Australian skipper Steve Smith has criticised Glenn Maxwell for his comments about Mathew Wade, dubbing them as "very disrespectful" and the mercurial all-rounder has been fined an undisclosed amount by the team leadership group. Maxwell had earlier this week expressed his disappointment with the fact that he is forced to bat below Wade in this year Victoria's Sheffield Shield side, saying it is" a little bit painful at times."
Australia's hard hitting batsman Glenn Maxwell was in hot waters after his "very disrespectful" comments about being demoted in Victoria's batting order to come in behind wicketkeeper Matthew Wade. Aussies captain Steve Smith, informed that outspoken Maxwell had been hit with an undisclosed fine by the team leadership group after his comments about his Victorian captain Wade.
Steve Smith, the Australian captain, and his fellow team leaders have fined all-rounder Glenn Maxwell after his "very disrespectful" comments about being demoted in Victoria's batting order to come in behind Matthew Wade. Maxwell, who unsuccessfully sought a move from Victoria to New South Wales before the Australian season, voiced his displeasure over batting at No.6 behind Wade, Victoria's wicketkeeper-captain, during a Sheffield Shield match against NSW last month on Thursday (December 1).
Controversial Australian allrounder Glenn Maxwell has been fined and given a public dressing down by captain Steve Smith in a distracting prelude to the start of the Chappell Hadlee Trophy series at the Sydney Cricket Ground tomorrow. Maxwell, who has dubbed himself the Big Show in the past, spoke out of turn about his national team mate, and Victorian state captain, Matt Wade this week.
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ALBANY -- A 26-year-old man is in serious condition after being hit by a car on New Scotland Avenue Wednesday, city police spokesman Officer Steve Smith said. The pedestrian was taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital after police responded to the 4:50 p.m. crash, Smith said. The crash occurred New Scotland Avenue near the intersection with South Manning Boulevard.
Steve Smith last month demanded his team show more resilience and in Hilton Cartwright he has been given a player who fits that bill. Cartwright, who is poised to make his international debut in the Chappell-Hadlee series, left his state teammates and coaches in awe last year when he batted not once but twice after tearing a muscle off the bone to save a Sheffield Shield game against Victoria.
The troubles plaguing the Australian Test team will have little bearing on their one-day side's performance in the three-match series against New Zealand starting on Sunday, according to Black Caps coach Mike Hesson. That defeat came on the back of a 5-0 one-day series loss in South Africa and a 3-0 Test series defeat in Sri Lanka, leading to plenty of questions being asked about administrators, management and the players.
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Australian captain Steve Smith has done a U-turn and is now endorsing the prospect of an historic day-night Ashes Test against England. But he has changed his tune and is happy to move with the times after leading Australia to victory over South Africa last week, making it two from two in pink-ball Tests at Adelaide Oval.
Australian captain Steve Smith has done a U-turn and is now endorsing the prospect of an historic day-night Ashes Test against England. Australia will host England in 2017/18 and Smith is certain the possibility of a day-night fixture in Adelaide "will be spoken about". Coach Darren Lehmann said the jury was still out on day-night Test cricket after its introduction last year when Australian beat New Zealand inside three days.