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By banking on explosive batsmen for the Champions Trophy, which starts next week, Australia have handed heavy responsibility to in-form keeper-batsman Matthew Wade.
Ian Chappell has praised the altruism of modern-day successor Steve Smith and his Test teammates, saying Cricket Australia unsuccessfully gambled on players’ greed in the ongoing spat.
With the dispute between Cricket Australia and Australian Cricket Association still unresolved, it is difficult to predict as to how Australia will fare in the Champions Trophy commencing on 1 June.
A superb final over and late first innings runs with the bat from Mitchell Johnson has helped Mumbai Indians to their third Indian Premier League title.
Usman Khawaja could soon be plunged into the middle of the acrimonious pay dispute between Cricket Australia and the players’ union, having been named captain of Australia A.
When November 23 comes around, a full-strength Australia will face a full-strength England in the Ashes opener at the Gabba.
Australia have announced a 15-player squad to make the trip to England and Wales at the end of June for the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup.
Darren Lehmann is confident cricket’s pay dispute won’t lead to a player boycott of the Ashes but the Australian coach has urged both sides to find a resolution.
Sledging isn’t racist or homophobic. It will always be an integral part of sport.
Injured allrounder Marcus Stoinis has resumed bowling and been given the green light to depart for the Champions Trophy.
Cricket Australia should be encouraging its finest players to take part in the Indian Premier League, not trying to convince them to abandon the world’s best T20 competition.
Australia’s star cricketers have responded to James Sutherland’s threat by making it clear they want the governing body to enter independent mediation, according to the boss of the players’ union.
Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq have retired on a winning note after Pakistan clinched their first series win in the Caribbean when they beat West Indies in a thrilling finish to the third Test in Dominica.
Former Test paceman Jason Gillespie will coach Australia A during a tour of South Africa in July and August.
The WACA Ground will get one final Ashes hurrah after the new $1.2 billion Perth Stadium lost its race to be ready in time to host WA’s showpiece Test this summer.
Marcus Stoinis is in doubt for the Champions Trophy just over two weeks out from Australia’s first warm-up match after injuring his shoulder in the IPL. Who, then, are his potential replacements?
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The current pay dispute between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) is, in essence, a good old-fashioned industrial dispute – CA as the mean employer, the ACA as the trade union on behalf of the elite downtrodden.
Cricket is a form game, and to get into form you need to be on the field.
Living in the Northern Territory has plenty of advantages – stunning sunrises and sunsets, Uluru, the gateway to the past and a beautiful culture. There is just one thing missing: a national sports team.
The Summer of 1948 was a truly unique one.
Australian Test vice-captain David Warner and Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland have come out strongly in the media this week in relation to the on-going disagreement between players and administrators regarding the players’ contracts.
Watching a tail-ender bat is like watching a dork attend his first party. It’s fun, it’s awful, it’s magical, it’s clumsy and it’s brilliant all in one.
High-level negotiations are often ugly and bitter affairs, and the current stand-off between Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) is no different.
Directly shared with almost 700 thousand followers, Australia’s two premier fast bowlers, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins, have taken to social media to express their sentiments on the current impasse regarding the proposed pay deal.
After a long Australian summer and a gruelling tour of India, the Australian side has had time to prepare for the upcoming Champions Trophy through a dose of domestic cricket via the Indian Premier League and the English domestic scene.
I am going to get straight on the front foot with this issue when I say I was very surprised that Cricket Australia decided to extend Pat Howard’s contract for another two years as high performance manager.
In recent weeks the floated Australian tour of Bangladesh appears to have come to fruition – and this is simply great news for a home side preparing to launch into yet another Ashes campaign.
In a world where cricket is battling to remain relevant, the Champions Trophy is about to arrive to assist calibrate our minds, values and priorities relating to the great game.
As an Englishman, I am all too aware of the dangers of hyping up our national team ahead of a major sporting tournament.
The ICC Champions Trophy is on the horizon, and you can feel the excitement reverberating around the bars, clubs and workplaces all over the nation.
This might just as well be South Africa’s year at ICC Champions Trophy in England.