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Smith is using his Head, not his brain, when it comes to spinners

Glenn Maxwell has just been picked as Australia’s spinning all-rounder for the Test tour of India, yet Steve Smith is showing blatant disrespect for Maxwell’s bowling.

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Nathan Rimmington gets away with his big Big choke

The Brisbane Heat-Melbourne Renegades Big Bash clash at the Gabba last night was meaningful to both sides in front of a record crowd of 35,112.

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Highlights: Marsh takes Scorchers to home semi-final

Shaun Marsh has found form with the bat to help steer the Perth Scorchers to a home BBL semi-final with a seven-wicket win over the Hobart Hurricanes.

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Renegades hit with BBL fine for over rate

The Melbourne Renegades have been slugged with a $2000-per-player fine for their slow over rate in their crucial one-run Big Bash League win over Brisbane.

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My Test style would’ve suited India: Zampa

Adam Zampa believes his style of bowling as well as his experience would have been an asset in the subcontinent conditions when Australia tour India next month.

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New Zealand vs Bangladesh: International cricket, 2nd Test – Day 2 live scores

Bangladesh might be below par in their first innings which came to an end at stumps, but New Zealand will still need to bat well in order to build a lead in the second Test. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 2 in Christchurch from 9am (AEDT).

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The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs Pakistan third ODI

After Pakistan’s victory in the second ODI, the two teams headed to Perth locked at 1-1. But they were eventually unlocked, as Australia cruised home with five overs and seven wickets to spare.

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Women’s sport weekly wrap: Who wants to listen to a bunch of blokes in suits?

In 2016, Yvonne Sampson was given the chance to make history, when she was asked to anchor State of Origin. With this opportunity, Yvonne became one of the first female broadcasters to anchor a major sporting event in this country – and certainly the first to lead the coverage of rugby league’s showpiece.

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The Roar’s BBL expert tips and predictions: Week 6

Here we are, the final week of the Big Bash regular season, and with it comes another dose of expert tips.

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Travis Head considers himself a front-line spinner

Australian batsman Travis Head is a man under pressure – and he wouldn’t want it any other way as he attempts to prove he is the country’s best ODI spin option.

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Smith, Handscomb star in Australia ODI win

Debutant Peter Handscomb was gifted two lucky breaks and Steve Smith cracked a fighting century to help power Australia to a seven-wicket victory over Pakistan in Thursday’s one-day clash at the WACA Ground.

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WATCH: Roar LIVE talks Mitch Marsh, India selections and rugby’s new tackling laws

Roar LIVE is kicking off nice and early today – so grab a coffee, get involved and start your day with some quality sports banter.

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Faulkner’s batting has waned but his bowling has improved

James Faulkner is not the dominant ODI batsman he once was, but his bowling in the 50-over format has quietly improved.

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BBL06: Everyone gets a semi-final spot (except the Thunder)

What a wacky week of BBL cricket it’s been. With just three games to play, we’re still looking at the incredible situation whereby six of the eight teams can qualify for next week’s semi-finals. I don’t think we’ve seen a competition to date as tight as BBL06.

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Only Maxwell shows up to optional training, as Boof encourages rest for ODI

They say rest is for the wicked, but Australia coach Darren Lehmann believes a bit of down time holds the key to his team’s quest to regain their batting mojo.

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Tell us what you think: Dump Mitch Marsh? Who would you take to India? Has rugby gone soft?

We want to pick your brain for tomorrow morning’s breakfast episode of Roar LIVE.

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Is it time to give Boof the flick? (AFP, Glyn Kirk)

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Australian batsman Peter Handscomb

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Glenn Maxwell Sad

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Peter Nevill takes off for a run

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Chris Lynn of the Heat raises his bat

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Australian bowler Josh Hazlewood

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Adam Voges scores his maiden double century against the West Indies (AAP/Dave Hunt)

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Australia's batsman Usman Khawaja celebrates his first Test century

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Ashton Agar walks back to his bowling mark with a pink ball

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Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers: Big Bash League cricket highlights, live scores, blog

It’s sudden death for the Sydney Sixers tonight who sit precariously on the edge of the top four coming into the final game of the season against the Melbourne Stars, who also risk elimination. Catch all the live scores, highlights and BBL action on The Roar from 7:25pm (AEDT).

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Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers highlights: Big Bash League cricket scores, blog

Match result: The Perth Scorchers have secured themselves a semi-final at home and snuffed out any hope the Hobart Hurricanes had of a finals berth, winning by seven wickets in Hobart on Saturday.

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Australia’s pre-Ashes preparation another big scheduling blunder

Australia has it eyes fixed with intent on the Herculean effort it will take to overcome India at home in the upcoming four-Test series.

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Sorting out the domestic schedule for a streamlined summer of cricket

The domestic Australian summer is a mess for Cricket Australia.

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Australia vs Pakistan: Fourth ODI preview

With the teams heading back across the country for the fourth ODI, Australia will be keen to close out the series with a game to play against a Pakistan team still trying to salvage something out of their series.

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Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades Highlights: Big Bash League cricket scores, blog

As the sixth edition of the Big Bash League draws to a close, no team is more desperate than the Melbourne Renegades, whose semi-final ambitions hinge on this away fixture against the Brisbane Heat. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm (AEDT)

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How the T20 revolution can revive Test cricket

By Stanley Campbell, 20 Jan 2017
How the T20 revolution can revive Test cricket

With five-day cricket on life support in recent years, as fans turn to the shorter forms, something needs to be done to bring Test cricket back.

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New Zealand vs Bangladesh: International cricket, 2nd Test – Day 1 live scores

Bangladesh are still searching for their first win on a disastrous tour of New Zealand, but this will be their final chance as the sides head to Hagley Oval in Christchurch for the second Test. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 1 from 9am (AEDT).

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As children, we all were fascinated by the splendour of our heroes.

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India vs England: International cricket, 2nd ODI live scores

India pulled off a stunning run chase in Pune to take the early series lead against England who will be desperate to hit back and pick up their first victory of a long and disastrous tour.

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Australia vs Pakistan highlights: 3rd ODI cricket live scores, blog

Pakistan finally picked up a drought-breaking win over Australia in the second ODI and will be looking to carry that momentum into Perth. Join The Roar for live scores from 2:20pm (AEDT).

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Australia vs Pakistan: Third ODI preview

By Scott Pryde, 19 Jan 2017
Australia vs Pakistan: Third ODI preview

Pakistan finally got their first victory on a disastrous tour of Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and will be looking to move ahead in the one-day series when the teams head west.

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WATCH: Batsman given sendoff after granting gift to opposition

In a second-grade cricket match between Glenmore Park and Kingswood, a Redbacks fielder gave a rather arrogant sendoff to the Kingswood batsman.

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Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers: Big Bash League cricket highlights, live scores, blog

The Sydney Thunder need a win tonight to keep their finals hopes alive as they face an Adelaide Strikers outfit desperately trying to get off the bottom of the ladder. Join The Roar from 7:40pm (AEDT) for all the live scores, highlights and action.

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Swing, not spin, is the key to winning in India

By Zachary Gates, 18 Jan 2017
Swing, not spin, is the key to winning in India

The Australian selectors sent a very clear message with the squad they selected for the four-Test series against India – a spin-heavy attack is on the cards.

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Have you got what it takes to become a selector?

As with any upcoming Test tour, there has been anticipation, conjecture and subsequent dismay over the men doomed to experience defeat in India.

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Sydney Thunder BBL Final 2016

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India's captain Virat Kohli

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David Warner celebrates his second century in Adelaide

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England spin bowlers Monty Panesar (left) and Graeme Swann. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

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Shaun Marsh reacts with brother Mitchell

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Australian batsman George Bailey plays a shot against England in the fifth Ashes Test

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Australian batsman Shaun Marsh

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