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Don’t call Bangladesh minnows any longer, but Australia remains their bogey team

Don't call Bangladesh minnows any longer, but Australia remains their bogey team

5 Jun 2017

In the lead up to the Bangladesh versus England match, which kicked off the Champions Trophy, many media reports referred to the idea of the Tigers defeating the hosts as an ‘upset’.

Australia’s pace-heavy ODI attack is weighing them down

Australia's pace-heavy ODI attack is weighing them down

3 Jun 2017

Australia’s obsession with pace could have cost them in their opening Champions Trophy game against New Zealand if not for a downpour which washed out the contest.

With the help of a flat pitch, Australia should roll the Kiwis

With the help of a flat pitch, Australia should roll the Kiwis

2 Jun 2017

An expected flat pitch at Edgbaston should favour Australia in their Champions Trophy opener today against New Zealand, who have had the measure of the Aussies on bowler-friendly decks.

Champions Trophy: England are over-hyped, but Australia aren’t

Champions Trophy: England are over-hyped, but Australia aren't

30 May 2017

England have lost their past eight ODI series against Australia and India combined. That’s clearly been overlooked amid the clamour to label them as favourites for the Champions Trophy which starts on Thursday.

Wade key to Australia’s Champions Trophy hopes

Wade key to Australia's Champions Trophy hopes

23 May 2017

By banking on explosive batsmen for the Champions Trophy, which starts next week, Australia have handed heavy responsibility to in-form keeper-batsman Matthew Wade.

Star Aussies must not be banned from IPL

Star Aussies must not be banned from IPL

16 May 2017

Cricket Australia should be encouraging its finest players to take part in the Indian Premier League, not trying to convince them to abandon the world’s best T20 competition.