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|India needed more practice before 1st Test says Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Indian vice-captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has admitted that the side goes
into the Boxing Day Test against Australia short of match practice as just one
warm-up game before the four-Test series was not enough to get acclimatised with
the conditions here.
"It's always better to have....
|Brad Hogg ready for the India vs australia test and odi seies
Unperturbed at being identified by Indian skipper Anil Kumble as a weak
link in the Australian team, spinner Brad Hogg is confident of his success
in the Test series.
Hogg hopes Melbourne's drop-in pitch will help earn him a Test recall after
a four-year absence. The condition of the....
|Skipper Mohammad Kaif scores 91 in Ranji Trophy against Bengal
Skipper Mohammad Kaif struck a determined 91 as Uttar Pradesh opened
up a vital first innings lead over Bengal on the second day of their Ranji
Trophy Elite Group B outing here today.
At stumps, the visitors were 437 for seven with Praveen Kumar (50) and
Amir Khan (30) unbeaten in the middl....
|India ready for Australian cricket tour says Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Australia have warned India of a hostile series Down Under but vice-captain
Mahendra Singh Dhoni said they will not shy away from maintaining that
aggressive tempo which unnerved the World Champions during their visit here for
the ODI series.
"It will be interesting. They are famo....
|Pakistan Cricket Board stands by Mohammad Yousuf in ICL vs IPL dispute
Pakistan Cricket Board has vowed to provide all possible legal help to senior
batsman Mohammad Yousuf after an Indian arbitration panel barred him from
playing in next year's Indian Premier League.
"Legal experts will be consulted to finalise a strategy to help Yousuf,"
|Brad Hogg makes the cut in 12 man Australian cricket squad
Left-arm spinner Brad Hogg was today included in the 12-man Australian
squad, announced by Cricket Australia for the first three Tests of the
four-match series against India.
Hogg, who last played a Test for Australia in October 2003, replaced injured spinner
|Pakistan Cricket Board not to encourage county cricket for players
The Pakistan cricket Board has made it clear it would not give a free hand to
players to sign county contracts in the near future.
A senior board official said that recently the board had not permitted pacer Rao
Iftikhar to accept a contract offered by Gloucestershire for 2008.
|Indian Cricket team fly to Australia in urge to create history
Skipper Anil Kumble and his teammates today left for Australia bidding
to create history by becoming the first Indian team to conquer the Aussies in
their own backyard.
Kumble and his men left by a morning flight to Singapore en-route to Melbourne,
firm in their belief that they had ....
|Indian batsmen will make merry against Brad Hogg says Spinner Harbhajan Singh
Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh today claimed Australia
is short on spin bowling options and Indian batsmen would feast on Brad Hogg's
bowling should the left-arm chinaman bowler be selected for the first Test in
The Punjab bowler declared Hogg was not close to the illustr....
|Sachin Tendulkar among Sanath Jayasuriya favourite cricketers list
Gung-ho after the triumph over Pakistan, India captain Anil Kumble
today put the onus on the star-studded batting line-up to deliver the goods and
notch up a rare series win against formidable Australia.
Addressing a press conference on the eve of the team's departure for a four-match
|Pick Shaun Tait as Indians would be scared of himsays Shoaib Akhtar to Australians
Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar has urged the Australians
to pick Shaun Tait for the upcoming Test series against India
as the slinger would be a scary proposition for Anil Kumble's men on the quick
"The Australians must pick Shaun Tait. I'm telling you, the I....
|Geoff Lawson performance was unsatisfactory says Pakistan Cricket Board
Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson today faced the music for
the Test and ODI series loss to arch rivals India with the PCB making it clear
that they were not happy with the performance of the Australian.
Skipper Shoaib Malik though escaped the heat as Pakistan Crikcet Board
|Cricket Board announces hike in the allowances of selectors
Following the rift between chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar and Cricket
Board over compensation, BCCI today announced a hike in the allowances
BCCI Finance Committee which met here today decided to hike the allowances of
board members and selectors.
Board secretary Nir....
|Shane Warne to be the highest paid cricketer in Indian Premier League
Australian spin legend Shane Warne will be the highest
paid cricketer in the BCCI-sponsored Indian Premier League (IPL) with
a staggering USD 400,000 in his kitty.
The BCCI managing committee announced the names of 34 cricketers including Warne,
who have signed the contract and w....
|Pakistan Cricket Board to post mortem Pakistan defeats against India
Captain Shoaib Malik will be grilled by the officials of Pakistan Cricket
Board at a meeting in Lahore less than 24 hours after returning from
India following humiliating series defeats in one-dayers as well as Tests.
Malik and team manager Talat Ali Malik will attend the meeting to be