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Australia Skipper Aaron Finch Says He'll Be Fit for World Twenty20

Aaron Finch’s injury doesn’t require surgery, but he will undergo rehabilitation to be available for World Twenty20. © AFP Sydney: Australia captain Aaron Finch on Monday predicted he would be fit for next month’s ICC World Twenty20 competition, after officials said a hamstring injury would not require surgery. (Finch Faces Race Against Time to be Fit for World T20) The 29-year-old hurt his left leg running between wickets during a…

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Du Preez to lead South Africa women

South Africa have named their squads for the upcoming one-day international and T20 international series against England women . Wicketkeeper-batter Mignon du Preez will captain the side for three ODIs – all of which form part of the ICC Women’s Championship, the qualification tournament for the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup in England – and three T20s. The last two T20 matches will be played as televised double-headers with the…

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Spinners crush Namibia in easy Bangladesh win

File photo – Mehedi Hasan Miraz claimed 2 for 12 in 7.5 overs © PTI Bangladesh Under-19s‘ spin trio of Saleh Ahmed Shawon (2 for 10), Mehedi Hasan Miraz (2 for 12) and Ariful Islam (2 for 9) helped dismiss Namibia U-19s for a paltry 65, after which Joyraz Sheik (34*) took the hosts home to seal an easy eight-wicket win in Cox’s Bazar. Put in to bat, Namibia’s innings…

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Zimbabwe 'Mankaded' Out of U-19 World Cup, West Indies Enter Quarterfinals in Controversial Circumstances

West Indies entered the quarterfinals of the U19 World Cup after Keemo Paul “mankaded” Zimbabwe’s last batsman to clinch a tense but controversial two-run win. © ICC West Indies Under-19 bowler Keemo Paul ‘Mankaded’ last Zimbabwe batsman Richard Ngarava in the final over to help his side progress to the quarter-finals of the ongoing World Cup in Dhaka on Tuesday under controversial circumstances. (Latest Cricket News) The word ‘Mankad’ came…

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Wright ends Scotland association

Craig Wright’s 19-year association with Scotland will end after the ICC World Twenty20 in India. A former player, captain, development officer, marketing manager, performance development manager and coach during his time with Scotland, the 41-year-old has opted to seek a new challenge. Having made his international debut in 1997, Wright became Scotland’s most capped player and captained the side a record 107 times. Wright started his off-the-field roles in 1998…

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Sheffield Shield crosses the Tasman

The Bert Sutcliffe Oval – the venue for the Sheffield Shied game © Martin Hunter-IDI Back in October, the New Zealand touring team was hosted for a tour match at Blacktown Oval to Sydney’s west – if “hosted” is the right word. The ground staff had been unable to grow grass after the football season, leaving a pitch of rolled mud that was at first a road before growing progressively…

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Sore McCullum targets victorious finish

Brendon McCullum on the Australia series: “Certainly the one that we’ve been waiting for.” © Getty Images And so begins Brendon McCullum Month. It is not officially marked on calendars in New Zealand, probably only because they were already printed when he announced his decision just before Christmas. But expect February to be a month of celebration of McCullum’s career, beginning with his final ODI series, continuing with his 100th…

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MP drop allrounder for allegedly killing black buck

Madhya Pradesh have dropped Rameez Khan from their Ranji Trophy squad after the allrounder was arrested for allegedly killing a black buck in the state’s Sagar district. Rameez was named in Madhya Pradesh’s squad to play Bengal in the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal in Mumbai on February 3. “We have not selected Rameez for the Ranji squad as he is not available because he is jail in connection with the alleged…

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Hodge to be named Rajkot franchise's head coach

Brad Hodge was the first batsman to make 5000 runs in the T20 format © Cricket Australia Former Australia batsman Brad Hodge is set to be the head coach of the new Rajkot franchise for the 2016 season of the IPL. Hodge’s appointment is likely to be made on Tuesday when the franchise unveils its team name in Delhi. The franchise had also been in talks with former South African…

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Chappell-Hadlee Trophy dusted off at last

Match facts February 3, 2016Start time 1400 local (0100 GMT) Play 03:07 Australia quicks look forward to NZ pitches Big Picture There was much fanfare around the announcement of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy back in May 2004. At simultaneous press conferences in Melbourne and Christchurch the boards of both countries set out their plans to compete for the trophy on an annual basis, strengthening the cricketing ties between the trans-Tasman neighbours….

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