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Knight Riders thrash Mumbai, step closer to playoffs (Lead)


May 17th, 2012 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders moved a step closer to qualifying for the playoffs with a convincing 32-run win over Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League ... Read more...

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West Indies eves see no surprises from Sri Lanka


April 24th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), April 24 (IANS/CMC) West Indies women's cricket team is expecting no major surprises from Sri Lanka when the two sides meet in an eight-match limited overs series starting here ... Read more...

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We didn’t bat intelligently towards the end: Gambhir


April 15th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir blasted his batsmen, saying they lacked intelligence towards the fag end of the innings as his team slumped to a ... Read more...

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Maxwell excited about playing in IPL


March 26th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils' newest recruit Glenn Maxwell of Australia is looking forward to playing alongside famous international cricketers in the Indian Premier League. The all-rounder back ... Read more...

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Windies batsmen can play spin: A team coach


November 4th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
St. John's (Antigua) Nov 4 (IANS/CMC) West Indies A-team coach Hendy Springer has railed against conventional wisdom that the current stock of batsmen lack competence to play spin.Springer, a former Barbados ... Read more...

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We have to play better cricket: Dernbach


October 16th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) England pacer Jade Dernbach said Sunday that the team will be looking to avoid the mistakes committed in the first ODI in Hyderabad when they ... Read more...

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No Gayle, no cry says West Indies coach


October 6th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 6 (IANS/CMC) No Chris Gayle, no problem said West Indies coach Ottis Gibson as he placed his faith in a number of young players for the upcoming series in ... Read more...

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‘71 series triumphs inspired India to win overseas more often: Bedi


July 19th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Any path-breaking triumph will inspire future generations and so did the historic 1971 series victories over the West Indies and England, says former India captain ... Read more...

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Warne’s mentor Jenner passes away at 66


May 25th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 25 (IANS) Former Australian Test spinner and coach of spin legend Shane Warne, Terry Jenner, has passed away at the age of 66.Jenner, known as the 'Spin Doctor', ... Read more...

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Clarke says White must target all-rounder role for Oz ODI future


April 9th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Apr 9(ANI): Michael Clarke has said that one of his first projects as the new Australian captain would be nudging Cameron White back as an effective all-rounder.White's leg-spin bowling was a ... Read more...

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Pakistan cricket fans backing Sri Lanka to defeat ‘enemy’ India in 2011 World Cup final


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 2(ANI): Vanquished Pakistan will be backing Sri Lanka to defeat India in the 2011 World Cup final on Saturday in view of the age-old proverb that 'the enemy of the ... Read more...

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Indian batting vs. Pakistani bowling crux of WC semi-final clash: Mudassar


March 29th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 29(ANI): The crunch of Wednesday's Indo-Pak World Cup semi-final match lies in the Indian batting versus Pakistani bowling, former Pakistan opening batsman and cricket expert Mudassar Nazar has said."Pakistan's ... Read more...

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South Africa ahead on form, Kiwis count on Vettori (Preview)


March 24th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 24 (IANS) South Africa look far superior on form, but New Zealand are counting on the return of their skipper Daniel Vettori to add teeth to their ... Read more...

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Opening with spinners in World Cup matches “a terrific idea”: Kaneria


March 8th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 8(ANI): Opening the bowling attack with a spin bowler in the World Cup 2011 matches is "a terrific idea" due to the spin-friendly pitches of the subcontinent, Pakistani leg spinner ... Read more...

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Clarke says World Cup warm-up games more about ‘giving blokes an opportunity’


February 17th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Feb 17(ANI): Australia has been playing anything like the defending World Cup champions since they arrived in India, but vice-captainMichael Clarke claims that the two warm-up games have been a "good ... Read more...

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Krejza will struggle to make impact in World Cup: Ganguly


February 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 16 (ANI): Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has said that Australian spinner Jason Krejza is going to struggle to make an impact in the World Cup on the subcontinent.He however ... Read more...

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Former Oz players peg Sri Lanka as biggest threat to Australia’s WC charge


February 15th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 15 (ANI): The biggest threat to Ricky Potning-led team's chances of lifting the World Cup for the fourth consecutive time comes from Sri Lanka, according to Australia's World Cup-winning ... Read more...

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White loses faith in his spin bowling after having torrid time against India


February 14th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 14 (ANI): After having tough time against India -- five wickets at an average of 68.40 - Cameron White has confirmed he has lost faith in his leg spin bowling ... Read more...

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Have to play well against spin: Clarke


February 13th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 13 (IANS) Australian vice captain Michael Clarke feels that his team's chances of winnning the World Cup depends on how well he tackles the formidable spin attacks of hosts India ... Read more...

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Ponting must use Krejza as team’s No.1 wicket-taking spinner: Berry


February 13th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 13(ANI): Former Australian cricketer Darren Berry believes that one of the crucial elements of Australia's World Cup campaign will be the use of off-spinner Jason Krejza as the team's No.1 ... Read more...

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Nathan McCullum picked to effectively close Kiwi innings in WC 2011


February 9th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb.9 (ANI): New Zealand middle-order batsman Nathan McCullum has apparently been picked for the World Cup in the Indian subcontinent because of his ability to finish of the innings on a ... Read more...

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Smith wants ‘bit more of a bowl’ to be genuine Oz all-rounder for World Cup


January 27th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Jan 27(ANI): Australian all-rounder Steven Smith has said that he wants more bowling to stake his claims for a key role in the upcoming World Cup.Smith recorded his best ODI bowling ... Read more...

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I am confident I can turn my form around: Clarke


January 26th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 26 (IANS) Australia's stand-in captain Michael Clarke feels he can turn around his form before the cricket World Cup starting Feb 19. The 29-year-old Clarke is desperate to play with ... Read more...

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Injured Kallis in, Boucher dropped from SA World Cup squad


January 19th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Jan 19 (IANS) Experienced wicket-keeper Mark Boucher found no place while an injured Jacques Kallis has been included in South Africa's World Cup squad announced Wednesday.Imran Tahir is the only ... Read more...

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MacGill favours Hauritz, says Beer clearly not the best spinner


January 6th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 6 (ANI): Former spinner Stuart MacGill, who in 2004 bowled alongside Shane Warne, has said that Michael Beer is clearly not the best spinner the country has to offer, and ... Read more...

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“Afridi is once again taking his bowling for granted”: Abdul Qadir


December 25th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 25 (ANI): Former Pakistan spin wizard and chief selector Abdul Qadir has criticised One-day International captain Shahid Afridi for taking his bowling for "granted".Afridi's bowling was suffering a lean patch ... Read more...

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Warne’s private life is his business: Cricket Australia


December 14th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 14(ANI): Cricket Australia (CA) has said it has no interest in former leg-spinner Shane Warne's private life, and his dalliance with British actress-cum model Liz Hurley would not threaten his ... Read more...

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Hodge slams Oz selectors for picking ‘out-of-form’ Johnson for Perth Test


December 14th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 14(ANI): Australian batsman Brad Hodge has ridiculed the national selectors for considering out-of-form left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson for the third Ashes Test, starting in Perth from Thursday.Johnson, who was ... 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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Warne bats for Michael Beer’s inclusion in Perth Test


December 8th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Shane Warne has laughed off suggestions of donning the baggy green cap again to rescue Australia from their Ashes nightmare and called on the selectors to go for ... Read more...

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Pietersen’s inability to handle left-arm spin, not giant ego his Achilles heel


November 19th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 19 (ANI): England batsman Kevin Pietersen's inability to handle left-arm spin bowling with confidence has strengthened Xavier Doherty's chances of playing in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.Australia A's ... Read more...

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Ashes: Tasmania’s Doherty headed for spin duel with Hauritz


November 15th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov. 15 (ANI): Tasmanian left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty faces a spin bowling shootout with New South Wales off-spinner Nathan Hauritz this week, but his state coach feels he could miss out ... Read more...

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Kaneria likely to be “unavailable for whole series” in UAE: Intikhab Alam


November 8th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 8 (ANI): Pakistan's ace leg spinner Danish Kaneria will not be a part of the Test squad in the UAE, as cricket authorities did not clear him for the forthcoming ... Read more...

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Twenty20 has come as a boon, not a curse for spinners: Ex-Victoria stumper


October 31st, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct. 31 (ANI): Former Australian and Victoria wicketkeeper Darren Shane Berry believes that the introduction of Twenty20 cricket has reinvigorated the art of spin bowling.In an article for the Sunday Age, ... Read more...

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England start favourites for Ashes, says Gilchrist


October 29th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
London,Oct 29 (IANS) Former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist Friday picked England as favourites to win the Ashes series against arch-rivals Australia, starting Nov 25.Gilchrist, one of the most explosive batsmen of ... Read more...

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