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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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Didn’t play as we would have hoped, admits White


August 7th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Pallekele (Sri Lanka), Aug 7 (IANS) Australia's Twenty20 captain Cameron White was frustrated at his team's 35-run loss in the Twenty20 match against Sri Lanka here Saturday night.Sri Lanka captain ... Read more...

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Katich among seven players to lose Australian contract


June 8th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 8 (IANS) Australian opening batsman Simon Katich is among seven players who have lost their central contracts. Cricket Australia (CA) has set its focus on blooding youngsters and ... Read more...

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Seven Australian cricketers including Ponting on road to recovery


May 26th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 26 (IANS) Seven Australian cricketers including former captain Ricky Ponting are making good progress following surgery in their attempts to get fit for Australia's Test tour of Sri ... Read more...

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Proteas keeper Boucher to replace hurt Haddin in KKR squad


May 1st, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 1 (ANI): Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has left the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchisee Kolkata Knightriders (KKR) after fracturing his finger.Haddin has been carrying the injury since the one-day tour ... Read more...

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Oz players’ head to IPL after beating Bangladesh 3-0 in ODIs


April 14th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 14 (ANI): Most Australian players are heading off to join their India Premier League sides after beating Bangladesh 3-0 in just concluded ODI series.The Australian players have a break until ... Read more...

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Oz pacer Hastings has a point to prove in Bangladesh


April 9th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Apr. 9 (ANI): Australian fast bowler John Hastings says he has a point to prove during the cricket team's tour of Bangladesh, especially after the World Cup quarterfinal exit.Hastings admitted he ... Read more...

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Selectors hand Clarke a squad of veterans for Bangladesh tour


April 7th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr. 7 (ANI): Australia's National Selection Panel (NSP) has handed new captain Michael Clarke a squad of veterans for the three-match tour of Bangladesh.According to Fox Sports, of Australia's 14-man squad, ... Read more...

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Kochi Tuskers promo video to be unveiled Wednesday


April 5th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, April 5 (IANS) With just three days left for its maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) appearance, Kochi Tuskers Kerala are all set to launch the team logo and promotional ... Read more...

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Former Oz Test stars want youth into Australian one-day cricket team


March 27th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 27 (ANI): Former Test stars have called for Michael Clarke to be handed the one-day captaincy in the next fortnight as pressure intensifies on national selectors to inject new blood ... Read more...

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Ponting defends pace gamble in World Cup


March 26th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Mar. 26 (ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting has defended his decision to go into the quarterfinal match against India with his pace arsenal, and rejected suggestions that Brett Lee, Shaun Tait ... Read more...

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David Hussey must play in WC quarterfinal against India in place of Krejza: Border


March 24th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 24(ANI): Former Australian captain Allan Border has urged selectors to include all-rounder David Hussey in place of off-spinner Jason Krejza for today's World Cup quarterfinal against India at Ahmedabad's Sardar ... Read more...

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WC 2011: Siddle the ideal choice to replace injured Bollinger, says Clark


March 5th, 2011 - 10:16 am ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar. 5 (ANI): Former Australian fast bowler Stuart Clark believes that Victorian fast bowler Peter Siddle would be the ideal replacement for injured Doug Bollinger in the Australian World Cup side, ... Read more...

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Mike Hussey should be definitely picked to replace Bollinger: David


March 4th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 4 (ANI): Australia batsman David Hussey, who is part of the World Cup squad, has said that his brother Mike is desperate to get back to the subcontinent for the ... Read more...

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Oz selectors delay replacement for Bollinger seeing Hussey’s optimism to return


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 1 (ANI): Mike Hussey's optimism about a stunning return to the Australian World Cup squad after being forced out by a hamstring injury, has forced Cricket Australia selectors' to delay ... Read more...

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Siddle, Nannes and Pattinson likely replacements for injured Doug Bollinger


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 1 (ANI): Victoria pace bowlers Peter Siddle, Dirk Nannes and James Pattinson are firming up as favourites to replace injured Doug Bollinger in the Australian World Cup squad.Cricket Australia is ... Read more...

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Siddle or Hastings to replace injured Bollinger in Oz World Cup squad


February 27th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 27(ANI): Australian fast bowlers Peter Siddle and John Hastings have emerged as frontline options to replace injured fast bowler Doug Bollinger in the World Cup team.Bollinger will return home after ... Read more...

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Ponting lavishes praise on pacers


February 25th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Nagpur, Feb 25 (IANS) Australia captain Ricky Ponting said Friday if his pace battery continues to perform well, the team can overcome any oppostion in the World Cup.Australian fast bowlers ... Read more...

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Fit and firing Oz pace attack holds key to winning 2011 WC: Ponting


February 22nd, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Feb.22 (ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting believes that his team's pace bowlers hold the key to the side winning its fourth successive World Cup title."If we get those three (Lee, Johnson ... Read more...

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World Cup: Australia to bat against Zimbabwe


February 21st, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Australian skipper Ricky Ponting won the toss and elected to bat against Zimbabwe in a World Cup Group A match at the Sardar Patel Stadium here Monday. ... Read more...

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Ponting asks players to be optimistic, says Oz pace trio best in WC


February 21st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Feb 21 (ANI): Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has asked his players to be optimistic about their World Cup prospects because no other team possesses a bowling attack as potent as theirs.Ponting ... Read more...

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World Cup teams: Strengths and key players


February 18th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The 14-team cricket World Cup will begin with the India-Bangladesh match in Dhaka Saturday. Here's a peek into the strengths of the teams, their key players ... Read more...

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Krejza’s place in final Oz XI as only spinner under threat from better batting part-timers


February 17th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Feb 17 (ANI): Australia's frontline spinner Jason Krejza's place in the team's final XI is under threat after taking 1-56 and 0-46 in warm-up matches against India and South Africa in ... Read more...

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Hastings to play important role in Australia’s World Cup defence: Border


February 14th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 14 (ANI): Former Australia captain Allan Border has said that Victoria medium-pacer John Hastings, who was relatively unknown a year ago, is set to play an important role in Australia's ... Read more...

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India all out for 214 in warm-up game against Australia


February 13th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 13 (IANS) India were all out for 214 in their World Cup warm-up match against Australia here Sunday.Virender Sehwag was the top scorer with a well-made 54 off 56 ... Read more...

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World Cup: India opt to bat against Australia in warm-up match


February 13th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 13 (IANS) Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and opted to bat against Australia in a 50-over World Cup warm-up match at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here ... Read more...

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Ex-Test star Walters, pacer Hastings back Clarke to answer critics boos


January 31st, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Jan.31 (ANI): Former Test great Doug Walters and fast bowler John Hastings have backed stand-in Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke to silence his critics after responding well to what they called ... Read more...

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Australia takes 3-0 lead in ODI series against England


January 23rd, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan.23 (ANI): Australia took a three nil lead in the seven-match one-day series against England, with a four wicket victory in the third one-day international that was played at the Sydney ... Read more...

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Australia keeping careful eye on Watson’s fitness


January 20th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Hobart (Tasmania), Jan.20 (ANI): Australian all-rounder Shane Watson's workload is being carefully monitored by team management who are wary not to turn the player into the goose that laid the golden egg.Watson ... Read more...

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Hastings a surprise selection in Australia World Cup squad


January 18th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 18 (ANI): Inexperienced all-rounder John Hastings has been a surprise selection in Australia's 15-man World Cup squad.Michael Hussey was also named despite suffering a serious hamstring injury on Sunday. Hussey ... Read more...

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Hastings in Australia’s World Cup squad, Siddle dropped


January 18th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 18 (IANS) Fast bowler Peter Siddle was excluded while inexperienced all-rounder John Hastings found a berth in Australia's 15-man World Cup squad that was annunced here Tuesday.Skipper Ricky Ponting and ... Read more...

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Jayasuriya, Kaif, Jaffer go unsold in IPL auction


January 9th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Jan 9(ANI): Former Sri Lankan captain Sanath Jayasuriya and Indian batsmen Mohammad Kaif and Wasim Jaffer were unsold on the second day of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction held in ... Read more...

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Lee, Hodge named in Oz 30-man 2011 World Cup squad


December 17th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 17(ANI): Experienced fast bowler Brett Lee and batsman Brad Hodge have been included in Australia's 30-man squad for next year's World Cup in the subcontinent.Lee has retired from Test cricket, ... Read more...

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Pace bowler Johnson enhances all-rounder status with ton against Victoria


November 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov.18 (ANI): Test fast bowler Mitchell Johnson enhanced his claim to genuine all-rounder status when he scored his maiden Sheffield Shield century at the MCG today.After a two-and-a-half hour rain delay ... Read more...

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Unbeaten home record won’t make Aussies complacent against Lankans: Clarke


October 31st, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Perth (Australia), Oct. 31 (ANI): Vice-captain Michael Clarke has said that Australia's record of never being beaten at home in a Twenty20 international will not affect the team's preparation for tonight's season-opening ... Read more...

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