Waqar Younis expects tight contest between India and Australia | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: A rapidly grown pace battery and presence of impressive Test performers in the Indian side and comeback of David Warner and Steve Smith in the Australian camp will make it a hotly-contested series between the two nations, says Pakistani great Waqar Younis. India’s Australia challenge will begin on Friday with the first ODI in … Read more Waqar Younis expects tight contest between India and Australia | Cricket News – Times of India

Staying in bio-secure bubbles a big sacrifice, says Trent Boult | Cricket News – Times of India

WELLINGTON: New Zealand pace spearhead Trent Boult feels living out of a suitcase in bio-secure bubbles is going to play a “big role” in the way cricketers plan their schedules as the international calendar picks up. Bolt, who joins a list of big names voicing concerns about life in bio-secure bubbles amid the COVID-19 pandemic, … Read more Staying in bio-secure bubbles a big sacrifice, says Trent Boult | Cricket News – Times of India

It’s hard to play everything: David Warner | Cricket News – Times of India

Cricket is back in full swing. Bilateral tours, the lifeblood of international cricket, have resumed and India’s full tour of Australia has marked the start of the first marquee series in the post-Covid world. Unfortunately, the debate on the unforgiving scheduling has also made a comeback. This time it’s not just about physical fatigue. The … Read more It’s hard to play everything: David Warner | Cricket News – Times of India

India vs Australia: Will Be Hard to Leave Family if Quarantine Continues – David Warner

Australia batsman David Warner has made it clear that it will be very difficult to tour abroad regularly if the Covid-19 pandemic continues. Virat Kohli-led XI Defeat KL Rahul-led Side in Intra-squad Practice Game “It will be very difficult. I won’t put them in a situation where I have to do 14-day quarantine at home. … Read more India vs Australia: Will Be Hard to Leave Family if Quarantine Continues – David Warner

Australia vs India: David Warner backs Joe Burns to continue as his opening partner in India Tests | Cricket News – Times of India

Australia’s David Warner says Will Pucovski has batted himself into contention for a spot at the top of the order in the first Test against India but questioned whether it would be the right call to break up his opening partnership with Joe Burns. Victoria’s Pucovski, 22, has been included in Australia‘s 17-man squad for … Read more Australia vs India: David Warner backs Joe Burns to continue as his opening partner in India Tests | Cricket News – Times of India

Days are numbered, focussing on disciplined batting: David Warner

Warner said at 34, he has become a calculated risk-taker and is focussed on maintaining a strong strike rate. Australia’s big-hitting opener David Warner on Monday said his “days are numbered” in international cricket and continuing an approach of keeping his aggression in check, he would rather ignore than engage if Indian players attempt to … Read more Days are numbered, focussing on disciplined batting: David Warner

India vs Australia: David Warner Backs Joe Burns to Continue as Opening Partner Ahead of Will Pucovski

Australia’s David Warner says Will Pucovski has batted himself into contention for a spot at the top of the order in the first test against India but questioned whether it would be the right call to break up his opening partnership with Joe Burns. Victoria’s Pucovski, 22, has been included in Australia’s 17-man squad for … Read more India vs Australia: David Warner Backs Joe Burns to Continue as Opening Partner Ahead of Will Pucovski

David Warner carefully bats for Joe Burns in opening debate

David Warner has depicted Joe Burns as his most effective opening partner since Chris Rogers, while conceding that the Australian selectors will ultimately have the final say over whether he is partnered by the Queensland batsman or the rising star of Victoria’s Will Pucovski. The selection chairman Trevor Hohns made an extraordinary admission when announcing … Read more David Warner carefully bats for Joe Burns in opening debate

My IPL performance has taken pressure off this Australia tour, says Shami | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: India’s craftiest pacer Mohammed Shami is in the “right zone” after his impressive performance in the IPL, allowing him to prepare for the big Test series against Australia “without any pressure”. Shami had his best IPL season as his 20 wickets for Kings XI Punjab, including a spectacular defence of five runs in a … Read more My IPL performance has taken pressure off this Australia tour, says Shami | Cricket News – Times of India

India vs Australia | Australia a different kettle of fish with Smith and Warner back: Gavaskar

But former India captain backs the ability of touring fast-bowlers to dismiss top batsmen, picks out Shami’s ‘fabulous’ skiddy bouncer for special praise India great Sunil Gavaskar feels Steve Smith and David Warner will be key to Australia’s chances in the upcoming four-Test series against India. In an interview with Sportstar, Gavaskar also praised India’s … Read more India vs Australia | Australia a different kettle of fish with Smith and Warner back: Gavaskar