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Alex Carey to take over Australia captaincy for West Indies ODIs | Cricket News – Times of India
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Alex Carey to take over Australia captaincy for West Indies ODIs | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Alex Carey will captain Australia in the first one-day international against the West Indies, Cricket Australia announced Tuesday, after Aaron Finch was ruled out through injury. Finch re-aggravated a right knee injury during last week's fifth Twenty20 against the West Indies and Cricket Australia said his availability for the second and third ODIs will be assessed on a daily basis. All three matches are being played in Barbados, starting on Wednesday. Carey, 29, will become Australia's 26th ODI captain and takes the mantle in the absence of regular vice-captain Pat Cummins, who is sitting out the West Indies tour along with a host of senior players including Steve Smith and David Warner. "I am deeply honoured to be able to lead the team while Aaron recovers," said Carey, who ha...
Covid-related tweets shot up by over 600% during ​2nd wave, prayer emoji most shared | India News – Times of India
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Covid-related tweets shot up by over 600% during ​2nd wave, prayer emoji most shared | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The average number of tweets related to Covid-19 increased by 600 per cent in April-May this year — when the second wave was at its peak in India — as compared to the February-March period, an analysis by Twitter has shown. At the same time, tweets seeking or providing medical help increased by 1,958 per cent. The microblogging site conducted the analysis to understand how it was used during the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. As hospitals ran out of resources, people relied on social media to find out about oxygen concentrators and cylinders, hospital beds and ICU beds, information on which was being shared in real time by individuals, volunteers, community workers, organisations, NGOs. The second wave also saw a number of medical professionals using the platform to share ...
Aaron Finch:  Aaron Finch hopes Australia players will soon be allowed to take families on tours | Cricket News – Times of India
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Aaron Finch: Aaron Finch hopes Australia players will soon be allowed to take families on tours | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Australia's limited-overs captain Aaron Finch is hopeful that players' families will soon be allowed to accompany them on overseas tours to keep them in good mental space inside bio-secure bubbles in these difficult COVID-19 times. Finch's statement came after Indian players were allowed to take their families along with them for the ongoing tour of England. Soon to be dad Finch will be outside Australia on national duty for two months and he knows that a hasty return for the birth of his child, if that happens in between, is next to impossible. "They're the risks you take. She wasn't too keen on me going and if she happens to give birth a bit early, we might be in some trouble...it might be a FaceTime birth, I don't know," Finch was quoted as saying by Australian Associated ...
T20 World Cup spots on offer, Australia’s Finch tells below-strength team | Cricket News – Times of India
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T20 World Cup spots on offer, Australia’s Finch tells below-strength team | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Australia limited-overs captain Aaron Finch said on Friday that the absence of several frontline players was an opportunity for others to stake their T20 World Cup claims with a strong performance on the West Indies tour. Pace spearhead Pat Cummins, opener David Warner and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell are among those who have skipped the tour, while batting mainstay Steve Smith is out with an elbow injury. Uncapped fast bowler Wes Agar, the younger brother of established spinner Ashton Agar, has been included in the 18-man squad along with Ben McDermott, Dan Christian and Ashton Turner. "It's a great opportunity to almost take their spots," said Finch, whose team will play five Twenty20 and three one-day internationals against West Indies next month. "You have to go on current form...
Several Australian players have ‘realistic’ chance of missing T20 WC: Aaron Finch | Cricket News – Times of India
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Several Australian players have ‘realistic’ chance of missing T20 WC: Aaron Finch | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Australia limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch on Friday said several short-format players have a "very realistic" chance of being overlooked for T20 World Cup selection after opting out of the upcoming tours of West Indies and Bangladesh. Seven cricketers -- David Warner, Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Marcus Stoinis and Daniel Sams -- who recently played in the IPL have pulled out of the twin tours while Steve Smith has been rested to fully recover from an elbow complaint which flared during the BCCI's high-profile T20 tournament. Finch said the absentees are in genuine danger of missing out on the showpiece event in October-November as others stake their claims. "Yeah, very realistic (to miss out of T20 World Cup). You have to go on current form...
Australia players missing tours will find it hard to justify IPL return: Finch | Cricket News – Times of India
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Australia players missing tours will find it hard to justify IPL return: Finch | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE (Australia): Australia limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch has said players who have withdrawn from the tours of West Indies and Bangladesh will find it hard to justify their return to the Indian Premier League (IPL) when the competition resumes its season in the UAE. IPL 2021 will be resuming in September this year and it will conclude on October 15, days before the T20 World Cup begins. For the series against West Indies and Bangladesh, the likes of Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Kane Richardson and Jhye Richardson decided to pull out. The likes of David Warner and Pat Cummins have been rested while Steve Smith was ruled out due to an elbow injury. "This is only my personal opinion, I think they would find it hard to justify going back and playing that second half of the IPL p...
Warner, Maxwell, Cummins pull out of West Indies and Bangladesh tours | Cricket News – Times of India
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Warner, Maxwell, Cummins pull out of West Indies and Bangladesh tours | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Seven top Australian cricketers who recently played in the IPL have pulled out of the country's white-ball tour of West Indies and Bangladesh. The two tours are part of team's preparations for the T20 World Cup later this year. David Warner, Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Marcus Stoinis and Daniel Sams have requested not to be considered for the tours for various reasons while Steve Smith has been rested to fully recover from an elbow complaint which flared during the IPL, Cricket Australia said in a statement. The move will leave coach Justin Langer without seven of his best players four months out from the T20 World Cup to be held in October and November. Cricket Australia on Wednesday named a 18-man squad for the twin tours. Australia play fi...
COVID-19 impact: Cricket Australia adds six players to preliminary squad for upcoming tours of West Indies and Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India
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COVID-19 impact: Cricket Australia adds six players to preliminary squad for upcoming tours of West Indies and Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Concerned that top players might opt out of the limited overs tours of the West Indies and Bangladesh due to "bubble fatigue", Cricket Australia has added six more cricketers to its preliminary squad for the upcoming assignments, beginning July 10. Australia's white-ball squad for the upcoming series swelled to 29 after the selection committee called up Ben McDermott, Dan Christian, Cameron Green, Ashton Turner, Wes Agar and Nathan Ellis. Australia will play five T20Is and three ODIs against the West Indies and is expected to travel to Bangladesh next for five more T20Is in early August. The squad will be trimmed before it flies to the West Indies in a chartered flight on June 28. "The six additions to the Qantas Australian men's squad follow discussions with players selected...
Chappell cites Joel Garner while telling Manjrekar that Ashwin is among the best right now | Cricket News – Times of India
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Chappell cites Joel Garner while telling Manjrekar that Ashwin is among the best right now | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Australian great Ian Chappell has described senior India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin as one of the best Test bowlers playing the game right now. But when former India player Sanjay Manjrekar expressed his "problems" with Ashwin being seen as an all-time great by citing his overseas record and the recent successes of Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel, Chappell recalled West Indies pace great Joel Garner's handsome contributions when bowling alongside some of the game's finest speed merchants. "When people start talking about him as being one of the all-time greats of the game then I have a few problems," Manjrekar said on the ESPNcricinfo programme 'Runorder'. "One basic problem I have with Ashwin is that when you look at SENA countries, Ashwin doesn't have a single five-wicket h...
Cricket Australia should make ball-tampering investigation report public: David Saker | Cricket News – Times of India
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Cricket Australia should make ball-tampering investigation report public: David Saker | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Former Australia bowling coach David Saker wants the country's cricket board to make its investigation into the 2018 ball-tampering scandal public as he feels releasing that report might end the questions surrounding the incident. The ball-tampering issue resurfaced when Cameron Bancroft recently hinted in an interview that the bowlers in the team might have been aware of the plot to use sandpaper to alter the ball's condition. Saker was the bowling coach of the side at that time and had earlier stated that even he could be held accountable for what happened. The scandal led to bans on Bancroft, then skipper Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner. "I can't see any point why it wouldn't be released, but that's, yeah that's up to them the way they want to handle that," Saker w...
Australian cricketers exit quarantine after fleeing India | Cricket News – Times of India
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Australian cricketers exit quarantine after fleeing India | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Australian cricketers who fled Covid-ravaged India when the IPL was suspended earlier this month were released from quarantine in Sydney on Monday, after spending 14 days isolating in hotel rooms. Steve Smith, David Warner and Pat Cummins were among the players, coaches and officials who completed the mandatory quarantine period after returning on a charter flight from the Maldives. Warner posted videos on his Instagram account that showed him reuniting with his daughters, before adding a clip of the ocean captioned "It's great to be home". Fast bowler Jason Behrendorff told public broadcaster ABC it was "nice to have some fresh air" after leaving quarantine. "It's always tough being stuck somewhere, and knowing that we're able to get home was a relief, and now we're out of quar...
Tears of joy: Australian cricketers finally meet their loved ones after fleeing Covid-ravaged India
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Tears of joy: Australian cricketers finally meet their loved ones after fleeing Covid-ravaged India

Australian cricketers including Pat Cummins, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, and Dave Warner finally met their loved ones after returning to Australia via the Maldives for two weeks in quarantine. Australia’s jumbo IPL 2021 contingent comprising players, support staff, and commentators had not seen their families since heading to the Indian Premier League in early April. On Monday, amid tears of joy and relief, they reunited with their family members in Sydney. Seamer Jason Behrendorff, who was among those to exit quarantine, said, “It was nice to know that we were getting home that’s for sure.” “It’s always tough being stuck somewhere, and knowing that we’re able to get home was a relief, and now we’re out of quarantine, I can’t wait to get home and see my family.” The highlig...
KKR’s Pat Cummins won’t return for remainder of IPL 2021 in UAE: Report | Cricket News – Times of India
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KKR’s Pat Cummins won’t return for remainder of IPL 2021 in UAE: Report | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: The resumption of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been delivered yet another blow as Australia pacer Pat Cummins would not be heading to the UAE to take part in the remaining matches for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, Cummins has already made it clear that he would not be taking part in the remainder of the IPL; however, there is no reason given for his decision. "David Warner and Pat Cummins could be rested from the West Indies tour because of family reasons - others could follow after a draining year in several bubbles - and Cummins, despite a multimillion-dollar IPL contract, has already said he will not return to the T20 tournament this season," stated the report. Earlier, Ashley Giles, the managing director of the En...
English conditions should suit New Zealand more than India in WTC final: Pat Cummins | Cricket News – Times of India
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English conditions should suit New Zealand more than India in WTC final: Pat Cummins | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins feels if the current wet weather conditions in England persist, New Zealand will enjoy an edge over India in the World Test Championships final, starting in Southampton on June 18. Cummins, who played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the suspended IPL, however, refused to predict the winner of the final. "It is going to be a good match. I think there has been a lot of rain in England from what I have seen in the news. I think, in terms of conditions, it is probably close to New Zealand conditions," Cummins said in a question-and-answer session with fans on YouTube. Live Q&A with Pat"We have seen both teams not having played Test matches for a couple of months. So, it is a one-off. Anything can happen. I will sit on the fence," said the 28-year-o...
English conditions should suit New Zealand more than India in WTC final: Pat Cummins
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English conditions should suit New Zealand more than India in WTC final: Pat Cummins

Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins feels if the current wet weather conditions in England persist, New Zealand will enjoy an edge over India in the World Test Championships final, starting in Southampton on June 18. Cummins, who played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the suspended IPL, however, refused to predict the winner of the final. “It is going to be a good match. I think there has been a lot of rain in England from what I have seen in the news. I think, in terms of conditions, it is probably close to New Zealand conditions,” Cummins said in a question-and-answer session with fans on Youtube. “We have seen both teams not having played Test matches for a couple of months. So, it is a one-off. Anything can happen. I will sit on the fence,” said the 28-year-old who is quaran...
Sandpaper Gate: Australia bowlers call for end to Sandpapergate ‘innuendo’ | Cricket News – Times of India
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Sandpaper Gate: Australia bowlers call for end to Sandpapergate ‘innuendo’ | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: The four Australia bowlers who played in the "Sandpapergate" Test against South Africa in 2018 issued a statement on Tuesday denying any knowledge of ball-tampering and calling for an end to "rumour-mongering" and "innuendo". Three years after the infamous scandal plunged Australian cricket into crisis, it reared its head again following a suggestion that responsibility for the affair might run deeper than the three players punished for it. Cameron Bancroft, who was banned for scuffing the ball with a piece of sandpaper during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town in March 2018, lit the fuse last week with a cryptic comment in a newspaper interview. "Obviously what I did benefits bowlers and the awareness around that, probably, is self-explanatory," the batsman told t...
BCCI paying for quarantine of Australian IPL players in Sydney: Cricket Australia
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BCCI paying for quarantine of Australian IPL players in Sydney: Cricket Australia

The BCCI is footing the bill for the 14-day quarantine of Australian IPL players, who have arrived from Maldives, Cricket Australia interim CEO Nick Hockley said on Tuesday. Most of the 38 members of the Australian contingent, including top players such as Pat Cummins and Steve Smith, officials and commentators, landed at the Sydney airport on Monday after a forced stop-over at Maldives. The players had to spend 10 days in Maldives due to a ban imposed by the Australian government on travellers from COVID-ravaged India till May 15. Hockley said the BCCI has kept its promise and funded the whole operation. “Yes,” Hockley told ‘Sydney Morning Herald’ when asked if BCCI was paying for the mandatory quarantine. “BCCI at the outset committed to ensuring that they got home safely...
Chappell backs Cummins over Smith for Australia captaincy | Cricket News – Times of India
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Chappell backs Cummins over Smith for Australia captaincy | Cricket News – Times of India

(Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)SYDNEY: Former skipper Ian Chappell has backed premier fast bowler Pat Cummins over batting maestro Steve Smith for Australian captaincy after incumbent Tim Paine retires. Chappell's views are in contrast to Paine, who recently said he will have no qualms about former skipper Smith returning to the job whenever he chooses to retire. "I think it's time to move on. To me if you go back to Smith, you're going backwards. It's time to look ahead, not in the rear-vision mirror," Chappell told Wide World of Sports. He also feels Cummins' prospects of leading Australia in future should not be dented even if he was aware of any plans to tamper with the ball during the infamous 2018 Test match against South Africa in Cape Town. The ball-tampering fiasco had ...
Ian Chappell backs Pat Cummins over Steve Smith for Australia captaincy
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Ian Chappell backs Pat Cummins over Steve Smith for Australia captaincy

Former skipper Ian Chappell has backed premier fast bowler Pat Cummins over batting maestro Steve Smith for Australian captaincy after incumbent Tim Paine retires. Chappell’s views are in contrast to Paine, who recently said he will have no qualms about former skipper Smith returning to the job whenever he chooses to retire. “I think it’s time to move on. To me if you go back to Smith, you’re going backwards. It’s time to look ahead, not in the rear-vision mirror,” Chappell told Wide World of Sports. He also feels Cummins’ prospects of leading Australia in future should not be dented even if he was aware of any plans to tamper with the ball during the infamous 2018 Test match against South Africa in Cape Town. The ball-tampering fiasco had led to a review of Australia’s win...
IPL 2021: Australian contingent returns home from Maldives | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021: Australian contingent returns home from Maldives | Cricket News – Times of India

Steve Smith and Pat Cummins (BCCI/IPL Photo)SYDNEY: Australia's IPL players, including Pat Cummins and Steve Smith, arrived in Sydney on Monday after a stop-over at Maldives due to travel ban from COVID-ravaged India, almost two weeks after the T20 league was suspended due to the health crisis. Most of the 38 members of the Australian contingent, including players, officials and commentators who participated at the non-suspended league, landed at the Sydney airport this morning after spending 10 days at Maldives. The lucrative league was indefinitely suspended on May 5 after four players and two coaches from four different teams tested positive inside the bio-bubble. Australian players, however, couldn't head home immediately as the country had imposed a travel ban from India, which is ...