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Australian ODI squad for the Qantas Tour of India; Peter Siddle joins Test squad

By SAT Sports Desk

MELBOURNE, December 17, 2019: The National Selection Panel (NSP) of Cricket Australia has named the following 14-player Australian squad for the Qantas Tour of India from January 14-19.

Australia:

Aaron Finch (c) (Victoria)
Sean Abbott (New South Wales)
Ashton Agar (Western Australia)
Alex Carey (vc) (South Australia)
Pat Cummins (vc) (New South Wales)
Peter Handscomb (Victoria)
Josh Hazlewood (New South Wales)
Marnus Labuschagne (Queensland)
Kane Richardson (South Australia)
Steven Smith (New South Wales)
Mitchell Starc (New South Wales)
Ashton Turner (Western Australia)
David Warner (New South Wales)
Adam Zampa (South Australia)

National Selector Trevor Hohns said: “Similar to the Test team, we are wanting the white ball squad to continue the form of the unbeaten T20 Series against Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

“The performance of our white ball squads has been strong, and we are hoping to build the momentum towards the T20 World Cup at home at the end of the year and ultimately build towards the 2023 ICC World Cup in India.

“The performance of the top order at home through the T20 Series was very strong so we look for that to continue in the Indian ODI series. We also believe Marnus Labuschagne is ready for his international white ball debut after his strong form for Queensland in this form of the game.

“Ashton Turner has proven himself in India with his ability to adapt to local conditions as did Peter Handscomb who joined the squad at the most recent World Cup. Peter also doubles as a backup keeper if required while Ashton Agar adds to the squad with his all-round abilities.

“In terms of the bowling group we are sticking with combination that are performing well. Sean Abbott and Kane Richardson are in the squad following the successful T20 campaign.

“Adam Zampa and his growing combination with Agar is also something the selectors want to see more of while Nathan Lyon remains in the one-day squad selection frame.

“It is great to see Glenn Maxwell returning to the game in the Big Bash League. We will closely monitor his form after what would have been disappointing 12 months in the one-day game by his standards.”

Australia’s Senior Assistant Coach Andrew McDonald will lead the group to India. Head Coach Justin Langer will remain in Australia having spent the majority of the last 18 months away from home.

“As one of the leadership group, it’s important to show that not only are we focussed on getting the balance right for the players but equally the coaches and staff, head coach included,” Langer said.

“Macca is an exceptional coach in all forms of the game and has been fantastic since coming on board. He will do a great job with this squad. We are in very, very good hands.”

Qantas Tour of India:

January 14: First ODI Australia v India, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
January 17: Second ODI Australia v India, Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
January 19: Third ODI Australia v India, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

It was also announced today Victorian paceman Peter Siddle will be brought into the 13-man squad for the injured Josh Hazlewood for the Boxing Day Test against New Zealand at the MCG.
“Peter has been brought in as a 13th player for Melbourne. He is a proven Test match performer with an exceptional knowledge of the MCG which will be a valuable part of our preparation,” Hons said.

Cricket Australia earns $ 18.2 million profit in 2018-19

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By Neeraj Nanda

MELBOURNE, October 31: Delivering its financial results for the full year ending 30 June 2019, Cricket Australia (CA) today announced a strong result in line with budgetary expectations and CA’s five-year strategy:

- The 2018-19 financial year resulted in an operating surplus of $18.2 million, more than double the operating surplus of the year prior ($8.3 million).

- At 30 June 2019, 705 international and domestic sanctioned matches were played over 255 days of cricket here and abroad.

- More than 2.166m people attended international cricket, BBL and WBBL across the 2018-19 season, making it the highest ever attended cricket season in a non-Ashes year.

- The first women’s international match of the season was the most-watched women’s cricket match in Australia, with a peak audience of 1.3 million (average audience 609k).

Cricket Australia Chair, Earl Eddings, said, “In my first year as Chair I have been humbled by the commitment, passion, and resilience of the thousands of people who work across Australian Cricket. There is no doubt the past 12 months have seen some critical milestones for our organization and the sport.

“While we will never forget the lessons of the past we want to reassure the Australian cricket community that we have listened, and we – from the players to the administration – are genuinely committed to earning back the trust of cricket fans across the country, he said.

Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Roberts said, “With a focus on rebuilding trust and improving performance on and off the field, we are pleased to announce another year of strong financial performance.”

“Increasing funding for States and Territories over the next four years, from $350 million to $450 million, Australian Cricket has attributed a significant portion of this uplift to community cricket infrastructure and development. This includes 58 new community roles to support cricket in local communities, he said.

There are valuable lessons to take into next match against Pakistan: Aaron Finch (Hear audio report)

By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE, 9 June: Australian has lost their first match of the World Cup after going down to India by 36 runs at The Oval.

A century to Shikhar Dhawan (117) and 82 to Virat Kohli helped India to 5/352 off their fifty overs, a total which proved enough to hold off Australia.

Steve Smith (69), David Warner (56) and Alex Carey (55 not-out) did their best to chase down the total but three wickets each to Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah ended Australia’s innings on 316. Full Scorecard:

https://live.cricket.com.au/match/2181/43657/india-men-vs-australia-men-icc-mens-odi-world-cup-2019/scorecard

Speaking after the match Captain, Aaron Finch, said there are valuable lessons to take into Australia’s next match against Pakistan.

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Australia play Pakistan at the County Ground Taunton on Wednesday.

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Australian Men’s World Cup Squad:
Aaron Finch (c) (Victoria)
Usman Khawaja (Queensland)
David Warner (New South Wales)
Steve Smith (New South Wales)
Shaun Marsh (Western Australia)
Glenn Maxwell (Victoria)
Marcus Stoinis (Western Australia)
Alex Carey (vc) (South Australia)
Pat Cummins (vc) (New South Wales)
Mitchell Starc (New South Wales)
Kane Richardson (South Australia)
Nathan Coulter-Nile (Western Australia)
Jason Behrendorff (Western Australia)
Nathan Lyon (New South Wales)
Adam Zampa (South Australia)

Australia’s World Cup Fixture:
Match 1 – June 1
Afghanistan v Australia
Bristol Country Ground, Bristol
1:30pm (Local Time)

Match 2 – June 6
Australia v West Indies
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
10:30am (Local Time)

Match 3 – June 9
India v Australia
The Oval, London
10:30am (Local Time)

Match 4 – June 12
Australia v Pakistan
County Ground Taunton, Taunton
10:30am (Local Time)

Match 5 – June 15
Sri Lanka v Australia
The Oval, London
10:30am (Local Time)

Match 6 – June 20
Australia v Bangladesh
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
10:30am (Local Time)

Match 7 – June 25
England v Australia
Lord’s, London
10:30am (Local Time)

Match 8 – June 29
New Zealand v Australia
Lord’s, London
1:30pm (Local Time)

Match 9 – July 6
Australia v South Africa
Old Trafford, Manchester
1:30pm (Local Time)

Semi Finals – July 9 and 11

World Cup Final – July 14

Photo: Cricket Australia

Upgraded Gabba Set For 2021 Ashes Test

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MELBOURNE, 1 June: A $35 million upgrade for the Brisbane Cricket Ground has been backed by confirmation that the First Test of the 2021 Ashes series will be held at the Gabba.

Cricket Australia and Queensland Cricket today welcomed the Queensland Government’s announcement that this month’s State Budget would include funding to upgrade public, corporate and media facilities in the stadium.

Included in the upgrade will be improvements to enhance the experiences of fans attending cricket matches at the venue, with these set to be implemented in time for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia 2020.

Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts confirmed the first Test of the 2021 Ashes series would be held at the upgraded Gabba.

“Nothing excites Australian cricket fans like an Ashes series on home soil and the upgrades to the Gabba will ensure that in hosting the first test of the Ashes series in 2021-22, fans in Queensland will get the first opportunity to enjoy world-class cricket while experiencing the upgraded facilities,’’ he said.

“We thank the Queensland Government, led by Premier Palaszczuk and Minister de Brenni, for its support and ongoing collaboration to deliver these important improvements ensuring that Cricket continues to unite and inspire Queensland communities,’’ he said.

Queensland Cricket Chief Executive Officer Max Walters welcomed today’s announcement.

“The Gabba receiving stage one upgrades is fantastic news for Queensland Cricket and all cricket fans across the State,” he said.

“Our recent discussions with the State Government on the future of the ground have been extremely positive, and we thank Minister de Brenni for sharing in our vision of ensuring the Gabba remains one of Australia’s premier stadiums.

Walters said confirmation the Gabba would host the first Test of the 2021 Ashes series delivered certainty for fans and would heighten cricket’s appeal as well as deliver an economic boost.

“Australian Cricket has worked closely with the Queensland Government to advance the redevelopment of the Gabba, which will not only foster cricket’s growth in Queensland but also deliver a range of economic benefits to the state,’’ he said.

“There is intrinsic value in the first Test of the season and studies have shown that past Ashes encounters have injected significant uplift to the local economy to the tune of $36 million,’’ he said.

The post-event study completed by consultancy firm IER Pty Ltd has found the 2017-18 Ashes Summer of Cricket generated $36.5m in spending to Queensland’s economy, $34.3m of which was achieved from November’s opening Ashes Test of the series at the Gabba.

130,665 fans witnessed Australia record a resounding victory over England at the Gabba across four days of the Test, the first three of which were sold out, while 29,683 fans watched the two countries play a One-Day International in January.
The study showed that the 2017-18 Ashes Summer of Cricket brought in 22,727 visitors to Queensland, accounting for a total of 82,010 visitor nights, 29,928 of which were from overseas guests.

The Gabba will host the opening Domain Test of this summer against Pakistan from 21 November, with points in the forthcoming ICC Test Championship up for grabs for the first time on Australian soil.

Australia’s record at the Gabba currently sits at 30 Tests unbeaten since 1988, the longest active streak in world cricket.

Source: Cricket Australia.

Usman Khawaja century seals Australia’s series victory over India in Delhi

Australia-vs-India

By SAT Sports Desk

DELHI, 14 March: It’s the first time an Australian side has come from 2-0 down in an ODI series and won, it also sealed Australia’s first ODI series win in India in a decade.

Usman Khawaja’s (100) second century of the series helped secure Australia victory, it also earned him player of the series after he amassed 383 runs from his five innings.

Khawaja’s ton, a half century to Peter Handscmb (52) and a late blast from Jhye Richardson (29) helped Australia set India 273 for victory.

An all round contribution from Australia’s bowling attack saw India dismissed for 237. Adam Zampa was the pick of the bowlers, finishing with figures of 3/46. Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, and Marcus Stoinis claimed two wickets each.

The ODI series win caps off a successful Qantas Tour of India, with Australia also securing the T20I series over India 2-0.