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Dhoni says India not far off away Test wins BRISBANE: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said India have the pace, threat and aggression to win Tests away from home and it's just a matter of time before results go their way.The Indians lost by four wickets to Australia in Saturday's second Test in Brisbane after going down all guns blazing by 48 runs chasing 364 in the opening Adelaide Test.While India have been in contention in both Tests, the Australians have won the key moments to turn around the contests.The Brisbane loss was India's fifth straight away defeat and their 15th in the last 18, with only one win.India were thumped 3-1 in England this year and trail Australia 2-0 in the four-match Border-Gavaskar series, but Dhoni is undeterred."There's plenty of areas we're showing improvement, but we're still not crossing the line," Dhoni said."We need to give it a bit more time. Once they start crossing that line, once they ...

Burns surprise inclusion in Australia Test squad BRISBANE: Batsman Joe Burns was a surprise addition Sunday to Australia's 13-man squad for the third Test against India, starting in Melbourne on Boxing Day.The 25-year-old Queensland right-hander was named as a replacement for injured Mitchell Marsh in the Australian team that defeated India by four wickets in Brisbane on Saturday to take a 2-0 series lead.Burns has yet to play Test cricket, but reached his highest first-class score of 183 against New South Wales ...
Injured De Kock out of West Indies series CENTURION: Quinton de Kock, South Africa's rising wicketkeeping star, faces a battle to be fit for the 2015 World Cup after being ruled out of the remaining Test and limited overs matches against the West Indies.De Kock injured his left ankle while warming up before play on the third day of the first Test. A scan revealed a torn ligament. Team manager and doctor Mohammed Moosajee said the recovery period could be between six and ...
Trott handed England Lions captaincy LONDON: Jonathan Trott will captain the second-string England Lions in South Africa next month as he makes his international comeback, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Saturday.The 33-year-old South Africa-born batsman has not played international cricket since he withdrew from England's Ashes tour of Australia in November 2013 due to a stress-related condition.But after a successful county season with Warwickshire he was named in the provisional Lions squad in October and on ...
Indians fume over net loss BRISBANE: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni didn't want to make too much of a fuss but he said Saturday the practice wickets at Brisbane's Gabba Test ground "can certainly improve."The Indian captain blamed the state of the Gabba's practice wickets for injuries to players that he said had unsettled the team before their batting collapse against Australia on the fourth day.India officials were fuming after batsmen Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli were struck batting in ...
Morgan named England ODI captain, Cook dropped from squad LONDON: Alastair Cook has been dropped from the England squad for next year's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with Eoin Morgan taking over as captain, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed on Saturday.Opener Cook, who has been woefully out of form with the bat but will remain as test captain, had widely been expected to lose the one-day captaincy but would have had hopes of retaining his place in the ...
Steyn rips through Windies, Proteas post huge win PRETORIA: Dale Steyn ripped through the West Indies top order to claim his 25th five-wicket haul in test cricket and give South Africa an innings and 220-run victory on the fourth morning of the first test on Saturday.The West Indies' frailties with the bat were cruelly exposed by the top-ranked South Africans, with Steyn leading the charge as he finished with six for 34 having gone wicketless in the first innings.The visitors resumed in the ...


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