Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Tag Archives: Steve Smith

Australian cricket needs Smith back: Steve Waugh

SYDNEY: Australian cricket needs disgraced ex-captain Steve Smith and he is likely to be welcomed back with open arms, former skipper Steve Waugh forecast Tuesday, although it might be tougher for David Warner. The pair are serving one-year suspensions from international and state cricket over their part in the ball-tampering ...

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Banned Steve Smith retakes top spot in ICC rankings

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Banned Australian batsman Steve Smith reclaimed top spot in the ICC Test batting rankings from India s Virat Kohli on Monday, despite not having played since March. The 29-year-old was suspended for a year and stripped of the captaincy by Cricket Australia following his part in the infamous ball-tampering scandal against ...

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Australia ball-tampering bans ‘shocked’ world cricket: Ponting

LONDON: Ricky Ponting believes the lengthy bans given to former Australia captain Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft for their roles in March’s ball-tampering scandal in South Africa have been a beneficial “shock” to world cricket. Smith and his deputy Warner were given 12-month bans by Cricket Australia, with ...

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Bowlers must step up during UAE tour against Pakistan: Mitchell Starc

MELBOURNE: Australia’s senior bowlers must step up to help captain Tim Paine lead an inexperienced team during their next tour against Pakistan, pace spearhead Mitchell Starc has said. Australia head to the United Arab Emirates for a Test series slated for October without two of their most experienced campaigners, with ...

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Warner joins Smith and Bancroft in accepting tampering ban

SYDNEY: David Warner said he will not be challenging his 12-month ban for ball-tampering and would strive to be a better teammate and role model. His decision, just hours before a deadline, followed a contrite Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft also accepting their sanctions on Wednesday. Warner and Smith were ...

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Steve Smith wins Allan Border Medal

MELBOURNE: Australia cricket captain Steve Smith capped off a golden 12 months by winning his second Allan Border Medal in Melbourne on Monday. Smith, hailed as the country’s finest batsman since Donald Bradman, polled 246 votes, well ahead of two-time medal winner David Warner (162 votes) and Nathan Lyon (156 ...

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Roy record inspires England to victory

MELBOURNE: England’s opener Jason Roy recorded the highest-ever one-day international score by an England player as the tourists finally had something to celebrate with a five-wicket win over Australia on Sunday. After their wretched Ashes campaign, in which they were beaten 4-0, the tourists chased down a hefty Australian total ...

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Khawaja leads the way as Australia pull away from England

SYDNEY: Australia strengthened their position on the third day of the fifth and final Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground after finishing the day at 479/4, a lead of 133 over England’s 346. It was an eventful Saturday (January 6) at the venue bathed in pink, which saw wickets ...

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Smith’s Ton Ensures Boxing Day Test Draw

MELBOURNE: Steve Smith again proved the immovable obstacle for England as he posted another century to bat out a draw for Australia in the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne on Saturday, denying the tourists their first win of the series. The Australia skipper stonewalled the English bowling attack to remain ...

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Cook says he deserved the axe – before epic double ton

MELBOURNE: Alastair Cook said selectors would have been entitled to drop him over his poor form — before his masterful double-century put England in a winning position in the fourth Ashes Test. The unflappable opening batsman crushed Australia’s hopes of sweeping the five-Test series with an unbeaten 244 on Thursday to ...

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