Steve Smith looking forward to ‘great tours’, eight Tests in sub-continent

Star Australian batsman Steve Smith is trying ahead to a “bodily, psychological and emotional” battle when his workforce excursions the sub-continent for eight Checks, together with 4 in opposition to India, as a part of the World Take a look at Championship. As a result of COVID-19 pandemic, Australia’s solely away Checks within the inaugural … Read more

WTA, ATP tours: Asian tennis tourneys off because of COVID

The WTA and ATP excursions each canceled tennis tournaments scheduled in China and Japan later this 12 months though the ladies’s circuit stated its WTA Finals are “nonetheless below dialogue.” The WTA stated it needed to scrap plans for occasions in Asia that usually comply with the U.S. Open late within the season due to … Read more

IPL return will be ‘hard to justify’ for players who have withdrawn from international tours: Aaron Finch

“Stunned” to see a few of his teammates withdraw from the nation’s upcoming white-ball excursions, restricted overs skipper Aaron Finch feels Australian gamers may have a tough time to justify their participation within the second half of the postponed IPL 2021, given the hectic nationwide schedule. The nation’s seven high cricketers together with the likes … Read more

Warner, Maxwell, Cummins among seven Australian IPL returnees to pull out of WI and Bangladesh tours

Seven prime Australian cricketers who not too long ago performed within the IPL have pulled in a foreign country’s white-ball tour of West Indies and Bangladesh. The 2 excursions are a part of staff’s preparations for the T20 World Cup later this yr. David Warner, Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Marcus Stoinis … Read more

Ashton Agar not surprised by top Aussie players potentially withdrawing from upcoming tours

Australia spinner Ashton Agar is “not stunned” that the nation’s main cricketers might choose out of the upcoming winter excursions, saying such breaks are inevitable contemplating the impression of lonely quarantines on gamers’ psychological well being in the course of the pandemic. Australian cricketers spent 14-days in quarantine in Sydney earlier than reuniting with their … Read more