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England batsman Jonathan Trott insisted Saturday that Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson was not responsible for his early exit from England’s Ashes tour as he criticised Michael Vaughan’s reaction to his health problems.
Cricket Australia’s chief executive James Sutherland has been reappointed beyond the 2015 World Cup.
Australia captain Michael Clarke remains on track to play in the first Test against Pakistan beginning on October 22, despite being ruled out of the preceding one-day series.
Cricket Australia has withdrawn pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson from this week’s start of the lucrative Champions League T20 in India because of a rib injury.
He’s the wily old man of the squad, but spinner Brad Hogg could hold the key to the Perth Scorchers’ chances of producing a T20 Champions League fairytale.
Brad Haddin will replace Michael Clarke as Australia’s captain in the upcoming Test series against Pakistan if the injured incumbent is unable to play.
Batsman Phil Hughes has come to terms with life on the fringe of the Australian cricket team.
Australian captain Michael Clarke will miss next month’s one-day international series against Pakistan because of the hamstring injury which ruled him out of much of the recent tour to Zimbabwe.
Retired spin king Saqlain Mushtaq has defended the controversial “doosra” delivery he invented, which has come under renewed scrutiny since fellow Pakistani Saaed Ajmal’s chucking ban last week.
No Test player is more irreplaceable to their side than Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal. But his ban for throwing last week does not guarantee Australia victory in the two-Test series against Pakistan next month.
Big Bash League 2013-14 winner Perth Scorchers will be one of Australia’s representatives in this year’s Champions League Twenty20 that kick-starts on September 13.
Former New Zealand cricket allrounder Chris Cairns has confirmed he will face perjury charges brought by the Metropolitan Police in the United Kingdom.
Forget about merely aiming for respect; Perth Scorchers coach Justin Langer wants his side to come away with the ultimate prize at this year’s Twenty20 Champions League in India.
Injury may have limited Ryan Harris’ opportunities on the field but it has not stopped the Test quick grabbing another off it, signing on as a Queensland Cricket bowling mentor.
Mitch Marsh and Steve O’Keefe are both strong chances to make their Test debuts against Pakistan in October, former Aussie quick Damien Fleming says.
Banned Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has vowed to fight the ICC ban that has deemed his bowling action illegal, a result of tests carried out at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane.
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The Hobart Hurricanes will open their Champions League T20 2014 campaign when they take on the Kings XI Punjab at Mohali on Thursday and you can follow the live blog of this T20 starting at 12.30am AEST.
India looked like a boxer that had taken too many blows by the time their five-Test series against England had come to an end.
When the BBL starts, Brad Hogg at age 43 will be exhibiting the game’s most underused art. Sadly, there appears to be very few left-arm chinaman bowlers on the horizon to replace him.
There are few clubs in Australia that can argue to sport a prouder history than that of the Sydney University Cricket Club, in fact, it lies behind only the Melbourne Cricket Club as the oldest of its kind in Australia.
They say age is no barrier, which sounds wonderful, but if that was the case, Glenn McGrath would still be bowling at Sachin, with Rod Marsh keeping wicket.
Australia has announced the Michael Clarke will be unavailable for at least the limited overs leg of the upcoming tour of Pakistan.
Ever since Shane Warne revolutionised the art of leg-spin bowling, tens of thousands of budding young cricketers have attempted to pick up the fragile bowling style in an attempt to replicate their hero.
Since the furore regarding the suspension of Saeed Ajmal for chucking erupted I’ve been seeing one statement pop up in comments and articles over and over again – “batsmen are dominating cricket”.
Stocks in biometric testing facilities have recently been boosted by the ICC’s crackdown on so-called ‘dodgy actions’. Saeed Ajmal has now been added to the list of chucking scalps.
“If we can get 600 runs it should help us draw the game.” Those are the words of Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim after their loss in the first Test to the West Indies.
The Champions League Twenty20 is upon us and that means most of us will be playing fantasy cricket. While in Australia most of us will be praying that Channel Ten can get the Scorchers and Hurricanes matches on TV.
Brad Haddin should be shielded from international T20 cricket after the tour of the UAE.
Saeed Ajmal, the number one ODI bowler in the world, has now been deemed an official chucker by the ICC. This is the same man who was reported in 2009 and later cleared.
Followers of Sheffield Shield cricket in Australia will be surprised at the inclusion of Stephen O’Keefe in Australia’s Test squad to face Pakistan.
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