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Cricket Australia thought it would be a good idea to include a team of young men in this season’s One Day Cup. The result has so far been a chastening experience for those thrown into the fire.
There are as many as four positions up for grabs in the Australian Test side for the first Test against New Zealand in four weeks’ time, yet the Test squad seems certain to be announced before there is a single Sheffield Shield game played.
Shane Warne, Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting have been named among a throng of former cricket superstars who will take the sport to the United States in November.
Recently retired captain Michael Clarke expects the selectors to “pick and stick” with a new-look Australia Test team and believes Shaun Marsh should get first crack at the vacant opener spot.
Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc is prepared to tolerate pain and play every game of cricket he can this summer before submitting to ankle surgery.
Australian umpire Simon Fry has been called up to make his Test debut when he officiates in this month’s series between Sri Lanka and the West Indies.
The cancellation of Australia’s Test tour of Bangladesh will leave their new-look side even more vulnerable for the three-Test home series against New Zealand in a month’s time.
Remembered for a rare Test hat-trick, cricketer Lindsay Kline has ‘scored’ one himself. He became the third Australian Test cricketer to pass away in 2015 following the hallowed footsteps of Richie Benaud and Arthur Morris.
Former Australian Test player Lindsay Kline has died at the age of 81.
Australian captain Steve Smith is adamant the scrapping of the Bangladesh tour due to terrorism fears won’t compromise his team’s preparation for the tough home series against New Zealand.
Australia’s domestic 50-over competition should be star-studded when it starts on Monday, with all international players likely to be available due to the cancellation of the Test tour of Bangladesh.
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Cricket Australia has announced Australia’s upcoming tour of Bangladesh will be postponed due to purported security concerns.
Australia’s Test cricketers are set to return to domestic one-day ranks with their tour of Bangladesh expected to be called off on Thursday.
If Australia abandon their scheduled Test tour of Bangladesh it will be horribly unfortunate. If it happens, however, there can be no criticism of the Australians.
Frank ‘Typhoon’ Tyson has died. He was aged 85, a good innings for a fast bowler who put his body through the agonies of contortions and exertions in his quest to be, in the opinion of Richie Benaud, “the fastest bowler I ever saw”.
Frank ‘Typhoon’ Tyson, who passed away on Sunday aged 85, was like a meteor. The Englishman played only 17 Tests in five years and took 76 wickets at an astonishing average of 18.56.
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Victoria and Queensland have experienced contrasting starts to the tournament, but will both have high hopes of claiming a win when they meet at Blacktown International Sportspark. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 1:45pm (AEDT).
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The temperature is rising, the heat is on – summer is coming and with it, an enormous amount of sport both on Australian shores and internationally just waiting to happen.
“Most people live life on the path we set for them, too afraid to explore any other. But once in a while people like you come along who knock down all the obstacles we put in your way.” – Harry Mitchell, The Adjustment Bureau (2011).
After two brutal defeats from their opening two matches, the debut season for the recently launched Cricket Australia XI could not have gotten off to a worse start.
The Cricket Australia XI continued their horror introduction to state cricket with a comprehensive nine-wicket loss to the Victorian Bushrangers.
Both the New South Wales Blues and South Australia Redbacks will be looking to add to their strong opening day wins when they take to the field at North Sydney Oval in the 2015 One-Day Cup. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 9.45am (AEDT).
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As the One Day Cup got underway, the new Cricket Australia XI had their first hit-out against the boys from New South Wales.
Seven centuries were scored across three games on the opening day of the Matador Barbeques one day domestic cup in Sydney yesterday in searing heat.
The Australia versus England ODI series, much like the stereotype of the shorter formats, played out its role effectively.
Who is the greatest cricketer that ever lived? It’s not Sachin or Sobers or even the Don.
Do you smell that? Cricket season is back, officially getting under way on Monday with the launch of the Matador Cup.
Those who believe cricket is only entertaining when batsmen are having fun, please look away now.
It has crept up, as it always seems to. In just over a week the Matador One-Day Cup commences in Sydney, and what an intriguing little tournament it should be.
With Australia’s tour of Bangladesh just around the corner, a lot of Australian fans are probably wildly ignorant of the opposition.
Cricket in Australia has a long association with alcohol and gambling.
Imagine, if you will, an Australian side that has not lost overseas since 2006. An Australian side that avoided defeat in India, England or the UAE.