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Selectors to decide captaincy: Gambhir


June 8th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) After having thrown his hat in the ring, opening batsman Gautam Gambhir Friday refused to be drawn into the debate over India's Test captaincy ... Read more...

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Ranatunga’s take on IPL his own, says Mahela


April 20th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene Friday brushed off former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga's take on the Indian Premier League (IPL) as being his own ... Read more...

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Rahul Dravid, a gentleman-cricketer to the core (Profile)


March 9th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 9 (IANS) Rahul Dravid never believed in half measures. He tried to be perfect in everything he did both on and off the field. For 16 years, ... Read more...

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Warne announces comeback with Big Bash franchise Melbourne Stars


November 8th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 8 (IANS) Australian spin legend Shane Warne Tuesday announced his comeback to the cricket field, saying that he will play for Melbourne Stars in the inaugural Big Bash ... Read more...

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Katich slams CA, denies Clarke’s hand in sacking


June 10th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 10 (IANS) Simon Katich said he is extremely "disappointed and frustrated" with Cricket Australia's (CA) decision to sack him but denied that new captain Michael Clarke had any ... Read more...

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Cook to lead England in ODIs, Broad Twenty20 (Lead)


May 5th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) Opening batsman Alastair Cook was appointed England's new One-day International captain following Andrew Strauss's retirement from the shorter version to focus on the Test captaincy.England all-rounder ... 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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Sheffield Shield season cut would hit Australia’s Test prospects: Watson


February 8th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 8(ANI): Australian all-rounder Shane Watson reckons that reducing the Sheffield Shield season would hurt Australia's performance in the Test arena.Cutting back from the current 10 Shield games per state per ... Read more...

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Ponting should give up captaincy to regain form like Tendulkar: Hussain


January 20th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 20 (ANI): Former England captain Nasser Hussain has said Ricky Ponting can still make runs and regain his lost form like Sachin Tendulkar if he gives up Australia's captaincy.Ponting ... Read more...

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Collingwood has ‘been one of the great servants of English cricket’: Strauss


January 7th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 7(ANI): England skipper Andrew Strauss reckons that all-rounder Paul Collingwood has been a great servant for English cricket, and emphasised that the team would miss him following his retirement from ... Read more...

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Boxing Day Ashes Test is tailor-made for Warne’s return: Lee


December 12th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 12(ANI): Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has added his support to the campaign calling for leg-spin legend Shane Warne's return to the Test arena to salvage the Ashes series against ... 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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I am not the next Shane Warne, says Doherty


November 20th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 20 (ANI): Uncapped left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty, who has been included in the Australian squad for the Ashes first Test at the expense of Nathan Hauritz, has said that he ... Read more...

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Hauritz resists Ponting’s push for change in bowling style


November 3rd, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov. 3 (ANI): Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting and off-spinner Nathan Hauritz remain on a collision course after the latter declared he would be sticking to his tried-and-true formula leading ... Read more...

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At 35, Oz pacer Clark believes selectors have done him in


October 24th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct. 24 (ANI): At 35, former Australian fast bowler Stuart Clark believes that the National Selection Panel (NSP) headed by Andrew Hilditch has treated him harshly. He believes that his skinny ... Read more...

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For the Ashes, size does matter for England


September 24th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 24 (ANI):England cricket selectors have super-sized their fast bowling attack for the coming Ashes tour, recalling giant Chris Tremlett for the five-Test series starting on November 25 in Brisbane.The quick ... Read more...

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‘Rash’ Akmal needs to quickly get over his Twenty20 hangover: Waqar


July 24th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Leeds, Jul 24 (ANI): Pakistan's coach Waqar Younis has denied that his batsmen had been tainted by Twenty20 cricket with the exception of Umar Akmal."Definitely I would say that about Umar Akmal. ... Read more...

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Muralitharan ends Test career with a staggering 800 wickets (Lead)


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Galle (Sri Lanka), July 22 (IANS) Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan brought the curtains down on his illustrious Test career, claiming his 800th Test wicket in his last match against India ... Read more...

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Morgan can bring his one-day strengths into Test cricket: Strauss


July 20th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20(ANI): England skipper Andrew Strauss is backing left-handed batsman Eoin Morgan to come good in the Test arena, and confirm a place in the Ashes squad."There is no reason ... Read more...

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Australia A set to play Zimbabwe A


June 17th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 17 (ANI): Australia are set to host a Zimbabwe next year for the first time since 2003, following a meeting between Cricket Australia and Zimbabwean Sports Minister David Coltart.According to ... Read more...

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Kiwis must close gap against Australia, says editorial


April 3rd, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Apr.3 (ANI): New Zealand Cricket's focus must be on closing the gap against Australia, says an editorial in the New Zealand Herald.While this country remains highly competitive in the limited-overs games, ... Read more...

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Gayle, Roach to play for Western Australia in Twenty20


March 30th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 30 (ANI): West Indies captain Chris Gayle will return to Western Australia next summer to play for the Warriors' Twenty20 campaign. Fast bowler Kemar Roach will also join him.Gayle was ... Read more...

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Pak coach Waqar Younis to focus more on ‘very very important’ Test cricket


March 5th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar.5 (ANI): Newly appointed Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis's first major assignment is to help his team prepare to defend the ICC World T20 champion title, but Younis has said his ... Read more...

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Brett Lee retires from Test cricket


February 24th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 24 (IANS) Australian paceman Brett Lee Thursday announced his retirement from international Test cricket to prolong his career in other formats of the game. Lee, who has been curtailed by injury ... Read more...

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With my love of India, I would love to be a part of World Cup in subcontinent: Lee


February 24th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 24 (ANI): Australian fast bowler Brett Lee announced his retirement from Test cricket in order to prolong his career in the shorter forms of the game, saying he wants to ... Read more...

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Lee to retire from Test cricket


February 23rd, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Feb 23 (IANS) Australian pacer Brett Lee is set to retire from Test cricket on the advice of England rival and close friend Andrew Flintoff. Lee's retirement is expected to be ... Read more...

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Flintoff convinces Lee to call stumps on Test career


February 23rd, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.23 (ANI): England rival and close friend Andrew Flintoff has asked Australian pace spearhead Brett Lee to retire from Test cricket immediately.Lee's retirement is likely to be made official on Friday ... Read more...

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Don’t expect miracles from Pakistan team, says skipper Yousuf


January 16th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hobart (Australia), Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistan is unlikely to improve its performance in the Test arena without concrete measures and people should not have high expectations from the team, skipper Mohammad Yousuf ... Read more...

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South Africa to decide on Steyn, Kallis today


December 25th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Durban, Dec 25(ANI): South African coach Mickey Arthur has said that a final decision on whether to include fast bowler Dale Steyn and all-rounder Jacques Kallis for the second Test against England, ... Read more...

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Dhoni, Sehwag, Tendulkar in Roebuck’s Test XI for 2009


December 24th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec. 24 (ANI): Noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has revealed his preferred Test XI for 2009, and it includes three Indians - Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar.In ... Read more...

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Australian media attacks BCCI for killing Test cricket


December 7th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 7 (IANS) In a scathing attack on the Indian cricket board, Australian media Monday said the financially strong Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is doing every bit ... Read more...

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Hussey aims to re-establish himself during Windies series


November 25th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 25(ANI): Australian middle-order batsman Mike Hussey will be aiming to re-establish himself as an indispensable figure in the squad during the Frank Worrell Trophy.Hussey had taken a short break from ... Read more...

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Don’t let Test cricket die: Warne


November 23rd, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov.23 (ANI): Former Australian leg spinner Shane Warne has called on the game's managers to take urgent steps to keep Test cricket alive and popular among the spectatorsLamenting the unusually quiet ... Read more...

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Ex Oz pacer Hogg tells Brett Lee to give up Baggy Green


November 22nd, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov. 22 (ANI): Former Australian Test quick Rodney Hogg has urged Brett Lee to give his Baggy Green and retire from Test cricket in a bid to spearhead Australia's World Cup ... Read more...

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Brett Lee should quit Test cricket: Rodney Hogg


November 21st, 2009 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 21 (IANS) Former Test quick bowler Rodney Hogg feels Brett Lee should retire from Test cricket to spearhead Australia's bowling attack in the 2011 World Cup. Lee's international future is ... Read more...

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