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Australian system needs overhaul: Buchanan
Sydney, Jan 1 (IANS) Former Australian coach John Buchanan believes the national side’s series loss to India and South Africa is a 'fantastic opportunity' to complete a long overdue overhaul of the system.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 9:11:05 PM

Australia's slide started with India series: Roebuck
Sydney, Jan 1 (IANS) Eminent cricket writer Peter Roebuck, who called for Ricky Ponting's sacking in the aftermath of Sydney controversy, traced Australia's downfall to that series against India from where he feels the world champions lost their stomach to fight.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 8:54:07 PM

Former Australian stars want selectors to go
Sydney, Jan 1(IANS) Inclusion of injured all-rounder Andrew Symonds in the Melbourne Test against South Africa has put the Australian selectors under fire with former stars calling for their ouster.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 8:40:48 PM

Smith to miss one-dayers against Australia
Sydney, Jan 1 (IANS) South Africa skipper Graeme Smith will not play in the one-day series against Australia because of a prolonged elbow injury, coach Mickey Arthur said.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 8:16:04 PM

Australia need to be patient to overcome downslide: Chappell
Sydney, Jan 1 (IANS) Former Australian captain Greg Chappell feels a patient approach is required as the national cricket team attempts to regain its aura of invincibility.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 8:14:57 PM

Monkeygate forced me to quit as ICC match referee: Procter
Sydeny, Jan 1 (IANS) Mike Procter, who had banned Harbhajan Singh for allegedly hurling racial abuse at Andrew Symonds, said he had no grudge over the incident though he quit the job of match referee after the controversy.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 7:43:52 PM

Australia lacking in tactical acumen: Warne
Sydney, Jan 1 (IANS) In a veiled attack on Ricky Ponting's captaincy, spin legend Shane Warne has said that Australian team lacked imagination and tactical thinking in the ongoing series against South Africa.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 7:43:31 PM

Symonds to miss start of ODI series
Sydney, Jan 1 (IANS) Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds is set to miss the start of the one-day series against South Africa and New Zealand after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 6:32:39 PM

We worked for this series three years: Smith
Sydney, Jan 1 (IANS) South African skipper Graeme Smith said planning for the Australia tour had started three years ago. For him the next step is to become the top Test playing nation by winning the third Test, starting here Saturday.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 5:22:31 PM

Hayden says he is focussed on Sydney Test
Sydney, Jan 1 (IANS) Struggling Australian Test opener Matthew Hayden admits being under pressure after his failings in Perth and Melbourne but said he is determined to fight back in the third and final Test against South Africa here beginning Saturday.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 5:11:52 PM

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