MELBOURNE - Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has named three bowlers - pace pair Jason Behrendorff and Gurinder Sandhu and spinner Aston Agar - as potential candidates for Australia's 15-man 2015 ICC World Cup squad. "Jason Behrendorff from the Perth Scorchers has been a standout for me so far in the Big Bash, and his domestic record is also good," Ponting was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia (CA) website Sunday.
MELBOURNE - Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is presently the world’s No.1 Twenty20 (T20) cricketer, has signed to play for the Australian Melbourne Renegades in the second half of the T20 Big Bash League season. The 27-year-old has replaced all-rounder Andre Russell who will join up with the West Indies One Day International (ODI) squad in South Africa. Having already played for the Adelaide Strikers last season,
MUMBAI - A few weeks after they were left out of the 30-member preliminary squad for the 2015 World Cup, Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh were Monday dropped from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) contracts list while medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar was promoted to a Grade A contract. Pacer Mohammed Shami, Ambati Rayudu and Ajinkya Rahane have been promoted from Grade C to Grade B, while Gambhir,
DUBAI - The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday named Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Ambassador. It will be the second successive time that the Indian maestro will be the Ambassador of ICC’s pinnacle tournament, after he fulfilled the role in the previous event, which was co-hosted by Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka in 2011. In his role as ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Ambassador,
CENTURION - West Indies have been left sweating on the fitness of frontline fast bowler Kemar Roach after he pulled up with an ankle injury during the first day of the opening Test against South Africa here. The 26-year-old sustained an injury to his right ankle while running into bowl his 16th over, in the post-tea session at the SuperSport Park here Wednesday, reports CMC. Roach was treated on the field by physio C.J. Clark and...
PUNE - Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra won the bronze medal in the 50 metre rifle prone event at the 58th National Shooting Championships at the Balewadi Shooting Range here Wednesday. Fellow Olympic medallist Gagan Narang finished fourth in the eight-man final, after finishing third in qualifying, marginally ahead of Abhinav, who qualified in the fourth position. India team mate Hariom Singh, representing the...
NEW DELHI - Ace cricketer Virender Sehwag will donate blankets and auction his sweater as part of his association with 'Daryadili', an endeavour to support the underprivileged battling cold weather in the country. Sehwag has joined hands with radio station 92.7 BIG FM and NGO Goonj for the fourth edition of 'Daryadili'. The cricketer, who was recently left out of the 30-member squad of probables for the 2015...
DUBAI - The Indian Aces held off the Singapore Slammers to win their International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) clash 28-24 to extend their lead at the top of the standings on the first day of the Dubai leg of the tournament. The Aces have 34 points from 10 matches while Slammers are at the bottom with only 19 from as many matches. The Aces easily wrapped up the first four sets of the tie but Thomas Berdych made a match out...
NEW DELHI - Several Bollywood stars graced the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) with their presence and even tried their hand at the sport in the august company of superstars Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Sania Mirza. After Manila Mavericks defeated Singapore Slammers 23-17 in the first tie of the concluding day of the India leg of the inaugural tournament, a host of movie stars led by Aamir Khan....
NEW DELHI - Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris, leading cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle and cricket fans took to twitter to express their disappointment after five members of India's 2011 World Cup-winning team were Thursday left out of the 30-member squad of probables for the 2015 One-Day International (ODI) World Cup. The famous quintet of Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh,