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A time of introspection for cricket

It is often said that sport is a great leveller. However, this week it has served to flatten most people.

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Like the cricket fraternity around the world I am in shock hearing about Phil Hughes’ serious injury inflicted at the SCG on Tuesday.

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Sean Abbott continues to be surrounded by counsellors and teammates amid concerns for the talented paceman’s well-being and playing future following the injury to Phillip Hughes.

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Watching batsmen flinch under a bouncer used to get ex-Test quick Rodney Hogg “pumped up”.

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This week’s Sheffield Shield matches were abandoned, as “shocked and devastated” cricketers come to grips with the plight of Phillip Hughes.

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Hughes remains in critical condition

News of a tragic injury to Australian batsman Phil Hughes has sent shockwaves through the cricketing world.

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Cricketer Phillip Hughes is to undergo further scans on Wednesday as he fights for his life in an induced coma in a Sydney hospital.

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Cricket’s lottery sees Phillip Hughes knocked into mortality

It is hard to know what to think. A Tuesday night and a young man lies in a coma, our expectations in a crumpled heap at the door.

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Get well soon Phil, sport just doesn’t matter right now

There barely seems like anything appropriate you can say after the tragic accident that led to Phil Hughes being admitted to hospital and having surgery on Tuesday.

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Let’s have no blame games with Phil Hughes’ tragic accident

No one is to blame for Phil Hughes fighting for his life at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney after being struck on the head by a bouncer playing for South Australia against NSW at the SCG yesterday.

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If you don’t make a decision on Clarke you get a mess

On the face of it, all the ingredients are there for an argument that doesn’t really want to get started. A cricketer thinks he’s fit, and a selection panel aren’t too sure.

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It was a maiden Test tour that was always going to take some beating.

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Michael Clarke’s hopes of playing the first Test are approaching a dead end following a day of confusion and contradiction.

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Shaun Marsh likely to replace Clarke

Shaun Marsh scored an impressive century at the MCG as the race to replace Michael Clarke took a sad twist.

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South Africa were beaten 4-1 in the recent one-day series against Australia, but captain AB de Villiers says his side still deserves to be favourite for the World Cup.

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Cricket boss James Sutherland has described Phil Hughes’ injury as shocking news that sent a shudder through him.

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An outpouring of support has followed in the wake of Phil Hughes' tragic injury at the SCG. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

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Australian cricketer Phil Hughes. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

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Phil Hughes in a medicab on the SCG

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Australia's batsman Shaun Marsh, right, celebrates his century (AP Photo/ Themba Hadebe)

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Australian captain Michael Clarke hits out during the first 2010/11 Ashes Test at the Gabba. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt).

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The Roar of the crowd

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Five things we learnt from the Australia vs South Africa ODI series

Australia scored a convincing 4-1 series win over South Africa, so what have we gleaned from two of the favourite nations ahead of the 2015 World Cup?

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Memories of a truly unique Australian summer of cricket

Twenty years ago a bold, controversial and highly entertaining series of cricket commenced. Playing under the banner of a cigarette sponsor for the penultimate time, the Kerry Packer-inspired-World Series cricket welcomed a fourth team.

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Cricket – and society – a lot different in 1992

The year 1992 was the last time the cricket World Cup was staged in Australia and New Zealand. A look back to that year reveals how much the game of cricket has changed, and society in general.

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Sheffield Shield Round 4: Day 1 roundup

By Simon Smale, 26 Nov 2014
Sheffield Shield Round 4: Day 1 roundup

I’ll start the day’s review in Sydney. As all Roarers will be aware by now, the sickening events that preceded tea involving Australian Test hopeful Phil Hughes marred this clash.

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Hughes’ injury puts perspective on life

By Dylan Carmody, 26 Nov 2014

After the horrific events of the Sheffield Shield match at the SCG, the cricketing community has been left in shock and despair.

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Selectors strive for stability, but provide more questions than answers

Over four years ago, the Australian selectors showed just how much disarray Australian cricket was in by selecting a squad of 17 players for the first Ashes Test at the Gabba.

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The art of the declaration

By mds1970, 24 Nov 2014 Video
The art of the declaration

It’s not unusual in Test cricket for teams to declare their innings. Usually it’s to ensure there’s enough time to make a play at an outright result. But sometimes it’s for other reasons.

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Performance vs potential: Australia’s selection dilemma

With the national selection panel rumoured to be on the cusp of announcing a Hilditch-esque super squad of 43 players for the first two Tests against India, Rod Marsh and company face some familiar questions.

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[VIDEO] Australia vs South Africa: 5th ODI cricket live scores, highlights, blog

Despite the series being over, after Australia’s three wicket win on Friday, both teams have plenty to play for in this final match of the series at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Join The Roar for a live blog of the final one day match from 2:20pm (AEDT).

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The 80s selection guide to Australia’s first Test batting line-up

Divided opinion over Australia’s batting line-up for the opening clash of the Indian Test series takes me back to the mid 1980s where debate and selection bolters typified equally fragile top orders.

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Is Smith Australia’s answer at number 3?

In a recent interview querying Australia’s possibilities for their troublesome three position, Australian captain Michael Clarke declared “Steve Smith is a rising star, but he’s not a Test No. 3 just yet.”

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Perth Scorchers win big with James Muirhead trade

The trade deadline is one of my favourite times of the NBA season for no other reason than I look forward to seeing what sort of crazy deals teams manage to pull together.

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Big teams, big names, small crowds: Where are the fans for the ODI series?

There has been some amazing cricket in the first four one day internationals between Australia and South Africa.

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[VIDEO] Australia vs South Africa: 4th ODI cricket highlights, live scores

Match recap Australia have won by three wickets, and the series 3-1.

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Network scores a perfect Ten as Cricket Australia lauds Big Bash coverage

Network Ten‘s coverage of the 2013-14 Big Bash season has trumped rival broadcasters to claim the Australian Sports Commission award for best coverage of a sporting event. But was it a deserving winner?

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The Leftorium World XI

By Daniel Gray, 21 Nov 2014
The Leftorium World XI

I love lefties. Batsmen and bowlers, that is. There’s just something about a cover drive played by a left-handed batsman.

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Kane Richardson and Josh Hazlewood

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Australia silence the Barmy Army in the best possible way.

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Australia and Aaron Finch have poured on the pain against South Africa - but only when batting first. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

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Glenn Maxwell of Australia ducks under a short ball

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Shane Watson becomes Australia's Test captain (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

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Australia's Mitchell Johnson

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Ryan Harris of Australia celebrates as he takes the last wicket

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Australian cricketers embrace James Pattinson, but he won't bowl again during the Test cricket season through another injury

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South African bowler Morne Morkel

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