Australian Cricket Team
Sports  /  Published 01.05.20

No.1 task for Test’s top team

Reclaiming the top spot in Test cricket has brought the smiles back on their faces but Australia coach Justin Langer says beating India in their own den remains the ultimate test. Australia on Friday ...
By TT Bureau & Agencies in Calcutta/Melbourne

Sports  /  Published 12.05.20

418 to win, West Indies did it

Down and out and in danger of a rout. That was pretty much West Indies’ plight when they began the second innings against Australia in Antigua on May 11, 2003, a seemingly unattainable target of 418...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 10.05.20

Classical power play, IPL style

Had the T20s originated in a different era, a Viv Richards or a Mike Procter or a Gordon Greenidge would have cantered into any IPL team. But in the long history of cricket, there were many others who...
By Sudipto Gupta in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 18.03.20

Time we take a break: Tim Paine

Australia Test captain Tim Paine on Wednesday said the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic is bigger than the game of cricket and needs to be taken seriously, justifying the suspension of almost all the o...
By PTI in Melbourne

Sports  /  Published 09.04.20

Paine: Not soft on Virat

The Australian cricket team avoids provoking “any fight” with Virat Kohli, Test captain Tim Paine conceded, while asserting that it’s a strategy to keep the Indian captain’s bat quiet, and not...
By TT Bureau & Agencies in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 08.04.20

Michael Clarke gets no support

Michael Clarke’s former teammates were hardly on the same page with him when he claimed that IPL deals made current Australian cricketers go soft on captain Virat Kohli and other Indian players.Clar...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 12.05.20

Shane Warne’s flipper on Baggy Green

He has parted with it to raise money for bushfire relief but the legendary Shane Warne doesn’t miss his ‘Baggy Green’ one bit, reiterating that the prized Australian Test cap evokes “verbal di...
By PTI in Melbourne

Sports  /  Published 18.03.20

When Langer felt like ‘punching bag’

Australian coach Justin Langer has revealed that he felt like a “punching bag” after Virat Kohli’s aggressive celebrations during India’s 2018-19 tour while also calling out the “double stan...
By Agencies in New Delhi

Sports  /  Published 09.05.20

Keep the shine on: Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins is enjoying his lockdown time in a farm “hour-hour-and-a-half south of Sydney”, but the top Australia pacer is worried with the talk of barring players from using saliva to shine the b...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 31.05.20

Practice perfect for Shami

An official response from the Indian team management to not being allotted a warm-up game in the lead-up to the four-Test series in Australia is still awaited.But senior pacer Mohammed Shami was quite...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta


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