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Warner says he’d prefer Test matches to ‘lucrative’ IPL

Warner says he’d prefer Test matches to ‘lucrative’ IPLMelbourne, Mar 23 : Australian opener David Warner has said if he was provided with a choice between playing Tests and the lucrative Twenty20 tournament, he would go for the former.

"Definitely not. My goal as a kid was to get the baggy green and I''m here at this moment opening the batting. I''m trying to take my opportunity and trying to cement my place there. I''m 100 per cent Test cricket over IPL any day,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Warner, as saying.

"They''ve (West Indians) got to make their minds up on what they want and what they''re benefiting out of it - if it''s money, then it''s money. It''s their choice,” he added.

Warner also said his immediate priority was to guide Australia to victory in the fourth one-dayer in St Lucia on Friday.

Warner had a first look at the Beausejour Stadium wicket for today’s match, saying d he liked it, as compared to the slow and spinning pitches in St Vincent.

"It looks similar to the WACA with that nice shine and a bit of grass. It''s probably not going to come through as much as the WACA does, though. A fantastic venue here and the outfield is outstanding as always,” Warner said.

Australia has made two changes for the March 23 match with Peter Forrest and Ben Hilfenhaus replacing Nathan Lyon and Dan Christian.

The West Indies are yet to announce their team, but it is certain that opener Adrian Barath will replace Kieron Powell in the squad for the last two ODIs. (ANI)


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

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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 »