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newscricket7 days ago

‘Natural leader’ Marnus Labuschagne will be a great captain in future, says Tim Paine

Australian Test skipper Tim Paine lavished praise on Marnus Labuschagne and lauded the Queenslander for being a natural leader on and off the field. Paine labelled Labuschagne a ‘great reader of the game’ and predicted the right-hander to make the step up within the next 18 months.
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featurecricketa month 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.
Harshit Anand
newscricketa month ago

Will be tempted to ‘go’ if Australia win the Ashes 5-0, quips Tim Paine

Australia Test skipper Tim Paine asserted that he hopes to lead the country at least till the end of the 2021/22 summer, and quipped that he could step away should he find the Ashes victory over England satisfying enough. Paine further said that he would ‘support’ Smith getting back the captaincy.
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newscricket3 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 months 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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newscricket4 months 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket5 months 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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newscricket5 months 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket5 months 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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featurecricket5 months 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.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam