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West Indies bring back Darren Bravo for T20 World Cup


August 23rd, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
St. John's (Antigua), Aug 23 (IANS/CMC) The return of left-handed stroke-maker Darren Bravo is the only difference in an otherwise predictable 15-man squad for next month's Twenty20 World Cup in Sri ... Read more...

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West Indies speedster Roach ready to face Kiwis


July 24th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
St. John's (Antigua), July 24 (IANS/CMC) Fit-again fast bowler Kemar Roach says he is looking to make a big impact when he returns to the Test side for the ... Read more...

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Edwards out, Ramdin returns as Windies vice captain


July 23rd, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
St. John's (Antigua), July 23 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies selectors have announced a largely predictable squad for the opening Test against New Zealand starting here Wednesday, with the erratic Denesh ... Read more...

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Shillingford nabs five but Kiwis battle to draw


July 23rd, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
St. John's (Antigua), July 23 (IANS/CMC) Off-spinner Shane Shillingford's five-wicket haul on the final day of the three-day match against New Zealand Sunday was not enough to earn him ... Read more...

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Roach makes bright return as Black Caps struggle


July 21st, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
St. John's (Antigua), July 21 (IANS/CMC) West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach made a successful return to action following injury, producing a four-wicket haul to limit New Zealand on a ... Read more...

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Best thrilled at role in series victory


July 16th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Basseterre (St Kitts), July 16 (IANS/CMC) Fast bowler Tino Best said he knew his second spell in Saturday's fourth One-Day International against New Zealand would have been crucial ... Read more...

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Black Caps say Gayle’s wicket is key to winning series


July 9th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), July 9 (IANS/CMC) Desperate New Zealand have placed a large bounty on the head of in-form West Indies opener Chris Gayle.They believe getting the big-hitting left-hander cheaply will ... Read more...

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Taylor working on fitness with hopes of recall


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), July 3 (IANS/CMC) Injury-prone West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor says he is working his way back to full fitness, as he targets a recall to the Caribbean side. ... Read more...

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Discarded Sarwan scores second century for Leicestershire


May 17th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Leicester, May 17 (IANS/CMC) Even as West Indies prepare to field a novice top order in the first Test against England, discarded batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan, a seasoned former member of their ... Read more...

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Sans Zaheer, India’s bowling attack will be in trouble: Clarke


December 23rd, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 23 (IANS) Australian captain Michael Clarke feels that without pace spearhead Zaheer Khan, the Indian bowling attack will be surely in great trouble during the four-match Test ... Read more...

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Starc,Pattinson likely to play India in Boxing Day Test


December 7th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 7 (IANS) Promising Australian fast bowlers Mitchell Starc and James Pattinson, both 21, look all set to be in the team that will play India in the Boxing ... Read more...

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Tendulkar back; big chance for India’s GenNext against Windies


November 5th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) It is not yet India's GenNext team, only injuries forced the selectors to inject fresh blood in the bowling attack. Still, the focus in ... Read more...

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I have the form to rattle South Africa: Johnson


October 6th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 6 (IANS) Australia's pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson says his lacklustre performance in Sri Lanka was more a case of bad luck and that he is in form to ... Read more...

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Pakistani cricketers face London trial for spot-fixing


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) The trio of Pakistani cricketers -- Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer -- Tuesday will face the trial on the spot-fixing charges during the Test ... Read more...

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Chanderpaul torments Yorkshire with century


September 2nd, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS/CMC) Veteran left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul hammered his second successive century as Warwickshire flourished on the second day of their County Championship game against Yorkshire Thursday. The former West ... Read more...

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India looks to Sehwag to shore up batting


August 4th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Northampton, Aug 4 (IANS) All eyes will be on Virender Sehwag as the Indian cricket team look to get their act together in their two-day match against Northants beginning ... Read more...

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Zaheer ruled out of second Test; Gambhir doubtful


July 28th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Nottingham, July 28 (IANS) India spearhead Zaheer Khan has been ruled out of the second Test because of hamstring injury, skipper Mahendera Singh Dhoni confirmed Thursday.The second Test begins ... Read more...

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Lord’s Test: England got away lightly losing only one wicket (Lunch report)


July 21st, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Indian pacers bowled a tad short and lost a bit of an advantage in seaming English conditions as the hosts treaded cautiously to reach 43/1 ... Read more...

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Strauss has no technical flaw against left arm pacers: Flower


June 9th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) England coach Andy Flower has said there is no technical flaw in the batting of England captain Andrew Strauss who is struggling for form in the ... Read more...

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Bollinger says he is fit to play in IPL


April 5th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 5 (ANI): Australian fast bowler Doug Bollinger has said he is fit to play for defending champions Chennai Supoer Kings when the Indian Premier League starts this week.Reports emerged ... Read more...

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Oz ODI woes on Indian sub-continent grossly exaggerated: Fox Sports


March 24th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 24(ANI): The myth of Australia's woes on the Indian sub-continent is grossly exaggerated, especially when it comes to their one-day record, according to Fox Sports."The Aussies have lost only seven ... Read more...

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Dhoni clarifies Team India was ‘not ready mentally,’ not fatigued for Oz friendly


February 15th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Feb 15 (ANI): Rejecting reports that India's jam-packed itinerary had taken a physical toll on the players, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said that the team is not fatigued, adding ... Read more...

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Oz coaching set-up needs overhaul: Bracken


January 29th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan.29 (ANI): Retired left-arm swing bowler Nathan Bracken wants Australian cricket's coaching setup to be overhauled so players can spend more time with individual mentors.Bracken signed off tearfully on Saturday, a ... Read more...

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Tuffey replaces injured McKay in New Zealand test squad


January 5th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 5 (ANI): Auckland seam bowler Daryl Tuffey has replaced the injured Andy McKay in the New Zealand squad for the first cricket test against Pakistan.Tuffey's promotion was confirmed ... Read more...

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Bollinger backed for a successful return


December 31st, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 31 (IANS) Australian left-arm quick Doug Bollinger has been backed to make a successful return to Test cricket in the fifth and final Ashes Test against England starting Monday.Dumped after ... Read more...

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Vaughan: Cocky England took foot off the gas at Perth


December 20th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 20 (ANI): Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan believes that Andrew Strauss's boys took their foot off the gas to let Australia run away with the Perth Test.He believes that ... Read more...

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Anderson’s sledging ‘fired me up’ in Perth Ashes Test: Johnson


December 18th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Perth, Dec 18(ANI): Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has credited his England counterpart James Anderson's persistent sledging for inspiring his six-wicket haul that has revived the home team's Ashes campaign.Anderson sledged Johnson ... Read more...

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‘On fire’ Johnson dramatically swings Perth Test back in Australia’s favour


December 17th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Perth, Dec 17(ANI): Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson's six-wicket haul did the principal damage on Friday as England were bowled out for 187 on day two of the third Ashes Test being ... Read more...

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Ponting to be tested over Johnson’s poor form


November 29th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane (Australia), Nov.29 (ANI): Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting could face an intriguing test of loyalty when it comes to left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, who has been in poor form with ... Read more...

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Johnson burdened by ‘leader of the pack’ tag: Buchanan


November 17th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 17 (ANI): Out of form pacer Mitchell Johnson, who has long been considered as Australia's main attack bowler in Tests, has been burdened with the "leader of the pack" tag, ... Read more...

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Out-of-sorts Johnson must call on experience to rediscover form before Ashes


November 9th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov. 9 (ANI): Australia's pace ace Mitchell Johnson quickly needs to rediscover his deadly rhythm before the Ashes series against England gets underway.In his previous campaign against the old enemy last ... Read more...

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Bollinger and Siddle to fight for final pacer slot in Oz team for Ashes opener


November 4th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 4 (ANI): The Australian selectors are still undecided over the choice of the third fast bowler, as they decide the make-up of the team's pace attack for the first Test ... Read more...

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Pietersen’s ego will get the better of him: Bollinger


October 29th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 29 (IANS) Australian pace sensation Doug Bollinger says he would not have to resort to sledging against Kevin Pietersen as the star batsman's ego will let him down in the ... Read more...

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Kolkata Knight Riders sign 6′10 giant Pak fast bowler on Akram’s recommendation


August 10th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata/Lahore, Aug 10(ANI): Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has signed the 6'10 giant Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Irfan on the recommendation of team's bowling coach Wasim Akram.Addressing the ... Read more...

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Ponting’s decision to bat ’shocking’: Umar Gul


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Leeds (UK), July 22 (ANI): Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul has described Ricky Ponting's decision to bat first in the second Test at Headingley as 'shocking' after the Australia recorded their second ... Read more...

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