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Cricket Australia’s latest idea has been a disaster

Cricket Australia thought it would be a good idea to include a team of young men in this season’s One Day Cup. The result has so far been a chastening experience for those thrown into the fire.

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One Day Cup will decide Australian Test selections

There are as many as four positions up for grabs in the Australian Test side for the first Test against New Zealand in four weeks’ time, yet the Test squad seems certain to be announced before there is a single Sheffield Shield game played.

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Shane Warne, Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting have been named among a throng of former cricket superstars who will take the sport to the United States in November.

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Recently retired captain Michael Clarke expects the selectors to “pick and stick” with a new-look Australia Test team and believes Shaun Marsh should get first crack at the vacant opener spot.

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Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc is prepared to tolerate pain and play every game of cricket he can this summer before submitting to ankle surgery.

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Australian umpire Simon Fry has been called up to make his Test debut when he officiates in this month’s series between Sri Lanka and the West Indies.

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Cancellation of Bangladesh Test tour leaves Australia vulnerable

The cancellation of Australia’s Test tour of Bangladesh will leave their new-look side even more vulnerable for the three-Test home series against New Zealand in a month’s time.

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Vale Lindsay Kline: A name remembered for a run-less hat-trick

Remembered for a rare Test hat-trick, cricketer Lindsay Kline has ‘scored’ one himself. He became the third Australian Test cricketer to pass away in 2015 following the hallowed footsteps of Richie Benaud and Arthur Morris.

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Former Australian Test player Lindsay Kline has died at the age of 81.

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Australian captain Steve Smith is adamant the scrapping of the Bangladesh tour due to terrorism fears won’t compromise his team’s preparation for the tough home series against New Zealand.

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Australian stars to flood domestic cricket competition

Australia’s domestic 50-over competition should be star-studded when it starts on Monday, with all international players likely to be available due to the cancellation of the Test tour of Bangladesh.

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Cricket Australia postpones Bangladesh tour, citing security concerns

Cricket Australia has announced Australia’s upcoming tour of Bangladesh will be postponed due to purported security concerns.

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Australian Test squad back in state squads amid tour doubt

Australia’s Test cricketers are set to return to domestic one-day ranks with their tour of Bangladesh expected to be called off on Thursday.

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Should Australia cancel Test cricket tour of Bangladesh?

If Australia abandon their scheduled Test tour of Bangladesh it will be horribly unfortunate. If it happens, however, there can be no criticism of the Australians.

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SPIRO: The day I faced up to ‘Typhoon’ Frank Tyson

Frank ‘Typhoon’ Tyson has died. He was aged 85, a good innings for a fast bowler who put his body through the agonies of contortions and exertions in his quest to be, in the opinion of Richie Benaud, “the fastest bowler I ever saw”.

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Frank ‘Typhoon’ Tyson, who passed away on Sunday aged 85, was like a meteor. The Englishman played only 17 Tests in five years and took 76 wickets at an astonishing average of 18.56.

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Australia's Adam Voges raises his bat

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Shane Watson of Australia walks from the field after being caught out

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Australian bowler Mitchell Johnson prepares to bowl on day 3 of the second Test match between Australia and India at the Gabba in Brisbane, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

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Australian captain Steve Smith (left) chats with bowler Mitchell Johnson

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Australia's Pat Cummins

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Mitchell Starc of Australia celebrates with Brad Haddin

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The Roar of the crowd

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Victoria vs Queensland: One-Day Cup cricket live scores, blog

Victoria and Queensland have experienced contrasting starts to the tournament, but will both have high hopes of claiming a win when they meet at Blacktown International Sportspark. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 1:45pm (AEDT).

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Our summer of sport is looking bright

By Josh Elliott, Today
Our summer of sport is looking bright

The temperature is rising, the heat is on – summer is coming and with it, an enormous amount of sport both on Australian shores and internationally just waiting to happen.

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Adjust the mindset: Australia’s batsmen must conquer history

“Most people live life on the path we set for them, too afraid to explore any other. But once in a while people like you come along who knock down all the obstacles we put in your way.” – Harry Mitchell, The Adjustment Bureau (2011).

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The Cricket Australia XI need more experience

After two brutal defeats from their opening two matches, the debut season for the recently launched Cricket Australia XI could not have gotten off to a worse start.

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The Cricket Australia XI continued their horror introduction to state cricket with a comprehensive nine-wicket loss to the Victorian Bushrangers.

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New South Wales Blues vs South Australia Redbacks: One-Day Cup cricket live scores, blog

Both the New South Wales Blues and South Australia Redbacks will be looking to add to their strong opening day wins when they take to the field at North Sydney Oval in the 2015 One-Day Cup. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 9.45am (AEDT).

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CA XI a great idea, but youth need experience around them

As the One Day Cup got underway, the new Cricket Australia XI had their first hit-out against the boys from New South Wales.

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Around the grounds on day 1 of the Matador Cup

Seven centuries were scored across three games on the opening day of the Matador Barbeques one day domestic cup in Sydney yesterday in searing heat.

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Stokes incident requires a rule change in cricket

The Australia versus England ODI series, much like the stereotype of the shorter formats, played out its role effectively.

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Who is the greatest cricketer that ever lived? It’s not Sachin or Sobers or even the Don.

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Why you should care about one-day domestic cricket

Do you smell that? Cricket season is back, officially getting under way on Monday with the launch of the Matador Cup.

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That’s not a six, this is a six! How to reform cricket’s boundaries

Those who believe cricket is only entertaining when batsmen are having fun, please look away now.

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The Matador Cup: Analysing the squads

By Ryan Hartwig, 29 Sep 2015
The Matador Cup: Analysing the squads

It has crept up, as it always seems to. In just over a week the Matador One-Day Cup commences in Sydney, and what an intriguing little tournament it should be.

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Meet the Bangladeshis

By Timmuh, 29 Sep 2015
Meet the Bangladeshis

With Australia’s tour of Bangladesh just around the corner, a lot of Australian fans are probably wildly ignorant of the opposition.

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Cricket Australia are drunk on vice

By Dennis Freedman, 25 Sep 2015
Cricket Australia are drunk on vice

Cricket in Australia has a long association with alcohol and gambling.

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Can South Africa continue their overseas streak?

Imagine, if you will, an Australian side that has not lost overseas since 2006. An Australian side that avoided defeat in India, England or the UAE.

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Ed Cowan batting at Boxing Day Test

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Australia captain Michael Clarke scratches his head

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Ireland spinner George Dockrell appeals

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Glenn Maxwell bowling against Pakistan

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Michael Klinger in the nets

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Australia's David Warner and Steve Smith

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Glenn Maxwell bowling against Pakistan

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Peter Siddle appeals for and celebrates taking a wicket in one motion

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