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‘I would have made Steve Smith the captain, he’s one of the best in the team’: Mark Waugh ahead of first Test against India – cricket

Former batsman Mark Waugh believes Steve Smith has repented enough for his role in the ball-tampering scandal and needs to be handed Australia’s Test captaincy after the retirement of incumbent Tim Paine. Smith was removed from captaincy due to his involvement in the scandal in 2018 which also led to a review of Australia’s win-at-all-cost team culture. However, ahead of ...

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‘MS Dhoni used him as a guy who bowled a lot of overs’: Ajit Agarkar explains how former India captain made Ishant Sharma a better bowler – cricket

India’s most experienced fast bowler Ishant Sharma’s absence from the four-match Test series against Australia has turned out to be one major topic of discussions. Ishant had played a major role in India’s first-ever Test series win on Australian soil in 2018-19 and his absence is sure to take some shine off from India’s potent pace attack led by Jasprit ...

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Pakistan lose captain Babar Azam to fractured thumb for New Zealand T20s – cricket

Pakistan’s hopes suffered a big blow on Sunday when captain Babar Azam was ruled out of the three-match Twenty20 series against New Zealand after fracturing his right thumb during a practice session. The batting mainstay will not be able to attend practice for at least 12 days, the Pakistan Cricket Board said, and he faces a race against time to ...

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‘Thought that’ll be Virat’s biggest challenge’: VVS Laxman highlights Kohli’s two major strengths after India captain completes 12000 ODI runs – cricket

Virat Kohli achieving 12000 runs has got the cricketing world talking again. The India captain on Wednesday became only the second batsman from the country to scale mount 12K after the great Sachin Tendulkar and is currently sixth on the list of ODI’s leading run-getters of all time. Kohli may have ended 2020 without a century but with five half-centuries ...

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The quiet rise of captain Aaron Finch to upper echelon of ODI batsmanship behind Australia’s revival – cricket

When Aaron Finch was handed over the captaincy of the Australian ODI team in 2018, the team was going through a tough period. With Steve Smith and David Warner banned for a year due to their role in the ball tampering controversy in South Africa, the team had lost two of its premier batsmen. Australia were the reigning ODI champions ...

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India vs Australia: ‘Impulsive captain’ Virat Kohli changing bowlers frequently – Ashish Nehra – cricket

The 2nd ODI between India and Australia saw Virat Kohli’s bowling line-up struggling again on a dry surface that had little on offer for the bowlers. But one of the unexpected features of the match was how frequently Virat Kohli kept changing his bowlers. While it was Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah who started the attack for India, the former ...

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‘Feel for the captain’: Mohammad Kaif feels Virat Kohli is hard done by as selectors ‘missed a trick’ – cricket

Former batsman Mohammad Kaif reckons the BCCI selectors missed a trick in picking India’s limited-overs squad for the tour of Australia. Kaif’s assessment comes after India took a 66-run beating in the first ODI with the lack of a sixth bowling option hurting the bowling attack. In the first ODI, India’s bowlers had an off day and with Hardik Pandya ...

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‘Adam Zampa repaying Virat Kohli for an IPL contract’: Brad Hogg tweets in jest after Australia spinner drops India captain – cricket

Keeping the dazzling strokeplay – by both India and Australia batsmen – and some quality fast bowling by the hosts aside, what appeared to be the biggest let down of the India vs Australia 1st ODI was the fielding of both the sides. Catches went abegging which otherwise should be gobbled at this level, boundary riders let a few go ...

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India vs Australia: ‘Probably the best one-day player of all time,’ Australia captain Aaron Finch’s remarkable praise for Virat Kohli – cricket

India’s long-awaited tour of Australia is finally set to kick off with the first ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday. Australia will be keen to exact revenge for their series defeat to India the last time around. Besides India’s historic 2-1 triumph in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy during their tour in 2018-19, India also secured the ODI series 2-1 ...

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India vs Australia: ‘At least they’ve got a very good replacement captain,’ Ian Chappell calls India’s stand-in skipper ‘positive, aggressive’ – cricket

Without Virat Kohli, the Indian team is believed to be left with a big void in the second, third and fourth Tests against Australia, but former captain and renowned commentator and columnist Ian Chappell reckons India’s stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane possesses the leadership skills required to lead the team in Kohli’s absence. Rahane, India’s vice-captain in Tests, is expected to ...

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