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MS Dhoni named captain of Cricket Australia ODI team of the decade, Virat Kohli Test skipper

MS Dhoni named captain of Cricket Australia ODI team of the decade, Virat Kohli Test skipper

  • Dec 24, 2019
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While MS Dhoni has been named the captain of Cricket Australia's ODI team of the decade, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli also find spots in the 11-man side.The World Cup-winning Indian star, MS Dhoni, has been appointed as the captain of the ODI team for the contract brought together by Cricket Australia. 3 Indians are part of a 11-man team, which includes some of the best players of the days in 2010.MS Dhoni, who led India to the glory of the World Cup in 2011, also handles wicketkeeping on the CA ODI team.In addition to MS Dhoni, Indian captain, Virat Kohli, and opener Rohit Sharma also find a place in the contract team. Rohit and Hashem will open in the CA's team, and Kohli, as usual, comes up at the third place.Journalist Martin Smith, who brought together this year's ODI team, told Cricket Australia that MS Dhoni was the dominant force in the "golden period" of cricket in limited-overs in India.“MS Dhoni’s contribution with the bat was reduced during the last part of the decade, but it was a dominant force in a golden period in the one-day aspect in India. Having secured his greatness by pushing his nation to the glory of the World Cup back home in 2011, he became Ultimate finisher with the bat, "Smith writes for cricket.com.au.Martin Smith also addresses Virat Kohli as "the best one-day batsman" of the decade.The ODI team of the decade compiled by Cricket AustraliaMS Dhoni (c & wk), Rohit Sharma, Hashim Amla, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shakib Al Hasan, Jos Buttler, Rashid Khan, Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult, Lasith Malinga.Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is the only Indian cricketer to have found a place on the Cricket Australia test team in the decade. Captain of India was also named as the skipper of the team."The once self-described brat has also evolved into one of the game's most respected figures, recently speaking out about mental health and ushering in a new standard of fitness within his country's cricket ranks," Adam Burnett who has compiled the Test team of the decade wrote for cricket.com.au.Interestingly, AB de Villiers has been appointed as the team's wicketkeeper of the team, and Virat Kohli's batting position is ranked No. 5 after Alastair Cook, David Warner, Kane Williamson, and Steve Smith.Cricket Australia's Test team of the decade: Virat Kohli (c), Alastair Cook, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Steve Smith, Ab de Villiers (wk), Ben Stokes, Dale Steyn, Stuart Broad, Nathan Lyon, James Anderson.HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli only Indian in CA's Test team of the decadeMS Dhoni named captain of CA's ODI team of the decadeRohit Sharma and Virat Kohli also part of CA's ODI team of the decadeRead More: IPL 2020 Auction: The five most expensive players

Cricket Australia wants to host 2021 T20 World Cup; ICC says no decision taken

Cricket Australia wants to host 2021 T20 World Cup; ICC says no decision taken

  • May 28, 2020
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MUMBAI: Cricket Australia (CA) chairman Earl Eddings wrote a letter to the International Cricket Council's Financial and Trade Affairs Committee (F&CA) requesting that Australia be allowed to host the 2021 World Cup T20, instead of 2020.By doing this, Eddings and CA have reiterated that they will not be in a position to organize the 2020 version of the tournament, scheduled for October 18 to November 15. Indeed, the Eddings letter specifically requests that Australia be allowed to host the 2021 version instead of 2022, given multiple commercials at stake.The email, which was sent by Eddings (TOI owns this message), was flagged only for members of the Financial & Commercial Affairs Commission (F&CA). The CA chair is also a member of the panel, while BCCI is not part of this committee. F&CA is chaired by the president of Pakistan Cricket Council, Ehsan Mani, who was promoted to the presidency after former BCCI president Shashank Manohar took over the board. TOI understands that CA sent this message more than a week ago.Boards say they are fascinated by the ICC statement given that the CA has made its position very clear: it does not expect the 2020 event to be organized.“Why does the ICC not acknowledge that they have a letter from the CA chief? These are things that give the administration a bad name. As they said (CPI),” the current president (Manohar) confirmed is not looking for an extension. About your state. "Is this the whole truth?" Say the sources that follow developments.Eddings' shared concern in the message is his stated view that "it would be harmful to cricket if the cancellation of the" Australian event "(this year's T20 World Cup) is replaced by the award of the T20 World Cup in October 2022".Eddings message says: “Fortunately, Australia has succeeded in“ Curve (Covid) ”, which means there is more certainty of being able to play in Australia in 2021 (which is essential to maintaining membership distribution). It will give India a year Another is to solve any of the issues related to Covid, "stressing that India should host the 2022 event.Cricket Australia says it has invested heavily in the last women's T20 to "make it a success" and has spent a lot of money marketing the event. Given the current financial burden, CA adds that there will be no guarantee for continued government support in 2022 that has agreed to pay $ 4.5 million to tourism partner rights.Will India agree to host the 2022 event?As long as BCCI hosts the IPL every year and its bilateral obligations are respected in the country, India will lose little. "The proceeds of the ICC event are not actually compared to the stakes that the T20 League Chamber of Commerce and all other international cockroaches have at home. So if India really wants to provide service to Australia, why not?" Say developments follow. Ultimately, it is bound to be a political rather than a commercial decision, given that financial stakeholders have little or no profit in the negotiations.What's in store on Thursday?With the ICC stressing that chairman Shashank Manohar will not seek to extend his term and documents drafted for nominations after understanding between members, the only other agenda item other than discussing the T20 World Cup is deciding the election date. Sources say, "Technically, the deadline for nominations will be about two weeks after ratification, which is Thursday. Therefore, elections can be held in late June or early July." From now until the next elections, he expected the T20 World Cup to continue and be a "political debate".Article Source: timesofindiaRead More: How to reschedule T20 World Cup? ICC committee debates in BCCI's absence

Shane Watson

Australian All-rounder announces retirement from all forms of cricket

  • Nov 04, 2020
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Shane Watson, Australian Player, and Chennai Super King's Player announced that he will retire from all forms of cricket, thus ending his nearly two-decade career. The 2020 IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders on October 29 became his last professional match at the adult level.He finished his last season in IPL playing CSK with 299 points.Watson announced his retirement from international cricket in 2016 and from BBL last year.“It all started as a dream when I was a kid, and I would say to my mom while watching a test match when I was five years old:“ I want to play cricket for Australia. "When I officially announce my retirement from cricket," Watson said in a video clip on Tuesday, "I feel crazy lucky to have lived my dream, and more."“It really seems like the right time. Knowing that I played my last cricket match, for my beloved CSK, which has been incredibly good for me for the past three years. I think I am ending my playing days when I was 39 after all the setbacks caused by The injuries I've been through along the way, I feel very lucky. "Watson won two IPL titles: with Rajasthan Royals in 2008 and CSK in 2018.In 145 IPL games, he scored 2,029 points and also took 92 wickets. It was also distinguished by four centuries and twenty-one centuries. He is the only cricketer in IPL history to date to score more than 2000 points and take more than 50 wickets as well.The 39-year-old has played in several T20 tournaments around the world and is retiring with 8,821 rounds and 216 wickets from 343 games.

Men’s And Women’s Ashes Series

Cricket Australia Announces Schedule For Mens And Womens Ashes Series For 2021-22

  • May 19, 2021
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Cricket Australia said they were hopeful of organizing an Ashes series before full groups later this year however they would follow government counsel when it came to conceding voyaging allies as the timetable for the England's men’s & women’s visits was delivered on Tuesday.The five-Test men's Ashes will begin in Brisbane on December 8 preceding a day/night match in Adelaide. The conventional Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground will at that point happen.Sydney, however, will be the scene for the fourth Test, instead of the arrangement finale as has been standard, with the fifth Test at Perth's Optus Stadium.Both those last two matches are planned for January.Australia lost 2-1 at home to India in a vital four-Test arrangement 2-1 played before decreased groups due to the Covid pandemic between November 2020 and January this year. Unnecessary travel to Australia from the UK isn't presently allowed because of Covid-19."The exercises gained from effectively conveying a protected summer in 20-21 gives us certainty on what we're ready to accomplish, and we're all expecting a mid year of full groups and an Ashes air we're completely familiar with," said Nick Hockley, Cricket Australia's break CEO.Women’s SeriesIn the mean time a multi-design arrangement between the England and Australian ladies will begin with an oddball Test in Canberra from January 27-30, trailed by three Twenty20s and three one-day internationals."2022 will be an astonishing year for ladies' cricket," said England and Wales Cricket Board CEO Tom Harrison."With an Ashes, a World Cup in New Zealand and a home Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, this could be a milestone year for our group."Australia hold the men's Ashes following a 2-2 attract England in 2019, when their ladies' side won the comparing arrangement by the decided edge of 12 focuses to four.Men's Ashes 2021/22Dec 8-12: 1st Test, Gabba, BrisbaneDec 16-20: 2nd Test, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (day/night)Dec 26-30: 3rd Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground, MelbourneJan 5-9: 4th Test, Sydney Cricket Ground, SydneyJan 14-18: 5th Test, Optus Stadium, PerthWomen's AshesJan 27-30: Test, Manuka Oval, CanberraFeb 4: 1st T20, North Sydney Oval, SydneyFeb 6: 2nd T20, North Sydney OvalFeb 10: 3rd T20, Adelaide OvalFeb 13: 1st ODI, Adelaide OvalFeb 16: 2nd ODI, Junction Oval, MelbourneFeb 19: 3rd ODI, Junction Oval, MelbourneAlso Read: IPL 2021: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly gives good news to IPL fans

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Taliban set to ban womens sports in Afghanistan, claims report

  • Sep 09, 2021
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The Taliban said on Wednesday (September 8) that Afghan women cannot participate in sports, including cricket because sports activities "would expose their bodies." Ahmadullah Wasiq, deputy director of the Taliban's cultural committee, told the media that sports activities were not necessary for women. Earlier this week, the Taliban decreed that only a woman teacher would teach female students but if that was not possible then ‘old men’ of good character could fill in. “I don't think women will be allowed to play cricket because it is not necessary that women should play cricket. In cricket, they might face a situation where their face and body will not be covered. Islam does not allow women to be seen like this. It is the media era, and there will be photos and videos, and then people watch it. Islam and the Islamic Emirate do not allow women to play cricket or play the kind of sports where they get exposed,” said Ahmadullah Wasiq, the deputy head of the Taliban's cultural commission, in an interview. In November 2020, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) awarded contracts to 25 female cricketers. It also held a 21-day training camp for 40 female cricketers in Kabul. The International Cricket Council (ICC) requires its twelve members to have a women's national team and only full members of the ICC are permitted to play Test matches.Also Read- Afghan national team footballer Zaki Anwari dies in fall from US plane at Kabul airport When asked if no women’s cricket would mean ICC calling off the Hobart Test, Wasiq said the Taliban would not compromise. “Even for this, if we face challenges and problems, we have fought for our religion so that Islam is to be followed. We will not cross Islamic values even if it carries opposite reactions. We will not leave our Islamic rules.”Cricket Australia threaten to cancel Hobart Test against Afghanistan Meanwhile, Cricket Australia said it would not host Afghanistan for its first historic Test at Hobart if media reports about the women's team without the support of the Taliban are true. "Driving the growth of women's cricket is extremely important to Cricket Australia. Our vision for cricket is that it is a sport for all and we support the game unequivocally for women at every level," Cricket Australia statement on Thursday September 9. An update on the proposed Test match against Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/p2q5LOJMlw— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) September 9, 2021"If recent media reports that women's cricket will not be supported in Afghanistan are substantiated, Cricket Australia would have no alternative but to not host Afghanistan for the proposed Test match due to be played in Hobart," the statement added.Also Read- Taliban will never change, they treat women like zeroes: Former Afghanistan footballer Fanoos Basir

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Australia pacer James Pattinson retires from international cricket

  • Oct 20, 2021
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Australian fast bowler James Pattinson has announced his decision to retire from international cricket after realizing he would not be in the reckoning for the Ashes Series due to fitness issues. The 31-year-old, who has played 21 test matches and 15 ODI matches, though will continue to play domestic cricket.Pattinson had recently suffered a knee injury during an intra-squad Victorian trial game"Leading into pre-season I really wanted to give the Ashes a crack but, in the end, I haven't had the preparation I would have liked heading into the coming season," Pattinson was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au in a statement."If I was to be part of the Ashes, I would need to do myself and my teammates justice. I didn't want to be in a position of battling with my body when you need to be 100 per cent fit and ready to go at any time. That would not be fair to myself or the team.Also Read- Yuvraj Singh Arrested, Released on Bail Over Casteist Remark on Yuzvendra Chahal "It was then I felt that instead of trying to play at the very highest level, knowing I have only got three or four years of cricket left, I would focus more on Victoria, helping the young guys develop, perhaps some cricket in England and spending more time with my family." He claimed 81 Test wickets and 16 ODI scalps in his career after making his Test debut in December 2011 alongside Mitchell Starc and David Warner against New Zealand in Brisbane. His last Test was against New Zealand in Sydney in January 2020, while he last played an ODI back in September 2015 against England at Leeds.Also Read- England Captain Eoin Morgan Ready To Drop Himself In Bid For T20 World Cup Glory