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newscricket8 days ago

Warner, Maxwell, Smith and Cummins among seven players to have withdrawn from Windies and Bangladesh tours

Cricket Australia have confirmed that seven players, including David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith and Pat Cummins, have confirmed that they will be taking no part in Australia’s white-ball tours of West Indies and Bangladesh. All seven withdrawn players featured in the first half of IPL 2021.
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newscricket18 days ago

Ishant Sharma, Ashwin and Shami among the Top 5 bowlers in Test cricket, says Ian Chappell

Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell picked his Top 5 bowlers in the Test format and interestingly named the Indian trio of R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami, while overlooking James Anderson. Chappell picked Australia’s Pat Cummins as the number one bowler in the longest format.
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newscricket20 days ago

Pat Cummins has already told me that he won’t be returning to play in the IPL, reveals Dinesh Karthik

KKR’s Dinesh Karthik spoke about the availability of overseas players for the rest of the IPL season and confirmed that Pat Cummins has already told him that he will not be taking part in the tournament. Karthik also said that he is ready to take over as captain should Morgan be unavailable.
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newscricket25 days ago

Pat Cummins picks his World Test XI; no place for Ashwin and Pujara

Pat Cummins picked his ‘World Test XI’ and included as many as four Indians - Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah - but interestingly omitted Australia’s kryptonite, Cheteshwar Pujara. Cummins also overlooked Ravichandran Ashwin, with Lyon being the lone spinner in his side.
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newscricketa month ago

WTC final | Conditions should suit New Zealand more than India, asserts Pat Cummins 

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins reckons that the conditions in the WTC final will be more suitable for New Zealand in comparison to India. He also recalled the Gabba Test and said given Australia's record, and cracks on Day 5, he thought Australia were going to have a great day.
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featurecricketa month 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.
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newscricketa month ago

Australian bowlers’ ‘smartly worded statement’ has glaring flaws, opines Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke has responded to the joint-statement issued by the Australian bowlers and has insisted that the quartet, in their ‘smartly-worded statement’, forgot that the accusations were being made by their teammate, Bancroft. Clarke has stuck to his viewpoint that the bowlers ‘knew about it.’.
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newscricketa month 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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newscricketa month ago

Cricket Australia name a star-studded preliminary squad for Windies tour; Labuschagne misses out due to county stint

Cricket Australia has named a 23-man preliminary squad for the white-ball tour of the West Indies, which will be taking place in July 2021. It includes a host of stars who missed out on action in New Zealand and also players who participated in the IPL and returned home on May 17.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2021 | BCCI set up the tournament with the best possible advice; IPL provided routine, opines Pat Cummins

After a successful IPL in UAE last year, Pat Cummins has opined that the BCCI set up the tournament with the best possible advice in India and added that the tournament provided people routine. Cummins also threw light, stating that close to half of KKR’s squad had the virus since last year.
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