New Zealand All-Rounder Todd Astle Named in Squad for Pakistan T20s

Todd Astle is yet to play a one-day or Twenty20 international (Image was tweeted by @BLACKCAPS). © Twitter Wellington: Allrounder Todd Astle has been recalled to the New Zealand squad for their three-match Twenty20 series against Pakistan, three years after making his international debut. (New Zealander Colin Munro Slams 14-Ball Fifty) Astle made his solitary appearance for New Zealand in a Test against Sri Lanka in 2012 and has yet…

January 11, 2016
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White, Bravo keep Renegades' campaign alive

January 11, 2016

Melbourne Renegades 5 for 176 (White 61, Bravo 47) beat Sydney Thunder 5 for 173 (Khawaja 62, Watson 62, Bravo 2-26) by five wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Cameron White took charge of Melbourne Renegades’ chase with a series of flat sixes down the ground © Getty Images Melbourne Renegades fought back brilliantly to keep their Big Bash League season alive after Sydney Thunder made a flying start at the Sydney…

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Shahzad, Dawlat break into ICC top 10 rankings

January 11, 2016

Mohammad Shahzad has 681 points, which is only three behind New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum © Chris Whiteoak Less than a week ago Afghanistan confirmed their place among the top 10 teams in the world, as rated by the ICC. Now they have a representative each in the top 10 batsmen and bowlers rankings in Twenty20 cricket. Mohammad Shahzad struck 118 off 67 balls last night – the highest score by…

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Napier to retire after 2016 season

January 11, 2016

Graham Napier came close to an England cap but it never quite arrived © Getty Images Graham Napier, the Essex allrounder, has announced he will retire at the end of 2016 English season to take up a position running his cricket academy. Napier, 36, made his Essex debut in 1997 and is widely considered a player unlucky not to have earned an England cap in white-ball cricket. The closest he…

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Australia New Boys Joel Paris, Scott Boland to Face India in Perth ODI

Australian pacer Joel Paris has picked up 24 wickets in 13 List A games in domestic cricket. (Image credit: Joel Paris/Twitter) © Twitter Perth: Australian pacemen Joel Paris and Scott Boland will make their international debuts but Shaun Marsh will miss out when the one-day series opener against India starts in Perth on Tuesday. (Joel Paris Feels India Can be Tamed With Accuracy) Western Australia’s Paris and Victoria’s Boland get…

January 11, 2016
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Steyn ruled out of third Test

January 11, 2016

Dale Steyn will again be on the sidelines © Getty Images Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the third Test against England at the Wanderers due to the shoulder injury he sustained during the opening match of the series in Durban. There had been encouraging updates about Steyn’s fitness during the Newlands Test but doubts over his recovery came when he was ruled “50-50” at the conclusion of that…

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De Villiers' inspirational qualities are key for South Africa

January 11, 2016

Get set and go: AB de Villiers is poised for his captaincy stinto © Associated Press AB de Villiers‘ ability to inspire will be the most important aspect of his leadership as he takes over South Africa’s Test team, according to his former coach Ray Jennings and team-mates, Paul Harris and Jacques Rudolph. The trio believe de Villiers was the right choice to succeed Hashim Amla and to turn the…

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Stephen Fleming to coach Pune in IPL

January 11, 2016

MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming will be reunited at IPL 2016 after the latter was confirmed as the Pune coach © Hindustan Times via Getty Images Former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming has been named as head coach of the Pune franchise for the next two seasons of the IPL. The appointment was confirmed in a media release by Sanjeev Goenka, head of New Rising group which owns the franchise….

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Fleming to coach Pune franchise in IPL

January 11, 2016

MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming will be reunited at IPL 2016 after the latter was confirmed as the Pune coach © Hindustan Times via Getty Images Former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming has been named as head coach of the Pune franchise for the next two seasons of the IPL. The appointment was confirmed in a media release by Sanjeev Goenka, head of New Rising group which owns the franchise….

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BCCI Pays Suspended Chennai Super Kings Rs 15.67 Crore for IPL 2014

Bernard Tomic is no stranger to controversy. © AFP Brisbane: Australia’s top-ranked player Bernard Tomic has clashed with security and staff over a practice court during his Australian Open build-up, a report said Monday. (Click here for latest Tennis stories) The trouble-prone 23-year-old told recreational players to leave the court at the Royal Pines resort on Australia’s Gold Coast before verbally abusing intervening staff late last week, Brisbane’s Courier Mail…

January 11, 2016
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