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WATCH: Hanuma Vihari bats with a broken wrist, plays one-handed shots during Ranji Trophy | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: It was deja vu of sorts on Wednesday to see Indian cricketer Hanuma Vihari bat on Day 2 of Andhra Pradesh's Ranji Trophy quarter-final match against Madhya Pradesh in Indore. Fans were reminded of his Sydney Cricket Ground (CSG) heroics on India's last tour of Australia, where he batted with a strapped hamstring, along with R Ashwin, who was battling a back strain to deny Australia a win and the series lead.Vihari, who sustained a broken wrist after being hit by a short delivery by pacer Avesh Khan, retired hurt on 16 in Andhra's first innings. When Andhra lost 9 of their batters, Vihari once again came out to bat. He batted left-handed and played some one-handed shots.WATCH HANUMA VIHARI BAT LEFT-HANDED HERE:What a champion. Always putting team ahead of himself. Shows the co...
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Cameron Green still in the frame for India opener | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: All-rounder Cameron Green has not been ruled out of facing India in the first of four Tests next month despite his finger injury, Australia coach Andrew McDonald said on Monday.Green broke his finger in the home South Africa series at the end of last year and has not played a match since, raising questions over whether he would be fit for the start of the first test in Nagpur on February 9."He hasn't been ruled out," McDonald told ABC ahead of the team's departure on Tuesday."We just want to make sure we set up all our players up for success and there isn't much time left from now to the four-week check-in around his finger to the start of that Test match."We'll see how he goes in the build-up and make that decision when we get on the ground in India."While Green has provided a ...
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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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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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Green set to undergo surgery, Starc could miss opening Test against India

Australia’s Cameron Green. File | Photo Credit: AP Young Australian all-rounder Cameron Green will require surgery to repair a fractured right index finger, though surgeons are hopeful the 23-year-old should recover in time to be considered for selection for the Border-Gavaskar series in India beginning on February 9. However, pace spearhead Mitchell Starc faces a potentially longer stay on the sidelines and will be in a race against time to prove his fitness for the four-Test series in India after he too suffered a finger injury while fielding during the Boxing Day Test against South Africa. The pair is already out of the third and final Test against South Africa at Sydney. A report in cricket.com.au said on Thursday after Australia's innings and 182-run win against the Proteas in th...
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Cameron Green set to undergo surgery, Mitchell Starc could miss opening Test against India

Young Australian all-rounder Cameron Green will require surgery to repair a fractured right index finger, though surgeons are hopeful the 23-year-old should recover in time to be considered for selection for the Border-Gavaskar series in India beginning on February 9. However, pace spearhead Mitchell Starc faces a potentially longer stay on the sidelines and will be in a race against time to prove his fitness for the four-Test series in India after he too suffered a finger injury while fielding during the Boxing Day Test against South Africa. The pair is already out of the third and final Test against South Africa at Sydney. A report in cricket.com.au said on Thursday after Australia’s innings and 182-run win against the Proteas in the second Test that Green had consulted a specialist, ...
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WATCH: Mitchell Starc threatens Theunis de Bruyn with ‘Mankad’ dismissal after batsman crosses the line | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Mitchell Starc threatened South Africa number three Theunis de Bruyn with a 'Mankad' dismissal on Thursday after the batsman wandered way outside his crease at the non-striker's end during the second Test in Melbourne.The run-out dismissal, named after former India all-rounder Vinoo Mankad, is legal but has long generated debate as to whether it is in the spirit of the game.On day four at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, as Australia wrapped up a thumping innings and 182-run victory, paceman Starc aborted a ball during his run-up after seeing De Bruyn leave his crease early."Just stay in your crease, it’s not that hard," Starc barked at him."The line's there for a reason, mate."If I was De Bruyn, I will keep doing itBecause it's practically impossible for a fast bowler to mankad...
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Cameron Green set to undergo surgery, Mitchell Starc could miss opening Test against India | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Young Australian all-rounder Cameron Green will require surgery to repair a fractured right index finger, though surgeons are hopeful the 23-year-old should recover in time to be considered for selection for the Border-Gavaskar series in India beginning on February 9.However, pace spearhead Mitchell Starc faces a potentially longer stay on the sidelines and will be in a race against time to prove his fitness for the four-Test series in India after he too suffered a finger injury while fielding during the Boxing Day Test against South Africa.The pair is already out of the third and final Test against South Africa at Sydney.A report in cricket.com.au said on Thursday after Australia's innings and 182-run win against the Proteas in the second Test that Green had consulted a spec...
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Australia captain Pat Cummins hails ‘gutsy’ efforts from wounded team mates | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Australia captain Pat Cummins hailed team mates Mitchell Starc and Cameron Green for their courage under fire after the injured duo played through pain to help the side complete a series-sealing victory over South Africa on Thursday.Paceman Starc snapped a tendon in the middle finger of his bowling hand during a fielding mishap on day one of the second Test in Melbourne but bowled a full load and took a wicket on day four as Australia won by a thumping innings and 182 runs.All-rounder Green retired hurt after his index finger was broken by an Anrich Nortje delivery but returned to the crease on day three to score an unbeaten 51, adding to his five-wicket haul earlier."(It's) probably a good time to mention all the incredible achievements this week. Starcy with a finger that's...
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2nd Test: Australia thrash South Africa by innings and 182 runs to seal series | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: A depleted Australian attack secured an innings and 182-run victory over South Africa in the second Test on Thursday, wrapping up the series with a match to spare after the visitors' batting woes were rudely exposed once more.Needing 386 runs to make Australia bat again after the hosts had declared on a mammoth 575 for eight, the Proteas were bowled out for 204, with two farcical run-outs hastening their demise before tea on day four at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.Australia's win, their fourth in successive Tests in the home summer, shored up top spot in the World Test Championship, while underlining their number one ranking in the format.With all-rounder Cameron Green unable to bowl and Mitchell Starc with an injured middle finger on his bowling hand, Australia showed plent...
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Alex Carey ton puts Australia in box seat in second Test | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: A maiden century by wicketkeeper Alex Carey pushed Australia closer to a series-sealing victory in the second Test as South Africa's batsmen were left with a mountain to climb at the end of a rain-hit Day 3 on Wednesday.South Africa were 15 for one when play was stopped seven overs after tea and later abandoned.The Proteas still need 371 runs to make Australia bat again after the hosts declared for 575 for eight under gathering clouds at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.South Africa captain Dean Elgar was caught behind for a duck off the bowling of home captain Pat Cummins, continuing a dismal series for the seasoned opener.Opener Sarel Erwee was seven not out and number three Theunis de Bruyn on six.With drizzle falling and the ball skidding on a damp pitch, Erwee and De Bruyn h...
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2nd Test: Cameron Green takes five as Australia seize control against South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Allrounder Cameron Green took a career-best 5-27 as Australia ripped through South Africa's fragile batting before piling on late runs to seize control of the second Test in Melbourne on Monday.After the visitors were dismissed for 189, an aggressive David Warner, in his 100th Test, was unbeaten on 32 and Marnus Labuschagne was not out on five to steer the hosts to 45-1 at stumps on day one.Usman Khawaja was out for one, caught behind by Kyle Verreynne off Kagiso Rabada.Australia won the first of three Tests by six wickets inside two days on a hostile and green Gabba pitch in Brisbane last week.A proper day of Test cricket comes to a close on Boxing Day! South Africa lead by 144 runs in what has been a great… https://t.co/qrp0Fqj8YV— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) 1672039955...
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Australia captain Pat Cummins praises Mitchell Starc as paceman joins 300-wicket Test club | Cricket News – Times of India

Australia captain Pat Cummins lavished praise on Mitchell Starc as the rangy left-arm paceman joined the 300 wickets club in style on Sunday during the first Test win over South Africa. Starc brought up the milestone by bowling Rassie van der Dussen for a duck with a trademark in-swinging yorker that sliced through the number three's bat and pad and sent the Gabba crowd into a frenzy before lunch on day two. The 32-year-old pointed to the crowd as he jogged down the pitch to be mobbed by his team mates. Eleven years after his debut against New Zealand in Brisbane, Starc became the seventh Australian to take 300 scalps in Tests, joining Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, team mate Nathan Lyon, Dennis Lillee and Mitchell Johnson. "He just keeps impressing," said Cummins after Australia completed...
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1st Test: Australia beat South Africa by six wickets in two-day farce | Cricket News – Times of India

Australia completed a six-wicket victory within two days in the first Test against South Africa on Sunday as the Proteas crumbled on a green Gabba wicket that played straight into the home bowlers' hands. Skittled for 152 on day one, South Africa were routed for 99 shortly after tea on day two, leaving Australia 34 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. AS IT HAPPENEDProteas paceman Kagiso Rabada claimed four quick wickets to leave Australia 24 for four but Marnus Labuschagne (five not out) and Cameron Green survived to push the hosts over the line on a glorious afternoon. Our Men's Cricket Team has defeated South Africa by 6 wickets in Brisbane. https://t.co/igbCAJ991C— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) 1671346307000The highest score in Australia's second innings was in the e...
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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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ICC T20I Rankings: Suryakumar Yadav continues to stay on top | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Star India batter Suryakumar Yadav retained his top spot while all-rounder Hardik Pandya reached joint-50th position in the latest ICC men's T20I batting rankings released here on Wednesday. Suryakumar consolidated his position at the top of the rankings after his stupendous 111 not out in the second T20I against New Zealand. Suryakumar has gained 31 rating points from the series and his 890 points keep him 54 ahead of Pakistan's Mohammed Rizwan, who is placed second. On the other hand, Hardik, who led India in the series against New Zealand, reached joint-50th among batters courtesy his unbeaten 30 in the final match. In the bowlers' chart, seasoned pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has climbed two places to 11th, with left-arm seamer Arshdeep Singh moving up a place to 21st. Spinner Yuzv...
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Mitchell Starc to drop white-ball cricket at some stage | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc reckons the game's hectic schedule will force him to quit white-ball cricket at some stage to prolong his test career. The left-arm quick is among Australia's all-format players, who headed into a three-match one-days series against England four days after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup Down Under. Starc's 4-47 fetched Australia an unassailable 2-0 lead in the ODI series against reigning T20 and ODI world champions England on Saturday, also earning him the player-of-the-match award. "It's certainly impossible at the moment to play every game as a three-format player," the 32-year-old, who has not played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since 2015 to maintain his workload, said after Australia's 72-run victory in Sydney. "Having (the IP...
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Indian openers were timid in T20 World Cup: Shane Watson | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Opening timidly, benching leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and setting a modest target on a belter of a pitch were key reasons behind India's resounding defeat, said former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson on Friday. He also said that England holds a slight advantage over Pakistan on Sunday because the Joss Buttler-led team has several players who have played in a World Cup final before. Watson said, "The Indian openers were timid. In the end, it boils down to fear of failure. Which is never the right mindset when you are facing the best opposition, especially in T20 cricket where you have to take the game on. It was a really good batting surface. But both Rohit and Rahul went into a hole. England has been dominating the short formats in recent years because it is playing tota...
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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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T20 World Cup: Australia greats question Mitchell Starc’s absence win narrow win over Afghanistan

Australia’s title defence at the T20 World Cup is no longer in their own hands after a massive opening-day defeat against New Zealand dented their Net Run Rate (NRR). On Friday against Afghanistan, the team were in dire need of a win by a massive margin against Afghanistan but narrowly escaped with a four-run victory in the final over. Losing the NRR battle, they will now need Sri Lanka to defeat England on Saturday in order to qualify for the semifinals. Aussie greats like Michael Clarke, Adam Gilchrist, and Shane Watson questioned the side’s approach in dropping Mitchell Starc from the bowling lineup, especially when they needed to take quick wickets to win by a big margin. “Strange one. He’s got to be injured. There’s absolutely no way you can leave him out of tonight’s game,” Clark...