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Sunday 18 June 17 @ The Oval
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WIN vs AUS Finals: Australia crush Windies in final by 127 runs

India Cricket Live The Aussies won the toss on a pitch that misbehaved at times and hit 240-6 batting first. The they bowled out West Indies for just 113 and send a chilling warning to their rivals ahead of the Champions Trophy next month. The West Indies innings was a hopeless affair, best summed up by Runako Morton's 32-ball duck. Brett Lee took 4 for 24 while his partner Glenn McGrath bowled six overs for just six runs, two of which were extras. West Indies lost six wickets with just 56 runs on board. Ramnaresh Sarwan (36), Dwayne Smith (30) and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (12) were the only batsmen to reach the double figures with extras contributing 19. Chris Gayle, Wavell Hinds, Runako Morton and Ian Bradshaw were back in the pavilion without opening their account. Earlier, Australia opted to bat and scored 240 for six in 50 overs, helped by 52 each from Damien Martyn and Andrew Symonds. Mike Hussey made an unbeaten 30 and Simon Katich scored 25.
Tri series Final, Kuala Lumpur: Australia 240-6 beat West Indies 113 by 127 runs

AUS vs WIN; FINALS: Australia win toss and bat first

Australia captain Ricky Ponting won the toss and elected to bat first against the West Indies in the DLF Cup final at Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur. Australia left out opener Matthew Hayden, seamer Stuart Clark and spinner Brad Hogg and brought in Shane Watson, Nathan Bracken and Michael Clarke. West Indies are missing their leading fast bowler Corey Collymore, who has aggravated an existing thigh injury.
Team Australia: S M Katich, S R Watson, R T Ponting, M J Clarke, M E K Hussey, A Symonds, D R Martyn, B J Haddin, B Lee, N W Bracken, G D McGrath
Team West Indies: C H Gayle, S Chanderpaul, R R Sarwan, B C Lara, D J Bravo, D R Smith, W W Hinds, R S Morton, C S Baugh, I D R Bradshaw, J E Taylor

IND vs AUS Match 2: Lee puts Aussies into final

Fast bowler Brett Lee proved too hot for India as Australia reached the final of the tri-series in Kuala Lumpur with an 18-run victory. Lee took 5-38 as India were bowled out for 195 after being set a victory target of 214.
Dinesh Mongia made a battling 63 not out but ran out of partners when Lee bowled Munaf Patel in the 44th over.
Tri series, Kuala Lumpur: Australia 213 (48.1 overs) beat India 195 (43.5 overs) by 18 runs

Australia and India want final birth

Australia and India face-off in a crunch DLF Cup one-day match today, conscious that whoever loses will take the failure into the Champions Trophy next month.
Aside from the psychological boost a win would give, plenty more is at stake for world No.1 Australia. The last time they missed the final of a triangular tournament was the VB Series in 2001-02, which led to Steve Waugh being replaced as one-day captain by Ricky Ponting. The Aussies currently lie second in the DLF Cup table with seven points, one in front of India, a ledger that means a tie or wash-out in Friday's "semi-final" would be enough for them to make the final against the West Indies on Sunday. Australia will field a strong line up after experimenting in this tournament.
Glenn McGrath will spearhead a dangerous bowling attack with Brett Lee, while Matthew Hayden and Simon Katich should open the innings. With Ponting, Damien Martyn, Michael Hussey and Andrew Symonds in the side India's bowlers will have their work cut out. But if Indian captain Rahul Dravid has been encouraged by anything in Malaysia it has been his bowling attack, with Munaf Patel, Ajit Agarkar and spinner Harbhajan Singh coming into their own. Their batting has been less of a hit, with Sachin Tendulkar the only player to show consistent form. Australia Team: R Ponting, M Hayden, S Katich, D Martyn, A Symonds, M Hussey, B Haddin, B Hogg, B Lee, S Clark, G McGrath.
India Team (from): R Dravid, S Tendulkar, V Sehwag, Y Singh, S Raina, M Dhoni, A Agarkar, H Singh, M Patel, S Sreesanth, RP Singh, M Kaif, D Mongia, I Pathan, R Powar.

WIN vs IND Match 2: India wins by 16 runs after being skittled out for 162

All-rounder Dwayne Smith took 4-31 as the West Indies shot out India for only 162 in the Kuala Lumpur tri-series.
He claimed 4-31 from his 10 overs including captain Rahul Dravid (0), Virender Sehwag (one) and Yuvraj Singh (0). Tendulkar was the mainstay of the Indian innings with 65 runs from 102 balls, before he was run out by Chris Gayle.
West Indies made steady progress at the start of their innings, but soon were all out for 146 in 41 overs. Lara remained not out at 40. Harbhajan Singh was awarded the Man-of-the-Match award for his crucial 37 and 3 for 35. India must win on Friday, while Australia can get through with a tie or a wash-out.
Tri series, Kuala Lumpur: India 162 All out in 39.3 overs beat West Indies 146 All out in 41.0 by 16 runs

Windies upbeat for India re-match today

India will find themselves up against a rejuvenated West Indies side as they seek their first win of the tri-series tournament in Malaysia on Wednesday. And having already qualified for next Sunday's final has given them a major lift ahead of the Champions Trophy in India, where they will have to pre-qualify despite being the defending champions.
Chappell, meanwhile, said he was disappointed about the fact that Indians could not play a full game so far in the series which was important to fathom the level of their preparations. Australia won the opening match over West Indies last Tuesday by 77 runs; West Indies beat India last Thursday by 29 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis Method; and the third match between Australia and India ended in a no-result because of rain.

WIN vs AUS Match 2: Windies through to ODI Tri Nation Series finals

A fine assault by Brian Lara and Chris Gayle on Stuart Clark gave West Indies a three-wicket win over Australia in the tri-nations series in Malaysia.
Chasing 273 to win, West Indies approached the last 10 overs needing a further 32 with seven wickets in hand.
They then collapsed to 255-7 before Dwayne Bravo's driven six off Nathan Bracken eased the tension. Bravo hit the winning run with 16 balls left.
Tri series, Kuala Lumpur: West Indies 273-7 beat Australia 272-6 by three wickets

Aussies take on Windies today

World champions Australia will take on West Indies in the fourth one-dayer of the DLF Cup at Kuala Lumpur.
With Mitchell Johnson, the bowling hero against India, joining Mark Cosgrove and Phil Jaques on a flight home later today, more established faces will come into the fray against West Indies.
Keeping in mind the inclement weather conditions and the high possibility of rain in the evenings, the remaining matches, including Monday's, will start an hour early, at 1330 Malaysia time.

Australia (from): 1 Matthew Hayden, 2 Shane Watson, 3 Damien Martyn, 4 Michael Clarke, 5 Andrew Symonds, 6 Michael Hussey (Captain), 7 Brad Haddin (Wicket Keeper), 8 Brad Hogg, 9 Brett Lee, 10 Stuart Clark, 11 Glenn McGrath.
West Indies (from): 1 Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 2 Chris Gayle, 3 Ramnaresh Sarwan, 4 Brian Lara (Captain), 5 Dwayne Bravo, 6 Wavell Hinds, 7 Dwayne Smith, 8 Carlton Baugh, 9 Ian Bradshaw, 10 Jerome Taylor, 11 Corey Collymore.

IND vs AUS Match 1: Rain saves India

India slumped to 35-5 chasing a revised target of 170 off 29 overs before rain ended an intruiging match against Australia in a Kuala Lumpur.
AN extraordinary burst of four wickets in eight balls announced the talents of Australian quick Mitchell Johnson (4.0-0-11-4) to India and the world..
Shane Watson, who had never opened in 44 previous one-day internationals spread over four years, smashed a brutal 79 (74 balls) as Australia experimented with its next generation of stars in Malaysia.
In the end, Australia and India gained two points each after the no result.
Tri series, Kuala Lumpur: India 35-5 (8 overs) v Australia 244 - No result

Australia wary of Chappell factor

Former Australia captain Greg Chappell faces his countrymen for the first time on Saturday with India desperate for a win in the Kuala Lumpur tri-series.
Chappell's men lost their opening game to the West Indies on Duckworth/Lewis rules and now meet the world champions. India batsman Sachin Tendulkar marked his first full innings after six months out with a shoulder problem by hitting his 40th one-day international century on Thursday.
And Ponting, whose men won their opener against the Caribbean team, is wary of the impact the Mumbai maestro could have on the game. For Australia, paceman Glenn McGrath continues his comeback from an eight-month absence during which he cared for his ill wife. India Team : Rahul Dravid (Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Mohammad Kaif, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, M.S. Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Ajit Agarkar, Munaf Patel, R.P. Singh, Sreesanth, Ramesh Powar, Dinesh Mongia.
Australia Team: Ricky Ponting (Captain), Phil Jacques, Simon Katich, Damien Martyn, Michael Clarke, Andrew Symonds, Mike Hussey, Matthew Hayden, Brad Haddin (Wicket Keeper), Shane Watson, Brett Lee, Nathan Bracken, Glenn McGrath, Dan Cullen, Mitchell Johnson, Stuart Clark, Mark Cosgrove, Brad Hogg

IND vs WIN Match 1: West Indies win rain-hit match against India

India's Sachin Tendulkar celebrated his return to international cricket with an unbeaten 141, his 40th century, but the masterly knock went in vain as the West Indies were declared winner of the rain-marred limited-overs match on a higher scoring rate.
Chasing a massive 309 for 5 in 50 overs in the second match of the tri-series tournament, West Indies were 141 for 2 after 20 overs when a steady drizzle soaked the Kinrara Oval, forcing the match to be abandoned.
West Indies were deemed to have won by 29 runs as they needed only 112 for 2 after 20 overs to tie the match under the Duckworth-Lewis formula.
Tri series, Kuala Lumpur: West Indies 141-2 (20 overs) bt India 309-5 (50 overs) by 29 runs (D/L)

India seeks revenge against West Indies in tri-series tournament

India, boosted by the return of star batsman Sachin Tendulkar, will be hoping to avenge this summer's 4-1 series drubbing by the West Indies when it opens its limited-overs tri-series campaign Thursday against Brian Lara's team.
A downcast West Indies, meanwhile, is recovering from its shock, 78-run defeat at the hands of Australia in Tuesday night's opening match of the tournament.
The Indians have of late resorted to unconventional training methods to prepare for upcoming tournaments and the tri-series here will give Rahul Dravid and his men an opportunity to test themselves against two strong opponents. West Indies leads India 6-4 in the last 10 matches, but India would look to set the record straight on Thursday. India team : Rahul Dravid (Captain), Virender Shewag , Sachin Tendulkar , Mahendra Dhoni , Mohammad Kaif , Dinesh Mongia , Irfan Pathan , Ramesh Powar , Suresh Raina , Ajit Agarkar , Harbhajan Singh , Rudra Pratap Singh , S Sreesanth and Munaf Patel .
West Indies team : Brian Lara (Captain), Ramnaresh Ronnie Sarwan Christopher Henry Gayle , Shivnarine Chanderpaul , Wavell Wayne Hinds , Runako Morton, Marlon Samuels , Dwayne Bravo , Dwayne Smith , Carlton Baugh, Ian Bradshaw, Jerome Taylor, Fidel Edwards and Corey Collymore.

Australia beat West Indies in the opening match

Australian bowlers put on a sizzling display of attacking play to beat West Indies by 78 runs in the opening match of the Tri-Nations Series at the Kinrara Oval
Australia, who won the toss, elected to bat on a blistering hot day and that decision paid off handsomely as they chalked up 279 runs from the 50 limited overs match, with skipper Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke surpassing the half century marks.
Clarke was the leading Aussie scorer with 81 runs while Ponting complemented with 54 runs.
West Indies, who needed 280 runs, made a slow start but soon upped the pace through their middle order batsman. However, towards the tail-end, the West Indies batsmen collapsed, no thanks to the brilliance of Shane Watson's superb bowling.
The Series, played under floodlights for the first time in the history of cricket in Malaysia, was a show stopper among residents in and around Kinrara and Puchong.
Tri series, Kuala Lumpur: Australia 279-9 beat West Indies 201 by 78 runs

McGrath to play tri-series opener

Glenn McGrath will play his first international in more than seven months but mystery surrounds Australia's final lineup a day out from its DLF Cup tri-series opener against the West Indies.
Out of international action since April when they played minnows Bangladesh, Ricky Ponting's men are keen to get back to the business of winning ahead of the Champions Trophy, a tournament they are still to win.
The squad that the Aussies have brought here gives the impression that the emphasis would be on experimentation, and Ponting hinted as much by leaving out some big names like vice-captain Michael Hussey and speedster Brett Lee from the playing eleven.
The pitch also is a bit of concern although it does not bear any resemblance to the clay track that was dished out for the Commonwealth cricket competition in 1998.
The centre-square is rock hard with an even distribution of grass and curator Les Burdett said it was expected to behave as the pitch at the Adelaide Oval -- something that should please the Aussies who have won six out of the last 10 ODIs played between the two teams with one ending in no result. Australia Team : Ricky Ponting (Captain), Simon Katich, Mark Cosgrove, Phil Jaques, Michael Clarke, Shane Watson, Brad Haddin (Wicket Keeper), Mitchell Johnson, Dan Cullen, Nathan Bracken, Glenn McGrath.
West Indies Team : Brian Lara (Captain), Ramnaresh Sarwan, Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Wavell Hinds, Runako Morton, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Carlton Baugh (Wicket Keeper), Ian Bradshaw, Jerome Taylor, Fidel Edwards, Corey Collymore.

Yuvraj Singh to miss first match

Yuvraj Singh has been ruled out of the first one-dayer of the DLF Cup cricket tri-series due to illness.
"Yuvraj is sick, he may play later in the series," a member of the team's support staff after the morning practice session on Monday. The tri-series starts on Tuesday with Australia taking on West Indies at the Kinrara Oval.
India play their first match on Thursday against the West Indies.

West Indies beginning to gel as a team

West Indies vice-captain Ramnaresh Sarwan feels the West Indies are beginning to gel as a team and it is beginning to show in the results column, especially in one-day internationals.
Sarwan, part of the side getting ready for the DLF Cup Tri-Series starting this week, points to their handsome 4-1 victory over India in the Caribbean in May this year as demonstration at their improvement in limited overs cricket.
"We will be the first toadmit that we have been inconsistent over the past few years, but we're starting to play some good cricket now in the One Day form of the game and we need to build on the series victory we had over India in the Caribbean earlier this year," Sarwan said after the team's draining practice in Kuala Lumpur at the Kinrara Academy Oval.
The West Indies play Australia and India in the Tri Series DLF Cup starting Tuesday with their tournament opening game against Australia.

Monsoons threaten tri-series

Australia coach John Buchanan says he's impressed by the rapidly-constructed Kinrara Oval, but is keeping a quizzical eye on the Malaysian skies that threaten the upcoming tri-series with seasonal monsoons.
The 18-man Australia squad arrived to a warm welcome here overnight after an advance party, including Buchanan and assistant coach Dene Hills, had made its first inspection of facilities for a triangular tournament that also involves India and West Indies. Ahead of the Australians' opener against the Windies on Tuesday, swarms of workers continue to add finishing touches to Kinrara, a ground that a month ago was very much a humble suburban playing field south of the CBD.
Thanks to the hasty organisation of this week's DLF Cup as a means of preparing for the ICC Champions Trophy, it now possesses light towers, dressing rooms, a press box, television facilities and room for 4500 spectators.
All these installations, however, will be left without the cricket they were built for if there is much intervention from the substantial rains that hover around KL at this time of year.

Sachin Tendulkar fully fit

Greg Chappell has confirmed Sachin Tendulkar is "fully fit and in good spirits" ahead of the upcoming Tri-Series in Malaysia.
This comes after a practice match between two teams led by Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh at Chennai. Playing for the Sehwag XI, Tendulkar scored a fluent 101 off 83 balls, including 12 fours and three sixes. He also shared an opening partnership of 164 with Rahul Dravid, who he is expected to open with in Malaysia.
Despite Dravid and Tendulkar's good performances, India's fast bowlers struggled on a flat wicket. Dravid didn't seem to concerned by this however:"The conditions were pretty flat. It wasn't easy for them. But there were lessons to be learnt for the bowlers."
Dravid also confirmed that Yuvraj Singh would join the team in Malaysia, despite the fact he is currently suffering from a virus.

Rahul Dravid hints at change in batting order

India will utilise next week's tri-series in Kuala Lumpur to work out various batting combinations depending on the wickets and conditions available for the matches, captain Rahul Dravid said on Saturday.
"The idea is to work on our strategies and maximise the 50 overs," Dravid said prior to the team's departure for the Malaysian capital.
"It all depend on the conditions and situation. If the need arises, we consider all options available to us. The important aspect is that we play well and are focussed on achieving it and then the results will take care of other things," he said .
Dravid also said that conditions on the match day would determine the opening combination for the tri-series which has world champions Australia and Champions Trophy winners West Indies as the two other teams.
Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar had opened during the washed out tri-series in Sri Lanka last month and the skipper said the pairing could continue in Malaysia.

BCCI shortlisted Sixteen players for rolling camp

BCCI has shortlisted 16 players for a "rolling camp" ahead of the tri-series in Malaysia for which the national selectors will choose the squad in Mumbai on September 3.
The list includes all 15 members of the squad that visited Sri Lanka for an aborted tri-series recently plus Punjab pace bowler V R V Singh, board sources said.
The camp is to be held in batches of 5-5-6 in Bangalore from August 30 to September 6. Rolling camp schedule:
Aug 30 and 31: Ajit Agarkar, Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, Ramesh Powar and Mohd Kaif.
Sep 2-4: Munaf Patel, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rudra Pratap Singh, Suresh Raina and Shantakumaran Sreesanth.
Sep 5 and 6: Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Dinesh Mongia and V R V Singh.

Indian team for tri-series to undergo camp at Bangalore

The Indian cricket team for the tri-series in Malaysia will undergo a conditioning camp in Bangalore starting on August 30, followed by two practice matches in Chennai before departing for Kuala Lumpur.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Niranjan Shah, however, said that this training camp would be different as the 15 member team would be trained in batches of five players each under the supervision of coach Greg Chappell, physio John Gloster, trainer Greg King and bio-mechanist Ian Frazer. The team will depart for Kuala Lumpur on September 10 for the tri-series, which also features west indies and australia.

India to play practice matches in Chennai

The Indian squad for next month's triangular series in Malaysia will play two warm-up matches in Chennai ahead of its departure for Kuala Lumpur.
It has been decided that the team would play the ties on September 8 and 9 before leaving for Kuala Lumpur, Cricket Board secretary Niranjan Shah said. However, it has not yet been decided when the team members would assemble before the two practice matches, Shah added. The squad, numbering 14 or 15, is to be chosen in Mumbai on September 3 along with the 14-strong team for the ICC Champions Trophy.

Adam Gilchrist rested for Malaysia tri-series

Vice-captain Adam Gilchrist has been rested and veteran paceman Glenn McGrath recalled to the Australia squad for next month's limited-overs tri-series against India and the West Indies in Malaysia.
Mike Hussey was named as Ricky Ponting's deputy for the series and Brad Hadden was confirmed as wicketkeeper in Gilchrist's absence.
Hayden has not played for Australias One-Day International side since July last year while McGrath has not suited up since taking a break in January to care for his wife Jane who was diagnosed with cancer. Australia Team: Ricky Ponting (Captain), Mike Hussey, Nathan Bracken, Andrew Symonds, Mark Cosgrove, Daniel Cullen, Stuart Clark, Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin, Matthew Hayden, Brad Hogg, Phil Jaques, Mitchell Johnson, Simon Katich, Brett Lee, Damien Martyn, Glenn McGrath, Shane Watson.

Australia confirms Singapore tri-series with India, Windies

The Australian cricket board Wednesday confirmed its team will play against India and the West Indies in a September tri-nation series in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, scrapping the proposed Singapore leg.
This tournament, in which West Indies is the third team, will serve as a warm-up to the Champions Trophy to be held in India in October-November, Cricket Australia (CA) said. 'The series, to be played between Sep 12-24, is designed to allow the three countries to play competitive one-day matches before the International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy,' it said in a statement. Initially, the first leg of the seven-match triangular was proposed to be played in Singapore before the last four matches, including the final, would be held in Kuala Lumpur. But all matches will now be played at the Kinrara Oval in Kuala Lumpur, including the final Sep 24. The teams will play each other twice before a final between the top two teams.

West Indies could be replaced in tri-series

The Indian Cricket Board has confirmed that New Zealand and Sri Lanka are on standby to replace the West Indies if the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) fails to confirm the regional team's participation in the tri-series in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur next month.
The WICB announced Monday night that it made a commitment to participate in the series, which also includes Australia, stating that it was meeting with players' representatives to get thing fully sorted out. According to reports, the two parties met on Monday and were expected to come to some agreement before the end of the week. "We have been invited by BCCI to make ourselves available for a triangular series in September involving India, Australia and West Indies," a release from the WICB said. "We are seeking to discuss this proposed series with the players and a team headed by Mr Deryck Murray will be meeting with the players' representative. No final decision has been made on the participation of the Board in this series." The release added that: "It must be emphasised that this is the culmination of efforts going back to June 2006 when the BCCI and WICB signed an agreement to co-operate with each other in the development of cricket in North America. "At that time, we were hoping to play ODI's in the US and Canada subject to the availability of approved venues. It is only when those efforts on the part of North America failed in the last two weeks that BCCI has been making subsequent efforts to arrange a series in the Far East.

West Indies Cricket Board denies it committed to tri-series

The West Indies Cricket Board have denied media reports they have accepted an invitation from the Indian Board to participate in a triangular series involving India and Australia in Singapore and Malaysia this September.
In a release yesterday, the WICB said they had received the proposal for the tournament on July 29 and were currently in discussions with the Board of Control for Cricket in India over the terms of the offer. Further, the WICB said they were in the process of putting the proposal to the players. "We have been invited by BCCI to make ourselves available for a triangular series in September involving India, Australia and West Indies," the WICB release said. "We are seeking to discuss this proposed series with the players and a team headed by Mr. Deryck Murray will be meeting with the players representative. No final decision has been made on the participation of the Board in this series."
The WICB also stressed that the current proposal had come out of the bilateral agreement signed between India and the West Indies, with a move of increasing cooperation between the two entities. "It must be emphasised that this is the culmination of efforts going back to June 2006 when the BCCI and WICB signed an agreement to co-operate with each other in the development of cricket in North America," the release continued. "At that time, we were hoping to play ODI's in the U.S. and Canada subject to the availability of approved venues. It is only when those efforts on the part of North America failed in the last two weeks that BCCI has been making subsequent efforts to arrange a series in the Far East." It is only when those efforts on the part of North America failed in the last two weeks that BCCI has been making subsequent efforts to arrange a series in the Far East."

Kinrara Oval to host proposed tri-series

All four proposed limited tri-series cricket matches involving world champions Australia, India and West Indies will be played at the Kinrara Oval in Puchong, dubbed the home of Malaysian cricket.
The Malaysian Cricket Association (MCA) confirmed that they are in negotiations to host a limited-overs tri-series in mid September along with Singapore. World champions Australia are expected to clash with India and the West Indies in the prelude event to the Champions Trophy tournament to be held in India sometime in October-November. Each team will play the other twice in the league where the top two will advance to the final with Singapore expected to host three matches while the remaining four will be played in Kuala Lumpur. MCA vice president Mahinda Vallipuram yesterday confirmed that talks are ongoing for the tri-series to be held here.
According to an AFP report on Monday, the ground arrangements for the series will be organised by Cricket Australia (CA) while the Indian Cricket Board will handle the marketing and sale of television rights. CAs chief executive James Sutherland said in Sydney he was grateful for the support of the Malaysian Cricket Association and the Singapore Cricket Association. Kuala Lumpur has the facilities to cope with one-day internationals after successfully hosting the sport in the 1998 Commonwealth Games as well as the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Trophy in 2004 and will again play hosts to the same tournament beginning Aug 14. Singapore previously hosted three tri-series, the first in 1996 between India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Padang and two in 1999 and 2000 at the new Kallang ground. The tournament will be Australias first international series since it toured Bangladesh last April. It would be the first step in what will be a huge season for the Aussies that includes the Champions Trophy, the home Ashes series against England and finally their defence of the Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean in March next year.

Australia to take on India and Windies in Kuala Lumpur

World champions Australia will clash with India and the West Indies in a limited-overs tri-series in Singapore and Malaysia in September, the Indian Cricket Board said yesterday.
The exact dates for the tri-series, a prelude to the Champions Trophy tournament in India in October-November, will be announced later. Each team will play the other twice in the league with the top two advancing to the final, Indian Cricket Board secretary Niranjan Shah said in a statement. Three of the seven matches will be played in Singapore and the remaining four in Kuala Lumpur. Singapore has previously hosted three tri-series, the first one in 1996 between India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Padang and two in 1999 and 2000 at the new Kallang ground. Kuala Lumpur hosted one-day internationals when cricket was played at the Commonwealth Games in 2002. The ground arrangements for the latest series will be organised by Cricket Australia (CA) while the Indian Cricket Board will handle the marketing and sale of television rights, the statement added. CAs chief executive James Sutherland said in Sydney he was grateful for the support of the Malaysian Cricket Association and the Singapore Cricket Association.

India might play tri-series in Australia in September

With the proposed series against the West Indies in Canada being shelved, the Indian Cricket Board is toying with the idea of playing a tri-series ahead of the Champions Trophy in September. The BCCI has received a proposal from Cricket Australia who are said to be eager to host a tri-series involving West Indies as the third team. If the proposal comes off, the tri-series will be held in September as a build up to the Champions Trophy to be hosted by India in October-November, BCCI sources said today. Brisbane, Perth and Darwin are the three venues that have been shortlisted for the triangular tournament. BCCI has also received proposals from some other boards who are willing to fill in the gap left by Canada, which had expressed its inability to host India and West Indies citing the short time available for them to prepare the grounds.

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Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.