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Nathan Lyon seeks Muttiah Muralitharan's help for his bowling ahead of Sri Lanka tour
Nathan Lyon seeks Muttiah Muralitharan's help for his bowling ahead of Sri Lanka tour

The all-time great can offer great inputs to Nathon before Sri Lanka TourOne of the most underrated match winner for Australia in recent times, Nathan Lyon, is planning to call all-time leading wicket-taker Muttiah Muralitharan to get an insight about Sri Lanka before the Sri Lanka tour of Australia this July.Lyon has previously worked with the bowling great for a brief period of time in 2014, when Murali worked as a consultant bowling coach for

May 25 2016
Australia prepare special pitches for success against India
Australia prepare special pitches for success against India

Nathan Lyon inspects the pitch ahead of practice In the recent past, Australia always fell short of achieving success on Indian pitches as they last won a Test series in India in 2004-05. Their bowlers’ inability to adapt on the spinning tracks of India has been one of the major issues behind the almost twelve-year drought.Australia desperately wants to end this drought and according to a report in The Daily Telegraph claims that Crick

May 24 2016
IPL experience earns Henriques Australia Test recall for Lanka tour
IPL experience earns Henriques Australia Test recall for Lanka tour

Melbourne, May 24 (IANS) All-rounder Moises Henriques's experience of playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) has earned him a call-up to the Test side as Cricket Australia (CA) on Tuesday announced a 15-member squad for the three-match Test series in Sri Lanka in July. CA national selector Rod Marsh said Henriques, who is playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the ongoing IPL, will benefit from his experience of playing in sub-continent con

May 24 2016
Australian Test squad for Sri Lanka tour announced
Australian Test squad for Sri Lanka tour announced

Steve Smith leads a 15 man squad for the upcoming tour of Sri LankaCricket Australia named a strong 15 man squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. Led by Steven Smith, the team includes the likes of Shaun Marsh and Nathan Coulter-Nile while Moises Henriques earns a call up and fit-again Mitchell Starc is back in Australian colours.FULL SQUAD: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Jackson Bird, Joe Burns, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Josh Hazle

May 24 2016
Looking at India's struggles against spin in the recent past
Looking at India's struggles against spin in the recent past

The Indian batsmen, over the course of years, have been found wanting against quality spin bowlingIndia’s cricket history has been based on rhetoric as much as it has been based on nostalgia. Every generation of cricketers is compared with the era gone by, and Indians have had divided opinions about how one newbie has or hasn’t been able to fill in the shoes of a legend who left behind a legacy to be carried.Soliloquies have been sung

Unpicked ICC World T20 2016 XI
Unpicked ICC World T20 2016 XI

Viewers around the world are excited at the prospect of seeing their favourite heroes in action in the ICC World T20 this year in India. But a lot of our favourite cricketers are slated to miss out on the high-profile tournament through injuries or exclusion from their national squads. Let us look at some of the most promising players who were fit and available for selection but were overlooked by the selectors. Here is the unpicked World T2

Mar 14 2016
Asia Cup T20: India have treated Harbhajan Singh badly, says Saqlain Mushtaq
Asia Cup T20: India have treated Harbhajan Singh badly, says Saqlain Mushtaq

Harbhajan Singh last played for India in October last yearSuch has been India’s form and the balance of the side, that one of their most experienced spinners across formats, Harbhajan Singh, has been warming the bench since he was picked for the T20 side that played Australia last month.The classic off-spinner, as well as one of the most efficient utilizers of the ‘doosra,’ has found support from one amongst his own bowling bret

Feb 26 2016
Australia's spinning woes: The post-Warne era
Australia's spinning woes: The post-Warne era

Warne bagged 708 test wickets in 145 matches for AustraliaAfter much thought, Andrew Strauss quit international cricket one week post the drubbing at the hands of the visiting South Africans. He became the second England captain – following Michael Vaughan in 2008 – to resign from captaincy after defeat from Graeme Smith’s men. And ever since, England have lacked a solid opening batsman to partner incumbent captain Alastair Cook

Feb 25 2016
Australian quick Josh Hazlewood charged after outburst
Australian quick Josh Hazlewood charged after outburst

Josh Hazlewood was very aggressive in the morning session of Day 4CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) - Australian pace bowler Josh Hazlewood pleaded guilty to a dissent charge after launching an expletive-laden tirade when a decision went against him in the second test versus New Zealand on Tuesday.With New Zealand battling to build a second innings lead in the first session on the fourth day, Hazlewood was convinced he had trapped Kane Williamson lbw only f

Feb 23 2016
New Zealand vs Australia 2016: Pattinson's fiery spell surges Australia towards No. 1 Test ranking
New Zealand vs Australia 2016: Pattinson's fiery spell surges Australia towards No. 1 Test ranking

Pattinson appeals for McCullum’s wicket in Christchurch. James Pattinson has bounced back strongly from a costly no-ball and has propelled Australia towards the victory in the 2nd Test against New Zealand in Christchurch. He also earned praise from his coach, as it looks like Australia would stroll on their way to the No.1 Test ranking.The young paceman overstepped when he dismissed Brendon McCullum on the first day of the match.

Feb 22 2016
New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3: Australian batsmen give visitors edge in McCullum's last Test
New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3: Australian batsmen give visitors edge in McCullum's last Test

Brendon McCullum acknowledging the crowd after being dismissed for the last time in his international careerAt the start of Day 3 of the second Test between New Zealand and Australia, the visitors trailed the home side by 7 runs with in-form batsman Adam Voges along with night-watchman Nathan Lyon at the crease. The Kiwis were looking to bowl out the Aussies at the earliest and keep the lead that the visitors would procure to a minimum.However, V

Feb 22 2016
New Zealand vs Australia 2016: Brendon McCullum says he felt embarrassed while breaking Viv's record
New Zealand vs Australia 2016: Brendon McCullum says he felt embarrassed while breaking Viv's record

McCullum smashed the fastest Test century in history- off just 54 ballsHaving set the record for the fastest century in Test cricket at the Hagley Oval on Saturday, veteran New Zealand star, Brendon McCullum said he almost felt "embarrassed" while going past the previous milestone set by his idol Viv Richards.Walking in when New Zealand were in trouble at 32/3 on the opening day of the 2nd Test against Australia, McCullum smashed 1

Feb 20 2016
Pattinson has team support in no-ball struggle - Lyon
Pattinson has team support in no-ball struggle - Lyon

James Pattinson during a nets sessionJames Pattinson has the full support of the Australian team in his battle against over-stepping and they expect him to come out and "blow the game apart" in New Zealand's second innings, according to off-spinner Nathan Lyon.The 25-year-old Pattinson, recalled for the second test at Hagley Oval after missing most of January due to shin soreness, had figures of two for 81 from 15 overs in New Zeala

Feb 20 2016
New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Day 1: Kiwis ride high on McCullum's record-breaking century
New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Day 1: Kiwis ride high on McCullum's record-breaking century

New Zealand players celebrate the fall of David Warner's wicketKiwi cricket fans thronged the Hagley Oval to witness what was the first day of the last five days of their favourite hero, Brendon McCullum's international career. At the end of the first day, the fans would have thoroughly enjoyed the show put on by the New Zealand skipper as he powered his way to the fastest Test hundred giving the home side the upper hand.This is only the

Feb 20 2016
Steven Smith's tactical genius earns Australia a wicket on way to his first away Test win as captain
Steven Smith's tactical genius earns Australia a wicket on way to his first away Test win as captain

Steve Smith asks Mitchell Marsh to bowl the delivery that straightens onto the batsmanAustralia won the 1st Test against New Zealand by an innings and 52 runs, but it was a piece of tactical genius by captain Steve Smith that has drawn the most attention on Day 4, the final day of the Test. Australia needed to take six wickets to finish the match off, and the fashion in which the first wicket of the day was scalped left many in awe of t

Feb 15 2016
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