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featurecricket3 months ago

Usman Khawaja’s stunning comeback to red-ball cricket

Australia opener Usman Khawaja has scripted a fairytale return to the Australian Test team ever since the Sydney Test in Ashes 2021/22. Khawaja made a comeback to Test cricket after playing his last red-ball fixture in Ashes 2019 and has amassed 751 runs from five matches at 125.16 so far.
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newscricket3 months ago

PAK vs AUS 2022 | Pat Cummins lauds his side’s batting after Test series win

After winning the Test series against Pakistan by 1-0 in the third and final Test on March 25, Australia captain Pat Cummins expressed happiness and said that the way they batted in the first innings was fantastic. Australia posted 391 in the first innings and later beat Pakistan by 115 runs.
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newscricket4 months ago

AUS vs PAK 2022 | The abrasive nature of the pitch played a big part in us achieving reverse swing, says Mitchell Starc

Australia are on tour to Pakistan for three Tests and the second Test of the series is going on in Karachi. Australia bundled out Pakistan on 148 after declaring their first innings on 556/9 and Mitchell Starc played a crucial role in it taking three wickets for 29 runs bowling five maidens.
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newscricket4 months ago

PAK vs AUS 2022 | Don’t even remember the last time we saw a Test like this, says Inzamam-ul-Haq on first Test

Pakistan is playing a three-match Test series against Australia and the opening Test of the series ended in a draw on an extremely flat surface. Several former cricketers have slammed the curators for making such kind of pitch where getting the result of the game was very difficult.
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newscricket5 months ago

IPL 2022 | BCCI releases list of players in the mega auction, no Chris Gayle and Ben Stokes

The BCCI have released the complete list of players to go under the hammer in the mega auction for the upcoming season on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru. Some major players including Chris Gayle, Ben Stokes, Mitchell Starc and Joe Root will be not able to participate in the upcoming season.
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newscricket6 months ago

Ashes 2021-22 | WATCH : Joe Root bowls a bouncer to Usman Khawaja on Day 4 in Sydney Test

England captain Joe Root bowled a surprising bouncer to Australia batsman, Usman Khawaja in the second innings on Day 4 in the fourth Ashes Test in Sydney. Khawaja, who scored a hundred in the first innings, notched up his second successive century in the ongoing pink-ball Test match in Sydney.
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newscricket6 months ago

Ashes 2021-22 | I am living the Australian dream, says Usman Khawaja after hitting hundred in Sydney Test

After scoring a brilliant century at a crucial stage for his team in the ongoing fourth Ashes Test, Usman Khawaja has stated that he is living the Australian dream. Khawaja replaced Travis Head in Australia playing XI for the Sydney Test as the latter is undergoing a seven-day isolation period.
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newscricket6 months ago

Ashes 2021-22 | Marcus Harris has got what it takes to be a successful Australian opener, states Justin Langer

Australia head coach Justin Langer has backed Marcus Harris, saying that the team management is confident that Marcus Harris has got what it takes to be a successful Test opener. Langer was also hopeful of Mitchell Starc being fully fit to play in the third Test at the MCG, beginning December 26.
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newscricket7 months ago

Ashes 2021-22 | If David Warner is injured, Usman Khawaja can open the batting, says Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting feels that Usman Khawaja can replace David Warner as an opener going into the second Ashes Test, if the former is ruled out with injury. Warner didn’t take the field at all in Brisbane on Friday, after was hit on his ribs off the bowling of Mark Wood and Ben Stokes on Day 2.
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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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