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newscricketa month ago

WI vs AUS | Spin will play a key role in the powerplay, asserts Ashton Agar

Ashton Agar believes spin will be crucial against West Indies in their upcoming five-match T20I series starting on July 10 in St Lucia. Agar also said that he enjoys his partnership with fellow spinner Adam Zampa and it is fun to compete for a spot given, Australive has four spinners in the squad.
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newscricket5 months ago

Mitchell Swepson suffers rare neck injury; set to be on sidelines for extended period

Mitchell Swepson is set to be on the sidelines for an extended period of time after being diagnosed with a stress fracture in his neck which doctors described as an extremely rare injury. Martin Love described that it would require a very cautious approach in terms of treatment and recovery.
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newscricket8 months ago

IND vs AUS | Was disappointed after first T20I with where my deliveries landed, reveals Mitchell Swepson

Mitchell Swepson, following an incredible show in the third T20I, has revealed that he was disappointed after landing his deliveries in poor length in the first T20I of the series. He also added that Adam Zampa helped him massively in setting the fields and offering advice during crucial junctures.
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newscricket8 months ago

IND vs AUS | Disappointed with my performance but delighted to get Kohli’s wicket, expresses Mitch Swepson

Leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson, who partnered Adam Zampa in the first T20I, admitted that he was left disappointed by his performance, but claimed that he was ‘delighted’ to bag the prized scalp of Virat Kohli. Swepson revealed that the wicket of Kohli helped relieve pressure and settle nerves.
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newscricket9 months ago

IND vs AUS | Excited to test myself against the great Virat Kohli, exclaims Mitchell Swepson

Mitchell Swepson, the highest wicket-taker in Shield this year, has claimed that he is excited to have the opportunity to test himself against a great like Virat Kohli in the warm-up game ahead of the Tests. Swepson, who is currently Lyon’s understudy, has been named in the Test squad to face India.
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newscricket9 months ago

IND vs AUS | Australia tour could further Prithvi Shaw’s progression, feels Ian Chappell

Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell feels that young Prithvi Shaw showed signs of working his game out in the New Zealand tour and could very well further that progression if given a chance against Australia. Chappell further wished to see Green, Pucovski and Swepson picked for the India Tests.
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featurecricketa year ago

Ashton Agar always wanted to be like Ravindra Jadeja - it's time to step up now

Before cricket was a victim of the global lockdown due to the novel Coronavirus, Australian spinner Ashton Agar had come out in praise of fellow left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja and revealed that he idolised him. However, unlike Jadeja, Agar is just a mere part of Australia's limited-overs setup.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa year ago

Why NSW letting Steve O’Keefe go will change Australian domestic cricket

On April 5, a disappointed 35-year-old Steve O’Keefe called time on his First-Class career after he was not given a new contract by his state-side New South Wales. That surely did shock one and all that saw Australian cricket in the past season or two, given O’Keefe’s looming presence with the ball.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa year ago

Steve O’Keefe’s unceremonious axing - a potentially fatal error that demands self-introspection

1136 days ago, Pune was witness to what was the single greatest bowling performance by an overseas spinner on Indian soil. On a minefield that was prepared to rattle and dismantle the visitors, Steve O’Keefe turned the tide to hand India just their second defeat on home soil in over 13 years.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa year ago

Want to see Agar, Swepson push Nathan Lyon in Australia team, asserts Steve O’Keefe

Australia’s veteran spinner Steve O’Keefe is of the belief that it’s time for fellow leggies Ashton Agar and Mitchell Swepson to step up and make their way into the Australian team pushing Nathan Lyon. O’Keefe ended his 15-year long domestic career with the New South Wales last week.
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