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Ajmal and Afridi will participate in South Africa’s domestic Twenty20 tournament
Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has signed with the Titans and veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi has joined the Knights franchise for South Africa’s upcoming domestic Twenty20 tournament.
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Smith was granted compassionate leave
South Africa opening batsman Graeme Smith has been ruled out of the third and final ODI against Pakistan after being granted compassionate leave.
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“I’ve given myself that bit of confidence so that, if I do get picked (for the second Test), I think I’ll be ready”
England batsman Gary Ballance has announced that he is ready to make his Test debut after scoring a magnificent half-century in the two-day warm-up match against the Cricket Australia Chairman’s XI in Alice Springs.
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“He can make a generic comment, but I think when you get personal like that, you cross the line on how players treat each other, and the respect they should have”
Legendary Australia captain Steve Waugh has announced that opening batsman David Warner’s comments about England batsman Jonathan Trott being “pretty poor and pretty weak” were “out of order”.
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“We want to play within the rules but we will play aggressive, in-your-face cricket which was a trademark of the above eras”
Australia head coach Darren Lehmann has announced that he intends to “take Australian cricket back to the golden eras of Lillee and Thomson, the Chappells and Steve Waugh”.
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Irfan is likely to be out of action for the next four weeks
Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Irfan is likely to miss the upcoming series against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates in December due to a hamstring injury.
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“Young boys, when they are eight or ten, will not pick up the ball, they will pick up the bat”
Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga has announced that the new ODI rules will lead to a decline in the number of bowlers since they are at a massive disadvantage compared to the batsmen.
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“India is utilising him well at the top of the order and he has responded really well”
Legendary Sri Lanka opener Sanath Jayasuriya has announced that India batsman Rohit Sharma “has responded really well” ever since captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni gave him the opportunity to open the batting.
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Kambli is in stable condition
Former India batsman Vinod Kambli has been hospitalised after suffering a heart attack while driving home from Chembur, a suburb in Mumbai.
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“It’s always going to be hard work”
Australia pace bowler Peter Siddle has announced that he doesn’t “expect a light workload” in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide, especially after what happened last year.