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featurecricket13 days ago

How different was Cricket the last time India toured Sri Lanka? Well, quite different

There was a time not too long ago that India toured Sri Lanka - and vice versa - so often that a bilateral series between the two sides made fans cry.
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newscricket21 days ago

Getting fit in time for Ashes is the ultimate goal, ready to skip WT20, states Steve Smith

Steve Smith has attested that his ultimate aim is to fully recover from his elbow injury in time for the Ashes, and has insisted that he will be willing to skip the World T20 if the need arises. Currently nursing an elbow injury, Smith revealed that he cannot bat more than 10-15 minutes per day.
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newscricket25 days ago

Will keep eye on India-England series for Ashes preparations, affirms Sridharan Sriram

Former Indian player Sridharan Sriram has said that he will keep an eye on the India-England Test series to analyse their opponents’ performance ahead of the Ashes. Sriram also hailed Tim Paine's leadership and recalled on how he regrouped the Australian players and won fans' support back.
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newscricketa month ago

Steve Smith regains top spot in ICC Test rankings for batsmen; Kohli re-enters Top four

Australia’s Steve Smith has regained the top position in ICC rankings for Test batsmen following Kane Williamson’s dismal tour of England, in which the New Zealand skipper averaged 7.00. Meanwhile, a disappointing series for Joe Root has also seen Virat Kohli re-enter the top four with 814 points.
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newscricketa month 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Warner, Maxwell, Smith and Cummins among seven players to have withdrawn from Windies and Bangladesh tours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 All seven withdrawn players featured in the first half of IPL 2021.
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newscricket2 months 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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newscricket2 months ago

Re-emergence of ball-tampering saga may jeopardize Smith's captaincy chances, believes Mark Taylor

Former Aussie cricketer Mark Taylor reckoned that the recent furore over the ball-tampering scandal doesn't help Steve Smith's chances of returning back as captain. He also batted for the bowlers and feels that it's obvious to him that they weren't involved in the ball-tampering saga.
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newscricket2 months ago

Would be naive to think that only three people knew about tampering, reckons Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist believes that it would be naive to think that the Aussie bowlers did not know that Bancroft was tampering with the ball and feels that CA ‘didn't investigate to see if it was systemic.’ Gilchrist feels that, with respect to the Cape Town saga, the blame game will go on and on.
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newscricket2 months 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

Australian bowlers ‘knew’ that I was tampering with the ball, confesses Cameron Bancroft

Cameron Bancroft, who served a 9-month ban for infamously tampering with the ball in Cape Town in 2018, has sensationally confessed that the Australian bowlers ‘knew’ what was going on. None of the bowlers were punished, but Bancroft has claimed that the bowlers were aware of what he was doing.
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