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Time for Tendulkar to introspect: Chappell


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, March 3 (IANS) Former Australia cricket captain Ian Chappell said India's batting great Sachin Tendulkar has to take a look at himself and ask if he is playing ... Read more...

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Australia recall Pattinson, drop Harris


February 28th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 28 (IANS) Young fast bowler James Pattinson Tuesday was recalled to the 13-member Australian squad, at the expense of Ryan Harris, for the remainder for the CB tri-series.Captain ... Read more...

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Clarke praises injury-prone Harris


January 12th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 12 (IANS) Australian captain Michael Clarke backed rejuvenated fast bowler Ryan Harris to fire on a bouncy WACA track here and considers the injury-prone bowler equal to Glenn ... Read more...

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India crushed at SCG by an innings and 68 (Roundup)


January 6th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 6 (IANS) India churned out their best batting display overseas in the last six months but could not prevent an embarrassing innings and 68 runs defeat by ... Read more...

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We have intimidated Indian batsmen, says Pattinson


January 3rd, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 3 (IANS) Australia's young fast bowling sensation James Pattinson, who picked up four for 43, feels that the Indian batsmen have been intimidated with the aggression of ... Read more...

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Historic SCG to get $186 million facelift


January 3rd, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 3 (IANS) The hostoric Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) currently hosting its 100th Test is all set to get a $186 million facelift and will don a new look ... Read more...

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Australian bowling attack can be world’s best: Arthur


December 31st, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 31 (IANS) Australia coach Mickey Arthur feels that his team's pace attack has the potential to be the best in the world and he's happy with his top ... Read more...

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Sheffield Shield to be played under twilight


August 17th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 17 (IANS) Eight Sheffield Shield matches will be played in twilight time slots as per Cricket Australia's (CA) new domestic cricket schedule released Wednesday. In what is seen ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia reinstate tri-series with India and Sri Lanka


June 14th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourbe, June 14 (IANS) After a four-year hiatus, Cricket Australia (CA) have reinstated the ODI tri-series with India and Sri Lanka in February in their summer schedule for the 2011-12 ... Read more...

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Clark to choose between playing and heading new Sydney Big Bash franchise


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 2 (ANI): Former Australian Test seamer Stuart Clark may soon have to make the biggest decision of his sporting life. He reportedly has to choose between accepting an offer to ... Read more...

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Akmal denies dropping catches, says never accepted a cent to fix matches


March 4th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 4 (ANI): Breaking a six-month silence, Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal has hit out at claims that he was involved in fixing the infamous Sydney Test, and added that he had ... Read more...

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Walters reckons he’s up to T20 challenge in IPL, Big Bash


February 7th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.4 (ANI): AT 65 and having given up smoking, former Australian cricketer Doug Walters says he's now waiting for an Indian Premier League (IPL) or Big Bash call-up.The latest member of ... Read more...

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Hip injury to Steven Smith sours Australia’s record chase


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 3 (ANI): Australia's fourth highest successful run chase in ODIs on Wednesday against was soured by an injury to allrounder Steve Smith.Captain Michael Clarke, who made a pivotal 82 to ... Read more...

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Boos from small minority can’t undermine Clarke’s popularity with Oz public: CA


February 1st, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 1 (ANI): Cricket Australia has backed Michael Clarke by saying that he did not have an image problem, and dismissed the jeers the stand-in captain received at the Gabba as ... Read more...

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Usman Khawaja joins Derbyshire


January 21st, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan.21 (ANI): Australian Test batsman Usman Khawaja will join Derbyshire for the upcoming English County season.The 24-year-old left-hander will head to England from the beginning of the County campaign through to ... Read more...

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Paine ready to grab opportunity thrown up by Oz big boys’ Ashes failure


January 10th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 10(ANI): Australian wicket-keeper Tim Paine reckons that the national team's recent Test form had opened up opportunities for the next generation, and said that he will be ready, whatever that ... Read more...

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England aims to ‘continue the momentum’ gained after Ashes win: Collingwood


January 10th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 10(ANI): England batsman Paul Collingwood is confident that his team will thrash Australia in the upcoming seven-match ODI series to 'continue the momentum' to the 50-over World Cup in the ... Read more...

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Steve Waugh for action only after Ashes loss emotions settle down


January 9th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 9(ANI): Former Australia captain Steve Waugh has called for patience in any review of Australian cricket, saying emotions need to settle down before anything is decided."It needs clear thinking and ... Read more...

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Ashes series-winning England comparable to world No. 1 India: Watson


January 7th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 7(ANI): Australian all-rounder Shane Watson believes that the Ashes series-winning England team is on par with world No. 1 ranked India.England wrapped up the five-match series 3-1 following their win ... Read more...

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England ‘delighted’ with historic Ashes series win Down Under: Strauss


January 7th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 7(ANI): England skipper Andrew Strauss has said that he was delighted after his team managed to complete a historic Ashes series win in Australia with another big victory.Strauss's side has ... Read more...

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Never seen Australian team going backwards so soon: Neil Harvey


January 6th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 6 (ANI): Drawing parallel with the situation when Kerry Packer robbed the Australian Test team of its top talent in the late 1970s, former captain Neil Harvey has said that ... Read more...

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Collingwood retires from Test cricket


January 6th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): England batsman Paul Collingwood, who has struggled for runs in this Test series, has announced his retirement from Test cricket at the end of the fifth Ashes match ... Read more...

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Steve Waugh immortalized in bronze at SCG


January 5th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan.5 (ANI): A sculpture of Australia's most successful captain, Steve Waugh, was unveiled as the 10th and final in a series of sporting icons at the SCG on Wednesday.Waugh is shown ... Read more...

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Oz-England ODI to be Queensland floods fundraiser


January 5th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan.5 (ANI): Cricket Australia has announced the one-day international against England in Brisbane on January 30 will be a fundraiser for those affected by Queensland's floods.Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland ... Read more...

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Ponting shouldn’t be in Oz dressing room: Ian Chappell


January 4th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan.4 (ANI): Former Australian captain Ian Chappell has said injured skipper Ricky Ponting should not have been in Australia's dressing room during the first day's play against England at the SCG.'I ... Read more...

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Oz selectors face hard choice to retain Ponting at No 3: Waugh


January 4th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 4 (ANI): Former Test captain Steve Waugh feels selectors face a hard choice on whether to retain Ricky Ponting as Australia's No.3 batsman when he returns from injury.Ponting is missing ... Read more...

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Clarke determined to put his mark on Oz team in Sydney Test


January 2nd, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 2 (ANI): Stand-in captain Michael Clarke is determined to take control of the team in the final Ashes Test at the SCG.There will surely be surprises awaiting Clarke too ... Read more...

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Bollinger eyeing big impact in Sydney Ashes Test to hit back at critics


January 1st, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 1(ANI): Australian fast bowler Doug Bollinger has said that he would make a big impact if included in the final eleven for the fifth and final Test against England, starting ... Read more...

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Flower says England not satisfied, wants series victory in fifth Ashes Test


December 30th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 30 (ANI): England coach Andy Flower has said his team is not satisfied with just retaining the Ashes urn and will be determined to claim a series victory in the ... Read more...

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Ponting backs Usman Khawaja to bat No.3 in Sydney Test


December 30th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 30 (ANI): Australian skipper Ricky Ponting, who has been ruled out of the fifth Test of the Ashes series against England because of further damage to his broken finger, has ... 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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Toned down aggression following ‘Bhajjigate’ has hit Australia’s performance: Marsh


December 22nd, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 22 (ANI): Fears of a backlash from Cricket Australia and the public following the bitter Sydney Test against India in 2008 has been exploited by rival teams touring Down Under, ... Read more...

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Oz fans support team’s aggression during Perth Test


December 19th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 19 (ANI): The Australian team's decision to use aggression and intimidation in a final desperate bid to win the Perth Test has the blessings of the game's administrators and supporters.Paceman ... Read more...

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Ponting losing his streak of defiance


December 17th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Perth, Dec. 17 (ANI): Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has failed to score again in the ongoing third Ashes Test against England, coming up with scores of 12 and 1, and for ... Read more...

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Liz Hurley planning romantic New Year rendezvous with Shane Warne


December 14th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 14 (ANI): Liz Hurley, who has revealed that she and her multi-millionaire husband Arun Nayar had split months ago, is planning a romantic rendezvous in Sydney with Shane Warne.Hurley is ... Read more...

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