Sunday, 21 October 2018

Tag Archives: Australia

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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Australia ball-tampering bans ‘shocked’ world cricket: Ponting

LONDON: Ricky Ponting believes the lengthy bans given to former Australia captain Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft for their roles in March’s ball-tampering scandal in South Africa have been a beneficial “shock” to world cricket. Smith and his deputy Warner were given 12-month bans by Cricket Australia, with ...

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Bowlers must step up during UAE tour against Pakistan: Mitchell Starc

MELBOURNE: Australia’s senior bowlers must step up to help captain Tim Paine lead an inexperienced team during their next tour against Pakistan, pace spearhead Mitchell Starc has said. Australia head to the United Arab Emirates for a Test series slated for October without two of their most experienced campaigners, with ...

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Acting New Zealand PM tells Australia to change its flag

WELLINGTON : New Zealand’s Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters called on neighbouring Australia to change its flag Thursday, saying it had pinched the Kiwi banner’s design and was causing confusion. “We designed it and they borrowed it and if we wanted to clear the matter up they should change their ...

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Sydney targets 10 major sporting events in next decade

SYDNEY: Australia’s most populous state announced ambitious plans Monday to host 10 major sporting events over the next decade, including rugby World Cups and the new ATP tennis World Team Cup. An advisory committee headed by Rod McGeoch, the man who brought the Olympics to Sydney in 2000, has been ...

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Disgraced Australian batsman Warner returns to action in Australia

SYDNEY: Disgraced Australia opening batsman David Warner returned to action on home soil on Saturday and said he was desperate to force his way back into the national side when his ball-tampering suspension ended next year. Warner was handed a 12-month ban from first-class cricket for his role in a ...

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