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Lose the Champions Trophy for another World T20? I hope not

No sooner had the recently concluded ICC Champions Trophy provided a fine denouement of the underdogs giving the overwhelming favourites a very bloody nose, than the very existence of the event was called into question.

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Cricket Australia makes new pay offer to ACA as deadline draws near

Cricket Australia has revamped its pay offer to players, offering a greater share of international surpluses.

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Afghanistan, Ireland made full ICC members

Afghanistan and Ireland have been voted in as full members of the International Cricket Council, meaning they can play Test matches against the world’s elite countries.

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Bangladesh tour could derail Australia’s Ashes plans

Australia may have competed strongly in the Test series in India three months ago but they will be vulnerable in the upcoming two-Test series in Bangladesh without key bowlers Mitchell Starc and Steve O’Keefe.

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Homeless Pakistan capture Champions Trophy

It’s hard to comprehend how Pakistan has played just one international series – against Zimbabwe in 2015 – at home since 2009, when terrorists attacked the touring Sri Lankans in Lahore.

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Mohammad Amir declared fit for Champions Trophy final

Pace bowler Mohammad Amir is fit and will play for Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday.

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Taking the Mickey: Pakistan’s perennial plot twist

A lot has been made of England’s transformation since their beleaguered 2015 World Cup campaign Down Under.

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Champions Trophy final more like a war than a match

Sporting clashes between India and Pakistan are more than just matches on the field. There are more war cries than ear-splitting appeals to the umpire.

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Pay dispute continues to cloud Bangladesh tour

Cricket Australia has announced a schedule and squad for the trip to Bangladesh but uncertainty about the two-Test tour continues on two fronts.

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Australia’s squad named for Tour of Bangladesh

With confirmation of Australia’s two-Test match tour to Bangladesh, a 13-man squad has been announced.

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India set up Pakistani grudge match in Champions Trophy final

India have cruised into the final of the Champions Trophy after a nine-wicket victory over Bangladesh on Thursday, setting up a clash with old rivals Pakistan.

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Ruthless Pakistan shock England in Trophy

Pakistan delivered an inspired all-round performance to rout a ragged England team by eight wickets in a one-sided Champions Trophy semi-final in Cardiff.

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Australia down New Zealand in World Cup warm-up

Australia have fired a warning to their women’s World Cup cricket rivals with a clinical 46-run warm-up match win over New Zealand in England.

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Henriques a No.4? I don’t think so

Obvious allegiances aside, I have a bit of sympathy for Australia.

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Is bowling first the new ODI recipe for success?

At the Champions Trophy, a new trend in ODI cricket appears to be emerging. Bowling first has been a way towards securing victory.

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Khawaja and Handscomb must tour India

Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb must tour India in October, Australia have missed James Faulkner, and Travis Head is becoming an invaluable asset – these are among the things we learned from the Champions Trophy.

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

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David Warner celebrates his second century in Adelaide

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Peter Handscomb (left) and Steve Smith of Australia

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A Gentleman's Game, by Anindya Dutta.

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England's captain Eoin Morgan bats

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Travis Head of Australia bowls

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Steve Smith of Australia looks to the sky

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David Warner and James Faulkner celebrate taking Ian Bell's wicket at the SCG

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The Roar of the crowd

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Can club cricket save the game in Australia?

The negotiations between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association continued over the last week in the same farcical way that they started.

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Anil Kumble’s resignation asks questions of BCCI’s management

In a sudden turn of events, Anil Kumble last week announced his resignation as Indian head coach.

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The perennial sports conundrum – is the captain or the coach the boss?

This has all the makings of a future blockbuster that you and I will pay to watch at a multiplex in ten years’ time.

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Will Afghanistan and Ireland get enough competitive games?

The ICC has announced that Afghanistan and Ireland are now full member nations, which means that they now get Test status.

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Struggling short-form spinners on the menu

By Cricket Guru, 22 Jun 2017
Struggling short-form spinners on the menu

In the era where scores above 300 have become a norm, bowlers are increasingly under siege. Technological advances in thicker and lighter bats, along with smaller boundaries, have meant that the advantage has been significantly turned in the batsmen’s favour.

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Years later, the ‘Gilly’ effect is still being felt

I started watching cricket in the early 1990s, when the role of a wicketkeeper in a Test team was to be good with the gloves and contribute some useful runs with the bat.

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Are the Confederations Cup and Champions Trophy really a waste of time?

While football’s Confederations Cup and cricket’s Champions Trophy keep on copping criticism each time they come around, they do fulfil an important role.

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The final the Champions Trophy desperately needed

By Kishan Badrinath, 18 Jun 2017
The final the Champions Trophy desperately needed

Let me take you back to February 15th, 2015.

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Rise of the underdogs

By Sarah Krause, 18 Jun 2017
Rise of the underdogs

The ICC Champions Trophy has been anything but predictable in 2017, with only two of the top four ODI teams managing to make it through to the semi-finals.

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India tour to West Indies – Rohit and Bumrah rested

India tour the West Indies right after the Champions Trophy finals in England for a five ODI and one T20 series.

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The team Australia should really take to Bangladesh

With the Australian Cricket Team knocked out of the Champions Trophy by the ‘New South Africa’ (otherwise known as England) and the players facing unemployment at the end of the month, Cricket Australia is going to need to find 11 players that are not contracted at national or state level to send to Bangladesh.

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A brief discussion on choking in cricket

By Ritesh Misra, 16 Jun 2017
A brief discussion on choking in cricket

Vikram Sathaye, a terrific cricket humorist and author of the book How Sachin destroyed my life is an excellent mimic.

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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Excitement, surprises and turnaround

Is this an ICC Champions Trophy or an ICC Upsets Trophy?

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India vs Bangladesh: Champions Trophy preview

By Rafiqul Ameer, 15 Jun 2017
India vs Bangladesh: Champions Trophy preview

India and Bangladesh will go head-to-head in the next Champions Trophy semi-final, the winner through to face Pakistan in the final.

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What is the role of a cricket coach?

By Giri Subramanian, 15 Jun 2017
What is the role of a cricket coach?

The role of a cricket coach is most underrated and also most overrated at the same time by the fans.

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LORD SPEAKS: My clash with Kerry Packer over World Series Cricket

40 years ago cricket was revolutionised by Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket. Roar expert David Lord was heavily involved and it ended in a spat with Packer over the management of players.

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England's captain Eoin Morgan bats

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England's captain Eoin Morgan bats

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Can Jeevan Mendis pull a Vettori and have Australia in a spin? (AP Photo/Theo Karanikos)

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Steve Smith of Australia looks to the sky

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Jonny Bairstow

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