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IPL wipes out Aussies ahead of Caribbean tour

NSW all-rounder Moises Henriques must be in contention for an international recall as Australia battle with injuries ahead of flying to the Caribbean this month for a limited overs tour.

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What’s the point of cricket anyway?

The news that Pakistan and Sri Lanka are both prepared to use a combined points system to determine the results of their upcoming tours against England is an exciting development for fans of cricket.

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Affordability the key to Test attendances

When Nottinghamshire reached the knockout stages of the Royal London Cup – English domestic cricket’s 50-over competition – the other year, admission to the game was £10 for adults.

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Finch flying, Smith struggling in IPL

Steve Smith may well become a good T20 player one day. But right now he is ordinary and his recent promotion to captain of the Australian T20 team at the expense of Aaron Finch was a major mistake.

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Promising batsman Jason Sangha has become the youngest ever cricketer to be awarded a rookie contract with New South Wales.

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Sorting out Test cricket’s tie problem

With both the AFL and NRL re-examining the debate about what should be done in games where the scores finish level, the natural question arises as to how Test cricket should resolve ties.

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Cricket Australia lowers ticket prices

Cricket Australia has responded to dwindling Test and one-day international crowd figures by lowering ticket prices for the 2016/17 summer.

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Former Australian Test cricketer Jason Gillespie says he hasn’t spoken with Australian authorities despite being linked to a coaching role with the national side.

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Come on South Africa, take the plunge

I watched plenty of the game, I read a fair bit about it in the aftermath and I spoke to a few people who were there.

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Wake up South Africa, you can’t ignore day-night Test cricket

South Africa are reportedly refusing to play a day-night Test in Adelaide next Australian summer.

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Four teams to tour Australia in the 2016-17 summer of cricket

Four, count ’em four, teams will tour Australia this summer of cricket, with Test series to be played against South Africa and Pakistan, and ODI series against New Zealand and Pakistan, and a Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka all to take place on Australian soil.

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Manuka Oval to host Test Cricket in 2018-19

It has been confirmed on Wednesday Morning that Canberra’s Manuka Oval will become the tenth ground in Australia to host Test cricket, with a match against the touring Sri Lanka side booked in for the ground.

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A council wants to ban using real cricket balls in Adelaide

No, this headline is not a joke. Port Adelaide Enfield Council is considering a ban on the use of cricket balls on public parks and in public cricket nets for all those not playing an official game.

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Adelaide’s pink-ball Test under threat

Next summer’s Adelaide’s pink-ball Test is under threat with South Africa refusing to play the day-night fixture.

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The partnerships that will save Australian cricket

Earlier this week, Mitchell Starc finally noticed that Alyssa Healy was a keeper and married her.

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Wisden award the latest sign of Smith’s ascendancy

It has been referenced before but it still sits as the ideal starting point for what is about to follow.

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West Indies' cricketers celebrate with the trophy

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West Indies Carlos Brathwaite celebrates

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Kevin Pietersen walks back to the pavilion

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New Zealand's Mitchell Santner lays on the ground

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Shane Warne

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Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris (AFP PHOTO / Luigi Bennett)

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Australia's Elyse Villani

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West Indies' Marlon Samuels

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The Roar of the crowd

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The IPL injured XI

By Ritesh Misra, 3 May 2016
The IPL injured XI

MS Dhoni is the captain of the Pune SuperGiants. Their four best foreign stars Kevin Pietersen, Faf Du Plessis, Mitchell Marsh and Steve Smith will not be playing the IPL any more this season due to injury.

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The law of the average

By Riley Krause, 2 May 2016
The law of the average

In what is a tried and true law of the gentleman’s game… rubbish gets wickets.

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Botham, Ashes and Botham’s Ashes

By SAMBEET DASH, 30 Apr 2016

Often I wonder which cricketer has tormented the Australians the most.

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IPL: Best XI of the week

By Pragadeesh Shanmugam, 27 Apr 2016
IPL: Best XI of the week

Though the ninth version of the IPL haven’t hit the expected gear so far, as most of the stands were found empty during the matches but we have seen some best individual brilliance.

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Expand the Big Bash to ten teams

By mrrexdog, 26 Apr 2016
Expand the Big Bash to ten teams

Currently the Big Bash has eight teams. Each team plays each other team once, plus an additional match against their rival team.

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“Are we downhearted? No!” The legend of Tibby Cotter

They were tired and hungry, but what the men and horses needed most of all was water. The long overnight ride by the Australian Light Horse through the deserts of Palestine had taken them even further away from their supply lines.

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Friday Funnies: If I was Chris Gayle’s missus…

There are celebrity kids out there called Apple, Blanket, Pilot Inspektor, Audio Science, Princess Tiaamii (not an actual princess), Zuma Nesta Rock and Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen.

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Bowlers need more love in Australian Tests

I’ve had it. I’m sick of flat pitches being Test cricket’s staple diet in Australia.

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Scheduling is killing the contest in cricket

By Samuel Laffy, 22 Apr 2016
Scheduling is killing the contest in cricket

While many lament the increased focus on domestic T20 competitions and decreased ‘playing windows’ as the reason that international cricket is losing some of its lustre, one need only examine the upcoming fixtures for the 2016-17 Australian summer to find exactly why cricket is in trouble.

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Pakistan Cricket Board: One chair, two chairmen

Ever wondered who the mute people working in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are? The media managers.

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South Africa, it’s time to join the 21st century

Last year’s day-night Test between Australia and New Zealand was brilliant, a rare shining light in an otherwise dull summer of cricket.

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England won’t be the Butt of Pakistan’s selection joke

Thank you to the newest, and unwitting, servants of cricket. I have never met them. They are not paid large sums of money to do what is in cricket’s best interest.

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Musical chairs and desperate measures to resurrect Sri Lankan cricket

Sri Lanka have adopted a panicked approach to resurrecting the country’s flagging fortunes after a disastrous defence at the recently concluded World T20 tournament in India.

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Shifting of IPL matches a pyrrhic victory for Latur farmers

The Mumbai High Court recently delivered a historic verdict, ruling that all IPL games in May scheduled in Maharashtra are to be shifted out-of-state.

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The road from sporting superstardom to bankruptcy

Craig McDermott, Chris Cairns, Adam Hollioake, Wally Hammond, Brian Statham and Tony Lock.

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Is Harsha Bhogle the right fit for the IPL?

By Linus Fernandes, 14 Apr 2016
Is Harsha Bhogle the right fit for the IPL?

Harsha Bhogle is being missed. Well, that’s what tweeting followers and the man himself would have us believe.

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Usman Khawaja celebrates a hundred

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Australia's Nathan Coulter-Nile bowls

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Australia captain Michael Clarke leaves the crease after losing his wicket

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Zimbabwean player take the drinks break in the match against Bangaladesh

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Kevin Pietersen walks back to the pavilion

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Ben Dunk Hobart Hurricanes

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Australian cricketer reacts after West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle hit a ball to boundary during the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup's semi-final match between West Indies and Australia at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo on October 5, 2012. West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and elected to bat against Australia in the World Twenty20 semi-final in Colombo on Friday. AFP PHOTO/ LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI

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Former Australian cricket captain Ian Chappell

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Frenemies. Marlon Samuels and Shane Warne have history. (Image via Fox Sports)

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