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Australian captain Steve Smith was looking forward to his milestone of 100 ODIs overnight, but the second loss to India killed any celebrations.

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Australia will start their five-match ODI series in India on Sunday with a vastly weakened attack, missing their two best bowlers as well as their second-highest wicket taker from last year.

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The Australian cricket team defeated Bangladesh at Chittagong last week to tie the two-Test series after losing the first match in Dhaka.

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Australia have continued their renaissance in Asia after registering a comfortable win in the second Test in Bangladesh yesterday to draw the series.

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Steve Smith remains upbeat Australian cricket’s protracted pay crisis is almost over, but the skipper admits the prospect of an unprecedented Test boycott is still in play.

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In any cricket team, from the Australian national side, to the Lindfield U/8 Cs, the best batsman has to be your captain.

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Generations of cricketers have grown up in this country with the dream of playing in an Ashes series.

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Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, Joe Root and Virat Kohli represent the modern-day superstars and are all currently vying for that number-one status of ‘world best batsmen’.

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These days, the reality is sport is a business. As much as fans hate it, that’s the reality.

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Steve Smith is one of the best batsman in the world. Unfortunately his captaincy isn’t as good.

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Professional cricketers probably don’t come to mind when one thinks of sports that produce the best natural athletes. But the days of David Boon and Shane Warne are gone, and today’s cricketers are expected to perform at elite levels.

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You can count the number of good leg spinners through the history of cricket with your hand, that’s how difficult they are to come by.

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An expected flat pitch at Edgbaston should favour Australia in their Champions Trophy opener today against New Zealand, who have had the measure of the Aussies on bowler-friendly decks.

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The relationship between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association continues to leap from one burning building to the next, with the ACA revealing this week that they are going to take control of the player image rights.

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Australian superstars David Warner and Steve Smith are dominating in the Indian Premier League along with lesser lights Andrew Tye, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Moises Henriques.

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There’s plenty of new opportunities for cricketers in the Indian Premier League, and for Australian captain Steve Smith, he finally got the chance to experience the sinking feeling of dropping his national teammate, David Warner, in the field.

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Australia need to start putting more focus on their One Day and T20 teams. It is good to see priority on the Test team but this form of cricket is beginning to lose popularity.

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Steve Smith’s incredible last few seasons have him threatening to displace Greg Chappell and Ricky Ponting as the next best Aussie batsman since Don Bradman.

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Shaun Marsh, Jason Behrendorff and Moises Henriques should be selected in Australia’s Champions Trophy ODI squad to head to England next month.

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India versus Australia, 2017 edition, had to be one of the most exciting Test series in recent memory. We were expecting a 0-4 loss. We could have been 2-0 up. We were lucky we didn’t lose 1-3. It was gripping stuff.

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