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Will likely miss first Test against India, says Mitchell Starc | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Injured Australian pace bowler Mitchell Starc has indicated he will most certainly miss the opening Test of the Border-Gavaskar series against India at Nagpur from February 9, saying he should be available from the second Test onwards.Starc suffered an injury on the opening day of the Boxing day Test against South Africa, hurting the finger of his bowling arm while attempting a catch.The 32-year-old Starc was diagnosed with a detached tendon in the middle finger and missed the third and final Test against the Proteas at Sydney."That's probably likely (I will miss the first Test). We'll see how we're placed at the end of the month," Starc was quoted as saying by Australian Associated Press on Monday."Hopefully I am there for the second Test if they want to play me. We'll see how ...
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3rd Test: Washout raises Khawaja conundrum for Australia against South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: The entire third day of the final Sydney Test was washed out Friday forcing a reappraisal of Australia's push for a series clean sweep over South Africa.Skipper Pat Cummins has a decision to make ahead of Saturday's fourth day: whether to declare the team's first innings at 475 for four and get the Proteas in to bat or give Usman Khawaja the chance to claim his first Test double century.Stumps. No play possible on day three in Sydney.The pre-match ceremony for Jane McGrath Day will now take place tomorrow morning #AUSvSA— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) 1672981032000Khawaja was stranded on 195 when rain ended play on Thursday, his highest Test score. Matt Renshaw, who tested positive for Covid at the start of the match, was five not out.Another deciding factor will be the state o...
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Australia wins toss, bats in third Test against South Africa

Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne (R) and Usman Khawaja run between wickets during the third cricket Test match between Australia and South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney on January 4, 2023 | Photo Credit: AFP Australian captain Pat Cummins won the toss and chose to bat in the third Test against South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground Wednesday.Australia went for an extra spinner with left-armer Ashton Agar, and Matthew Renshaw coming in to bolster the batting, squeezing out in-form paceman Scott Boland.Josh Hazlewood returns to share the new ball with Cummins in the absence of injured pair Cameron Green and Mitchell Starc."It looks like a traditional SCG wicket and we think it might turn a bit and probably be at its best on day one," Cummins said on his reasons fo...
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Aussie quick Josh Hazlewood trying to come to terms with selection pressures | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Australian pace bowler Josh Hazlewood has conceded he is trying to come to terms with the selection pressures in the fast-bowling department, given that some top-quality quicks are in contention for Test slots at all times.The 31-year-old Hazlewood suffered a side strain during the first Test against the West Indies, which ruled him out of the last three Tests -- second Test against the Caribbean side and the first two games against South Africa.Hazlewood was in contention for a spot along with Scott Boland for the Boxing Day Test but withdrew in the lead up to the MCG game.Now fully recovered, the bowling stalwart says being in and out of the team in the last 13 months has been frustrating."It has been (a strange run)," Hazlewood was quoted as saying by SEN on Tuesday."I feel l...
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Lance Morris moving closer to Test berth: Josh Hazlewood | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Australian pace-bowling stalwart Josh Hazlewood is confident young quick Lance Morris is moving closer to a Test debut, given the extra pace and accuracy he can bring to the side.Morris is in the Australian squad for the third Test against South Africa and his chances for selection have been brightened by the absence of all-rounder Cameron Green and Mitchell Starc, both of whom suffered serious finger injuries during the Boxing Day Test.While the SCG wicket traditionally favours spin, the forecast of rain could tilt the selection in favour of a tearaway bowler, and Hazlewood suggested Morris is a suitable candidate for the job.Hazlewood, returning to the side after missing three successive Tests due to a side strain, said he is impressed with Morris' pace."Lance obviously brings...
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Australia’s Scott Boland keeps place ahead of Josh Hazlewood for 2nd South Africa Test | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Australian seamer Scott Boland will play the Boxing Day second Test against South Africa in Melbourne with an "underdone" Josh Hazlewood again missing out, captain Pat Cummins said Sunday.Boland replaced injured fast bowler Hazlewood in the opening Test at Brisbane and was a key performer with his red-hot form making him virtually undroppable.He is now assured of another Test on his home ground -- where he took an incredible 6-7 on debut against England a year ago, cementing himself into Ashes folklore.Cummins told reporters the team was unchanged from the side that won by six wickets inside two days on a hostile bowler-friendly Gabba pitch in Brisbane last week."We gave Joshy every chance, (but) it just got to a stage where (he) more than anyone else felt like he was a littl...
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Australia’s Josh Hazlewood out of 1st Test against South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

ADELAIDE: Injured pace spearhead Josh Hazlewood on Monday was ruled out of Australia's opening Test against South Africa in Brisbane this week, but skipper Pat Cummins "appears likely" to play. Hazlewood, who has a side strain and missed the just-completed second Test against the West Indies in Adelaide, was the only omission in a 14-man squad. But Cummins is set to return after also sitting out the 419-run win in Adelaide with a thigh problem. That means either Scott Boland or Michael Neser will miss out despite both impressing in their returns to the Test arena against the Caribbean side. Uncapped speedster Lance Morris remains in the 14-man squad as a wildcard option. "Pat continues to improve, bowled with freedom on Saturday and appears likely to play this match, although Josh will ...
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1st Test: Starc, Cummins put Australia in charge against West Indies | Cricket News – Times of India

PERTH: The West Indies showed heart but lacked a batting anchor on Friday, as Australia were clinical in reducing the tourists to 283 all out and building a lead of 344 runs on day three of the first Test in Perth. The hosts, who had put up a massive first innings score of 598-4 before declaring, opted not to enforce the follow-on and reached 29-1 at stumps. Paceman Josh Hazlewood bowled the first over of the day to Guyanese opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul, resuming from an entertaining day two knock of 47, who quickly experienced the highs and lows of Test cricket. After bringing up a half-century on his debut - just as his father Shivnarine did against England in 1994 - the 26-year-old immediately nicked the ball to David Warner at second slip and departed for a 79-ball 51. A venomous 1...
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I hope Sri Lanka can do the job for us: Glenn Maxwell on Australia’s semis qualification scenario | Cricket News – Times of India

ADELAIDE: After Australia failed to stop Afghanistan at the required score to qualify for the semis despite beating Afghans by 4 runs, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell hoped that Sri Lanka can do the impossible to beat England by a good margin so that the defending champions can make the semi-finals. Glenn Maxwell's unbeaten 54 from 32 deliveries followed by Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood's brilliant spells guided Australia to a 4-run victory over Afghanistan in their Super 12 clash of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 here at Adelaide Oval on Friday. "We got to about the 12th over mark where we just had to put a total on the board to make sure we gave ourselves a chance of winning the game. Even though we were trying to go hard, they bowled extremely well in the last four overs. They executed the...
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2022 T20 World Cup: Bowlers who performed well in T20Is this year | Cricket News – Times of India

As the Super 12 stage of the ongoing T20 World Cup progresses in Australia, the real test begins for the bowlers since they will be in the firing line in front of marauding top class batters of the world. TimesofIndia.com here brings you a list of bowlers who performed exceedingly well in the shortest format of the game in the year 2022 till date. Incidentally the list includes four pacers and a spinner. (All statistics in this article are till before the ongoing T20 World Cup)Bhuvneshwar Kumar (M: 24, Inns: 23, Wkts: 32, Best: 5/4, Econ: 7.20)(IANS photo)A natural swing bowler, Bhuvneshwar will now have to shoulder the big responsibility of leading the Indian bowling attack in the 2022 T20 World Cup in the absence of injured Jasprit Bumrah. He is India’s top wicket-taker in this format...
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T20 World Cup: New Zealand make big statement, crush Australia by 89 runs in Super 12 opener | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Wicketkeeper-batter Devon Conway smashed an unbeaten 92 as New Zealand began the T20 World Cup Super 12 stage in emphatic fashion, thrashing defending champions Australia by 89 runs here on Saturday. The 31-year-old left-handed opener played some sublime shots as he held the New Zealand innings together in a 58-ball knock, which was studded with seven fours and two sixes and took them to an imposing 200 for three after they were sent in. As it happened: Australia vs New ZealandAlso, not to forget the explosive start given by rising T20 star Finn Allen as he hammered a sensational 16-ball 42. In reply, Kiwi pacer Tim Southee (2.1-0-6-3) set the tone early on before left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner (4-0-31-3) foxed the Aussies with his clever variation to make it a lopsided conte...
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T20 World Cup: Misfiring Glenn Maxwell key for Australia, says Josh Hazlewood | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: All-rounder Glenn Maxwell remains a key member of Australia's team for their upcoming Twenty20 World Cup title defence despite a recent poor run of form with the bat, according to paceman Josh Hazlewood. Maxwell's score of eight in Australia's warm-up series loss to England in Canberra on Wednesday was his highest in his six most recent T20 innings, which have netted him only 16 runs. Hazlewood, a team mate of Maxwell's for Australia and in the Indian Premier League, had no doubt that the Victorian's value would be apparent again before too long, however. "I've played a lot with Glenn lately, in all three aspects of the game he's outstanding and he's that close to winning a game for us off his own bat, or with the ball or in the field," Hazlewood told reporters in Canberra on Th...
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2nd T20I: Warner, Starc help Australia sweep series against West Indies | Cricket News – Times of India

Australia's David Warner smashed an incendiary half-century and Mitchell Starc claimed 4-20 to help the hosts beat West Indies by 31 runs in the second Twenty20 International and complete a 2-0 series sweep in Brisbane on Friday. Warner got Australia off to a flyer with his stroke-filled 75 and Tim David belted 42 off 20 balls down the order to power them to 178-7 after being put in to bat. Starc led Australia's spirited defence of the total with career-best figures, while Josh Hazlewood conceded only 19 runs in his four overs even if he finished without a wicket. Johnson Charles (29) and Brandon King (23) could not convert their starts and lack of a partnership hurt West Indies, who finished on 147-8. Warner's form is crucial to Australia's hopes of retaining their T20 World Cup title ...
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1st T20I: Aaron Finch finds form as Australia beat West Indies by 3 wickets | Cricket News – Times of India

GOLD COAST (Australia): Aaron Finch dropped to four in the batting order and found some confidence-boosting form Wednesday, hitting 58 to steer Australia to a three-wicket win over the West Indies in the opening Twenty20 international. The hosts were in trouble when they slumped to 58-5 in the eighth over, but skipper Finch, who usually opens, and Matthew Wade (39 not out) steadied the ship, putting on 69 runs. Finch fell in the 18th over and the game went to the wire, with Mitchell Starc hitting the winning runs with a ball to spare. Australia won the toss and sent the West Indies in at Metricon Stadium, with Josh Hazlewood grabbing 3-35 as the visitors made 145-9. Kyle Mayers top scored with 39, while Odean Smith chipped in 27 crucial late runs after they started strongly but faltered...
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It’s a bit better for the bowlers: Hazlewood on Australian conditions for T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Bigger outfield and pacy pitches in Australia will make life a bit easier for bowlers during the T20 World Cup beginning next month, reckons star fast bowler Josh Hazlewood. "It's probably a little bit better for the bowlers in a lot of regards," Hazlewood told the ICC website. "The outfields are bigger, the wickets have a bit more pace, (you can) use those boundaries to your advantage, depending where you are playing on the squad sometimes there are short and long boundaries." Australia is set to host the T20 showpiece starting October 16. The defending champions struggled with the ball in the death overs during the recent series against India and Hazlewood feels conditions in Australia might favour the hosts. "It was a great test to see where we're at. A number of guys got to b...
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Virat Kohli one of the best chase masters in the world; his consistency is amazing: Ajay Jadeja | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former India cricketer Ajay Jadeja has called Virat Kohli as one of the best chase masters in the world of cricket, adding that the solidity the former skipper provides to the team is just unrivalled. Virat played a pivotal role in helping India win the three-match T20I series against Australia in the last game at Hyderabad, scoring a 48-ball 63 that helped the hosts chase down the Kangaroos' competitive target of 187 to seal the series 2-1. With his 104-run stand with charismatic batter Suryakumar Yadav (69), it was a treat to watch the two batters go about their task of punishing the visitors' bowling that had the likes of Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Cameron Green among others. Ever during the Asia Cup in the UAE recently, Kohli, returning to the side after taking a month-...
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ICC T20I Rankings: Rohit Sharma climbs three places to 14th; Suryakumar Yadav drops to fourth spot | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India captain Rohit Sharma gained three slots to be at 14th while Suryakumar Yadav dropped a place to fourth among batters in the ICC T20I rankings issued on Wednesday. Rohit (612 rating points) climbed three spots after scoring a 41-ball 72 against Sri Lanka in an Asia Cup Super 4 match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. However, Suryakumar (775 rating points), apart from his sensational 68 off just 29 balls against Hong Kong, failed to replicate his performances against Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the big games. On 🔝 of the @MRFWorldwide ICC Men’s T20I Batting Rankings 👑Congratulations, @iMRizwanPak 👏👉 https://t.co/mvY3tc8Zdi— ICC (@ICC) 1662546600000Star batter Virat Kohli gained four places and is ranked 29th after scoring 60 against Pakistan. Ace spinner Ra...
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3rd ODI: Ryan Burl picks up five wickets as Zimbabwe shock Australia | Cricket News – Times of India

TOWNSVILLE: Leg-spinner Ryan Burl picked up 5-10 in just three overs on Saturday as Zimbabwe stunned Australia in the third one-day international in Townsville, registering an exciting three-wicket victory and denying the hosts a series clean-sweep. Sent in to bat, to the crowd's short-lived delight, Australia slumped to 141 all out in 31 overs with a counter-attacking 94 from 96 balls by David Warner the only major contribution. Australia's bowlers tried admirably to defend the low total, but visiting captain Regis Chakabva (37 off 72 balls) ensured his side secured an unlikely upset, only their third ODI win against the home side, reaching 142-7 in 39 overs. #3rdODI | Historic! 🇿🇼 Zimbabwe beat 🇦🇺 Australia by 3 wickets to record their first win over Australia on Australi… https://t.c...