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newscricket3 months ago

Had mixed feelings about 2017-18 Ashes selection, recalls Tim Paine

Tim Paine has recalled the time he was selected for the 2017-18 Ashes and had mixed feelings about looking like a “fish out of water” when seen batting in front of millions of people. The Australia Test captain also opened up on his struggles after he suffered a career-threatening injury in 2010.
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newscricket4 months ago

IND vs AUS | Lack of crowd won’t affect players, believes Tim Paine

Australian Test skipper Tim Paine believes that the absence of spectators will not affect players in the forthcoming series between India and Australia as players tend to forget crowds the moment they step onto the field. Paine further claimed that Australia are now stronger than they were in 2018.
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newscricket5 months ago

Don’t upset Virat Kohli or MS Dhoni because they like confrontation, states Dean Jones

Dean Jones has stated that it makes no sense for the opposition to upset the likes of Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni because they like the confrontation and use it to their own advantage. He also played down and rubbished that the Australian players did not sledge Kohli for an IPL contract.
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newscricket5 months ago

Tim Paine needs to be slapped with 18-month ban, jokes Andrew Flintoff

Legendary English all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has hilariously remarked that Tim Paine needs to be handed an 18-month ban, after the latter admitted to soiling his pants in the Old Trafford Test last year. Flintoff joked that Paine’s ‘disgusting behaviour’ was completely unacceptable.
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newscricket6 months ago

Australia regain top spot in ICC Test Rankings as India slip to third

Australia have dethroned India from the top spot in the ICC Test Rankings for the first time in nearly four years, as the latest annual update saw Kohli’s side slip to third. The change in rankings comes on the back of Australia’s perfect home summer and India’s whitewash at the hands of the Kiwis.
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featurecricket6 months ago

Michael Clarke’s ignorant comments an evidence to his disconnection with the cricket world

It’s 2020 and the world has overseen scientific and technological advancements that have changed our lives. To quote Eric Cantona, ‘Soon the science will not only be able to slow down the ageing of the cells, soon the science will fix the cells to the state and so we will become eternal’.
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newscricket6 months ago

Will be amazing to see Virat Kohli trying to rev up empty seats, jokes Nathan Lyon

Nathan Lyon seemed ecstatic about the next summer's India series while adding that if it is played in front of empty audience, then it will be amazing to see how Virat Kohli reacts to it. Lyon further added that India are a powerhouse and expressed his admiration for their rivalry with Australia.
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newscricket6 months ago

IPL contract ‘might’ have played part in Australia not sledging Virat Kohli, feels Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins, in response to Michael Clarke’s comments of Australia ‘sucking up’ to India, admitted that IPL contracts might potentially have played a part in a few players going easy on Kohli. Earlier, Clarke accused the Aussies of toning down the aggression against India to preserve IPL contracts.
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newscricket7 months ago

AUS vs IND | Chose to not pick fights with Virat Kohli to keep him quiet, reveals Tim Paine

Tim Paine has refuted Michael Clarke’s comments on the Australian cricket team going easy on Kohli in order to secure IPL contracts. The Australian skipper added that he did not want to provoke Kohli as he believed that it would motivate the Indian skipper and end up backfiring for Australia.
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newscricket7 months ago

Australia’s Test tour of Bangladesh postponed indefinitely

According to Cricket Australia chief Kevin Roberts, the proposed Australia’s two-match Test tour of Bangladesh has been postponed indefinitely given the current COVID-29 pandemic scenario. Earlier, Australia captain Tim Paine had suggested that the aforementioned tour was ‘unlikely’ to be held.
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