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Cricket-Benaud offered chance to commentate from home Open in new window
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SYDNEY, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Australia's voice of cricket Richie Benaud has been offered the chance to commentate on test matches from his home this year if he is not well enough to get to the grounds, according to broadcaster Channel Nine.

Bold and bizarre from Dhoni: Some decisions clicked, most did not! Open in new window
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During his tenure as captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has gone from being extremely cautious to trying something fancy, hoping to catch the opponent by surprise. However, mostly, he's ended up with egg on the face, especially overseas.

Tait one-day comeback on the cards Open in new window
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Fast bowler Shaun Tait could come out of one-day retirement this summer, having declared himself available for South Australia's 50-over campaign for the first time since 2010-11

Richie Benaud must rescue us from the horror of KFC cricket | Russell Jackson Open in new window
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The great man may broadcast from home this summer, and the game has suffered through his absenceThere are a couple of ways you can take Channel Nine CEO David Gyngells statement that a convalescing Richie Benaud might call this coming summers international cricket from his Coogee lounge room; either its the ultimate tribute to Benauds unimpeachable standing in the game and at his network, or its an admission from Nine that his stand-ins were so woefully short on gravitas last summer that they need a kind of remote-access babysitter.From column A, the thought of Richie coming to us live from the lounge room conjures some evocative and very specific hypotheticals; will he be fully suited up on the settee or resplendent in suit-like beige pajamas and monogrammed slippers? Will Daphne make any guest appearances from the kitchen? Will he be forced to crunch away on a Zinger Burger to fulfill Channel Nines hourly quota of KFC mentions or will they take cross-promotion to new extremes and just beam him in from a sofa in one of The Block houses? Continue reading...

Richie Benaud could call Australia v India from home Open in new window
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Commentator recovering from car crashMissed last Ashes series due to injuryIt would be an extraordinary decision but then it would benefit an extraordinary journalist: Channel Nine are considering arrangements for Richie Benaud to commentate on Australias series with India from his lounge.Benaud is still recovering after a car crash near his Coogee home last year. He suffered a back injury severe enough that he did not work on the 2013-14 Ashes series, leaving a huge hole in Nines coverage. Continue reading...

James Taylor steers Nottinghamshire to Royal London Cup semi-final with brilliant century againt Derbyshire Open in new window
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Nottinghamshire (313-5) beat Derbyshire (228 ) by 85 runs: Captain scores brilliant century to kill off Derbsyhire's hopes

England v India: Joe Root swats away Graeme Swann's attack on Alastair Cook and England's ODI side Open in new window
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Batsman derides critics and says England have the tools and talent to be a successful one-day international team

Mo? Mitch, mo? problems for batsmen Open in new window
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IF the theories about Mitchell Johnson’s bowling powers being linked to his facial hair are true, then the batsmen in Zimbabwe are in big trouble.

Nottinghamshire thrash Derbyshire in Royal London Cup quarter-final Open in new window
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Nottinghamshire 313-5; Derbyshire 228 Nottinghamshire win by 85 runsJames Taylor channelled his disappointment at another England omission with yet another televised hundred to retain Nottinghamshires hopes of a double.Taylor struck a career-best unbeaten 146 which ensured there was to be no upset in this East Midlands derby and thrust his County Championship title-chasing team into the last four of the Royal London Cup. Continue reading...

Taylor's best earns Nottinghamshire semi-final Open in new window
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James Taylor would be quite justified in asking what more he must do to be given the chance to relaunch his England career

Andrew Gale sets Yorkshire target of County Championship and Royal London Cup double Open in new window
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Captain says his in-form side must finish season with two trophies to make the most of a successful season

Root rebuffs England criticism Open in new window
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It does not seem two minutes since Joe Root was making his first steps in the England side and reading so many descriptions of how childlike he still looked that he might have been preparing for the Primary School prom

BCB ponders split captaincy Open in new window
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The Bangladesh Cricket Board is likely to introduce split captaincy after BCB president Nazmul Hassan suggested that it was the way forward

'I want to play all three formats' - Lyon Open in new window
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Australia offspinner Nathan Lyon has said his ODI bowling is a work in progress, and he wants to play all three formats for Australia

Sri Lanka level ODI series Open in new window
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THISARA Perera smashed 65 off 36 balls and then grabbed three wickets as Sri Lanka thumped Pakistan by 77 runs in the second one-dayer.

Pakistan Super League shelved again Open in new window
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The Pakistan Super League, the PCB's proposed franchise-based Twenty20 tournament, will not kick off this year

Mathews - 0 hundreds, 22 fifties Open in new window
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A stats review of the second ODI between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Hambantota

Root: ?We all back Cook? Open in new window
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JOE Root has insisted that England has the right captain and the right approach to win their one-day series with India and succeed at the World Cup.

India fans bring carnival to Cardiff Open in new window
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England host India in the second one-day international in Cardiff on Wednesday and India fans are determined to bring the noise.

Hambantota ODI: Mathews, Perera star as Sri Lanka square series Open in new window
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A responsible half-century from captain Angelo Mathews and some big hitting by Thisara Perera set up a comprehensive 77-run win for Sri Lanka against Pakistan in the second ODI on Tuesday and helped the hosts level the series at 1-1.

Cricket-Mathews, Perera star as Sri Lanka square series Open in new window
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Aug 26 (Reuters) - A responsible half-century from captain Angelo Mathews and some big hitting by Thisara Perera set up a comprehensive 77-run win for Sri Lanka against Pakistan in the second ODI on Tuesday and helped the hosts level the series at 1-1.



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