test match cricket

Too many wickets lost on opening day: Windies coach Gibson


May 18th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS/CMC) West Indies' head coach Ottis Gibson has praised the team's batting effort but conceded that the side had lost too many wickets on the opening day of ... Read more...

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‘Ponting contemplating retirement from ODIs’


February 20th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) National selector John Inverarity said Monday that it was unlikely that former skipper Ricky Ponting would be able to make his way back to the ... Read more...

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Luck not going India’s way, says Kohli


January 13th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 13 (IANS) India batsman Virat Kohli said Friday that it was bad luck and not lack of temperament or technique that has been ailing the team in its ... Read more...

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ICC executive board to discuss Test championship


October 9th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 9 (IANS) The possibility of converting the 2013 Champions Trophy into a Test championship will be discussed by the executive board of the International Cricket Council (ICC) at ... Read more...

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Four Indians figure in ‘All-time Greatest Test team’


July 18th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 18 (IANS) Four Indians - Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev - have made it to the 'Alltime Greatest Test team' through an online ... Read more...

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ICC committee recommends two new balls from each end in ODIs


June 27th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, June 27 (IANS) The International Cricket Council's chief executive committee (CEC) has recommended use of two new balls from each end and the abolishing of runners in One-day ... Read more...

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Science reveals why fast bowlers are more injury-prone than others


April 27th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 27(ANI): Cricket fast bowlers are more injury-prone than others, and the practice of creating their own custom footwear could be making things worse, according to a new study.The report, by ... Read more...

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Ex-cricketers Taylor, Walters to join Aussie cricket hall of fame


February 7th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb.7 (ANI): Former Australian Test skipper Mark Taylor and former middle-order great Doug Walters will join exalted company on Monday when they become the latest inductees in the Hall of Fame.Taylor, ... Read more...

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Ponting to review future with Australian cricket


December 29th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 29 (IANS) Ricky Ponting will be reviewing his future with Australian cricket after the team lost the fourth Ashes Test by an innings and 157 runs here Wednesday, with England ... Read more...

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Ponting promises to review his Test future, says still has lot to offer


December 29th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 29 (ANI): Beleaguered Australia's skipper Ricky Ponting has said that he still has lot to offer the team after suffering his third Ashes series defeat today at the MCG.Australia lost ... Read more...

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Strauss questions Johnson’s axing for second Ashes Test


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Dec 2(ANI): England captain Andrew Strauss reckons that it is a "big call" by Australia to drop out of sorts fast bowler Mitchell Johnson for the second Test match of the ... Read more...

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Ponting confirms ‘poor form’ behind Johnson’s axing for second Ashes Test


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Dec 2(ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting has confirmed that struggling fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has been dropped from the 12-man squad for the second Test match of the Ashes series, starting ... Read more...

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Batting coach Greatbatch calls for more Test match cricket for Black Caps


November 10th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad (India), Nov.10 (ANI): New Zealand's batting coach Mark Greatbatch has challenged New Zealand Cricket officials to work for more test matches for the national squad because he firmly believes that arena ... Read more...

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T20 has revitalized cricket, but Tests are undisputed kings: Gilchrist


October 21st, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct. 21 (ANI): Former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist has said that while Twenty20 cricket has revitalized the sport, Test match cricket will continue to be the undisputed king.Speaking at function held ... Read more...

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‘Absurd’ to remove Ponting from captaincy: Nielsen


October 16th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Oct 16 (ANI): Defending the Australian skipper over the series loss to India, coach Tim Nielsen has said that the suggestion that Ricky Ponting should stand down as captain for the Ashes ... Read more...

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Beaten Ponting wants Oz players to focus quickly on Ashes series


October 14th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 14 (ANI): Australia's skipper Ricky Ponting, who lost his last Test before the Ashes series, has said that the team has to move quickly to prepare themselves to face England ... Read more...

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Virender Sehwag wins ‘ICC Test Player of the Year’ award


October 6th, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Oct.6 (ANI): Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag, who won the 'ICC Test Player of the Year' award at the LG ICC Awards ceremony here on Wednesday, said that he always tries ... Read more...

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‘Tired’ Hussey, Bollinger’s ‘chill therapy’ to be fighting fit for Mohali Test


September 29th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 29 (ANI): Doug Bollinger and Mike Hussey, who are tired after participating in the Champions League, want to just chill out in order to prepare themselves for the first India-Australia ... Read more...

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Ashes: Chief selector Miller quietly confident about ‘resilient’ England taking on Aussies


September 25th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.25 (ANI): Chief selector Geoff Miller has said that the squad doing duty for England for the upcoming Ashes series, is the most resilient to be sent to Australia in nearly ... Read more...

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Ponting says next seven months a huge challenge for Oz team


September 18th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sept.18 (ANI): Skipper Ricky Ponting has said that the next seven months for Australia and himself will be the greatest challenge of his career.He believes that a tour of India, ... Read more...

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Test cricket is still exciting: Sehwag


September 14th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Test cricket may be losing popularity with Twenty20 catching the imagination of the younger generation, but swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag says the longer version of the ... Read more...

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Pak horror show sees fans snub ongoing second Test against England


August 7th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 7 (ANI): A disappointing turnout from Pakistan supporters at Edgbaston for the ongoing second Test against England has been put down to a variety of factors, chief of them being ... Read more...

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Hussey predicts Pak’s batting depth will be tested


July 12th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): Australian middle-order batsman Mike Hussey has said that Pakistan's batting depth faces a stern test against his country's bowlers in the absence of tried performers like Mohammad Yousuf ... Read more...

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Day/night Tests played in Australia or India set to be reality soon: Morgan


May 19th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 19 (ANI): The longest version of cricket, which is facing a dearth of spectators, is all set to attract viewers in large numbers very soon with day/night Tests being played ... Read more...

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Early momentum needed to win T20, says John Wright


April 17th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 17 (ANI): Former New Zealand cricketer and former Indian cricket team coach John Wright said on Saturday said that teams need to bring in momentum early on in the ... Read more...

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T20 could sound death knell for Test cricket: MCC boss


March 25th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.25 (ANI): The increasing popularity of the slam bang T20 cricket could 'sound the death knell for Test cricket', Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) chief Keith Bradshaw has warned.In his article for ... Read more...

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Cricket is a man’s game: Pietersen


March 19th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Chittagong, Mar 19(ANI): England batsman Kevin Pietersen has defended his team-mates' aggressive approach in the first Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong, by claiming that cricket is a man's game."It's a man's game ... Read more...

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Pietersen to groundsmen: Prepare good Test pitches or risk killing the game


March 19th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 19 (ANI): England batsman Kevin Pietersen has asked groundsmen to prepare good Test pitches or risk killing the game.England's hard-fought first Test win over Bangladesh on a flat slow track ... 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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ICC chief greets India for being No.1 in Test rankings


February 19th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 19 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat Friday congratulated India on finishing as No.1 team in the Test Championship table following their innings victory over South Africa ... Read more...

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Pink balls too quick for Aussie quickie tail-enders!


February 3rd, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb. 3 (ANI): Even as Cricket Australia stepped up its push to stage day-night Tests by commencing a trial of pink balls in Futures League matches on Tuesday, the country's tail-enders ... Read more...

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Freddie rules out Test return, but England ODI, 20-20 call-up still a done deal


January 29th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.29 (ANI): Former Test all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has hit out at suggestions he would not be welcomed back by the England dressing room.The 32-year-old all-rounder is currently recovering from knee ... Read more...

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Injured Kiwi pacer Bond retires from Test cricket


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec. 23 (ANI): Black Caps fast bowler Shane Bond has announced his retirement from Test cricket,but will remain available for New Zealand in one-day and Twenty20 internationals.Bond, 34, was forced to ... Read more...

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Indian cricket has reached the pinnacle: ICC chief


December 16th, 2009 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Dec 16 (IANS) The head of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Wednesday congratulated India on reaching the top of the rankings for Test match cricket, saying the time ... Read more...

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Windies won’t wilt against Aussies, says coach Williams


November 22nd, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Nov. 22 (ANI): West Indian cricket team coach David Williams has warned the Australians that the visitors will not to wilt under pressure from the hosts this summer, even as former ... Read more...

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