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featurecricket2 months ago

County Watch | How English Test cricketers and major overseas signings fared in Round 8

While rain played a spoilsport last week and the week before, this week was rather a pleasant week of County action, where there were little to no talks of the rain shadowing the games. However, there were several Australian batters in action, all of whom barring Marcus Harris were terrible.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket3 months ago

Travis Head, Matthew Wade and Marcus Stoinis miss out on national contract for 2021/22 season

Cricket Australia (CA) have released the centrally contracted Players’ list for the 2021/22 season and have omitted the quartet of Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Marcus Stoinis and Mitchell Marsh. Joe Burns has also missed out, but Cameron Green has seen himself receive a maiden contract.
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newscricket6 months ago

Don’t think I’m in contention for Test return; Australia got more than enough, admits Glenn Maxwell

Despite Australia’s loss against India and a middle-order shambles, Glenn Maxwell has admitted that he isn’t in contention for a possible Test return. While stating that Australia have enough players, he warned that it is a double-edged sword for him to push his case in red-ball cricket.
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featurecricket6 months ago

IND vs AUS | Gabba Day 4 Talking Points: Australia’s opening act, Langer’s ‘head’ache and Gabba's magic

On day four, the pitch was doing everything possible - low bounce, tall bounce, multiple edges not carrying, and constantly catching the batsmen by surprise. Amidst all this chaos, Australia got a total of 294, with a lead of 327, to give India a complete day to force a result.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket7 months ago

IND vs AUS | David Warner is pretty determined to play; very likely to feature, expresses Justin Langer

Justin Langer, ahead of the Sydney Test, has expressed that Warner is pretty determined to play and is almost certain to play in Sydney despite not being entirely fit. Langer also hinted that there would be some changes for the hosts, which would be determined following the afternoon net session.
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newscricket7 months ago

IND vs AUS | Shane Warne calls for Travis Head’s axing; wants Warner and Harris to open

Fox commentator Shane Warne has named his preferred Australian XI for the third Test at the SCG and has hoped for the Aussies to axe ‘future captain’ Travis Head, while including Marcus Harris. Andrew Symonds, meanwhile, claimed that he expects young Will Pucovski to make his Test debut.
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featurecricket7 months ago

Travis Head has done more than we all think he has — believe it

If you think about it, Travis Head has had the most fascinating career. No, seriously.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket7 months ago

IND vs AUS | Travis Head under pressure to deliver with Pucovski lurking, feels Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist expects Australia to stick with Matthew Wade at the top of the order, alongside David Warner, but feels that Travis Head is now under pressure to deliver, with Will Pucovski fit and available. Head, in both innings at the MCG, threw his wicket away after getting set.
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featurecricket7 months ago

So, what happens to Australia’s batting combination now?

The Australian bowlers produced the performance of a lifetime to help the side take a 1-0 lead in the series, but still under scrutiny is the batting, which could see radical changes come Boxing Day despite the favourable result.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket8 months ago

IND vs AUS A | Day 3 Talking Points: Travis Head’s tactical nous and Gill-Shaw’s recklessness

A day that had ‘boring’ written all over it turned out to be enthralling thanks to the impatience of the Indian batsmen, but the visitors’ bowlers came to the fore, just in time, to save the day. India will be thankful for the practice they garnered, but also relieved that they escaped a loss.
Anirudh Suresh