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newscricket11 hours ago

Ashes 2021 | I'll be fit and ready for the Ashes, affirms Tim Paine

Australia Test captain Tim Paine is confident that he will be ready for the home Ashes series, after having decided to undergo a surgery to fix a bulging disc in his neck. Paine believes that he made the right call to go under the knife, with an aim to prolong his first-class career.
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newscricket4 days ago

Tim Paine to undergo neck surgery ahead of the Ashes

In a bid to fix a pinched nerve in his neck, Tim Paine will go under the knife in Hobart on Tuesday. The 36-year-old is expected to resume light physical activity by the end of September, begin full training in October and be right to play by early November, one month before the start of Ashes.
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newscricket6 days ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Would be giving good news regarding women’s cricket soon, says Afghanistan Cricket Board

Afghanistan Cricket Board chairman Azizullah Fazli has stated that there would soon be positive news regarding women’s cricket in the country. The ACB has also reached out to Australia and requested them to not punish the men's team as the happenings in the country weren’t in their control.
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newscricket7 days ago

T20 WC 2021 | Afghanistan’s T20 World Cup participation could be jeopardy, suggests Tim Paine

Australia Test captain Tim Paine suggested that teams might refuse to play against Afghanistan in the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman, owing to Taliban’s recent takeover of the country. Paine was also highly supportive of CA’s consideration of cancelling the Hobart Test.
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newscricket18 days ago

Situation tough but confident of becoming a better coach, says Langer after emergency meeting with players

Justin Langer, who recently had an emergency meeting with senior players following discontent over his management style, has said that 'situation at the moment is tough', adding that he was confident of becoming a better coach from it. Test captain Tim Paine has publicly backed Langer recently.
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newscricketa month ago

'It's a shame to blame him' – Tim Paine defends under-fire Australia coach Justin Langer

Australia Test captain Tim Paine has come to the rescue of under-fire coach Justin Langer and said that "leaders of Australian cricket" have to get around him ahead of the T20 World Cup and the Ashes series later this year. Matthew Hayden too, extended support to his former Test opening-partner.
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newscricketa month ago

Australia’s lacking depth has been the Achilles heel for a long time, says Ponting

After Australia's poor T20I results during the recent tours of  West Indies and Bangladesh, Ricky Ponting stated that the lack of ability and skills in overseas conditions has come to the forefront yet again. Australia went down in each of the two five-match series by four games to one.
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newscricket2 months ago

Josh Inglis will be Australia’s Test wicketkeeper after Tim Paine hangs boot, predicts Shane Warne

Despite Josh Inglis’ having not called up in any Australian squad yet, Shane Warne has predicted the wicketkeeper-batsman would replace Tim Paine in the near future. However, Adam Gilchrist reckoned that it would be a two-way fight between Inglis and Alex Carey in the Test squad for the future.
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featurecricket2 months ago

How different was Cricket the last time India toured Sri Lanka? Well, quite different

There was a time not too long ago that India toured Sri Lanka - and vice versa - so often that a bilateral series between the two sides made fans cry.
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newscricket3 months ago

Will keep eye on India-England series for Ashes preparations, affirms Sridharan Sriram

Former Indian player Sridharan Sriram has said that he will keep an eye on the India-England Test series to analyse their opponents’ performance ahead of the Ashes. Sriram also hailed Tim Paine's leadership and recalled on how he regrouped the Australian players and won fans' support back.
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