Posts Tagged "Test cricket"

Bangladesh might be below par in their first innings which came to an end at stumps, but New Zealand will still need to bat well in order to build a lead in the second Test. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 2 in Christchurch from 9am (AEDT).

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With five-day cricket on life support in recent years, as fans turn to the shorter forms, something needs to be done to bring Test cricket back.

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Bangladesh are still searching for their first win on a disastrous tour of New Zealand, but this will be their final chance as the sides head to Hagley Oval in Christchurch for the second Test. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 1 from 9am (AEDT).

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Whisper it quietly, but it could be Glenn Maxwell’s time.

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The Australian selectors sent a very clear message with the squad they selected for the four-Test series against India – a spin-heavy attack is on the cards.

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As with any upcoming Test tour, there has been anticipation, conjecture and subsequent dismay over the men doomed to experience defeat in India.

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Peter Nevill’s rotten run began with being dropped as Australia’s keeper for the third Test against South Africa at Adelaide last November.

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The touring squad to India has left a sour taste in my mouth. It genuinely looked like the selectors had turned the corner with Matt Renshaw and Peter Handscomb. While Nic Maddinson was a miss, our issues of structure and relative stability in the top six was being addressed.

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One can imagine David Boon, Merv Hughes, or even Shane Warne (a decade ago) as Santa Claus, but Mark Waugh?

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With lack of experienced leg spinners for the tour of India, Australia has turned to an English Spinner to help get the edge for the upcoming tour.

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With the dust settled on the squad announcement for the tour of India, let’s move on to the important stuff: negotiating an appropriate reaction to the inevitable catastrophic failure that awaits us.

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Australia seem to be considering a radical change of approach, playing three specialist spinners in their Test XI in India, dropping Josh Hazlewood and handing the new ball to Mitch Marsh.

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Show of hands: how many of you were actually aware that Sri Lanka and India are different countries? Be honest.

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The introduction of protective equipment into the game of cricket, designed to make the game safer – primarily for batsmen – has seemingly had the reverse effect.

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The stage could be set for an entertaining final day at the Basin Reserve as both New Zealand and Bangladesh push for an unlikely victory after a four-day run-fest. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 5 from 8am (AEDT).

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Australia’s chief selector, Trevor Hohns, yesterday said Mitch Marsh had been picked as a bowling all-rounder for the Test tour of India, despite Marsh’s bowling average of 114 from five Tests in Asia.

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On the very day the new-look Australian selection panel of Trevor Hohns (acting chairman), Greg Chappell (interim selector), Mark Waugh, and Darren Lehmann lost their first international in six, the panel left Travis Head out of the Test tour of India.

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With a series sweep against a third-ranked Pakistani side secured, the future looks bright for the Australian cricket team as they look to develop a number of up-and-coming superstars.

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The squad for the Test series of India has been announced, with the Australians picking three new faces – which means three players who were part of the whitewash of Pakistan have been dropped.

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Leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson is preparing for a baptism of fire after his selection in Australia’s Test cricket squad to tour India.

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