GLENN

  • Sorry for hunting expedition, Glenn McGrath finds surprise support 6 days ago

    Glenn McGrath was a hero of three successful Australian World Cup campaigns (1999, 2003 and 2007), but in recent days his image has taken quite a battering with local newspapers revealing that he hunted big game in Africa in 2008. The news copies, complete with unflattering images of him posing...
  • New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson agrees Yorkshire return February 18, 2015

    London: New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has agreed to return to Yorkshire for a third successive season, the English county champions announced on Wednesday. Williamson, 24, helped Yorkshire to the County Championship title last year, but will probably be able to play in only their last three matches this year due...
  • Glenn Maxwell shows up in time for World Cup February 16, 2015

    Glenn Maxwell has occasionally burnt the fingers of those who have invested in him but the mercurial all-rounder could be set to produce big dividends in Australia's World Cup campaign. The hard-hitting 26-year-old was dubbed 'The Big Show' after winning a million-dollar contract to play in the 2013 Indian Premier League. The...
  • Wasim Akram backs AB de Villiers, David Warner to shine February 12, 2015

    Sydney: Legendary Pakistan paceman Wasim Akram believes dashing batsmen AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell and David Warner will dominate the World Cup during its marathon six weeks. "I am sure Maxwell, Warner and De Villiers will ignite this World Cup," Wasim said. "These three players have the firepower to take the...
  • Bluffing a key part of my bowling: Glenn Maxwell February 11, 2015

    Melbourne: Australian allrounder Glenn Maxwell said on Wednesday that bluffing is a key weapon of his bowling and he tries to emulate spin legend Shane Warne in his bid to deceive opponents. Maxwell has been in sparkling form, hitting 95 and taking four wickets for 46 runs in the one-day international...
  • World Cup warm-up: Australia dominate India in 106-run win February 8, 2015

    Rapid centuries by Glenn Maxwell and David Warner lifted Australia to a 106-run win over India in a warm-up match on Sunday that built up their prospect for the World Cup while leaving India winless in the dry Australian summer. Maxwell slammed 122 from 57 balls before retiring and Warner hit...
  • I'm no ego-centric show-off, says Australia's Glenn Maxwell February 7, 2015

    Sydney: Allrounder Glenn Maxwell has admitted to being upset by the frequent criticism directed at him but most of all by the implication that he is not a team man dedicated to helping Australia win the World Cup. The enigmatic 26-year-old was saddled with the nickname "The Big Show" after receiving...
  • Sir Viv picks top players to watch at World Cup 2015 February 4, 2015

    The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be a competitive and intriguing tournament, showcasing the world's best cricketing talent in Australia and New Zealand. The fans will get to enjoy a wide range of batting and bowling styles. In no particular order then, these are my players to watch out...
  • Tri-Series: Nice to put up a good all-round performance, says Glenn Maxwell February 1, 2015

    Perth: Having gone through a rough patch with the bat in recent times, Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was happy to put up an all-round show in his team's dominating performance against England in the tri-nation cricket tournament final, here on Sunday. Maxwell scored 95 in Australia's total of 278 and then...
  • Tri-Series: Disappointing to lose in this manner, says Eoin Morgan February 1, 2015

    Perth: English skipper Eoin Morgan on Sunday expressed disappointment in the manner his side surrendered in the cricket tri-series final to Australia by 112 runs here but said that they will come back stronger in the World Cup beginning on February 14. England were bowled out for just 166 while chasing...
  • Australia clinch tri-series as Glenn Maxwell fires England down February 1, 2015

    Glenn Maxwell scored 95 and took 4 for 46 on Sunday to spur Australia to a 112-run win over England in the final of the one-day international tri-series. Maxwell led Australia to 278 for 8 as they batted first after losing the toss, then had the opportunity of a hat trick...
  • Australian duo Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell join Yorkshire January 29, 2015

    Yorkshire have signed Australian batsmen Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell as their overseas players for the 2015 season, the reigning English county champions announced on Wednesday. Finch, who played for Yorkshire last season, will play in all formats of the game, while Maxwell is due to feature in the domestic...
  • HIL: New-look Dabang Mumbai take on Punjab Warriors in lung-opener January 22, 2015

    Mumbai: A new-look Dabang Mumbai, under a new city franchise-owning group, will clash with last year's losing finalists Jaypee Punjab Warriors in their opening game of 3rd Hockey India League at Mahindra Stadium here on Friday. The home team, owned by Doit Sports Management, appear strong on paper with an array...
  • I would not like to see kids sledging on field: Glenn McGrath January 20, 2015

    Brisbane: Former fast bowling great Glenn McGrath says playing with a passion was a must for cricketers but he would not appreciate if kids are involved in fiery on-field spats. In the ongoing India's tour of Australia, six separate incidents have been reported for poor player behaviour with David Warner being...
  • Aussie Glenn Turner backs Dabang Mumbai to reach HIL semis January 20, 2015

    Mumbai: After being part of the squad that disappointed in the first two years of Hockey India League (HIL), star Australian forward Glenn Turner exuded confidence on Tuesday that new city franchise Dabang Mumbai would at least make it to the semi-finals this year. "Our main goal is to get into...
  • Glenn Maxwell feared missing the World Cup January 13, 2015

    Australia's latest all-round sensation Glenn Maxwell had his fingers crossed before Cricket Australia's selection meeting to pick the World Cup squad, and he admitted, after ultimately being named in the final 15, that he "had plenty of doubts". The end of 2014 saw Maxwell hitting bad form, which raised doubts over...
  • Have utmost good faith in Glenn Maxwell: Cricket Australia January 11, 2015

    Sydney: Australia have reposed faith in enigmatic cricketer Glenn Maxwell and backed the all-rounder to come good in the impending 2015 World Cup. Maxwell, a destructive right-arm batsman and a handy off-spinner, was included in Australia's 15-man squad for the mega event Sunday despite a string of mediocre performances in the...
  • World Cup squads: Clarke named Australia skipper, Maxwell gets a chance January 11, 2015

    Sydney: Selectors named Michael Clarke on Sunday as captain of Australia's squad for next month's World Cup, with a fitness contingency should he not be able to play following recent hamstring surgery. Clarke, who missed the final three Tests against India following the surgery, has been given until February 21 to...
  • Maxwell, Cummins in Prime Minister's XI to face England January 5, 2015

    Sydney: Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell and fast bowler Pat Cummins will have a chance to bolster their World Cup selection claims after being named in a Prime Minister's XI to play England in a one-day match on January 14. Maxwell has recently been out of form and Cummins has been battling...
  • Steven Smith might be a bit more aggressive during 4th Test: Glenn McGrath January 3, 2015

    Sydney: Fast bowling great Glenn McGrath feels Australia captain Steven Smith's delayed declaration in the drawn third Test against India was a one-off call and he expects the young leader to continue the team's tradition of playing "hard" in the coming days. "We've been spoilt here in Australia with the attacking...
  • Shane Watson will return to form in Sydney: Glenn McGrath January 3, 2015

    Sydney: Australian fast bowling legend Glenn McGrath has backed Shane Watson and predicted a return to form for the struggling allrounder in the fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) beginning on Tuesday. Watson has endured an extended lean phase with the bat, failing to score a Test century in...
  • Hazlewood can easily join 200-wicket club, says McGrath December 19, 2014

    Brisbane: Pace legend Glenn McGrath has said Australia's latest fast bowling sensation, Josh Hazlewood, will join the country's exclusive 200-wicket club in due course of time. McGrath's comments came after the young pacer began his career in a sensational fashion, claiming five wickets for 68 runs, becoming the 33rd Australian to...
  • India in Australia 2014: Analysis of Australian cricket team December 6, 2014

    Analysis of Australia squad before the four-Test against India, which starts in Adelaide on Tuesday: TOP ORDER David Warner will be one of the first names on the team sheet after a brilliant year in which he has scored 1,199 Test runs at 74.93. India will not have forgotten the 69-ball century he...
  • Glenn McGrath was my nemesis, says Brian Lara November 21, 2014

    Sydney: West Indies batting legend Brian Lara on Thursday identified Glenn McGrath as his "nemesis" after being dismissed by the Australian pacer on several occasions during his playing days. "Yes, I can identify (Glenn) McGrath as being my nemesis. He got me out however many times," Lara was quoted as saying...
  • Glenn McGrath predicts another India whitewash in Australia November 20, 2014

    Glenn McGrath has no hesitation in declaring that India's tour of Australia is going to end in another "rabble" , saying that the tourists' hopes will meet the same fate as the last tour - a 4-0 Test series whitewash. "I have no issues with saying, I think it'll be 4-0,"...
  • Glenn Maxwell rushed back into Australia's T20 squad November 6, 2014

    Big-hitting all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been called into Australia's Twenty20 side for the remainder of their three-match series against South Africa and will join the team before the second contest in Melbourne on Friday. The 26-year-old Maxwell only returned from Australia's 2-0 Test series loss against Pakistan in the United Arab...
  • Did you know? 'Fatal Attraction' star Glenn Close was raised in a cult October 17, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Fatal Attraction' star Glenn Close says she lost out on a normal childhood due to her upbringing in a cult. Close, 67, says she spent part of her childhood in a religious cult known as the Moral Re-Armament, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "You basically weren't allowed to do anything,...
  • 3rd ODI: Australia beat Pakistan by one run for series sweep October 13, 2014

    Glenn Maxwell bowled a maiden final over and got two wickets to seal a thrilling one-run win for Australia in the third and final one-day international against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Chasing a modest 232-run target, Pakistan needed just two runs in the final over but Maxwell (2 for...
  • 2nd ODI: Maxwell guides Australia to series win against Pakistan October 11, 2014

    Dubai: Glenn Maxwell decimated Pakistan's spinners by hitting 76 off 81 balls and carried Australia to a five-wicket victory in the second one-day international on Friday. The win gave Australia an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the series with the final match set for Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Maxwell made Pakistan pay heavily...