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The world's most prolific six-hitter will call it quits next year.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:10:35 +1300
Afridi to quit one-dayers after World Cup (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/cricket/news/article/-/25832258

Karachi (AFP) - Dashing Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi announced Sunday he would retire from one-day cricket after next year's World Cup but continue to play Twenty20 until 2016.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:05:48 +1300
Afridi to retire from ODIs after World Cup (Reuters) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/cricket/news/article/-/25832156

KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistan’s experienced all-rounder Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from one-day internationals after next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:33:41 +1300
Hussey and Kallis star in Thunder win (AAP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/cricket/news/article/-/25831879

Ageless cricket greats Mike Hussey and Jacques Kallis have powered Sydney Thunder to a 56-run BBL win over Brisbane Heat.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:26:24 +1300
Australia captain Smith fined for slow over rate (Reuters) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/cricket/news/article/-/25832059

(Reuters) - Australia captain Steve Smith was fined 60 percent of his match fee for a slow over rate in his first test as skipper in a four-wicket victory in the second test against India in Brisbane....

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:06:49 +1300
Steve Smith fined for slow over-rate (AAP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/cricket/news/article/-/25831850

Australia have been penalised for their slow over-rate in the second Test against India, with Steve Smith fined 60 per cent of his match fee.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:11:05 +1300
Joe Burns to make Test debut at MCG (AAP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/cricket/news/article/-/25829492

Darren Lehmann says there were a number of reasons that led to Joe Burns' selection in the Test squad - including runs, flexibility, aggression and age.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:48:22 +1300
Haddin needs runs: Darren Lehmann (AAP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/cricket/news/article/-/25831356

Australia coach Darren Lehmann says Brad Haddin would be disappointed with his recent batting form and knows he needs to make runs.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:27:17 +1300
'No way' Pietersen will return for England (AAP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/cricket/news/article/-/25831299

England national selector James Whitaker has told polarising batsman Kevin Pietersen there's 'no way' he will ever play for England again.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:21:13 +1300
No way back for Pietersen despite Cook sacking (Reuters) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/cricket/news/article/-/25831626

(Reuters) - England cricket chiefs have moved quickly to make it clear that Alastair Cook's dismissal as one-day captain has not opened the door for a return to international cricket for batsman Kevin...

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:13:34 +1300