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FACTBOX-Cricket-Australia v India - second test

Following is a factbox on the second test of the four-match series between Australia and India: WHERE? Perth Stadium - Capacity: 60,000 WHEN? Dec. 14-18. Play starts at 1020 local time (0220 GMT) AUSTRALIA (World ranking: fifth) Squad - Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine (captain), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Chris Tremain, Peter

Cricket-India quicks getting the thoroughbred treatment

India are treating their pace bowlers like prize-winning thoroughbreds after the series-opening win over Australia in Adelaide while cautioning them against straining too hard at the reins when the second match gets underway in Perth.

Cricket-Australia need more Lyon-hearted performances

In a once-dominant team humbled by a cheating scandal and still racked with doubts about its identity, spinner Nathan Lyon has been a reassuring throwback to an age of hard-bitten Australian cricketers who talked the talk and walked the walk.

Windies in Bangladesh 2018 Scoreboard

Dec 11 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at close of play of 2nd odi between Bangladesh and Windies on Tuesday at Mirpur, Bangladesh Windies win by 4 wickets Bangladesh 1st innings Tamim Iqbal c Kemar Roach b Devendra Bishoo 50 Liton Das c Shimron Hetmyer b Keemo Paul 8 Imrul Kayes c Shai Hope b Oshane Thomas 0 Mushfiqur Rahim c Shai Hope b Oshane Thomas 62 Shakib Al Hasan b Kemar Roach 65 Mahmudullah c Shimron

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India lose Rohit, Ashwin to injury for second test

India lose Rohit, Ashwin to injury for second test

PERTH (Reuters) - Indian batsman Rohit Sharma and spinner Ravichandran Ashwin have been ruled out of the second test against Australia by injury, the India cricket board (BCCI) said on Thursday.

Southee hails green grass of home but remains cautious

Southee hails green grass of home but remains cautious

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A green Basin Reserve wicket was welcomed by New Zealand's Tim Southee after his recent exertions against Pakistan on dry, low and slow pitches in the United Arab Emirates, but the paceman was quick to point out that looks can often be deceiving.

India triumph in Australia would seal supremacy - Butcher

India triumph in Australia would seal supremacy - Butcher

MUMBAI (Reuters) - A test series victory over Australia would remove any doubt about India's status as the best side in the world but it is unlikely to be a cakewalk, according to former England opener Mark Butcher.

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