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Ballance 'surprised' by Ashes call-up

LONDON: Yorkshire batsman Gary Ballance said Monday he'd been taken aback by his inclusion in England's squad for the forthcoming Ashes tour of Australia but insisted he was prepared for the challeng

Tiny snake grounds plane in Australia


Hundreds of passengers scheduled to board an Australian Qantas jet were forced to spend a night in hotels after a tiny snake was found on the door of the aircraft.

England ponders Bresnan fitness as Rankin eyes Ashes

London: England know the bulk of a squad due to be announced tomorrow for a tour of Australia that will see them try to win a fourth straight Ashes series for the first time since the 19th Century.

Zol to captain India U-19 in quadrangular series

New Delhi: Vijay Zol will lead a 15-member Indian under-19 cricket team in a quadrangular one-day series against Australia, South Africa and Zimbabwe starting September 23 in Visakhapatnam.The series

New Australian PM Tony Abbott on his bike after election win

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Sydney: Tony Abbott celebrated his election triumph with an early morning bike ride Sunday, vowing to "get down to business" and be prime minister for all Australians after a divisive campaign that e

Australia to trial day-nighters as Test prelude


Sydney: Australia took a step closer to hosting day-night Tests as cricket chiefs announced today they will stage twilight first-class games during the coming season.
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England players apologize for urinating on pitch


London: England's cricketers have apologized after team members were seen urinating on the pitch at The Oval as they celebrated the Ashes series victory over Australia on Sunday.
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Brett Lee says Australia need Mitchell Johnson

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Veteran fast bowler Brett Lee said Wednesday Australia must inject the fear factor into their attack and called for Mitchell Johnson to be recalled for the home Ashes series.
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Glenn McGrath says Australia's batting cost it the Ashes


New Delhi: Former Australia pace bowler Glenn McGrath says the current test team's inability to settle on a stable batting lineup has proved to be its downfall in the just completed Ashes series, won

Reasons why Ashes 2013 will be remembered for long

Ashes 2013 series will be remembered for long, although not for the right reasons. Controversies have been the highlight of this series, casting a shadow on an otherwise brilliant performance by Engl

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