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newscricketa month 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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featurecricketa month 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
newscricket2 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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newscricket2 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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featurecricket2 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
newscricket2 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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featurecricket2 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
featurecricket3 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
newscricket3 months ago

AUS A vs IND | Was nice to see the leg-gully ploy work against Pujara, expresses Travis Head

Australia A skipper Travis Head expressed satisfaction over a tactical success on Sunday, which saw his side dismiss Cheteshwar Pujara using a leg-gully, and claimed that it was a plan he devised together with Tim Paine. Using the short-ball tactic, the hosts got the better of Pujara for 54.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs AUS A | Warm-up games a chance to start putting India under pressure, claims Travis Head

Travis Head, the designated captain for Australia A’s warm-up game against India starting Sunday, has stated that he sees the three-day fixture as an opportunity to start putting the Indians under pressure. Head further recalled the torrid time the Indian pacers gave him in the summer of ‘18.
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