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newscricket2 days ago

Steven Smith is building up nicely with his elbow responding well, reveals Phil Jaques

The New South Wales head coach Phil Jaques has revealed that Steven Smith's rehab is going pretty well with his elbow responding well to the ongoing training. He also added that the effort is to build up slowly so that he doesn't push his body too hard but things are getting on track gradually.
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newscricket6 days ago

Ian Chappell calls for England to pick Dawid Malan and James Vince in the Ashes

Ian Chappell has suggested England to include Dawid Malan and James Vince in their Ashes squad that will tour Australia later this year, citing their experience in the last tour as one of the reasons for their selection. Chappell also criticised Australia for not developing their bench strength.
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newscricket25 days ago

Aakash Chopra picks his World XI to take on New Zealand; leaves out Kohli and Babar

Indian cricket expert Aakash Chopra has named his World XI to take on the WTC winners New Zealand and decided against picking Indian and Pakistan skippers Virat Kohli and Babar Azam. Only three Indians could make it to his side in the form of Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Satire | Behind the scenes of the 2018 Cape Town ball-tampering scandal 

In light of the latest assertions from Australian opener Cameron Bancroft regarding the ever obvious but not accepted involvement  of the bowlers in the Sandpaper Gate, SportsCafe approached a few Aussie players and CA officials to get to the bottom of the story and found out some explosive details.
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newscricket4 months ago

Would be keen to captain Australia if the opportunity came by, admits Steve Smith

Steve Smith, who was stripped of the captaincy in 2018, has admitted that he would be keen to captain the country once again if the opportunity came by in the future. In the wake of the ball-tampering scandal incident in 2018, Smith was banned for a year before making his return.
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newscricket5 months ago

IPL 2021 | Playing for DC will be a great experience for youngsters coming in, asserts Shreyas Iyer 

Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer has stated that playing for the Delhi Capitals franchise will be a great experience for the youngsters joining in the ranks. He also added that given how others teams stack up after the auction, it would be challenging but he's excited for the upcoming edition.
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newscricket5 months ago

IPL 2021 | Wanted an X-factor player and got that in form of Glenn Maxwell, insists Mike Hesson

RCB’s Director of Cricket, Mike Hesson explained that the team went hard after acquiring the services of all-rounder Glenn Maxwell as he provides that X-factor to the team. He also revealed that they went after Steven Smith as he is a skilful player who can bat at different positions.
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featurecricket6 months ago

Chuck, Marry and Frill | Who RR should let go and retain ahead of IPL 2021

Steven Smith, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Sanju Samson, there's no dearth of superstars in Rajasthan Royals but it only shows how a poorly-balanced side never quite takes the cake. 2020 IPL was again a season for RR where the same cycle of under performance repeated for nth time.
Harshit Anand
newscricket6 months ago

IND vs AUS | Tougher for India as they are in different country and away from family, feels Tim Paine

Australian skipper Tim Paine isn't oblivious of the fact that bio-bubble and quarantining has been more tough on the Indian team as they are in different country, away from their families. He also stated that Steven Smith, who copped criticism for scuffing up Pant’s guard, feeds off negativity.
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newscricket7 months ago

IND vs AUS | Decided to be more positive facing Ashwin; it was a concerted effort, reveals Steve Smith

Following his ton on Day 2, Steve Smith has revealed that it was a conscious decision on his behalf to be more positive facing Ravichandran Ashwin in the Sydney Test. While appreciating his own knock, Smith admitted that he had to scrap pretty hard for his runs in the ongoing third Test.
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