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Johnson lucky to get a Cricket Australia central contract


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 22 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) provided pacer Mitchell Johnson a lifeline by giving him a central contract, which was formally cut from 25 to 17 here Friday.The new ... Read more...

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Phil Hughes punched by a stranger in a bar


December 29th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 29 (IANS) Australia's axed Test opener Phil Hughes was punched by a stranger while he was drinking, and lost his shirt during the melee that took place at ... Read more...

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Big Bash could affect Test team’s preparations: Inverarity


December 21st, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 21 (IANS) Australia's chief cricket selector John Inverarity admitted that the Big Bash Twenty20 could compromise the preparation of players vying for a Test team berth this summer.The ... Read more...

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Sharma proves his fitness in farcical draw


December 21st, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 21 (IANS) The final day of the drawn three-day warm-up game here at the Manuka Oval between Indians and the Cricket Australia (CA) Chairman's XI turned farcical ... Read more...

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Hughes opts out of Big Bash to focus on Test career


December 14th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 14 (IANS) Australia's beleaguered Test opener Phil Hughes has opted out of the Big Bash Twenty20 league with Sydney Thunder to concentrate on his technique.The 23-year-old is going ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia announce squads for warm-ups against India


December 9th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 9 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) Friday announced squads for the two warm-up games against India leading to the Boxing Day Test Dec 26 in Melbourne.India wil play the ... Read more...

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No regrets about standing down: Ponting


December 7th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hobart, Dec 7 (IANS) Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting Wednesday said he has not regrets about standing down for Michael Clarke.Ponting feels his decision to step down as Australian ... Read more...

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Australia picks Cummins for South Africa Test tour


October 17th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 17 (IANS) Teenage fast bowler Patrick Cummins was selected in the 15-member Australian squad for next month's Test tour of South Africa.The 18-year-old could become the second youngest ... Read more...

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Balance and execution, the key: NSW coach


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 3 (IANS) For New South Wales Blues coach Anthony Stuart, it is not so much about planning for Tuesday's crunch game against Chennai Super Kings, as executing them ... Read more...

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Watson fancies Blues’ chances


September 23rd, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 23 (IANS) His own poor batting form in the recent series in Sri Lanka notwithstanding, Australian all-rounder Shane Watson believes that his team, New South Wales Blues, have ... Read more...

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Axed Oz opener Hughes takes off from cricket, heads for farm


February 12th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.12 (ANI): Ex-Australia opener Phil Hughes has decided to go off cricket for a couple of months and has headed to his family farm in northern New South Wales after being ... Read more...

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Nielsen defends Clarke, Hughes over ‘out on town’ drinking before losing Ashes


January 20th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 20(ANI): Australian coach Tim Nielsen has defended Michael Clarke and Phil Hughes over allegations that the two batsmen were drinking the night before the team lost the Ashes on home ... Read more...

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IPL, other places of ill-repute harming youthful minds, techniques: Roebuck


January 19th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan.19 (ANI): Noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has described tournaments like the Indian Premier League (IPL) as sporting institutions of "ill-repute" that may improve players bank balances, but have the potential ... Read more...

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Oz cricketers Clarke, Hughes were ‘out on town’ drinking before losing Ashes


January 18th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.18 (ANI): Australian cricketers Michael Clarke and Phil Hughes were 'out on the town' drinking the night before Australia lost the Ashes on home soil.The Telegraph quoted witnesses as claiming that ... Read more...

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Clarke is finished unless he changes his footwork: Kim Hughes


January 11th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 11 (ANI): Michael Clarke, who averaged a miserable 21 in the Ashes series against England, is finished and will struggle to retain his spot in the Australian side, according to ... Read more...

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Cook, Clarke defend Hughes after Botham’s ‘cheat’ call


January 6th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan.6 (ANI): England opener Alastair Cook has leapt to the defence of Australian fielder Phillip Hughes after he was branded a cheat by former England all-rounder Ian Botham and the British ... Read more...

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Opener Hughes now a fill-in player for Australia


January 4th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan. 4 (ANI): Australian and New South Wales opener Phil Hughes is in danger of being left behind as a Test player.Once touted as a wunderkind of Australian cricket, Hughes is ... Read more...

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England on top in rain-hit Sydney Test


January 3rd, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 3(ANI): England were on top on a rain-affected opening day of the fifth and final Ashes Test in Sydney, as Australia reached 4-134 at stumps.Australia had made a bright start ... Read more...

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Khawaja, Beer to make debuts in Sydney Ashes Test


January 2nd, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 2(ANI): Pakistan-born batsman Usman Khawaja and spinner Michael Beer will make their debuts for Australia in the fifth and final Test of the Ashes series, starting in Sydney on Monday.Stand-in ... Read more...

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Australia should learn from South Africa, says Arthur


January 1st, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 1 (IANS) Former South African coach Mickey Arthur feels that Australia can become the No.1 Test team in 18 months if the selectors pick a unit and stick with it ... Read more...

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Australia ‘100 per cent behind’ stand-in captain Clarke: Haddin


December 31st, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 31(ANI): Vice-captain Brad Haddin has said the team is fully behind Michael Clarke as he prepares to lead Australia for the first time in the fifth and final Test of ... Read more...

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Clarke to lead Australia in fifth Ashes Test


December 30th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 30(ANI): Australian batsman Michael Clarke will lead the team in the fifth and final Test of the Ashes series against England after Ricky Ponting was ruled out with a fractured ... Read more...

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England a sniff away from retaining Ashes at MCG


December 28th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 28(ANI): England has moved closer to retaining the Ashes for the first time in 24 years following another dominant display against Australia on day three of the fourth Test being ... Read more...

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Waugh blames Oz batsmen’s cheap limited overs tricks for Ashes failure


December 28th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 28 (ANI): Former skipper Steve Waugh has said that the Australian batsmen are employing cheap limited overs tricks when a back to basics approach is desperately needed in the Test ... Read more...

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Oz opener Hughes told to tighten technique if he wants to retain spot


December 21st, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec. 21 (ANI): Australian opener Phil Hughes has been warned that his technique must keep getting tighter or he will be "left behind" as an international batsman.With Simon Katich still nursing ... 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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England in command after first day of Perth Ashes Test


December 16th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Perth, Dec 16 (ANI): England bowlers made a sensational start to the third Ashes Test at Perth's WACA Ground by bowling out Australia for 268 in their first innings on day one ... Read more...

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‘Recalled’ Hughes vows to emulate ‘aggressive’ Sehwag during Perth Test


December 15th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Perth, Dec 15(ANI): Opening batsman Phil Hughes has said he is ready to be Australia's version of India's explosive batsman Virender Sehwag as his team looks to revive their Ashes campaign ... Read more...

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Beer in, North, Bollinger and Doherty axed from Oz squad


December 10th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 10 (ANI): The Australian selectors dropped Marcus North, Doug Bollinger and Xavier Doherty for the third Test against England and picked up West Australian spinner Michael Beer.Beer, 26, NSW allrounder ... Read more...

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Johnson set for quick recall to Oz side, Bollinger may miss out


December 9th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec.9 (ANI): Left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is set to be recalled for the third Ashes Test against England to be played in Perth next week, while New South Wales quick ... Read more...

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Waugh asks Australian selectors to maintain stability


December 8th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 8 (IANS) Former captain Steve Waugh says it will be difficult for the Australian team to do an Ashes turnaround, but believes the selectors should seek stability rather than continuing ... Read more...

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Sour Oz fans tweet out their frustrations over team’s Ashes tumble


December 7th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Dec.7 (ANI): Angry and desperate Australians took to Twitter to vent their feelings following their national team's humiliating Ashes innings and 71 run defeat to England at the Adelaide Oval on ... Read more...

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Smith’s embarrassing first-ball duck after getting selected in Oz Ashes squad


November 20th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 20 (ANI): Young all-rounder Steve Smith, who was named in the 13 man Ashes squad for the first Test, made an embarrassing first-ball duck for Australia A on Saturday against ... Read more...

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Ferguson prepared for more verbal onslaught from Anderson, Broad


November 16th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 16 (ANI): Callum Ferguson is ready for more verbal onslaught from England pacers Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad during the England VS Australia A match in Hobart.Anderson and Broad targeted ... Read more...

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Oz selectors have put middle order on notice, says ex-player Julian


November 15th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov. 15 (ANI): Former Australian fast bowler Brendon Julian is of the view that the team's middle order is currently under immense pressure to perform and deliver.Now a Fox Sports cricket ... Read more...

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