Southern Asia

Shubman Gill century in Ahmedabad makes history, video, highlights

Opener Shubman Gill on Wednesday announced himself as an all-format player with his maiden Twenty20 international century to help India crush New Zealand by 168 runs in a series-clinching victory. Gill smashed an unbeaten 126 off 63 balls to steer the team to 4-234 after they elected to bat first in the decider at the …

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Dane van Niekerk, Women’s T20 World Cup, South Africa, selection, 2km time trial, broken, cut, dumped for failing minimum fitness, reaction

Warning: May contain offensive language below Former captain Dane van Niekerk says she’s been left “broken” after being overlooked for South Africa’s squad for the Women’s T20 World Cup for failing to meet her team’s minimum fitness standards. Ahead of her home tournament, one of the fitness tests requires women cricketers to run two kilometers …

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Cricket 2023: Dane Van Niekerk dropped from South Africa T20 World Cup squad over fitness failure

South African legend Dane Van Niekirk has been left out of South Africa’s squad for their home T20 World Cup campaign after failing “to meet the minimum criteria for fitness”. Van Niekirk ran a personal best 2km time trial of 9 minutes and 48 seconds on January 27, but South Africa’s fitness standards require its …

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Perth Scorchers’ attendance in WA has soared above the Australian national team since the start of the BBL

It’s more than parochialism. MARK DUFFIELD analyzes why the Scorchers have succeeded in Perth while the Aussie men’s team has struggled. The Scorchers are a hotter ticket in Perth than the Australian men’s national cricket team – and by quite a margin. Figures manually collated by CODE Sports show that the Scorchers have drawn on …

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Usman Khawaja wins inaugural Shane Warne Men’s Test Player of the Year award

Usman Khawaja has won the inaugural Shane Warne Men’s Test Player of the Year award following a superb 12 months in Australian whites. And he delivered a quintessentially Khawaja acceptance speech. Since returning to the Test side in January last year, Khawaja has been Australia’s leading run-scorer in the five-day format, accumulating 1020 runs at …

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Cricket 2023: Michael Clarke backs away over awards stoush, Allan Border Medal, David Warner comments

Under-fire former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke has backed away from comments he made late last year that players didn’t want to attend awards nights. Late last year, Warner said the Allan Border Medal night, an awards night where he took out the top gong four times — in 2005, 2009, 2012 and 2013 — …

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How Aussies are preparing for spinning minefields ahead of Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Andrew McDonald, cricket news 2023

Australia’s Test squad couldn’t have asked for more pertinent conditions in North Sydney on Sunday morning as preparations ramped up ahead of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. It was sticky and humid for the short pre-series training camp at Bon Andrews Oval, closely resembling what they can expect to encounter in India next month. “Beautiful. About 31 …

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Cameron Green in race against the clock to recover from frustrating finger injury, Mitchell Starc

Cameron Green is in a race against the clock to recover from a frustrating finger injury ahead of the first Test against India, with the Australian all-rounder unlikely to bowl in the series opener in Nagpur. The West Australian broke his finger during the Boxing Day Test against South Africa, where he claimed 5-27 and …

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David Warner, calls for Duckworth Lewis changes, DLS, Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat, hectic schedule, takes its toll, changes

An “exhausted” David Warner says he’ll have to work on ways to stay fresh next summer as he prepares to fly out to India frustrated that rain washed away any chance he and the Thunder had of staying alive in the BBL. Warner was on 36 not out when the heavens opened up with the …

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Cricket great shows bruised hamstring in first sighting

Former Test captain Michael Clarke has been seen sporting bruises following his Noosa video scandal. The fallout from the altercation involving his girlfriend Jade Yarbroughwhich was captured on video, is continuing to create headlines as the 41-year-old refuses to address the matter in public. Clarke was this week torn to shreds by 2GB radio host …

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