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Australia to bowl first against England HOBART: Australia won the toss and elected to bowl in their second tri-series one-day international against England in Hobart on Friday.Australia, unbeaten in their first two matches, made three changes in their bid for a place in the February 1 final in Perth.David Warner and Shane Watson were both rested due to hamstring soreness, while captain George Bailey was suspended for a second slow over rate breach in less than 12 months.Into the side come Shaun Marsh, Cameron White and Moises Henriques.In Bailey's absence, Test captain Steve Smith will lead the Australians.England named an unchanged line-up from the team that thrashed India by nine wickets in Brisbane on Tuesday.Teams:Australia - Steve Smith (capt), Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Cameron White, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Haddin, James Faulkner, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Gurinder SandhuEngland - Eoin Morgan (capt), Ian Bell, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, James Taylor, Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler, Chris ...

Sri Lanka to bowl first against New Zealand DUNEDIN: Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bowl first on a green-tinged wicket in the fifth one-day international against New Zealand in Dunedin on Friday.New Zealand lead the series 2-1 with one match washed out.Sri Lanka captain Lahiru Thirimanne, standing in for regular skipper Angelo Mathews who is being rested with a slight leg strain, said conditions were ripe to bowl first."It looks a little bit green and we want to take advantage," ...
Ajmal hopeful of clearing bowling action test LAHORE: Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal Thursday raised hopes that he will pass a bowling action test after he was suspended last year, but ruled out any chance of featuring in next month's World Cup.The 37-year-old will travel to Chennai, India later Thursday and have a reassessment test on his bowling action in the International Cricket Council (ICC) accredited laboratory.He was reported during the Galle Test against Sri Lanka in August last year and he was ...
Misbah to rewrite history by beating India in World Cup Pakistani captain Misbah-ul-Haq wants to rewrite history by beating India in an upcoming World Cup 2015. He is hopeful and focused to win the match against arch-rival India. According to media reports, Pakistani captain said, “"We know how important this match is and we are going with a clear mind that we want to change history and beat India in a World Cup. We are focused for the match and the players are going to ...
Petersen joins Lancashire after S. Africa exit LONDON: South African batsman Alviro Petersen has joined Lancashire after retiring from international cricket, the English county side announced on Thursday.The 34-year-old bowed out of the international game earlier this month after scoring 2,093 runs in 36 Tests with five hundreds at an average of 34.88.He has signed a two-year contract with an option for a third year and joins Lancashire as a non-overseas player, subject to receiving official clearance."We are delighted to bring a ...
Bangladesh eye World Cup quarter-finals DHAKA: Bangladesh have set their sights on the quarter-finals of next month's cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the team's Sri Lankan coach said Thursday.Chandika Hathurusinghe told journalists in Dhaka he was happy with the team's preparations and hoped they would go "all the way".But he said he was "taking one game at a time" and would focus on qualifying for the quarter-finals stage of the six-week tournament, which begins on February 14.Bangladesh ...
Cook named in MCC squad for UAE trip LONDON: Alastair Cook was on Thursday included in the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) squad for the Champion County match and the Emirates Twenty20 tournament in the United Arab Emirates in March.Cook, omitted from England's one-day squad for the World Cup, made himself available for the trip so as to gain match practice ahead of England's three-match Test series against the West Indies in April.The MCC will take part in the Emirates T20 tournament in Dubai ...


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