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Kohli equals Ponting’s record for most international centuries as captain

After becoming the fastest player to reach 5000 Test runs as captain on Day 1 of the second Test match of the series against Bangladesh on Friday, India skipper Virat Kohli added yet another feather to his illustrious cap as he equalled Australian legend Ricky Ponting’s record of 41 international …

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Sophie Molinuex recent Aussie cricketer to take a break from cricket to deal with mental health

Australia women’s all-rounder Sophie Molineux has become the latest cricketer to take a break from the game due to mental health issues. Currently playing for Melbourne Renegades in the Women’s Big Bash League, Sophie has withdrawn from Renegades’ game against Melbourne Stars in order to focus on her mental well …

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Trending! Bancroft picked for Tests against Pakistan; Khawaja, Siddle dropped

Cameron Bancroft, Joe Burns, Michael Neser and Travis Head have been named in the 14-member squad for the upcoming two-Test match series between Australia and Pakistan. Usman Khawaja, Marcus Harris and Peter Siddle have not been picked.  Bancroft was not in Australia A squad for the tour game against Pakistan …

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Nic Maddinson withdraws citing mental health issues

Australia A batsman, Nic Maddinson, on Saturday pulled himself out of the warm-up fixture against Pakistan citing mental health issues. The 27-year old batsman has formerly represented Australia in Test cricket and was in contention for the upcoming Test series against Pakistan.  Western Australia batsman and recent Test opener Cameron …

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Steven Smith to be back as Test captain as early as next year?

Despite the Ashes win, Tim Paine’s Test captaincy still hangs on a thread as Steven Smith is widely believed to return to power post his leadership ban that ends in March next year. Smith had led the team for a while until the ball-tampering saga in 2018 saw him being …

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Jason Behrendorff sidelined for the entirety of 2019-20 season due to back injury

Australian pacer Jason Behrendorff confirmed on Tuesday that he will undergo spinal surgery and, thus, will remain sidelined from the 2019-20 season. He will fly to New Zealand next week to get the surgery done. Moreover, the same surgery had removed James Pattinson’s career as well. “Unfortunately I’ve had the …

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Smith and Kohli retain their positions in ICC Men’s Test Cricket Rankings

Indian skipper Virat Kohli held in to his second position whereas Australia batsman Steven Smith retained his numero uno position in the latest ICC Test rankings for batsmen released on Monday. Smith’s tally of 937 points is 34 more than that of Kohli’s 903 points. Moreover, Australia’s Pat Cummins also …

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Australia aided by their lower order batting in the ongoing Ashes 2019

Australia put themselves in the driver’s seat in the Ashes 2019 series after notching up close to 500 in the first innings of the fourth Test. The story of the Aussie innings bore a similar pattern, with the openers failing to get going before Steven Smith recorded a potentially match-winning …

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Stats from Headingley: England’s rare feat and Ben Stokes’ magnificent knock

England levelled the Ashes in emphatic fashion at Headingley in the third Test of the Ashes with Ben Stokes making a sensational hundred and combining with Jack Leach in a 76-run partnership for the final wicket with the no.11 batsman making just one run. Quite a few records took a …

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Australia’s first Test win at Lord’s

In 1888, Test cricket was only 11 years old. Only England and Australia used to play Test cricket in that era and England were maintaining a healthy lead over Australia. In the previous four years, England had won 10 Test matches and Australia had managed two. Even in February 1888, …

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