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Mar 4, 2014

Johnson, Steyn underline need for speed, says Lee

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Mitchell Johnson and Dale Steyn have once again underlined the need for speed in test cricket with their recent exploits, former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee said on Tuesday.

Johnson, recalled after more than a year in the test wilderness, took 37 England wickets in Australia’s recent 5-0 Ashes whitewash, instilling fear in the minds of the batsmen with his raw pace and steep bounce.

Mar 4, 2014

Cricket-Johnson, Steyn underline need for speed, says Lee

MUMBAI, March 4 (Reuters) – Mitchell Johnson and Dale Steyn have once again underlined the need for speed in test cricket with their recent exploits, former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee said on Tuesday.

Johnson, recalled after more than a year in the test wilderness, took 37 England wickets in Australia’s recent 5-0 Ashes whitewash, instilling fear in the minds of the batsmen with his raw pace and steep bounce.

Mar 2, 2014

Confident Afghans see no surprise in taming Tigers

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Afghanistan have high expectations of achieving success on the cricket pitch and despite being relatively new to the sport, their breakthrough 50-over victory against a test-playing nation was met with only muted celebrations among the players.

Cricket gained prominence in Afghanistan after the refugees who had fled while the country was ravaged by the Soviet war started returning home in the 1990s.

Mar 2, 2014

Cricket-Confident Afghans see no surprise in taming Tigers

MUMBAI, March 2 (Reuters) – Afghanistan have high expectations of achieving success on the cricket pitch and despite being relatively new to the sport, their breakthrough 50-over victory against a test-playing nation was met with only muted celebrations among the players.

Cricket gained prominence in Afghanistan after the refugees who had fled while the country was ravaged by the Soviet war started returning home in the 1990s.

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Dour England even duller without Pietersen swagger

By Sudipto Ganguly

(Reuters) – Not really teeming with exciting strokemakers, England, from a fan’s perspective, may have just become a lot less watchable after the unceremonious sacking of Kevin Pietersen.

The international career of Pietersen, without doubt the most talented and flamboyant England batsman of his generation, ended after the 33-year-old was kept out of the team’s rebuilding process following their recent Ashes whitewash.