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newscricket9 days ago

Young, x-factor players like Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith won us 2015 World Cup, remembers Michael Clarke

Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke reckoned that it was the young, x-factor players in Australia’s 2015 squad like Mitchell Starc and Steve Smith who won the hosts the title. Clarke recalled how he battled setbacks physically and emotionally to sign off on his career as a World Cup winner.
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newscricketa month ago

Current rules are no-brainers in my opinion, reveals Mitchell Starc

Australian pace ace Mitchell Starc says in his opinion it’s a no-brainer for reserve days to be introduced for all knockout games at world cricket events. The men’s T20 World Cup this year is at risk of being hijacked by rain like the women’s tournament semi-final drama on thursday.
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newscricketa month ago

SA vs AUS | Mitchell Starc to fly back to Australia to watch wife Alyssa Healy play in WT20 Final

Australian pacer Mitchell Starc has been released from Australia’s ODI squad in order for him to return home to watch his wife Alyssa Healy compete in the World T20 final on Sunday. The decision means that Starc will miss the third ODI against the Proteas in Potchefstroom, a dead rubber.
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featurecricketa month ago

Revamped Josh Hazlewood one-stop solution for Australia's third seamer woes

‘What are some facts that sound fake but are actually true?’ is a popular question in r/askReddit and the thread has over 16K comments and responses. If you scroll through some of the facts there, you would be genuinely fascinated, surprised and maybe even shocked; because they are absurd.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month ago

Australia take valuable lesson from Port Elizabeth despite varying fortunes

‘In a twenty-20 game, every ball is an event,’ Mark Nicholas said on air following a pacy Mitchell Starc yorker that thudded into the pads of Quinton de Kock, who went for an unsuccessful on-side hoick. And today at St George's Park, for a long while, every ball was an event indeed.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 months ago

IND v AUS | Hope to shed my fringe tag during this series, attests Kane Richardson

Kane Richardson has said that he expects to shed his tag as Australia’s fringe bowler in the three-match ODI series against India, starting on January 14. Richardson also clarified the controversial moment he had on the field with compatriot Marcus Stoinis, who directed a homophobic slur at him.
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newscricket3 months ago

Marnus Labuschagne breaks into top 3 of Test rankings, Cheteshwar Pujara drops to 6

Australia top-order batsman Marnus Labuschange has broken into the top three of ICC Test rankings to sit after Virat Kohli and Steve Smith while Chetershwar Pujara has been dropped to number 6. Previously, it was Kane Williamson at No.3, who now finds himself at a position below Pujara.
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newscricket3 months ago

AUS vs NZ | Prolific batsmen gave Aussie bowlers leeway to be aggressive and efficient, reveals Mitchell Starc

Aussie pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, after Australia’s 3-0 series win against New Zealand, credited the batsmen for putting up high first-innings scores consistently throughout the summer. Australia won the 3rd Test in Sydney by a mammoth 279 runs, which ensured that they ended the summer unbeaten.
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newscricket3 months ago

Twitter reacts to Stuart Broad’s schoolboy error of defending the ball

When South Africa were reeling with the English tail, Stuart Broad decided to step up and give away his wicket without putting up any fight when he smashed his bat to his pad in an attempt to hit the ball. All he could manage was getting a hit on to the pad, as the ball crashed the middle stump.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Decade’s Lost and Found | Cricket’s waltz back to its old lover

As a 90s kid, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing a better part of the ‘golden era’ in cricket. While I still miss the magnificence of a certain Ricky Ponting or a Glenn McGrath, a Sachin Tendulkar or a Brian Lara, I’ve got to admit the new era has been far from disappointing.
Sritama Panda