Kohli hails courageous Maxwell for taking mental health break

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2,551 total views, 1 views today “India captain Virat Kohli gestures during training at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore Wednesday before the first Test against Bangladesh. ©AFP” /> Indore (India) (AFP) – India skipper Virat Kohli Wednesday lauded Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell’s courage to take a break from cricket because of mental health issues and said international players should be looked after. Maxwell, one of the world’s best batsman in the shortest format, left Australia’s Twenty20 squad last month during a series against touring Sri Lanka. The move by the 31-year-old Maxwell…

Bancroft, Burns back as Ashes flops axed for Pakistan Tests

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2,747 total views, 1 views today “Recalled: Australia’s Cameron Bancroft. ©AFP” /> Sydney (AFP) – Cameron Bancroft and Joe Burns got the nod Thursday for Australia’s Test squad to face Pakistan, with Usman Khawaja and Marcus Harris axed after flopping during the Ashes series against England. Bowling allrounder Michael Neser was also included as a back-up to the formidable pace attack of Josh Hazelwood, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and James Pattinson. Bancroft was only rushed into the Australia A team at the last minute this week when Nic Maddinson pulled out to…