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Ponting: Australia can contend at World Cup with Smith, Warner

MELBOURNE: Australia’s new assistant coach Ricky Ponting believes the inclusion of Steve Smith and David Warner will help the nation shrug off a woeful run of form in one-day cricket and transform them into genuine contenders at the World Cup in England. Smith and Warner’s ball-tampering bans expire on March ...

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Shoaib Malik relishing playing alongside Afridi in PSL

PORT ELIZABETH: Veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik is relishing the opportunity to play alongside former Pakistan captain and flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi, during the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). While speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Malik said Afridi still has a lot to offer in the ...

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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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Bangladesh lifts Smith’s Twenty20 tournament ban

DHAKA: Bangladeshi cricket officials on Thursday lifted a ban on former Australian captain Steve Smith playing in the forthcoming Twenty20 Bangladesh Premier League, an official said. The ruling means Smith, currently serving a one-year ban from international cricket over a ball-tampering scandal, is free to play for Comilla Victorians in ...

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Steve Smith barred from playing Bangladesh T20 league

DHAKA: The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Thursday announced that it has barred former Australian captain Steve Smith from participating in the forthcoming Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament, following an objection raised by some franchises. Smith, serving a one-year ban from international cricket and Australia’s domestic Sheffield Shield and Big Bash ...

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Australian cricket needs Smith back: Steve Waugh

SYDNEY: Australian cricket needs disgraced ex-captain Steve Smith and he is likely to be welcomed back with open arms, former skipper Steve Waugh forecast Tuesday, although it might be tougher for David Warner. The pair are serving one-year suspensions from international and state cricket over their part in the ball-tampering ...

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Banned Steve Smith retakes top spot in ICC rankings

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Banned Australian batsman Steve Smith reclaimed top spot in the ICC Test batting rankings from India s Virat Kohli on Monday, despite not having played since March. The 29-year-old was suspended for a year and stripped of the captaincy by Cricket Australia following his part in the infamous ball-tampering scandal against ...

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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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Warner joins Smith and Bancroft in accepting tampering ban

SYDNEY: David Warner said he will not be challenging his 12-month ban for ball-tampering and would strive to be a better teammate and role model. His decision, just hours before a deadline, followed a contrite Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft also accepting their sanctions on Wednesday. Warner and Smith were ...

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