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Wade key to Australia’s Champions Trophy hopes

By banking on explosive batsmen for the Champions Trophy, which starts next week, Australia have handed heavy responsibility to in-form keeper-batsman Matthew Wade.

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Ian Chappell lauds players in pay spat after CA gambled on greed

Ian Chappell has praised the altruism of modern-day successor Steve Smith and his Test teammates, saying Cricket Australia unsuccessfully gambled on players’ greed in the ongoing spat.

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Can Australia win a third ICC Champions Trophy?

With the dispute between Cricket Australia and Australian Cricket Association still unresolved, it is difficult to predict as to how Australia will fare in the Champions Trophy commencing on 1 June.

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Mitchell Johnson masterclass leads Mumbai to IPL title

A superb final over and late first innings runs with the bat from Mitchell Johnson has helped Mumbai Indians to their third Indian Premier League title.

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Khawaja headlines strong Australia A squad for tour of South Africa

Usman Khawaja could soon be plunged into the middle of the acrimonious pay dispute between Cricket Australia and the players’ union, having been named captain of Australia A.

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Everyone just calm down, the Ashes aren’t under threat

When November 23 comes around, a full-strength Australia will face a full-strength England in the Ashes opener at the Gabba.

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Australia announce squad for ICC Women’s World Cup

Australia have announced a 15-player squad to make the trip to England and Wales at the end of June for the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup.

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Darren Lehmann says Ashes strike won’t happen

Darren Lehmann is confident cricket’s pay dispute won’t lead to a player boycott of the Ashes but the Australian coach has urged both sides to find a resolution.

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Sledging will forever be part of sport

Sledging isn’t racist or homophobic. It will always be an integral part of sport.

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Marcus Stoinis cleared for Australian Champions Trophy squad

Injured allrounder Marcus Stoinis has resumed bowling and been given the green light to depart for the Champions Trophy.

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Star Aussies must not be banned from IPL

Cricket Australia should be encouraging its finest players to take part in the Indian Premier League, not trying to convince them to abandon the world’s best T20 competition.

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Stalemate continues in cricket pay talks

Australia’s star cricketers have responded to James Sutherland’s threat by making it clear they want the governing body to enter independent mediation, according to the boss of the players’ union.

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WATCH: Tail-ender’s brain fade sends Pakistan legends out on a high

Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq have retired on a winning note after Pakistan clinched their first series win in the Caribbean when they beat West Indies in a thrilling finish to the third Test in Dominica.

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Jason Gillespie among three former Test stars to coach Australia A on 2017 tour

Former Test paceman Jason Gillespie will coach Australia A during a tour of South Africa in July and August.

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WACA to host Ashes Test in 2017

The WACA Ground will get one final Ashes hurrah after the new $1.2 billion Perth Stadium lost its race to be ready in time to host WA’s showpiece Test this summer.

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Champions Trophy: Handscomb could leapfrog Khawaja and Bailey

Marcus Stoinis is in doubt for the Champions Trophy just over two weeks out from Australia’s first warm-up match after injuring his shoulder in the IPL. Who, then, are his potential replacements?

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The modern day WACA

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Australia Test player Glenn Maxwell raises his bat

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Chris Lynn of the Heat raises his bat

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Former Australian cricket captain Ian Chappell

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Glenn Maxwell congratulates David Warner

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Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland and chairman Wally Edwards

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Brian Lara batting for West Indies

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The Roar of the crowd

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Have Australia picked a one-dimensional side for the Champions Trophy?

Now that IPL is out of the way, focus shifts to the 2017 Champions Trophy, kicking off on June 1 at The Oval, where the hosts take on Bangladesh.

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Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant highlights: Indian Premier League final scores, blog

The Mumbai Indians will take on the Rising Pune Supergiant in the final of the 2017 Indian Premier League. This game will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium in Deccan, Hyderabad. Follow all the IPL 2017 Final action from 12:30am (AEST) right here on The Roar.

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Will Australia’s cricketers stand together or are the temptations too great for some?

The current pay dispute between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) is, in essence, a good old-fashioned industrial dispute – CA as the mean employer, the ACA as the trade union on behalf of the elite downtrodden.

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Stop-start selection is hurting Khawaja

By Dylan Carmody, 20 May 2017
Stop-start selection is hurting Khawaja

Cricket is a form game, and to get into form you need to be on the field.

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It’s time to unleash the Northern Territory in our national sporting competitions

Living in the Northern Territory has plenty of advantages – stunning sunrises and sunsets, Uluru, the gateway to the past and a beautiful culture. There is just one thing missing: a national sports team.

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The summer of ’48 and two of the greatest wicketkeepers of all time

The Summer of 1948 was a truly unique one.

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Top five alternatives to the summer of cricket

Australian Test vice-captain David Warner and Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland have come out strongly in the media this week in relation to the on-going disagreement between players and administrators regarding the players’ contracts.

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The worst shots by tail-enders

By Greg, 17 May 2017
The worst shots by tail-enders

Watching a tail-ender bat is like watching a dork attend his first party. It’s fun, it’s awful, it’s magical, it’s clumsy and it’s brilliant all in one.

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Cricket Australia must declare

By Andrew Menczel, 16 May 2017
Cricket Australia must declare

High-level negotiations are often ugly and bitter affairs, and the current stand-off between Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) is no different.

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Are Australia’s cricketers becoming greedy?

By Andrew Young, 16 May 2017
Are Australia’s cricketers becoming greedy?

Directly shared with almost 700 thousand followers, Australia’s two premier fast bowlers, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins, have taken to social media to express their sentiments on the current impasse regarding the proposed pay deal.

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ICC Champions Trophy 2017 form guide: How the Aussies are shaping up

After a long Australian summer and a gruelling tour of India, the Australian side has had time to prepare for the upcoming Champions Trophy through a dose of domestic cricket via the Indian Premier League and the English domestic scene.

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Stuart Clark reckons he’s “useless,” so why did Pat Howard get a new contract?

I am going to get straight on the front foot with this issue when I say I was very surprised that Cricket Australia decided to extend Pat Howard’s contract for another two years as high performance manager.

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Australia’s Bangladesh trip crucial for both nations

In recent weeks the floated Australian tour of Bangladesh appears to have come to fruition – and this is simply great news for a home side preparing to launch into yet another Ashes campaign.

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An introduction to the Champions Trophy

In a world where cricket is battling to remain relevant, the Champions Trophy is about to arrive to assist calibrate our minds, values and priorities relating to the great game.

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Why England are the favourites for the Champions Trophy

As an Englishman, I am all too aware of the dangers of hyping up our national team ahead of a major sporting tournament.

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Not the trophy for Champions: Five memorable moments from an unmemorable tournament

The ICC Champions Trophy is on the horizon, and you can feel the excitement reverberating around the bars, clubs and workplaces all over the nation.

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Abhilash from India has been dubbed as India's own Muralitharan

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

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Australia Test player Glenn Maxwell raises his bat

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Australian batsman Usman Khawaja

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