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  • Muttiah Muralitharan to help coach Australian team 18-06-2014 12:43 PM

    Former Sri Lanka spin great Muttiah Muralitharan has gone from longtime adversary of Australia to a coach of its national team. Cricket Australia said on Wednesday that Muralitharan, who finished with a record 800 Test wickets, would help prepare Australia's batsmen for a two-Test series against Pakistan in the United...
  • World Cup 2014: No injury worries for Netherlands before Australia match 18-06-2014 10:34 AM

    All the Netherlands players are fit for their World Cup Group B match against Australia in Porto Alegre on Wednesday, coach Louis van Gaal said on Tuesday. There had been injury worries over defenders Daley Blind and Ron Vlaar but these had cleared up, Van Gaal said. "Vlaar is ready...
  • World Cup 2014: Australia have no plans to sit back against the Dutch 17-06-2014 09:20 PM

    Porto Alegre: Australia coach Ange Postecoglou says it would be pointless trying to contain the Netherlands and hit back on the counter in their World Cup Group B match on Wednesday. He says, "If we just try and defend for 90 minutes there will be only one result - and...
  • World Cup 2014: Netherlands aim for group dominance against Australia 17-06-2014 11:49 AM

    Porto Alegre: The key question for most ahead of Netherlands' second World Cup match is whether Robin Van Persie and co. can possibly top their stunning opening performance. The opponents this time is Australia, a much easier prospect than defending champion Spain, which it thrashed 5-1. Van Persie set the...
  • International cricket to return to Canberra's Manuka Oval 16-06-2014 03:16 PM

    Canberra: International cricket will return to the Manuka Oval in November with Australia scheduled to play South Africa in a one-day international (ODI) under lights November 19. "This is exciting news for Canberra cricket fans and another step in affirming Manuka Oval's credentials as a venue for international cricket. The...
  • Trevor Bayliss to coach Australia T20 against South Africa 16-06-2014 02:18 PM

    New South Wales state coach Trevor Bayliss will take charge of the Australia team in Twenty20 cricket series against South Africa in November to allow head coach Darren Lehmann a week's break at the start of a hectic season. The matches, which open Australia's home season, will be played only...
  • World Cup 2014: Van Gaal pondering change of system for Australia 15-06-2014 11:47 PM

    Rio de Janeiro: Should you change a winning formula? Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal is pondering that question ahead of his team's next match against Australia on Wednesday. Van Gaal's decision to play a system based on five defenders against Spain was a tactical masterstroke as the Dutch humiliated the...
  • Australia thump Netherlands to win Hockey World Cup 15-06-2014 08:59 PM

    The Hague: Australia retained the men's hockey World Cup title by outplaying Olympic silver medallists The Netherlands 6-1 in the final at the Kyocera Stadium here on Sunday. Chris Cirielo's three penalty corner conversions was the feature of the contest that saw Australia retain the trophy they had won in...
  • Football World Cup 2014: How the world tweeted #CHI versus #AUS 15-06-2014 07:21 PM

    New Delhi: Chile got the victory they needed if they are to have any chance of progressing from a daunting Group B when they held off a strong Australian fightback to emerge 3-1 winners in another open and entertaining World Cup match on Friday. While the match was on, the...
  • World Cup 2014: Ivan Franjic ruled out of Australia's campaign 15-06-2014 07:59 AM

    Brazil: Ivan Franjic has been ruled out of the remainder of Australia's World Cup campaign after injuring his left hamstring in Friday's 3-1 loss to Chile. Franjic was replaced early in the second half and Australia coach Ange Postecoglou told domestic media on Saturday that medical scans showed a "fairly...
  • Netherlands beat Australia to win seventh women's hockey World Cup 14-06-2014 09:57 PM

    The Hague: Olympic gold medallists Netherlands defeated Australia 2-0 in the title showdown to clinch the women's hockey World Cup at the Kyocera Stadium here on Saturday. This was the fourth time these two nations met in the women's World Cup title encounter, and the Netherlands have won three of...
  • World Cup 2014: Another white-knuckle ride for enterprising Chile 14-06-2014 12:40 PM

    Chile lived up their reputation as great entertainers with another whirlwind performance in their 3-1 win over Australia on Friday. Just as they did in 2010, the South Americans played a fast and furious pressing game which at times threatened to blow their opponents away but also left them dangerously...
  • World Cup 2014: Coach Jorge Sampaoli taking nothing for granted after Chile win 14-06-2014 08:57 AM

    Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli is taking nothing for granted looking ahead to his team's clash with holders Spain whose World Cup defence began with a nightmare 5-1 defeat by the Netherlands on Friday. The Chileans joined the Dutch on three points with a 3-1 victory over Australia in their Group...
  • World Cup 2014: Alexis Sanchez shines as Chile sink Australia 3-1 14-06-2014 05:07 AM

    Cuiaba: Alexis Sanchez produced a dynamic performance to lead Chile to a 3-1 win over Australia in the World Cup on Friday, scoring one goal and setting up another for one of the dangerous outsiders in the tournament. Chile threatened to run away with the game in muggy Cuiaba when...
  • As it happened: Football World Cup 2014, Chile vs Australia 14-06-2014 02:31 AM

    If Australia's World Cup warm-up against Ecuador in London in March is anything to go by, their opening Group B clash with Chile at the Pantanal Arena could be a thriller. Australia, who took a shock three-goal lead against the Ecuadoreans before being over-run in the second half and losing...
  • Hockey World Cup: Aussies outplay Argentina, set up final with Holland 14-06-2014 12:22 AM

    The Hague: Defending champions Australia set up the men's hockey World Cup title encounter with Olympic silver medallists The Netherlands. Australia outplayed Argentina 5-1 in the semi-final at the Kyocera Stadium here today, to earn a title encounter with Netherlands, who defeated England 1-0. Australia have won the World Cup...
  • World Cup 2014: Can Chile overcome Australia's challenge? 14-06-2014 12:00 AM

    Ahead of the Group B match between Chile and Australia, CNN-IBN's panel of experts analyses both the teams. ...
  • Ashwin stays on 8th spot in Test bowlers chart 13-06-2014 02:54 PM

    Dubai: India may not have played a Test match for more than three months now but off-spinner R Ashwin held on to his eighth spot in the ICC Test bowlers' rankings led by South African paceman Dale Steyn. Ashwin, who has bagged 104 wickets and accumulated 788 runs in 19...
  • World Cup 2014: Chile, Australia primed for Cuiaba meltdown 12-06-2014 03:33 PM

    If Australia's World Cup warmup against Ecuador in London in March is anything to go by, their opening Group B clash with Chile at the Pantanal Arena could be a thriller. Australia, who took a shock three-goal lead against the Ecuadoreans before being over-run in the second half and losing...
  • On-field rivalry with Australia toughens India players: Ravi Shastri 12-06-2014 01:28 PM

    Mumbai: Former India allrounder Ravi Shastri was of the opinion that tough battles against Australia in the early stages of an Indian cricketer's career have made them tough for stern tests ahead. The cricketer-turned-commentator also placed the intense on-field rivalry between India and Australia just a rung below the India-Pakistan...
  • Chile's Arturo Vidal in race against time to face Australia 11-06-2014 03:28 PM

    Vitoria: One of the biggest names in Jorge Sampaoli's team is likely to miss the opener against Australia and could even sit out the entire campaign. The Socceroos could be set to receive a major boost for their World Cup opener against Chile on Friday, with Arturo Vidal seemingly unlikely...
  • Hockey World Cup: Dutch set up semis with England, Argentina take on Australia 11-06-2014 10:25 AM

    Olympic silver medallist The Netherlands have set up a semi-final encounter with England in the men's hockey World Cup. The Netherlands played out a 1-1 draw with New Zealand in their last league fixture but still topped Group B with 13 points from five outings. Argentina, who earned their maiden...
  • Australia chooses firm to map sea floor in Malaysia Airlines search 10-06-2014 07:46 PM

    Sydney: Australia on Tuesday signed a contract with a private company to map the sea floor around where missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is believed to have crashed, a crucial step towards continuing an underwater search later this year. Months of searches have failed to turn up any trace of...
  • India A squad for Australia tour to be picked today 10-06-2014 03:50 PM

    Mumbai: Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey, who had a stellar run at the Ranji Trophy this season, along with other fringe players are expected to find a berth in the India A squad which will be picked here on Wednesday for the tour of Australia in July-August. Uthappa, who excelled...
  • Cricket Australia congratulates Paul Marsh 10-06-2014 03:17 PM

    Cricket Australia on Tuesday offered its congratulations to Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) CEO Paul Marsh on his appointment as CEO of the AFL Players' Association (AFLPA). CA CEO James Sutherland said: "Paul has made a significant contribution to Australian cricket for more than a decade and on behalf of Cricket...
  • Former Australian cricketer Gary Gilmour dies aged 62 10-06-2014 12:06 PM

    Swing bowling allrounder Gary Gilmour, who played 15 Tests for Australia between 1973 and 1977 and was one of the stars of the inaugural World Cup in 1975, died on Tuesday at the age of 62. Cricket officials said Gilmour battled health problems for several years and complications escalated after...
  • Hockey World Cup: Holders Australia thrash India 4-0 09-06-2014 06:41 PM

    The Hague: India suffered a humiliating 0-4 loss against defending champions Australia in their final group league encounter of the men's hockey World Cup here on Monday. Chris Ciriello (16th and 22nd) struck a brace while Kieran Govers (3rd) and Jeremy Hayward (20th) struck a goal apiece. Asserting their strength,...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, Hockey World Cup 09-06-2014 12:35 PM

    Buoyed by their triumph over Malaysia, India would face their toughest challenge so far when they take on unbeaten reigning champions Australia in their final preliminary game of the hockey World Cup. The Indians bounced back well to beat Malaysia 3-2 after losing back-to-back matches to start with and Sardar...
  • Hockey World Cup: Resurgent India look to halt Aussie juggernaut 08-06-2014 07:15 PM

    The Hague: Buoyed by their triumph over Malaysia, India would face their toughest challenge so far when they take on unbeaten reigning champions Australia in their final preliminary game of the hockey World Cup on Monday. The Indians bounced back well to beat Malaysia 3-2 after losing back-to-back matches to...
  • Hockey World Cup: Netherlands women enter semi-finals with 2-0 win over Australia 08-06-2014 12:16 PM

    The Hague: Olympic silver medalists The Netherlands stormed into the semi-finals of the women's hockey World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Australia at the Kyocera Stadium here. Kim Lammers opened the scoring in the 57th minute of the fast-paced encounter yesterday when she darted into the scoring circle from...