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Boyce and Agar: Australia’s T20 wildcards

Today’s one-off match against England at Cardiff could appear to be just another throw away T20 match. But, with only just over six months to the World Twenty20, it is a rare chance for Australia to test out their line-up.

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England vs Australia T20 International: How to watch on TV, listen on radio and stream online

The 2015 Ashes series are done and dusted but there is still plenty of important cricket to be played between England and Australia in the next fortnight. It all gets underway with a one-off T20 international where the summer all began at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.

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A 26-year-old, who has fought back from the cricketing wilderness, will make his Australian debut in Monday’s Twenty20 clash with England in Cardiff.

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Buoyed by a winter off the drink, new Australian vice-captain David Warner insists he’s not ready to give up playing all three forms of cricket and has declared he’s determined to win a Twenty20 World Cup.

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A big winter spent refining his game in the contrasting conditions of India and England has hopeful Australian opener Joe Burns confident of a Test recall.

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Burns puts case forward to open with Warner

Australia’s potential Test opening partnership has passed its first audition, with David Warner and Joe Burns smashing a century stand in the one-day victory against Ireland.

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Australia vs England ODI series looks unpredictable

Australia are comfortably the best ODI side in the world, having stormed to a World Cup win just months ago. England, meanwhile, are a perennially poor 50-over outfit and were a laughing stock at that tournament.

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Australia vs Ireland ODI: How to watch on TV, listen on radio and stream online

Australia’s post-Ashes One Day International campaign kicks off with a match against Ireland at the Civil Service Cricket Club in Belfast.

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Is Nathan Lyon destined to take 400 Test wickets?

Following Shane Warne’s retirement at the end of the 2006-07 Ashes series, Australian cricket was desperate to find a regular spin bowler.

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Australia will field a full-strength line-up for their one-day clash with Ireland with debutant Joe Burns set to open the batting.

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An influx of new players, including three uncapped young guns, will ensure there is no Ashes hangover which drifts into Australia’s one-day campaign.

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An opening question for both sets of selectors

Both Australia and England have one conundrum to solve before their relentless Test schedules gather pace once again.

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Test tour of Bangladesh will challenge Australia

Over the past five years, Bangladesh have not won a Test against any side other than Zimbabwe. Yet they shape as challenging foes for Australia in the two-Test series starting in just six weeks’ time.

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With a strange Ashes done, what next for Australia and England?

So that’s that. A 2015 Ashes conclusion that leaves us poking around in the same confusion and bemusement as during the opening paragraphs, when the Australian favourites suddenly found themselves being spanked around the wider environs of Cardiff.

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The Liebke Ratings: Fifth Ashes Test

Australia won the fifth Ashes Test by an innings and 46 runs. Despite Australian administrators’ best efforts to hastily schedule a sixth Test or have only London-based Tests count in the final tally, England officially won the series 3-2 and therefore regained the Ashes.

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Smith and Root behind roller coaster Ashes

What a paradoxical end to a roller coaster series! Did you notice the expressions on the faces of the rival teams at the award presentation on Sunday?

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Australia captain Michael Clarke scratches his head

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Long time comin': Chris Rogers celebrates his debut ton (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

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Australian bowler Nathan Lyon

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Peter Siddle appeals for and celebrates taking a wicket in one motion

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Johnson-Ashes

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The Roar of the crowd

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Is Mitchell Starc a Test bowler?

By Matt Gates, Today Video
Is Mitchell Starc a Test bowler?

Mitchell Starc has shown a lot of promise over the years taking a lot of wickets and bowling well, but is he fit for Test cricket?

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Down but not out: The infamous Pakistani trio

History suggests the International Cricket Council (ICC) never takes the bull by the horns. It is a toothless body that depends on other cricket boards from India, Australia and England to make all the important decisions.

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Kandy Crush: Loved by millions

By Tejas RK Motwani, 28 Aug 2015 Video
Kandy Crush: Loved by millions

It was a warm sunny evening of April 2014. India was playing Sri Lanka in World T20 final and were clear favourites to win the game and cash in on the coveted Cup.

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Never forget, cricket’s a dangerous game

By Ryan Hartwig, 28 Aug 2015 Video
Never forget, cricket’s a dangerous game

As the ball thudded into the back of the net at my cricket training the other night, all 40 players in our squad braced themselves, and were swiftly relieved to discover no one was hurt.

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Ireland impress in match against Australia

By Jackson Wood, 28 Aug 2015

A rain-interrupted match against Australia in Belfast has shown there plenty to be excited about in Irish cricket.

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Ireland vs Australia highlights: One day international cricket scores

Ireland play a lone international against Australia before the Aussies kick into a T20 and then ODI series against the Old Enemy. Join us for live scores of the cricket from 7:45pm AEST tonight.

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The Ashes blame game

By kazblah, 27 Aug 2015
The Ashes blame game

There wasn’t that much cricket, just 18 days in all So we’ve taken up another sport in lieu of bat and ball

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Ashes 2015: Why I can’t wait to wait again

And so it was. On a typically bleak British summer’s day after two solid years of an insufferably elongated, combined Ashes series – that was all that was written.

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How important are centuries in the Ashes?

By Ben Latham, 26 Aug 2015
How important are centuries in the Ashes?

Australia lost the 2015 Ashes despite scoring more centuries than England. It was a reverse of the overall score-line; 3-2. But is this such an anomaly? And what does it mean about Australia’s batting performance?

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Take a Broad walk on Stuart’s side

By Martin Rodger, 26 Aug 2015 New author!
Take a Broad walk on Stuart’s side

Two years have passed since the non-walking incident at Trent Bridge, and Stuart Broad continues to be Australia’s most hated man in world sport.

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Legal action brought against Ashes cricketers

A class action is being brought against players from the Australian and English cricket teams.

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Are we selecting captains in the wrong way?

By Klaus Nannestad, 25 Aug 2015
Are we selecting captains in the wrong way?

When Michael Clarke announced his retirement at the end of the Test in Trent Bridge the Australian selectors took action to determine his successor. The meeting probably didn’t take long.

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Australia’s Test team casualty ward

By Connor Bennett, 25 Aug 2015 New author!
Australia’s Test team casualty ward

If you had told me how this Ashes series would have transpired before the first morning of the Cardiff Test I, like most logical people, would have brushed you off very quickly.

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Meaningless friendly ODI and T20 Internationals must stop

Name a one-day or Twenty20 International you can honestly recall in any level of detail that was outside of an official ICC World Cup tournament?

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England retain the Ashes despite resounding defeat

Although it was a dead rubber, Australia were looking to send a message in the final Test at The Oval.

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Will the real Australian cricket team please stand up

It’s a special sort of torture trying to enjoy humiliating someone you’ve already lost to.

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Michael Clarke in the field

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Australia's greatest ever batsman, Sir Don Bradman

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Australia captain Michael Clarke leaves the crease after losing his wicket

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Peter Siddle claims a hatrick in an Ashes Test at the Gabba.

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Peter Siddle appeals for and celebrates taking a wicket in one motion

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England's batsman Joe Root holds his head as he walks back to pavilion

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Australian captain Michael Clarke (right) and coach Darren Lehmann (left) inspect the pitch at the Western Australia Cricket Ground (WACA). (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

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Chris Rogers on his way to 84 for Australia in the third Ashes Test (AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES).

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Australia captain Michael Clarke leaves the crease after losing his wicket

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