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Mitchell Starc optimistic about Australia's chances at 2019 ICC World Cup

Australia will kickstart their 2019 World Cup campaign against Afghanistan on June 1. 

Apr 21, 2019, 17:54 PM IST

Steve Smith hopes to be fully fit ahead of 2019 ICC World Cup

Australia will begin their title defense at the ICC World Cup with a clash against Afghanistan on June 1. 

Apr 21, 2019, 14:42 PM IST

Virat Kohli's ODI captaincy record ahead of ICC World Cup

Virat Kohli will lead the Indian cricket team at the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup slated to take place in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14.

Apr 19, 2019, 18:55 PM IST

India fortunate to have MS Dhoni behind stumps, says captain Virat Kohli

Dhoni has played 341 one-day internationals, scoring 10,500 runs at an average of just under 51, and his sharp glovework makes him first-choice wicketkeeper in the limited-overs format. 

Apr 19, 2019, 15:15 PM IST

Steve Smith, David Warner likely to miss final stages of IPL 2019

Steve Smith and David Warner were recalled to the national team after Australia named their 15-member squad for World Cup beginning May 30 in England and Wales.

Apr 15, 2019, 16:23 PM IST

Warner, Smith named in Australia's 15-man World Cup squad, Handscomb misses the cut

Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh have been included in the squad, which is a reward for their good form in the recent games.

Apr 15, 2019, 07:26 AM IST

Four injured, two critical in shooting outside nightclub in Australia

 Local detectives are probing the involvement of an outlaw motorcycle gang as the gang had recently made extortion attempts on the nightclub.

Apr 14, 2019, 06:44 AM IST

Steve Smith, David Warner got away with murder: Curtly Ambrose

The duo are currently playing in the Indian Premier League after their ban period ended on March 29.

Apr 11, 2019, 16:14 PM IST

England deserve favourite tag, says former Australian pacer Jason Gillespie

Although the 43-year old praised the hosts, he also elucidated that Australia know how to win World Cups even if they may not be seen as favourites.

Apr 10, 2019, 17:11 PM IST

Usman Khawaja dropped, D'Arcy Short included in Shane Warne's Australia World Cup squad

Short has appeared in just four ODIs for Australia and played his last match for the side in November 2018. 

Apr 09, 2019, 21:57 PM IST

Mitchell Starc sues insurer over injury payout for IPL contract

Starc was one of the most sought-after Australian players at the 2018 IPL auction when KKR snapped him up for USD 1.8 million.

Apr 09, 2019, 16:36 PM IST

India need to play key role in promoting women's Tests: Meg Lanning

Besides Australia and England, India and South Africa are the two cricket playing nations to have played women's Test matches in the last decade. 

Apr 09, 2019, 15:18 PM IST

Australia unveils new jersey for Cricket World Cup 2019

Cricket Australia’s apparel manufacturer, ASICS, on Tuesday unveiled the World Cup uniform of the Australian cricket team.

Apr 09, 2019, 15:07 PM IST

Muhammad Naveed to lead UAE squad in ODI series against Zimbabwe

Middle-order batsman Rameez Shahzad, on the other hand, has not been included in the UAE squad as he is still recovering from a finger injury which he sustained last month. 

Apr 08, 2019, 20:03 PM IST

Australia's opposition Labor on track to win election: polls

Australia`s opposition Labor is the favourite to win a national election expected in May, two polls showed on Monday, but its lead has narrowed over the conservative coalition government which announced income tax cuts in its budget last week.

Apr 08, 2019, 09:08 AM IST

Asghar Afghan sacked as Afghanistan captain ahead of 2019 ICC World Cup

While all-rounder Gulbadin Naib has been named as the new ODI skipper of Afghanistan, Rahmat Shah and Rashid Khan will take over the reins of Test and T20I sides, respectively. 

Apr 05, 2019, 16:57 PM IST

Came close to quitting cricket due to form, injuries: Jimmy Neesham

The 28-year-old, who has played 12 Tests, 49 ODIs and 15 T20 Internationals for New Zealand, was named in the 15-man squad that the Black Caps recently announced for the ODI showpiece starting May 30 in the United Kingdom.

Apr 05, 2019, 15:45 PM IST

Last seven months were tough, did not know what to do: Hardik Pandya

Pandya, who helped MI beat Chennai Super Kings in an IPL game, was initially suspended by the BCCI and sent back to India from the Australia tour following his comments on a chat show earlier this year.

Apr 04, 2019, 16:56 PM IST

New Australia law threatens social media firms with fines, jail over violent content

The new law is in response to a lone gunman attack on two mosques in Christchurch on March 15, killing 50 people as they attended Friday prayers.

Apr 04, 2019, 11:46 AM IST

Wicketkeeper Tom Blundell called from wilderness into New Zealand World Cup squad

The 28-year-old Blundell has played just two tests, making a century on debut, and three Twenty20 internationals for New Zealand, but will serve as a backup to Tom Latham for the May 30-July 14 tournament in England and Wales.

Apr 03, 2019, 17:46 PM IST