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Australia’s Khawaja vows to bounce back after contract snub

05 May, 2020 7:40 pm 7:40 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Usman Khawaja believes he is still among Australia’s top six batsmen and can force his way back into the squad after being dropped a few days ago from the list of contracted players. The top order batsman was omitted from Australia’s annual list of 20 elite, contracted players in 2020, announced on … Read More

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Glenn Maxwell takes indefinite break with mental health struggles

11 November, 2019 8:27 am 8:27 am

SYDNEY (92 News) – Glenn Maxwell, the Australia all-rounder, has taken a break from cricket due to struggles with mental health, Cricket Australia stated on Thursday, 31 October. D’Arcy Short will replace him in the squad for the final T20I against Sri Lanka on Friday, 1 November. Michael Lloyd, the Australia team psychologist, said Maxwell … Read More

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World Cup, Ashes hero Ben Stokes named PCA Players’ Player of the Year

10 October, 2019 1:12 pm 1:12 pm

LONFON (AFP) – England all-rounder Ben Stokes was voted Players’ Player of the Year at the Professional Cricketers’ Association awards on Wednesday. Stokes played a starring role in England’s first 50-over World Cup triumph, culminating in his dynamic man-of-the-match display in their dramatic final win against New Zealand in July. The 28-year-old then repeated his … Read More


Australia defeat England by 185 runs at Old Trafford, retain Ashes

09 September, 2019 3:45 am 3:45 am

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Australia retained the Ashes after beating England by 185 runs at Old Trafford on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in the series with just one test remaining. England, who resumed on 18-2, were bowled out for 197 on the final day with Australia seamer Pat Cummins taking four for 43. … Read More

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Smith says short ball tactic played into his hands

09 September, 2019 8:35 am 8:35 am

LONDON (92 News) – After scoring a sublime 211 at Old Trafford in the fourth Ashes Test, star Australia batsman Steve Smith explained how England may have played into his hands by bowling short. Smith had copped a nasty blow from a Jofra Archer bouncer at Lord’s, which caused him a delayed concussion, forcing him … Read More

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Anderson ruled out for rest of Ashes, Overton recalled

08 August, 2019 4:20 pm 4:20 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – England fast bowler James Anderson has been ruled out for the rest of the Ashes series against Australia due to a niggling calf injury, the country’s cricket board (ECB) announced on Friday.  Anderson, who was playing for county side Lancashire’s second XI in a friendly against Durham earlier this week, felt pain … Read More

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Awesome Archer gives England advantage in third test

08 August, 2019 8:50 am 8:50 am

LEEDS, England (Reuters) – First five-wicket of Jofra Archer haul in test cricket put England in command on a weather-affected opening day of the third Ashes test at Headingley on Thursday as they bowled Australia out for 179. Archer completed figures of 6-45 in his second test, Australia collapsing from 136-2 in the final session … Read More

Australia spearhead Cummins wants to play all five Ashes Tests

08 August, 2019 4:37 pm 4:37 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Australia paceman Pat Cummins wants to play all five matches in the Ashes series and is looking forward to rejoining the fray in his first Test at Lord’s on Wednesday. The 26-year-old took four for 32 in England’s second innings at Edgbaston as Australia romped to a 251-run victory in the first … Read More

England’s Anderson ruled out of second Ashes Test

08 August, 2019 4:48 pm 4:48 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – England fast bowler James Anderson has been ruled out of the second Ashes Test due to a calf injury, the country’s cricket board (ECB) said on Tuesday. Anderson, who had struggled to be fit for the series opener against Australia at Edgbaston, pulled up injured on day one of the first test, … Read More

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Smith, Wade centuries put Australia in charge of first Ashes Test

08 August, 2019 2:47 am 2:47 am

BIRMINGHAM (92 News) – Steve Smith hit his second century of the Test match, and Matthew Wade also notched a ton, as Australia seized momentum and opened up a formidable lead over England in the first Test at Edgbaston. Smith (142) became the first player to record twin Ashes hundreds since Matthew Hayden in 2002, … Read More

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Great players always stand up when you need them: Pattinson lauds Smith

08 August, 2019 9:43 am 9:43 am

BIRMINGHAM (92 News) – Australia fast bowler James Pattinson has backed Steve Smith to once again rescue his team with the bat, with the No.4 standing unbeaten on 46 at the end of third day’s play at Edgbaston. Smith, like he has so often over his illustrious Test career, has stood out as Australia’s mainstay … Read More

Burns maiden ton helps England take initiative in Ashes Test opener

08 August, 2019 11:09 pm 11:09 pm

BIRMINGHAM (Reuters) – Rory Burns smashed an unbeaten maiden Test century as England gained the upper hand in the first Ashes Test by finishing day two on 267-4, trailing Australia by just 17 runs on Friday. Jason Roy’s first Ashes innings never really got going as he was out for 10, before Joe Root benefited … Read More

Smith century leads Australia recovery in Ashes opener

08 August, 2019 11:44 pm 11:44 pm

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Australia’s Steve Smith struck a superb 144 on his return to the side as they recovered from 122-8 to reach 284 all out against England in the first innings of the first Ashes Test before the hosts saw out two overs unscathed at Edgbaston on Thursday. David Warner, who was banned … Read More

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Australia’s Khawaja, Pattinson confirmed for Ashes opener

07 July, 2019 11:07 am 11:07 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia coach Justin Langer has confirmed James Pattinson and Usman Khawaja are certain starters for the opening Ashes Test in Birmingham. Khawaja passed a fitness Test on Monday after recovering from a hamstring injury and Langer confirmed the left-hander will bat at number three, while fast bowler Pattinson is set to feature … Read More

England call up Archer for Ashes opener, Stokes reinstated

07 July, 2019 4:16 pm 4:16 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Speedster Jofra Archer received his maiden call-up to the England test squad for the Ashes series opener against Australia while all-rounder Ben Stokes was reappointed Joe Root’s deputy on Saturday.  Barbados-born Archer was one of the standout performers in England’s maiden 50-overs World Cup triumph earlier this month. The 24-year-old, who claimed … Read More