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Australia ready to recapture winning feeling, insists captain Ricky Ponting

Australia ready to recapture winning feeling, insists captain Ricky Ponting

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Australia captain Ricky Ponting believes his side is ready to arrest a five-game losing streak in all forms of the game stretching back to July when they open the three-game one-day international series against Sri Lanka tomorrow. The last time the Australians won a match was the first Lord’s Test against Pakistan in July... 

As the Ashes loom, a report reveals Australian cricket is in crisis

As the Ashes loom, a report reveals Australian cricket is in crisis

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England have arrived in Perth for the Ashes tour to find Australian cricket agonising over its biggest crisis for a generation. Uncertainty is not a characteristic normally associated with Australian cricket, but that is very much the state of mind as they contemplate a declining interest among teenage cricketers, a collapse... 

Cronje was the bowler who tested me the most: Tendulkar

Cronje was the bowler who tested me the most: Tendulkar

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London: Move aside the Glenn McGraths and Muttiah Muralitharans, the only bowler who has tested Sachin Tendulkar to an extent that the Indian batting icon “didn’t know what to do” while facing him was stunningly the late Hansie Cronje! The ex-South African captain, who died in a plane crash after being banned for match-fixing,... 

Australia readies Big Bash T20 league to rival IPL

Australia readies Big Bash T20 league to rival IPL

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Decks have been cleared for Indian investors to get their fingers into the Australian cricket pie. Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday approved private investments in its revamped IPL-style T20 tournament — the eight-team Big Bash League — that begins next year. The decision paves the way for Indian companies and individuals... 

Strauss quietly confident of Ashes success

Strauss quietly confident of Ashes success

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England flew into Australia ahead of the upcoming Ashes series on Saturday, arriving quietly confident about ending a 24-year English drought on Australian soil, but expecting a tough battle. Led by captain Andrew Strauss, they arrived in Perth, where they will play their opening three-day tour match against Western Australia,... 

My age doesn’t worry me: Tendulkar

My age doesn’t worry me: Tendulkar

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LONDON: India’s batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has been in blistering form this year and has surged to the top of the ICC Test rankings for batsmen for the first time since 2002. “I am really enjoying my cricket right now. I don’t know how long I am going to continue playing for but as long as I enjoy myself... 

The Spin | Why the Ashes matter | Andy Bull

The Spin | Why the Ashes matter | Andy Bull

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When England set off for Australia on Friday it is about much more than a small exhibit in the Lord’s museum Andrew Strauss will be at Lord’s tomorrow, holding a final press conference before his team fly out to Australia on Friday. Strauss will meet the press in the little cinema at the back of the museum, the reliquary... 

Simon Katich adds to Australia’s injury concerns ahead of the Ashes

Simon Katich adds to Australia’s injury concerns ahead of the Ashes

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Simon Katich’s Ashes plans have been hit by a broken thumb. The 35-year-old Australia opener suffered the fracture after taking a knock during the tour of India this month. The original diagnosis of bruising was overruled on Katich’s return to Sydney, where scans revealed a fracture and ligament damage. Katich hopes... 

Evidence of giant asteroid impact 300 mn yrs ago

Evidence of giant asteroid impact 300 mn yrs ago

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Melbourne: An Aussie scientist has discovered evidence of a major asteroid impact that occurred near the Queensland-South Australia border more than 300 million years ago. The asteroid, which produced a shock zone at least 80 km wide, could be the second-largest asteroid ever found in Australia. University of Queensland researcher... 

Siddle hopeful of Ashes berth

Siddle hopeful of Ashes berth

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Victorian paceman Peter Siddle hopes his comeback selection for Australia’s Twenty20 side to play Sri Lanka on Sunday points to a Test return for the start of the upcoming Ashes series. Sunday’s match in Perth will be the 25-year-old workhorse’s first international since stress fractures in his back derailed... 

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