‘The hardest day’s cricket I’ve ever had in my life’ – Tim Paine reflects on Australia’s record defeat | Cricket Bats | England

Tim Paine described playing in Australia’s heaviest ODI loss as the “hardest day” of cricket he had ever experienced. England’s 242-run victory – their biggest winning margin in an ODI – secured an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series and left the Australian side, depleted through injury and suspensions, reeling. Spearheaded by centuries for

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Josh Hazlewood: Australia’s ‘focus only on results’ led to ball-tampering scandal | Cricket Bats | Australia

Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has suggested that a win at all costs mentality played a part in the deterioration of the team’s on-field behaviour which ultimately led to the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. On field antics had already raised eyebrows during the Ashes and earlier in the series against South Africa – Nathan

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‘Berating and belittling’ axed, says Tim Paine, as Australia’s cricketers find their true selves | Cricket Bats | Australia

“Berating and belittling” opponents is out of bounds in the new era of Australia’s cricketers according to their new captain Tim Paine, who has admitted that the side previously led by Steven Smith had at times been trying to live up to the perceived, ugly image of the national team rather than being themselves. The

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