Latest Cricket News Updates https://m.cricwaves.appspot.com Latest news from m.cricwaves.appspot.com (c)m.cricwaves.appspot.com en-gb Tue 19 Oct 2021 Steve Smith will bat in the top 3 for DC, if he plays: Ricky Ponting https://m.cricwaves.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/HCuRKsyFhe_drh-sevawcirc/steve-smith-will-bat-in-the-top-3-for-dc-if-he-plays-ricky-ponting.html Former Australian captain and Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting has revealed that Steve Smith will bat in the top three if he gets into the playing XI in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Smith captained Rajasthan Royals last year but was released by the franchise ahead of the auction after RR finished last in IPL 2020. Will rewind and play Steve Smith run-out as this is my best effort: Ravindra Jadeja https://m.cricwaves.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/zMtJgC7dAr_drh-sevawcirc/will-rewind-and-play-steve-smith-run-out-as-this-is-my-best-effort-ravindra-jadeja.html Ravindra Jadeja came up with a brilliant bowling and fielding effort to seize the advantage for India on Day 2 of the SCG Test against Australia. Resuming the day at 166 for 2, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne took Australia past 200 before the left-arm spinner struck by having the latter caught for 91. With an opening available, Jadeja went on to dismiss Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon to finish with figures of 4 for 62. After Steve Smith reached 131 and was looking good for much more, Jadeja ran him out with a brilliant direct hit, coming rushing in from deep square leg. Australia all-out for 338. Virat Kohli and Steve Smith are the best: Williamson after achieving No.1 Test ranking https://m.cricwaves.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/oFKVE1GZcA_drh-sevawcirc/virat-kohli-and-steve-smith-are-the-best-williamson-after-achieving-no1-test-ranking.html New Zealand captain Kane Williamson ended 2020 as the No.1 batsman in Test cricket as the latest ICC Men’s Test Rankings were released on Thursday. Williamson moved past Indian captain Virat Kohli and Aussie run-machine Steve Smith to occupy the top slot. India have quality replacements for Kohli, Sharma, asserts Steve Smith https://m.cricwaves.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/eUksSSxUaW_drh-sevawcirc/india-have-quality-replacements-for-kohli-sharma-asserts-steve-smith.html Star Australian batsman Steve Smith feels the absence of skipper Virat Kohli and opener Rohit Sharma is not likely to hurt India much in the upcoming series as they have quality replacements available. While Rohit will miss the entire limited-overs series and at least two of the four Tests, Kohli will return to India after the first Test for the birth of his child. Hugely disappointing IPL 2020 not taking place in India: Steve Smith https://m.cricwaves.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/UKrS7wK1PP_drh-sevawcirc/hugely-disappointing-ipl-2020-not-taking-place-in-india-steve-smith.html Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith has expressed disappointment at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 not being held in India due to the coronavirus pandemic. He did add though that the conditions in Dubai might be like that in India. How Australia Have Risen Back to the Top of World Rankings https://m.cricwaves.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/hzm3dIcKHp_drh-sevawcirc/how-australia-have-risen-back-to-the-top-of-world-rankings.html There is a familiar look again to the ICC Test World Rankings as Australia, like they did for large parts of the 90s and 00s, hold the top spot ahead of New Zealand and India respectively. Steve Smith backs Nicholas Pooran on tampering ban: ‘He’ll learn from his mistake and move past it’ https://m.cricwaves.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/fLkKS76ExN_drh-sevawcirc/steve-smith-backs-nicholas-pooran-on-tampering-ban-hell-learn-from-his-mistake-and-move-past-it.html Former Australia captain Steve Smith, who was handed a one-year ban for ball-tampering, played down the lighter ban of four matches given to West Indian wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran for a similar offence. Steve Smith vs Virat Kohli ‘greatest’ debate: Jonty Rhodes fields the tough question https://m.cricwaves.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/5wD8ks0sZi_drh-sevawcirc/steve-smith-vs-virat-kohli-greatest-debate-jonty-rhodes-fields-the-tough-question.html The debate over who is the better batsman between Steve Smith and Virat Kohli continues to divide opinion. Smith, the former Aussie skipper, had a sensational run in England