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Sliding Doors: What if James Hopes was Shane Watson?

While amid a block of pyjama cricket and with no Tests in sight, the nationwide seminar on Shane Watson will pause for a well earned sandwich break.

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Australian skipper Michael Clarke has hit back at speculation his campaign to get fit for the World Cup has created a rift between him and his teammates.

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Cricket Australia has bent the rules to give Test captain Michael Clarke every chance of proving himself fit for the World Cup.

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Ignore the hype, South Africa have weaknesses

South Africa’s strengths are plain to see. They have two of the top three ODI batsmen in the world in AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla, and three champion quicks in Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander.

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With the soreness gone, a refreshed Mitchell Johnson says he’s ready to spearhead Australia’s pace attack in Sunday’s Tri-Series final and the World Cup.

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Michael Clarke to play Grade cricket this weekend as a batsman only

Australian Test and one day cricket captain Michael Clarke will continue his recovery from hamstring surgery this weekend in Sydney Grade cricket, when he takes to the field for Western Suburbs as a batsman only.

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DIZZY: They called me ‘Dizzy’ and that was that – I was part of it

My first memory of the Australian Cricket Team when I was involved was the 1996 World Cup. We had been having a fantastic season as a team for South Australia and I had been amongst the wickets as well.

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West Indies cricket: Lament for a lost superpower

I’ve never been much of a one for sympathising with the opposition, particularly in cricket.

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It’s nice to fit in, but Australian paceman Josh Hazlewood would love to be the odd man out during the World Cup.

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Super Over to be employed if Cricket World Cup Final is a tie

The ICC has announced that the Cricket World Cup final could be decided by a Super Over, if the match ends in a tie.

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Is Justin Langer the next coach of Australia?

Even though Darren Lehmann is firmly ensconced in his position as coach of the Australian cricket team his future replacement may already be putting his hand up.

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Scorchers triumph in fitting finale to a cracking BBL season

The Perth Scorchers have become the first Big Bash League side to win two titles, after they somewhat uncomfortably accounted for the Sydney Sixers at Manuka Oval in Canberra last night.

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The Perth Scorchers spoiled the party for Australian pace great Brett Lee after winning back-to-back Big Bash League titles with a thrilling four-wicket win over the Sydney Sixers in Canberra on Wednesday.

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Faulkner on the verge of becoming Australia’s ODI MVP

Steve Smith? Mitchell Johnson? Mitchell Starc? James Faulkner? Who is now Australia’s most valuable ODI player?

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BBL Final preview: Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers

In what will seem a surprise to many, considering the final ladder, the Perth Scorchers will play the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League final at Manuka Oval in Canberra tonight.

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The imitation game: Should England copy the Big Bash?

Brett McKay was right on the money with his piece earlier this week about the Big Bash turning heads elsewhere in the cricket-playing world.

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Steve Smith with Allan Border medal

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Australian cricketer Steve Smith. AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

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Australia's captain Michael Clarke

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NSW Blues fast bowler Sean Abbott

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Indian batsman Virat Kohli celebrates after India won the ICC World Twenty20 cricket tournament second semi-final match against South Africa at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on April 4, 2014.†India plays Sri Lanka in the final. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE

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Scorchers Brad Hogg

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The Roar of the crowd

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[VIDEO] Australia vs England: ODI Tri-series Final cricket highlights, live scores, blog

Australia start the favourites to win the Carlton tri-series when they take on England in the final at the WACA in Perth but it may not be as easy as it was in the round-robin round. You ​can ​follow the live blog of this final from 2.20pm AEDT.​ ​

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Cricketing loopholes Part 2: A missed opportunity at the BBL?

Present day loopholes in cricket are hard to find but every now and then one presents itself. It takes an astute and quick-thinking cricketer to grab the opportunity when it arises.

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Cricketing loopholes Part 1: Bodyline, underarm balls and the ‘WG’

The dictionary definition of a loophole goes something like this: it is something that is within the law but completely against the spirit of the law. Loopholes are the reason billionaires pay less income tax than you do.

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Ten of the best Adam Gilchrist innings

By Bimal Mirwani, 31 Jan 2015
Ten of the best Adam Gilchrist innings

Known for his infectious smile, brilliant humour and god-given ability to chirp all day on the field, Adam Gilchrist is without a doubt a household favourite among the cricketing community.

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India vs England: ODI Tri-series cricket live scores, blog

In the final round robin match of the tri-series, England and India face off in a do-or-die match at the WACA to decide who will face Australia in Sunday’s final. Join The Roar for live scores, commentary and discussion from 2.20pm (AEDT).

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Michael Clarke must retire from ODI cricket immediately

Based on playing ability alone, Michael Clarke should be playing in and captaining both Australia’s Test and ODI teams.

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How much longer will Mitchell Johnson last on the international stage?

After a dominant display on Australian shores last season, Mitchell Johnson had the cricketing world at his feet. Endless awards, a big rise in the Cricket Australia pay stakes, and a run of KFC ads were his for the taking.

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Your 2015 Cricket World Cup form guide

By Henry Arkwright, 29 Jan 2015
Your 2015 Cricket World Cup form guide

Are we all excited about the upcoming Cricket World Cup? Or has the glut of cricket lately overloaded our appetites?

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[VIDEO] Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers highlights: Big Bash League Final scores, blog

MATCH RESULT: So that’s the end of the Big Bash League for 2014/15. For mine it was the best BBL ever, played in front of the biggest crowds ever.

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Cricket Australia’s treatment of Michael Clarke has been disgraceful

Andrew Webster’s article in the Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday painted at starling perspective of the ructions currently embedded in our national cricket team.

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Perth will prevail in ‘home’ BBL final at Canberra

After another dominant season in the fourth iteration of the Big Bash League, the Perth Scorchers appear primed to become the first side to win back-to-back finals.

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Scotland look to impress on World Cup return

By Rustom Deboo, 28 Jan 2015

After two winless tournaments in 1999 and 2007, a much-improved Scotland have their best chance to register a maiden win in the World Cup in the 2015 edition.

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2015 Allan Border Medal live coverage, blog

By Suneer Chowdhary, 27 Jan 2015
2015 Allan Border Medal live coverage, blog

Steven Smith and David Warner will be two of the strongest contenders to win the 16th Allan Border Medal night will be held on January 27 in Melbourne you ​can ​follow the live coverage and blog of this event from 6:30pm AEDT.​ ​

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What’s next for the Big Bash League? Since you asked…

The fourth edition of the Big Bash League wraps up on Wednesday, with the Sydney Sixers having something of a home field advantage against perennial finalists the Perth Scorchers.

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Adam Gilchrist, the most prolific World Cup finalist

Australia are the only nation to have won the ICC World Cup three times in a row, and three players – Ricky Ponting, Glenn McGrath and Adam Gilchrist – had the privilege of being part of each of the three winning sides.

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Has anyone not heard of Steve Smith?

By Jacob York, 27 Jan 2015
Has anyone not heard of Steve Smith?

Let’s rewind. It is a few days before the first Test match against Pakistan at Lords, 2010. A couple of guys meet up and start talking about the cricket, discussing who should be playing for the Aussies.

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Australian cricketer George Bailey

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Kevin Pietersen for the Melbourne Stars

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David Warner has words with Indian batsman Rohit Sharma

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Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann. (AAP Image/Joe Castro)

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Ireland cricket team cricket world cup 2007

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The Sydney Sixers' Moises Henriques. AAP Image/Tony McDonough

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Steve Smith

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Australian cricketer George Bailey

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Brett Lee contemplates another poor over

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