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newscricket7 days ago

IND vs AUS | Will Pucovski ruled out of fourth Test; Marcus Harris to open alongside Warner

Young Australian opener Will Pucovski has sustained a shoulder injury and hence has been ruled out of the fourth Test starting Friday, and will be replaced by fellow Victorian Marcus Harris at the top of the order. Harris, who also has been in fine form, last played a Test at The Oval in 2019.
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newscricket8 days ago

IND vs AUS | Tim Paine is an outstanding leader and he has my 100 per cent support, expresses Justin Langer

Despite Tim Paine’s awful Test as a skipper, Justin Langer has expressed that Paine has his 100 percent backing and will continue to be a skipper for a long time. On the other hand, Langer was optimistic about Pucovski’s chances and also came in support of Steve Smith following the incident.
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newscricket13 days ago

IND vs AUS | Thought I’d be ridiculously nervous but it wasn't that bad in the end, feels Will Pucovski

Debutant Will Pucovski, who scored a fifty at the SCG today, stated that he thought he would be pretty nervous out there but thankfully, it wasn’t the case for him at the end. The Victorian youngster has further added that Thursday was his most favourite day ever in his cricketing career.
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featurecricket13 days ago

IND vs AUS | SCG Day 1 Talking Points: Half-fit Warner and Pucovski’s baptism of fire

After winning the toss and batting first, Australia threatened to repeat their MCG shenanigans, yet level-headed, dominant displays from the trio of Pucovski, Labuschagne and Smith ensured the hosts edged ahead on Day 1. India, uncharacteristically, though, were not at their usual disciplined self.
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newscricket13 days ago

Twitter reacts to Rishabh ‘Australian’ Pant falsely claiming Pucovski’s catch despite clearly grassing it

Rishabh Pant had a horror start to Day 1 after putting down a sitter off the bowling of Ashwin, but just when it looked like he’d made amends for it overs later, replays found the youngster guilty. Pant channeled his inner Aussie by claiming a grounded catch, for which he got chastised on Twitter.
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newscricket15 days ago

IND vs AUS | Tim Paine hints at Warner-Pucovski combination for Sydney Test

Ahead of the Sydney Test, both camps are circling around their opening combination - with Tim Paine suggesting at a new-look opening pair for the hosts, which will push Wade back into the middle order. However, Paine refused to reveal the playing XI, living by the Australian tradition this series.
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newscricket16 days 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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newscricket16 days 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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featurecricket16 days 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.
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newscricket19 days ago

IND vs AUS | Highly doubtful that I’ll be 100% fit but I’ll do all I can to be ready, asserts David Warner

David Warner, who is likely to return to the side for the third Test, revealed that it is impossible that he’ll be fully fit in two days’ time, but said that he’ll have to find a way to ‘manage’ himself on the field. Warner stated that, more than his batting, it’ll be his mobility that’ll be key.
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