Cricket-One Day International India v Australia line-ups

Sept 21 (Gracenote) - Line-ups for the second One Day International between India and Australia on Thursday in Kolkata, India India won toss and decided to bat India: Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (capt), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal Australia: David Warner, Kane Richardson, Hilton Cartwright, Steven Smith (capt), Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar, Marcus Sto

FEATURE-Sport-Australian women go pro on back of investment boom

MELBOURNE, Sept 21 Lisa De Vanna once had to wash her sports bras in the sinks of cheap hotels to save money but the footballer is now relishing the good times as a surge of investment transforms women's professional sport in Australia.

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Cricket-Botham '100 percent wrong' over Coughlin move, says Strauss

Sept 21 All-rounder Paul Coughlin did not move to Nottinghamshire because the county's director of cricket Mick Newell is also an England selector, England cricket boss Andrew Strauss said.

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Cricket-Pakistan paceman Irfan raring to return after ban

Sept 21 Mohammad Irfan expects to avoid a backlash from Pakistan fans after the paceman served a six-month ban for failing to disclose approaches made by bookmakers during a domestic Twenty20 tournament and is happy for the chance to resume his career.

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Cricket-South Africa to play four-day test against Zimbabwe

Sept 21 South Africa will play a four-day pink ball test against neighbours Zimbabwe in Port Elizabeth as the traditional Boxing Day fixture before India arrive for a tour in late December, Cricket South Africa has announced.

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Cricket-Angelo out as Sri Lanka add three new faces for Pakistan test

Sept 20 Sri Lanka all-rounder and former skipper Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the first test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi next week with a calf injury, but the uncapped Sadeera Samarawickrama, Roshen Silva and Lahiru Gamage are in the squad.

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Cricket-Botham bats for transfer reform as Coughlin leaves Durham

Sept 20 The England and Wales Cricket Board should introduce a transfer system that will reward counties for producing promising cricketers, former national team captain Ian Botham has said.

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Cricket-Pakistan batsman Latif handed five-year fixing ban

LAHORE, Sept 20 Batsman Khalid Latif has been handed a five-year ban for his role in a spot-fixing scandal during this year's Pakistan Super League (PSL), the country's cricket board said on Wednesday.

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Cricket-Sri Lanka grab automatic 2019 World Cup berth at Windies' expense

Sept 20 Sri Lanka have secured an automatic berth at the 2019 Cricket World Cup at the expense of West Indies after the two-times champions lost to England in the opener of their one-day series on Tuesday.

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Cricket-Napier turfed out as venue for NZ-England one-dayer

WELLINGTON, Sept 20 New Zealand has changed the venue of its second one-day international against England in February to Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui from Napier's McLean Park due to a delay in re-turfing the troubled venue.

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Dhoni: the legacy of a cricket champion

When Dhoni finally hangs up his boots for good in all forms of cricket, he'll be best remembered as a handsome and charismatic leader who inspired India to scale cricket's greatest heights.