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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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Michael Slater and his love for 356

Michael Slater, a New South Wales player, was picked in the Australian Test side for the Ashes series in 1993 in England. In the first Test of the series at Old Trafford, Manchester, Slater made his debut and was joined by another debutant, pacer Brendan Julian. Being an opener, Slater …

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What Australia’s final Ashes squad might look like

The World Cup fervor has died down and the soothing flavour of Test cricket is back with the most iconic Test series of all, The Ashes. After winning the 2017/18 Ashes series in Australia by 4-0, the Aussies arrive in England for the return series.  This series will also mark …

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Ashes 2019: Part 1: Three amazing Ashes knocks that went in vain

Cricket, like every other sport, remembers performances that result in victories while the ones that come in losses die slowly with little reminiscence value. The Ashes, pinnacle of Test series’, is set to unfold yet another time and here we roll the clock back to look at some extraordinary performances. …

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