Posts Tagged "Mitchell Starc"

While Australia have struggled this past month in the absence of their best quicks, it may have helped them build crucial pace depth, with Pat Cummins now questioning whether the ‘Big Three’ can play in all formats.

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Pat Cummins is mounting an argument to be considered Australia’s best bowler after again producing an incisive burst just when his team needed it on day one of the fourth Test in South Africa.

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Spin and reverse swing again loom as the biggest factors in the second Test between Australia and South Africa starting tomorrow in Port Elizabeth.

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When Australia set South Africa 417 to win the first Test at Durban, it was all over bar the shouting when Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, and skipper Faf du Plessis were back in the shed at 4-49.

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Australia all but sealed victory in the first Test in Durban yesterday, manhandling South Africa thanks to superb performances by Mitchell Starc, Mitch Marsh and Nathan Lyon.

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Australia and England played out an even day of Ashes cricket at the SCG yesterday but it was the sight of Australian quick Mitchell Starc hobbling around the field which left the strongest imprint on me.

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Mitchell Starc has convinced himself he is ready to return in the Ashes finale, now Australia’s spearhead must do the same with selectors.

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Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins should both get a rest during the remaining two Ashes Tests.

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Australia has been forced to make a change to their XI for the Boxing Day Test, after Mitchell Starc was ruled out due to a heel injury. He has been replaced by Jackson Bird in the side, which otherwise remains unchanged.

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Australian skipper Steve Smith is widely considered to be the best Test cricketer in the world, but if you had to pick a top 10, who would take up the other nine spots and in what order?

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You may recall me a few weeks ago urging the Australian selectors to keep their powder dry after the first Test win in Brisbane.

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Australia’s cricketers and apparently England’s cricketers – and when Australia plays India, South Africa, New Zealand, all of them, their cricketers, too – appear cool for their on-field ‘banter’ and sledging and yapping to one another to remain out there on the field.

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Australian quick Mitchell Starc is never likely to become a consistent Test bowler no matter how many times his many critics harp on the point. But he doesn’t need to be consistent, as we’ve witnessed in this Ashes.

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Day-night first-class cricket became a fixture of the Australian summer four years ago, so which players have shone and which ones have struggled across these pink ball matches?

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After promising plenty of fireworks, Australia’s pace attack were forced to hold back when they hit the practice nets ahead of next week’s first Ashes Test in Brisbane.

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Test paceman Mitchell Starc has claimed his second hat-trick of the match to bowl NSW to a 171-run victory over Western Australia at Sydney’s Hurstville Oval on Tuesday.

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With a round of pink ball matches kicking off the Sheffield Shield for 2017-18, there was plenty at stake for players looking to push their cause for first Test selection.

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With the Ashes looming, there has been much discussion about Australia’s ‘big four’ fast bowlers: Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, James Pattinson, and Mitchell Starc.

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Australia’s fearsome bowling attack last night sent a loud message to England ahead of the Ashes rivals’ blockbuster Champions Trophy match on Saturday.

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For the second game in succession, rain ruined Australia’s bid for victory in the Champions Trophy, but even Mother Nature couldn’t keep Mitchell Starc and David Warner from reaching milestones.

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