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Australian cricket team to play Afghanistan next month


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 2 (IANS) World No.1 ODI team, Australia will play the emerging Afghanistan in the Middle East next month in the latest step that recognises Afghanistan's increasing importance in ... Read more...

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Australian capital to host maiden ODI


June 8th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Canberra, June 8 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government announced Friday that the men's cricket team will play its first ever one-day international match here ... Read more...

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‘Ponting contemplating retirement from ODIs’


February 20th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) National selector John Inverarity said Monday that it was unlikely that former skipper Ricky Ponting would be able to make his way back to the ... Read more...

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I’ve been dropped, not rested: Haddin


January 31st, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Melboure, Jan 31 (IANS) Australia's National Selection Panel (NSP) chairman John Inverarity inists that ODI wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has been rested but the Test vice captain feels he has been ... Read more...

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Ponting wants to carry on even after India series


December 28th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 28 (IANS) Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting indicated Wednesday that he has no intentions of hanging up his boots after the Test series against India.Ponting, third all-time ... Read more...

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Arthur tells Ponting and Hussey to perform or perish


December 20th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 20 (IANS) Australia coach Mickey Arthur acknowledges that the presence of Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey is important for the development of the side in transition but says ... Read more...

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India will remember Roebuck for his indictment of Australian team


November 13th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-commentator Peter Roebuck, who died in a Cape Town hotel Saturday night, will be best remembered in India for his indictment of Ricky Ponting ... Read more...

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Former Australian players blast Clarke’s men


November 12th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 12 (IANS) The Australian cricket team has come under heavy criticism from former players after their embarrassing eight wicket loss to South Africa in the first Test at ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia appoints Marsh, Bichel as selectors


November 10th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 10 (IANS) Former players Rodney Marsh and Andy Bichel will be the two new faces in Cricket Australia's (CA) re-structured national selection panel.The duo will work under chairman ... Read more...

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Nielsen resigns as coach of Australian cricket team


September 20th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Sep 20 (IANS) Tim Nielsen Tuesday stepped down from his position as head coach of the Australian cricket team, ending his tenure with the side's Test and One-day series ... Read more...

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Australia boycott of Sri Lanka will hit world cricket: Muralidharan


July 14th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 14 (IANS) Spin legend Muttiah Muralidharan feels the screening of "Four Corners", a graphic Channel 4 documentary about atrocities committed during the end of the Sri Lankan ... Read more...

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Lee happy with Australia’s coaching support staff


July 12th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) Australian speedster Brett Lee feels the introduction of Justin Langer, Steve Rixon and Craig McDermott in the coaching support staff has made a big difference in ... Read more...

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Steve Rixon appointed Australia’s fielding coach


June 28th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 28 (IANS) Former wicket-keeper Steve Rixon was Tuesday appointed as the Australian cricket team's fielding coach.Rixon, who played Test and one-day cricket for Australia during the late 1970s ... Read more...

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Axeing of Katich is unfathomable: McGain


June 16th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 16 (IANS) Australia's veteran leg-spinner Bryce McGain, who was discarded after playing a Test, feels the axeing of Test batsman Simon Katich shows the "blatant ageism" by ... Read more...

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Former players back Katich; why sack only him, asks Warne


June 9th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 9 (IANS) Spin legend Shane Warne feels that Simon Katich should not have been the only 30-plus cricketer left out from Cricket Australia (CA) central contracts.Warne stopped short ... Read more...

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When a quadriplegic inspired Gilchrist to script cricket history


April 23rd, 2011 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Not many may know, but it was a few words of motivation from a quadriplegic patient that inspired Australian cricket legend Adam Gilchrist to lead ... Read more...

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Buchanan confident about cricket success for New Zealand


April 17th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Wellingron, Apr. 17 (ANI): New Zealand Cricket Director John Buchanan has expressed confidence about delivering success for the Black Caps sooner than later, and added that he is sure that he can ... Read more...

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Signing of Buchanan as director seen as a coup for Kiwi cricket


April 17th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Apr. 17 (ANI): In signing former Australian cricket team coach John Buchanan as the national director of cricket on Friday, New Zealand Cricket has potentially pulled off a coup.His ... Read more...

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Ex-Oz coach Buchanan set to take over Kiwi cricket


April 12th, 2011 - 8:02 am ICT by ANI
Wellington (New Zealand), Apr.12 (ANI): Former Australian cricket team coach John Buchanan is almost certain to be appointed New Zealand Cricket's first director of cricket.The cricket board is expected to rubber ... Read more...

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White has to trust his hitting skills to end form slump: Nielsen


April 11th, 2011 - 8:19 am ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Apr. 11 (ANI): Australian cricket team coach Tim Nielsen has urged middle-order batsman Cameron White to hit the ball like he means it to get out of his form slump.Nielsen said ... Read more...

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Coach Nielsen believes ex-skipper Ponting is ready to fire


April 11th, 2011 - 8:15 am ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Apr.11 (ANI): Australian cricket team coach Tim Nielsen believes Ricky Ponting is ready to fire against Bangladesh in Monday's one-dayer.Ponting sped to 34 before being run out in Saturday's 60-run ... Read more...

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Public should give ‘Pup’ Clarke a fair go


April 9th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr.9 (ANI): Former Australian fast bowler Stuart Clark has said that the sport crazy Australian public should give the country's 43rd cricket captain Michael Clarke all the support to enable ... Read more...

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India salutes cricket World Cup heroes


April 3rd, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai/Delhi, Apr 3 (ANI): Cricket fans across the nation cheered Team India and conveyed their best wishes a day after they lifted the tenth Cricket World Cup with a six-wicket victory ... Read more...

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Clarke named new Australia captain


March 30th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 30 (IANS) Michael Clarke was Wednesday appointed Australia's new Test and One-Day International captain following Ricky Ponting's decision to step down.All-rounder Shane Watson is the new Test ... Read more...

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Wise Ponting realised that clinging onto Oz captaincy could have finished him


March 30th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar. 30 (ANI): Ricky Ponting realised that clinging on to the Test and one-day captaincy following one of the worst periods of Australian cricket would be stretching things too far.According ... Read more...

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Clarke has many challenges as Australian Cricket captain


March 30th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar.30 (ANI): Pressure mounts on Michael Clarke who has been appointed as the Australian cricket team's captain after Ricky Ponting bowed to pressure and quit the captaincy, following the team's early ... Read more...

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“I’m not going to be the new Ricky Ponting”, says new Australian captain Clarke


March 30th, 2011 - 10:19 am ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 30(ANI): Michael Clarke has taken over the Australian Test and one-day cricket captaincy from Ricky Ponting, who stepped down following his World Cup campaign debacle, with Shane Watson being named ... Read more...

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Ponting quits as captain, wants Clarke to succeed him


March 29th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 29 (IANS) Ricky Ponting Tuesday quit as captain of the Australian cricket team, but expressed a desire to continue playing international cricket.Ponting, 36, made the announcement at ... Read more...

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Ponting’s inspirational impact can lead Oz cricket back to its former glory: Langer


March 28th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 28(ANI): Former Australian batsman Justin Langer believes that captain Ricky Ponting is the right man to lead Australian cricket back to its former glory despite the national team's World Cup ... Read more...

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Retain veterans to revive Oz Test cricket: Hopes


March 16th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 16 (ANI): To help revive the Australian Test team's fortunes which is on a downward slide, Queensland captain James Hopes has appealed for the retention of older players in Sheffield ... Read more...

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Falling standard of Sheffield Shield biggest problem of Oz cricket: Ponting


March 13th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Bengaluru, Mar 13 (ANI): Skipper Ricky Ponting has said that the biggest problem facing the Australian cricket team is the falling standard of the Sheffield Shield.While Ponting will tell members of ... Read more...

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Oz minister treats bet claims involving Australian team with caution


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 2 (ANI): Australia's Sports Minister Mark Arbib has asked to treat with caution reports about a betting probe into the Australian cricket team's slow start in a World Cup match. ... Read more...

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Australian cricket team laugh’s off spot-fixing charges (Lead)


March 1st, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 1 (IANS) The Australian team Tuesday strongly refuted media reports that the International Cricket Council (ICC) was investigating their opening World Cup match against Zimbabwe for potential spot-fixing.Australia's Brad Haddin ... Read more...

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World Cup: Australia rubbish reports of spot-fixing


March 1st, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 1 (IANS) The Australian cricket team Tuesday rubbished media reports that the International Cricket Council (ICC) was investigating their opening World Cup match against Zimbabwe on potential spot-fixing.The slow batting ... Read more...

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Border has credentials to takeover as Oz cricket coach: Jones


February 12th, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb.12 (ANI): Should current Australian cricket team coach Tim Neilsen be axed, then former captain Allan Border must be among the frontrunners to take on the assignment, says former middle-order batsman ... Read more...

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