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One Pakistani cricketer makes it to Jonathan Trott’s All Time XI

Former England cricketer Jonathan Trott, like his other compatriots, has picked his all-time XI and has named his favourite cricketers from around the world. As Trott starts naming his top team, he chose Alastair Cook and former Australian test cricketer Michael Slater as his openers. Slater was one of the top Australian test batsmen and played a number of memorable innings for his team. Two time world cup winner Ricky Ponting, India's Sachin Tendulkar and legendary South African all-rounder Jacques…

Muralitharan joins Australia as spin consultant

MELBOURNE: Australia has hired leading test wicket-taker Muttiah Muralitharan as a spin bowling consultant as the team prepares for October's test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. The world's top-ranked test side boasts one of the world's strongest pace attacks but has struggled to unearth a world class spinner since the 2007 retirement of Shane Warne. Offspinner Nathan Lyon, who has 112 test wickets at an average of 32.99, is currently Australia's leading slow bowler, but will be given some special…