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Australia’s two-Test series of Bangladesh is only their second tour of the country since the latter gained Test status in 2000.

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It sometimes seems every five years or so some people involved in cricket try to blow up the sport, whether it’s World Series Cricket, or the South African rebel tours, or Shane Warne feeling bored, or matchfixers, or the IPL, or literally in the case of terrorists in Pakistan.

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A hattrick is rare in Test cricket. However an even more rare feat is scoring a 300. In the over 2000 Test matches played there have been 43 hattricks, but only 30 occasions on which a player has crossed 300.

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On 23 February 2017 the year’s first Test between Australia and India began in Pune, India. Many expected it to be the first of four straight defeats for the Australian side in a four-test series.

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The 2017-18 Sheffield Shield is fast approaching, but before the first round kicks off in October, it is worth having a brief look back at last season.

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Australia’s male cricketers ended their contractual standoff with Cricket Australia recently, swapping pickets for wickets in a three-day warm-up game in Darwin ahead of the tour of Bangladesh.

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Bangladesh are a genuine chance of upsetting Australia in the two-Test series which starts on Sunday, but such a boilover will rest heavily on the shoulders of four players.

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Australia and Bangladesh will be facing each other in whites for the first time in more than 11 years when they begin their two-Test series in Dhaka on August 27.

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In around three months’ time on the first day of the Ashes series at the Gabba, you can be confident, barring injuries, that Australia’s top five in batting order will be David Warner, Matt Renshaw, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith and Peter Handscomb.

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The Australian Test team is about to embark on a two-Test tour to Bangladesh and several of those players will also go straight to India for a One-Day and Twenty20 series.

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Such has been the success of the Twenty20 format in cricket and the Big Bash domestic competition, that it is a formula that Supercars is looking pursue for the future.

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Australian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade’s anticipated Tasmanian homecoming has been confirmed but there’s no guarantee he’ll be the Tigers’ first-choice gloveman.

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Legendary former Australian Test captain Greg Chappell is a busy man. Not only is he in charge of finding the country’s next superstars, he’s also involved in a new charity called The Chappell Foundation.

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Glenn Maxwell has the talent to become a mainstay at No.6 in Australia’s Test side, while a mountain of runs in Bangladesh will ensure he finally dons the baggy green at home.

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India have had a stellar last couple of years: the team has won eight consecutive Test series under skipper Virat Kohli, which has catapulted them to world number one in the ICC rankings.

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It may not be the sun-drenched climes of Adelaide, Dubai or Brisbane but this week the infant that is day-night Test cricket arrives in Birmingham.

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The olden days of first-class cricket in England were replete with intriguing and bizarre fixtures, such as One-Legged XI versus One-Armed XI, Smokers versus Non-Smokers and Over 38s versus Under 38s, to name a few.

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A once proud cricketing nation, Sri Lanka have fallen into a deep abyss and appear powerless to claw their way back from their pathetic plight as the world watches and wonders what has struck them down.

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David Warner has passed a concussion test following a painful bouncer blow to the neck during Australia’s intra-squad game in Darwin.

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David Warner has left the field unassisted after suffering a painful bouncer blow to the neck while batting in Australia’s intra-squad game.

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