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Cricket: Vaughan feels 'conned' by Trott exit

Former England captain Michael Vaughan felt deceived by Jonathan Trott's revelation last weekend that he left England's Ashes tour of Australia suffering from "burn out", he revealed on Monday. When Trott quit what turned out to be a 5-0 Ashes thrashing by Australia after twice falling cheaply to fast bowler Mitchell Johnson in the first Test in Brisbane, England officials said he was suffering from a "stress-related illness". However, South Africa-born batsman Trott told Sky he'd been "burnt out" but was not depressed.

Cricket: Vaughan feels 'conned' by Trott exit

Former England captain Michael Vaughan felt deceived by Jonathan Trott's revelation last weekend that he left England's Ashes tour of Australia suffering from "burn out", he admitted on Monday. When Trott quit what turned out to be a 5-0 Ashes thrashing by Australia after twice falling cheaply to fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, England officials said he was suffering from a "stress-related illness". Although an imprecise term, this was taken to mean South Africa-born batsman Trott was suffering from problems beyond the usual cares of international cricket.

Cricket: Clarke suffered fractured shoulder in S. Africa barrage

Australian captain Michael Clarke is suffering from a fractured shoulder stemming from the barrage of bouncers he faced during the third Test against South Africa, it was revealed Monday. Cricket Australia said the injury has forced him out of the domestic Sheffield Shield final this weekend. "Michael Clarke was injured as a result of being struck on the left shoulder during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town," said Australian team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris.

Cricket: Sri Lanka's Sangakkara to quit T20 after world meet

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara will retire from Twenty20 internationals after the ongoing World T20 in Bangladesh, the veteran left-hander told a newspaper on Sunday. The 36-year-old said he wanted to make way for younger players in the national team, but made himself available to play the shortest format in franchise-based competitions. "Definitely, without a doubt, this is my last World T20," Sangakkara told the Colombo-based Sunday Island newspaper. "I won't be playing any T20 internationals after this.

Cricket: Starc spell sets up Australian win

Left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc led a strong Australian bowling performance and set up a comfortable six-wicket win against South Africa in the third and final Twenty20 international at SuperSport Park on Friday. South Africa struggled to 128 for seven after being sent in. Aaron Finch hit 39 and Shane Watson 35 as Australia cruised to victory with five overs to spare.

Cricket: Jordan steers England to victory on 'home' ground

England resisted a late West Indies surge and held on for a consolation five-run victory in the third and final Twenty20 international at Kensington Oval on Thursday. Despite surrendering the series to the home side 2-1, the match was a personal triumph for Chris Jordan. The Barbados-born all-rounder smashed Dwayne Bravo for four sixes off the final over of the England innings to lift his team to 165 for six after they had lost six wickets for 40 runs following an opening stand of 98 between Michael Lumb (63) and Alex Hales (38).

Cricket: Windies put brakes on runaway England

England started and finished strongly but the West Indies controlled the middle overs as the tourists reached 165 for six in the third and final Twenty 20 international on Thursday. Michael Lumb smashed a career-best 63 off just 40 balls and dominated an opening partnership of 98 with Alex Hales (38) by the 11th over with the English seemingly determined to avoid the embarrassment of a clean sweep at the hands of the defending world champions.

Cricket: England's Root out of World Twenty20

England batsman Joe Root will miss the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh and be replaced by Ian Bell, the International Cricket Council announced on Monday. Rising Yorkshire star Root, 23, broke his thumb batting against the West Indies in last week's one-day international in Antigua and England officials have decided he will not recover in time for the World Twenty20, which starts on Sunday. Bell, who replaced Root in the Caribbean, has now been granted approval by the ICC to be included in the England squad.

Cricket: Broad to sit out Windies T20 deciders

England Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad admitted Sunday that he will sit out the rest of the West Indies tour to rest a knee injury. After his side lost Sunday's opening game of a three-match T20 series by 27 runs, Broad said he wanted to be fully recovered in time for the World Twenty in Bangladesh later this month. "No panic with the knee, had it a long time," tweeted Broad. "The workload over the winter has got it to a point it needs treatment. 7 days should be fine."

Cricket: West Indies v England Twenty20 scoreboard

Scoreboard in the first Twenty20 international between West Indies and England at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday: West Indies D. Smith b Bopara 27 C. Gayle lbw b Tredwell 43 M. Samuels not out 69 L. Simmons c Lumb b Bopara 3 A. Russell not out 24 Extras (lb3, nb1) 4 Total (3 wickets, 20 overs) 170 Fall of wickets: 1-57 (Smith), 2-87 (Gayle), 3-112 (Simmons). Did not bat: Dwayne Bravo, D. Sammy, D. Ramdin, S. Narine, R. Rampaul, S. Badree.
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