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newscricket2 months ago

ICC to discuss four-day Test amid growing concerns, confirms Anil Kumble

Head of the cricket committee of ICC, Anil Kumble, has confirmed that the proposal to have four-day Tests will be discussed in the next round of meetings in March in Dubai amid the growing criticism against it. ICC are understood to be pushing for the move in a bid to free up space on the calendar.
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featurecricket2 months ago

High time Australia's multiple missing puzzles get unearthed

Australia might look like the most dominant side at home but are they really? Thrashing Pakistan, New Zealand and Sri Lanka at home is not an accurate representation of this team. Be it the flunky opening pair, be it the fragile middle-order in Smith and Labuschagne's absence or be it one less Lyon.
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newscricket2 months ago

VIDEO | Aleem Dar showcases his inner Usain Bolt to leave SCG in splits

There's always a debate on who is the fastest athlete on the cricket field - MS Dhoni or Virat Kohli or Glenn Maxwell or Jos Buttler. Well, turns out it is Aleem Dar, after all. On Day 3, post-lunch, the umpire sprinted across the field from square leg to point in no time to leave SCG in stitches.
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newscricket2 months ago

I hope ICC doesn't consider four-day Tests, says Nathan Lyon

Nathan Lyon has branded four-day Tests ridiculous and said he hopes that the ICC isn’t even considering the option. Lyon joins a list of others like Aussie head coach Justin Langer, South African skipper Faf du Plessis, and New Zealand’s Neil Wagner in being against the break from tradition. 
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newscricket2 months ago

AUS vs NZ | Australia likely to go unchanged, admits Tim Paine

Tim Paine admitted that Australia might go unchanged in the third Test of the series following reports of leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson making his debut alongside Nathan Lyon in a two-man spin attack. However, Paine further added there is still a possibility of Swepson playing if the conditions suit.
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newscricket2 months ago

VVS Laxman's knock versus South Africa in Durban 2010 the best of the decade, states Ashish Nehra

Former India pacer Ashish Nehra has picked VVS Laxman’s 2010 Durban Test knock as the performance of the decade, while ranking Nathan Lyon’s 8 wickets in Bangalore Test as the second-best. Nehra justified that Laxman’s knock bagged the first position given the importance of the knock.
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newscricket2 months ago

Virat Kohli named skipper in Ricky Ponting’s decade Test XI

Ricky Ponting has named the Indian skipper Virat Kohli as his team of the decade skipper ahead of some the Aussies counter-parts. Further, Ponting included four English players, three Aussies, Kane Williamson, Kumar Sangakkara and Dale Steyn in his XI with the exclusion of some of the big names.
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newscricket2 months ago

AUS vs NZ | Would love to bowl alongside Mitchell Swepson, reveals Nathan Lyon

Nathan Lyon, who is currently the only spin representative in the bowling department, has welcomed the prospect of bowling alongside Mitchell Swepson. Lyon has also admitted that the combination between them could add more pressure to the Kiwi side who are already 2-0 down in the series.
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newscricket2 months ago

Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli in Harsha Bhogle’s Test Team of the Year; Five Aussies included

Only two Indians — Mayank Agarwal and Virat Kohli — made it into Harsha Bhogle’s Test Team of the Year, while Mohammad Shami missed out on a spot to New Zealand’s Neil Wagner. The team includes five Australians, three Kiwis, and England’s Ben Stokes playing the role of the all-rounder.
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newscricket2 months ago

VIDEO | Trent Boult leaves Nathan Lyon in stitches by searching for ball stuck behind back pad flap

You might find Trent Boult’s bowling more devastating in any form of cricket, but is there a sight funnier than his antics during batting. Be it commentating during batting or today’s innocent act of not knowing where the ball is actually stuck - Boult will never bore you during a Test.
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