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World cricket's concern is future of Tests

Best value for all stakeholders. Its a great marketing line for selling cricket. In India the game is in a sellers market and the buyers take anything without a complaint as long as it provides some enjoyment. See how it works. India will play 81 matches at home across all formats in the 2019-2023 Cycle of the Future Tour Programme (FTP) - up by 30 from the previous Programme, but the nu...

1 day ago
Steve Waugh's son features in Oz U-19 WC squad

Sydney, Dec 15 (IANS) Australia legend Steve Waugh's all-rounder son Austin was on Friday named in the 15-man squad, led by promising Jason Sangha, for the Under-19 World Cup to be held in New Zealand next month. The squad also includes Will Sutherland, the Victorian all-rounder and son of Cricket Australia's Chief Executive James Sutherland, as the vice-captain. Former Australia...

7 days ago
Ashes: England's Duckett suspended on disciplinary issue

Perth, Dec 9 (IANS) England batsman Ben Duckett was suspended on Saturday following an alcohol-related incident in a Perth bar during a team night out on Thursday. Duckett was meant to be opening the batting for England in the two-day tour match against a Cricket Australia XI at Richardson Park that started on Saturday, cricket.com.au reported. The 23-year-old, who had been dra...

27 days ago
Ashes: Paine clearly the best keeper in Australia, says Ponting

Sydney, Nov 18 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting on Saturday threw his weight behind wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Paine, who was recalled to the Test side after a seven-year absence for the opening two Ashes Tests against England. Ponting, who presented Paine with his Baggy Green in 2010 when he made his Test debut at Lord's against Pakistan, rated the 32-year-old as the best stu...

28 days ago
Australia recall stumper Paine for opening two Ashes Tests

Sydney, Nov 17 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday raised a few eyebrows by recalling wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Paine after a seven-year absence from Test cricket for the first two Ashes Tests against England in Brisbane and Adelaide. The 32-year-old Paine's shock inclusion comes as opener Cameron Bancroft was also named in the 13-man squad along with veteran batsman Shaun Marsh. <...

1 month ago
Woakes shines as England restrict CA XI to 249/6 in tour tie

Townsville, Nov 15 (IANS) Pacer Chris Woakes snared six wickets to give England the upper hand in the final Ashes warm-up tie against a Cricket Australia XI, who were restricted to 249/9 on the opening day of the four-dayer here. Fresh from a four-wicket haul in the second innings of the previous day-night tour game at Adelaide, the Warwickshire seamer ripped through the CA XI top order ...

1 month ago
We are a bit wiser this time, says England skipper Root

Townsville (Australia), Nov 14 (IANS) With cricket pundits predicting another humiliation of England in the upcoming Ashes series, an unfazed skipper Joe Root said his side is better prepared to take on the hostile hosts and wiser than they were four years ago. The Englishmen were thrashed 0-5 during the 2013-14 Ashes in Australia, which has once again fuelled talks of yet another humili...

1 month ago
Bayliss worried about England batting

Adelaide, Nov 12 (IANS) England coach Trevor Bayliss has warned his batsmen that they will have to produce big scores in order to win the upcoming Ashes series against bitter rivals Australia. The England batsmen struck five half-centuries on their way to a 192-run victory in a four-day warm-up match against Cricket Australia XI. But none of them could go above the mid-sixties an...

1 month ago
Seamers set up 192-run win for England in tour match

Adelaide, Nov 11 (IANS) England's seamers fine-tuned their skills ahead of the first Ashes Test by handing the tourists a 192-run win over a Cricket Australia XI in a four-day day-night tour game at the Adelaide Oval here on Saturday. Set 269 to win, the home side was bowled out for 75 early on the final day. The CA XI resumed at 70/7 but lost their last three wickets in 30 minu...

1 month ago
England call up uncapped Garton as Ball's cover

Adelaide, Nov 11 (IANS) The England selectors on Saturday called up uncapped left-arm pacer George Garton as a cover for injured Jake Ball for the team's final warm-up match in Townsville ahead of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane. Ball suffered an ankle injury after falling awkwardly just four overs into his opening spell on Thursday, the second day of the ongoing four-day tour match aga...

1 month ago
Coulter-Nile ruled out of Ashes series

Sydney, Nov 10 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile has been ruled out of the upcoming Ashes series due to the recurrence of a nagging back injury. Nathan Coulter-Nile has been sidelined with an aggravation of a previous stress fracture that curtails his Ashes dreams but could see him return to cricket at the back end of the summer, Cricket Australia announced on Friday. ...

1 month ago
Ankle injury forces pacer Ball out of England's tour game

Adelaide, Nov 10 (IANS) Ahead of the first Ashes Test from November 23, England's injury list is getting longer with each passing day as pacer Jake Ball -- with an ankle injury -- was on Friday ruled out from the rest of the four-day tour match against a Cricket Australia XI here. Ball hurt himself after falling awkwardly just four overs into his opening bowling spell on Thursday, the se...

1 month ago
Injury forces Finn out of England's Ashes campaign

London, Nov 7 (IANS) In a setback for England's chances in the upcoming Ashes series against Australia, pacer Steven Finn was ruled out on Tuesday after scans revealed that he has a torn left knee cartilage. The 28-year-old pacer, who was added to the squad following all-rounder Ben Stokes' arrest, was injured in training on Thursday. He will return to the UK in the next 48 hours...

2 months ago
India, Australia 3rd T20I match called off

Hyderabad, Oct 13 (IANS) The third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) match between India and Australia was called off due to the poor condition of the outfield of the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Friday. The three-match series was tied at 1-1. The first match was won by India by nine wickets via (D/L method) and second match was won by Australia by eight wickets. <...

3 months ago
Australia recall Faulkner, Coulter-Nile for India tour; Starc rested

Melbourne, Aug 18 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday recalled the pace duo of James Faulkner and Nathan Coulter-Nile while resting injured Mitchell Starc for the upcoming limited overs tour to India from September 17 to October 13. Besides Starc, all-rounder Moises Henriques and the injured trio of Chris Lynn, John Hastings, James Pattinson were also rested for the tour, comprising ...

4 months ago
Haddin joins Australia team as high-performance coach

Sydney, Aug 10 (IANS) Former wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin has joined the Australian men's team as a high-performance coach until the end of 2019, Cricket Australia (CA) announced on Thursday. Haddin, a veteran of 66 Tests and 126 one-day games, will replaced Greg Blewett, the former Australia batsman, who will now take up a position at South Australia. Commenting on his new r...

4 months ago
CA reaches pay deal with Australia players' association

Melbourne, Aug 3 (IANS) After a protracted pay dispute between the Australian players association and the parent body Cricket Australia, a deal has been reached to resolve the imapasse paving the way for the nation's professional players to be re-contracted and for this month's scheduled Test tour to Bangladesh to go ahead as planned. There was a final round of face-to-face negotiations ...

5 months ago
Patil named brand ambassador for Indian indoor cricket team

Dubai, July 12 (IANS) Former Indian batsman Sandeep Patil was on Wednesday named the brand ambassador of the Indian indoor cricket team. Patil will be the face of the team in the lead-up to the 10th edition of the World Indoor Cricket Federation (WICF) World Cup, scheduled to be held from September 16 to 23. The week-long tournament will be held in partnership with Cricket Austr...

5 months ago
Cricketer Steve Smith announces his engagement

New York, June 29 (IANS) Australian cricket team captain Steve Smith on Thursday announced his engagement with partner Dani Willis through social media. Today I got down on one knee and @dani_willis said YES, Smith posted on Instagram. The 28-year old batsman, rated one of the best in the world, was at New York City's Rockefeller Centre rooftop. After Australia's early ex...

5 months ago
Indian companies eye IP rights of Australian cricketers

Sydney, June 29 (IANS) There is a sudden rise of interest among Indian companies in the Australian cricketers as they are engaged in a wage dispute with Cricket Australia (CA), which threatens to leave all Kangaroo players unemployed from July 1. The negotiations have obviously created interest overseas and there has been genuine interest from the Indian market in regards to players' IP ...

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