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newscricket3 days ago

IND vs AUS | 2020/21 Australia series was my best performance in last three years, claims Ravichandran Ashwin

Despite not being a sure shot-starter, Ravichandran Ashwin turned his fortunes around to become the best spinner of the 2020-21 Australia series, which he claims to be his best performance in last three years. He also insisted that he has done enough to be the best spinner in India.
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featurecricket3 days ago

IPL Retention 2021 | Talking points from RR’s releases and retentions ft. Smith, Curran and captain Samson

With a new captain comes huge responsibility but at the same time, comes immense pressure that Sanju Samson and the management have to handle after they released Steve Smith. That coupled with the fact that they have placed their trust in Unadkat, Miller while releasing Curran remains questionable.
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newscricket4 days ago

Virtual eye admit to dodgy Steve Smith ‘fourth stump’ DRS decision being erroneous

Ian Taylor, MD of Virtual Eye that operates DRS in Australia and New Zealand, admitted that the ‘fourth stump’ graphic popping up in a DRS call in the SCG Test was a goof-up, and took full responsibility for the blunder. Taylor, however, defended the legitimacy of the Labuschagne LBW call at MCG.
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newscricket7 days ago

Twitter reacts to major IPL 2021 retention day releases ft. Malinga, Maxwell, Jadhav and Morris

All eight IPL franchises released the full list of players they are retaining and releasing ahead of IPL 2021, and there were two casualties in the form of Lasith Malinga and Glenn Maxwell. Barring the duo, franchises also released serial underperformers, notably Kedar Jadhav and Umesh Yadav.
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newscricket7 days ago

Twitter reacts to Rajasthan Royals releasing Smith and appointing Samson captain for IPL 2021

In what was the biggest talking point from IPL 2021 retention day, Rajasthan Royals let go of their incumbent skipper Steve Smith and announced that Sanju Samson will lead the franchise in the forthcoming edition. The decision left Twitterati split, with many questioning Samson’s credibility.
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newscricket7 days ago

IPL Retention 2021 : Rajasthan Royals release Steve Smith; Samson becomes new skipper

Rajasthan Royals have decided to do away with their skipper Steve Smith, who underperformed massively last season in the UAE while retaining the likes of Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, and Jofra Archer. The 2008 champions have appointed Sanju Samson as their new skipper for the upcoming edition.
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newscricket7 days ago

IND vs AUS | CA lauds Indian team's 'resilience', 'courage' and 'skill' post their historic win

Indian cricket team awed the whole cricketing fraternity with their epic Gabba win and CA have congratulated them for their 'resilience' and 'courage'. They added that the classic series between the two rivals that saw India winning 2-1 with the Gabba victory, will be remembered for ages.
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newscricket9 days ago

IND vs AUS | Mitchell Starc struggling with hamstring niggle, will be assessed, confirms Steve Smith

Steve Smith has confirmed that Australia’s ace speedster Mitchell Starc felt discomfort in his hamstring towards the end of play on Day 4, and will be assessed by the physios before the final day at the Gabba. Smith further emphasized on the need for the bowlers to ‘hit the right lengths’ tomorrow.
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newscricket9 days ago

IND vs AUS | Felt really nice to dismiss Smith and Labuschagne, expresses Mohammed Siraj

Mohammed Siraj, who made his debut in the MCG Test, has expressed his happiness after dismissing the in-form duo of Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne in the ongoing Gabba Test. He also thanked skipper Ajinkya Rahane for instilling confidence and faith in the youngsters throughout the series.
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newscricket10 days ago

Twitter reacts to Rohit Sharma emulating Smith with ‘shadow practise’ in between overs

While India got home in Sydney, the talk of the town was Steve Smith, who was alleged to have tampered the crease with his footmarks. However, with the entire footage ruling that out, Rohit Sharma in Gabba stepped up the banter game, employing similar tactics to jitter out unfazed Smith.
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