Wisden Cricketers of the Year http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27686/all en Cricket-Woakes replaces Bresnan in England squad for New Zealand http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/cricket-woakes-replaces-bresnan-england-squad-new-zealand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Young fast bowler Chris Woakes was the one new face as England named their squad on Thursday for the test series in New Zealand, the 23-year-old replacing injured Tim Bresnan.</p> <p>Bresnan's elbow problem means he will be rested, handing Warwickshire's Woakes a chance to stake his claim for the Ashes series against Australia later this year.</p> <p>The other 14 players were all part of the England squad which won the recent away test series in India.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/cricket-woakes-replaces-bresnan-england-squad-new-zealand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in England Wisden Cricketers of the Year Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 13:00:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738779 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-Gooch steps down as England limited overs batting coach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/cricket-gooch-steps-down-england-limited-overs-batting-coach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Graham Gooch has stepped down as batting coach for England's one-day and Twenty20 teams and will focus exclusively on the test side, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement on Sunday.</p> <p>Graham Thorpe, like Gooch one of England's most successful batsman of the past 25 years, takes over as batting coach for the limited overs matches for the tour of New Zealand starting next month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/cricket-gooch-steps-down-england-limited-overs-batting-coach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Graham Gooch Wisden Cricketers of the Year Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 11:30:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740062 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-Australia board play straight bat to Warne twitter rant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/cricket-australia-board-play-straight-bat-warne-twitter-rant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 29 (Reuters) - Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland has defended the organisation following a scathing attack aimed at them by spin great Shane Warne, who panned the board in a series of Twitter rants.</p> <p>Sutherland added that he was prepared to meet with Warne and discuss the 43-year-old's criticism of CA's player rotation policy and his claim that "rubbish" decisions were turning Australian cricket into a "big joke".</p> <p>After venting his initial anger on Monday, Warne reiterated his views a day later.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/cricket-australia-board-play-straight-bat-warne-twitter-rant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Shane Warne Shane Warne Technology Wisden Cricketers of the Year Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:30:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740953 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-Lillee joins Australia high-performance team http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/cricket-lillee-joins-australia-high-performance-team <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 30 (Reuters) - Cricket Australia have appointed fast bowling great Dennis Lillee as an advisor, days after spinner Shane Warne panned the board and said cricket people needed to be running the team rather than 'muppets'.</p> <p>Lillee would provide coaching services, guidance and mentoring to Australia's emerging fast bowlers as well as the national team, Cricket Australia (CA) said on their website (<a href="http://www.cricket.com.au" title="www.cricket.com.au">www.cricket.com.au</a>) on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/cricket-lillee-joins-australia-high-performance-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Dennis Lillee Technology Wisden Cricketers of the Year Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:30:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741427 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Di Venuto appointed new Australia batting coach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/cricket-di-venuto-appointed-new-australia-batting-coach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former one-day international opener Michael Di Venuto was Friday appointed Australia's new batting coach ahead of their tour to India, replacing Stuart Law.</p> <p>The 39-year-old will quit as assistant coach for the Tasmanian Tigers and Hobart Hurricanes to take up his new role, Cricket Australia said.</p> <p>Australian coach Mickey Arthur said Di Venuto brought a wealth of knowledge with him, along with sound coaching credentials.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/cricket-di-venuto-appointed-new-australia-batting-coach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Michael Di Venuto Michael Di Venuto Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 02:45:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742475 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-Di Venuto picked to coach Australia's batsmen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/cricket-di-venuto-picked-coach-australias-batsmen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SYDNEY, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Former one day international Michael Di Venuto has been appointed Australia batting coach ahead of one of the most testing years of cricket the country has faced.</p> <p>Di Venuto, and explosive batsman who played nine one-dayers for his country in 1997, is the permanent replacement for former test opener Justin Langer, who left the job to coach Western Australia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/cricket-di-venuto-picked-coach-australias-batsmen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Entertainment Michael Di Venuto Wisden Cricketers of the Year Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:15:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742532 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Australia rout West Indies by nine wickets http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/cricket-australia-rout-west-indies-nine-wickets-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia's Mitchell Starc claimed five wickets as the West Indies were bundled out for just 70 on their way to an embarrassing defeat in the first one-day international in Perth on Friday.</p> <p>Australia made light of the feeble score -- the West Indies' third-lowest ODI total -- romping to victory in just 9.2 overs for the loss of one wicket.</p> <p>Left-armer Starc took five wickets for 20 runs in a devastating spell as the tourists imploded after winning the toss and electing to bat in the first game of the five-match series.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/cricket-australia-rout-west-indies-nine-wickets-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Darren Sammy Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 08:30:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742657 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-South Africans celebrate Smith's landmark day http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/cricket-south-africans-celebrate-smiths-landmark-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Nick Said</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Birthday boy Graeme Smith did not contribute much with the bat against Pakistan but it was still his day at the Wanderers on Friday as he captained his 100th test and basked in the adulation of the crowd.</p> <p>The 9000-strong crowd sang happy birthday to Smith as he celebrated turning 32 and received a cake in the shape of '100' on the field at tea time, flanked by sponsor representatives and sports minister Fikile Mbalula. His parents watched on from the stands.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/cricket-south-africans-celebrate-smiths-landmark-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Graeme Smith Human Interest Labor Technology Wisden Cricketers of the Year Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:46:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743179 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-England are ready for Ashes, Gillespie warns Australia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130202/cricket-england-are-ready-ashes-gillespie-warns-australia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SYDNEY, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Former test pace bowler Jason Gillespie has warned his compatriots that England will be ready for back-to-back Ashes series this year and for Australia to wrest back the famous urn will be a daunting task.</p> <p>Gillespie, who took 259 wickets in 71 tests between 1996 and 2005, is well-placed to comment on the strength of the English game given he is currently coach of the Yorkshire county side.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130202/cricket-england-are-ready-ashes-gillespie-warns-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia national cricket team Cricket Wisden Cricketers of the Year Thomson Reuters Sat, 02 Feb 2013 05:45:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743832 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Australia's Watson back for West Indies ODIs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/cricket-australias-watson-back-west-indies-odis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>All-rounder Shane Watson was Monday named in Australia's squad for this week's two one-day internationals against the West Indies following his recovery from a calf injury.</p> <p>Watson will replace Usman Khawaja as Australia seek to wrap up the five-game series in Wednesday's third ODI in Canberra after winning the opening two matches in Perth over the weekend.</p> <p>"Shane Watson comes back into the squad for the series against West Indies as an opening batsman," chairman of selectors John Inverarity said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/cricket-australias-watson-back-west-indies-odis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Forms of cricket Shane Watson Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 00:31:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744900 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Warne slams Australia rotation policy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/cricket-warne-slams-australia-rotation-policy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Test great Shane Warne on Monday criticised Australia's contentious use of the player rotation policy and called for changes to the one-day and Twenty20 formats.</p> <p>Warne, 43, added his voice to other prominent ex-players and the media against the selection policy of rotating players, particularly fast bowlers, to guard against them breaking down from too much cricket.</p> <p>"When we were number one there weren't mission statements flying around, but we got the selection process right and the best 11 were selected for every game," Warne said on his website <a href="http://www.shanewarne.com" title="www.shanewarne.com">www.shanewarne.com</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/cricket-warne-slams-australia-rotation-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Shane Warne Sports Technology Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 03:45:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744969 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Australia defend rotation after Warne attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/cricket-australia-defend-rotation-after-warne-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australian cricket chiefs on Monday backed chief selector John Inverarity after stinging criticism from Test great Shane Warne and other ex-players over the controversial rotation policy.</p> <p>Warne used his website to speak out against resting players -- particularly fast bowlers -- to guard them from breaking down as a result of the relentless demands of international cricket.</p> <p>But Cricket Australia (CA) chairman Wally Edwards insisted Australia were on the right track after meeting under-fire Inverarity and general manager of team performance Pat Howard.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/cricket-australia-defend-rotation-after-warne-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia Cricket Sports Technology Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 09:46:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745142 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Clarke wins fourth Allan Border Medal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/cricket-clarke-wins-fourth-allan-border-medal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australian captain Michael Clarke won his fourth Allan Border Medal as the nation's cricketer of the year at a gala ceremony in Melbourne on Monday.</p> <p>Clarke, 31, and his predecessor as captain Ricky Ponting, are the only players to win the medal, considered Australian cricket's most prestigious individual prize, four times.</p> <p>The Test and one-day skipper won for the second straight year with 198 votes, ahead of joint runners-up Mike Hussey and two-time winner Shane Watson, who each polled 165 votes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/cricket-clarke-wins-fourth-allan-border-medal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Allan Border Medal Cricket Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:18:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745269 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Strauss awarded honorary life membership of MCC http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/cricket-strauss-awarded-honorary-life-membership-mcc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former England captain Andrew Strauss was on Monday awarded honorary life membership of the MCC, the prestigious English institution responsible for safeguarding the game's rules.</p> <p>Strauss, 35, guided England to consecutive Ashes victories over Australia in 2009 and 2011 before announcing his retirement from all forms of cricket in August last year.</p> <p>He is the 27th former England skipper to become an honorary life member of the MCC and joins a select group of current and former players, umpires, administrators and journalists.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/cricket-strauss-awarded-honorary-life-membership-mcc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andrew Strauss Cricket Sports Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:46:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745291 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: England win New Zealand tour warm-up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/cricket-england-win-new-zealand-tour-warm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>England defeated a New Zealand XI by 46 runs in a Twenty20 warm-up game on Tuesday, with Stuart Broad claiming a hat-trick for the tourists.</p> <p>England made 186 for three then dismissed the home side for 140 in 19.5 overs, with Broad finishing with figures of three for 22.</p> <p>ns/mp/ac</p> Cricket Sports Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 05:01:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745997 at http://www.globalpost.com