SYDNEY: Australia skipper Steve Smith on Friday rubbished claims he favours his "mates" as selection looms for the highly anticipated Ashes Test series with England. Smith is not part of Australia's three-man selection panel, but he has been assailed by former players who believe he gets too much say in Australia's lineups. The captain hit back strongly at a media conference in Sydney, calling suggestions of favouritism "absolute garbage". "I'm not a selector, but I certainly speak to the selectors a lot and express…
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MELBOURNE: Beaten India were distracted by their gripes over the state of practice wickets and food as they reached their breaking point on their Australian tour, local media said Sunday.
ABU DHABI: Pakistan tightened their grip on the second Test and the series after the third day's play against Australia, stretching their overall lead to 370 at stumps in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.