newscricket19 days ago

It was a heated series with India and I successfully got under their skin, says Steve Smith

Australian skipper Steve Smith recalls the entertaining Border-Gavaskar series earlier this year expressing how he enjoyed getting under the Indian players’ skin during the heated moments. The Aussies are touring India again this September in the festive season when sparks are sure to fly.
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newscricket24 days ago

Virat Kohli surpasses Mohammad Azharuddin's tally of centuries as Indian captain

Virat Kohli scored the 17th century of his career and his 10th as the Indian captain surpassing Mohammad Azharuddin's tally of nine centuries and just behind Sunil Gavaskar, who scored 11 tons as the Indian skipper. Kohli's century helped India to set up a colossal target of 550 runs for Sri Lanka.
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newscricketa month ago

Smith's "well-bowled" taunts forced Ishant Sharma to produce "that" expression

Ishant Sharma has revealed that it was Steve Smith's recurring jibes about his bowling that resulted in him producing "that" expression in the Bengaluru Test earlier this year. Sharma also went on to credit MS Dhoni for his advice which resulted in the pacer's brilliant seven-wicket haul at Lord's.
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newscricketa month ago

Virat Kohli and Steve Smith have very different personalities, says Matthew Hayden

According to Matthew Hayden, Virat Kohli and Steve Smith have very different kind of personalities and subsequently, this reflects in their styles of captaincy. He also hoped that the pay dispute between the Board and the players is resolved soon without affecting the Ashes and the India series.
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newscricketa month ago

Chris Gayle believes Virat Kohli can break Sachin Tendulkar's records

Chris Gayle has suggested that Virat Kohli has the potential to break the legendary Sachin Tendulkar's records owing to his consistently exceptional run-scoring record. Gayle, 37, has also urged the Australian cricketers to stand their ground against Cricket Australia in the ongoing pay dispute.
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newscricket2 months ago

Steve Smith : India has almost become my home away from home

Australian captain, Steve Smith has said that India has become his "home away from home" citing the hospitality that the country offers. The 28-year-old has also talked about the places of India where he traveled with his teams and picked Pune to edge out Dharamsala as his favorite.
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newscricket2 months ago

Cricket Australia warns players of six-month bans for playing unapproved cricket

Cricket Australia (CA) has warned the Australian players of a ban from this summer's Ashes series should they take part in any kind of "disapproved cricket”. The move comes as an extension of the ongoing pay dispute between the Australian Board and the Australian Cricketers Association.
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newscricket2 months ago

Ian Bell rates Kohli ahead of Root, Smith and Williamson

English batsman Ian Bell picked Virat Kohli as the best batsman amongst Joe Root, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson and Kohli himself, who each captain their respective Test sides. Moreover, the 35-year old revealed his batting technique was inspired by none other than the legendary Rahul Dravid.
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reportcricket2 months ago

Champions Trophy 2017 | England end Australia’s campaign, Bangladesh through to semis

Ben Stokes (102*) and Eoin Morgan (87) helped England secure a comfortable 40-run win (DLS) against Australia who could only manage 277 runs in their allotted 50 overs. The result means that Bangladesh have now qualified for the semi-final of the Champions Trophy for the first time in their history.
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reportcricket3 months ago

Champions Trophy 2017 | Unfortunate Aussies miss out on two easy points

Heavy rains saved the day for Bangladesh who seemed to struggling to get past their Australian counterparts after being restricted to just 182 courtesy some exceptional bowling by Mitchell Starc. Australia seemed to be steering towards an easy win before the rains stripped them of an easy point.
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