user tracker image
newscricket6 months ago

Steve Smith eligible to captain Australia after leadership ban comes to an end

Steve Smith, who was handed a two-year leadership ban by Cricket Australia in 2018 for his role in the Newlands ball-tampering scandal, is eligible to lead Australia now after his ban ended on Sunday, March 29. Australia suffered a 322-run defeat in Smith’s last match as the skipper.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket6 months ago

Cape Town ball-tampering incident can be seen as an aberration, admits Michael Holding

Michael Holding, who was part of the commentary team for Cape-Town test when the infamous ball-tampering incident happened admitted that it could be seen as an aberration. He also was not entirely convinced from what he saw whether David Warner and Steve Smith learnt anything from the experience.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket6 months ago

Australia's top four have disappointed massively, admits David Warner

David Warner has admitted that he was disappointed with the team's top-order in the ODI series against South Africa after getting a 3-0 beating away from home. Since their 10-wicket drubbing of India in Mumbai, the men in yellow have lost five ODIs on the bounce, two from India and three in SA.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket7 months ago

SA vs AUS | David Warner and Steve Smith's role massive in Australia's T20I side, reveals Aaron finch

Australian skipper Aaron Finch has hailed the importance of David Warner and Steven Smith to Australia's T20I side. The pair starred in a dominant batting performance in the third and deciding game of the South Africa series in their first game at Newlands since the ball-tampering scandal of 2018.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket7 months ago

SA vs AUS | Faf du Plessis rested for ODIs against Australia, confirms Mark Boucher

South African head coach Mark Boucher confirmed that former skipper Faf du Plessis will be rested for the upcoming ODI series against Australia later this month. However, he confirmed that du Plessis would be part of the plans for the national team’s ODI future, with de Kock taking over the reins.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket7 months ago

SA vs AUS | Jhye Richardson will stay back to add depth to ODI attack, confirms Trevor Hohns

Cricket Australia (CA) has confirmed that seam bowler Jhye Richardson will stay back in South Africa with the ODI squad for the three-match series to add depth to their fast bowling unit. Richardson is yet to play international cricket since his shoulder injury after the Pakistan series last March.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket7 months ago

SA vs AUS | Swapping Wade and Carey's positions was an approach to remain flexible, reveals Andrew McDonald

Australia's assistant coach Andrew McDonald has revealed that swapping positions of Alex Carey and Matthew Wade was an approach to remain flexible in the middle overs before the T20 World Cup. The move did not pay off, however, as the duo managed to add just 15 runs between them.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket7 months ago

SA vs AUS | Attacking upfront was key, reveals Quinton De Kock

Quinton De Kock revealed attacking upfront was the key to South Africa's win in the 2nd T20I, as the Proteas skipper took the initiative of hitting Pat Cummins for a couple of sixes up front. The skipper also praised the efforts of the bowlers who stuck to their plan and executed it to perfection.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket7 months ago

SA vs AUS | Would love for technology to take over no-ball calls, states Lungi Ngidi

South Africa speedster Lungi Ngidi has suggested for technology to be used to make no-balls decisions in all international matches after a potentially game-changing decision went against the hosts in Port Elizabeth. Ngidi added that an incorrect call could be the difference between a win and a loss.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket7 months ago

Twitter reacts to Steve Smith's superman fielding effort to convert certain six into a single

In the 2nd T20I match between Australia and South Africa, Steve Smith shocked everyone with his superman fielding effort where he saved a certain six and ended up saving five runs. The Twitterati were stunned by the effort and had nothing but praises for Superman Smith's incredible fielding effort.
Srijith Gopal