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Australia vs India second Test: Justin Langer confirms captain Tim Paine fit to play, ‘toughest pretty boy I’ve ever met’ Australian coach Justin Langer has confirmed Test captain Tim Paine a starter for Friday’s second Test against India in Perth.
'Great for Test cricket': Fiery deck tipped for second Test Australia's Test squad arrived in Perth on Tuesday night with an emphasis on freshening up before the second of back-to-back Tests starting Friday against an Indian side that appears more at ease in Australian conditions than previous touring parties.
Justin Langer hopes Australia can level series at bouncy Perth This will be India's first game at the new Perth Stadium, and the surface is expected to generate some serious pace and bounce, the prospect of which excites Langer.
Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Shreyas Iyer boost for Mumbai The depleted Mumbai batting line-up got a major boost in the form of seasoned Shreyas Iyer for their Elite Group A Ranji Trophy 2018-19 game against Baroda starting from December 14. Iyer is part of the India A squad that is touring New Zealand.
Diana Edulji writes to Vinod Rai seeking extension for Ramesh Powar, CoA chief overrules CoA chairman Vinod Rai has decided against his colleague Diana Edulji's call to scrap the selection process of the Indian women's team coach and continue with Ramesh Powar at least till the New Zealand tour beginning next month.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the hero of the country: Rishabh Pant Rishabh Pant equalled the world record for most catches by a wicketkeeper during the Adelaide Test as India beat Australia by 31 runs on Monday. He claimed 11 catches during the course of five days as the tourists took a 1-0 lead in the four-Test series.
ICC ranking: Kohli retains top spot; Bumrah reaches career-high at 33 India captain Virat Kohli has maintained his top spot, Cheteshwar Pujara returned to top five while Jasprit Bumrah achieved a career-high ranking of 33 in the latest International Cricket Council Test rankings for batsmen and bowlers.
2nd ODI: West Indies field against unchanged Bangladesh Bangladesh fielded an unchanged squad for the second match, while West Indies dropped Kieran Powell and brought in Chandrapaul Hemraj. Teams:. Bangladesh XI: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Liton Das, 3 Imrul Kayes, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim, 6 Shakib Al Hasan, 7 Soumya Sarkar, 8 Mahmudullah, 9 Mehidy Hasan, 10 Mashrafe Mortaza, 10 Mustafizur Rahman, 11 Rubel Hossain.
Kane Williamson breaches 900-points barrier Cheteshwar Pujara broke into the top-five, usurping Joe Root following his stellar twin knocks in Adelaide.
West Indies bowl in bid to keep series alive Can Bangladesh deliver victory in what is a landmark game for a handful of their players?
West Indies opt to bowl in second Bangladesh ODI West Indies captain Rovman Powell won the toss and elected to bowl in their second one-day international against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Tuesday. Bangladesh lead the three-match series 1-0 after taking a five-wicket win in the opener Sunday also at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
Perth will definitely suit Australia more than India: Ricky Ponting Australia might have been outwitted in the opening Test but former skipper Ricky Ponting believes the hosts will hold an edge over India in the second Test at the Perth beginning Friday. India defeated Australia by 31 runs in the first match to take a 1-0 lead in the four-Test series for the first time in 70 years.
Australia captain Tim Paine frustrated at imperfect DRS Australia Test captain Tim Paine has questioned the Decision Review System, saying it has been "frustrating" to deal with the technology that is "not a perfect system". Australia endured some frustrating moments during their 31-run loss to India in the first Test when a few decisions went against the hosts after reviewing the umpires calls.
Langer 'fascinated' with the prospect of spicy track in Perth The Australia coach credited his team for the fight in Adelaide; now wants his batsmen to wear down Indian bowlers more.
Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma Win Over Ex-England Captain With Touching Gesture On Trip To Perth Former England captain Michael Vaughan was travelling with the Indian team on their trip from Adelaide to Perth.
ICC Test rankings: Cheteshwar Pujara back in top five, Kane Williamson gains on Virat Kohli This earned Williamson 37 points in the latest player rankings to give him a career-high 913 - which is also the best for a New Zealand cricketer. The only other New Zealander before him to cross 900 is the ICC Hall of Famer Richard Hadlee, who in 1985 reached 909 points after an exemplary 11-wicket haul at the WACA.
'What's next? One hand one bounce, 6 & out!' - Mitchell Johnson isn't happy with bat flip replacing coin toss Viewers will be treated to the unusual sight of captains at the coin toss not calling heads and tails but hills and flats and using a customised bat for the same. "I'm guessing sponsors will be plastered all over the bat," Johnson wrote in reply to a tweet related to the development.
''Mine Forever": Virat Kohli Posts Adorable Marriage Anniversary Message For "Best Friend" Anushka Sharma The Bollywood actress Anushka had reached Australia a few days earlier to celebrate he anniversary with Kohli, who is currently on national duty for the Indian cricket team. Virat and Anushka's anniversary celebration comes after India claimed a historic Test victory in Adelaide.
Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh vs Windies, 2nd ODI All the live updates from the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
Australia vs India: Aussies’ bowling attack on par with Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne era, says Harsha Bhogle India’s stunning 31 run win at Adelaide Oval can’t be underrated because the home side’s attack they faced is on par with the great Australian sides of the past which included Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne, according to revered broadcaster Harsha Bhogle.
Australia vs India second Test: Tim Paine backs Mitchell Starc to return to his best for Perth Test "Was he at his best? Probably not. But I still thought he played his role." The Australians fly to Perth on Tuesday with Paine expecting another tight battle against the Indians. "Every Test match is a huge challenge and we have expected this series to be an absolute arm-wrestle from the get-go," he said.
Wishes Pour In For Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma On Their 1st Marriage Anniversary Meanwhile, Virat and Anushka, who never fail to engage fans through their tweets, had also received the "Golden Tweets" honour from Twitter India earlier for their post on the occasion of Karva Chauth.
Langer looks to pacemen and hopes for fiery Perth Stadium debut The second Test will be a step into the unknown at a new ground but Australia know what they want to see.
Despondent Mitchell Marsh still hopeful of playing Perth Test Australia will be forced to reconsider four-man bowling attack after a hard toil in Adelaide.
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