Find out about 1st-week cricket highlights for the month of December.
Joe Root comes up with an amazing performance in their match against New Zealand, notching a century to put England up top with a large lead in the first innings in the their second Test at Seddon Park. Steve Smith, on the other hand, went on a clutch performance as Australia grabbed a 287-run lead after bowling Pakistan out for 302.
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New Zealand hoped to get news on Trent Bould and Colin de Grandhomme's status in their Test series with Australia, which they won. Meanwhile, Jeetan Patel was named as England's Spin-Bowling Consultant. Patel is a former New Zealand cricketer and has played in all game formats.
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Following a 2-0 defeat in Down Under, Babar Azam received criticisms and comparisons as he failed to lead his team to a single win in the Test series. Imran Khan, however, vows to boost the team's morale after the disappointing loss that could have been the turnaround for the team this year.
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Pakistan is set to battle Sri Lanka on December 11th for the first-ever Test cricket on Pakistan since 2009. Pakistan has -212.77 on the cricket odds, while Sri Lanka has 178. Don’t miss the latest cricket odds with Betwala.
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