Younis responds to being dropped for Australia series

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: Younis Khan responded to being dropped from the ODI squad for the series against Australia, telling reporters “should I shoot myself after not being selected in the team.” During a news conference, Khan said he was laughing at himself, emphasisng that he had taught youngsters in the team more than coaches. Pakistan’s former captain said he was unaware if current ODI captain Misbah-ul-Haq had... 

Pakistan team announced for Australia series Younis dropped

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 | Leave a Comment

LAHORE: Pakistan Wednesday dropped experienced but out-of-form batsman Younis Khan from the one-day squad for next month´s limited-over series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates. The Pakistan Cricket Board selection committee headed by former captain Moin Khan announced separate squads for the only Twenty20 international in Dubai on October 5 and the three subsequent one-day internationals. The squad for... 

Qualifiers tour Australia in World Cup warmup

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SYDNEY: The four qualifiers for the ICC Cricket World Cup — Afghanistan, Scotland, Ireland and the UAE — are all in Australia this week in preparation for next year´s tournament. Afghanistan, who have never played in Australia, have two matches against Western Australia that begin on Monday before travelling to Canberra for another game later this week. The 20-man Afghan squad was greeted in Perth over... 

Sutherland stays as Cricket Australia chief

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SYDNEY: James Sutherland has been reappointed as Cricket Australia´s chief executive beyond the 2015 World Cup, the organisation said Thursday. Sutherland, 49, took over CA´s top post in 2001 at the age of 35 as the youngest chief executive to be named by the governing body. His latest three-year deal is due to expire in June 2015. “I´m very grateful to the board for the confidence and faith it has showed... 

Australia commits 600 troops to antiIS campaign

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SYDNEY: Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Sunday Australia would deploy 600 troops to the United Arab Emirates to join the US-led international coalition gearing up for war against Islamic State jihadists. Abbott´s announcement comes two days after Canberra lifted its terror alert level to “high” on growing concern about Australian jihadists returning from fighting in Iraq and Syria. Abbott said the deployment... 

Australia raises terror alert level to ‘high’ on Mideast fears

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SYDNEY: Australia on Friday raised its terror threat level to “high” for the first time in a decade on growing concern about Australian extremists returning from fighting in Iraq and Syria. The heightened alert after years on “medium” officially means a “terrorist attack is likely” and comes after repeated government warnings that attacks could happen. “There are people with the... 

Australia announce squads for Pakistan series

Posted by on Sep 08, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SYDNEY: Left-arm spinner Steve O´Keefe and allrounder Mitchell Marsh were surprise inclusions Monday in Australia´s Test squad for the upcoming series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. The uncapped duo were in a line-up that also includes allrounder Glenn Maxwell and the return of batsman Phil Hughes. Australia named their squads for the two Tests, three one-dayers and a Twenty20 match against Pakistan... 

Australia beat South Africa reach triangular series final

Posted by on Sep 02, 2014 | Leave a Comment

HARARE: An eye-catching all-round performance by Mitchell Marsh carried Australia to a 62-run victory over South Africa on Tuesday to secure their place in the triangular series final. Marsh struck a brutal 86 not out from 51 balls to boost the Australian total to 282 for seven, and then took two key wickets as South Africa were bowled out for 220 in 44 overs. Faf du Plessis´ brilliant 126 went in vain as none of his... 

Australia post 2827 against South Africa

Posted by on Sep 02, 2014 | Leave a Comment

HARARE: Mitchell Marsh hit a brutal unbeaten 86 as Australia posted 282 for seven in a crucial one-day triangular series game against South Africa in Harare on Tuesday. Australia were battling to increase their scoring rate when Marsh arrived at the crease, but the all rounder struck seven sixes in a 51-ball innings to help his side take 94 runs from the last eight overs. Marsh´s big hitting included three successive... 

Australia lose ODI to Zimbabwe after 31 years

Posted by on Sep 01, 2014 | Leave a Comment

HARARE: Elton Chigumbura hit an unbeaten half-century as Zimbabwe recorded a famous three-wicket victory over No. 1-ranked Australia in a one-day triangular series match in Harare on Sunday for only their second win over their opponents in 31 years. Chigumbura finished on 52 not out and shared an unbroken stand of 55 with Prosper Utseya as Zimbabwe chased down a target of 210 to win with two overs to spare. Zimbabwe´s... 
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