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Australia, you’re to blame for the Glenn Maxwell fiasco

As long as Glenn Maxwell is never provided a clear reason for his omission from national duty, this nation should rejoice. Because all we’ve ever yearned for is consistency.

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Melbourne Renegades sign teen prodigy as BBL cover

Victorian schoolboy Mackenzie Harvey’s blitzing of England’s front-line one-day bowling attack last week has helped to earn him his first Big Bash League contract with the Melbourne Renegades.

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Ben Stokes charged with affray after incident

Ben Stokes has said he is keen to clear his name after being charged with affray.

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BBL07: Five teams left genuinely pushing for the semis, but not for long

With just 12 games of the Big Bash League to play before we hit the semi-finals on February 1 and 2, and even though the table looks like we’re in for a tight run home to the finals, it will actually be pretty cut and dry in the end.

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England hammer Australia in ODI opener, and this time it was the bowlers at fault

Australia’s ODI form trough deepened yesterday as they were flayed by England’s hyper-aggressive batting line-up in the series opener at the MCG.

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The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs England, first ODI

With the Ashes won and lost – or lost and won, depending on your allegiances – England and Australia turned their attention to the T20 series. Then, begrudgingly, turned it to the one-day matches when their respective boards pointed out that they had to get through five of those ruddy things first.

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Plenty Australia can learn from England in ODIs

Steve Smith says Australia could learn a thing or two from England’s freewheeling one-day international style after the visitors blazed their way to a series-opening victory.

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Kohli leads Indian fightback against South Africa

India captain Virat Kohli has led the resistance for his side as they closed on 5-183 on day two of the second Test in Pretoria.

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Australia vs England ODI Cricket live stream: How to watch the series online or on TV

Australia and England will resume battle following a one-sided Ashes series with a five-match ODI series. This is The Roar‘s ultimate guide to streaming the action online and watching all the games on TV.

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Australia vs England ODI Cricket start time: When does the series start? Dates, venues, squads, key information

The Ashes are done and dusted, but there is plenty of cricket still to go for Australia and England as a five-match ODI series gets underway. The first match is set to be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, January 14 at 2:20pm (AEDT).

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Are England the most explosive ODI batting unit of all time?

Australia might have rolled over England in the Ashes, but it won’t be nearly as easy in the five-match ODI series starting tomorrow. The English have become an elite team with the format’s most destructive batting unit.

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Has Glenn Maxwell finally got the message?

Yesterday morning Australian skipper Steve Smith and the twice overlooked Glenn Maxwell met in Melbourne over coffee.

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Usman Khawaja one of world’s best – Watson

Shane Watson has declared Sydney Thunder teammate Usman Khawaja one of the best batsmen in the world and says he’s been burdened by pressure and doubt throughout his national career.

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Khawaja hits 86 as Thunder win in BBL

For a bloke who has made his name and way in Test cricket, Usman Khawaja sure can play T20.

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Cameron White just had to play for Australia this summer

This was going to be the preview block in which I pushed the barrow for Cameron White’s recall to the Australian Twenty20 team this summer.

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T20 whack action is the stuff of Mike Whitney’s dreams

On Day 3 of the Centenary Test of 1977, 20-year-old David Hookes took to Tony Greig’s bowling with the gusto of a hungry, athletic kid on a piñata chock-full of Cherry Ripes.

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Mitch McClenaghan Sydney Thunder

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Alex Carey

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Cameron White

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Steve Smith

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Australia's Joe Burns, left, and David Warner, right

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Ricky Ponting has a new coaching appointment

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England's Moeen Ali, left, talks to coach Trevor Bayliss during a practice session a day ahead of their final match of the ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket against West Indies, in Kolkata, India, Saturday, April 2, 2016.

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Lyon shows his 50-over credentials as Sixers crush the Stars

The Sixers belted the Stars by eight wickets at the MCG last night to move off the bottom of the table. Here are my five main takeaways.

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BBL07 has been a spin renaissance

By Andrew Cammarano, 17 Jan 2018
BBL07 has been a spin renaissance

Spin is in. Apart from D’Arcy Short, this summer’s Big Bash has been about spin.

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When Emma Thompson replaced Brooke Hepburn

By Paul Potter, 17 Jan 2018
When Emma Thompson replaced Brooke Hepburn

Clarence had just finished warming up in preparation to bowl first in their match against University at Kangaroo Bay. Emma Thompson was putting sunscreen on when her phone started ringing, so Erin Fazackerley answered it for her.

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David Warner should replace Steven Smith as ODI captain

After Glenn Maxwell was axed from the Aussie one day team, Steve Smith said the all-rounder needed to train “smarter” – comments which saw Steve Waugh criticise Smith, saying he should “praise in public and criticise in private”.

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Stars lose shine and so does the Big Bash

By Arthur Phillip Pagonis, 17 Jan 2018 Video
Stars lose shine and so does the Big Bash

John Hastings, Ben Dunk, Kevin Pietersen and Peter Handscomb would be feeling the pinch right now with the Melbourne Stars.

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BBL Big Bash live scores, blog, highlights: Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers

The Melbourne Stars will look to clock up a second straight win in this year’s Big Bash League when they host the Sydney Sixers at the MCG. Join The Roar for live scores and blog from 7:40pm (AEDT).

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BBL07: Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers preview and prediction

The Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers will both be looking for a second victory in disappointing campaigns when they clash at the MCG tonight. Here is my full preview, and The Prophet’s pick.

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Five takes from Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat

The Hurricanes stormed into third position with a convincing six-wicket victory over the Heat in Hobart last night. Here are my five main takeaways.

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The 24 hours that lost the Ashes

By Dave Richardson, 16 Jan 2018
The 24 hours that lost the Ashes

If we rewind to early November, a pragmatic and sober English mind should have been hoping to head to Sydney no worse than 2-1 down, which could have occurred along the following lines:

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The 2019 cricket World Cup is England’s to lose

On Sunday, England chased down Australia’s 308 at the MCG, on the back of blistering knock from Jason Roy and solid support from English Test skipper Joe Root, who contributed 91*, while Moeen Ali hit the winning runs.

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Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat: BBL live scores, blog, highlights

The Hobart Hurricanes have won four on the run, and will be looking to make it an even five when they host the Brisbane Heat in the nation’s south tonight. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 7:40pm (AEDT).

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Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat Big Bash preview and prediction

The Brisbane Heat will be looking for revenge when they head to Hobart to take on the Hurricanes tonight. Here is my full preview, as well as The Prophet’s pick.

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Is choosing Cameron White right?

By Andrew Cammarano, 15 Jan 2018 Video
Is choosing Cameron White right?

The selectors sit around a table. A stack of papers – statistics – remains untouched and forgotten.

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Has Test cricket in Australia become boring?

By Zac Standish, 15 Jan 2018
Has Test cricket in Australia become boring?

Fast, bouncy, exciting. These are the characteristics that have for years typified an Australian cricket wicket with epic contests between bat and ball the overall result.

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Australia vs England highlights: First ODI cricket live scores, blog

The Ashes are over, but England will have a chance to hit back against Australia as a five-match ODI series gets underway in Melbourne. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the first match from 2:20pm (AEDT).

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Five takes from Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers

The Perth Scorchers defeated the AdelaideStrikers by six wickets in Alice Springs to move back to the top of the BBL table. Here are my five takeaways.

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Steve O'Keefe

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Perth Scorchers WBBL team celebrate

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Shane Watson

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Michael Neser

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Sydney Thunder batsman Usman Khawaja

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Billy Stanlake

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Sean Abbott

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Nathan Lyon

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