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Only three all-rounders in ODI cricket average more than 35 with the bat and less than 35 with the ball. Two of these cricketers are Australian – Mitch Marsh and James Faulkner.
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Off to Manuka Oval, where Australia ruthlessly crushed New Zealand by 116 runs to claim the Chappell-Hadlee trophy, something that England will never manage, no matter how many times they inexplicably win the Ashes.
Revenge is the great motivator that has driven almost every spurned protagonist since stories were first told.
After the Australians had romped in by 68 runs over the Kiwis last Sunday at the SCG on the back of skipper Steve Smith’s stunning man-of-the-match 164 and a screamer of a gully catch, there were no reasons to change the side.
All-rounder Mitch Marsh admits his chances of a Test recall this summer are slim despite finding some form with Australia’s one-day side.
David Warner has ascended into the upper echelon of the short form cricket greats following his match-winning century against New Zealand in Canberra.
In-form batsman Usman Khawaja says he still finds the pink ball tough to face despite his latest century in a day-night match.
While Steve Smith continued his breathtaking rise as an ODI batsman yesterday, Aaron Finch’s form trough deepened.
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One Test series down, one to come for the summer. But as some kind of limited overs intermission, New Zealand had shown up for the Chappell-Hadlee series.
The difference is crystal clear – Steve Smith’s first priority is what’s best for the team, while Glenn Maxwell’s priority is what’s best for Glenn Maxwell.
Australia appear set to stick with the same side for Tuesday’s second one-dayer against New Zealand in Canberra, spelling bad news for controversial allrounder Glenn Maxwell.
Australian skipper Steve Smith insists Glenn Maxwell remains available for the second one-dayer against New Zealand and he wasn’t demoted to carrying the water because of his loose lips.
Veteran batsman Adam Voges concedes he’s unlikely to win back his Test spot, but he hasn’t given up hope of guiding Western Australia to Sheffield Shield glory this summer.
A record-breaking century from Steve Smith has steered Australia to a pressure-relieving win in the opening one-dayer against New Zealand at the SCG on Sunday.
Australia‘s three-match One Day International series gets underway against New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday, December 4 at 2:20pm (AEDT). This is The Roar‘s ultimate guide to watching, streaming and listening to the match.
Australia’s leadership group has controversially handed down a fine to Glenn Maxwell for speaking, but has stopped short of rebuking him for years of batting like a lunatic.
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In what will be the second dead-rubber of the summer, Australia will be looking to heap more misery on New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the third ODI on Friday.
Cricketers and cricket fans love a ‘chirp’.
The Roar’s editor Patrick Effeney argued on Wednesday that the Pakistan series will be about revenge for Australia.
The word on the street is that Yasir Shah will have Australia’s batting line-up for breakfast this summer.
It’s been well established through countless recent failures on the subcontinent, and more recently in the 2-1 Test defeat to South Africa, that Australia’s batsmen have become flat-track bullies.
You can say many things about Glenn Maxwell, but one thing you can never accuse him of is being unambitious.
After the first one-day international between Australia and New Zealand on Sunday, Kane Williamson copped a lot of criticism for not using the decision review system after an LBW appeal from Trent Boult when Steve Smith was only on 14.
Australia and New Zealand go head to head at Manuka Oval in the second of their three-match ODI series. Join The Roar from 2:20pm for our live scores and coverage of the match.
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Steve Smith had a day to remember as Australia took a 1-0 lead over New Zealand in their one-day international series, with attention now turning to the nation’s capital and Manuka Oval for the second match.
Match result: Australia have come away from their first ODI with New Zealand having recorded a dominant victory, the better team by 68 runs on Sunday night.
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There is no clearer example that Cricket Australia and the senior group who deemed it fit to fine Glenn Maxwell for his comments have lost the plot.
‘The Don’ here. Just thought I’d pop down and give my 99.96’s worth on Adam Voges
Sachin Tendulkar may have just nailed it.
Let’s be honest about cricket, it’s not for everyone. Unless it’s T20, I really can’t get into it.
Test cricket takes a back seat, as New Zealand hit our shores for a three-match One-Day International series against Australia, in a repeat of the 2015 World Cup final.
Matt Renshaw, Peter Handscomb and Nic Maddinson have made their Test debuts, and Hilton Cartwright looks sure to get a match in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy.