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ICC mulling bid for 2024 Olympics

The time is right for cricket to return to the Olympics and a decision on applying for inclusion in 2024 will have to be made within months, according to ICC chief Dave Richardson.

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Tell us: Who makes your way-too-early Australian Ashes side

Roar LIVE is back again today with former Australian cricketer Jason Krejza and we’re going to be picking our premature Ashes side.

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Cummins might be Australia’s version of Akram and Ambrose

In Pat Cummins, Australia have one of the rarest of cricketing commodities: a dynamic strike bowler who is also frugal.

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Bradman 2.0: Boof lauds Steve Smith’s stats

Australia coach Darren Lehmann has heaped praise on Steve Smith’s “Bradman-like” tour of India, declaring the skipper has the potential to lead the country’s next golden era of cricket.

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Rain hands South Africa series victory over New Zealand

New Zealand’s brave effort to stave off a home series defeat against South Africa ended with rain abandoning play on the final day of the third and deciding Test in Hamilton.

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The stats that matter for the Australians in India

Seven months after a 3-nil series loss in Sri Lanka, Australia has gone down to 2-1 to India.

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Australia vs India Test series player ratings

India have secured a 2-1 victory over Australia, in perhaps the best Test series of the past decade.

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The Liebke Ratings: India vs Australia fourth Test

In this bonkers simulated universe we all now occupy, the India versus Australia series was off to a decider.

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The big talking points from Australia’s series loss to India

And that’s all she wrote, folks. A series that was never meant to be even close ended up being a thriller, but with Australia’s eight-wicket loss in the fourth and final Test in Dharamsala, the Border-Gavaskar Trophy is headed back to India.

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Australia lose fourth Test and Border-Gavaskar trophy in Dharamsala

India have come away with a match win, series win, and reclaimed the Border-Gavaskar trophy on Day 4 at Dharamsala, easily reaching the target 106 inside the first session.

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Australia squander an elusive series win in India

The Border-Gavaskar Trophy slipped out of Australia’s grasp in the space of one manic session yesterday in the fourth Test in Dharamsala.

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Glenn Maxwell is a Test batsman in his current mode

Expect a lot of runs in the future from the new-look Glenn Maxwell.

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Smith makes ‘cheat’ allegation on tense penultimate day

Steve Smith appeared to accuse Murali Vijay of cheating after the India fielder claimed a grounded catch during the Test series decider in Dharamsala.

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Warner’s woes continue in Dharamsala

David Warner hardly fired a shot on Australia’s tour of India – and it might have been a result of craving success too much.

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India set to win Test series in Dharamsala

Australia will almost certainly hand the Border-Gavaskar trophy back to India on day four of the Test series decider, with the hosts 0-19 after being set a victory target of just 106 runs in Dharamsala.

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has published a video of an on-field verbal stoush involving Ravindra Jadeja and two Australians, which took place when the Test series decider was in the balance.

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Australian bowler Shaun Tait.

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Australian batsman Matt Renshaw

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Australian Test skipper Steve Smith

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Steve Smith celebrates a run out

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India's captain Virat Kohli

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Australian captain Steve Smith

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The Roar of the crowd

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Five key points from the India-Australia Test series

India have pulled off a 2-1 win against Australia in what was one of the best Test series in recent times. Here are five key points.

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Australia’s flat-track bullies and overseas legends

There has been a lot of consternation after this Indian series about Dave Warner’s inability to perform overseas. That is hardly surprising, given his away average of 36.6 compared to his home average of 59.2.

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Six alternate nicknames for ‘Chinaman’

By Tim Miller, 29 Mar 2017
Six alternate nicknames for ‘Chinaman’

I recently read a column from Fairfax cricket correspondent Andrew Wu calling for an end to the nickname ‘Chinaman’.

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Usman Khawaja changes his name to Usman Marsh

By spruce moose, 29 Mar 2017
Usman Khawaja changes his name to Usman Marsh

In a desperate bid to be noticed by the selectors for a potential Bangladesh series, Usman Khawaja has taken the extraordinary step of changing his surname from the invisible ‘Khawaja’ to the far more prominent and popular ‘Marsh’.

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Sorry Nev, Wade has booked his Ashes place

By James Stephens, 29 Mar 2017
Sorry Nev, Wade has booked his Ashes place

Mathew Wade is a must for Australia’s Ashes campaign, with the chirpy gloveman proving himself with both bat and his work behind the stumps since his return to the Test side.

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New Zealand vs South Africa: International cricket, 3rd Test – Day 5 live scores

New Zealand are in the driver’s seat to secure a series draw against South Africa, but as the third Test enters its final day, they will still need plenty to go right for them. Join The Roar for live scores from 8:30am (AEDT).

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India vs Australia: Cricket live scores, blog, 4th Test – Day 4

Test result: India have sealed a thrilling Test series against Australia 2-1 after winning the fourth and final test by eight wickets on Day 4.

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Recalling the best of the 2007 World Cup, ten years on

It has been ten years since the ninth edition of the Cricket World Cup, which began in the Caribbean on 13th March, 2007 and featured a record 16 teams.

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New Zealand vs South Africa: International cricket, 3rd Test – Day 4 live scores

New Zealand might hold the upper hand in the third Test against South Africa, but they will need to make things happen in a hurry when the fourth day gets underway in Hamilton if they are to fight off the threat of a draw. Join The Roar for live scores from 8:30am (AEDT).

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India vs Australia: Cricket live scores, blog, 4th Test – Day 3

Nathan Lyon’s four-wicket haul stalled the hosts’ progress after tea and brought parity to a see-sawing Test between Australia and India in Dharamsala. Follow all the Day 3 action from 3pm (AEDT) right here on The Roar.

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The life of a young Test cricket fan

As a teenager, I am often questioned by people about my love of Test cricket.

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New Zealand vs South Africa: International cricket, 3rd Test – Day 3 live scores

New Zealand will look to build on a strong start to their first innings and be hoping the weather holds off, with South Africa finding themselves in a potentially difficult situation. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 3 from 8:30am (AEDT).

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The demon drink and cricket sponsorship

By Binoy Kampmark, 27 Mar 2017
The demon drink and cricket sponsorship

A strong tone of temperance has characterised discussions about Australian cricket of late.

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India vs Australia: Fourth Test, cricket live scores, blog – Day 2

Day result: Day 2 at Dharamsala was another good, absorbing day of Test cricket. The intensity never dropped and where it takes us to is India 52 behind Australia with four first-innings wickets left.

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The cricket gift that just keeps on giving

By David Holden, 26 Mar 2017
The cricket gift that just keeps on giving

This Australia–India Test series is clearly one of the most absorbing series of recent times, regardless of what happens in Dharamsala.

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India vs Australia: Fourth Test, cricket live scores, blog – Day 1

Result: The first day of the Test ad Dharamsala was a tale of two players, Steven Smith and Kuldeep Yadav – and with supporting actors to assist both.

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South Africa's Kagiso Rabada appeals

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Glenn Maxwell bowling against Pakistan

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Australian batsman David Warner leaves the field

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Australia Test player Glenn Maxwell raises his bat

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Australian captain Steve Smith gestures with umpires

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Australian batsman Shaun Marsh reacts after scoring a century

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