A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Surrey bolster roster by signing Ricky Ponting

Ponting will captain Surrey in Smith’s absence

Surrey may have considered themselves lucky after South African captain Graeme Smith agreed to sign a three-year deal with the club, but they may now be seen as real contenders to win the county league this year after reaching an agreement with former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: I believe Brad Haddin and Mitchell Starc will play in first Test against South Africa, says Shane Watson

Watson believes Haddin and Starc both have the credentials to play in the first Test

Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has announced that he believes veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin and young pace bowler Mitchell Starc will both be included in the Test squad for the first Test against South Africa on November 9 in Brisbane.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Tim Bresnan confident England can retain top ODI team ranking against South Africa

Bresnan is looking forward to the challenge of facing South Africa and defending England’s number one ODI team ranking

England all-rounder Tim Bresnan has announced that he feels confident about England’s chances of retaining their number one ODI team ranking against South Africa after the first match was abandoned due to bad weather.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Kevin Pietersen ousted from England’s World T20 team

Pietersen is desperate to represent England once again

England batsman Kevin Pietersen’s attempt to return to playing international cricket has suffered yet another setback as the flamboyant batsman was not included in the squad that will represent the country at the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 next month in Sri Lanka.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Muttiah Muralidaran calls England’s T20 competition ‘old-fashioned’

Muralidaran sees a lot of potential in England’s Friends Life Twenty20 competition

Sri Lanka legendary spinner Muttiah Muralidaran has announced that he believes England’s domestic Twenty20 tournament is “old-fashioned” and outdated compared to India’s star-studded Indian Premier League (IPL).

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