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newscricket2 months ago

Have learnt a lot since touring Bangladesh in 2017, affirms Ashton Agar

Ashton Agar is eyeing to make his return to Test cricket with the aim of playing in Asia where Australia have three tours scheduled for the 2022/23 WTC cycle. Agar is confident and plans to work on exploiting footmarks, something that has been a recipe for success for left-arm spinners.
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featurecricket4 months ago

Satire | Behind the scenes of the 2018 Cape Town ball-tampering scandal 

In light of the latest assertions from Australian opener Cameron Bancroft regarding the ever obvious but not accepted involvement  of the bowlers in the Sandpaper Gate, SportsCafe approached a few Aussie players and CA officials to get to the bottom of the story and found out some explosive details.
Harshit Anand
newscricket4 months ago

Starc, Cummins, Hazlewood and Lyon issue joint statement; deny knowing about ball tampering

Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Lyon and Hazlewood have issued a joint statement, in which the quartet have clarified that they had no knowledge of a foreign substance being used to alter the state of the ball in the infamous Cape Town Test. They asserted that it is time to move on from the incident.
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newscricket6 months ago

Using these Shield games as ideal preparation for home Ashes, reveals Nathan Lyon

Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon said that he already has one eye on the Ashes in November and insisted that he is using the ongoing Shield games to gauge the behaviour of left-handed batsmen. On Saturday, Lyon, representing NSW, claimed his second five-wicket haul across the last five innings.
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featurecricket6 months ago

Rishabh Pant - the white-clad genie who keeps on giving

One of the most defining images from India’s Gabba breach was a photograph of Rishabh Pant putting his hands on his chest, eyes closed, face tilted upwards. It was a moment that told everything that you need to know about Pant the cricketer.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket7 months ago

As soon as the ball starts turning, everyone in the world cries about it, reckons Nathan Lyon

In context to the conditions in Ahmedabad for the third Test, Nathan Lyon has reckoned that as soon as the ball starts turning, everyone in world cricket has a cry over it. However, as a spinner, Lyon stated that it was a brilliant wicket, something that he wishes could be brought to the SCG.
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featurecricket8 months 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
newscricket8 months 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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newscricket8 months ago

VIDEO | Washington Sundar pulls off an incredible ‘no-look’ six to leave Lyon dazed

On debut, against Australia’s best spinner, Washington Sundar pulled off the improbable thing, of smashing Nathan Lyon to the longest of boundaries without even looking. Just two weeks after Andre Fletcher pulled off a similar six in the BBL, Washington just pulled off the best shot of this series.
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newscricket8 months ago

IND vs AUS | Rohit is a world-class player, tried to bowl my best against him, insists Nathan Lyon

Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon reckons that Rohit Sharma is a world-class batter and he tried to put his best foot forward against him. Lyon, who is playing his 100th Test at the Gabba, also stated that he's looking forward to bowling to Rishabh Pant as he tries to attack him.
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