Australia sticks to winning formula for opening Test against New Zealand

Australia heavily hinted on December 3 that it will field the same XI for the opening Test against New Zealand to the one that thrashed Pakistan, with selectors keen to build a core group of players. Tim Paine’s men have proven to be far more consistent in recent months, having retained the Ashes in England … Read more Australia sticks to winning formula for opening Test against New Zealand

Was looking forward to congratulating David Warner if he had broken my record: Brian Lara

West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara has revealed that he was looking forward to congratulate David Warner had the Australian breached his record of highest individual Test score, just as Gary Sobers had done when he achieved the feat. Lara broke the record of highest individual Test score twice, first when he overtook compatriot Gary … Read more Was looking forward to congratulating David Warner if he had broken my record: Brian Lara

Do not ask about cricketing future till January: M.S. Dhoni

Former India captain M.S. Dhoni preferred to keep everyone guessing regarding his cricketing future, here on Wednesday. When a question about his absence from the field for a long time was about to begin, he interrupted immediately and ended the interaction. When prompted further, all he responded with was: “January tak mat poocho” (Do not … Read more Do not ask about cricketing future till January: M.S. Dhoni

George Bailey to become national selector for Australia

Former limited-overs captain George Bailey is set to be Australia’s new selector alongside coach Justin Langer and chairman Trevor Hohns. Bailey, 37, is still an active cricketer and plies his trade in the Big Bash League for Hobart Hurricanes and in the Sheffield Shield for Tasmania. According to a report in The Sydney Morning Herald … Read more George Bailey to become national selector for Australia

Australian pacers rip through Pakistan

Australia seized the advantage on the opening day of the first Test when it bowled Pakistan out for 240 just before stumps at the Gabba here in Brisbane on Thursday. After the visitors resisted stubbornly in the first session, reaching 57 for no loss at lunch, pace trio Mitchell Starc (four for 52), Josh Hazlewood … Read more Australian pacers rip through Pakistan

New Bushfires In Australia As Temperatures Pass 42 Degrees Celsius

SYDNEY:  Electricity firms cut off power to thousands of people, more than 100 schools were closed and residents in high risk regions were poised to evacuate on Wednesday as Australia’s devastating bushfires opened up a new front. Australia has been battling wildfires across a number of fronts for several days, endangering thousands of people in … Read more New Bushfires In Australia As Temperatures Pass 42 Degrees Celsius

Easier To Build Partnership With India Than China, Says Ex Australia PM

The relationship between India and Australia has largely been taken for granted, Tony Abbot said. New Delhi:  A partnership between two democracies like India and Australia should be “far easier” to build than one between Australia and a one-party communist state like China, former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott said. He made the remarks on … Read more Easier To Build Partnership With India Than China, Says Ex Australia PM

Pakistan face Australia in the opening Test in Brisbane

Pakistan head into the opening Test in Brisbane on Thursday seeking a rare win on Australian soil, and could unleash a 16-year-old debutant in a teenage pace attack against seasoned stars Steve Smith and David Warner. Pakistan has drawn a series in Australia, but has never won one, and last tasted a Test victory at … Read more Pakistan face Australia in the opening Test in Brisbane

RCEP against India’s interest, national priorities: Piyush Goyal

NEW DELHI: The RCEP agreement was against India’s economic interest and national priorities, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday as the country decided not to join the China-backed mega free trade deal. He said that India has consistently stood its ground to uphold its demands particularly over the trade deficit, stronger protection … Read more RCEP against India’s interest, national priorities: Piyush Goyal

PM Modi Discusses Maritime Cooperation With PMs Of Australia, Vietnam

PM Narendra Modi met with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. (File) Bangkok:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held separate bilateral meetings with his Australian and Vietnamese counterparts with a focus on boosting counter-terror cooperation and forging deeper maritime ties in the Indo-Pacific region. The talks took place on the sidelines of the East Asia … Read more PM Modi Discusses Maritime Cooperation With PMs Of Australia, Vietnam

15 RCEP countries to go ahead with pact, India’s final decision to depend on ‘satisfactory resolution’ of issues

In an unusual twist to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) saga, 15 countries decided to go ahead with the trade agreement, giving India the opportunity to join at a later stage after “satisfactory resolution” of its concerns. “India has significant outstanding issues, which remain unresolved. All RCEP Participating Countries will work together to resolve … Read more 15 RCEP countries to go ahead with pact, India’s final decision to depend on ‘satisfactory resolution’ of issues

We will understand challenges only if we play: Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar began his white-ball cricket career in New Zealand in 1990. He said it was one of the “toughest things” to play the white ball properly, but added that playing white-ball cricket in Australia on his first tour there in the 1991-92 series was more challenging. While sharing his thoughts on the pink ball … Read more We will understand challenges only if we play: Tendulkar

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