SYDNEY: All-rounder Marcus Stoinis and fast bowlers Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson and Andrew Tye have been awarded central contracts with Cricket Australia for the first time as the team looks to focus on limited overs cricket over the next 12 months. Wicket-keeper Alex Carey, who made his international debut in both Twenty-20 and one-day cricket earlier this year, was also given a central contract for the first time. Former captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and opening batsman Cameron Bancroft were all…
AUCKLAND: New Zealand scraped home in the first one-dayer against Australia Monday, but only after rookie all-rounder Marcus Stoinis' fell agonisingly short of dragging his team to victory with an unbeaten 146. In just his second ODI, Stoinis took three wickets then flayed the New Zealand attack as the Australians chased a target of 287 runs at Auckland's Eden Park. He came to the crease with Australia reeling at 54 for five and calmly set about rebuilding after his more experienced teammates had squandered their…
SYDNEY: Cricket Australia Wednesday named a refreshed squad for one-day internationals against England, with all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, spinner Ashton Agar and batsman Joe Burns set to make debuts.