featurecricket3 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | SWOT Analysis - Australia

In a tournament as big as World Cup, preconceptions matter as much as realities. Either, you have to live upto the tag that you had acquired over the last few months or you will be suffering the wrath of ultimate online world - ask India, and they will tell you the curse of June 2017.
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newscricket4 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Usman Khawaja declared ‘safe’ after suffering knock on head

Australia batsman Usman Khawaja has been given the ‘all-clear’ after being struck on his face by an Andre Russell bouncer in the recent warm-up game between Australia and the Windies. The defending champions chased down Windies’ total of 229 in 39 overs with seven wickets to spare in Southampton.
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newscricket7 days ago

Dinesh Karthik is very hard to bowl at in death overs, says Simon Katich

Simon Katich has stated that Dinesh Karthik is very hard to bowl at in death overs, especially once he is set. The wicket-keeper batsman is the captain of Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders whereas Katich is the assistant coach of the same side and has observed Karthik closely.
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newscricket18 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | David Warner should open with Aaron Finch, says Mark Waugh

Mark Waugh has stated that David Warner should be the first choice opener alongside Aaron Finch and shouldn’t be demoted down the order. In the practice match against New Zealand XI, Australia tried the tainted opener at No.3 with Finch and Usman Khawaja batting as the two openers.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | David Warner could bat at No. 3 for Australia, says Aaron Finch

Locking himself as the first choice opener, Aaron Finch said that they are yet to decide on who will bat at No.3 position and will take a call in the next few days. While applauding Steve Smith’s selection in the team, Finch has also added that his spot in the final playing XI will be taken later.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC World Cup | Steve Smith, David Warner make it to Australia squad

Steve Smith and David Warner, who will make a return to international cricket after a year, have been directly included in Australia’s 15-man World Cup squad. Wicketkeeper Peter Handscomb, who’s played all of Australia’s last 13 ODI games, and pace bowler Josh Hazlewood have been left out.
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newscricket2 months ago

ICC ODI World Cup 2019 | Shane Warne leaves in-form Usman Khawaja out of his ideal Australia squad

Shane Warne took to Twitter to post his ideal 15-man Australian squad who should be on the flight to England for the 2019 edition of the ICC ODI World Cup which starts on May 30. The leg-spinner has opted to leave out in-form opener Usman Khawaja from his final list, while backing D'Arcy Short.
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featurecricket2 months ago

India vs Australia | Takeaways: Australia’s Kedar Jadhav plan and the end of the Pant experiment

Australia gave the World Cup race a completely a different edge by winning their first-ever ODI series in two years in Delhi today. However, the game gave a sneak-peak to how the strategy for the World Cup would be while giving Australia the problems of plenty for the opening slot.
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newscricket2 months ago

Twitter reacts to India suffering a home defeat to Australia in ODIs

It was a rare home series loss for the Indians as they were beaten by the Aussies by 35 runs in the series decider today. Twitter was abuzz with cricket fans all around the globe commenting on this game and congratulating the Australian team which took the revenge of India's series wins Down Under.
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featurecricket3 months ago

India vs Australia | Takeaways: Australia finding solution to the Finch issue and the problem of umpiring hints

Ashton Turner's century today not only made its way into folklore lore but also confirmed that the series would go to the decider, reminding the fans about the 2013 series. The visitors have also found a solution for how to tackle Aaron Finch conundrum and the ways to use him in the side.
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