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Joel Paris in line for ODI debut at WACA

Joel Paris has taken 14 wickets at 16.85 at WACA, which also happens to be his home ground © Cricket Australia/Getty Images In the months after the 2011 World Cup, James Pattinson made his ODI debut. So did Pat Cummins. So did Mitchell Marsh. All players who have impacted international cricket, and who got their first chance near the start of a new World Cup cycle. Selectors view one-day cricket…

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Dominant India Register 64-run win Against Western Australia XI

India’s Ravichandran Ashwin (centre) celebrates with teammates after dismissing batsman Darcy Short (right) during the one-day in Perth. © AFP Rohit Sharma and Manish Pandey sparkled with half-centuries but rest of India’s batsmen put up a lacklustre performance before the bowlers came good to hand the team a 64-run win over a second string Western Australia XI in the warm-up one-day cricket match in Perth. (Highlights) Having won the first…

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Sammy, Russell cut from WICB contracts list

West Indies’ T20 captain does not feature on their list of centrally-contracted players for 2015-16 © AFP West Indies’ Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy has not been contracted by the WICB for 2015-2016, along with allrounder Andre Russell and spinner Sulieman Benn. Chris Gayle, who had previously turned down West Indies contracts more than once, including last year, is not on the list of centrally contracted players which was increased from…

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Afghanistan hold nerve to clinch high-scoring thriller

Afghanistan 187 for 7 (Ghani 42, Naib 37, Cremer 3-17) beat Zimbabwe 182 for 7 (Waller 49*, Dawlat 3-32) by five runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Mohammad Shahzad’s 63-run opening stand with Usman Ghani set the base for Afghanistan’s imposing 187 © Chris Whiteoak It was a clash where both sides were far from their best on the field. While that didn’t translate into a high standard of cricket, it made…

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Adelaide striking it lucky with Rashid

Adil Rashid might just be the lucky charm to inspire Adelaide Strikers to their first-ever Big Bash League title. The Strikers comfortably saw off bottom-place Brisbane Heat by eight wickets at the ‘Gabba today, to go back to the top of the BBL table, with their Yorkshire leg-spinner again proving why he is being regarded as one of the best overseas players at the tournament. Rashid claimed an economical 2-17…

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Proteas squad unchanged for final two Tests

South Africa have named an unchanged 16-man squad for the last two Tests against England. Fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Kyle Abbott were ruled out of the drawn match in Cape Town through shoulder and hamstring injuries respectively, but will join the team in Johannesburg and both are expecting to be available. Their replacements in the XI for the Cape Town Test, Kagiso Rabada and Chris Morris, have been retained,…

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Afghanistan hold nerve to clinch thriller in high-scoring clash

Toss Afghanistan 187 for 7 (Ghani 42, Naib 37, Cremer 3-17) beat Zimbabwe 182 fpr 7 (Waller 49*, Masakadza 33, Zadran 3-32) by 5 runsLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Mohammad Shahzad’s 63-run opening stand with Usman Ghani set the base for Afghanistan’s imposing 187 © Chris Whiteoak Gulbadin Naib and Mohammad Nabi are as different as chalk is to cheese. Naib is all muscle and brute force, while Nabi is…

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Stokes 'better than I was at 24' – Botham

Play 00:50 ‘Extra pace and bounce in Johannesburg’ – Butcher Ian Botham has hailed Ben Stokes‘ “enormous potential” and suggested he may be a better player than he was at the same age. Stokes broke Botham’s record for the quickest Test double-century by an England player in the game at Cape Town – a moment Botham compared to his exploits in the Headingley Ashes Test of 1981 – and, despite…

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Waqas targeting return after kidney transplant

Ali Waqas hopes to return to playing after receiving a kidney transplant © PCB Sui Northern Gas and Pipelines Limited (SNGPL), who retained the Quaid-e-Azam trophy earlier this week, have dedicated their title to Ali Waqas, their middle-order batsman who collapsed last year due to kidney disease. Waqas missed the 2015-16 season to undergo a successful kidney transplant in Rawalpindi. Waqas, 26, was among the leading run-scorers with 1065 in…

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Waqas targeting return after kidney tranpslant

Ali Waqas hopes to return to playing after receiving a kidney transplant © PCB Sui Northern Gas and Pipelines Limited (SNGPL), who retained the Quaid-e-Azam trophy earlier this week, have dedicated their title to Ali Waqas, their middle-order batsman who collapsed last year due to kidney disease. Waqas missed the 2015-16 season to undergo a successful kidney transplant in Rawalpindi. Waqas, 26, was among the leading run-scorers with 1065 in…

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