Australia

  • Want England to do well in World Cup: Pietersen
    9:39 AM

    Sydney, Jan 14 (IANS) Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said he wants England “to do well” in the impending World Cup despite being acrimoniously sacked by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), leading to a long-enduring verbal fight between the two warring parties. Pietersen endured a turbulent relationship

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  • Admire Australia’s competitive brand of cricket: KP
    8:39 AM

    Sydney, Jan 14 (IANS) Sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said one of the things he “loved” about playing in Australia was the competitive brand of cricket played in the country. He claimed that if someone has to toughen up his temperament, he should play in Australia and got a

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  • Race for top ODI spot heats up
    7:44 AM

    Sydney, Jan 14 (IANS) Australia and India will have the chance to put daylight between one another at the top of the Reliance ICC One-Day International (ODI) Team Rankings, when they compete alongside England in a tri-series, which starts here Friday. Friday’s opening clash at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)

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  • Cummins backs Warner to explode in World Cup
    7:28 AM

    Canberra, Jan 14 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Patrick Cummins has backed teammate David Warner to prove his one-day doubters wrong in the upcoming cricket World Cup, tipping the explosive opening batsman to be the man to bring Australia their fifth title. Warner’s scintillating form in the Test arena over the

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  • Australian coach happy to have multiple scorers in team
    2:41 PM

    Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) Australia reached the Asian Cup football tournament’s knockout stage Tuesday after two straight victories that saw eight different players scoring their eight goals, a fact that made coach Ange Postecoglou happy. “It’s great, obviously, to have multiple goal scorers and it’s great to have multiple threats,”

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  • Was desperate to be in Australia’s World Cup squad: Maxwell
    11:16 AM

    Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell revealed Tuesday that he was “desperate” to get a call from the national selectors for the cricket World Cup after a disastrous form with the bat in the last few months. “You have no idea. I had plenty of doubts obviously with

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  • South Korea win 1-0 against Kuwait in Asian Cup
    10:26 AM

    Canberra, Jan 13 (IANS) South Korea defeated Kuwait 1-0 at the Asian Cup football tournament’s group stage here Tuesday. South Korea came close to scoring in the 30th minute when Lee Keun-Ho made into the penalty area, but his shot was denied by Kuwait’s goalkeeper Hameed Youssef, reports Xinhua. South

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  • World lends helping hands to Australia’s bushfire injured wildlife
    9:47 AM

    Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) A call by an Australian wildlife welfare body for help in the recovery of animals injured in wildfires which ravaged parts of Australia last week has seen an unprecedented international response Tuesday, thanks to social media. The affected native koala bears which normally live in trees

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  • Harris wants pace friendly wickets for World Cup
    9:41 AM

    Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) With the World Cup just a month away, Australia pacer Ryan Harris has expressed his disappointment and said he felt like a “bowling machine” on the batsman-friendly wickets. It was on these wickets that Australia captain Steven Smith and India captain Virat Kohli made tons of

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  • Australian ball boy inspiration for Chinese victory in Asian Cup
    8:36 AM

    Canberra, Jan 13 (IANS) A 12-year-old ball boy from Brisbane, Australia, could prove to be China’s secret weapon at this year’s AFC Asian Cup football tournament after he helped goalkeeper Wang Dalei save a penalty in their opening game victory over Saudi Arabia. Stephen White was situated behind the goal

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  • Smoking ban proposed for Australian apartment balconies
    6:51 AM

    Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) Australians might be banned from smoking on the balconies of their own apartments under proposed changes to laws, media reported Tuesday. The Queensland state government commissioned a research which has shown that smoke can travel across apartments’ blocks, forcing non- smokers to keep their windows closed.

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  • Australian cartoonist given police protection
    6:43 AM

    Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) Australian cartoonist Larry Pickering has been given police protection after he posted a derogatory cartoon of Prophet Muhammad on his website. Detectives visited the long-time strident satirist at his home in Queensland to warn that he was at a risk of reprisals after posting the cartoon

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