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newscricket2 days ago

There's no reason why Steve Smith shouldn't be in line for the captaincy, feels Usman Khawaja

Usman Khawaja believes that Steve Smith has paid the price for his mistakes and there is no reason why he shouldn't be given the captaincy responsibilities once Tim Paine ends his career. Khawaja has further added that he is hoping to be back amongst the runs, after a lean patch in domestic cricket.
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newscricketa month ago

VIDEO | ‘All-rounder’ Tim Paine rolls his golden arm over to claim wicket in Tasmania Premier League

In just over a month we’ve seen India and West Indies script history at the Gabba and Chattogram respectively, but Tim Paine, today, might have eclipsed both those achievements. The Aussie skipper casually sent down some filthy off-spin and managed to dismiss Hurricanes’, Thomas Rogers.
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newscricketa month ago

JL is a passionate guy, particularly when it comes to this team and Australian cricket, reckons Tim Paine

Tim Paine has stated that Justin Langer is pretty intense and passionate when it comes to this Australian team and he feels, the day that wears off, you would be worried. Further, Michael Clarke has also thrown his weight behind the Australian coach after the recent stories came to limelight.
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newscricketa month ago

We are disappointed with the loss against India but Tim Paine has been unfairly criticised, supports Trevor Hohns

Following the 1-2 loss against India, Trevor Hohns has revealed that CA are disappointed with the result while still backing Tim Paine to do the job. He insisted that Paine has been unfairly criticised during the series and revealed that they didn’t even spend one minute on his leadership qualities.
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newscricketa month ago

SA vs AUS | Matthew Wade suffers axe from Test team as Alex Carey returns

Cricket Australia have announced two parallel squads for the Test series against South Africa and T20Is against New Zealand, with Matthew Wade being dropped from the former. There are as many as five uncapped players in the Australian Test team even though the full-strength squad is picked.
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featurecricketa month ago

Uplifting attitude and spiralling results - the Paineful way

Ah, you remember the day he was crowned as the best Australian skipper in two decades after having retained the Ashes? That image does flash in our head but we are not going to talk about that surely. We are going to talk about how the same guy put the Australian team to ruins.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Paine is a brilliant keeper and his captaincy been really sound, proclaims Brett Lee 

Australia's fast bowling great Brett Lee has come out strongly in defense of an underfire Tim Paine and stated that he's a brilliant keeper and a good captain. Michael Clarke also suggested that all the blame can't be put on the captain alone as there are more decision-makers involved.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Australia slipping up in key moments has become a trend, admits Tim Paine

Australia skipper Tim Paine, who lost his second successive Test series to India at home, conceded that the Australian side getting ‘found out’ in key moments has now become a worrying pattern. Paine expressed disappointment in the loss, which was Australia’s first at the Gabba in 32 years.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | There seems to be a lack of trust on ‘off-colour’ Mitchell Starc, feels Adam Gilchrist

Australia legend Adam Gilchrist feels that Mitchell Starc has looked far from his usual monstrous self in this series, and believes Tim Paine has been apprehensive about trusting the left-armer in key moments. Gilchrist feels that Starc, after a decent start, has not hit his stride in this series.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | India have been the best team in this series, asserts Shane Warne 

Former Australian spinner Shane Warne reckons that the Indian team has outplayed Australia in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar trophy. As things stand, the Gabba Test is nicely poised, with India needing 324 runs to win on the final day of the game, with the series level 1-1 in what is a series-decider.
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