Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Tag Archives: Cricket Australia

Mitchell Starc pulls out of Sri Lanka T20I for brother’s wedding

ADELAIDE: Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Starc has decided his brother’s wedding is more important than a game of cricket, pulling out of the second Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka to witness him tie the knot. Billy Stanlake or Sean Abbott are likely to replace Starc as Australia target an unassailable ...

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New T20 captain Babar Azam up for Australia challenge

SYDNEY: Newly-installed Pakistan captain Babar Azam admitted his team will face a stern test during next month’s tour of Australia, but vowed his players will go for victory. Azam last week replaced Sarfaraz Ahmed, who was dumped as skipper and left out of the squad following the shocking 3-0 rout ...

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David Warner hits ton as Australia rout Sri Lanka

MELBOURNE: David Warner thumped a maiden Twenty20 international century as Australia kicked off their home summer with a ruthless 134-run thrashing of Sri Lanka at Adelaide Oval on Sunday. Warner’s unbeaten 100 off 56 balls fired Australia to a total of 233 for two on a sunny afternoon, before the ...

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Australia smash record for most consecutive women ODI wins

Australia smashed the world record for most consecutive wins in women’s ODI as it defeated Sri Lanka by nine wickets in their dead-rubber third fixture to win their 18th straight game. The record was previously set by Australia’s Belinda Clark side which won 17 straight matches in 1999. Australia in ...

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Australia look for new selector as Greg Chappell retires

SYDNEY: Australia are on the hunt for a new national selector after Greg Chappell announced his retirement from the game. The former Australian skipper, who played 87 Tests and 74 one-day internationals, had been Cricket Australia s national talent manager for the past nine years as well as a selector. Former ...

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‘Hopeful Australian cricket team will travel to Pakistan in 2022’

SYDNEY: Cricket Australia Chief Executive Kevin Roberts has said he is hopeful the cricket team will tour Pakistan in 2022 but won’t rush a decision. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Robertson said his visit was aimed at strengthening relationships with the Pakistan Cricket Board rather than assessing whether Australia’s ...

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Mark Taylor backed Steve Smith to captain Australia

SYDNEY: Former skipper Mark Taylor backed Steve Smith to captain Australia again after his incredible Ashes exploits, as support mounts for the 30-year-old to be given a second chance. Smith was banned for 12 months over a brazen attempt to alter the ball with sandpaper under his captaincy in a ...

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ECB, CA to help Pakistan in int’l cricket revival: Wasim Khan

LONDON: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Managing Director Wasim Khan looks highly positive about his meetings with different English Counties and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Chief Executive Officer Tom Harrison and says cricket-mad Pakistani fans will soon hear a number of good news and witness great international cricketing activities ...

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Cricket Australia hails players’ post-scandal conduct

SYDNEY: Australian cricketers’ once-notorious behaviour has significantly improved amid attempts to clean-up the game’s culture after the ball-tampering scandal, Cricket Australia said. The men’s national team had no conduct citings during 2018-19 season, the first clean sheet in seven years, and code of conduct charges at all levels dropped 74 ...

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Injured Steve Smith ruled out of PSL-4

MELBOURNE: : Multan Sultans have been dealt a blow with Australian batsman Steve Smith ruled out of the Pakistan Super League 2019 due to an elbow injury. According to Cricket Australia, Smith will undergo surgery and is expected to wear a brace for six weeks before commencing rehabilitation. The HBL ...

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