Oz coach Arthur backs Ponting to play in 2013 Ashes seriesMay 1, 3:46 pm
Melbourne, May 1(ANI): Australian coach Mickey Arthur has endorsed former skipper Ricky Ponting's bid to play in the 2013 Ashes series in England."I know there was a lot of media pressure around Ricky, but Ricky is not going anywhere. We're hoping that Ricky is scoring enough runs to go to the Ashes. Ricky is in no way considering retirement. I wouldn't have thought from my conversations with him," The Herald Sun quoted Arthur, as saying.His statement came after Ponting's performance had come under the scanner following a lukewarm West Indies Test tour that yielded just 146 runs at an average of 24.33.Arthur also backed veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, who pulled out of the West Indies tour for family reason, to regain his place in the squad despite Wade's impressive debut series.He said he also expected young pace duo James Pattinson and Patrick Cummins to be fit and available for selection for the one-day series against England."It was pretty disappointing not having him over the summer considering how he started so I'm really looking forward to having him back. It's pretty mouth-watering when you've got some of those bowlers coming back into our set-up," he said. (ANI)
Pak beat Lanka by four wickets in first ODI Aug 23, 8:09 pm
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Pak lose five early wickets chasing Lanka's 275 in first ODI Aug 23, 6:31 pm
Colombo, Aug 23 (ANI): Pakistan struggle in their first ODI against the Sri Lankan bowlers while chasing the hosts' 275 with just five wickets remaining at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota.Full Story »
Harris says India may face 'brutal summer' from 'Johnson and company' during Oz tour Aug 23, 4:17 pm
Karachi, Aug 23 (ANI): With three months still left to go ahead of India's tour to Australia, pacer Ryan Harris has said that the hosts would not tone down their aggression and the visiting squad might face a brutal summer from Mitchell Johnson and company in the series in December.Full Story »
'Upset' Kellie wants to change back her sex and be Frank Maloney again Aug 23, 3:42 pm
London, Aug 23 (ANI): Kellie Maloney, who was earlier known as Frank Maloney before changing sex to live as a woman, has admitted that she is ready to return to her previous male gender and identity of tough-talking boxing promoter.Full Story »
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