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Shafiq rates his gritty 34-run innings in Pak-Oz World Cup clash as best so far


April 17th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 17(ANI): Pakistan batsman Asad Shafiq, who played a gritty 34-run innings against Australia to help his team end the Aussies' 34 match unbeaten streak in the World Cup, has said ... Read more...

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Akhtar says ‘fading’ Oz World Cup team has lost ‘its aura of invincibility’


March 19th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar 18(ANI): Ahead of the crucial Pakistan-Australia World Cup game, fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said that the current Ricky Ponting-led side is a shadow of the ruthless sides that ... Read more...

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Michael Hussey will play a big part in rest of Oz World Cup campaign: Clarke


March 10th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Bengaluru, Mar 10(ANI): Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke believes that rival nations at the World Cup would be even more wary of his team because of veteran batsman Michael Hussey's inclusion."I think opposition ... Read more...

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Hussey over the moon after getting call to join Oz World Cup squad


March 7th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 7 (ANI): Mike Hussey is "out of this world" after getting a call to join the Australian World Cup squadHussey was told of his World Cup recall during Sunday's ... Read more...

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Michael Hussey replaces injured Bollinger in Oz World Cup team


March 6th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 6(ANI): Australian batsman Michael Hussey has been recalled into the 15-man World Cup team a month after he was ruled out of it due to injury.It comes a week after ... Read more...

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Race to replace injured Bollinger in Oz World Cup squad down to three players


March 6th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 6 (ANI): Australia captain Ricky Ponting has said that pacers Peter Siddle and Dirk Nannes, as well as veteran Mike Hussey, were in the frame to join the World cup ... Read more...

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Siddle says he warrants Oz World Cup inclusion


March 1st, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar. 1 (ANI): Ashes hat-trick star Peter Siddle believes he has the one-day form to warrant a trip to the World Cup.Australian selectors are still deciding who to send to ... Read more...

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Johnson enjoying stint as first-change bowler in Oz World Cup campaign


February 27th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Feb 27(ANI): Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has said his coming in as first change bowler in his team's World Cup attack allows him to settle down and execute his plans ... Read more...

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Decision to dump Hussey would hurt Oz World Cup campaign: Steve Waugh


February 27th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 27(ANI): Former Australian captain Steve Waugh has described the selectors' decision to dump batsman Michael Hussey from the World Cup squad as "staggering".Hussey was dumped after being considered too big ... Read more...

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Hussey’s selection in Oz World Cup squad will undermine faith in batsmen: Shipperd


February 27th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 27(ANI): Victorian coach Greg Shipperd believes that including batsman Michael Hussey in Australia's 15-man World Cup squad in place of injured fast bowler Doug Bollinger would skew the balance of ... 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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Michael Hussey may replace injured Bollinger in Oz World Cup team


February 26th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 26(ANI): Australian batsman Michael Hussey could be recalled into the World Cup team following fast bowler Doug Bollinger's exit due to an ankle injury that may require surgery.Bollinger will return ... Read more...

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Lee says self-belief helped him make Oz World Cup squad


February 12th, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Feb.12 (ANI): Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has said that only a lot of self-belief helped him to make the grade for the upcoming World Cup.Lee, 34, said: "I think the ... Read more...

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Krejza has got something to offer in Oz World Cup defence: Healy


February 10th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 10(ANI): Former Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy believes that off-spinner Jason Krejza could be the 'surprise factor' in Australia's World Cup defence.Krejza was included in the 15-man Australian squad in place ... Read more...

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Injured Hussey, Hauritz ruled out of Oz World Cup squad


February 8th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 8(ANI): Australian batsman Mike Hussey and off-spinner Nathan Hauritz have been ruled out the 15-man national squad for the upcoming World Cup due to injury.The duo will be replaced by ... Read more...

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Lee lynchpin of Oz World Cup attack: Chappell, Waugh


February 7th, 2011 - 8:54 am ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.7 (ANI): Former Australian Test skippers Greg Chappell and Steve Waugh have both rated fast bowler Brett Lee as the spiritual leader and lynchpin of Australia's World Cup attack after his ... Read more...

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Encouraging report on Ponting’s finger gives boost to Oz World Cup campaign


January 29th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 29 (ANI): After receiving an encouraging report on skipper Ricky Ponting's broken finger, Australia's World Cup campaign has received a huge boost.Ponting came to know that he could be ... Read more...

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No ill feelings despite Oz World Cup snub, says Hopes


January 24th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 24(ANI): Australian all-rounder James Hopes has said that he has no ill feelings against the national selectors despite the World Cup snub.Hopes was overlooked for Australia's 15-man squad for the ... Read more...

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Oz World Cup win without ‘legends’ will be greater achievement: Tait


January 19th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Hobart, Jan 19(ANI): Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait reckons that it will be an even greater achievement if the Ricky Ponting-led team wins the upcoming 50-over World Cup.The 27-year-old had taken 23 ... Read more...

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In Ponting and Chappell’s eyes, Watson is the key to Oz World Cup hopes


January 14th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan.14 (ANI): In Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting's eyes, the nation's chances of winning the World Cup for a fourth consecutive time rest with New South Wales all-rounder Shane Watson.'He would ... Read more...

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Lee eyeing bowling coach role if not selected in Oz World Cup squad


January 10th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 10(ANI): Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has said that he wants to lead the national team's pace attack in the 50-over World Cup in the Indian subcontinent, but hinted that ... Read more...

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Injured pacer Tait aims to get into Oz World Cup squad


November 12th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 12 (ANI): Pacer Shaun Tait aims to get into the Australian World Cup squad by returning from surgery in January.Tait underwent corrective surgery on his right elbow a month ago, ... Read more...

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Oz World Vision Chief accuses Aussies of having ‘compassion blind spot’ for Pak flood victims


August 22nd, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 22 (ANI): World Vision Australia chief executive Tim Costello has said that Australians have a 'compassion blind spot' when it comes to the Pakistan floods.World Vision has raised about ... Read more...

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Oz world long jump champ may skip Delhi CWG over security, infrastructure fears


August 15th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 15 (ANI): The security situation, infrastructure problems and the event falling so late in the season is set to take another toll in star cancellations, with world indoor long jump ... Read more...

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ODI matches against Ireland, England vital for Oz World Cup preparations: Ponting


June 17th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jun 17 (ANI): The upcoming one-day international matches against Ireland and England will be vital in Australia's preparations for the 2011 World Cup, skipper Ricky Ponting has said.He said Australia will ... Read more...

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