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“Ponting contemplating retirement from ODIs”

Sydney: National selector John Inverarity said Monday that it was unlikely that former skipper Ricky Ponting would be able to make his way back to the One-day set-up, given the need to prepare the squad ahead of the 2015 World Cup. Ponting’s ODI career might be nearing its end after the 37-year-old was dropped from

Yuvraj has malignant tumour; being treated in the US

New Delhi: Indian star cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been diagnosed with a malignant tumour in his lung and is currently undergoing chemotherapy at the Cancer Research Institute in Boston. Yuvraj was detected with the tumour in October but his family maintained that it was non-malignant. The 30-year-old cricketer’s physiotherapist Jatin Chaudhary, however, revealed Sunday that

India’s losing streak in Australia continues

Sydney: India’s disastrous run in Australia continued as they lost the first Twenty20 international by 31 runs at the ANZ Stadium here Wednesday. India managed 140 for six in 20 overs in reply to Australia’s 171 for four. Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni struck 48 off 43 balls but his efforts came a little too

Dhoni ready to give up Test captaincy for better replacement

Sydney: Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is ready to give up Test captaincy if there is a “better man” to replace him. Calls for his removal as leader in the longest format have grown following India’s pathetic show in Tests in England and Australia, where he captained seven of the team’s eight consecutive defeats.

“India will come hard at us in ODIs, T20s”

Sydney: Australian coach Mickey Arthur warned that India would come hard against the hosts in the two Twenty20 internationals and the forthcoming tri-series, also involving Sri Lanka, starting this week. Arthur said India will not carry their poor form in Tests in the shorter forms of the game. Indian team was thrashed 0-4 in the