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Who will make the Champions Trophy semi-finals?

As Australia prepare to take on England for their must-win match today, let’s look at the permutations and combinations for the teams.

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Southern Stars name dropped from Australian women’s cricket team

The Australian women’s cricket team will no longer be officially known as the Southern Stars in move to boost gender equality in the game.

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Adam Gilchrist says pay proposal is fair

Adam Gilchrist has broken ranks with past and present players by supporting Cricket Australia’s pay offer, labelling it fair.

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A sporting chance: challenging corporation cricket

Alongside universal healthcare, gun control and Mexican border walls, the player pay dispute raging in Australia between Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricket Association (ACA) is one that many Brits find hard to comprehend.

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Australia left frustrated after second straight wash-out at Champions Trophy

A frustrated Steve Smith believes more could have been done by The Oval ground staff after rain denied his side victory over Bangladesh.

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Forget the rain, last night showed Australia will steamroll England

Australia’s fearsome bowling attack last night sent a loud message to England ahead of the Ashes rivals’ blockbuster Champions Trophy match on Saturday.

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Even Mother Nature couldn’t keep Mitchell Starc or David Warner quiet

For the second game in succession, rain ruined Australia’s bid for victory in the Champions Trophy, but even Mother Nature couldn’t keep Mitchell Starc and David Warner from reaching milestones.

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From London Bridge to Edgbaston, there’s no separating sport and politics

The night before India plays Pakistan, people are dying in London on a Saturday night out. Up the railway line in Birmingham it’s getting late, past 11pm, and the news creeps in by the soporific glow of phone screens.

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Don’t call Bangladesh minnows any longer, but Australia remains their bogey team

In the lead up to the Bangladesh versus England match, which kicked off the Champions Trophy, many media reports referred to the idea of the Tigers defeating the hosts as an ‘upset’.

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It’s crunch time for Australia in the Champions Trophy tonight

Steve Smith would have looked at the Indian scorecard overnight in the knowledge that’s what the Australians must do tonight against Bangladesh.

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India destroy rivals Pakistan in Champions Trophy encounter

India captain Virat Kohli smashed an unbeaten 81 to spur his side to a crushing 124-run victory over rivals Pakistan in a rain-shortened Champions Trophy Group B clash at Edgbaston.

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The Australian cricketers need a rocket

Skipper Steve Smith and coach Darren Lehmann must lift the Australians to beat Bangladesh and England to win a record third Champions Trophy.

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The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs New Zealand, Champions Trophy ODI

It’s Champions Trophy time – the tournament that has all Australian sporting fans abuzz. Forget your Toyota AFL Premierships, your Holden States of Origin, your Hyundais A-Leagues and other car-sponsored football codes. Let’s all settle in to instead watch some ODIs until three in the morning.

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Australia’s pace-heavy ODI attack is weighing them down

Australia’s obsession with pace could have cost them in their opening Champions Trophy game against New Zealand if not for a downpour which washed out the contest.

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WATCH: Champions Trophy: Australian pair Matthew Wade and Mitch Starc ruin easy run out against New Zealand

Australia’s opening match of their Champions Trophy campaign got off to a rough start against New Zealand, as an early fielding blunder helped the Black Caps cause some pain on the scoreboard in the powerplay.

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Smith urges bowlers to lift after Kiwi washout

Steve Smith admits Australia dodged a bullet after rain washed out their Champions Trophy opener against New Zealand at Edgbaston.

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Glenn Maxwell congratulates David Warner

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Starc celebrates a wicket

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England's captain Eoin Morgan bats

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England's player Joe Root adjusts his shades and cap during a training session at Adelaide Oval on March 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN --

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Bad weather and equality so far in the Champions Trophy

With the 2017 Champions Trophy a week old, the tournament has already provided great insight into the teams playing and what can be expected for the rest of the competition.

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Adam Zampa needs his captain’s confidence

By Giri Subramanian, 8 Jun 2017
Adam Zampa needs his captain’s confidence

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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Australian women’s cricket has missed a trick

I learned something today. The Australian women’s cricket team was, hitherto, not actually known as The Australian Women’s Cricket Team.

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Three reasons why England will win the Ashes

When the Ashes kicks off in earnest on 23rd November at the ‘Gabbatoir’ – as it has become known to the locals following years of Australian dominance over all international visitors to Brisbane – it is likely the Aussies will indeed be favourites.

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Why the West Indies didn’t make the Champions Trophy cut

While all of the big gun international teams are battling it out for another piece of silverware, the West Indies are playing a 3-match T20 series against Afghanistan.

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England vs Australia: Attacking batsmen vs aggressive bowlers

Australia finds themselves in a dire situation. Now that their match against Bangladesh is washed out, they need to win their last match to stay in Champions Trophy further rounds.

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How can Australia make the Champions Trophy semi-finals?

To say it’s been a frustrating Champions Trophy so far would be an understatement. Australia have had both of their games against New Zealand and Bangladesh washed out due to rain, and the situation to make the semi-finals is a tricky one. Lucky for you, The Roar have it all figured out.

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Selection drama for England as semi-finals beckon

England go into their group A clash with New Zealand in Cardiff knowing a win will see them advance to the semi-finals.

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Australia’s latest washout is proof we need to re-think the 20-over cut-off

We just saw a bit of a farce. Australia playing Bangladesh and another washout. That makes two washouts from two matches for Australia.

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Batting boosts India’s chances of title defence

By Giri Subramanian, 6 Jun 2017
Batting boosts India’s chances of title defence

India came into the Champions Trophy 2017 with a team that looked great on paper but was extremely low on match practice.

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Australia vs Bangladesh: Champions Trophy live scores, blog

A crucial two points will be on offer when Australia and Bangladesh cross swords at The Oval. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 10:30pm (AEST).

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Selection headaches for India ahead of first Champions Trophy game

India have had a great start to their Champions trophy campaign. They won both their warm-up games with ease and they would be particularly pleased with the way the pace attack has performed.

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Australia vs New Zealand: Champions Trophy cricket live scores, blog, highlights

It’s been a rain-interrupted build up to the Champions Trophy and there could be more on the way in Edgbaston when Australia and New Zealand get their campaigns underway in a Trans-Tasman rivalry match. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7pm (AEST).

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England impress in comfortable win over Bangladesh

Watching England play 50 over cricket for much of the last 20 years has been like watching your nan trying to work out how to use an iPad. For decades the English have been stuck in the past, failing to adapt to the innovations of the modern game.

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Four undeniable favourites for the Champions Trophy

Last night the world’s second most important event started: in 2017 the top eight cricketing nations will battle for the coveted Champions Trophy.

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Who is the greatest ODI team ever?

By Dylan Carmody, 31 May 2017
Who is the greatest ODI team ever?

This year, the ICC Champions Trophy will be contested in the United Kingdom for the third time.

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South African bowler Morne Morkel

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England's captain Eoin Morgan bats

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Indian batsman Virat Kohli celebrates after India won the ICC World Twenty20 cricket tournament second semi-final match against South Africa at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on April 4, 2014.†India plays Sri Lanka in the final. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE

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Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland and chairman Wally Edwards

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