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newscricket3 months ago

Border-Gavaskar Trophy is equivalent to the Ashes, claims Steve Waugh

Former Aussie skipper Steve Waugh, who played a significant number of Tests against both India and England, feels that the Border-Gavaskar Trophy held between India and Australia is equivalent to the Ashes. Incidentally, Waugh’s last Test appearance came in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2004.
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featurecricket5 months ago

Can we stop glorifying the 2003/04 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, please

Nostalgia is quite a powerful drug: it zaps us back in time, brings warmth to our heart and makes us reminisce about the good ol’ days, making us realize how good, easy and simple things were back in the day. But what’s undermined is its ability to create a false perception.
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featurecricket6 months ago

Understanding dynamics of Net Run Rate Calculation in Cricket

If points remain levelled, then Net Run Rate (NRR) becomes the next tie-breaker in multi-team tournaments, the most popular one at that. However, while it seems like a complex calculation, which can only be done by talented mathematicians, in reality, it is actually the opposite.
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newscricket8 months ago

Was merely lifting World Cup on behalf of the country, admits Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar used his time after receiving the Laureus award for the best sporting moment in the last 20 years to reveal that he was merely lifting the World Cup on his countrymen's behalf. The Indian cricket legend was handed over the trophy by former Australian skipper Steve Waugh. 
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newscricket8 months ago

Great that Jasprit Bumrah was not coached out of his style, stresses Steve Waugh

Steve Waugh has stated that Jasprit Bumrah is a terrific talent and it is good for the pacer that he was never coached out of his unconventional style of bowling. The legendary Aussie skipper also added that India have the best fast-bowling attack in the world when they play at home.
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newscricket8 months ago

Australia will start favourites in home Day-night Test against India, reveals Steve Waugh

Steve Waugh believes that Australia will start as favourites in the upcoming Test series against India because of their familiarity with conditions and India’s inexperience with the day-night Test. Waugh also noted that the Aussies didn’t have their best batsmen when India visited in 2018/19.
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newscricket9 months ago

Shame Border-Gavaskar Trophy isn't a five-match series, opines Matthew Hayden

Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden feels that it's a 'shame' that India and Australia don't play a five-Test series, with both sides being super heavyweights of the sport. Further, Hayden believes that Australia will be red hot favorites when India tour the Kangaroos later this year.
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newscricket9 months ago

Always admired Steve Waugh's mental strength, reveals Ajinkya Rahane

Indian Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane revealed that he was always inspired by the mental strength shown by former Australian skipper Steve Waugh. Rahane posted a picture on Instagram with Waugh when they caught up and revealed how a true source of inspiration he has been for Rahane.
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newscricket9 months ago

IND vs AUS | India go into the series as favourites, shares Steve Waugh

Former Australia skipper Steve Waugh believes that the India-Australia series will be a memorable one as two of the world’s best sides clash as he admitted that India will be starting as favourites in the ODI series. Waugh hoped that India will play a D/N Test match in the series later this year.
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newscricketa year ago

Talking about captaincy change is disrespectful to Tim Paine, feels Steve Waugh

Former Australian skipper Steve Waugh feels that it is disrespectful to be talking about a potential change in Australia's Test captaincy given the job Tim Paine has done since taking over. In September, Paine became the first Aussie skipper since Waugh to retain the Ashes on English soil.
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