newscricket3 days ago

ICC Champions Trophy 2017| Hussey predicts an England-Australia showdown in the finals

In an interview today, Mike Hussey predicted that arch-rivals England and Australia will fight it out for the 2017 Champions Trophy title in the finals of the tournament scheduled to be held on June 18th. The two sides are placed in Group A and are first scheduled to clash on June 10 at Edgbaston.
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newscricket10 days ago

India retain No.1 Test ranking

India retained their no.1 Test ranking in the annual update released by the ICC on Thursday, after a successful home season. Meanwhile, South Africa narrowed the gap between them and India by gaining 117 points to keep hold of the second place. Australia, England and New Zealand complete the top 5.
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newscricket13 days ago

David Warner: Might not have a team for the Ashes

In the wake of the ongoing contract dispute between Cricket Australia and the Australian players, David Warner has signaled a warning, saying that if the issue is not resolved quickly the best players will not be available for the Ashes series against England during the upcoming Australian summer.
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newscricket13 days ago

KL Rahul targets Sri Lanka series for return from injury

KL Rahul, who sustained a shoulder injury during the Test series against Australia earlier this year, is targeting the series against Sri Lanka in August for his possible return after the 25-year-old opener was ruled out of the ongoing IPL and the upcoming Champions Trophy in England.
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newscricket15 days ago

Mark Taylor praises Steve Smith's captaincy

The former Australian captain Mark Taylor praised Steve Smith's ability as a captain who took the charge in 2015 after the retirement of Michael Clarke. However, Taylor believes that Smith has not yet perfected the art of man management and will get better at the job as time progresses.
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newscricket15 days ago

Clarke predicts India-Australia final at Champions Trophy

The former Australian skipper Michael Clarke predicted a clash between India and Australia in the finals of the upcoming Champions Trophy 2017 scheduled to commence on June 1 on Saturday. He also went as far as to predict that Australia would defeat India by a narrow margin of a single run.
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newscricket17 days ago

Cricket Australia offers multi-year contracts to players in a bid to keep them away from IPL

Cricket Australia tried to woo its players of not participating in the Indian Premier League with multi-year contracts rather than the usual one-year central contract. According to CA, the move was an attempt to keep players fresh and injury-free and there was nothing sinister behind the move.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 squads announced

The squads for the eight-team Champions Trophy tournament, which will be underway starting June 1st, 2017, have been announced. The Indian selectors are yet to submit the final 15-man squad for the tournament but looking at the other team squads we can definitely predict a cracker of a tournament.
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newscricketa month ago

Injured KL Rahul doubtful for Champions Trophy

KL Rahul has admitted that his shoulder injury has reduced his chances of participating in the Champions Trophy in England and Wales in June. The Karnataka opener sustained the injury during the opening Test against Australia and returned on Saturday after undergoing surgery in England on April 10.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2017 | Ricky Ponting predicts David Warner to be player of the tournament

Ricky Ponting has made the bold prediction that David Warner will outshine the Indian stars to be named the best player of this year's IPL. Ponting expressed his belief in the Aussie opener stating that the extra responsibility as captain will only help the 'strong character' improve his game.
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