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England pacer Onions hopeful about playing part in Ashes Down Under

England pacer Onions hopeful about playing part in Ashes Down UnderLondon, Aug. 4 : England fast bowler Graham Onions is still hopeful of playing a part in the Ashes series this winter.

Onions has not played since leaving the winter tour of Bangladesh with a back problem and more recently he has had to contend with a knee cartilage injury which required surgery.

The Sun quoted him as saying: "If I had no motivation and was just thinking ''how do I get myself ready for next season?'' then maybe I wouldn''t be training as hard as I am now.”

"Being a professional cricketer, you want to play against the best. I want to play against Australia and get the England shirt on, but first I''ve obviously got to get the Durham shirt back on,” he added.

He further said: "I just desperately want to play, that''s definitely at the back of my mind when I''m on the treadmill."

The 27-year-old has taken 28 wickets at an average fractionally over 31 in his eight Tests to date, which included 10 Australian scalps in three Tests last summer. (ANI)


FA chairman Dyke compares FIFA boss Blatter to Korean dictator Kim Jong-un

Greg-DykeLondon, July 23 : The Football Association (FA) chairman Greg Dyke has said that FIFA boss Sepp Blatter reminds him of something out of North Korea at times and compared the world football governing body's chairman to Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.  Read more »

Pakistan to play two football matches against India next month

Pakistan to play two football matches against India next monthKarachi, July 23 - Footballers from Pakistan and India will face each other in a two-match series next month in India.

According to the Express Tribune, the matches will be played on August 16 and August 21.  Read more »

Williamson suspended from bowling in international cricket

Kane-WilliamsonDubai, July 23 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of New Zealand off-spinner Kane Williamson to be illegal and, as such,  Read more »

Moores gives senior England players 'kick up the backside', asks them to deliver

Peter-MooresLondon, July 23 - England cricket team coach Peter Moores has given his senior players a verbal 'kick' up their 'backside' and told them that it is time to deliver.  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »

Red Bull F1 reserve Felix da Costa to race in Formula E

Antonio-Felix-da-CostaLeicestershire, UK: Amlin Aguri have announced that Red Bull Racing Formula 1 reserve driver, Antonio Felix da Costa, will join the team for the inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship beginning in September.  Read more »