Latest Cricket News Updates http://cricwaves.com Latest news from cricwaves.com (c)cricwaves.com en-gb Sat 22 Feb 2020 Steve Smith backs Nicholas Pooran on tampering ban: ‘He’ll learn from his mistake and move past it’ http://cricwaves.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 http://cricwaves.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 Saw Archer at IPL last year, realized he is special: Smith http://cricwaves.com/cricket/news/articles/VEh5rx4l19_drh-sevawcirc/saw-archer-at-ipl-last-year-realized-he-is-special-smith.html England bounced back to claim The Oval Test by 135 runs on Sunday. Chasing an improbable target of 399, Australia folded up for 263 Ashes 2019 5th Test preview: England battle Smith headache, self-doubts one last time http://cricwaves.com/cricket/news/articles/pfCUv6OOOv_drh-sevawcirc/ashes-2019-5th-test-preview-england-battle-smith-headache-self-doubts-one-last-time.html The Ashes 2019 is well and truly Australia’s after yet another stupendous show by Steve Smith at the Old Trafford. Following the Ben Stokes miracle at Headingley against a Smith-less Australia Incredibly proud of the way I've performed: Steve Smith after Australia clinch Ashes 2019 http://cricwaves.com/cricket/news/articles/se3m1r1NNv_drh-sevawcirc/incredibly-proud-of-the-way-ive-performed-steve-smith-after-australia-clinch-ashes-2019.html Australia retained the Ashes by overpowering England by 185 runs in the fourth Test at Manchester on Sunday. On the final day, the hosts crumbled to 197 Steve Smith after blasting 211: England's short bowling meant they can't hit my pads or nick me off http://cricwaves.com/cricket/news/articles/W9bcU5Ri2M_drh-sevawcirc/steve-smith-after-blasting-211-englands-short-bowling-meant-they-cant-hit-my-pads-or-nick-me-off.html England continued to suffer from Steve Smith's insatiable appetite for runs as he slammed his third Ashes double hundred to put Australia in a position of dominance. Ashes 4th Test preview: Steve Smith returns as Australia look to recover from Ben bashing http://cricwaves.com/cricket/news/articles/kRtl5vcBeT_drh-sevawcirc/ashes-4th-test-preview-steve-smith-returns-as-australia-look-to-recover-from-ben-bashing.html With the series surprisingly tied 1-1 courtesy Ben Stokes' Headingley miracle, England would now want to stay alive with another victory at Old Trafford. Blow to Steve Smith's neck brings back grim reminder of Philip Hughes tragedy http://cricwaves.com/cricket/news/articles/RF15AT7quz_drh-sevawcirc/blow-to-steve-smiths-neck-brings-back-grim-reminder-of-philip-hughes-tragedy.html Steve Smith narrowly missed out on a third consecutive Ashes hundred as he was dismissed for 92. However, the talking point of the match at Lord's was the blow to Smith at the back of the head