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newscricket3 days ago

Don’t regret my decision of not playing in IPL 2020, affirms Mitchell Starc

Talking about his decision of opting out of participation in IPL 2020, Mitchell Starc has admitted that he doesn’t regret his decision of missing IPL action and wouldn’t change it. However, he did reveal that he might change his decision next year if he feels the urge to take part in IPL.
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newscricket3 days ago

Australia’s limited-overs tour of England still ‘up in the air,’ states Mitchell Starc

Ahead of Australia’s return to cricketing action against England, Mitchell Starc has provided an update that the series is still ‘up in the air,’ with a final decision impending. However, from the cricketing standpoint, he has given his assurance that the team would be ready for the challenge.
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newscricket8 days ago

Josh Hazlewood picks combined Indo-Aus Test XI; omits Jadeja, Starc and Shami

Australia’s Josh Hazlewood, on Thursday, picked his combined India-Australia Test XI and had interesting choices to make, including not picking a wicket-keeper and omitting the likes of Mitchell Starc and Ravindra Jadeja. Hazlewood’s team, unsurprisingly, featured both Virat Kohli and Steve Smith.
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newscricket2 months ago

Mitchell Starc turns to video footage to claim $1.53 million insurance payout for IPL 2018

Mitchell Starc, who missed the entirety of the 2018 season of the Indian Premier League owing to injury, is said to have submitted video evidence in his tussle with the insurers to claim a $1.53 million payout for missing the IPL. A trial for the same has now been rescheduled for August 12.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Funky innovations are fine, but BBL won’t be elite until the standard of cricket improves

Sometimes you wonder if the Big Bash League (BBL) is indeed run by Vince McMahon. Time and again, the BBL outdoes itself and comes up with funky, out-of-the-box innovations and constantly has the urge to do something out of the ordinary to surprise and please its fans.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

Aakash Chopra names best ODI XI; picks Eoin Morgan as captain over Virat Kohli

Aakash Chopra has named his 'Best ODI XI' and has opted to give leadership duties to Eoin Morgan over India’s Virat Kohli, alongside picking Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep and Mohammad Shami in the team. A host of big names, including Jasprit Bumrah, Williamson and Steve Smith, were missing from the side.
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newscricket2 months ago

Will consider playing in IPL if it’s held in October, states Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc, who did not enroll his name in the IPL auction last year, has admitted that he would definitely consider partaking in the tournament should it be held in an October window. The pacer also reaffirmed that he would have no issues with players prioritizing the IPL over domestic cricket.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Saliva gone, sweat and efforts remain bowlers' only friends

A wise man once said that ‘Cricket was, is and will always be a batsman’s game,’ and he has been right pretty much for over 200 years now since cricket began. But it's high time that things start to change and what better way to start than removing one of bowlers’ close allies - saliva.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

Saliva ban won’t affect much in Indian conditions, opines Mitchell Starc

Australian pacer Mitchell Starc is of the belief that the saliva ban won’t be a huge difference in Indian conditions as there is enough humidity and the sweat can be used to polish the ball. The ICC has recommended a ban on the usage of saliva for ball shining to control the spread of the virus.
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newscricket2 months ago

Pink ball Test against India is a great thing, feels Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc has stated that it would be amazing for Australia to play a Test against India with the pink ball later this year. Starc has further added that the flat conditions have ensured that bowlers have become a submissive force in Australia, with no kids interested to take up bowling.
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