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As Australian cricketers start their tour of Sri Lanka next month, Shane Warne will recall his transformation from a battered bowler to a spinner to fear in Sri Lanka in 1992.
Mitch Marsh wins ODI man-of-the match awards more often than Virat Kohli or AB de Villiers. His career stats to date are far better than those of legendary all-rounders Jacques Kallis, Andrew Symonds, Shane Watson and Andrew Flintoff.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Matt Wade at last vindicated his selection over Peter Nevill with an unbeaten 57 to lead Australia to a 58-run win over the West Indies to capture the tri-series final at Kensington Oval in Barbados this morning.
And so it came to pass, as alarms went off at 3am and Australians struggled bleary-eyed out of bed and turned on their televisions, radios or live blogs, that the tri-series came down to one final match. The final between the West Indies and Australia.
Rain forced the abandonment of the third one-day international between England and Sri Lanka on Sunday with the hosts’ hopes of taking a 2-0 lead thwarted just four overs into their run chase at Bristol.
England will look to go 2-0 up in their five-match ODI series with Sri Lanka when the two nations meet in Bristol. Join The Roar for live scores from the match, starting from 7:30pm (AEST).
Scott Boland has averaged of 73 with the ball in his ten limited overs matches for Australia.
Jason Holder’s West Indians are into the final of the Caribbean Tri-Nations final against Australia at Kensington Oval, Barbados on Monday morning AEST.
Australia will face West Indies in an ODI tri-series final after South Africa meekly surrendered to the hosts by 100 runs in Barbados.
Openers Alex Hales and Jason Roy put on an unbeaten and record-breaking 256-run partnership to take England to a thumping 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second one-day international on Friday.
With Game 7 of the tri-series washed out, Australia went into Game 8 against the West Indies knowing that victory would plain and simply see them in the final, while defeat would finally see them simply on the plane.
Glenn Maxwell and Adil Rashid both were born in 1988. Yet there is a gigantic gulf in the first-class experience of these two spinning all-rounders.
Sri Lanka floundered on English seaming pitches this month, while South Africa recently capitulated on dustbowl decks in India.
Here is the complete transcript of the MCC Spirit of Cricket lecture, delivered by Brendon McCullum at Lord’s on June 6, 2016:
It’s all Adam Gilchrist’s fault.
South Africa could jump their way to the top of the Tri-Series table with a win against the West Indies, who will be keen to continue their strong form. Join The Roar for live scores from 3am (AEST).
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This week, delegates from more than 50 cricketing nations will gather at Edinburgh to discuss the game’s most pertinent issues.
“The man in white is always right.” No he’s not, he’s never right.
During the 12 months between July 2014 and June 2015, without a doubt James Faulkner was one of Australia’s most valuable cricketers in the ODI set up.
West Indies will hope to continue their giant-killing run against Australia when the two sides meet in the final of the tri-series. Join The Roar for the match from 3am (AEST).
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The West Indies will need a bonus point victory if they are to make the final of the ODI Tri-series when they take on South Africa in the final round robin match at Kensington Oval. Join The Roar for live scores from 3am (AEST).
After the first match ended in a tie, England and Sri Lanka will head to Edgbaston for the second match in their One Day International series. Join The Roar for live scores from 11pm (AEST).
Match number eight of the tri-series in the West Indies is scheduled for the 21st June in Barbados between the hosts West Indies and Australia and the visitors know they are in a must-win situation. Catch all the live scores, highlights and action from 3am (AEST) on The Roar.
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Sri Lanka look to begin recovering from a disastrous Test series in a format they enjoy much more, but it will still be a tough ask against England. Join The Roar for live scores of this one-day match from 11pm (AEST).
Finally, some common sense. Finally, a feeling that cricket is going on a path that doesn’t lead straight to the coffers of the BCCI.
Sharing a pair of wins and losses so far for the tournament, Australia and South Africa will meet once again with top spot on the line. Catch all the live scores, highlights and action from 3am (AEST) on The Roar.
Australia will be back in whites for the first time since whitewashing New Zealand 2-0 in February this year.
The red and gold pastels of an unprepossessing Royal Challengers away strip are seen wandering the verdant alleyways of Bangalore as the sun descends on yet another scorching summer’s evening.
Test cricket used to be cricket’s bread and butter, though the traditional format of the game is unfortunately going through a process of slow death.
If this past week doesn’t convince the cricketing world that Hawk-Eye and the Decision Review System’s a blight on the game, nothing will.
At the moment I’m writing an academic paper on notions of masculinity in Australian cricket. I’m not going to speak about that here, although I do encourage you to read Roar contributor Geoff Lemon’s work in The Cricket Monthly.
June 13 marked a decade since Ireland played its first full One Day International match.
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