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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
West Indies to play maiden bilateral ODI series vs Netherlands post-IPL
Bridgetown (Barbados), Feb 19 (IANS) The West Indies cricket team will embark on its maiden limited-overs bilateral tour of the Netherlands when they play a three-match One-day International (ODI) series in May-June this year at Amstelveen.
2022-02-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Shane Watson feels Trevor Bayliss could be seen as Australia's next head coa
Sydney, Feb 17 (IANS) Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson feels that Trevor Bayliss could be someone Cricket Australia (CA) must look for as the head coach of the mens side. After the departure of Justin Langer as the head coach, Andrew McDonald is currently the interim coach of the men's side.
2022-02-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Pacer Neser out of Australia's tour of Pakistan due to side strain
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Uncapped Australian paceman Mark Steketee has been brought into the side for the three-match Test series against Pakistan beginning in Rawalpindi on March 4 after quick bowler Michael Neser was ruled out due to a side strain.
2022-02-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Mark Taylor calls for fence boundary to make a comeback after Smith concussion
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Former Australia captain Mark Taylor has called for fence boundary to make a comeback in cricket, citing the concussion to Steve Smith while fielding in second T20I against Sri Lanka. In the match, Smith, fielding at deep mid-wicket, dived full length to grab the ball over boundary rope and flicked it back to the field.
2022-02-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Hasaranga jolt for Sri Lanka hours before third T20I against Australia
Canberra, Feb 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka suffered their biggest setback on the five-match T20I tour of Australia when talismanic all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga was ruled out ahead of the third match at the Manuka Oval here later today after testing positive for COVID-19.
2022-02-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Pucovski should consider taking a 3-4 year break, suggests Ian Healy
Sydney, Feb 14 (IANS) Former Australian wicketkeeper-batter Ian Healy feels young batter Will Pucovski should consider taking a 3-4 year break from the game following the latest episode of concussion the 24-year-old suffered ahead of the Sheffield Shield game between Victoria and South Australia on February 12.
2022-02-14
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Cummins a good captain due to his common-sense attitude: Chappell
Sydney, Feb 13 (IANS) Former Australia captain Ian Chappell believes Pat Cummins makes for a very good skipper due to his common-sense attitude towards the game. Cummins had a good start to his Test captaincy career, winning the Ashes 4-0 at home.
2022-02-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Pucovski faces tough questions but too early to say he should quit cricket: Rogers
Sydney, Feb 13 (IANS) Sheffield Shield side Victoria's coach Chris Rogers has said that young Australian cricketer Will Pucovski faces some tough questions about his professional career after another concussion injury, but warned that it is premature for people to say that the player should walk away from elite cricket.
2022-02-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Need more time to decide on full-time Aussie coach job: Andrew McDonald
Sydney, Feb 12 (IANS) While the Australian cricketers have backed interim coach Andrew McDonald to take up full-time job, the 40-year-old former player has said he needs some more time to decide on the role.
2022-02-12
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
India's Test success in Australia down to IPL learning
Sydney, Feb 11 (IANS) Former Australian captain and Indian Premier League (IPL) team Delhi Capitals' head coach Ricky Ponting has credited the lucrative league for India's triumph in the Border-Gavaskar 2020/21 series.
2022-02-11
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
AUS v SL: Inglis set to open as Finch moves down the order
Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) Australia will have two new openers when they take field against Sri Lanka for the only T20I match of the series here on Friday.
2022-02-10
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Pat Cummins was saying very strong words in a nice manner: Ian Healy
Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) Former Australia wicketkeeper Ian Healy has complimented Test captain Pat Cummins for explaining the team's influence in former head coach Justin Langer's resignation. On Wednesday, Cummins spoke for the first time since Langer's resignation, saying the team needed a 'new coaching style' for the future.
2022-02-10
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Four Australian cricketers put on standby ahead of Pakistan series
Sydney, Feb 9 (IANS) Former Australia batter and chair of the National Selection Panel (NSP) George Bailey has put four cricketers on "standby" in case any player is down with illness or injury ahead of the month-long away series against Pakistan, beginning with the first Test at Rawalpindi on March 4.
2022-02-09
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Need a more collaborative, more composed head coach: Cummins
Sydney, Feb 9 (IANS) Australian Test skipper Pat Cummins urged Cricket Australia (CA) on Wednesday to look for a more collaborative head coach to replace Justin Langer, who stepped down recently after being told he would only get a six-month contract extension.
2022-02-09
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Former New Zealand cricketer Cairns diagnosed with bowel cancer
Canberra, Feb 5 (IANS) Former New Zealand star cricketer Chris Cairns has been diagnosed with bowel cancer, less than a week after being discharged from hospital here after recovering from a massive heart attack.
2022-02-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
That's Cricket Australia's job: Cummins avoids speaking on Langer's future
Sydney, Feb 3 (IANS) Australia Test captain Pat Cummins has avoided speaking on head coach Justin Langer's future, saying it is the job of Cricket Australia (CA) to decide.
2022-02-03
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Missing four Ashes Tests with 'unusual' side strain was frustrating: Hazlewood
Sydney, Feb 2 (IANS) Australian pace bowler Josh Hazlewood said on Wednesday that the side strain, which kept him out of the last four Ashes Tests, was an "unusual" one and kept him on tenterhooks before every match selection.
2022-02-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Clarke urges Cricket Australia to decide Langer's coaching future 'ASAP'
Sydney, Feb 2 (IANS) Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has urged Cricket Australia (CA) to decide Justin Langer's future as the head coach 'ASAP'.
2022-02-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
This is exactly why we need more Test cricket: Ferling calls for more women's Test matches
Canberra, Jan 31 (IANS) Australia pacer Holly Ferling has called for more Test matches to be organised in women's cricket. Since the one-off Test in the women's Ashes at the Manuka Oval ended in a thrilling draw on Sunday, the chatter around having more women's Test matches has increased, especially with no matches in the longest format of the game on schedule in women's cricket.
2022-01-31
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Megan Schutt will definitely come back in for the first couple of ODIs: Matthew Mott
Canberra, Jan 31 (IANS) Australia head coach Matthew Mott confirmed pace spearhead Megan Schutt will be coming into the playing eleven for the ODI leg of women's Ashes. Megan, ranked three in the ICC women's ODI bowler rankings, was a surprise omission from the recent one-off Test at the Manuka Oval which ended in a thrilling draw.
2022-01-31
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Joe Root is a fine batter but a poor captain: Ian Chappell
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) Former Australia captain Ian Chappell said England Test captain Joe Root is a fine batter but a poor captain. He added that as a Test skipper, Root has lacked imagination and runs out of ideas quickly.
2022-01-30
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Women's Ashes Test: One-off match ends in a thrilling draw
Canberra, Jan 30 (IANS) The one-off Test in the women's Ashes ended in a thrilling draw as England managed to survive the last two overs with one wicket in hand against Australia at the Manuka Oval on Sunday. The narrow draw meant that the women's Ashes is still alive with a three-match ODI series still left to play. The match also makes up for a strong case to have more women's Test matches in future, with the duration being extended to five days.
2022-01-30
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Women's Ashes Test: We declared wanting to take 10 wickets, says Meg Lanning
Canberra, Jan 30 (IANS) Australia skipper Meg Lanning said the declaration after batting for 64 overs was to have a crack at taking 10 England wickets on the final day of the one-off women's Ashes Test at the Manuka Oval on Sunday.
2022-01-30
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Women's Ashes Test: Delighted the way the girls fought, says Heather Knight
Canberra, Jan 30 (IANS) England captain Heather Knight said she was delighted and pleased with the way her team fought in the one-off Test of the women's Ashes at the Manuka Oval on Sunday.
2022-01-30
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Starc wanted to quit Test cricket; Warne's criticism didn't help
Sydney, Jan 29 (IANS) Australian pace bowler Mitchell Starc has said that he had reached a point in his career last year when he didn't really want to play Test cricket. Starc also made it apparent that the criticism from former spin wizard Shane Warne ahead of the Ashes had not gone down well with him.
2022-01-29
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Women's Ashes Test: Knight, Brunt lead England fightback before rain forces stumps
Canberra, Jan 29 (IANS) England captain Heather Knight and senior pacer Katherine Brunt led England's fightback before rain forced early stumps on day three of women's Ashes Test at the Manuka Oval on Saturday.
2022-01-29
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Women's Ashes Test: I feel like I'm peaking as a batter, says Heather Knight
Canberra, Jan 29 (IANS) England captain Heather Knight on Saturday said she was 'really peaking' as a batter after standing tall in the first innings score of 297 with an unbeaten 168 on day three of the lone Ashes Test at the Manuka Oval.
2022-01-29
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
The important bit is turning up and playing: Geoff Lawson on Australia's tour of Pakistan
Sydney, Jan 29 (IANS) Former Australia cricketer Geoff Lawson believes that the senior mens team tour to Pakistan in March is very important in terms of going there and playing irrespective of the result. He added that the Australian cricketers will be given a great reception if they tour Pakistan.
2022-01-29
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
England score dramatic one-run win against West Indies, level T20I series
Bridgetown (Barbados), Jan 24 (IANS) Jason Roy's middle-order flurry and plenty of luck helped England claim their first win in any format since November 1, defeating hosts West Indies by a single run in the second T20 International at the Kensington Oval here on Monday (IST).
2022-01-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
After Ashes success, Australia's big challenge is to do well overseas: Lyon
Sydney, Jan 24 (IANS) Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon feels that while the country's cricket team has ample depth, the real test will come when the side plays overseas tours, especially in the sub-continent.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australia accuses China of hijacking PM Morrison's WeChat account
Sydney, Jan 24 (IANS) Senior coalition MPs in Australia on Monday accused China of foreign interference after Prime Minister Scott Morrison's account on Chinese instant messaging platform WeChat was hijacked.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Australia,Technology
Pandemic causing 'generation-defining disruption' among children
Sydney, Jan 24 (IANS) More than the impact of being infected with Covid-19, children are facing many indirect effects of the pandemic in terms of health and wellbeing.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine