Pietersen out of World Twenty20 squad

July 18, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


Kevin Pietersen has been omitted from England’s provisional 30-man squad for the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka later this year, despite his insistence that he was available for the event.

The announcement suggests Pietersen is unlikely to end his premature retirement from limited-overs internationals in the near future.

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Yuvraj, Mandeep Singh among World T20 probables

July 18, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


Yuvraj Singh has been included in India’s preliminary squad of 30 players for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka this September.

Mandeep Singh, the Punjab batsman who plays for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL, and Ambati Rayudu, the Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians batsman, are the only uncapped players in the list.

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Kamran Akmal returns for Pakistan

July 17, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


Wicket keeper Kamran Akmal has been recalled by Pakistan for the Twenty20s against Australia in August, and September’s World Twenty20. Kamran, who last played for Pakistan in the 2011 World Cup, was cleared by the PCB’s integrity committee earlier this month.

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India to host Pakistan for ODI series in December-January

July 17, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


India and Pakistan will resume bilateral ties with a “short series”, comprising three ODIs and two Twenty20 internationals, in December and January. The matches will be held between the Test and one-day legs of England’s tour of India and will form the first bilateral series between the two sides since Pakistan toured India in end-2007.

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There is no such thing as teesra: Ashwin

July 15, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


Tweakers world over are experimenting with what they claim to be new variations but Indian offspinner R Ashwin can’t understand the hype around the ‘teesras’ and insists that there are just two basic deliveries to work with for an offspinner.

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India one spot down to fifth in Test rankings

July 15, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


India, who were the No. 1 Test side this time a year ago, have lost a position to slip to the fifth spot now in the latest ICC Test Championship rankings table after the annual update took place Saturday.

The Indian team that last played a Test match in January against Australia has swapped places with Pakistan.

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Pietersen reveals England u-turn

July 14, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


Kevin Pietersen has sensationally opened the door for an England comeback in limited-overs international cricket, admitting he would “love to play for another three or four years in all forms of cricket.”

It is understood that Pietersen’s representative privately met ECB officials to discuss a return on Thursday night.

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Akhtar pays rich tributes to pace rival Lee

July 14, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments

Shoaib and Lee
Pakistan express fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar Saturday paid tribute to pace rival Brett Lee who has announced his retirement from international cricket, saying the Australian was a fierce competitor. The 35-year-old Lee said Friday he was quitting, ending a glorious career that was marred by injury problems.

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Brett Lee retires from international cricket

July 13, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments

Brett Lee
Brett Lee has confirmed his retirement from international cricket, but he has declared his intention to play on in the Big Bash League and the IPL. Lee, 35, had originally planned to retire after the ICC World Twenty20 in September, but after flying home early from the ODI series in England due to a calf injury, he decided the time was right to make way for Australia’s young fast bowlers.

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I don’t want to be just another cricketer: Irfan

July 13, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments

Irfan Pathan
Irfan Pathan hates the idea of being another run-of-the-mill cricketer who is just happy about plying his trade day in and day out without making a mark.

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