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Australian Katich retires from first class cricket


June 12th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 12 (IANS) Former Australian Test opener Simon Katich Tuesday announced his retirement from first class cricket at home.In a statement, Robert Joske Management, the agency that manages Katich ... Read more...

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Controversies not new for Pomersbach


May 18th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Australian crickter Luke Pomersbach, who was arrested here Thursday for allegedly molesting an American woman, has had a controversial past. Back home, he has been ... Read more...

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Dhoni relieved after India’s first ODI win overseas since June


February 8th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Feb 8 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Wednesday heaved a sigh of relief after the World Champions won their first One-day International since June last year.India defeated Sri ... Read more...

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Wasim Akram blasts India’s batting legends


January 19th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram Thursday blasted the ageing Indian batting legends calling them "physically inadequate" and termed the world No.2 Test team's humiliating defeat in ... Read more...

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India must clear cobwebs in mind and play fearless cricket: Ganguly


January 12th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 12 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly Thursday said the war of words between the two teams will surely make the third cricket Test between India and ... Read more...

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Dhoni, Shewag rubbish reports of rifts in Indian dressing room (Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 12 (IANS) Saying that the Australians must be dreaming, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and senior batsman Virender Sehwag Thursday rubbished speculations in the media here of ... Read more...

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Rumours of rifts in Indian team is rubbish, says Sehwag


January 12th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 12 (IANS) India's dashing opener Virender Sehwag Thursday dismissed reports of a rift between him and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and said the team is unified ahead ... Read more...

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Australia still undecided on bowling attack


January 12th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 12 (IANS) Australia captain Michael Clarke Thursday said he would wait till Friday before deciding whether to field a four-match pace attack against India in the third cricket ... Read more...

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WACA curator predicts bouncy Perth track


January 9th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 8 (IANS) Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) curator Cameron Sutherland has warned India to be prepared for a bouncy track for the third Test against Australia beginning at ... Read more...

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Arthur says Harris ready for Perth


January 7th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) Australia coach Mickey Arthur has hinted at paceman Ryan Harris's return to the Australian playing eleven for the third Test beginning Friday at Perth.Harris, who has ... Read more...

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It will be interesting how India bat at Perth: Arthur


January 7th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) Australia coach Mickey Arthur says it will be interesting to see how India bat on a bouncy wicket at Perth after struggling on a batting-friendly ... Read more...

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We have always put the team first: Clarke


January 6th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 6 (IANS) Australian captain Michael Clarke said Friday that the philosophy of always putting the team first was key in the innings and 68 runs win over ... Read more...

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Australia may unleash Harris on a bouncy WACA track


January 5th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 5 (IANS) Australa will be unleashing fast bowler Ryan Harris in a four-pronged pace battery in next week's third Test against India on a bouncy WACA track in ... 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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Five Oz players available for Sheffield Shield, Ryobi Cup selection


October 6th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 6 (IANS) Former skipper Ricky Ponting and experienced bastsman Mike Hussey are among five members of the Australian squad for the South Africa series who will be available ... Read more...

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Sydney Thunder laps up Gayle for Big Bash


June 30th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 30 (IANS) Big Bash team Sydney Thunder Thursday bought West Indies opener Chris Gayle. The New South Wales team spent almost half its salary cap on the explosive ... Read more...

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Oz cricketers demand 80 million dollar pay hike


March 28th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar. 28 (ANI): Australia's out-of-form cricketers are at war with their employers, Cricket Australia, after demanding an 80 million dollar increase to their payment pool.The stunning claims have forced a breakdown ... Read more...

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Ex-Oz keeper Healy hits out at decision to rest stars


February 7th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.7 (ANI): Former Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy has criticized Cricket Australia for resting senior players Michael Clarke and Brett Lee for the seventh and final one-day international against Australia.Healy, a member ... Read more...

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Arthur firming up as favourite to coach Australia


January 20th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 20 (ANI): Mickey Arthur's probability as the Australian coach-in-waiting has increased with Cricket Australia wanting the South African to join its elite coaching set-up.CA backed Arthur in landing the head ... Read more...

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Ponting to undergo surgery on fractured finger


January 3rd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 3(ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting will undergo surgery on his fractured finger, which forced him to sit out of the fifth and final Test of the Ashes series.Ponting had fractured ... Read more...

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Injured Ponting out of fifth Ashes Test


December 30th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 30(ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting has been ruled out of the fifth Test of the Ashes series against England because of further damage to his broken finger.Ponting had fractured the ... Read more...

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England refreshed and ready to retain Ashes in Boxing Day Ashes Test: Trott


December 25th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 25(ANI): The England team is ready to secure the Ashes in the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, according to middle-order batsman Jonathan Trott.In a write-up for the ... Read more...

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Swann was intimidated by in-form Hussey in Perth Test: Healy


December 25th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 25(ANI): Former Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy has credited in-form middle-order batsman Mike Hussey for neutralizing England's world No.1 spin bowler Graeme Swann.Swann was the tourist's trumpcard when England took a ... Read more...

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Anderson ‘100 per cent fit, available for selection’: Strauss


December 25th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 25(ANI): England skipper Andrew Strauss has said that fast bowler James Anderson is almost certain to play in the Boxing Day Ashes Test after comfortably handling a solid practice session ... Read more...

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Trott feels ‘privileged’ to play in front of record 90,000 supporters at MCG


December 25th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 25(ANI): England batsman Jonathan Trott thinks that the challenge of playing in front of over 90,000 supporters on the first day of the traditional Boxing Day Ashes Test at the ... Read more...

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First hour of first day at MCG crucial to winning Boxing Day Ashes Test: Clarke


December 25th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 25(ANI): Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke reckons that the first hour of first day's play at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is crucial to winning the Boxing Day Test of the Ashes ... Read more...

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MCG curator says specialist spinner will be the key


December 24th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec. 24 (ANI): West Australian left-arm spinner Michael Beer has found an ally at last, and he comes in the form of the MCG curator Cameron Hodgkins.Called into the Australian ... Read more...

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Record 90,000 fans at MCG will make Aussies feel ‘bulletproof’: Ponting


December 24th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 24(ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting thinks that his team will feel "bulletproof" if the first-day crowd for the Boxing Day Ashes Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground reaches an expected ... Read more...

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England ‘won’t be overwhelmed’ by record 90,000 supporters at MCG: Strauss


December 24th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 24(ANI): England captain Andrew Strauss is confident that his side will rise to the challenge of playing in front of over 90,000 supporters on the first day of the traditional ... Read more...

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Ponting expects his ‘boys to play with emotion’


December 24th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 24(ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting is loving his team's newly discovered art of sledging and aggression, and says that it would boost their confidence going into the Boxing Day Test ... Read more...

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Swann still the trump card against Australia in Ashes: Willis


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec. 23 (ANI): Former England fast bowler and now commentator Bob Willis believes that off-spinner Graeme Swann remains England's trump card against the Australians in the two Ashes Tests to be ... Read more...

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Thomson backs four-pronged pace for Melbourne Ashes Test


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 23(ANI): Former Australian fast bowler Jeff Thomson has urged the national selectors to retain the four front-line quicks in the bowling line-up for the Boxing Day Test of the Ashes ... Read more...

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Pietersen unfazed by prospect of bouncy wicket for Boxing Day Ashes Test


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 23(ANI): England batsman Kevin Pietersen insists that his team would not be losing sleep over the prospect of another bouncy wicket in the Boxing Day Test of the Ashes series ... Read more...

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Ashes 2010: Dependable Tim Bresnan to lead England fight back


December 22nd, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec.22 (ANI): Yorkshire fast bowler Tim Bresnan is strongly expected to play in the Boxing Day Test at the MCG as England plan how best to respond to their 267-run defeat ... Read more...

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England will be Melbourne marvels: Flower


December 22nd, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec. 22 (ANI): Coach Andy Flower is confident that England will put up a marvelous performance during the Boxing Day Test that begins here from Sunday.Rubbishing suggestions and reports that England ... Read more...

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