Wed, Jan 18, 2017 | updated 09:26 AM IST

Melbourne [Australia], Jan. 18 (ANI): Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood believes three pacers would be more than enough for the upcoming four-match Test series in India.
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London [UK], Jan. 18 (ANI): Following the heart-wrenching defeat in Pune ODI, England pacer Jake Ball has insisted that his team would try to ruin the party of India when the two sides meet in the next game in Cuttasck.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan. 18 (ANI): Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has been named by England fast bowler Stuart Broad in his best-ever cricketing XI.

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De Villiers opts out of Kiwi Test series

Updated: Jan 18, 2017 05:51 IST

Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan. 18 (ANI): South Africa batting stalwart AB de Villiers would not be playing in the upcoming three-match Test series in New Zealand to be played in March.

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London [UK], Jan. 18 (ANI): Valtteri Bottas has replaced Nico Rosberg as Lewis Hamilton's new teammate at Mercedes for the forthcoming Formula One season.

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Karachi [Pakistan], Jan. 18 (ANI): Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood has heaped praise on Pakistan bowlers, with a special mention to left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir, for the way they bowled in the first two ODIs of the ongoing five-match series.

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Ramanathapuram (Tamil Nadu) [India] Jan. 18 (ANI): Hockey Punjab came came out with a scintillating performance as they defeated Hockey Bihar 4-1 in their Pool B encounter on the seventh day of the ongoing Hockey India 7th Sub Junior National Hockey Championship 2017 (Women) 'A' Division.

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Pune (Maharashtra) [India], Jan.17 (ANI): Indian batsman Kedar Jadhav, who was declared `Man of the Match` for his sparkling century in the successful opening ODI against England, on Tuesday revealed that he plays every game as if it is his last and tries to put his best foot forward whenever he comes to play for his country.

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Melbourne [Australia], Jan.17 (ANI): World number two Novak Djokovic began his title defence at the Australian Open with an impressive straight-sets victory over Spaniard opponent Fernando Verdasco in the men's singles event here on Tuesday.

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Hyderabad [India], Jan.17 (ANI):Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin on Tuesday filed a plea in the High Court of Hyderabad against the rejection of his nomination for the post of Hyderabad Cricket Association's (HCA) president.

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New Delhi [India], Jan.17 (ANI): Ahead of his arrival in India, Argentina's Gonazalo Peillat has emphasized on the benefits of playing in a professional league such as the Hockey India League (HIL).

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Melbourne [Australia], Jan.17 (ANI): 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal produced a commanding performance as he swept aside dominating Florian Mayer of Germany in straight sets to storm into the second round of the Australian Open here on Tuesday.

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Dubai [UAE], Jan.17 (ANI):Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada's strong performances in the recently-concluded three-match Test series against Sri Lanka made him South Africa's highest-ranked Test bowler, moving him one place above Dale Steyn, who is currently recuperating from the shoulder fracture he suffered during his side's tour of Australia in November.

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Melbourne [Australia], Jan.17 (ANI): World number two Serena Williams began her quest to surpass Steffi Graf's Open era record of 22 Grand Slam titles with a straight-sets victory over her Swiss opponent Belinda Bencic in the opening round of the Australian Open here on Tuesday.

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London [U.K], Jan.17 (ANI): Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has announced his retirement from professional football, putting an end to his 26-year-long illustrious career.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan. 17 (ANI): World Number 3 Stan Wawrinka issued an apology after he smashed a ball into Martin Klizan's groin after he survived a tense five-setter to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Monday.

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Melbourne [Australia], Jan. 17 (ANI): Out of favour Australian batsman Adam Voges has conceded he is "done in terms of international cricket".

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Karachi [Pakistan], Jan. 17 (ANI): The officials of the Malaysian cricket team, which was on a 10-day to Lahore, had termed Pakistan a safe country for holding international cricket events.

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England need better plan to counter Kohli: Root

Updated: Jan 17, 2017 06:12 IST

London [UK], Jan. 17 (ANI): Following a heart-wrenching defeat in the first ODI in Pune against India, England batsman Joe Root has insisted that his team need to work on their bowling plans for Virat Kohli.

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Melbourne [Australia] Jan. 17 (ANI): In a freak incident, Australian wicketkeeper Peter Nevill suffered a suspected broken jaw after being hit with a bat during a Big Bash League (BBL) fixture between Melbourne Renegades and Adelaide Strikers.

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Melbourne [Australia], Jan. 17 (ANI): Cricket Australia (CA) has recruited England spinner Monty Panesar as a spin-bowling consultant for their upcoming tour to India in a bid to provide valuable tips to the Australian spinners as well as to the batters to tackle ace Indian spinners.

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Rohtak (Haryana) [India], Jan. 17 (ANI): Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has decided to launch diploma course for sports training in Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre of Rohtak on the pattern of Patiala.

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Melbourne [Australia], Jan. 17 (ANI): Australian pacer Pat Cummins, who has been out of the first-class cricket for 18 months, has said he knew that there was no chance of being selected for Australia's upcoming tour of India.

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Melbourne [Australia], Jan. 17 (ANI): Seventeen-time grand slam champion Roger Federer began his Australian Open campaign with a comfortable win over Austria's Jurgen Melzer on Monday.

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Pune (Maharashtra), Jan. 16 (ANI): Expressing her pleasure over his brother's stellar performance in the successful opening ODI against England, the sister of Indian all-rounder Kedar Jadhav on Monday said that she was proud of the way the former stitched a 200-run partnership with skipper Virat Kohli to guide the team to a three-wicket victory.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan.16 (ANI): Defending champion Angelique Kerber on Monday survived a scare against Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko to reach the second round of the Australian Open at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.

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New Delhi [India], Jan.16 (ANI): Netherlands' captain Robert van der Horst, who will be making his first appearance in the Hockey India League (HIL), is eager to find out how much of an impact the league brings to raise the level of the sport at the world stage.

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Melbourne [Australia], Jan.16 (ANI):All-rounder Marcus Stoinis has been called in to the Australian squad as a replacement for injured Mitchell Marsh for the remaining three ODIs of the five-match series against Pakistan.

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Melbourne [Australia], Jan.16 (ANI): World number one Andy Murray produced a rich vein of form as he kicked off his Australian Open campaign with a straight-sets victory over Ukrainian opponent Illya Marchenko here on Monday.

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New Delhi [India], Jan.16 (ANI): The Virat Kohli-led side received a flurry of wishes from the cricketing fraternity after they made an amazing start to the year by clinching a nerve-wracking three-wicket win over England in the opening ODI of the three-match series at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Pune.

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New Delhi [India], Jan.16 (ANI): British midfielder Ashley Jackson, who has been one of the most successful captains in the Hockey India League (HIL) with his team Ranchi Rays winning the league on two occasions, is optimistic his team will set their sights high for this season as well.

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