David Warner fined for Twitter tirade

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Warner apologised for his actions immediately after being found guilty

Australia opening batsman David Warner has been fined A$5750 (around US$5600) by Cricket Australia for his Twitter outburst against two News Limited journalists Robert Craddock and Malcolm Conn after Craddock published a piece criticising the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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James Anderson has the ability to break my record, says Sir Ian Botham

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Botham believes Anderson will be key to England’s success in the Ashes

England legend Sir Ian Botham believes pace bowler James Anderson has what it takes to break his record of 383 Test wickets after the 30-year-old recently became the fourth English bowler to surpass the 300 Test wicket mark during the first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s.

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Dilhara Lokuhettige to replace injured Chanaka Welegedara for Champions Trophy

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Welegedara has not played limited overs cricket since June 2010

Sri Lanka pace bowler Dilhara Lokuhettige is set to replace injured seamer Chanaka Welegedara for the Champions Trophy in England since Welegedara is still yet to sufficiently recover from an ankle injury he sustained on May 18.

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Another IPL franchise bites the dust

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The Pune Warriors are the latest franchise to fall victim to the IPL

First it was the Kochi Kerela Tuskers, then the Deccan Chargers and now the Pune Warriors have officially been wiped off the Indian Premier League (IPL) map and franchise list after Sahara India, their main sponsor, withdrew their funding.

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Doug Bracewell to replace injured Andrew Ellis for Champions Trophy

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Bracewell will have to perform brilliantly during the Champions Trophy in order to keep his spot in the national team

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that New Zealand pace bowler Doug Bracewell has replaced all-rounder Andrew Ellis for the Champions Trophy after Ellis sustained a broken rib.

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James Anderson is more ‘skilful’ than Dale Steyn, says David Saker

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Anderson is only the fourth English bowler to take 300 Test wickets

In a rather bold statement, England bowling coach David Saker believes veteran pace bowler James Anderson is the “most skilful fast bowler in the world”, even more so than South African seamer Dale Steyn, who is currently ranked first on the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Test bowler rankings.

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Shivnarine Chanderpaul becomes seventh cricketer to play 300 first-class matches

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Chanderpaul is the second West Indian to reach the milestone

West Indies veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has become the seventh cricketer in history to play 300 first-class matches after Denis Compton, Sachin Tendulkar, Sir Garfield Sobers, Kumar Ranjitsinhji, Graeme Hick and Barry Richards.

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