Delhi Capitals dealt with injuries to two key players – R Ashwin and Amit Mishra – in the first half of the tournament pretty efficiently but the third one seems to have left them, well, hamstrung. Rishabh Pant, who possibly injured his hamstring during their sixth game, didn’t make it…Read More Alex Carey for ‘injured’ Rishabh Pant not a straight swap for Delhi Capitals
“I used to be with it, but then they changed what it was. Now what I’m with isn’t it, and what’s it seems weird and scary to me, and it’ll happen to you, too.”Many a cricketer at the mercy of selection whims will find something empathetic in Grandpa Simpson’s line…Read More Alex Carey fights against Josh Philippe’s rising tide in wicketkeeper succession
Melbourne’s lockdown, in the cause of stemming the Covid-19 pandemic, has taken much away from a previously vibrant city. One thing it has gifted Australian cricket, however, is clarity about the role Glenn Maxwell is playing for the ODI team, a little more than a year after the absence of…Read More England v Australia, 3rd ODI, 2020
At the third time of asking in a tight chase, Australia’s middle order got them across the line. After making a mess of things in Port Elizabeth back in February and the opening match of this series they threatened a repeat as Adil Rashid spun them round corners, but Mitchell…Read More Do Australia know their best middle for T20s?
Game one Finch XI 166 for 8 (Finch 53, Wade 50, Agar 3-26) beat Cummins XI 143 for 6 (Carey 50*) by 23 runsGame two Finch XI 229 for 3 (Carey 107, Labuschagne 100) beat Cummins XI 197 (Stoinis 68, Lyon 4-29) by 32 runsAlex Carey enjoyed a prolific day…Read More Alex Carey and Marnus Labuschagne hit centuries in Australia’s T20 warm-up