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After a horrific first six rounds of the Sheffield Shield season, Queensland opener Matt Renshaw has returned to form in emphatic fashion, blasting 170 against Victoria to help the Bulls stay atop the table.

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Cameron Bancroft has declared the Perth Scorchers the BBL’s greatest-ever team, and he wants them to convert the city’s new $1.5 billion stadium into a fortress.

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As the offensively scalding January sun sets on another Ashes series in the great southern land, the Australian sporting public received the best Christmas gift of all – a crushing four-nil defeat over England.

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If names and careers are made and ruined by Ashes series won and lost, then a group of Australian and English players will walk on to the Sydney Cricket Ground these next five days knowing they have few remaining chances to ensure they’re a part of the historical folklore.

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With the Ashes won and the whitewash out of play, Australia’s Test selectors can now look ahead to the South Africa Test tour, with the 1st Test starting on 1 March.

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Yesterday, England produced their second-best bowling display of this Ashes, but were blunted by an extraordinary ton from David Warner and a pair of wonderfully patient knocks by Steve Smith and Shaun Marsh.

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If there have been any people more maligned than Mitchell Marsh so far this Ashes series, it has been the Australian selectors, but both were redeemed at the weekend.

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I’ve only ever seen headbutt. The deliverer was a footballer, not having the best of days and deciding the bloke marking him had crossed some imaginary line, who was sent for an early bath after rearranging the facial features of the aforementioned defender.

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While Australians shouldn’t get too cocky after the convincing win in the first Test – it’s a long series after all – it does appear as though the battle between ‘armchair critics’ and the Australian selectors may just be the spicier clash this summer.

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England’s cricket board is investigating an alleged physical altercation between Jonny Bairstow and Cameron Bancroft that occurred in a Perth bar earlier this month.

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Australia’s latest Test cricketer, Cameron Bancroft, is one of the most well-rounded batsmen in the country, raised on bouncy WACA decks, experienced on seaming English pitches, and with success against spin in Asia.

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Australia was in a rare state of satisfaction after the euphoria of Wednesday’s historic events, then our selectors leaked a Test squad.

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Tim Paine will be Australia’s wicketkeeper for the first two Ashes Tests this summer after the Tasmanian was named in a 13-man squad on Friday morning.

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Rhythm, tempo and expression. Characteristics that are as essential to the success of a batsman as they are to a harmonic melody.

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Cameron Bancroft must be selected for the first Test of the Ashes. His form simply demands it, and it would open up the way for David Warner to bat at first drop.

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There’s no argument Cameron Bancroft deserves to make his Test debut against England at the Gabba next week. The question is where?

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I was critical of the selectors during their kneejerk reactions to Australia’s disaster of a series against South Africa last summer and more recently in Asia. Dropping Peter Nevill in the South African series was their biggest mistake.

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Cricket selection is not a difficult business.

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When the Australian national selection panel discuss the team for the first Ashes Test this afternoon in Brisbane, they have one large problem to overcome.

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Cameron Bancroft has made his case for an Ashes call-up almost irresistible after producing an unbeaten double century in Western Australia’s Sheffield Shield clash with South Australia at the WACA Ground.

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