Posts Tagged Jason-Krejza

‘Be patient with Australian spinners’ – Saqlain

June 1, 2011 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

SaqlainSaqlain Mushtaq believes Australia’s selectors could ease the team’s spin woes simply by showing more faith in the slow bowlers. Saqlain, the renowned Pakistan offspinner, is in Brisbane for Cricket Australia’s annual “spin week”, a summit at the Centre of Excellence where tweakers from around the country have converged for special training.

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Holland takes his turn

June 25, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

hollandAs Australia’s selectors ponder whether to use a specialist spinner in the Ashes, they will be keeping a close eye on proceedings in Townsville. Three slow bowlers are in the Australia A squad playing there this week and it’s the most unheralded of the trio, Victoria’s Jon Holland, who will create the most interest.

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112 players in second IPL auction

January 30, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

The IPL has announced an exhaustive list of 112 overseas players who will be considered for the second auction in Goa on February 6. Not surprisingly, Australians dominate the list (27) while the big difference from last year’s edition is the addition of 21 England players.

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Johnson’s magnificent seven stun South Africa

December 19, 2008 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Mitchell Johnson ruined South Africa’s brave pushes for safety with a dramatic seven-wicket haul that included five late breakthroughs as the visitors spluttered to 8 for 243 at stumps. Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers had almost put South Africa in a comfortable position when Johnson surged to career-best figures and put Australia, who posted 375, on top during another fascinating arm-wrestle for ascendency.

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Calm Smith shakes off mind games

December 17, 2008 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

The last time South Africa visited Australia Graeme Smith tried to talk the series up as an action-packed thriller that might just have a surprise ending. Five losses in the six home-and-away Tests in 2005-06 turned the picture into a bloodbath for South Africa and, while many of the performers have changed, Ricky Ponting hopes the script will remain the same when the contest starts in Perth on Wednesday.

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Lee sets his sights on Smith

December 16, 2008 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

leeBrett Lee is desperately hoping Australia can retain their hold over Graeme Smith when the first Test starts in Perth, where Lee will be leading one of the least experienced Australian attacks in recent memory. Stuart Clark was due to have surgery on Monday afternoon to remove bone spurs from his right elbow and it meant Lee’s fast-bowling support would come from Mitchell Johnson, playing his 16th Test, and the second-gamer Peter Siddle.

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Watson back in frame for Perth Test

December 8, 2008 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Shane Watson will keep the pressure on the struggling Andrew Symonds after being recalled to Australia’s squad for next week’s first Test against South Africa. Watson was dropped following the opening match against New Zealand after batting at No. 7 and bowling first or second change, and he could be used in a similar role at the WACA.

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Hauritz and Fulton in as New Zealand bat

November 28, 2008 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Daniel Vettori won the toss and batted in the deciding second Test against Australia in Adelaide after both sides were forced into making one change. The offspinner Nathan Hauritz’s surprise return to Test action – he missed New South Wales’ match last week – was confirmed while New Zealand picked Peter Fulton, who will bat at No. 5, in the place of Grant Elliott.

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Krejza in doubt with ankle injury

November 26, 2008 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

The offspinner Jason Krejza is in doubt for the second Test against New Zealand in Adelaide after suffering an ankle injury at training. Krejza limped off the Adelaide Oval with the assistance of the Australia team physio Alex Kountouris following a mishap during a fielding drill.

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Ponting disappointed with criticism

November 12, 2008 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

pontingRicky Ponting has defended himself against claims that he put himself above the team on the fourth day in Nagpur and voiced his disappointment over criticism from Allan Border, the former Australian captain. India won the match by 172 runs, giving them a 2-0 series victory, after their chances improved dramatically on Sunday afternoon when Ponting employed part-time bowlers to lift the flagging over-rate.

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