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Hussey feels for stumbling Aussies SYDNEY: Former Australian batsman Mike Hussey said Tuesday he felt for the national team as it enters the third Ashes Test winless, acknowledging two losses would have left a "horrible feeling".Michael Clarke's men go into the third Test at Old Trafford on Thursday having lost the first two games of the series.The second loss at Lord's -- by a massive 347 runs -- was Australia's sixth successive Test defeat after a whitewash in a four-Test series in India earlier this year. It is their worst run of results since 1984."I feel for the guys," Hussey told reporters in Melbourne."I've certainly been in that situation as well where we haven't been playing that well and losing games, and it's a horrible feeling in the dressing room."I've been in touch with a few of the guys through text messaging. I know they're very proud to be wearing the baggy green cap and ...

Sri Lanka, South Africa want to light up dead rubber COLOMBO: Sri Lanka and South Africa will not let the intensity slip in Wednesday's fifth and final one-day international in Colombo even though the hosts have already wrapped up the series.The day-night game at the Premadasa stadium will hold only academic interest as Sri Lanka gained an unassailable 3-1 lead following their eight-wicket win in Pallekele on Sunday.South African captain AB de Villiers said he wants a win to improve his nation's poor track record ...
Hosts Australia, NZealand to meet in World Cup MELBOURNE: Cricket World Cup co-hosts Australia and New Zealand have been drawn in the same group for the 2015 tournament, while title-holders India will face off against long-time rival Pakistan, officials said Tuesday.The first match of the prestigious one-day tournament will be held in Christchurch, the New Zealand city devastated by an earthquake in 2011, when the locals take on Sri Lanka on February 14.Later that day, Australia will face Ashes foes England at the ...
‘Pakistan must groom young guns with focus on 2015 World Cup’ KARACHI: While complimenting the team for their triumph in One-day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals series over West Indies, former skipper Rashid Latif said that introduction of young guns in T20 International was very encouraging and heartening."With an eye on 2015 World Cup, Pakistan team must improve their bench strength and back up line", he said in an interview on Monday on Pakistan's 3-1 win in ODIs and Twenty20 series win.He said players like Umar Amin, ...
Zaheer lauds Afridi performance ISLAMABAD: Former skipper Zaheer Abbas on Monday hailed all-rounder Shahid Afridi on becoming the first cricketer to hit 400 sixes in an international career.Afridi reached the landmark in the 16th over of Pakistan`s reply to the West Indies`152 for seven in the first Twenty20 international. It took Afridi 437 innings and 17 years to complete 400 sixes.The next in the list of most international sixes is Chris Gayle, who has hit 353 sixes in 451 ...
Legendary cricket commentator Munir Hussain passes away KARACHI: Muneer Hussain, Paksitan's one of the pioneer Urdu cricket commentator breathed his last on Monday. Muneer died of cardiac arrest. He was 83.Muneer, who was born in November 1929, had earned many accolades during his distinguished career spanning over several decades. He was declared as the Best Urdu Commentator of the Decade Award (1985-95), the Lifetime Achievement Award from Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation, PCB's World Cup Legends Award presented on the 10th anniversary celebrations of ...
Fixtures of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 to be announced on Tuesday KARACHI: The fixtures of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 to be announced on Tuesday, ICC announced on Monday.The pools, venues and fixtures of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be announced simultaneously in Melbourne and Wellington on July 30.Besides Cricket Australia, New Zealand Cricket and the International Cricket Council officials, a number of dignitaries and current and former international cricketers will attend both the events.Pakistan won their lone World Cup under Imran Khan at ...


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