newscricket12 days ago

BGT | Inclined to pick Ashton Agar over Mitch Swepson to play O'Keefe role, opines Darren Lehmann

Darren Lehmann has pipped Ashton Agar to make it to Australia's first XI in the Border Gavaskar Trophy next month, given the potency of finger spinners in sub-continental conditions. Lehmann went on to explain his choice with examples of Steve O'Keefe and Shane Warne from past series in India.
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newscricket1 year ago

Australia should go for three frontline spinners for Tests in the subcontinent, opines Steve O'Keefe

Former Australia spinner Steve O'Keefe feels that the Kangaroos should field three frontline spinners for the subcontinent Tests in 2022. The 36-year-old believes that Mitchell Swepson and Ashton Agar are ready to support Australia's premier spinner, Nathan Lyon when it comes to the Asian challenge.
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newscricket2 years ago

BBL 2021 | Mitchell Marsh escapes ban but fined for dissent at the umpire

Mitchell Marsh could deem himself lucky after taking a long go at the umpire following a poor decision, with Cricket Australia fining the all-rounder for dissent and not banning him. The all-rounder now would be eligible to play for the Scorchers in the Challenger Final on Thursday.
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featurecricket3 years 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
featurecricket3 years ago

Adam Zampa’s red-ball ambition might be a punt not worth taking

Nothing infuriates cricketers more than telling them that they’re qualified to play just one particular format. The ‘one-format specialist’ concept exists, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong in being part of that gang, but cricketers do flip when you ask them to concentrate on a single format.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 years ago

Adam Zampa moves back to New South Wales to push case for Test selection

Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa, after seven seasons with South Australia, has moved back to his home state New South Wales in a bid to push his case for Test selection. Zampa’s move to New South Wales comes in the wake of the club not offering a contract to veteran spinner Steve O’Keefe.
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featurecricket3 years 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
featurecricket3 years 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
newscricket3 years 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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newscricket3 years 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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