Month: November 2019

7:12 AM GMT Australia’s captain Tim Paine insists that it will take an awful lot for him ever to send an opposition side into bat after twice seeing his men struggle against England when he did so at Lord’s and The Oval. Perhaps this is just as well, because his talismanic No. 4 Steven Smith
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6:54 AM GMT Alex Malcolm Australia’s newest selector George Bailey won’t shy away from difficult selection conversations with players he shares close relationships with, including Tasmania team-mates Tim Paine and Matthew Wade. Bailey won’t begin his role alongside Justin Langer and Trevor Hohns until early February and will instead be an unofficial national teams advisor
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2:59 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff MS Dhoni has added to the speculation around his future with an intriguing comment on Wednesday. At an event in Mumbai, Dhoni was asked by a reporter about everyone speaking about his future plans barring himself. Dhoni’s response was brief: “January tak mat poocho (don’t ask until January).” Dhoni did
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9:03 AM GMT Alex Malcolm Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch believes that George Bailey‘s quality as a person and a cricketing judge will transcend any danger of bias towards his Tasmania or Hobart Hurricanes team-mates as the newly appointed selector alongside Trevor Hohns and Justin Langer. Cricket Australia confirmed on Wednesday that Bailey has been
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7:40 AM GMT Shashank Kishore A week after being left out of India’s T20I squad without playing a game against Bangladesh, Sanju Samson has been called in again as an injury replacement for regular opener Shikhar Dhawan for the three T20Is against West Indies starting on December 6. Dhawan injured his left leg, which the
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4:28 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff MSK Prasad, in all likelihood India’s outgoing chief selector, has hinted that “constitutional changes” within the board might have diminished the travelling selector’s role in a few contentious selection calls in overseas Tests. Prasad was specifically asked if he was involved in the dropping of Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara
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11:16 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Nelson Mandela Bay Giants’ Farhaan Behardien has been sidelined from the rest of the Mzansi Super League with injury. Thirty-nine-year-old Port Elizabeth-born Netherlands batsman Ryan ten Doeschate has been signed as Behardien’s replacement. Behardien brings a wealth of short-format experience, having played more then 350 T20s, including stints in the
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