Match Preview – India vs Australia, Australia in India 2022, 3rd T20I

Big picture An eight-overs-a-side sprint in Nagpur ended with India levelling the T20I series 1-1 thanks to some outstanding bowling from Axar Patel and a supreme display of ball-striking from Rohit Sharma. But it’s difficult for the two sides to gain a lot from the experience on Friday, other than gleaning some insight into how … Read more

Match Preview – India vs Australia, Australia in India 2022, 1st T20I

Big Picture Post the 2021 T20 World Cup, India have played a total of 29 T20Is heading into this series. Australia, meanwhile, have played just nine. Irrespective of their prep, Australia might turn up in their usual confident manner at the T20 World Cup – but this time they’ll have to defend the title in … Read more

Ind vs Aus 2022 – 1st T20I – KL Rahul

KL Rahul is working on his strike rate, but also feels his detractors are perhaps not the best informed. “Look, [it’s] obviously something that every player works towards,” Rahul said on the eve of the first T20I against Australia, the penultimate series for India before they go to the T20 World Cup. “No one is … Read more

Ind vs Aus 2022 1st T20I

With Mitchell Marsh absent with an injury, Steven Smith will bat at No. 3 against India. His role in Australia’s first-choice XI in the lead-up to the men’s T20 World Cup, however, will remain fluid. Australia are missing three of their first-choice players in the top six for the three-match series against India starting in … Read more

Ind vs Aus 2022 – Virat Kohli is third opener but KL Rahul has Rohit Sharma’s backing as first-choice opener

Virat Kohli is India’s third opening batter, there will be games where he will open, Rohit Sharma has said, but has also added that KL Rahul has the full support of the team management and remains India’s first-choice opener for the World Cup. Kohli opened in the absence of the resting Rohit in India’s final … Read more

Ind vs Aus 2022 – Mohammed Shami tests positive for Covid-19

The 32-year-old hasn’t been seen on the field since July 2022. He hasn’t played a T20I since November 2021. Nevertheless, his experience, and his performance in the last IPL, where he was a crucial part of the title-winning Gujarat Titans outfit, were seen as key assets, prompting the selectors to keep him on standby for … Read more

Ind vs Aus 2022 – Injured Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis to miss T20Is in India

Australia have adopted a cautious approach ahead of their men’s T20 World Cup title defence, with Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis left out of the upcoming T20I tour of India with what have been termed “low-level injuries”. While Marsh was ruled out of the second and third ODIs against Zimbabwe as well as … Read more

Aus vz NZ ODIs, 2022

New Zealand are “disappointed and frustrated” after being swept 3-0 by Australia in the ODI series in Cairns, especially after “having opportunities in all three matches and not getting over the line,” according to their coach Gary Stead. New Zealand had the hosts under pressure with early wickets in all three games but lost two … Read more

Aus vs NZ 3rd ODI 2022

Marcus Stoinis has been ruled out of the last ODI against New Zealand, and there will be no final outing for the prolific David-Warner-Aaron Finch opening combination after Warner was released from Australia’s squad to manage his workload. Stoinis will miss the final game in the Chappell-Hadlee series with a low-level side stride. He will … Read more

Aus vs NZ, 2nd ODI – ‘I reaped the rewards of the guys who bowled before me’

Adam Zampa shifted all the praise onto Australia’s pace bowlers for the pressure they applied in the second ODI, labelling his delivery to remove Kane Williamson “c***”, with the New Zealand captain left to lament his team’s “soft” cricket as they saw another strong position slip away. Australia were 117 for 8 before the last … Read more