Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Tag Archives: Australia

Australia’s Peter Handscomb hurting after Test axing

SYDNEY: Test discard Peter Handscomb says he is hurting after being axed from Australia’s squad to play Pakistan next month, but has heeded the message that he must score more runs. The middle-order batsmen was sacrificed after form deserted him, with selectors opting instead for uncapped pair Travis Head and ...

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Australia aged care scandals sparks national probe

SYDNEY: Australia will launch a national inquiry into its scandal-plagued aged care sector, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, following numerous reports of abuse, neglect and mismanagement. The announcement comes a year after a state-run dementia nursing home in South Australia state was shut when an investigation revealed horrific mistreatment of ...

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Pakistan potential team to reach 2019 World Cup semis: Adam Gilchrist

MELBOURNE: Australian cricketer-turned-commentator Adam Gilchrist believes that Pakistan can surprise all other teams in the 2019 Cricket World Cup, calling it the ‘dark horse’. In an interview, the Aussie legend said, “Pakistan are always the dark horse, they can spring a surprise or two.” Asked about ICC Cricket World Cup ...

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Cricket Australia to probe Moeen Ali’s ‘Osama’ accusations

SYEDNEY: Cricket Australia has decided to launch a probe on England all-rounder Moeen Ali’s allegations against an Australian player for calling him “Osama” during the 2015 Ashes. Moeen, 31, made the accusation in his soon-to-be-released autobiography, where he also labelled the 2015 Australian touring party as “rude” and “disrespectful”. “It ...

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Ravi Shastri under fire following England series defeat

NEW DELHI: India coach Ravi Shastri has come under fire for his side’s humiliating 4-1 Test series loss to England – a second consecutive away defeat for the world’s top-ranked side. The thrashing in England, following the loss in South Africa earlier this year, piles pressure on Shastri ahead of ...

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India can compete with Australia, insists defeated Virat Kohli

LONDON: The defeated Indian captain Virat Kohli is optimistic that his side can compete in challenging conditions in Australia despite a crushing 4-1 defeat to England that compounded a disappointing away record in Tests. England wrapped up victory at The Oval on Tuesday, winning the final match of the series ...

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Cricket Australia name 5 uncapped players for Pakistan series

MELBOURNE: Australia, hit by suspensions and injuries involving its top players, has named a 15-member squad for a two-Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with five players yet to debut at Test level. New coach Justin Langer was not able to select from among the suspended ...

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Scott Morrison selected Australia’s new prime minister

SYDNEY: Treasurer Scott Morrison was picked as Australia’s new prime minister after a Liberal party coup in a stunning upset against key challenger Peter Dutton. Morrison, an ally of deposed leader Malcolm Turnbull, won a party-room ballot 45-40. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, another Turnbull backer, was also in the running ...

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Nicole Kidman donates $100k to Australian farmers

LOS ANGELES: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have donated $100,000 to help struggling farmers in Australia. The 51-year-old actress – who grew up in Sydney, New South Wales – and her husband have begged their fans to dig deep and donate as much as possible to Nine’s Fighting For Our ...

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Imran Abbas nomination for 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018

LOLLYWOOD: Pakistani heartthrob Imran Abbas is onto another feat as he has bagged nomination for the 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018. Sharing the delightful news with his fans, Imran took to Instagram to post: “Official Nominee for the 100 most handsome faces 2018. Honoured to represent Pakistan in WORLD’S ...

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