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newscricket22 days ago

Maybe Ashwin and Lyon don't have enough variations to survive in ODIs, feels Mushtaq Ahmed

Mushtaq Ahmed has opined that Ravichandran Ashwin and Nathan Lyon might have lacked the tools to survive the demands of ODI cricket. However, he has added that the likes of Yasir Shah, Lyon, Moeen Ali, and Ashwin have made huge contributions to Test cricket, for which he admires them immensely.
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newscricket25 days ago

Ravichandran Ashwin is currently the best spinner in the world, reveals Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh has called fellow off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin as the best spinner in the world ahead of Australia’s Nathan Lyon. Harbhajan also revealed that Ashwin is a legend-in-making and is capable of taking more wickets for the country, topping the bowling leaderboard in Test cricket.
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newscricketa month ago

Australia’s ‘overconfident’ sledging cost them Bengaluru Test in 2017, feels Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara feels that Australia’s smug attitude in the Bengaluru Test in 2017 - even before having won the game - is what cost them the Test and subsequently the series. Having taken a 87-run first innings lead, the Aussies slumped to a 75-run defeat, failing to chase 187 on Day 4.
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newscricketa month ago

Kent cancels Matt Henry's contract in wake of Covid-19 pandemic

According to a statement released by the Kent Cricket board, seasoned New Zealand pacer Matt Henry’s county contract has been cancelled in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, Nathan Lyon and Michael Neser’s contracts were cancelled by Hampshire and Surrey Cricket, respectively.
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newscricket2 months ago

Cheteshwar Pujara the new wall of India, states Nathan Lyon

Australia spinner Nathan Lyon has labelled India’s Cheteshwar Pujara, who tormented the Aussies during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2018/19, as the ‘New Wall’ of the Indian side. Pujara scored 521 runs in the series as India claimed their first-ever series win on Australian soil.
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newscricket2 months ago

Will be amazing to see Virat Kohli trying to rev up empty seats, jokes Nathan Lyon

Nathan Lyon seemed ecstatic about the next summer's India series while adding that if it is played in front of empty audience, then it will be amazing to see how Virat Kohli reacts to it. Lyon further added that India are a powerhouse and expressed his admiration for their rivalry with Australia.
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featurecricket2 months 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.
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newscricket2 months 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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newscricket2 months ago

Steve O’Keefe announces retirement from first-class cricket after NSW snub

Australia’s veteran left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe, on Sunday, announced his retirement from first-class cricket after not being offered a new contract by his state side New South Wales. O’Keefe played 9 Tests for Australia and starred in the side’s famous 333-run victory over India in Pune in 2017.
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newscricket3 months ago

Still think Ravindra Jadeja is India’s best spinner, admits Dilip Doshi

Following the brutal loss at the hands of New Zealand, former spinner Dilip Doshi has revealed that left-arm spinner Jadeja is easily one of India’s best spinner and not Ravichandran Ashwin. Doshi further reckoned that Ashwin’s lack of improvement is a key concern for Team India away from home.
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