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World Twenty20: Afghanistan opt to field against England


September 21st, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 21 (IANS) Afghanistan captain Nawroz Mangal won the toss and opted to field against defending champions England in a group A match of the World Twent20 cricket tournament ... Read more...

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Pietersen hopes to be back for NZ tour


September 21st, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Out of favour England batsman Kevin Pietersen tweeted Friday that he hopes to make a comeback for England's tour to New Zealand in February 2013.In ... Read more...

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World Twenty20 scoreboard: Zimbabwe vs South Africa


September 21st, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Hambantota, Sep 20 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the World Twenty20 match between Zimbabwe and South Africa at the Mahinda Rajapakse Stadium here Thursday.Zimbabwe:Hamilton Masakadza c Levi b ... Read more...

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Unimpressive India beat Afghanistan by 23 runs


September 20th, 2012 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 19 (IANS) India survived a scare to beat Afghanistan by 23 runs in their opening match of the World Twenty20 at the R. Premadasa Stadium here Wednesday.Chasing a ... Read more...

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Spinners will be India’s trump card at World T20: MacGill


September 18th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Former Australian Test spinner Stuart MacGill Tuesday said tweakers will be the key if India have to win the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.The 41-year-old ... Read more...

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McCullum, Ajmal lead World T20 rankings


September 13th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 13 (IANS) New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum and Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal have taken over as the leading batsman and bowler in the latest ICC Twenty20 player ... Read more...

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Disappointed with loss, but lot of positives: Dhoni


September 12th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 12 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was disappointed with the team's one-run loss to New Zealand in Tuesday's Twenty20 international ahead of the World Twenty20 starting ... Read more...

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Women’s cricket: Bangladesh shock South Africa by two wickets


September 7th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 7 (IANS) The South African women's cricket team suffered a two-wicket defeat at the hands of hosts Bangladesh in the first One-day International (ODI) of the three-match series ... Read more...

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Pietersen to feature in World T20 as commentator


August 24th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Axed from the national team, former England captain Kevin Pietersen, who was the star of the last Twenty20 World Cup, will still feature in this ... Read more...

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Sangakkara banks on home advantage at World T20


July 27th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka wicket-keeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara believes playing at home will give his side added inspiration to win the World Twenty20 in September.Speaking to ICC ... Read more...

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Fiery pacer Brett Lee retires from international cricket


July 13th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 13 (IANS) It's official, I have retired from international cricket! Thanks for all your love and support. It's been an amazing 13 years -- so tweeted Australian ... Read more...

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World Cup T20 ticket sales rise


April 3rd, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 3 (IANS) Ticket sales for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka this year are on the rise after just one week of their start. More than 25 percent ... Read more...

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CSA to release Botha from central contracts


March 31st, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 31 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) will be releasing Johan Botha from his central contract after the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in September.The Twenty20 captain said it ... Read more...

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Dhoni hails India’s exceptional fielding


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 3 (IANS) India's cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni commended his side for an exceptional fielding effort in the second Twenty20 International against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground ... Read more...

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Dhoni hints at quitting Tests by 2013


January 12th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 12 (IANS) Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hinted that he may retire from Tests to prolong his career in the shorter versions of the game, keeping in mind ... Read more...

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Irfan Pathan keen to make return to national squad count


December 6th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Baroda, Dec 6 (IANS) Irfan Pathan, making a comeback into the Indian team after two years, is eager to cash in on the opportunity given by the national selectors.Pathan was ... Read more...

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Dhoni’s sloppy keeping typifies character of Indian team: Lloyd


August 13th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Former England cricketer David Lloyd feels that India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's tired wicketkeeping typifies the character of the Indian team which is either too ... Read more...

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Ojha to play for English county surrey


August 2nd, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Indian left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha will be playing for English county Surrey in the first-class and One-day format to gain experience in the lean domestic season.Ojha ... Read more...

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Minnows back only in 2015 World Cup, 2019 will have 10 teams (Roundup)


June 28th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, June 28 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) in a U-turn Tuesday decided to allow the minnows to play only in the 2015 World Cup and restrict the ... Read more...

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Collingwood, Prior dropped from England squad


June 21st, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 21 (IANS) England have dropped former captain Paul Collingwood and wicketkeeper Matt Prior from their one-day squad for the forthcoming limited-over series against Sri Lanka.Wicketkeeper-batsman Craig Kieswetter has ... Read more...

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Afridi denies rift within team management


May 10th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 10 (IANS) Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has played down reports of a rift within the team management involving him and coach Waqar Younis.A day after Afridi was ... 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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Flower signs new contract to stay on as England coach


May 3rd, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Andy Flower has signed a new contract with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to stay on as the team director.Flower, a former Zimbabwe ... Read more...

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Malinga retires from Tests to prolong international career


April 22nd, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Sri Lankan express-fast bowler Malinga Friday announced his retirement from Test cricket prolong his career in ODIs and Twenty20s.Malinga, who was accused by his cricket board ... Read more...

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ICC to reconsider its decision to cut teams from 2015 World Cup


April 20th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 20 (ANI): ICC President Sharad Pawar has decided to request the executive board to revisit its decision to cut teams from the 2015 cricket world cup during the International Cricket ... Read more...

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No plans of retirement as of now: Afridi


April 12th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 12(ANI): Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has made it clear that he has no plans of retirement at the moment, and that he will keep playing for his country "for ... Read more...

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Ireland furious over ICC’s decision to reduce 2015 World Cup to 10 teams


April 5th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 5 (ANI): The International Cricket Council has been accused of protecting the interests of the bigger nations after it announced to cut associate teams from the next World Cup.The ... Read more...

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Confident Dhoni fashions India’s World Cup triumph


April 3rd, 2011 - 4:22 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni has climbed the ladder of success with rapid strides, first as a player and then as the Indian cricket captain. After winning ... Read more...

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We are not taking Netherlands lightly: Gibson


February 26th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) West Indies coach Ottis Gibson Saturday refused to term their Monday's World Cup opponents, the Netherlands, as minnows and said they have already proved a point after ... Read more...

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T20 win against England gave us confidence: Dutch skipper


February 21st, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Feb 21 (IANS) The win against England in the 2009 World Twenty20 has given the Netherlands confidence ahead of their World Cup opener here Tuesday, Dutch skipper Peter Borren said.Six members, ... Read more...

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Next cricket World Cup reduced to top 10-team format


February 19th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 19 (ANI): The next World Cup edition to be played in 2015 has been reduced to a top ten-team contest unlike the present 14-team event.Efforts are on to include the ... Read more...

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Ten teams for next 50-over Cricket World Cup, 16 for Twenty20


February 18th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Dhaka, Feb 18 (IANS) The next edition of the 50-over World Cup will have only ten teams instead of 14 at present to improve the competitiveness, and for the Twenty20 ... Read more...

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Flower’s gamble of playing Pietersen as opener may pay-off big for England: Selvey


February 18th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17(ANI): Former England fast bowler Mike Selvey reckons that coach Andy Flower's late tactical switch of using Kevin Pietersen as an opening batsman in the World Cup will prove to ... Read more...

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Lee lynchpin of Oz World Cup attack: Chappell, Waugh


February 7th, 2011 - 8:54 am ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.7 (ANI): Former Australian Test skippers Greg Chappell and Steve Waugh have both rated fast bowler Brett Lee as the spiritual leader and lynchpin of Australia's World Cup attack after his ... Read more...

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Chappell, Waugh describe Brett Lee’s comeback as Australia’s World Cup inspiration


February 5th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 5 (ANI): Fast bowler Brett Lee, who made a rousing return from a 15-month injury lay-off, has been hailed as Australia's World Cup "inspiration" by greats like Greg Chappell and ... Read more...

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