team performance

It’s not all about me in West Indies, says Gayle


July 11th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Basseterre (St/ Kitts), July 11 (IANS/CMC) Talismanic opener Chris Gayle has pushed back on suggestions that his wicket is key to the West Indies fortunes in the One-Day International series against ... Read more...

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Hussey to miss England tour


June 10th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 10 (IANS) Michael Hussey has opted out of Australia's upcoming tour of Ireland and England due to the birth of his fourth child. Peter Forrest has been named ... Read more...

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Bahrain GP a massive result for Force India: Di Resta


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Manama, April 22 (IANS) Force India driver Paul Di Resta feels that his sixth place finish here in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix was a massive result for the Silverstone-based team.Di ... Read more...

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Gerrard calls for patience from Liverpool fans


April 7th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 7 (IANS) Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has asked frustrated fans to be patient as the team tries to turn around their wretched run of results, which has seen ... Read more...

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Haddin not to return to West Indies, Wade set for Test debut


March 23rd, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, March 23 (IANS) Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin will not the return the West Indies due to family reasons.Haddin flew back from the Caribbean last week due to personal reasons, ... Read more...

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CA draws up three-year plan for Cummins


January 22nd, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 22 (IANS) Australian teenaged pace sensation Patrick Cummins' dream of playing in the Indian Premier League has taken a dent after Cricket Australia (CA) announced a three-year plan ... Read more...

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Boots potential cause for foot injuries in pacers: CA


January 17th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 17 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) suspects that the boots worn by speedsters Patrick Cummins, James Pattinson and Josh Hazlewood could be the reason behind their foot injuries.The trio ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia could be in for overhaul


December 6th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 6 (IANS) Cricket Australia's century-old governance system could be in for an overhaul when a secret report to the CA board is submitted Wednesday."It is understood that the ... Read more...

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South African Arthur appointed Australia’s cricket coach


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 22 (IANS) Former South African coach Mickey Arthur has been appointed Australia cricket head coach, Cricket Australia (CA) announced here Tuesday.CA chief executive officer James Sutherland said Arthur ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia launches global hunt for new coach


October 18th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 18 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) Tuesday launched a global hunt for a new coach with officials pledging to think "outside the square" in their search.CA launched the search ... Read more...

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Nielsen resigns as coach of Australian cricket team


September 20th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Sep 20 (IANS) Tim Nielsen Tuesday stepped down from his position as head coach of the Australian cricket team, ending his tenure with the side's Test and One-day series ... Read more...

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Bradhaw frontrunner for CA team performance chief’s post


September 11th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Sep 11 (IANS) Outgoing Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) secretary Keith Bradshaw has emerged as the frontrunner to take over as Cricket Australia's (CA) first general manager for team ... Read more...

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Sixth for Force India; Karun 20th in German Grand Prix


July 24th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Nurburgring, July 24 (IANS) While Force India's Adrian Sutil delivered a sixth place finish in the Formula One German Grand Prix here Sunday, Karun Chandhok in the Team Lotus car ... Read more...

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Astrologers predict India’s World Cup victory


April 1st, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) After the exciting win against Pakistan in the cricket World Cup semifinals, the Indian team is all set for Saturday's final against Sri Lanka ... Read more...

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It was great to win this match, says Graeme Smith


March 13th, 2011 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 13 (IANS) South African captain Grame Smith was having nightmares of chasing 400 plus when Indian openers Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag were batting, but took a sigh ... Read more...

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Three former Australian captains to look into Ashes debacle


March 10th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, March 10 (IANS) Three former Australian captains -- Allan Border, Mark Taylor and Steve Waugh -- who led their country to multiple Ashes victory will scrutinise the performance of ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia ‘deliberately stalling’ review of Ashes loss


February 21st, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 21 (ANI): Cricket Australia is said to be 'deliberately stalling' the review of Australia's disastrous Ashes campaign which is unlikely to be completed in time for their next Test series.Six ... Read more...

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Collingwood glad to be back among runs ahead of World Cup opener


February 19th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Feb 19(ANI): England all-rounder Paul Collingwood has said he is happy to have ended his run drought ahead of his team's World Cup opener against the Netherlands on February 22.Collingwood scored ... Read more...

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Hilditch, Nielsen could lose jobs under CA shake-up


February 9th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.9 (ANI): Australian cricket's chief selector Andrew Hilditch and national team coach Tim Nielsen may lose their jobs in the wake of the Ashes series defeat to England.One of the biggest ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia launches performance review


February 8th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.8 (ANI): Cricket Australia has begun its most exhaustive review in its history following the Ashes series loss to England during the Australian summer.Two reviews will start later this month, one ... Read more...

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Harris looking forward to Boxing Day Test, says knee injury is history


December 20th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Perth, Dec. 20 (ANI): Dismissing concerns about his knee injury, Queensland fast bowler Ryan Harris, who claimed nine wickets in the third Ashes Test against England in Perth, has said that he ... Read more...

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Chopping, changing selection policy reason for poor Oz team performance: Waugh


December 9th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec.9 (ANI): Everyone agrees the Australian Test team is broken but even the most learned can't agree on how to fix it.Former captain Steve Waugh believes the team's slide had been ... Read more...

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PCB selecting only “blue-eyed players” in national squad, overlooking the rest: report


December 3rd, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 3 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is indulging in favouritism in the national team's selection, by including its "blue-eyed players" in the squads and showing the door to the ... Read more...

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Testing England conditions would put Afridi’s captaincy to litmus test: Imran


June 21st, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, June 21 (ANI): Despite Pakistan failing to taste any major success under the new skipper Shahid Afridi, former captain Imran Khan is satisfied with his efforts and said that Afridi's real ... Read more...

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Pak coaches must not allow pressure on them to affect team performance: Latif


May 7th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, May 7 (ANI): Following two consecutive losses against Australia and England in the on going World T20 Championship in the West Indies, former Pakistan cricket captain Rashid Latif has advised incumbent ... Read more...

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Terry scandal fired Man City up: Gareth Barry


March 1st, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 1 (ANI): England star Gareth Barry has insisted that Manchester City's humbling of Chelsea was the perfect response to the John Terry-Wayne Bridge scandal.Barry admitted City had responded ... Read more...

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PCB forms committee to probe Australia debacle


February 1st, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Feb 1 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Monday formed an inquiry committee to evaluate the national team's pathetic showing on the tour of Australia. Pakistan was whitewashed in the three-match Test ... Read more...

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Debutant Romania shock Australia in Hopman Cup (Lead)


January 2nd, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 2 (DPA) Debutant Romania rolled top seed Australia in a 2-1 opening day shock to start with an upset victory at the eight-nation Hopman Cup mixed teams event Saturday. The first-time ... Read more...

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Indiscipline in party will not be tolerated: Gadkari


December 24th, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) chief Nitin Gadkari Thursday said "indiscipline" in the party will not be tolerated and mutual trust must be the cornerstone of functioning. "Discipline ... Read more...

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Michael Owen deserves place in England’s World Cup squad: Fergie


December 9th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 9 (ANI): Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson strongly believes that Michael Owen deserves a place in England coach Fabio Capello's World Cup squad.The striker's hat-trick not only helped United ... Read more...

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India has to live up to reputation of being No. 1: Dhoni


December 6th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni said Sunday that the challenge for him will be to lead India to live up to the reputation of being the No.1 Test team ... Read more...

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Fergie delighted at Gibson’s double


December 2nd, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 2 (ANI): Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was simply overjoyed after seeing Darron Gibson's delightful double goals against Spurs.He then tipped the mid-fielding pair - Anderson and Darron ... Read more...

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Younus Khan says he’s available for Australia tour


November 20th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.20 (ANI): Pakistan cricket captain Younus Khan, who opted out of the New Zealand series citing need for rest, has announced his availability for the forthcoming Australia tour.Khan told media persons ... Read more...

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Younis Khan vows to come back for Australia tour


November 12th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov.12 (ANI): 'Rested' Pakistan Test captain Younis Khan has vowed to make a come back in the squad for the Australia tour.Talking to media persons hours after the Pakistan Cricket Board ... Read more...

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PCB sacks Younus Khan, appoints Mohammad Yousuf as captain for Pak, Kiwi Test series


November 11th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov.11 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday appointed middle order batsman Mohammad Yousuf as the captain of the Test team after sacking incumbent Younus Khan.Wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal has been ... Read more...

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