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newscricket13 days ago

Thought Virat Kohli won't get out, admits Tim Paine

Former Australian captain Tim Paine talked about Virat Kohli's innings in the pink-ball Test match at Adelaide back in 2020-21 and admitted that he thought that the Indian skipper wouldn't get out. Virat Kohli had scored 74 during the innings and was batting fluently in Adelaide against Australia.
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newscricket2 months ago

Tasmania drop former Australia captain Tim Paine from domestic contracts

Tasmania have not offered a fresh contract to Tim Paine, former Australia Test captain for the 2022-23 season, casting further doubts over the 37-year-old's career as a player. Paine stepped down as Australia Test captain in a texting-messaging controversy before last summer's Ashes series.
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newscricket5 months ago

Embarrassing how Cricket Australia have handled the cases of Justin Langer, Tim Paine, says Ricky Ponting

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has stated that Cricket Australia (CA) have handled the cases of Justin Langer and Tim Paine in an embarrassing manner. Langer, who had a successful stint with the Australian team, resigned from the position of head coach on Saturday with immediate effect.
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newscricket7 months ago

Would love to see Tim Paine play again, says Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley

Cricket Australia chief executive Nick Hockley has said that wishes to see Tim Paine making a return to the national Test side. Paine had resigned as the Test captain and later opted to take a break from the game to focus on mental-health, after a texting scandal from 2017 had resurfaced last month.
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newscricket7 months ago

Ashes 2021-22 | Australia announce playing XI for Brisbane Test, Travis Head locked in as No.5

Australia have locked their playing XI for the Ashes 2021-22 opener to be played at the Gabba, Brisbane, beginning December 8. Travis Head has been preferred ahead of Usman Khawaja to bat at No.5, while Alex Carey is set to make his Test debut, replacing Tim Paine in the wicketkeeper's role.
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newscricket7 months ago

Hopeful of Tim Paine’s return to competitive cricket, says Justin Langer

Australia head coach Justin Langer has labelled Tim Paine as one of the best people he has ever met, and stated that doors to the Australian cricket team are always open to the wicket-keeper batsman. Paine took an indefinite mental health break from the game after quitting Australia Test captaincy.
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newscricket7 months ago

‘It's too much to ask’ – Pat Cummins not keen on white-ball captaincy

Australia’s new Test skipper, Pat Cummins has stated that he is not interested in white-ball captaincy, and would like to concentrate on the longer format of the game. The Australian pacer further lauded Aaron Finch’s leadership quality, and reckoned that split captaincy suited the national team.
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newscricket7 months ago

'Cheating is cheating' – Ian Chappell slams Cricket Australia for appointing Steve Smith as vice-captain

Ian Chappell has expressed his disappointment over the appointment of Steve Smith as vice-captain of the Australia Test team ahead of the Ashes in December. Chappell questioned the board’s decision saying that Smith was involved in the ball-tampering scandal and cheating has no excuse in his book.
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newscricket7 months ago

Ashes 2021-22 | England should not have too many expectations from Ben Stokes, says Saba Karim

Ahead of the Ashes series, which is scheduled to begin on December 8 in Brisbane, former India cricketer, Saba Karim has stated that England should not expect too much from their all-rounder, Ben Stokes. Speaking on Australia’s new Test captain, Karim stated that Pat Cummins was the obvious choice.
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newscricket7 months ago

Ashes 2021-22 | Was absolutely determined to have Steve Smith as vice-captain, says Pat Cummins

Australia’s newly-appointed Test captain Pat Cummins has revealed that he was determined to have Steve Smith as the team's vice-captain. Smith captained the national side across formats from 2015 to 2018, before being banned from leadership role post the 2018 Cape Town ball-tampering scandal.
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