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Wednesday March 8, 2017 by Media Release - Cricket
The ICC has today announced the schedule for the 2017 Women’s World Cup in England with the Southern Stars to begin their World Cup campaign against the West Indies on Monday 26 June at Taunton.
England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies will join Australia in the tournament beginning on June 24, with 31 matches to be staged across five venues – Lord’s, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Somerset and Gloucestershire.
Having claimed their sixth 50-over World Cup title in 2013 with a 114-run win against the West Indies in Mumbai, Australia will be out to make a statement with a strong performance against the reigning Twenty20 World Champions, followed by matches against Sri Lanka and New Zealand at Bristol. Read more
Sunday February 19, 2017 by Media Release - Cricket
A brilliant innings from Asela Gunaratne has helped Sri Lanka seal a final-ball victory against Australia in the second KFC Twenty20 International tonight at Geelong’s Kardinia Park, in front of more than 13,500 people.
|Middle-order batsmen Asela Gunaratne’s inspirational innings helped Sri Lanka fight back and win game two of the T20 series against Australia.|
After Australia claimed five wickets in Sri Lanka’s batting power play, Gunaratne’s unbeaten 84 off 46 deliveries saw Sri Lanka home by two wickets with a boundary on the final delivery.
Sri Lanka now holds an unassailable 2-0 advantage after two final-ball results in the first two matches of the series, heading into the third and final match at Adelaide Oval on Wednesday.
Earlier in the evening, Moises Henriques was the star with the bat for the hosts with an unbeaten half-century. Read more
Wednesday February 1, 2017 by Media Release - Cricket
Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel has confirmed a 13-man squad to take on Sri Lanka in a three match Twenty20 International series being played as double-headers with the Southern Stars also taking on New Zealand at the MCG (17 February), Kardinia Park in Geelong (19 February) and Adelaide Oval (22 February).
The squad includes four uncapped players in Klinger, Richardson, Stanlake and Turner.
Commenting on the selection, Interim National Selector Trevor Hohns said: Read more
Monday January 23, 2017 by Media Release - Cricket
The Cricket Australia National Selection Panel have named a 14-man squad for the New Zealand Tour where they will contest the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy in a three-match series.
The squad includes two changes from the current side that is playing against Pakistan.
Victorian opening batsman Aaron Finch has been re-called to the squad with vice-captain David Warner having a break. Read more
Sunday January 15, 2017 by Media Release - Cricket
The Cricket Australia National Selection Panel (NSP) have named a 16-man squad for the forthcoming Tour of India. Australia will play four Tests against India in Pune, Bangalore, Ranchi and Dharamsala respectively.
The squad includes; six batsman, four spin bowlers, three pace bowlers, two all-rounders and a wicket-keeper.
Speaking on the make-up of the squad, Interim National Selector Trevor Hohns said the panel chose an additional spin bowler to allow as many options as possible. Read more
Thursday January 12, 2017 by Media Release - Cricket
The Brisbane Heat Big Bash League side have been fined $1,000 per player in the playing XI as a result of a slow over rate in their match against the Perth Scorchers at the Gabba on 11 January 2017.
This fine will be reduced to $500 per player, should the Brisbane Heat accept the penalty without appeal.
The Heat were found to be six minutes behind the scheduled time to complete their 20 overs, after allowances, which equated to being one over short. Read more
Monday January 9, 2017 by Media Release - Cricket
Australian cricket fans have set a new Test match record – for attendances over a summer that did not feature England or India.
A total of 521,725 came along to the six-match Commonwealth Bank Test series that featured South Africa and Pakistan, eclipsing the previous record of 515,157 in 2005-06, featuring the West Indies and South Africa (also over six Tests).
Other records set were the highest attendance at the Gabba in Brisbane for a non-Ashes Test (78,085) since records began in 1979, the highest ever attendance for a Pakistan Test match at the SCG, and a Day 1 record on Boxing Day in Melbourne for a Pakistan Test (63,478 v. 61,552 in 2004). Read more
Sunday January 8, 2017 by Media Release - Cricket
Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood will be rested from the first One-Day International (ODI) of the upcoming Victoria Bitter ODI Series against Pakistan in Brisbane on Friday 13 January, it was confirmed today.
Explaining the decision, Head Coach Darren Lehmann said: “Josh has got through a heavy workload during the home summer so far and in the past two months he has sent down almost 300 overs across two Test series against South Africa and Pakistan, as well as three ODIs against New Zealand. Read more
Saturday January 7, 2017 by Media Release - Cricket
There are three changes to the Australian One-Day squad that played against New Zealand in December, winning all three matches of the Chappell-Hadlee Series, for the forthcoming home series against Pakistan.
George Bailey, Aaron Finch and Hilton Cartwright have been omitted and in their places have been taken by Usman Khawaja, Chris Lynn and Billy Stanlake.
For batsman Khawaja it is a return to the squad having last played a ODI against Ireland in Benoni, South Africa, in September. Read more
Saturday December 17, 2016 by Media Release - Cricket
The historic Gabba Commonwealth Bank Day-Night Test has continued to draw strong crowds, with a record attendance confirmed today for a non-Ashes Test match at the venue.
The opening game of the Test series against Pakistan had attracted 66,325 fans after the first session, with the two-session ‘twilight’ tickets now applying.
In 1975-76, the West Indies and Australia drew 64,383 fans to the “old” Gabba. Read more