James Faulkner

  • Respect game and fellow cricketers: Bravo's message to Australia 02-04-2014 04:27 PM

    Mirpur: Emphasising that cricketers have certain responsibilities towards their fans, especially the youth, West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has advocated playing a sledging-free game. A James Faulkner's poor-in-taste jibe directed towards them pumped up the West Indians and the Caribbean team came out all guns blazing to topple the Australians...
  • West Indies' aggressive celebration was for chirpy James Faulkner 28-03-2014 08:43 PM

    Mirpur: West Indies captain Darren Sammy got a rousing applause from members of the media as he entered the conference arena with his pads still on, before coming up with this retort: It feels better to hit a guy, who was talking a lot. This was in response to Australian...
  • As it happened: Australia vs West Indies, WT20, Match 23 28-03-2014 02:22 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Sammy came on to score 34* in 13 balls, including two sixes in the final over, to help West Indies edge Australia by 6 wickets at Mirpur. TOSS: Australia won the toss and opted to bat against West Indies....
  • World T20: James Faulkner to miss clash with Pakistan 22-03-2014 09:01 PM

    Dhaka: Australia will miss allrounder James Faulkner for their opening World Twenty20 match against Pakistan on Sunday. Faulkner, who rose to prominence with Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals, is yet to recover from a knee injury. Australian captain George Bailey said Faulkner could have played the match but didn't...
  • Injured James Faulkner out of England T20s, SA Test tour 28-01-2014 07:01 AM

    Australia allrounder James Faulkner has been ruled out of the three-match Twenty20 series against England due to a knee injury, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Tuesday. Faulkner, whose brilliant unbeaten 69 lifted Australia to an unlikely victory over England in the second one-day international in Brisbane this month, will also...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 4th ODI 24-01-2014 08:31 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) England will be battling to avoid another series whitewash in the fourth one-day game against Australia on Friday, and are rallying round their beleaguered captain. Australia triumphed by seven wickets with 10 overs to spare in the third one-dayer...
  • Australia eye Twenty20 world places against England 20-01-2014 11:47 AM

    Sydney: Cricket Australia on Monday challenged its Twenty20 squad to use the England series to fight for a place in the side heading to the short format's world championship. Australia unveiled a 14-man squad for the three matches against England with George Bailey named captain after being dropped from the...
  • 3rd ODI: Australia look to open England's 'scars' wider 18-01-2014 02:10 PM

    Sydney: Australia will be looking to open England's "scars" and close out the one-day series on Sunday, keeper Brad Haddin said after his team's thrilling one-wicket victory over the luckless tourists in Brisbane. Alastair Cook's men have now lost the opening two one-day internationals which follow their demoralising 5-0 loss...
  • 2nd ODI: Faulkner heroics seal dramatic Australia victory 17-01-2014 05:04 PM

    Brisbane: James Faulkner's sensational late assault powered Australia to a dramatic one-wicket victory over England in the second one-day international in Brisbane on Friday. Crushed 5-0 in the Ashes series and thumped in the first one-dayer in Melbourne, England sensed the chance of securing their first win over Australia on...
  • 2nd ODI, Aus vs Eng: as it happened 17-01-2014 08:28 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: England opt to bat against Australia. England were hoping to redeem their campaign in the 50-over format but got off to a bad start by losing the first one-dayer against Australia in Melbourne by six wickets. But the...
  • Rajasthan retain Watson, Rahane, Faulkner, Binny, Samson 10-01-2014 06:34 PM

    Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals on Friday retained Shane Watson, Ajinkya Rahane, James Faulkner, Stuart Binny and Sanju Samson ahead of the 2014 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction next month. The five players, retained on the day of the players' retention deadline, will continue to represent the team as it prepares for...
  • Harris battles sore knee ahead of Ashes Test 12-12-2013 10:57 AM

    Perth: Australian paceman Ryan Harris is battling a sore knee but captain Michael Clarke said Thursday he was confident the 34-year-old will play in the third Ashes Test against England. Harris has been a crucial part of the attack that has fired Australia to a 2-0 lead over their arch-rivals,...
  • Lyon likely to play in Perth scorcher: Lehmann 11-12-2013 02:09 PM

    Sydney: Spinner Nathan Lyon is likely to retain his place in the Australia side for the third Ashes Test despite the attractions of going with a four-pronged pace attack in Perth this week, coach Darren Lehmann said on Wednesday. The hosts could wrap up the series 3-0 with victory at...
  • Shane Watson plays down injury fears ahead of Ashes 04-11-2013 10:36 AM

    Sydney: Injury-prone Australian batsman Shane Watson said on Monday that he is confident he will be fit for this month's opening Ashes Test against England despite suffering from a hamstring problem. The powerful allrounder will have scans later in the day on what he believes may be a fascial tear,...
  • Rohit Sharma double ton helps India survive Faulkner blitz to win series 02-11-2013 09:42 PM

    Rohit Sharma's record-breaking 209 seemed to have put Australia out of the contest even before the visitors' innings began but James Faulkner's century ensured that India sweat it out to win the series 3-2 with a 57-run win in the seventh ODI at Bangalore. Rohit hit a world-record 16 sixes...
  • 7th ODI, Ind vs Aus: As it happened 02-11-2013 12:09 PM

    Scratching their chins pondering over what's enough to defend, MS Dhoni and George Bailey will once again bank on their batting arsenal in the series-deciding shootout at Bangalore. After two washouts and two wins each in the seven-match rubber, the seventh ODI at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium will decide who...
  • 6th ODI: India must beat Australia to take series into a decider 29-10-2013 05:42 PM

    Pressure is set to pile up on India's under-fire bowlers who will have to deliver in the sixth ODI against Australia in Nagpur if the hosts were to stay alive in the seven match series, which Australia lead 2-1. Washouts in Ranchi and Cuttack have turned the series into a...
  • Changes in ODI rules fantastic, says Phil Hughes 22-10-2013 06:28 PM

    Ranchi: Indian bowlers might be finding it difficult adjusting to the new ODI rules of using two balls from either end of the ground but the visiting Australian side, boasting of a fiery pace attack, was quite happy with the change in the playing conditions, said opener Phil Hughes. "What's...
  • 4th ODI: India hope to strike back in MS Dhoni's hometown 22-10-2013 05:27 PM

    After three entertaining run-feast, India and Australia head to MS Dhoni's home town Ranchi to play the fourth one-dayer of the seven-match ODI series on Wednesday. Against the odds, visitors snatched victory in the previous one-dayer thanks to poor bowling by the Indians, especially under-fire Ishant Sharma who gave 30...
  • Unfair to axe a player on basis of one-two performances: MS Dhoni 20-10-2013 03:08 PM

    Mohali: Despite some dismal performances by a few players, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday came out strongly in their support, saying that frequent changes might hamper the team in the long run. "It will be unfair that all of a sudden when you lose one or two matches...
  • Ishant Sharma becomes flavour of the day on Twitter 20-10-2013 12:09 PM

    On Saturday, Ishant Sharma became India's most wanted man when his six balls cost India a match that they almost had in their pocket. Australia needed 44 runs off the last 18 balls when Dhoni threw the ball to Ishant, and the fans held heads in their hands. But their...
  • Don't worry Ishant, it happens to everybody: Faulkner 20-10-2013 12:05 PM

    Mohali: Ishant Sharma bore the brunt of James Faulkner's conscious decision to go after seamers in the third ODI and the game-changing Australian allrounder offered his sympathies to the Indian spearhead, saying that every bowler has days when he ends up looking "silly out there". Faulkner's 29-ball 64 turned the...
  • Ishant Sharma: a horror story 20-10-2013 11:55 AM

    At an age when fast bowlers toil in the domestic circuit striving to break into the national squad, 25-year-old Ishant Sharma is already a veteran of 51 Tests. And with that wealth of experience, a bowler is expected to graduate into the leader of an attack. Instead, he is giving...
  • George Bailey all praise for devastating James Faulkner 19-10-2013 11:06 PM

    Mohali: Australian captain George Bailey on Saturday praised Faulkner for his stupendous 26-ball unbeaten 64, which included 30 runs he took from Ishant Sharma in the 48th over to turn the tide in the visiting team's favour. "Faulkner's hitting was as good as I have seen. The bowling was fantastic,...
  • 3rd ODI: Faulkner's blitz propels Australia to a thrilling victory over India 19-10-2013 09:35 PM

    Mohali: James Faulkner smashed Ishant Sharma for 30 runs in the 48th over of the Australian innings, finishing with an unbeaten 64 off just 29 balls to hand the visitors a sensational four-wicket victory over India in the third ODI, giving them a 2-1 lead in the seven-match series. Australia...
  • 2nd ODI: India look to plug run-leak and level series 15-10-2013 04:56 PM

    After leaking 505 runs in 70 overs bowled to Australia over the last week, India will have to find a quick-fix that can check the run-splurge critical to their chances of drawing level in the second ODI at Jaipur on Friday. Australia stroked 201 and 304 runs in the one-off...
  • 1st ODI: Clinical Australia thrash India by 72 runs to take 1-0 series lead 13-10-2013 09:05 PM

    Pune: Unflinched by India's favourites tag, Australia produced a clinical performance at Pune to thrash India by 72 runs and take 1-0 lead in the seven-match series. Having won the toss, Australia scored 304 for 8 in 50 overs, with captain George Bailey making 85 and Aaron Finch smashing 72....
  • India vs Australia: Bowlers who could impress in batting-heavy series 12-10-2013 10:36 AM

    In an ODI series expected to be dominated by the batsmen, as the one-off T20 international suggested, bowlers from India and Australia will be in for a stern test on the batting-friendly tracks, where taking wickets sometimes becomes a hard toil. The T20 international on Thursday, which India won by...
  • Australians fight for Ashes chance on India tour 04-10-2013 02:28 PM

    Sydney: Australia head to India on Saturday for a one-day series against the world champions with selectors making clear players have the chance to force themselves into the frame for Ashes selection. The 14-man squad contains just three players who featured in the fifth Test against England at the Oval...
  • Rajasthan Royals eye hat-trick, semis against Perth Scorchers 28-09-2013 11:34 PM

    New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals eye a hat-trick of wins to enter the semi-finals of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) when they meet Perth Scorchers in a Group A tie at Jaipur's Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Sunday. At home, Rajasthan's defence has looked impregnable with an all-win record since IPL6 earlier...