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Cricket 08 Jul 2016 | 2:24 PM Premium

Bats not to blame for bowlers' plight, says Warner

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia opener David Warner says flat pitches rather than bats with thicker edges are the reason batsmen have the upper hand in test cricket.

Cricket 07 Mar 2017 | 11:25 AM Premium

Big bats dismissed, player send-offs introduced in new laws

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Big bats are set to be consigned to the wood-heap and umpires will be given the power to send off players from October as part of cricket's new Code of Laws, the Marylebone Cricket Club has said.

Cricket 11 Mar 2016 | 5:42 PM Premium

Flat pitches, big bats to test World T20 pacemen

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The combination of India's flat pitches and cricket's most trigger-happy batsmen is certain to produce some torrid moments for fast bowlers during the World Twenty20.

Other Sport 04 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Coach Misbun hopes Chong Wei will fly high with BATS

KUALA LUMPUR: Na­­tional singles coach Mis­bun Sidek was busy watching videos of the players after the morning training session at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara yesterday.

Other Sport 03 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Tamil Tigers exchange guns for bats

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger separatist rebels #8211; taking advantage of their cease-fire with the Sri Lankan government #8211; have taken to the game of cricket, winning their first match in a grand style, a news report said.

Cricket 20 Sep 2017 | 7:13 PM Premium

Botham bats for transfer reform as Coughlin leaves Durham

(Reuters) - The England and Wales Cricket Board should introduce a transfer system that will reward counties for producing promising cricketers, former national team captain Ian Botham has said.

Cricket 02 Nov 2016 | 4:01 PM Premium

Former Australia skipper Taylor bats for four-day tests

(Reuters) - Former Australian captain Mark Taylor has pitched in to the debate on how to revive spectator interest in test cricket, calling for the game's longest format to be shortened by a day to encourage more attacking intent.

Other Sport 04 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Terse Lee bats back suggestions No. 1 ranking is hollow

SHANGHAI: Lee Westwood yesterday tersely dealt with suggestions his No. 1 ranking was a hollow accolade because he has so far failed to win one of golf's four majors.

Other Sport 02 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

Sri Lanka wins the toss, bats in World Cup final

MUMBAI, India (AP) - Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and elected to bat first in ideal conditions in the World Cup final against India on Saturday.

Other Sport 06 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

Australia wins toss, bats 1st in final one-dayer

PERTH, Australia (AP): Australia captain Cameron White won the toss and elected to bat first in the final one-day international against England at the WACA ground.