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newscricket3 days ago

WI vs AUS | T20I series gave me some good lessons with the white-ball, admits Josh Hazlewood

Josh Hazlewood has admitted that playing the four T20I matches against West Indies gave him some important lessons that helped him in the first ODI in Australia's win. Hazlewood also acknowledged the fact that he hasn't played enough T20Is because of his commitment to Test cricket.
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newscricket3 days ago

WI vs AUS | Ashton Turner made the pitch look easier than it was, admits Alex Carey

Following a 133-run win via the DLS method, Australia’s stand-in skipper Alex Carey admitted that Ashton Turner made the pitch at the Kensington Oval look easier than it was. Alongside that, he also appreciated the bowlers’ efforts in the powerplay, where they reduced the hosts to 35/6.
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featurecricket5 days 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
newscricket5 days ago

Will keep assessing my IPL participation on a year-by-year basis, attests Mitchell Starc

Australia’s Mitchell Starc, who has not played in the IPL since 2015, asserted that he has, in the recent past, skipped IPL to use the window to keep himself mentally and physically fresh, but claimed that he will keep assessing the stance. Starc’s last IPL was IPL 2015, in which he took 20 wickets.
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newscricket9 days ago

Twitter reacts to Mitchell Starc’s ‘perfect’ last over helping Australia keep Andre Russell at bay

After finding his groove in the third T20I against West Indies, Mitchell Starc pulled off the ‘impossible’ in the fourth, bowling a perfect over of death-bowling to defend 10 runs against Andre Russell. Barring the last delivery, Russell struggled to get the ball away, with Starc bowling 5 dots.
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newscricket19 days ago

WI vs AUS | Great opportunity to get a bit of rhythm of T20 cricket before World T20, admits Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc, who would be returning to the T20I setup, has admitted that it is a great opportunity for him to get into a bit of rhythm before the World T20 in October. Starc also revealed that his preparation for the white-ball series revolves around shorter spells and variations with the ball.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Satire | Behind the scenes of the 2018 Cape Town ball-tampering scandal 

In light of the latest assertions from Australian opener Cameron Bancroft regarding the ever obvious but not accepted involvement  of the bowlers in the Sandpaper Gate, SportsCafe approached a few Aussie players and CA officials to get to the bottom of the story and found out some explosive details.
Harshit Anand
newscricket2 months ago

Australian bowlers’ ‘smartly worded statement’ has glaring flaws, opines Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke has responded to the joint-statement issued by the Australian bowlers and has insisted that the quartet, in their ‘smartly-worded statement’, forgot that the accusations were being made by their teammate, Bancroft. Clarke has stuck to his viewpoint that the bowlers ‘knew about it.’.
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newscricket2 months ago

Starc, Cummins, Hazlewood and Lyon issue joint statement; deny knowing about ball tampering

Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Lyon and Hazlewood have issued a joint statement, in which the quartet have clarified that they had no knowledge of a foreign substance being used to alter the state of the ball in the infamous Cape Town Test. They asserted that it is time to move on from the incident.
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newscricket2 months ago

Cricket Australia name a star-studded preliminary squad for Windies tour; Labuschagne misses out due to county stint

Cricket Australia has named a 23-man preliminary squad for the white-ball tour of the West Indies, which will be taking place in July 2021. It includes a host of stars who missed out on action in New Zealand and also players who participated in the IPL and returned home on May 17.
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