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Freak eye injury ends Boucher’s international career


July 11th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) A freak eye injury forced South Africa's veteran wicketkeeper Mark Boucher to end his international cricket career, it was announced Tuesday.The 35-year-old Boucher, who suffered the ... Read more...

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First day washout dents West Indies’ preparations


May 6th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hove (England), May 6 (IANS/CMC) The bumpy start of the West Indies tour of England continued Saturday when rain forced the abandonment of the first day of their opening tour game ... Read more...

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Injury doubts linger over Edwards but Sammy upbeat


May 6th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Hove, (England) May 6 (IANS/CMC) Fitness doubts remain over leading fast bowler Fidel Edwards as West Indies' tour of England formally started here, but captain Darren Sammy has backed the speedster ... Read more...

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India to play extra warm-up game in Australia


October 5th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 5 (IANS) The Indian cricket team will play two warm-up matches ahead of the Test series in Australia.Cricket Australia (CA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in ... Read more...

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I am there if needed, Ponting tells Clarke


August 5th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 5 (IANS) Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting doesn't want to give any unsolicited advice to his teammates, but said if the boys, including his successor Michael Clarke, need ... Read more...

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Sehwag to bolster Indian squad in England


August 2nd, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Virender Sehwag will be leaving for England Wednesday morning to join the struggling Indian team which is 0-2 down in the four-match Test series.India ... Read more...

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Our performance should give England the confidence: Somerset coach


July 18th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Taunton, July 18 (IANS) Somerset coach Andy Hurry believes the county have given a psychological advantage to England against India in the upcoming Test series after "bullying" the visitors in ... Read more...

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Ashes: England sends frontline bowling attack to Brisbane to acclimatize


November 1st, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Perth/Brisbane, Nov.1 (ANI): England has sent their frontline bowlers to Brisbane to acclimatise for the first Ashes Test at the Gabba.This is a radical Ashes strategy. The bowlers were earlier scheduled ... Read more...

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North escapes Oz selectors’ axe for second Test against India


October 7th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 7 (ANI): Batsman Marcus North, who failed to score more than 10 runs for the 16th time in his 30-innings career in Mohali, seems to have escaped the selectors' axe ... Read more...

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Partnerships with bat and ball pivotal to Oz defeating India: Ponting


October 1st, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, Oct.1 (ANI): Australian cricket team captain Ricky Ponting has said that partnerships, both with the bat and the ball, would be pivotal to side putting up a good performance against India."I ... Read more...

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Watson eyeing to keep Ojha at bay


September 26th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, Sep 26(ANI): Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has set his sights on Indian left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha saying that he could be the key to India's bowling attack in the upcoming Test ... Read more...

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Chris Rogers eyeing Australia Test recall


July 10th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10(ANI): Chris Rogers has knocked on the doors of the Australian selectors again by punching a knock of 93 for Derbyshire against the Ricky Ponting-led team in the two day-tour ... Read more...

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Australia to target Afridi in Lord’s Test: Ponting


July 9th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9(ANI): Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has said his side will target Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi in next week's Lords Test, as he will be playing his first Test match in ... Read more...

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Lee knew his time in Tests was over after England won the Ashes


February 25th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.25 (ANI): Australian pace bowler Brett Lee knew that a part of his career was over last August as England paraded around The Oval with the Ashes.The Sydney Morning Herald quoted ... Read more...

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Australian batsmen prepare to face a tough series against Pakistan


December 24th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 24(ANI): Australian batsmen have said that they expect the Pakistan team to put up good fight in the three-Test series starting on Boxing Day.Though Pakistan has not played a Test ... Read more...

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Oz pacer Johnson admits family problems led to Ashes meltdown


November 24th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Perth (Australia), Nov. 24 (ANI): Australia's left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has admitted to having a bitter row with his mother over his association with girlfriend Jessica Bratich, and added that this ... Read more...

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Windies pacer Roach says his team ready to take on Aussies


November 20th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Nov.20 (ANI): West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach has said that his side will be ready to compete on equal terms with Australia when the first Test begins at the Gabba ... Read more...

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Pakistan-Australia Test series in England in July


September 24th, 2009 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Pakistan will play their 2010 two-Test home series against Australia in England in the summer. The series was to be played in Pakistan, but security concerns forced the matches ... Read more...

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McGrath’s advice to Johnson: Keep it simple


August 27th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug.27 (ANI): Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath has told left-arm quick Mitchell Johnson not to overdo or over think things and keep things simple if he wants to reach his ... Read more...

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England rookie Trott will face `stern Ashes examination’: Hussey


August 16th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.16 (ANI): Out of form Australian batsman Michael Hussey has warned England's rookie batsman Jonathan Trott that he will face a "stern examination" in the fifth and final Ashes Tests to ... Read more...

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Discarded Oz opener hoping for a call up at The Oval


August 12th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.12 (ANI): Discarded Australia opener Phillip Hughes says he is still preparing for next week's Ashes series decider at The Oval just in case he is needed.Arriving in the United Kingdom ... Read more...

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To keep Johnson in rhythm, Ponting to keep a close eye


August 10th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 10 (ANI): Australia is keen to keep fast bowler Mitchell Johnson bubbling along before the deciding fifth Ashes Test to be played at The Oval.Australia waited 10 weeks on tour ... Read more...

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Split in Oz camp over whether Lee should play fourth Ashes Test


August 6th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Yorkshire (UK), Aug.6 (ANI): Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has declared himself "100 percent" fit for tomorrow's fourth Ashes Test at the Headingly cricket ground here, but fellow all-rounder Shane Watson believes ... Read more...

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A struggling Johnson may make way for Clark


July 26th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Northamptonshire (UK), July 26 (ANI): With just four days to go for the third Test at Edgbaston, Australia's cricket selectors have been placed in a quandry over what to do with their ... Read more...

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Lee continues to be doubtful ahead of third Ashes Test


July 21st, 2009 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Brett Lee's injury continues to frustrate the Australians ahead of the third Ashes Test with the team management slated to take the decisions over the bowler in a ... Read more...

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‘Hughes is twice as tough as I was,’ says Steve Waugh


July 16th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 16 (ANI): Former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh has declared that opener Phillip Hughes is twice as tough as he was at the same age, as the young Australian continues ... Read more...

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Ponting admits to giving Lee the occasional kick in the backside to rev him up


July 9th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Cardiff (Wales), July 9 (ANI): Ricky Ponting has said that he has had to give Brett Lee an occasional kick up the backside to get the best out of his fast bowler.The ... Read more...

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Lee `gutted’ about missing out on two Ashes Tests


July 7th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Cardiff (Wales), July 7 (ANI): Australian fast bowler Brett Lee, who claimed seven wickets with his reverse swing in a tour game against the England Lions last week, is "gutted" that he ... Read more...

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Lee doubtful for Cardiff Test


July 6th, 2009 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Brett Lee's chances of leading the attack in the first Ashes Test starting Wednesday at Cardiff looked doubtful as he suffered a rib-injury during a ... Read more...

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Hughes will come up trumps in Ashes series: Langer


July 6th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Perth (Australia), July 6 (ANI): Former Australian opener Justin Langer believes that current opener Phillip Hughes will come up trumps during the Ashes series that gets underway from Wednesday.Langer has told Hughes ... Read more...

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Harmison warns of body targeting Aussies in Ashes


July 3rd, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Worcester (UK), July 3 (ANI): Fast bowler Steve Harmison has warned that England's quicks plan to target the body of young Australian batting sensation Phillip Hughes during the Ashes series.Harmison may not ... Read more...

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Lee in Ashes contention with five for against England Lions


July 3rd, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Worcester (UK), July 3 (ANI): Speedster Brett Lee surged into Australia's Ashes attack contention with a devastating spell of reverse swing bowling against the England Lions.The veteran pacer resurrected his Test career ... Read more...

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Australians warned to beware of Rashid’s spinning talent


June 30th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 30 (ANI): Australians have been warned of a rare talent, an exciting young leg spinner on the verge of Test selection. The tourists are to be introduced to Adil Rashid ... Read more...

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Watson certain to miss first Ashes Test


June 30th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 30 (ANI): Australia's injured all-rounder Shane Watson has been almost ruled out for the first Ashes Test after he did not train with the team in Worcester.Watson, who has an ... Read more...

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Oz bowlers fail to impress in drawn tie against Sussex


June 28th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Sussex (England), June 28 (ANI): The drawn tour game against Sussex has left the Australian cricket team management with creases on their foreheads, at least insofar as deciding their bowling line-up for ... Read more...

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