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Ashwin praises Australian spinner Lyon
Ashwin praises Australian spinner Lyon

The non-assuming Nathan Lyon has proved to be an asset for Australian team Australian spinner Nathan Lyon has come in for special praise for his performance in the current Ashes series in England. His performance has been top-notch and his tally of wickets is at par with the second highest wicket-taker of the series. Lyon is no Shane Warne, but it may surprise some people that he has recently taken over the former Australian great Hug

Aug 4 2015
Bayliss had major role in England's comeback: Mark Waugh
Bayliss had major role in England's comeback: Mark Waugh

Trevor Bayliss made sure that the England were back in hunt   Birmingham, July 31 (IANS) Former Australian batsman and present national selector Mark Waugh believes England's remarkable turnaround in the Ashes series that has seen them rebound from a thumping to the brink of triumph in two days of cricket could owe much to their Australian coach, Trevor Bayliss. Waugh on Friday said he had been caught by surprise at England's

Jul 31 2015
To walk or not to walk - Jos Buttler's honesty and cricket's most difficult ethical dilemma
To walk or not to walk - Jos Buttler's honesty and cricket's most difficult ethical dilemma

Australia’s Peter Nevill appeals for England’s Jos Buttler’s wicket 24-year-old English wicketkeeper Jos Buttler did the unthinkable on Saturday, the Day 3 of the 2nd Ashes Test – he walked. England were batting at 210/6, Alastair Cook and Buttler patiently trying to get close to Australia’s massive first innings score of 566, when umpire Kumar Dharmasena failed to spot the England No.7 feathering an edge

Jul 19 2015
Ashes 1st Test Day 2 - Australia trail by 166 runs
Ashes 1st Test Day 2 - Australia trail by 166 runs

Michael Clarke and Chris Rogers of Australia in action of Day 2 of the 1st Ashes Test At the end of Day 2, Australia are 264/5 with Shane Watson (29) and night watchman Nathan Lyon (4) at the crease, trailing England by 166. Earlier in the day, Moeen Ali combined with the tail to take England to a first innings score of 430. Chris Rogers was Australia’s best batsman of the day, scoring 95, as wickets fell in regular interval

Jul 9 2015
Joe Root hits 134 as England battle back
Joe Root hits 134 as England battle back

Root continues his good form Joe Root's century and patient Gary Ballance's half-century ensured England's fight back against the Australian pace attack after losing early wickets on the opening day of the first Ashes Test at Cardiff. After winning the toss, England's captain Alastair Cook decided to bat first as he observed the overcast conditions. Both the English openers fell after scoring measly 6 (Adam Lyth) and 2

A tail from down under
A tail from down under

They hunt in a pack and give the ball a whack If the conditions are tough and the batsmen aren't good enough, who ya gonna call? The Australian tail-enders. Well, let's be honest here. In the last couple of years, if not more, the consistent contributions from the lower order has been one of the principle keys to Australia’s success in Tests, home and away. The Australian tail has made a habit of bailing out the alw

Jul 3 2015
Which Australian pacer will be the unlucky one to be left out of the XI for the Ashes?
Which Australian pacer will be the unlucky one to be left out of the XI for the Ashes?

Australia’s fast bowlers for Ashes 2015 Just when the entire cricketing world has been ruing the fact that the game is slowly tilting in the favour of batsmen more than ever, the announcement of the Australian squad for the upcoming Ashes series has put such fears to rest at least for now. With a squad that boasts of a daunting group of fast bowlers in Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Petter Siddle, Josh Hazlewood and Ryan Harris, the

Jun 20 2015
Mighty Australia thrash West Indies in Jamaica
Mighty Australia thrash West Indies in Jamaica

Australia clinched the series by 2-0 Australia secured a comprehensive 2-0 series victory against the West Indies side by winning the final Test by 277 runs. It finally became a one-sided game when Australian bowling attack started to seriously wrap-up things on the final day at the Sabina Park, Kingston. West Indies started 4th Day on 23 for 2 while chasing a mammoth 392 target. But the early two wickets proved costly because no othe

Jun 14 2015
Nathan Lyon becomes most successful Australian off-spinner; breaks 111-year-old record
Nathan Lyon becomes most successful Australian off-spinner; breaks 111-year-old record

Nathan Lyon makes an lbw appeal on Day 2 of the second Test between Australia and West Indies Kingston (Jamaica), June 13: With the wicket of West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite midway through Day 2 of the second Test, Nathan Lyon became the most successful off-spinner in Australian Test cricket history. Lyon, who debuted in 2011 and is playing his 41st Test, overtook Hugh Trumble with his 142nd Test wicket as he clean bowled Brathwaite t

Jun 13 2015
Australia in command after Voges' century
Australia in command after Voges' century

Adam Voges celebrates after reaching his maiden century West Indies started off well before the 35-year-old debutant Adam Voges surged the Australian innings to help them finish Day 2 145 runs ahead. Old is gold and Voges didn’t take any time to prove that right, he scored a brilliant 130 runs not out to make things calm in the visitors dug out. Devendra Bishoo was the pick of the bowler for the day; he ripped off Australia’s l

Jun 5 2015
Australia's playing XI for first West Indies Test to be decided later: Darren Lehmann
Australia's playing XI for first West Indies Test to be decided later: Darren Lehmann

Darren Lehmann North Sound (Antigua), May 30 (IANS) Australia cricket head coach Darren Lehmann says the selectors will wait until early next week to make up their minds about Australia's playing eleven for the first Test against the West Indies in Dominica. The Aussies completed their only warm-up match of the tour here on Friday, a three-day game against a West Indies President's XI that ended in a draw. The wicket at Windsor Pa

May 30 2015
Nathan Lyon knew about World Cup squad exclusion before Test series
Nathan Lyon knew about World Cup squad exclusion before Test series

Nathan Lyon Sydney, Jan 28 (IANS) Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon on Wednesday revealed he knew Cricket Australia's decision of keeping him out of the World Cup squad even before the start of the Border-Gavaskar Test series against India. "I basically got told before the Test series started (he wouldn't be in the World Cup squad). So I didn't have to worry about it - I'd known for a while," Lyon was quoted as sa

Jan 28 2015
World XI: Players who have been ignored for the 2015 World Cup
World XI: Players who have been ignored for the 2015 World Cup

The Cricket World Cup, without a shadow of a doubt, is the biggest event in the cricketing calendar, and every budding cricketer aspires to represent his country at the marquee event at some stage or the other in his career. While the very best in the world expectedly manage to realise their ambition, there are a few who, unfortunately, miss out either due to injury or simply bad luck. Here is a playing XI made up of cricketers who, perhaps, des

Jan 20 2015
Indians lack nuanced skills of Test cricket
Indians lack nuanced skills of Test cricket

Virat Kohli has inherited a Test side that has underperformed badly in 2014 A debate is raging whether India's young skipper Virat Kohli should have shared the Man of the Series award Down Under with his Australian counterpart Steven Smith at the end of the four-match Test series. Another point being discussed is why India keep failing overseas even after the batsmen give them 400-plus scores in the first innings as they have done in a

Jan 15 2015
Border-Gavaskar Trophy: Player Ratings for Australia
Border-Gavaskar Trophy: Player Ratings for Australia

In the recently concluded Border-Gavaskar series, the Aussies beat India by 2-0 and reclaimed the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. It was a keenly contested series as almost all games went to the last day. In the end, however, it can be said that the Australians put in a clinical performance and they never really allowed the Indians to get on top of them. Now that the Test series is over, let’s take a look at how the players of the winnin

Jan 13 2015
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