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Australia should go for three frontline spinners for Tests in the subcontinent, opines Steve O'Keefe

Former Australia spinner Steve O'Keefe feels that the Kangaroos should field three frontline spinners for the subcontinent Tests in 2022. The 36-year-old believes that Mitchell Swepson and Ashton Agar are ready to support Australia's premier spinner, Nathan Lyon when it comes to the Asian challenge.
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newscricketa year ago

India's series win Down Under had much to do about Warner and Smith's absence, feels Waqar Younis

Waqar Younis has stated that India's series win in Australia had much to do with the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner, even though he conceded that India had a very good side. Younis has further added that he still doesn't know why Pakistan have failed to win a single series in Australia.
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newscricket2 years ago

Captaincy in Australia is unlike in other countries, Pakistan lacked in this department, criticizes Ian Chappell

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has come hard at criticizing the inadequacy of Pakistan’s captaincy strategy in the recently concluded series down under. The hosts steamrolled over a clueless Pakistan, handing them an innings defeat across both games of the two-match Test series.
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newscricket2 years ago

AUS vs PAK | Pakistan's plans against David Warner failed, admits Azhar Ali

Following the 2-0 loss in Australia, Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali has admitted that their plans against David Warner failed, with Warner scoring a triple century. Further, he admitted that the bowlers did not utilise the conditions to the fullest and ended up playing catch-up to the Australian side.
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newscricket2 years ago

AUS vs PAK | Youngsters will get better as they play more Tests, opines Waqar Younis

Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis has admitted that the teen talents failed to live up to the expectations but they will evolve into potent bowlers as they are exposed to international cricket. Pakistan were handed back to back innings defeat as Ricky Ponting called it the “worst bowling attack.”
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newscricket2 years ago

ICC Rankings | Virat Kohli replaces Steve Smith as No.1 Test batsman

After a terrible series against Pakistan, Steve Smith has been replaced by Virat Kohli as the No.1 Test batsman in ICC Test rankings while Rohit Sharma has also been dropped out of top-10. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are the other two Indian batsmen in the top-10 of the ICC rankings.
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newscricket2 years ago

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan our biggest positives against Australia, says Azhar Ali

Skipper Azhar Ali has named top-order batsman Babar Azam and wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan as Pakistan’s biggest positives from their 0-2 series loss to Australia. Although he believes they picked their best side, Azhar called for extra preparation for the bowling unit to succeed Down Under.
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newscricket2 years ago

I’m only trying to help Tim Paine, not undermine him, reflects Steve Smith

Steve Smith has fired back at Ian Chappell’s comments accusing him of ‘white-anting’ Tim Paine by saying that he is only attempting to help the Aussie skipper. Chappell had accused Smith of attempting to undermine Paine by making field changes on his own during the recently-concluded Day-Night Test.
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newscricket2 years ago

Need to stop comparing red and pink ball, good players will succeed regardless, says Tim Paine

Tim Paine has called for an end to comparisons between the pink ball and red ball in Test match cricket, arguing that good players would adjust their game accordingly and succeed. The Aussie skipper is in favour of playing more pink Tests as it draws larger audiences to the game’s longest format.
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newscricket2 years ago

AUS vs PAK | Aussie quicks still hold an edge over Indian bowlers, comments Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting issued a warning to the Australian bowlers despite the series whitewash against Pakistan, saying that the quicks need to sharpen their skills. Further, he rated the current Aussie bowling attack to be a better package than the Indian bowling attack causing surprise to many.
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