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BBL08 gets festive with full home-and-away season and Christmas Eve fixtures for the first time ever

The draw for the 2018-19 season of the Big Bash League was released earlier this morning, with more action than ever before.

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Standalone WBBL finals a big tick for Cricket Australia

Yesterday, the fixtures for WBBL04 were announced by Cricket Australia and there have been some big developments.

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WBBL introduces standalone finals in 2018-19 fixture

The fourth season of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will bring fans more live action than ever before, with increased free-to-air coverage and stand-alone finals the biggest talking points out of today’s draw release.

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India’s mystery spinner is coming for Australia

India will arrive in Australia this summer with generous hopes for their four-Test series despite their bowlers being bulldozed on their last two tours here. This time, it could be a left-arm mystery spinner who holds the key for India.

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Three doesn’t go into three: Why Starc, Hazlewood and Cummins can’t play all formats

While Australia have struggled this past month in the absence of their best quicks, it may have helped them build crucial pace depth, with Pat Cummins now questioning whether the ‘Big Three’ can play in all formats.

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Seven make history as Alison Mitchell signs on as cricket commentator

Alison Mitchell will become the first woman to commentate ball-by-ball on Australian cricket this summer after confirming she had signed on with Channel Seven today.

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Glenn Maxwell’s highlights don’t paper over his failings

Two days ago, the heading ‘Maxwell is a T20 treasure for Australia‘ caught my eye.

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Australia beware, India beats England in T20 series

With India touring Australia this summer, it is topical to note that India defeated England in their country this month, 2-1, in T20 Internationals (T20I) on Sunday.

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Shaun Marsh hurt, injury scare for Aussies

Australia are sweating on yet another injury scare that could affect their Test XI, with Shaun Marsh sent for scans after hurting his shoulder in the UK.

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Australia lose the unloseable T20 final in Harare

When openers Aaron Finch and D’Arcy Short cracked 96 off just 9.5 overs, the Australians were looking at least 200-plus batting first in the T20 final against Pakistan in Harare overnight.

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Aaron Finch surging into ODI captaincy contention

Aaron Finch could soon find himself as captain of Australia’s one-day international team.

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Maxwell is a T20 treasure for Australia

Glenn Maxwell is Australia’s second-best Twenty20 cricketer after captain Aaron Finch, yet the all-rounder continues to get showered in exaggerated criticism.

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Smith hits 55 but Toronto lose in Canada T20

Steve Smith made an unbeaten 55 but it wasn’t enough to stop his Toronto Nationals from falling to tournament leaders West Indies B in the Global Twenty20 Canada.

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Pakistan give Australia wake-up call

D’Arcy Short’s T20I spot is in jeopardy after a string of stilted efforts, including a tortured innings of 28 from 34 balls last night as Australia lost by 45 runs against Pakistan.

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Glenn McGrath joins the Seven commentary team

Glenn McGrath, the most successful fast bowler in Test cricket history, has joined Ricky Ponting, Michael Slater, and Damien Fleming In Channel Seven’s commentary team in the new two-way battle for viewers with Foxtel.

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Finch’s phenomenal form has him primed to fly into Test side

Last night, Aaron Finch pushed his case to be considered the best Twenty20 batsman of all time, as he blasted a world record 172 to lead Australia to a commanding 100-run win over Zimbabwe in Harare.

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Billy Stanlake of Australia celebrates

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Mitchell Swepson of Australia bowls against England

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Mitchell Swepson of Australia bowls against England

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Tom Rogic reacts after missing a goal opportunity

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Steve Smith

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Joe Root

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Billy Stanlake celebrates a wicket.

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It’s top three or bust for team India

By Giri Subramanian, 19 Jul 2018
It’s top three or bust for team India

The World Cup is just about a year away and there are problems galore for the Indian ODI team.

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Kuldeep Yadav is a no-brainer for India’s Test team

Kuldeep Yadav has impressed in the limited overs format, with England unable to read his wrong’un – even Joe Root is struggling to pick him.

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Which broadcaster is winning the cricket commentary arms race?

It’s the dawn of a new era for cricket coverage in Australia this summer with Channel Nine having conceded the television broadcasting rights for the first time in four decades.

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England defeats a blessing in disguise

By Saurabh Gandle, 14 Jul 2018
England defeats a blessing in disguise

England has been on the wrong side as far as a result goes in the short form matches. But Eoin Morgan rightly pointed out how stumbling to one of the rarest bowlers in Kuldeep Yadav doesn’t change the dynamics much for them.

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India need to make the best use of Rohit Sharma’s form

India won the first ODI against England at Trent Bridge, a venue known as batting paradise for limited overs cricket in England.

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India primed to do well on remainder of UK tour

By Saurabh Gandle, 13 Jul 2018
India primed to do well on remainder of UK tour

India edged out England to win their T20 series 2-1, thanks to some jaw-dropping displays from batsmen and Kuldeep Yadav bamboozling efforts in the first match.

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India versus Pakistan: A man-for-man analysis

By Saurabh Gandle, 13 Jul 2018
India versus Pakistan: A man-for-man analysis

India beat England at home convincingly, while Pakistan won the T20 tri-series against Australia and Zimbabwe to retain their number one ranking.

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Who should be Australia’s T20 all rounder?

The Australian Twenty20 team has struggled to settle on an all-rounder since the retirement of Shane Watson.

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The battle lines are drawn for India’s tour of Australia

Pat Cummins has made the audacious prediction that Virat Kohli will not get hundred when India tour Australia this summer. In fact, the young gun is confident Australia can knock off India 4-0.

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Five thoughts from Australia’s tour of England and Zimbabwe

Things were never going to be easy for Justin Langer when he took over from Darren Lehmann, and the new coach would have had plenty to think about on the way home after Australia returned from England and Zimbabwe.

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Toss could be the deciding factor in the ODI series

India has won the T-20 series over England in a riveting contest between two equally-matched sides. The win came after England scored 198 runs in the 20 overs to set India a target to go at ten runs per over from the word go.

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Australia vs Pakistan: T20 Tri-series final cricket highlights, live scores, blog

Australia face Pakistan in the final of their tri-series that will be played at Harare in Zimbabwe on Sunday, July 8. The game will begin at 6pm AEST and you can follow it live with The Roar below.

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India is the favourite to walk out as the winner of the T-20 series

What a start it’s been to India’s tour of England. Amidst all the noise, the Cup is coming back home.

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Australia’s future is bright after their recent T20 victories

Irrespective of who wins the final match between Australia and Pakistan, Australia has nailed the critical questions for the coming season.

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Why does Australia struggle to keep experienced players?

A problem that doesn’t get much discussion is the Australian cricket team’s struggle to retain experienced male players.

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Australia vs Zimbabwe: T20 Tri-series cricket live scores, blog

Australia take on Zimbabwe in the final league game of the tri-series and while the finalists have already been decided, the tourists will look for another compelling performance going into the final.

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Australian batsman Aaron Finch

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Australia's Aaron Finch leaves the field after scoring 5 runs during the second 20Twenty international cricket match between England and Australia at the Riverside Ground, Chester-Le-Street, northeast England, on August 31, 2013. England, after losing the toss, made 195 for five in the second and final Twenty20 international at Chester-le-Street. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES

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Australian batsman Aaron Finch walks after he is bowled by New Zealand’s Tim Southee

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Billy Stanlake celebrates a wicket.

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Australian wicket keeper Tim Paine

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Rahul Dravid during a tour match between ECB XI v India A

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