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Faulkner returns as Australia announce squads for India

The Australian Test team is about to embark on a two-Test tour to Bangladesh and several of those players will also go straight to India for a One-Day and Twenty20 series.

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Aussie skipper Meg Lanning out of Ashes

Australia have suffered a huge blow to their women’s cricket Ashes chances, with captain and star batter Meg Lanning ruled out.

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Matthew Wade returns to Tasmania but will he wear the gloves?

Australian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade’s anticipated Tasmanian homecoming has been confirmed but there’s no guarantee he’ll be the Tigers’ first-choice gloveman.

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Greg Chappell on why Sheffield Shield form will mean everything before The Ashes

Legendary former Australian Test captain Greg Chappell is a busy man. Not only is he in charge of finding the country’s next superstars, he’s also involved in a new charity called The Chappell Foundation.

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“No doubt” Maxwell has the talent to stay at No. 6: Hussey

Glenn Maxwell has the talent to become a mainstay at No.6 in Australia’s Test side, while a mountain of runs in Bangladesh will ensure he finally dons the baggy green at home.

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The next step to securing Test cricket’s relevance

It may not be the sun-drenched climes of Adelaide, Dubai or Brisbane but this week the infant that is day-night Test cricket arrives in Birmingham.

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David Warner passes concussion test after blow

David Warner has passed a concussion test following a painful bouncer blow to the neck during Australia’s intra-squad game in Darwin.

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WATCH: Warner retires hurt after being struck in the neck

David Warner has left the field unassisted after suffering a painful bouncer blow to the neck while batting in Australia’s intra-squad game.

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Bangladesh could play four spinners against Australia

In Bangladesh’s last home Test series their spinners incredibly took 38 out of 39 wickets. Now Australia look set to face at least four Bangladeshi spinners during the first Test in Dhaka in 12 days’ time.

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Glenn Maxwell eyeing off more Test success

When Australia’s Test side arrives in Bangladesh, Glenn Maxwell will know he’s left no stone unturned in his preparation.

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May the industrial action never end

It all feels a bit hollow now. A bit anti-climactic.

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Women’s sport weekly wrap: Cricket lead the way with historic pay deal

A question I frequently get asked is which sport is doing the most for women’s sport in Australia. My answer is always the same.

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Haddin in as new fielding coach for Australia

Australia’s new fielding coach Brad Haddin wants his side to reach the lofty standards set by Andrew Symonds and Ricky Ponting.

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It won’t be great if England play the Ashes with eight

Now that Cricket Australia and the ACA have seemingly kissed and made up, it looks as though the Ashes will take place as scheduled.

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England can win Ashes: Faf du Plessis

England have the right balance to beat Australia in this summer’s Ashes series, according to South African captain Faf du Plessis.

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Agar over Swepson for Bangladesh Tests

Ashton Agar’s greater accuracy and superior batting should see him picked ahead of leg spinner Mitchell Swepson for Australia’s first Test against Bangladesh later this month.

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Australian batsman David Warner leaves the field

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Australian Test skipper Steve Smith

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James Sutherland and Alistair Nicholson press conference

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Australia Test player Glenn Maxwell raises his bat

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England's cricketer Moeen Ali

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Australian captain Steve Smith

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Are Indian pacers ready to take the lead?

By Giri Subramanian, 17 Aug 2017
Are Indian pacers ready to take the lead?

India have had a stellar last couple of years: the team has won eight consecutive Test series under skipper Virat Kohli, which has catapulted them to world number one in the ICC rankings.

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Blast from the past: Married versus Single at Lord’s

The olden days of first-class cricket in England were replete with intriguing and bizarre fixtures, such as One-Legged XI versus One-Armed XI, Smokers versus Non-Smokers and Over 38s versus Under 38s, to name a few.

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What’s wrong with Sri Lankan cricket?

A once proud cricketing nation, Sri Lanka have fallen into a deep abyss and appear powerless to claw their way back from their pathetic plight as the world watches and wonders what has struck them down.

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How to hate Joe Root

By TheRev, 15 Aug 2017
How to hate Joe Root

Ahead of the upcoming Ashes series, English captain Joe Root has decided that challenging the Australian side is too easy, so he has decided to challenge the Australian public instead.

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Is Alastair Cook really that reliable?

By Michael Frawley, 14 Aug 2017
Is Alastair Cook really that reliable?

We are blessed to be able to watch two opening batsmen who average close to 50 in Test cricket; Alastair Cook (46.0) and David Warner (47.4).

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It’s time for Australia to pick a leg-spinner

It’s now been ten years since Shane Warne retired from international cricket and in that time, Cricket Australia has unearthed a total of zero competent leg-spinners.

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Spinning all-rounders deserve their due

By Ritesh Misra, 13 Aug 2017
Spinning all-rounders deserve their due

Ben Stokes is currently the best all-rounder in the world, an oft-quoted assessment that will be accepted by many followers of the great game without any counter query.

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Finally, we can concentrate on cricket again

By Ryan Hartwig, 12 Aug 2017
Finally, we can concentrate on cricket again

I might be stating the obvious, but following the drag of the pay dispute, isn’t it just fantastic to be focussing purely on the cricket again?

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Her bowling average of 16.62 in Test cricket would put her at No.6 among all bowlers with ten or more matches if she was playing the men’s game.

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CLUB ROAR WEEKLY: Cricket season returns and a wacky celebration

This week, Club Roar is looking to the future with the summer of cricket quickly closing in, players dusting off their bats and searching for those whites in the back of the cupboard. This is the best, worst and funniest of Club Roar over the past week.

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Is T20 the purest form of cricket?

By Julian King, 11 Aug 2017
Is T20 the purest form of cricket?

For a brief moment, we faced the nightmare of a summer without a ball being bowled, such was the acrimony in the cricket pay dispute.

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England’s series victory can’t hide batting problems

England have secured a 3-1 victory over South Africa at home. Great result, right? Well, sort of.

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Jimmy Anderson closing in on 500 Test wickets

England’s Jimmy Anderson could join Test cricket’s exclusive 500-wicket club during the upcoming three-Test series against the West Indies.

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Ravi Jadeja’s suspension is the only thing stopping his relentless progress

He has played 32 Test matches, taken 155 wickets giving away an average of 23 runs per hapless victim.

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Growing up with a sport-obsessed uncle in suburban Sydney

I grew up in a dead end street in the western suburbs of Sydney in the 1970s. The memories are still vivid.

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Before the Ashes or India is Bangladesh

By Stephen Yan, 5 Aug 2017
Before the Ashes or India is Bangladesh

Now the shambles of the pay dispute is over (for now), it’s back to the on-field matters of cricket, and while most of the talk regards the home Ashes series, there is an upcoming series to Bangladesh Australia should be wary of.

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Australian batsman Matt Renshaw

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Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland talks to the media

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Mehedi Hasan Miraz Bangladesh Cricket 2017

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Australia's David Warner and Steve Smith

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Shikhar Dhawan

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South African captain Graeme Smith. AAP Image/Dave Hunt

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Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga celebrates after clean bowling Australia's batsman Mitchell Johnson. AFP PHOTO / Bradley

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Glenn Maxwell congratulates David Warner

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