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Grandstand named after Andrew Symonds unveiled at Townsville's Riverway Stadium
Townsville (Australia), Sep 30 (IANS) The Grandstand at the Riverway Stadium in Townsville, Queensland on Friday was officially named after late Australia cricketing great Andrew Symonds.
2022-09-30
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Can use big boundaries in Australia to your advantage: Hazlewood on T20 World Cup
Sydney, Sep 30 (IANS) Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood believes bigger boundaries and quicker pitches in Australia will play into the hands' of hosts ahead of their Men's T20 World Cup title defence starting from October 16.
2022-09-30
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
People from the outside might be surprised but team knew about his skill: Marsh on Green
Sydney, Sep 29 (IANS) In the absence of swashbuckling David Warner, all-rounder Cameron Green smoothly delivered in his new role as an opener in the T20Is against India, hitting two stunning half-centuries in Mohali and Hyderabad at a whopping strike-rate of 214.54.
2022-09-29
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
As Mandhana considers pulling out of WBBL, world No.1 T20 bowler Ecclestone signs up for Sydney Sixers
Sydney, Sep 13 (IANS) Even as India women's cricket team vice-captain Smriti Mandhana is considering pulling out of the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) in Australia to manage her workload and avoid any injuries and niggles, to keep herself fit for international commitments, the world's No.1 ranked T20I bowler, left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone, has no such issues as she joined Sydney Sixers for the upcoming season of the lucrative tournament.
2022-09-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australia ODI captaincy on mind, Warner likely to meet CA boss to discuss lifetime leadership ban
Sydney, Sep 13 (IANS) Charismatic Australia opener David Warner will likely meet Cricket Australia (CA) chief Nick Hockley soon to get a clear picture about the lifetime leadership ban imposed on him in the wake of the 2018 ball-tampering scandal during the Test series in South Africa.
2022-09-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Injured Marcus Stoinis, David Warner out of Australia's third ODI against New Zealand
Cairns, Sep 10 (IANS) Injured all-rounder Marcus Stoinis on Saturday was ruled out of Australia's third and final ODI against New Zealand, to be held at Cairns on Sunday. Apart from Stoinis, opener David Warner has been released from the squad to manage his workload ahead of 12 hectic months of international cricket.
2022-09-10
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Maxwell takes a stunning catch to send Guptill packing as video goes viral
Cairns, Sep 6 (IANS) Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell's stunning catch to dismiss Martin Guptill in the first One-day International at the Cazaly's Stadium here on Tuesday has once again cemented his credentials as one of the best fielders in world cricket.
2022-09-06
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Zimbabwe coach Houghton pitches for more tours to bigger countries after win vs Australia
Townsville (Queensland), Sep 4 (IANS) A day after the historic ODI win on Australian soil, Zimbabwe head coach Dave Houghton said the success should translate into more matches for the country and more tours to bigger cricket-playing nations.
2022-09-04
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australia's ODI series vs Kiwis to kick-start minor tweaks in side for 2023 World Cup: McDonald
Townsville (Queensland), Sep 4 (IANS) Australia men's cricket team coach Andrew McDonald has indicated the three-match One-day International series against New Zealand at Cairns, beginning September 6, will be the beginning of the process of streamlining the side for the 50-over World Cup in India next year.
2022-09-04
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Ryan Burl takes five as Zimbabwe record historic ODI win against Australia (Ld)
Townsville, Sep 3 (IANS) Zimbabwe scored a historic three-wicket victory against the Aaron Finch-led Australia, with leg-spinner Ryan Burl grabbing five wickets for just 10 runs as he brought the hosts to their knees in the third and final One-day International here on Saturday.
2022-09-03
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Starc claims his 200th ODI wicket; breaks 23-year-old record of Saqlain Mushtaq
Townsville, Sep 3 (IANS) There was something to cheer for Australia amid the gloom of losing the third and final One-day International against Zimbabwe here on Saturday, with pace bowler Mitchell Starc claiming his 200th ODI wicket to break a 23-year-old record, and become the fastest ever to reach the milestone.
2022-09-03
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Pat Cummins returns; Tim David replaces Mitchell Swepson in Australian squad for ICC Men's T20 World Cup (Ld)
Sydney, Sep 1 (IANS) Australia have included Singapore-born, Perth raised Tim David in place of leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson in their men's squad for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup.
2022-09-01
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Steve Smith keen to be in Australia's scheme of things for T20 World Cup
Townsville (Queensland), Aug 30 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Steve Smith believes he can be a valuable asset to the side for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup at home in October-November, with the 33-year-old saying he can "just take the game on" and smack the ball freely.
2022-08-30
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
IPL got my career back on track; CPL can take it to the next level: Obed McCoy
Bridgetown (Barbados), Aug 29 (IANS) With 16 wickets in his last 10 T20Is since making headlines by playing a crucial role for IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals in runners-up finish at IPL 2022, left-arm pacer Obed McCoy is raring to go ahead of the 10th season of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
2022-08-29
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Warner's 57, Green's five-for guide Australia to big win over Zimbabwe in opening ODI
Townsville (Queensland), Aug 28 (IANS) A half century from opener David Warner and a patient unbeaten 48 from Steve Smith more than made up for another unimpressive performance from Australia skipper Aaron Finch as the hosts defeated Zimbabwe by five wickets with more than 16 overs to spare in the first One-day International here on Sunday.
2022-08-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australia omit Marnus Labuschagne for opening ODI vs Zimbabwe
Townsville (Queensland), Aug 27 (IANS) Australia's white-ball skipper Aaron Finch has hinted at a major shake-up in the ODI batting line-up when the hosts take on Zimbabwe in the first of the three-match series to be played here on Sunday, with charismatic batter Marnus Labuschagne omitted as the Kangaroos go into the game packed with all-rounders.
2022-08-27
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
ICC T20 World Cup tickets for India-Pakistan clash in Australia sold out: Usman Khawaja
Sydney, Aug 27 (IANS) While India and Pakistani cricket fans are looking forward to the blockbuster clash between the arch-rivals in the Asia Cup in Dubai on August 28, thousands of miles away in Australia, the tickets for the ICC T20 World Cup clash between the two sides have already been sold out, according to the International Cricket Council (ICC).
2022-08-27
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
West Indies fined 40 per cent match fees for slow over-rate in 3rd ODI against New Zealand
Bridgetown (Barbados), Aug 22 (IANS) After losing the ODI series decider to New Zealand by five wickets and to lose the series 2-1 at the Kensington Oval, West Indies have now been fined 40 per cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate.
2022-08-22
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
David Warner ends months of speculation, signs two-year contract with BBL side Sydney Thunder
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Charismatic Australian opener David Warner has ended months of speculation by signing a two-year deal with Big Bash League (BBL) side Sydney Thunder, who have virtually pulled off one of the biggest coups in the history of the domestic tournament.
2022-08-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Southee, Boult devastate West Indies batting as New Zealand level ODI series
Bridgetown (Barbados), Aug 20 (IANS) New Zealand pace bowlers Tim Southee and Trent Boult shared seven wickets among themselves as the visitors thrashed West Indies by 50 runs in a rain-curtailed second ODI at the Kensington Oval to level the series 1-1 on Saturday (IST).
2022-08-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Hetmyer, Paul, Motie ruled out of West Indies' upcoming ODI series against New Zealand
Bridgetown (Barbados), Aug 17 (IANS) Ahead of the start of their ODI series against New Zealand, West Indies have been dealt with triple blows as Shimron Hetmyer, Keemo Paul and Gudakesh Motie have been ruled out of the entire series.
2022-08-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Off-spinner Sinclair included in Windies squad for ODI series vs New Zealand
Bridgetown (Barbados), Aug 12 (IANS) The Cricket West Indies (CWI) selection panel has brought in newcomer and off-spinner Kevin Sinclair in the squad for the three-match ODI series against New Zealand beginning August 17, while left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie has also been named in the 14-member squad but will have to undergo a fitness assessment on the finger injury sustained against India in the ODI series in Trinidad last month.
2022-08-12
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Queensland Cricket pays tribute to former Australian all-rounder Phil Carlson
Queensland, Aug 2 (IANS) Queensland Cricket on Tuesday paid tribute to former Australian and Queensland all-rounder Phil Carlson, who has passed away after a long illness at the age of 70.
2022-08-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Sridharan Sriram leaves Aussie men's squad to focus on coaching career in India
Sydney, July 29 (IANS) Long-time Australian men's assistant coach Sridharan Sriram will leave the squad to focus on his coaching career in India.
2022-07-29
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
India stand in the way of Australia's WTC final aspirations: Ricky Ponting
Sydney, July 29 (IANS) Australian cricket legend Ricky Ponting believes his side's chances of securing a World Test Championship (WTC) final berth next year will hinge on its showing in the Border-Gavaskar series against India in 2023, adding the rivalry between the two countries "is just growing year on year".
2022-07-29
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Labuschagne, Smith can challenge Root's supremacy at the top of ICC Test rankings
Sydney, July 29 (IANS) Legendary cricketer Ricky Ponting believes Australia's Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith have it in them to overtake former England captain Joe Root as the No.1 Test batter in the world if they perform consistently this summer.
2022-07-29
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
India all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar signs with Brisbane Heat for upcoming WBBL season
Brisbane, July 28 (IANS) India all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar on Thursday signed up with Brisbane Heat for the upcoming season of the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL).
2022-07-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Ex-South Africa opener Lizelle Lee joins Hobart Hurricanes for WBBL's upcoming season
Hobart, July 28 (IANS) Former South Africa opener Lizelle Lee on Thursday has signed with Hobart Hurricanes in the upcoming season of the Women's Big Bash League. Hobart is now her third different WBBL club in four seasons - starting with Melbourne Stars for three seasons, before switching to Melbourne Renegades for the 2020-21 season.
2022-07-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Tim David will be a massive asset if he is in Australia squad for T20 World Cup: Ponting
Hobart, July 23 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting believes power-hitter Tim David has all the qualities needed to win the ICC T20 World Cup if he is selected in the national side, adding the 26-year-old reminded him of "Andrew Symonds back in the 2003 (ODI) World Cup".
2022-07-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
BBL side Hurricanes' new boss Ponting brings in Jeff Vaughan as head coach
Hobart, July 22 (IANS) Big Bash League (BBL) side Hobart Hurricanes' new head of strategy Ricky Ponting has made his first big appointment, bringing in Australia's former men's assistant coach Jeff Vaughan as the domestic side's head coach.
2022-07-22
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Best thing about playing cricket is that you do get better with age: Adam Zampa
Sydney, July 18 (IANS) Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa on Monday felt that the best thing about playing competitive cricket is that one gets better with age as one's career progresses. Zampa, who missed Australia's recent tour of Sri Lanka as he was on paternity leave, has been included in the squad for three-match ODIs against Zimbabwe and New Zealand in August and September respectively.
2022-07-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Brisbane Heat sign charismatic Australia batter Khawaja on a four-year contract
Brisbane, June 29 (IANS) Big Bash League (BBL) side Brisbane Heat have completed one of the biggest signings of the season, bringing on board charismatic batter Usman Khawaja on a four-year contract on Wednesday.
2022-06-29
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
New Zealand all-rounder Amelia Kerr returns to Brisbane Heat for Women's Big Bash League
Brisbane, May 18 (IANS) New Zealand all-rounder Amelia Kerr will return to Brisbane Heat for the next season of Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) after missing last year's tournament due to her break from the game to manage and focus on her mental health.
2022-05-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Cricketing world reacts in shock after Andrew Symonds dies in car crash
Sydney, May 15 (IANS) The cricketing world has reacted in shock at the death of charismatic former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds, who was the sole passenger in the car crash just outside of Townsville in his home state of Queensland.
2022-05-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds dies in car crash (Ld)
Sydney, May 15 (IANS) Andrew Symonds, the two-time World Cup winner and one of the most recognisable faces in international cricket, was killed in what police said was a single-car crash on Saturday night outside Townsville, on the north-eastern coast of Queensland, Australia.
2022-05-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
BBL side Brisbane Heat to not offer fresh contract to their iconic player Chris Lynn
Brisbane, May 11 (IANS) Big Bash League (BBL) side Brisbane Heat have shocked its legion of fans and millions of cricket followers in the country by confirming that they would not offer a fresh contract to their iconic batter Chris Lynn, who was with them for more than a decade.
2022-05-11
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Ex-Australia player Slater taken to hospital due to mental health reasons
Sydney, April 27 (IANS) Former Australia cricketer and commentator Michael Slater has been taken to a hospital in Sydney due to mental health reasons. The news comes after domestic violence charges against him have been dismissed on mental health grounds.
2022-04-27
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Jockey rolls his arm over like Warne after guiding the late cricketer's horse to win
Gold Coast (Australia) , April 17 (IANS) Sacred Oath, the horse part-owned by legendary cricketer Shane Warne, won its maiden career race on the Gold Coast, with its jockey Noel Callow rolling his arm over at the finish line in a touching gesture to the late spin wizard who passed away last month while vacationing in Thailand.
2022-04-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
McDonald indicates he drove a hard bargain before accepting Australia head coach job
Sydney, April 13 (IANS) New Australian cricket team head coach Andrew McDonald has indicated that he drove a hard bargain with Cricket Australia (CA) before accepting to guide the top-ranked Test side in the world for the next four years.
2022-04-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Andrew McDonald to be full-time Australia men's cricket coach in all three formats: Report
Sydney, April 12 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) has reportedly found a replacement for Justin Langer and is set to name Andrew McDonald as the new full-time head coach in the coming days, according to News Corp on Tuesday.
2022-04-12
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Bailey rules out replacing Finch as limited-overs skipper; praises his leadership
Sydney, April 8 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) chief selector George Bailey has said that limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch is a leader and there were no plans to look for an alternative ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup to be hosted by Australia later this year.
2022-04-08
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Andrew McDonald has the credentials to be Australia's coach: Lehmann
Sydney, March 30 (IANS) Former Australian cricketer and coach, Darren Lehmann feels Andrew McDonald has the credentials to become the side's next full-time head coach.
2022-03-30
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Kraigg Brathwaite's 12-hour vigil negates England's advantage in second Test
Bridgetown (Barbados), March 20 (IANS) West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite played the innings of his life as he patiently faced 489 balls to score a workman-like 160 to guide the home team to 411 on Day 4 of the second Test against England at the Kensington Oval on Sunday (IST).
2022-03-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Stokes confident England can win second Test against West Indies
Bridgetown (Barbados), March 18 (IANS) England all-rounder Ben Stokes is confident his side can win the second Test against the West Indies after the tourists declared their first innings on 507/9 and also took a wicket on Day 2 at the Kensington Oval on Friday (IST).
2022-03-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Saqib Mahmood replaces injured Mark Wood in England's Playing XI for 2nd Test
Bridgetown (Barbados), March 16 (IANS) England have confirmed that pace bowler Saqib Mahmood will make his Test debut in place of the injured Mark Wood in the second match against the West Indies beginning at the Kensington Oval here later on Wednesday.
2022-03-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
WI v ENG: Ollie Robinson moves closer to winning fitness battle ahead of second Test
Bridgetown (Barbados), March 15 (IANS) England pacer Ollie Robinson inched closer to be declared fit for selection in England's squad for the second Test in Barbados after going through a full training session on Monday.
2022-03-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Shane Warne seen walking through Thailand villa in haunting final picture
Sydney, March 10 (IANS) A haunting final photo of legendary Shane Warne captured the flamboyant cricket star strolling through his luxury villa in Thailand just hours before his death. Warne died from a sudden heart attack at the age of 52 while stay in Koh Samui in Thailand on March 4.
2022-03-10
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Khawaja leaves Sydney Thunder despite a year left on the contract
Sydney, Feb 25 (IANS) Australia batter Usman Khawaja has left his Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Sydney Thunder in order to be closer to his family in Brisbane. Khawaja described the decision to invoke the release clause in his contract with Thunder as the toughest decision of his career. His wife Rachel is expected to give birth to their second child in April.
2022-02-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Hayden calls for pay cut of players missing matches for Australia
Brisbane, Feb 25 (IANS) Former Australia opener Matthew Hayden on Friday called for a pay cut of players who will be missing from the country's matches. Hayden's comments come after Test captain Pat Cummins, opener David Warner, pacers Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, will be rested for white-ball matches against Pakistan in March.
2022-02-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australia legend Rod Marsh suffers heart attack, in hospital
Sydney, Feb 24 (IANS) Australian cricket legend Rod Marsh has been admitted to a hospital in Queensland after suffering a serious heart attack.
2022-02-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket