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Reports | Maxwell, Smith, Harbhajan and Jadhav among 11 players with INR 2 crore base price

A total of 11 players are believed to have set their base price at 2 crore for the forthcoming IPL auction, with Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav said to be 4 of the aforementioned 11. Mitchell Starc and Joe Root, however, have not enrolled their names in the auction.
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newscricketa month ago

AUS vs SA | Australia need to drop Starc if he doesn’t find his swing back, states Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting believes that Mitchell Starc, who disappointed in the India series, only has a few net sessions to prove his worth and believes the Aussies need to drop the left-armer should he not swing the ball during practice. Ponting further expects Matthew Wade to keep his spot in the XI.
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featurecricketa month ago

A poker-faced Washington Sundar triumphs on a day of Australian Chess

Chess and poker are oddly different sports yet staggeringly similar - both require the best of minds to crack. However, the only thing that makes them different are the stakes on offer and in Gabba, the stakes were high, possibly higher than what a round of poker could offer in Las Vegas.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | There seems to be a lack of trust on ‘off-colour’ Mitchell Starc, feels Adam Gilchrist

Australia legend Adam Gilchrist feels that Mitchell Starc has looked far from his usual monstrous self in this series, and believes Tim Paine has been apprehensive about trusting the left-armer in key moments. Gilchrist feels that Starc, after a decent start, has not hit his stride in this series.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Mitchell Starc struggling with hamstring niggle, will be assessed, confirms Steve Smith

Steve Smith has confirmed that Australia’s ace speedster Mitchell Starc felt discomfort in his hamstring towards the end of play on Day 4, and will be assessed by the physios before the final day at the Gabba. Smith further emphasized on the need for the bowlers to ‘hit the right lengths’ tomorrow.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Didn’t let the Gabba crowd affect my performance; A-tours helped a lot, proclaims Shardul Thakur

After his blistering 67, Shardul Thakur opened up that he didn’t let the Gabba crowd cheering for Australia affect his performance while wanting to earn the crowd’s respect. He also stated that the transition was not that difficult after his jump from India A-tours while talking about day 3.
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reportcricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Attacking India pins Australia to the mat to square the series in Melbourne

An intent-full, all-round effort has helped India secure a thumping eight-wicket victory against the Aussies to level the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 1-1 in Melbourne. It was Jasprit Bumrah who gave India the first breakthrough of the morning before Australia were folded for 200 in the second dig.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | MCG Day 3 Talking Points - Mitchell Starc’s short ball barrage and Ash-WIN aggression

India are at touching distance of levelling the series and securing their second consecutive Boxing Day honours thanks to a spirited bowling performance. Australia, who adopted a short ball tactic with the ball, couldn’t stand up to India’s consistency, and thus found themselves in dire straits.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | MCG Day 2 Talking Points - The ‘Pant’emonium and Australia’s defensive tactics

Australia adopted a defensive approach suddenly after Rishabh Pant counter-attacked Pat Cummins and that became a story with India ending Day 2 with a lead of 82 runs in the first innings. Meanwhile, Hanuma Vihari batted with pedigree power but his dismissal was contrasting to his normal style.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Today and Headingley are by far the best I've seen us bowl, insists Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins, who was one of the major architects of India recording their lowest-ever Test total, stated that this, alongside last year's Headingley Test, was the best he had seen his side bowl as a unit. Cummins has further added that it was just one of those days where everything came off.
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