Lehmann Already Hopeful About Next Ashes

The next Ashes series is about a year away, but, the coach of the Australian Cricket Team, Darren Lehmann, has already started feeling excited about it. He is very hopeful of doing well in England in 2015.

Australia’s performance in the test matches in England has not been that good in the last one decade or so. The last time that they had won an Ashes series on English soil was way back in 2001.

But, Lehmann reckons that with the kind of team the Kangaroos have got at present, they can break this losing streak if they make some changes here and there.

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WARNE QUESTIONS ECB

Shane Warne has said that it’s hard for him to understand why Alastair Cook and the England Cricket Board decided to start their campaign of rebuilding the test team without Kevin Pietersen.

Pietersen was forced to bring down the curtains on his international career by ECB after the horrifying Ashes tour of Australia and Warne thinks it’s quite Bizarre.
According to the former leggie, a captain should know how to manage the superstars who might not be the most humble people around, but, they win matches and that’s the most important thing.

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WARNER WORKS HARD

It seems the Australian opening batsman David Warner has worked really hard on his game after being dropped from the Australian team for the One Day international matches against England and India. He is performing remarkably well in the ongoing Ashes and is the leading run scorer for Australia in the series at the moment.

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BAILEY NOT HAPPY

The vice captain of the Australian ODI team George Bailey is not happy with what Ian Chappell has written about him in one of his recent columns.

In that column, Chappell who is a former Australian captain wrote that he would not pick Bailey for the first Ashes test because he doesn’t think that the Tasmanian’s technique is good enough to succeed in test match cricket.

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FINCH KEEN TO IMPRESS

Aaron Finch has said that he wants to cement his place at the top of the order in both the ODI and T20 teams of Australia.

Finch created a world record yesterday by smashing 156 runs in the first T20 match against England at Ageas Bowl. This is the highest score by any batsman in the T20 internationals.

It was a hell of a display of clean striking by the 26 years old Victorian. He crucified the England attack with his belligerent shots. He faced just 70 deliveries during his inning and hit 11 fours and 14 sixes.

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CLARKE DISAPPOINTED

The captain of the Australian cricket team, Michael Clarke, has said that he is disappointed with the batting performance of his team in the second test match of the ongoing Ashes series.

Australia lost the second match by a huge margin of 347 runs and got trailed by 0-2 in the series.

The Australian team managed to score just 128 runs in the first innings, while, 235 runs in the second innings.

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AUSSIES WILL BOUNCE BACK

The captain of the Australian cricket team, Michael Clarke, has said that his team will bounce back in the second match of the ongoing Ashes series.

Australia lost the first match of the series by just 14 runs. That match was played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
Australia had to chase down a target of 311 runs in the fourth innings. They lost 9 wickets with the target still 80 runs away. The match looked like being done and dusted. But, that wasn’t the case to be. There was still some fight left in the Australians.

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England cricket tour of New Zealand

Sports’ betting is a popular activity, and one of the most popular sports for people in this country to wager on is cricket – which reflects the special place that the game has in the hearts and minds of many in the UK. Cricket betting can take many forms, with people betting on test series’, individual one day matches, club and international cricket, and tours – like the one that the England team is due to make to New Zealand this summer.

GILCHRIST RETIRES

The captain of Kings XI Punjab, Adam Gilchrist, has made it quite clear that he will not be playing in the next edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).

Gilchrist has struggled a lot in the ongoing edition of IPL. In the first few matches, his form was looking absolutely terrible and after that, he decided to sit out saying that he doesn’t deserve a place in the playing XI.

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PATTINSON RULED OUT

The Australian fast bowler, James Pattinson, will not be able to play for his team Kolkata Knight Riders in the ongoing edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) because of an abdominal problem. He will go through surgery in a couple of days and he might be unfit for the Champions Trophy as well.

Pattinson has become the second Aussie player to be ruled out of IPL because of injury. Before this, Michael Clarke was also ruled out because of back injury.

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