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Australia's Champions Trophy squad SYDNEY: Australia on Wednesday announced a 15-man squad for the eight-nation Champions Trophy to be held in June in England:Michael Clarke (capt), George Bailey (vice-capt), David Warner, Shane Watson, Phil Hughes, Adam Voges, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade, Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Clint McKay, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Xavier Doherty.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013 ...

Bailey gets vice-captain nod for Champions Trophy SYDNEY: George Bailey was on Wednesday handed the vice-captaincy of Australia's squad for their defence of the Champions Trophy, while promising fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile won a call-up.The eight-nation tournament starts in England next month with Bailey getting the nod as Michael Clarke's number two in place of Shane Watson.Watson is in the 15-man squad but opted to stand aside as vice skipper to focus on his batting and bowling, in the same way he ...
Basit Ali backs departmental cricket in Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan cricketer Basit Ali has said that departmental cricket is doing a great job in the country and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should take extra measures to strengthen the structure.Talking to a private news channel, Basit Ali said that over the last 10 years, there has been emphasis on the need of domestic cricket format with some former cricketers advocating the promotion of regional cricket.However, he said that majority of the cricket experts ...
PCB drops Afridi from Champions Trophy squad LAHORE: Pakistan on Monday axed Shahid Afridi from their 15-man squad for the Champions Trophy following the allrounder's below-par performances in South Africa and a domestic competition.The 33-year-old, who still holds the world record of fastest one-day century -- off 37 balls made against Sri Lanka in Nairobi in 1996 -- has not taken a single wicket in his last six one-day internationals.Undoubtedly the most popular player in Pakistan recently, Afridi has hit just two ...
PCB appoints Australian Woodhill batting coach LAHORE: Pakistan on Monday appointed Australian coach Trent Woodhill to help solve their perennial batting problems during June's Champions Trophy in England.The 42-year-old was involved with the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League in Australia and is part of the Delhi Daredevils' support staff in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).He was also New Zealand cricket team's assistant until last year.Pakistan Cricket Board's director of international cricket Intikhab Alam said Woodhill brings rich experience ...
Bangladeshis dedicate test win to factory victims HARARE: Bangladesh's cricket captain Mushfiqur Rahim on Monday dedicated his team's victory over Zimbabwe in a Test match to several hundred of their compatriots who lost their lives when a factory collapsed last week.The match got underway on Thursday - a day after a garment factory collapsed with around 3,000 textile workers inside - with Bangladesh's cricketers wearing black armbands to show solidarity with those affected by the tragedy.Although thousands of people either escaped unscathed ...
Hair stylist Nabila Ahmed grooms budding Pakistan bowlers KARACHI: The tough-guy fast bowlers of yesteryear might not approve, but Pakistan's budding young quicks were coached on their appearance at a training camp this week -- by a hair stylist.The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) organised the 10-day camp led by legendary paceman Wasim Akram after concerns were raised over the standard of fast bowlers coming through from the youth ranks.As well as being drilled in technique and fitness, the players were also given a ...


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