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Lee’s international career in numbers


July 13th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 13 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Brett Lee, who announced his retirement from international cricket Friday, played for his country for 13 years.Lee played in 76 Tests, 217 One-Day ... Read more...

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My chances are running out, says Marsh


January 17th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 17 (IANS) Australian batsman Shaun Marsh admitted he is in danger of losing his place in the Test side after a slew of failures in the ongoing series ... Read more...

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Cowan, Cummins, Pattinson likely to earn maiden CA contracts


January 9th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 8 (IANS) Opening batsmen Ed Cowan is likely to get a $100,000-plus pay rise and is all set to qualify for his maiden Cricket Australia (CA) deal.Besides Cowan, ... Read more...

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History beckons both India and Australia but spotlight remains on Tendulkar


January 2nd, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 2 (IANS) Both India and Australia will enter the history books when they play the 100th Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here Tuesday but the ... Read more...

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Australia will whitewash India, says McGrath


January 2nd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 2 (IANS) Fast bowling great Glenn McGrath has predicted that Australia will beat India 4-0 in the ongoing four-match series here Down Under.Australia thrashed India by 122 runs ... Read more...

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Will SCG’s 100th Test inspire Sachin to score a ton?


December 30th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 30 (IANS) The second cricket Test between India and Australia here next week will be an ideal platform for Sachin Tendulkar, arguably the greatest contemporary batsman, to ... Read more...

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Tendulkar rises to fourth in Test rankings, Siddle in top 10


December 30th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 30 (IANS) India's Sachin Tendulkar has moved two places to fourth in the latest International Cricket Council rankings for Test batsmen while the man who dismissed him ... Read more...

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Clarke expects Indian fightback in Sydney


December 29th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 29 (IANS) Australia captain Michael Clarke wants his team to be consistent throughout the series against a "formidable" Indian team, following their 122-run win in the first Test ... Read more...

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Our batting line-up flopped: Dhoni (Lead)


December 29th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 29 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Thursday attributed the team's 122-run loss in the first Test here to the failure of the batsmen and praised the ... Read more...

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We are tentative starters: Dhoni


December 29th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 29 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni conceded they are "tentative starters" on a tour and praised the Australian bowlers after their 122-run loss in first Test at ... Read more...

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Watson could miss entire series against India


December 27th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 27 (IANS) Australian star all-rounder Shane Watson's recovery from a calf injury has been slower than expected and he could miss the entire Test series against India.Watson was ... Read more...

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India have the edge, admits Haddin


December 27th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 27 (IANS) Australian wicket-keeper batsman Brad Haddin conceded that India are slightly ahead in the first Test, though Sachin Tendulkar's prized scalp in the day's last over ... Read more...

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Older players like Tendulkar inspire Ponting


December 27th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 27 (IANS) Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting Tuesday said older players like Sachin Tendulkar inspired him to score a flamboyant 62 in the first innings against India ... Read more...

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Warner, Marsh and Ponting victims of Yadav’s burst


December 26th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Umesh Yadav's fiery spell at the Boxing Day Test was reminiscent of his Indian teammate Ishant Sharma's spells of burst when India toured Down Under four ... Read more...

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Ponting’s was the best of my three wickets, says Yadav


December 26th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) India's fastest bowler on the Australia tour Umesh Yadav said he would cherish Ricky Ponting's scalp the most among his three wickets on the opening ... Read more...

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Cowan appeals to ICC for mandatory use of DRS


December 26th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Debutant Australian Opener Ed Cowan Monday appealed to the International Cricket Council (ICC) for mandatory use of the controversial Decision Review System (DRS) following two dubious ... Read more...

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Handling injuries Shaun Marsh’s biggest challenge: Moody


December 26th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Former Australian all-rounder Tom Moody, the man who transformed Shaun Marsh's career, feels that the young batsman's biggest challenge after giving up part lifestyle is his ... Read more...

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Yadav picks up three; Cowan, Ponting 50s take Australia to 170/3 (Second Lead)


December 26th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Indian pacer Umesh Yadav picked up three wickets but impressive half-centuries by debutant Ed Cowan and an under-pressure Ricky Ponting took Australia to 170 for three ... Read more...

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Katich resigns to his fate, says Cowan worthy successor


December 26th, 2011 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Simon Katich has finally resigned to his fate of being an ex-Test player and has backed his former New South Wales teammate Ed Cowan, who made ... Read more...

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Yadav strikes twice after Australia make a determined start (Second Lead)


December 26th, 2011 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) India pacer Umesh Yadav struck twice reducing Australia to 68 for two in the first innings on the first morning of the Boxing Day Test as ... Read more...

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India will find it tough in first two Tests: Akram


December 25th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram feels India may struggle against Australia in the first two Tests.The series begins with the Boxing Day Test at the ... Read more...

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Dhoni and Clarke have made politically correct statements (Comment)


December 25th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Michae Clarke have left the mind games to their teammates and their camp followers. The two have made politically correct statements before the Boxing Day Test.If ... Read more...

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Australia fully prepared for India: Haddin


December 25th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 25 (IANS) Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin says the team has put behind it the recent loss to New Zealand and is fully prepared to take on India in ... Read more...

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India may find Australian conditions difficult: Warner


December 24th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 24 (IANS) Explosive Australian opener David Warner feels that India's inability to adapt to conditions overseas and their mental frailty can be exposed in the Boxing Day Test ... Read more...

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Clarke asks his team to play fair against India


December 24th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 24 (IANS) Australian captain Michael Clarke has asked his teammates to play fair against India in the four-Test series starting Monday with the Boxing Day Test here, ... Read more...

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Getting big first innings score will be key: Laxman


December 23rd, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 23 (IANS) India's mainstay in the middle-order V.V.S. Laxman feels having a big first innings score will be crucial for the visitors' success in the four-match series ... Read more...

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Zaheer, Ishant fit and raring to go: Laxman


December 23rd, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 23 (IANS) Ending all speculations, veteran India batsman V.V.S. Laxman Friday said pacers Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma are "fully fit and raring to go" in the Boxing ... 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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Pattinson taps England bowling coach to tackle India


December 23rd, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 23 (IANS) Australia's young fast bowler James Pattinson is taking advice from England's bowling coach David Saker to plot the downfall of the famed Indian batting order ... Read more...

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We will keep India under pressure, says Hussey


December 23rd, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 23 (IANS) Australia's veteran Test batsman Mike Hussey said that Indians will be kept under pressure during the four-match Test series starting with the Boxing Day Test here ... Read more...

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Ponting or Hussey must make way: Taylor


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 22 (IANS) Former Test captain mark Taylor feels that either Ricky Ponting or Mike Hussey must make way for young all-rounder Dan Christian or recovering batsman Shaun Marsh ... Read more...

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Marsh stars as Scorchers thrash Renegades


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 22 (IANS) Australian Opener Shaun Marsh announced his return to fitness for the Boxing Day Test against India with an unbeaten 99 off 52 balls for Perth Scorchers ... Read more...

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Australian cricket’s gain in Christian is rugby’s loss


December 22nd, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 22 (IANS) Australian cricket's gain in all-rounder Dan Christian has been the loss for the country's National Rugby League (NRL).Christian has been selected for Australia in the Boxing ... Read more...

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Dravid fears Ponting’s comeback against India


December 21st, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 21 (IANS) India's batting great Rahul Dravid insists that the visitors fear a comeback from former Australian captain Ricky Ponting who, he said, was surely not on ... Read more...

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Everyone has to perform in the team now: Clarke


December 21st, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 21 (IANS) Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke feels that the selection of Ed Cowan has sent a strong message to all the the players - perform or perish."Ed ... Read more...

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