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A cricket fan! Barely workable English comes from listening and watching cricket lol, My all-format, all-star, all time cricket xi among those players whom I have seen playing: Adam Gilchrist Saeed anwar Virat kohli Sachin tendullker Mohd yousuf Andrew Flintoff Wasim Akram Mutthaiya muralitharane Shane warne Allan Donald Glenn McGrath. FROM KASHMIR (Kashmir is a huge tourist destination, it has also been given the name "the paradise on earth", although unfortunately half of our land is occupied by pakistan and the remaining half by india. In fact this whole rivalry you see between India and pakistan is on Kashmir, the real bone of contention between the two.

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England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

Congratulations Australia! What a turnaround if we go just three months back this team it felt needed to hide with so much falling apart but credit goes to Finch since he has got back his batting form he has made a huge difference. Credit to Langer for sticking with Finch and khawaja till they started delivering, something other teams should learn, you should stick with potential match winners even if they are not delivering at a particular time, especially hinting at Asif Ali where silly Pakistani management drops him after every failed innings it is really frustrating as a fan. Anyways Finch”s 100 yesterday was massive massive massive, definitely the most significant knock for him personally but also for Australia it can turnout to be a cup winning knock. You take away that 100 and see where Australia would have standard not even 200 such was its significance.

Australia leave England in World Cup disarray

This time there was no game turner unfortunately!
I don’t understand why selectors couldn’t pick a game turner not even in probables probably.
Why Warner isn’t playing like a Warner of old or at least like Warner of IPL
Khawaja is a proven field restriction specialist. If his boundary percentage drops more than 80 percent, why not take his best service. If he is not opening then it is unfair on middle order specialists like marsh and handscomb, it’s better to rather drop him.

Australia botch bizarre run chase against India

This time there was no game turner unfortunately!
I don’t understand why selectors couldn’t pick a game turner not even in probables probably.
Why Warner isn’t playing like a Warner of old or at least like Warner of IPL
Khawaja is a proven field restriction specialist. If his boundary percentage drops more than 80 percent, why not take his best service. If he is not opening then it is unfair on middle order specialists like marsh and handscomb, it’s better to rather drop him.

Australia's baffling batting ensures failure in record run chase against India

Jofra arcer is exciting stuff…looks like modern day holding moreso with that hair type…he is raw pace with minimum looking effort, u always feel he is not letting his best it’s like casual and disinterested approach

England will unleash two 150km/h quicks in The Ashes

Surprised with selection of Carey if he is not a hitter then he must be a top wicketkeeper which he hasnt proved yet and instead had dropped catches or spinners and many a times fumbles with the ball

Australia's 2019 Cricket World Cup squad: Expert reaction

I would make two changes to that squad that bbl wicketkeeper Phillpe for Carey and handscomb for marsh. And maybe hazlewood or tye in place of behrendoff

Australia's 2019 Cricket World Cup squad: Expert reaction

I reiterate again there is no place for Khawaja in the limited over format unless of course he is opening slot. Again today he was at his best inside 10 overs and there is always a huge difference in his strike rate before and after field restrictions. If I was cricket Australia I would make sure not to disturb his rythm by changing his batting order with the mega event so close. Hence my best xi for world cup would be (in batting order)
Warner
Khawaja
Finch or (handscomb in case of a quick wk)
Smith
Stoinis
Maxwell
Handscomb (wk)
Cummins
Starc
J Richardson
Lyon
For 15 I would add phillipe (wk), Christian, Coulter nile and zampa, as batting is already strong in playing xi.

Won't somebody please think of the children?

Yeah I guess they are still searching for 1 or 2 spots to make a well balanced squad of 15

Australia set to face an understrength Pakistan

After this Pakistan are scheduled to play 5 0dis against England in England just before the world cup

Australia set to face an understrength Pakistan

Haha

Australia stun India with 3-2 series win

Was anyone among bumrah shami or bhuvi bowling 10 kmph slower than their usual speeds??? How can you prove there was lack of full effort. As far as quicks are bowling at their best possible speeds team cannot be deemed to have under-tried.

Australia stun India with 3-2 series win

Exactly, Langer or any of Finch’s fan have a strong argument in favour of Finch that’s his successful captaincy in recent times. Even BBL title is helping his case. And finally it could well be the “butterfly effect” of little decisions Finch is making while on the field or talking to his boys off the field that go unnoticed but actually producing significantly desirable results. So it is simple as long as he keeps winning he ain’t gonna be dropped.

Australia stun India with 3-2 series win

I will credit Adam Zampa’s recent success to the change he has recently made. I think he has realized that in modern ODI cricket a leg spinner must not attack too much which means he has to bowl shortish length to keep the runs down while the flighted deliveries become a variation. Maintaining good economy gives him rewards even on shorter deliveries.

Australia stun India with 3-2 series win

Incoming time period is crucial for Khawaja, this kind of sudden huge success can easily work against you. He must stand grounded and shouldnt look too much into these two hundreds. He should learn from Warner, Smith or kohli because when those guys hit ton after ton it is not a big deal, it’s almost like a run of the mill production and hardly anybody cares, so his hunger must not decrease. These two hundreds should be viewed as a start towards the journey of becoming a great.

Australia stun India with 3-2 series win

Fair enough but looking at the whole series India never seemed to underestimate Australian team in terms of selection and when I say best choice I mean none of their big performers i.e kohli Rohit dhawan bumrah and Kuldeep were rested in this series which was surprising to me given the deflated Aussies side. Nobody doubted Australia would struggle before the series begun and Mr Ronan said Australia to face a nightmare tour of India. So from there to now has been a significant turn around of things. And yeah yesterday’s xi can easily be the combination in one or more matches at the world cup, not much between their perfect xi and yesterday’s xi.

Australia are back in a big way

Australian didn’t have three of their best choice players plus India played with all their first choice players

Australia are back in a big way

Why everyone here (comment section) seem to have landed in a great dilemma regarding who to open with in world cup, don’t forget you have 9 matches to play so you will always have chance to come back if one starts badly and then you can always chop and change if initial strategy fails. I say everyone needs to be ready marsh, Finch, khawaja, Smith, Warner and prepared to give their best in whatever roles they are given. There are 9 league games and all of them need to be in good form and fitness.

Ashton Turner stuns India

Khawaja makes most of it while the field restrictions are on with a huge variation in number of boundaries he scores before and after 10 overs. Don’t you think he is not a number 3 in the modern ODI format athough he would have been a perfect no 3 or middle order in the format some 10 -15 years ago.

Ashton Turner stuns India

Khawaja has no place in any team in LO format unless he is opening. His strength is scoring boundaries while field restrictions are on as he has showed in past bbls as well. Yesterday he scored only 11 fours in his hundred, remarkably he had already hit 7 of them when he was on 29 that means only 1 run and rest of them in fours, it also points at his difficulty to score boundaries in middle overs so he clearly is a big no as a middle order. Given he played his last odi series at number 4 and probably is first time tried at opening slot I don’t think it is fair to compare his strike rate when he hasn’t batted at his preffered position in most of his one day international games.

Finch stars as Australia beat India

My 15 for world cup
Warner
Finch
Smith
Maxwell
Stoinis
Christian
Phillips (wk)
Handscomb(as reserve wk)
Khawaja
Zampa
Lyon
Starc
Cummins
Jha Richardson
Coulternile

Finch stars as Australia beat India

Australia should select Phillips in UAE series and make him ready for worldcup. He is the next best batsman wicketkeeper since once-in-a-millenium, irreplaceable and incomparable Gilly retired.

Australia need a bowling all-rounder in ODIs

I like shane warne commentary except in one incidence recently where I perceived him surprisingly silly when India was 500 runs ahead and Australia battling in their second innings with 2 days left and warne was suggesting Australia should try and score 1 more than follow on and declare

Sloppy Australia hand India 2-1 series win

Would like to say kudos to australia for the way they are raising the bar each year in terms of presenting all kinds of sports!

Djokovic domination: Novak knocks over Nadal in straight sets

That was a walkover over great nadal! I ll still give nadal benefit of doubt for his recent injuries going by which he has done good enough to still get the runner up trophy. A note on untouchable djokovic, don’t think federer or even nadal have been that ahead of the rest ever in their primes.

Djokovic domination: Novak knocks over Nadal in straight sets