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Darren Lehmann Hopes Youngsters Will Come Good Against India in ODI series

Darren Lehmann is ready for an aggressive Indian team during the five One-day Series. © AFP Australia’s upcoming one-day campaign against India should be as feisty as ever, coach Darren Lehmann said Friday, adding the dynamic would be a good challenge for his young squad. (Australia Ready for Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s ‘Aggressive’ India, Says Darren Lehmann) Asked about the mood of the five-match ODI series, which gets under way at…

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Celebratory Gunfire Kills Afghan Teen After Cricket Win

Afghan cricket fans celebrate their team’s victory in the match between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe in Jalalabad. (Image for representational purpose only) © AFP Celebratory gunfire has killed a teenage boy in southern Afghanistan following the national cricket team’s victory against Zimbabwe, a hospital official told AFP. (Afghanistan Enter International Cricket Council Top-10 After Series Win vs Zimbabwe) Thousands of jubilant fans danced in the streets and fired into the air…

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Australia coach Lehmann predicts fiesty India ODI series

Perth (Australia) – Australia’s upcoming one-day campaign against India should be as feisty as ever, coach Darren Lehmann said Friday, adding the dynamic would be a good challenge for his young squad. Australia’s upcoming one-day campaign against India should be as feisty as ever, coach Darren Lehmann predicts © AFP/File William West Asked about the mood of the five-match ODI series, which gets under way at Perth’s WACA ground on…

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Dale Steyn in South Africa squad for third England Test

Johannesburg – South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is expected to be fit for the remaining two Tests of the series against England. South African paceman Dale Steyn © AFP/File Punit Paranjpe But Steyn will have to prove his fitness ahead of the third Test starting at the Wanderers Stadium next Thursday after failing to see out his two most recent Test appearances. He picked up a groin injury in…

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Barbados, T&T start off with wins

Play 02:29 Bishop: One of Lewis’ best knocks Opener Evin Lewis struck 74 off 71 balls as Trinidad & Tobago defeated Jamaica by 84 runs at Queen’s Park Oval. Lewis propelled his side to a speedy start after electing to bat, before a middle-order collapse had the hosts fall to 119 for 6 before the halfway point of the innings. A lower-order revival was led by Rayad Emrit and Marlon…

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Australia push for No. 1 with little prep time

Steven Smith’s team will not have a practice game in New Zealand before the Test series © Getty Images Australia captain Steven Smith and his deputy David Warner will expect their team to adapt to New Zealand conditions without the assistance of a tour match as preparation, for a series in which the visitors can claim the No. 1 Test ranking. Much was made of the poor preparation granted to…

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Boult back at optimum, says Mascarenhas

Trent Boult was at his incisive best in the first T20 against Sri Lanka © Getty Images Trent Boult’s bowling is once again “pretty special”, with the bowler having recovered from the back complaints that plagued him during the Australia tour, New Zealand bowling coach Dimitri Mascarenhas has said. Boult had been rested for much of the ODI series against Sri Lanka, but took 3 for 43 in the fifth…

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Sixers mull Christmas Eve BBL games

This season, the Sixers hosted a pre-Christmas crowd of 20,072 at the SCG, and as many as 3,000 fans stayed behind to sing Christmas carols © Getty Images The Sydney Sixers and Cricket Australia are eager to play a Big Bash League match on Christmas Eve, as soon as the competition’s sixth edition later this year. This season, the Sixers hosted a record pre-Christmas crowd of 20,072 at the SCG…

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Barbados, T & T head to front of Group A

Play 02:29 Bishop: One of Lewis’ best knocks Opener Evin Lewis struck a run-a-ball 73 as Trinidad & Tobago defeated Jamaica by 84 runs at Queen’s Park Oval. Lewis propelled his side to a speedy start after electing to bat first before a middle-order collapse saw the hosts fall to 119 for 6 before the halfway point of the innings. A lower-order revival was led by Rayad Emrit and Marlon…

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Bayliss expects catching to improve

Head Coach Trevor Bayliss is confident England’s catching will return to its high standards in Johannesburg after several costly chances went begging during the second Test against South Africa in Cape Town. The Australian has worked hard on improving England’s fielding and fitness since his appointment last May, aspects of the game that were at the forefront of a four-day pre-Ashes training camp in Spain. Improvements were certainly evident during…

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