs in his injury prone career, has admitted that comebacks, after injuries, are not easy for any professional athlete.
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newscricket2 months ago

Don’t sledge Virat Kohli, Jason Gillespie tells Australia

Former Australian pacer Jason Gillespie has warned the current Australian team against ruffling Virat Kohli’s feathers in the upcoming limited-overs series explaining that Kohli is best left alone. The pacer has also acknowledged that the Indian bowling unit has an edge over the Aussie attack.
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newscricket4 months ago

ACA-CA pay dispute | Australian cricketers lose 1.2 million AUD in salaries

The Australian cricketers have lost 1.2 million AUD in salaries after being unemployed since June 30 due to the ongoing pay dispute between Cricket Australia and the players. However, it was reported that CA CEO James Sutherland has joined in on the negotiations boosting the hopes of a resolution.
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newscricket5 months ago

Michael Clarke picks Ben Stokes as his No.1 draft pick for World XI

Former Australian captain Michael Clarke has chosen Englishman Ben Stokes as his first pick for his World XI team to play a Test match at the Gabba. On the other hand, Ian Chappell and Ian Healy decided to go with their compatriots - Mitchell Starc and David Warner - as their respective picks.
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newscricket5 months ago

Australian cricketers take a dig at CA via hilarious posts on social media

David Warner, Usman Khwaja and Mitchell Starc posted hilarious pictures on Instagram that depicted the professions they are thinking to opt for, post their contract termination with Cricket Australia. CA and the players have been at loggerheads due to a change in the pay structure of the cricketers.
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