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newscricket23 days ago

2020-21 Australia tour will be a bigger and stiffer challenge for India, reckons Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid has admitted that the 2020-21 tour, which is slated to start in December will be a bigger and stiffer challenge for the visiting Indian team, with the return of both David Warner and Steve Smith. However, he also added that the Indian bowling unit has the firepower to compete.
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newscricket3 months ago

Debutant Archer’s duel against Smith was incredible theatre and drama, shares Jos Buttler

England wicket keeper Jos Buttler recalled Jofra Archer’s enthralling spell on debut at Lord’s where he took on an in-form Steve Smith and gave him a hard time in the middle with his gruesome pace. Buttler shares how worried the side was when Smith was hit near his head by an Archer bumper.
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newscricket3 months ago

Winning World Cup was incredibly special, want to re-live that moment, shares Steve Smith

Former Aussie skipper Steve Smith hailed his side’s World Cup win at the prestigious MCG as the most cherished moment of his career, one he would love to relive once again in his career. Smith has added that he enjoyed those six to seven weeks, which led up to the final, with his star-studded side.
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newscricket4 months ago

ICC Test Rankings | Jasprit Bumrah surges back into top ten; Kohli 25 points behind top-ranked Smith

Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah made his way back into the Top ten bowlers in the ICC’s Test Rankings after being pushed out of the top ten following his terrible display in the first Test. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli’s second Test failure means that Steve Smith extends the gap between the two by 25 points.
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newscricket4 months ago

ICC T20I Rankings | Ashton Agar tears into top five after South Africa heroics

Australia spinner Ashton Agar gained six places to grab the fourth spot in the latest T20 rankings after a fabulous tour in South Africa, where he grabbed 8 wickets including a hat trick. Opener David Warner, leggie Adam Zampa and pacer Mitchell Starc gained places after an impressive outing in SA.
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newscricket4 months ago

SA vs AUS | David Warner and Steve Smith's role massive in Australia's T20I side, reveals Aaron finch

Australian skipper Aaron Finch has hailed the importance of David Warner and Steven Smith to Australia's T20I side. The pair starred in a dominant batting performance in the third and deciding game of the South Africa series in their first game at Newlands since the ball-tampering scandal of 2018.
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newscricket4 months ago

SA VS AUS | Till now the reception has been lovely, attests Steve Smith

Steve Smith has acknowledged that his return has been normal and the reception from the crowd has been 'lovely', after returning to the country for the first time since the ball-tampering episode of 2018. The former is itching to put behind memories from his previous tour of the rainbow nation.
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featurecricket5 months ago

U-19 World Cup a journey, not a destination

‘Hopefully, it's a memory they cherish for a long time, but hopefully, not the lasting memory and they have many more great moments and bigger things in future,’ said Rahul Dravid after India’s 2018 U-19 World Cup win. It is not the only lasting memory that they have, and then the journey begins.
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newscricket5 months ago

ICC Test Rankings | Virat Kohli holds on to top spot; Quinton de Kock inches towards top 10

The recent Test rankings update saw Virat Kohli top the batsmen's list while Quinton de Kock jumped two places to take up the 11th spot as Kusal Mendis advanced 3 places to 23. Pacer Mark Wood also moved up 19 places amongst the bowlers, as Sikander Raja clinched 51st spot, rising 21 places.
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featurecricket5 months ago

IND vs AUS | Bengaluru ODI Takeaways - Steve Smith, the only anchor in Rohit Sharma led Bengaluru boat

Despite Australia getting off the right start in the series, their plot towards the end fell apart, with India attacking the visitors on all-fronts in the decider at the Chinnaswamy. All of this happened after Australia won the toss and elected to bat first and could only put up 286 on board.
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