Australia’s Matthew Wade rues missed opportunities after Test omission | Cricket News – Times of India

Australian batsman Matthew Wade said he was not looking for an explanation from the national selectors after being dropped from the Test squad, knowing he had enough opportunities to keep his place in the team. Wade, 33, got several starts in the recent 1-2 home series defeat by India – with four scores above 30 … Read more Australia’s Matthew Wade rues missed opportunities after Test omission | Cricket News – Times of India

WTC final: Hopefully, England can do ‘good job’ for us, says Josh Hazlewood | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood has said he is hoping for England to stun India in the ongoing four-match series so that the Tim Paine-led side manages to reach the final of the World Test Championship (WTC). Earlier, Australia’s three-match series against South Africa got postponed due to Covid-19, and as a result, the side … Read more WTC final: Hopefully, England can do ‘good job’ for us, says Josh Hazlewood | Cricket News – Times of India

Tim Paine: Cricket Australia defends Tim Paine, says commentary on his future as Test captain ‘wide of the mark’ | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia (CA) on Wednesday strongly defended under-fire Test captain Tim Paine following back-to-back home series defeats to India, saying “some of the commentary surrounding his position has been wide of the mark”. Though Paine did well with the bat, his captaincy and his performance behind the stumps attracted criticism in the wake of … Read more Tim Paine: Cricket Australia defends Tim Paine, says commentary on his future as Test captain ‘wide of the mark’ | Cricket News – Times of India

Australian media hails India’s historic Test series win | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISBANE: The Australian media on Tuesday hailed India’s stupendous Test series win, terming it as one of the finest come from-behind victories, with the Adelaide debacle culminating into “Indian summer” at the Gabba. An injury-ravaged India beat Australia by three wickets in the series-deciding fourth Test here, a month after the Adelaide debacle where the … Read more Australian media hails India’s historic Test series win | Cricket News – Times of India

Still want to lead Australia, making WTC final still achievable: Paine

Brisbane: After stumbling to a 2-1 series loss against India, Australia skipper Tim Paine on Tuesday said that he still wants to lead the side to the finals of the World Test Championship (WTC). On Tuesday, Australia’s fortress — The Gabba — was finally breached. It took 32 years and two months, but the unthinkable … Read more Still want to lead Australia, making WTC final still achievable: Paine

Test captaincy is Smith’s chance for redemption: Healy | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISBANE: Legendary wicketkeeper Ian Healy wants to see former Australia captain Steve Smith return to the top job in Tests and seek “redemption”, saying he has paid a “heavy price for not doing much” during the ball-tampering scandal. Smith and vice-captain David Warner had resigned in the aftermath of the scandal during the Cape Town … Read more Test captaincy is Smith’s chance for redemption: Healy | Cricket News – Times of India

No stopping the Newcomers: Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur keep India in contention | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISBANE: Debutant Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur punched above their weight with splendid half-centuries to keep Australia at bay and India bullish after an engrossing third day’s play in the series-deciding fourth Test here on Sunday. Australia’s openers — David Warner (20) and Marcus Harris (1) — saw out six overs, and extended the home … Read more No stopping the Newcomers: Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur keep India in contention | Cricket News – Times of India

India vs Australia 4th Test, Day 2: Rohit Sharma’s dismissal puts India on backfoot after rookie attack restricts Australia to 369 | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISBANE: Rohit Sharma‘s indiscreet shot selection pegged India back after rookie bowling attack restricted Australia to 369 on a rain-curtailed second day of the fourth Test on Saturday. With heavy thundershowers preventing any play in the post tea session, India ended the day at 62 for two. Rohit was elegant as ever in his 44 … Read more India vs Australia 4th Test, Day 2: Rohit Sharma’s dismissal puts India on backfoot after rookie attack restricts Australia to 369 | Cricket News – Times of India

India vs Australia: For Oz attack too, it’s survival of the fittest | Cricket News – Times of India

382.1! That’s the incredible number of overs the Aussie pace trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins have bowled since they lined up against the Indian batsmen in the first ODI in Sydney almost two months ago. Add to that 128 overs bowled by off-spinner Nathan Lyon in the three Test matches and … Read more India vs Australia: For Oz attack too, it’s survival of the fittest | Cricket News – Times of India

Gavaskar is entitled to his opinion but it doesn’t affect me: Tim Paine

Paine tried to unsettle Ravichandran Ashwin by sledging the Indian spinner and Gavaskar promptly termed it “unbefitting of national team captain.” Australia captain Tim Paine wouldn’t engage in a war of words with Sunil Gavaskar, saying the legendary Indian’s critical assessment of his leadership doesn’t bother him one bit. On the last day of the … Read more Gavaskar is entitled to his opinion but it doesn’t affect me: Tim Paine