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newscricket2 days ago

Winning a series in India an achievement worth striving for, reckons Steve Smith

Steve Smith, whose Australian team came agonizingly close to winning a Test series in India in 2017, feels that conquering the Indian fortress is an achievement worth striving for and hopes to have one more crack at it. Smith also expressed his displeasure in Australia ‘drawing’ the Ashes in 2019.
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newscricket2 days ago

ENG vs PAK | Babar Azam under-appreciated because Pakistan in Indian cricket’s shadow, feels Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain is of the opinion that Babar Azam’s remarkable achievements have flown under the radar due to Pakistan’s underwhelming nature abd getting lost in the shadow of Indian cricket. The former English skipper argued that Azam’s performances have given birth to a ‘Fab 5’.
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newscricket6 days ago

Reports | England and Australia players might miss IPL 2020’s first week owing to UAE's travel protocols

With England’s limited-overs series against Australia coming to an end on September 16, reports have suggested that they would be forced to miss one week of IPL action owing to self-quarantine. Eoin Morgan, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes and David Warner might miss the first week of the IPL in UAE.
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newscricket7 days ago

IPL 2020 | Dream come true to play alongside likes of Smith and Stokes, states Riyan Parag

Rajasthan Royals’ rising star Riyan Parag has claimed that it was a dream come true for him to play alongside the likes of Steve Smith and Ben Stokes and further heaped praise on the former’s captaincy. The youngster further revealed that he is conscious about not letting success get to his head.
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newscricket7 days ago

Disappointed IPL won’t be played in India, laments Steve Smith

Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith expressed his disappointment in not being able to play the IPL in front of fans in India but admitted that cricket returning full-fledged unarguably mattered the most. Smith also feels that all players might be at the same level due to lack of match practice.
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newscricket8 days ago

Josh Hazlewood picks combined Indo-Aus Test XI; omits Jadeja, Starc and Shami

Australia’s Josh Hazlewood, on Thursday, picked his combined India-Australia Test XI and had interesting choices to make, including not picking a wicket-keeper and omitting the likes of Mitchell Starc and Ravindra Jadeja. Hazlewood’s team, unsurprisingly, featured both Virat Kohli and Steve Smith.
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newscricket10 days ago

Virat Kohli and bowlers key to India’s chances of retaining Border-Gavaskar trophy, opines Gautam Gambhir

Whilst admitting it is going to be a different challenge for India, Gautam Gambhir has opined that Virat Kohli and bowlers would be key to India’s chances of winning against Australia. Gambhir also added that it’s going to be the pace attack that will deliver yet another series win for India.
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featurecricketa month ago

A look at everything that has transpired in cricket since MS Dhoni’s last appearance

July 10, 2020, marked one year of MS Dhoni last stepping foot onto a cricket field and, well, it’s fair to say that a lot went down in the world of cricket over the course of these past 365 days. Here, we look at everything dramatic that transpired in cricket since the veteran’s last appearance.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa month ago

Smith and Warner going up against Bumrah would be a tantalizing prospect, states Justin Langer

Ahead of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Justin Langer has stated that it would be a tantalizing prospect for any cricket lover to look at Steve Smith and David Warner going up against Bumrah. On top of that, Langer has also admitted that India’s pace attack is one of the toughest he has seen.
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newscricketa month ago

Was a big challenge to bowl to both AB de Villiers and Steve Smith, claims Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav has claimed that it was a huge challenge for him to go against the likes of AB de Villiers and Steve Smith in an Indian jersey. Kuldeep believes Smith’s unorthodox technique makes him a tough customer to bowl to, and he also further credited de Villiers' unique batting style.
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