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This week, ex-players and fans howled down the decision to send Steve Smith home, ahead of a frantic six months of cricket. The furore is laughable.
Australia somehow won the forst ODI of this five-match series against Sri Lanka. Naturally, this couldn’t last.
The ICC has a credibility problem.
Australia captain Steve Smith is to fly home from Sri Lanka following defeat in the second ODI in Colombo after a decision was made by national selector Rod Marsh to rest the 27-year-old.
A hat-trick from James Faulkner and a gritty Mathew Wade half-century were to no avail as Australia crumbled to a hefty 82-run defeat against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Wednesday.
Cricket has overtaken Australian Rules football to become the country’s most popular sport in terms of participation.
Australia had lost their number one Test ranking after being thrashed 3-0 by Sri Lanka. They’re still the number one ranked one-day team though, so they’ve now set about on a five-match series to see if they can lose that top spot too.
After a three-Test shellacking by Sri Lanka, Mitchell Starc, James Faulkner, and skipper Steve Smith combined to lift the Australians back into the winner’s circle in the first of five one dayers, by three wickets.
English paceman Stuart Broad will make his BBL debut in 2016-17 after signing with Hobart Hurricanes.
Australia now have lost nine Tests on the trot in Asia after slumping to a 3-0 clean sweep to Sri Lanka this week. Here are my series ratings of the players from each side.
Australia lost the Third Test against Sri Lanka to complete not just a 0-3 whitewash, but also a whitewash of whitewashes in their most recent overseas Test series against India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Not so long ago, while perusing the website of the bookmaker with which I hold an account, my interest was piqued by the price being offered on Australia to triumph in Sri Lanka.
Australia had lost one Test to Sri Lanka in 33 years, but after losing three in just over three weeks, Steve Smith was asked how it all went so wrong.
Sri Lanka will head to Zimbabwe in October as a Test team rejuvenated and surging with confidence after flattening Australia in Colombo yesterday, to complete a 3-0 whitewash.
I know cricket is not in the Rio Olympics, but there is a rush as to who will claim the top-ranking – call it a gold medal – in Test cricket.
Australia’s clumsy batting collapse on day five of the third Test in Colombo typified their tour as Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath put the finishing touches on a thumping 3-0 series whitewash.
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Cricket Australia have announced sweeping changes to the structure of junior cricket games.
Cricket Australia announced this week a raft of new rules designed to increase club participation.
Australia are looking to go 2-0 up against Sri Lanka in their ODI series after bouncing back from a disappointing Test series to win the opener. Join The Roar from 7pm (AEST) for live scores and coverage.
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Cricket Australia has announced a raft of changes to junior cricket including shorter fields, pitch sizes, equipment and game durations aimed at increasing participation.
Richie Benaud AKA Billy Birmingham AKA The Twelfth Man AKA MCG Hammer rapped poignantly in 1992, “If you don’t like cricket, I can tell it is a real bummer/ That’s because cricket is the number one game in town!”
The newly crowned No.1 Test team in the world Pakistan look to replicate that success when they begin a one-day series on their tour of England, at the Rose Bowl. Join The Roar for live scores from 11pm (AEST).
The sun is expected to be out again in Durban, but it should be too late to salvage a result in the first Test between South Africa and New Zealand with the first innings still ongoing. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 5 from 6pm (AEST).
India generates somewhere between 70-80 per cent of cricket’s global revenues, according to various estimates.
After a Test series dominated by the home side, Australia and Sri Lanka now turn their attention to the shorter form of the game with this five-match ODI series. Join The Roar from 7pm (AEST) for a live blog of the match.
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Update: Weather prevented any play occuring on Day 3 and has prevented the begin of play on Day 4. Play may still begin later today.
The Australian cricket team have been given a reality check after their 3-0 series loss to Sri Lanka.
Bad light interrupted play on Day 1, but New Zealand find themselves in a strong position after the first day of their two-match Test series against South Africa. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 2 at Durban from 6pm (AEST).
There has been some enthralling cricket in recent times, but the two-Test series between South Africa and New Zealand promises to be a beauty. Join The Roar for live scores of the first day’s play in Durban from 6pm (AEST).
Steve Waugh once called Muralitharan (who enters the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame this year) ‘the Donald Bradman of bowlers’.
Everything that could have unravelled for the Australians during their disastrous tour of Sri Lanka, did.
When the Australian team heads out onto the WACA for first Test of the summer, the side should be very different to to the one that toured to Sri Lanka.
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