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Ian Healy slams selectors for not considering Steve Smith as white-ball opener | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Legendary Australian wicket-keeper Ian Healy has questioned the national selectors for not considering Steve Smith in the role of an opener in white-ball cricket.Smith, 33, has notched up 328 runs in four innings for the Big Bash League (BBL) side Sydney Sixers, scoring 36, 101, 125 not out and 66.Healy says it is difficult to ignore Smith's credentials as opener, especially since David Warner and Aaron Finch are nowhere near their best.Finch retired from ODIs late last year after a miserable season, which also saw the hosts exit the T20 World Cup at home prematurely.Healy also compared Smith with the legendary Don Bradman and said it was a "privilege" watching the cricketer bat.Asked whether he would like to see Smith open in the shortest format, Healy said, "Definitely, how co...
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Suryakumar Yadav inches closer to all-time T20I rankings record | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI (UAE): India's star batter Suryakumar Yadav inched closer to yet another record after smashing his third T20I century against Sri Lanka as he extended his lead at the top of the ICC Men's T20I Batting Rankings.His stunning returns in both games puts him second in the all-time T20I Batters Rankings, just seven rating points behind England's Dawid Malan (915). SKY was placed fifth in the all-time list during the previous update of the rankings but has now leapfrogged Babar Azam (896), Virat Kohli (897) and Aaron Finch (900) over the last week as read in a statement released by ICC.Suryakumar Yadav increased his lead at the top of the list from 883 rating points to 908. Surya scored a majestic century in the series-clinching game in Rajkot, his third in the previous six months, to fo...
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Justin Langer tears into ‘cowards’ on Australia team | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Former Australia coach Justin Langer has reopened old wounds over his acrimonious resignation, lashing out at unnamed "cowards" in the team who complained in the media about his intense coaching style. In an interview with News Corp media former Test opener Langer also said he felt hard done by when governing body Cricket Australia declined to offer him a long-term contract extension after the team's first Twenty20 World Cup title last year and a thumping victory in the Ashes. In the lead up to the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates last year a slew of media reports, citing team sources, alleged discontent in the dressing room due to his coaching style. "Everyone was being nice to my face but I was reading about this stuff and half of it, I swear to God and on my kids’...
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Amid a sea of blue in Australia

Indian fans at the T20 World Cup cricket semifinal between England and India in Adelaide, Australia | Photo Credit: AP Indian cricket fandom is global in reach. During the 2019 World Cup, India and Australia were all set to clash at London’s Oval. Ahead of the encounter, Aussie skipper Aaron Finch grinned and said that this could feel like India’s home ground considering the support that the Men in Blue always garner.The next day, sportswriters reached the Oval, which could well have been Mumbai. The atmosphere was overwhelmingly desi, with the aroma of samosas wafting across the stadium. Fans in blue outnumbered their Aussie counterparts. Finch was absolutely right. Leaping across time and geography, from 2019 to 2022 and from the northern hemisphere to the southern half, where t...
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IPL 2023 retention | Pollard announces retirement; Williamson (SRH), Bravo (CSK), Agarwal (PBKS) among released players

All the teams have submitted their lists of retained and released players. Here are the retentions, releases announced by all 10 franchises on the deadline day: Delhi Capitals retentions, releases: Retained players: Rishabh Pant (C), David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Yash Dhull, Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Khaleel Ahmed, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Vicky OstwalReleased players: Shardul Thakur, Tim Seifert, Ashwin Hebbar, Srikar Bharat, Mandeep SinghPlayers acquired via trades: Aman KhanPurse remaining: ₹19.45 croreOverseas slots remaining: 2Source: Sportstar, ESPN Cricinfo Rajasthan Royals retentions, releases: Retained players: Sanju Samson (C), Yashas...
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Shivam Mavi, Aaron Finch released by KKR ahead of IPL mini-auction | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Kolkata Knight Riders released Australia opener Aaron Finch and Indian pacer Shivam Mavi on November 15, ahead of the IPL mini-auction scheduled to take place on December 23. Finch was roped in as a replacement for Alex Hales in the Knight Riders squad last year. The batter played in 92 matches and scored 2091 runs, averaging 25.19 with the best score of 88*. The 2018 U-19 World Cup produced three unique talents for the Knight Riders. Shivam Mavi was retained by KKR despite injury issues throughout the years, even though Shubman Gill and Kamlesh Nagarkoti left. Along with Aaron Finch, Pat Cummins, Sam Billings, Mohammad Nabi, and all-rounder Chamika Karunaratne, the right-arm seamer, who could also bat a little, is leaving the team as per ESPNcricinfo. Over the course of 32 gam...
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Australia’s T20 side needs overhaul after World Cup failure: Matthew Hayden | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Australia selectors have always been ruthless when it comes to shaking up squads for major tournaments and the Twenty20 side is primed for an overhaul following their exit from the World Cup on home soil, former opener Matthew Hayden said on Tuesday. Australia's title defence wilted at the Super 12 stage with Aaron Finch's team missing out on the semi-finals after finishing behind New Zealand and England in Group 1. Hayden said selectors needed to make tough decisions, like they did with the one-day squad ahead of the 2003 World Cup in South Africa. "There has to be some freshness," Hayden, who is working as batting consultant with the Pakistan team, told a news conference. "One of the great strengths of Australian cricket has been its ability to be able to recognise when to mak...
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‘Very un-Australian cricket’ Michael Clarke slams Australia and Ricky Ponting wants Glenn Maxwell to be T20 captain

With defending champions and hosts Australia failing to advance to the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup, former Australian captain Michael Clarke has termed the Aaron Finch-led side playing a very “un-Australian” style of cricket. While Australia ended up with seven points in their group, with the loss against New Zealand and a washout match against England hurting the hosts most. “I think Australians in general, on the biggest stage under the most amount of pressure, always put in on the line and have a crack. We’re not scared to lose. Yet we picked an aggressive 11 in this World Cup squad yet played so defensively. Very un-Australian,” Clarke said on the radio show Big Sports Breakfast. While the hosts started the tournament with a 89-run loss against New Zealand in the tournament, it...
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Aaron Finch has time to consider future, says Australia coach Andrew McDonald | Cricket News – Times of India

Australia coach Andrew McDonald will give captain Aaron Finch time to consider his future after the country's defence of the Twenty20 World Cup title ended with their failure to advance to the semi-finals. England's win over Sri Lanka on Saturday meant the tournament hosts would not advance to the next phase of the competition a year after winning the title in the United Arab Emirates. That exit, coupled with a lack of T20 matches until next August, has raised questions about Finch's future after injury limited the 35-year-old's involvement in the tournament, but McDonald said the issue has yet to be discussed. "Haven't really put much thought or time on that," he told reporters. "It's a little bit raw on the back of the World Cup but he's got some time to think about that. "The Big Bas...
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ICC T20 World Cup 2022 | Smith, Green in for injured skipper Finch and David as Afghanistan invites Australia to bat first

In Finch's absence, Matthew Wade will captain Australia, who lost the toss and will bat first In Finch's absence, Matthew Wade will captain Australia, who lost the toss and will bat first Steve Smith and Cameron Green will play their first matches of the Twenty20 World Cup in place of captain Aaron Finch and Tim David when Australia battle to stay in the tournament against Afghanistan on Friday.Opener Finch and middle order batsman David both suffered hamstring strains in Monday's victory over Ireland and were unable to prove their fitness in time for the Adelaide Oval clash.In Finch's absence, Matthew Wade will captain Australia, who lost the toss and will bat first.Defending champions Australia almost certainly need a big win over the Afghans in their final Super 12 match to stay in...
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T20 World Cup: Aaron Finch ’70-30′ to play in Australia’s crunch match against Afghanistan | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Australia captain Aaron Finch says he is more likely than not to play in Friday's crunch Twenty20 World Cup Super 12 match against Afghanistan, despite suffering a hamstring strain on Tuesday. The hosts and defending champions probably need to win the Group 1 clash at Adelaide Oval to stay in the tournament and Finch said he would not risk playing if he had any doubts about his fitness. "Very hopeful to (play), yeah. I'll have a good hit out this afternoon and give it a solid test out," Finch told reporters before training on Thursday. "(It's) maybe 70-30, but I'll test it out properly this afternoon to make sure that I'm not hindering the side at all ... because I think the worst possible scenario is that you leave the guys short out there with one player fewer." Tim David also...
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T20 World Cup: Injury concerns mount on Australia ahead of crucial match against Afghanistan | Cricket News – Times of India

ADELAIDE: Defending champions Australia are grappling with injury concerns to three key players, including captain Aaron Finch who is uncertain to lead the side in their crucial T20 World Cup match against Afghanistan on Friday. Finch, Tim David and Marcus Stoinis suffered hamstring injuries during Australia's 42-run win over Ireland at Brisbane on Monday. Finch batted for all but 19 balls of Australia's innings for his 63 and then took the field for the Irish innings, before coming off in discomfort after a sprint. While all-rounders David and Stoinis did not take the field during Ireland's innings. Finch underwent a fitness Test here on Wednesday, doing a series of run-throughs and stretches of his hamstring, watched by team fitness staff and selection chair George Bailey. Finch's inj...
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Injury concerns mount on Australia ahead of crucial match against Afghanistan

Defending champions Australia are grappling with injury concerns to three key players, including captain Aaron Finch who is uncertain to lead the side in their crucial T20 World Cup match against Afghanistan on Friday. Finch, Tim David and Marcus Stoinis suffered hamstring injuries during Australia’s 42-run win over Ireland at Brisbane on Monday. Finch batted for all but 19 balls of Australia’s innings for his 63 and then took the field for the Irish innings, before coming off in discomfort after a sprint. While all-rounders David and Stoinis did not take the field during Ireland’s innings. Finch underwent a fitness Test here on Wednesday, doing a series of run-throughs and stretches of his hamstring, watched by team fitness staff and selection chair George Bailey. Finch’s injury was of...
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T20 World Cup: Finch under injury cloud after sustaining hamstring strain, to go for scan | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISBANE: Australia skipper Aaron Finch suffered an injury scare when he sustained a hamstring strain en route to his scintillating fifty that set up the defending champion's 42-run win over Ireland in the T20 World Cup on Monday. Finch slammed a 44-ball 63 but looked to be struggling while running between the wickets in the later part of his sensational knock as Australia posted 179 for 5. The 35-year-old, who had suffered a hamstring injury in 2016 as well, left the field early during Ireland's chase, which ended at 137 all out in 18.1 overs. "Really a hammy twinge I think, I will get a scan tomorrow, I have a history of them. It doesn't look bad at the moment but let's see how it goes after the scan," said Finch during the post-match presentation. Singapore-born all-rounder Tim David...
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T20 World Cup: Australia keep semifinal hopes alive with win against Ireland | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Aaron Finch returned to form with a timely half-century but finished under an injury cloud as Australia eased to a 42-run win over Ireland at the T20 World Cup on Monday to keep their semi-final hopes alive. Captain Finch's 63 off 44 balls helped the champions to an imposing total of 179 for five at the Gabba before Australia's bowlers led by Mitchell Starc terrorised Ireland's top order on Halloween. Australia complete a fine win to keep semi-final hopes alive 💪#T20WorldCup | #AUSvIRE | 📝: https://t.co/glBzJZMISJ https://t.co/21JDlSRg6q— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) 1667215527000Australia move to second in Group 1 behind leading New Zealand, who have a game in hand. Australia captain Aaron Finch led by example with a brilliant 44-ball 63 and was named the @aramco POTM 🏏 http...
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Australia vs Ireland Live Cricket Score, T20 World Cup 2022: Australia to face Ireland in Brisbane

Australia will take on Ireland at the Gabba in Brisbane in a crucial group 1 encounter. Squads Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Tim David, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade Ireland: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Fionn Hand, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olphert, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0'; n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v...
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‘Finchy is not lasting 10 seconds’: Michael Clarke turns the heat on Australian captain Aaron Finch

Legendary Australian captain Allan Border has already called for the Australia’s T20 captain Aaron Finch to be dropped from the team. Now another former captain, Michael Clarke, echoes the same views. Finch had scored an unconvincing 42-ball 31 against Sri Lanka and the game against England was washed out. “I thought if the Sri Lankans can get this ball in the right area while it’s new, we could be under the pump and we were. But even still, if that’s England’s bowling attack, if that’s India and Pakistan’s bowling attack that I watched the other night, if that’s South Africa’s bowling attack, Finchy is not lasting 10 seconds because he played and missed and balls went over the stumps,” Clarke told on Sky Sports Radio. “Sri Lanka bowled too short. With 160 on the board, if Sri Lanka g...
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Australia wary of giant-killer Ireland

Australia captain Aaron Finch said his team cannot afford to take Ireland lightly in Monday’s T20 World Cup contest, specially after Andy Balbirnie’s side pulled off a massive giant-killing act against England. Ireland stunned England in a rain-marred Super 12 contest on Wednesday and are joined by defending champions Australia as well as England on three points, two behind Group 1 leader New Zealand, from as many matches. “They’ve got some seriously talented players,” Finch said of their opponents on the eve of the match in Brisbane. “They’ve got a lot of experience, especially at the top of the order, as well, so they’re never a team that you can take lightly. “If the wicket has got anything in it, they’ve got very good bowlers to maximize that as well.” Australia will want to boost t...
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ICC Twenty20 World Cup | Weather may force Australia’s Finch to alter ‘bowl first’ tactics

Australia's remaining games are against the two lowest-ranked teams, Ireland on October 31 and Afghanistan on November 4. Australia's remaining games are against the two lowest-ranked teams, Ireland on October 31 and Afghanistan on November 4. Australia won the T20 World Cup a year ago with a "bat second" strategy, but captain Aaron Finch said on October 30, 2022 they could change their tactics for their crucial game against a confident Ireland in Brisbane. Ireland have proved to be no pushover, stunning England in a rain-affected match, and Finch said that with weather playing a big part so far in this year's T20 World Cup he was open to rethinking his strategy. "Teams generally prefer to chase," Finch told reporters after training under blue skies ahead of Monday's Group 1 c...
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T20 World Cup: Australia wary of giant-killer Ireland | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Australia captain Aaron Finch said his team cannot afford to take Ireland lightly in Monday's T20 World Cup contest, specially after Andy Balbirnie's side pulled off a massive giant-killing act against England. Ireland stunned England in a rain-marred Super 12 contest on Wednesday and are joined by defending champions Australia as well as England on three points, two behind Group 1 leader New Zealand, from as many matches. "They've got some seriously talented players," Finch said of their opponents on the eve of the match in Brisbane. "They've got a lot of experience, especially at the top of the order, as well, so they're never a team that you can take lightly. "If the wicket has got anything in it, they've got very good bowlers to maximise that as well." Australia will want...