Michael Clarke has said Australia, after securing a 5-0 Ashes whitewash over England, will take the greatest bowling attack in world cricket to South Africa next month in a bid to challenge the number one Test side. Australia climbed above England and Pakistan from fifth to third on the ICC world rankings, behind South Africa and India, after a 281-run trouncing of England to sweep the Ashes series in Sydney. The victorious Australian skipper knows that ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
UN chief Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council have strongly condemned the attack on a UN base in South Sudan that killed 22 people, including two Indian peacekeepers, and asked the government there to swiftly investigate the "criminal act". "The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the attack on the UN Mission in South Sudan base in Akobo, JongleiState by armed elements," a statement issued by Ban's spokesperson said adding that the Secretary-General reiterates his call ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
South African batsman Hashim Amla came in praise of pacer Ishant Sharma, who led a devastating exhibition of seam bowling to bring India back into the first Test, saying he exploited the conditions well. -'Chasing around 275 runs on this pitch will be a challenge' -Philander's all-round show rescues South Africa on Day 2 "He (Ishant) bowled in the right areas, used bounce very well and nipped the ball both ways. He bowled well," Amla said at the press conference after ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Lok Sabha polls: The Congress has released its first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls. 194 names including 28 women have been included in the list of candidates. Prominent names include Meria Kumar, Deepender Singh Hooda and Naveen Jindal, Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kisan. Unique Identification Authority of India Chairman Nandan Nilekani, to contest on Congress ticket from Bangalore ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
Former captains and fellow players were unanimous in their accolades for international cricket's longest-serving skipper, Graeme Smith who announced his retirement earlier this week. Also read: Graeme Smith: Many achievements... and a lone regret! Shaun Pollock, who preceded Smith, lauded the 33-year-old for his tenacity in captaining South Africa for over a decade. Smith took over the reins aged just 22 when Cricket South Africa fired Pollock after he ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago Sameera Reddy: Our honeymoon will be a biking trip Rediff.com, 1 month ago
With Team India overwhelmingly beaten by New Zealand, seven rungs below in the ODI rankings, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was at a loss of words to explain the disaster. His team overwhelmingly crushed by New Zealand, ranked seven rungs below India, a confused skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni muttered some inanities about the loss, asking his batsmen to "improvise and adapt" while praising his bowlers who gave away 303 runs in the fifth and final one-dayer. Scorecard ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The eight IPL franchises will submit their 'Player Retention Lists' on Friday, January 10. A look at the players likely to be retained. It is getting predictable yet again. Even before the auction for seventh edition of Indian Premier League happens it is clear that most of the key players will stay put. A new rule, which enables the franchises to hold on to five players apiece, has ensured the auction, when it does take place, will be more or less a formality. As things stand, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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