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Working Day And Night To Make Sure We Go To South Africa: Australia Assistant Coach Andrew McDonald | Cricket News

Australia assistant coach Andrew McDonald on Saturday said that Cricket Australia (CA) is trying its best to go ahead with the scheduled Test series against South Africa. According to the schedule for the World Test Championship, Tim Paine's side is meant to be facing the Proteas in three Tests in South Africa between February 14 and March 13 -- a key assignment leading up to the tournament final in England in mid-2021. But the problems during England's visit has made the trip increasingly problematic, ESPNcricinfo reported. McDonald said one team will travel to South Africa and the other team will go to New Zealand to play the five-match T20I serie...
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Darth Vader, Stormtroopers Steal the Show at Gabba as Rain Halts India-Australia Test

Even though the second day of the ongoing fourth Test match between India and Australia failed to resume after the tea break at The Gabba due to heavy rain at Brisbane, but part of Australian crowd managed to make the news.A social media post shared by the official handle of the International Cricket Council (ICC) captured an army of Star Wars character stormtroopers and Darth Vader.The crowd certainly managed to be the highlight of the match that could not be played. Captioning the photograph, ICC wrote that the best dress up award on day two of the fourth Test match definitely went to the home country’s crowd.The appearance of Star Wars characters at Brisbane also prompted some wild reactions from netizens all over the world.ABC commentator also posted a picture of the impressive sigh...
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AUS vs IND, 4th Test: Rohit Sharma Needs To Improve His Performance, Says Ricky Ponting | Cricket News

Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting on Saturday said if opener Rohit Sharma wants to be a consistent batsman in Test cricket, the India vice-captain cannot gift his wicket away after a promising start. Rohit was looking in great touch on Day two of the fourth Test against Australia at The Gabba before he got out trying to clear the boundary against Nathan Lyon. Ponting said even if that is Rohit's style, he needs to do better. "It's easy to say that's the way he plays but you've got to be better than that," cricket.com.au quoted Ponting as saying. "If you want to be a really good, consistent Test match batsman you can't just be going and throwing...
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AUS vs IND: Will Try To Play The Role Expected By Team As Much As I Can, Says Rohit Sharma | Cricket News

India opener Rohit Sharma on Saturday said that it is now time for him to test himself as an opener, in the longest format of the game after doing well for the country in the shorter formats. The opening batsman also added that he just wants to fulfill the role given to him by the team management and does not focus much on what is happening outside. "It's only three innings, of course, I have opened in India in the limited-overs format, it is time for me to test myself in the longer format as well, the team has shown a lot of confidence in my ability at the top. I have to do what the team expects me to do, I don't need to worry about what happens out...
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AUS vs IND: SCG Probes Alleged Abuse Of Indian Fan By Security Guard During Third Test, Says Report | Cricket News

While Indian cricketers were allegedly facing racial abuse at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in the third Test against Australia, an India supporter has now said that he was racially profiled and abused by a mid-ranking security officer in the stands. The operators of the SCG have launched an investigation into alleged claims by an Indian cricket supporter who was told by the security officer to "go back to where you belong". According to a report in The Sydney Morning Herald, Krishna Kumar, who lives in Sydney, was accompanied by a solicitor as he met Venues NSW legal personnel on Thursday to lodge an official complaint, telling them he felt "stri...
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AUS vs IND: “T Natarajan Looks Like A Bright Prospect” As He Understands His Bowling Really Well | Cricket News

Rohit Sharma on Saturday said that fast bowler T Natarajan understands his bowling and it is something that the Indian bowling line-up really needs. India bowled out Australia for 369 in the first innings, with Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan and Washington Sundar scalping three wickets apiece. Natarajan dismissed Matthew Wade, Marnus Labuschagne and Josh Hazlewood. "Natarajan is a bright prospect for us, he showed a lot of discipline when he played for India in the white-ball format. He was coming off a good IPL and he carried that confidence into the white-ball series against Australia. Then to have a Test match like that, first spell he bowled was ve...
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Rohit Sharma’s Dismissal Before End Of Play On Day 2 Very Handy, Says Andrew McDonald | Cricket News

Australia assistant coach Andrew McDonald feels that the bowlers will have to show "some quality" effort to bundle out the quality Indian batting outfit in the first innings of the fourth Test at The Gabba. The third session on the second day of the final Test between Australia and India was lost to rain. The eagerness of the hosts to get back on the field was visible with skipper Tim Paine constantly speaking to the match officials, but it wasn't to be as a wet outfield saw the umpires call for an early end to the day's proceedings. "I don't think it is going to be a rush from us. As you know when you are bowling, you can't speed up the game anyway...
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AUS vs IND: Rohit Sharma Says “Have No Regrets” On His Dismissal At The Gabba On Day 2 | Cricket News

India Test vice-captain Rohit Sharma on Saturday said that he does not regret playing the aerial shot off the bowling of Nathan Lyon on the second day of the ongoing fourth and final Test against Australia here at the Gabba, Brisbane. Rohit played a knock of 44, but in trying to hit a six off Lyon, the opener ended up gifting his wicket. But the Test deputy said that he just didn't connect well. "I reached where I wanted to reach, just that I did not connect with where I wanted to hit the ball. I was trying to pierce that long-on and deep square-leg fielder, I just did not connect with the way I would have loved to. I actually liked what I did today,...
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AUS vs IND, 4th Test: Looking Forward To Bowl To Rishabh Pant, Says Nathan Lyon | Cricket News

Australia spinner Nathan Lyon on Saturday said that he is looking forward to bowling to Rishabh Pant as the wicketkeeper-batsman always tries to smash him. Lyon, playing his 100th Test for Australia, has already dismissed Rohit Sharma in the first innings. The second day of the ongoing fourth Test between India and Australia failed to resume after the Tea break, due to rain. Play will resume on Day 3 and India's score reads 62/2 and the visitors are still trailing the hosts by 307 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are unbeaten on 8 and 2 respectively. "The crowd's been amazing, Rohit is a world-class player and tried to bowl him my best bal...
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AUS vs IND, 4th Test: Rohit Sharma’s Dismissal Puts India On Backfoot After Rookie Attack Restricts Australia To 369 On Day 2 | Cricket News

Rohit Sharma's indiscreet shot selection pegged India back after rookie bowling attack restricted Australia to 369 on a rain-curtailed second day of the fourth Test on Saturday. With heavy thundershowers preventing any play in the post tea session, India ended the day at 62 for two. Rohit was elegant as ever in his 44 off 74 balls before Nathan Lyon in his 100th Test enticed him to come down the track but the half-chip-half-loft was safely pouched by Mitchell Starc in the deep.  India also lost Shubman Gill (7) who edged one off Pat Cummins to Steve Smith. Cheteshwar Pujara (8) and Ajinkya Rahane (2) added only two runs in the 6.1 overs before the b...