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Shane Watson inked a $1.98 million deal last weekend to play in the Indian Premier League in May, making him the highest paid player at this year’s auction.
England have named uncapped Hampshire allrounder Liam Dawson in their 15-man squad for the Twenty20 World Cup from next month in India, but there has been no dramatic recall for Kevin Pietersen.
On the one hand, the Australia squad for the upcoming World T20 appears to be something of a kneejerk reaction to underwhelming recent performances.
Australian Test rookies Adam Voges, Usman Khawaja and Joe Burns enjoyed sterling home summers, but the series against New Zealand starting on Friday will give us a clearer indication of where they stand as Test batsmen.
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Millions of words have been written and spoken about the shabby treatment Usman Khawaja has received in limited-over selections by the national panel this summer.
Rod Marsh included three injured players in Australia’s Twenty20 World Cup squad and is confident they’ll all be fit and firing this month.
Some stellar performances during last year’s IPL appear to have earned game-shy quick Nathan Coulter-Nile a surprise Australian call-up for the Twenty20 World Cup in India next month.
Shane Warne and Steve Waugh probably won’t be reliving the glory days anytime soon.
Australian batsman Mitch Marsh was left fuming during his side’s defeat against New Zealand in Hamilton on Monday after he was dismissed when a stadium screen replay led to a DRS referral.
After a summer of selection snubbings, Usman Khawaja has been named in Australia’s squad for the World T20 in India next month, with the only shock selection being Test wicketkeeper Peter Nevill being named over incumbent limited overs gloveman Matthew Wade.
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With the series tied at one game apiece, Australia and New Zealand faced off in the final ODI, held as part of the half-time show for Super Bowl 50.
There’s no argument, Kiwi captain Brendon McCullum is one of the most explosive batsmen in the history of the sport.
Strong preparation is key to a successful season in the Big Bash League. For Sydney Thunder bowler Chris Green, getting ready to compete in Australia’s premier Twenty20 cricket competition means finding a balance between informed training and listening to what his body needs.
Brendon McCullum suggested it would have been “disrespectful” to withdraw an appeal in a tense ODI series decider against Australia.
New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum’s one-day career has ended in victory and controversy, earning the ire of Australia in a gripping contest in Hamilton.
With this three-match one-day series between Australia and New Zealand currently all square at one game each, we head to Seddon Park in Hamilton for the decider.
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The recent mankad incident at the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh has caused great debate about whether mankading is within the spirit of the game, and whether it should be allowed in the game.
In the worst selection call on a spin bowler since Nathan Lyon was bizarrely left out of the first two matches of the 2013 Ashes, Cameron Boyce has been left out of the World T20 squad.
India capitulated to their third-lowest Twenty20 score, as Sri Lanka recorded an emphatic victory in the first game of the three-match series.
Aussie legend Adam Gilchrist joins us on the latest episode of Can’t Bowl Can’t Throw.
George Bailey debuted for Australia in 2012 against the West Indies. Since then, he has been a decent player in all three formats for Tasmania.
The build up to the Twenty20 World Cup continues – and the number one ranking goes on the line – in a three-match series between India and Sri Lanka. Join The Roar for live scores of the first match from 1am (AEDT).
Cricket is a sport which never flows in one direction, it’s always up and down.
Has the new wunderkind of Australian cricket arrived? Because 23-year-old leg spinner Adam Zampa looks right at home in the Australian team.
Let’s be clear. Mitchell Marsh was out. Stone cold, clear as day, salmon trout, out. But he was dreadfully unlucky to have been given out.
The 2016 IPL auction concluded on Saturday, and while there were the usual spills, thrills and talking points at the end of the one-day event, one of the bigger limelight-catchers was the way Delhi Daredevils went about their business.
Shane Watson is the most polarising player in Australian cricket. He has been on the receiving end of a lot of flak from various Roarers and rightly so.
Mitchell Marsh’s controversial wicket on Monday’s final ODI against New Zealand proved to be the turning point in the match, but the fact remains that it should not have been given.
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Every cricket fan knows that the contest between bat and ball has swung massively towards the former in recent years.
South Africa will try to keep their one-day international series alive against England when the teams meet in the third match at Centurion. Can the Proteas turn things around, or will England take the series with two matches still to play?
Whether it’s who’s going to the World T20 tournament, who’s going to New Zealand, who lost Usman Khawaja’s phone number, or how Channel Ten selected the menu in the jungle for Shane Warne’s arrival, the topic of selection is just so controversial at the moment.
Australia has been the best one-day nation on the planet in this century.
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