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Southern Stars lean on raw talent with inexperienced preliminary squad for World Cup

Australia could take an inexperienced attack to the women’s cricket World Cup after naming four uncapped bowlers in an extended 21-player squad.

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Nine urged to consider ending cricket deal

The Nine Network is being urged by bankers to end its long-time cricket coverage due to estimated $30-40 million yearly losses, placing Cricket Australia under a financial cloud.

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Forget Khawaja, it’s Faulkner who’s been shafted

Usman Khawaja really has not been that hard done by, regardless of the outcry from hordes of fans. It’s James Faulkner who’s been truly stiffed, first left out of the Champions Trophy and then denied a Cricket Australia contract.

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Apologies for talking cricket in a rugby league season where there’s been so many superb games, especially the golden pointers.

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Will Austin Waugh walk in dad Steve’s footsteps?

Austin Waugh, the son of Aussie legend Steve, is performing promisingly for Australia in the under-19s ODI series against Sri Lanka in Hobart, scoring 40 not out and 60 in the last two matches.

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James Pattinson continues blistering County Cricket form

Australia quick James Pattinson’s outstanding red-ball form for Nottinghamshire has continued in what could be his final match with the English county side.

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WATCH: Steve Smith unbelievably spills chance to remove David Warner in the IPL

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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Chris Gayle is the new world order

Chris Gayle became the first player to reach 10,000 Twenty20 runs the other day as he spanked his way to 77 for Royal Challengers Bangalore in their 21-run defeat of Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League.

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Australia lean on pace in squad for Champions Trophy

Australia has announced a 15-man squad to make the trip to the United Kingdom for the Champions Trophy starting June 1, including two injured players.

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The gaslighting of women’s sport: I thought it was finally over?

2017 might be remembered as the year that women’s sport has finally broken through.

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Henriques, Behrendorff and Shaun Marsh should go to Champions Trophy

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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NSW Cricket CEO: Are we worried about small Sheffield Shield attendances? Not at all

Easter this year marks the official end of the New South Wales cricket season, with men’s and women’s seasons from Australian to grassroots level all complete.

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I would shout Kohli a drink: Nathan Lyon

Australian bowler Nathan Lyon says he is not the type to give rival cricketer Virat Kohli the cold shoulder if he spotted him at the local pub.

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Former Australian quick says O’Keefe is hurting after latest fine

Former Test fast bowler Stuart Clark says Steve O’Keefe is hurting after he was fined $20,000 for making inappropriate comments while drunk at an awards ceremony.

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Pakistan defeat West Indies to win ODI series

Pakistan have wrapped up a series victory over the West Indies with a six-wicket win in the final one-day international in Guyana.

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Sayers still long odds for Ashes debut

Chadd Sayers was named Sheffield Shield player of the season this past week, but he’s still well back in the pecking order for an Ashes berth next summer.

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Chadd Sayers

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Chris Lynn of the Heat raises his bat

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Stephen O'Keefe exclaims after taking a wicket.

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Steve Smith

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Hilton Cartwright of Australia bowls

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Pat Cummins Cricket Australia 2017

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Angelo Mathews Sri Lanka Test Cricket 2016

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Kristen Beams Meg Lanning celebrate

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The Roar of the crowd

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Steve Smith would do well to avoid the fall of his South African namesake

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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Four controversal calls in the Champions Trophy squad

With the announcement of the Australian squad for the Champions Trophy, there will be plenty of debate on the makeup and mistakes of the 15 men.

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The Ashes: Combined XI

By Oscar Moore, 21 Apr 2017
The Ashes: Combined XI

With the Ashes a mere seven months away and with loads of cricket to be played between then and now, it seems like the ideal time to engage in that most indulgent and useless of sporting exercises – the combined XI.

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Chris Hartley at stumps

By Naveen J Razik, 19 Apr 2017
Chris Hartley at stumps

There is always something special about meeting your sporting hero.

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The Invincibles on my wall: The story of the 1948 Australian team sheet

The many coloured inks of the 18 signatures on the Australian ‘team sheet’ have long dried. The signatories have all passed on but for the youngest member of the side.

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Youth XI Shield team of 2016-17

By Andy Hill, 16 Apr 2017
Youth XI Shield team of 2016-17

This year, as was the case last year, we saw some great performances from young batsmen in the Sheffield Shield.

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Santa, all I want this year is Christmas Day cricket

I’m crackers about Christmas cricket. Last week reports surfaced that Cricket Australia are looking at the prospect of Christmas Eve Big Bash cricket being played in Melbourne – and possibly even Christmas Day Big Bash cricket.

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The Australian Test wicketkeepers position is well and truly up for grabs.

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The crowd will be on their feet

By Paul Potter, 11 Apr 2017
The crowd will be on their feet

The Oval, 2016. Younis Khan is walking down the pitch – not to smash a spinner for six, he has just done that to bring up his double century, so he is actually walking.

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SOK’s shocker might see him out of the baggy green for good

Stephen O’Keefe has had a shocker, a real shocker. It is now up to him to get his life together before a successful cricket career comes to an abrupt halt.

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Cricket Australia’s ‘spin’ on O’Keefe is a wrong ‘un

So, Steve O’Keefe became heavily intoxicated, made several stupid, tasteless, and inappropriate comments to various guests at an official Cricket NSW function.

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The Zen Master of Cricket lays down his bat

By Anindya Dutta, 7 Apr 2017
The Zen Master of Cricket lays down his bat

He is not the leading run scorer for Pakistan in Test cricket. Not by a mile.

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A cricket tragic’s guide to the offseason

By Andrew Young, 5 Apr 2017
A cricket tragic’s guide to the offseason

For a cricket tragic, such as myself, April in Australia is a difficult time. The Australian summer has concluded, and we have all but recovered from the tidal wave of cricket, which Channel Nine can make feel like a personal affront that lasts the best part of four months.

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Three major reasons why Australia’s tour of India was a failure

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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David Warner is a victim of his own success

By Michael Frawley, 3 Apr 2017
David Warner is a victim of his own success

Some say David Warner should not be picked for Australia’s Test team in sub-continental conditions.

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The side Australia must take to the Champions Trophy

After a hard-fought series against India, Australian cricket takes its annual two-month hiatus for the IPL. International cricket will return in June, with the Champions Trophy taking place in England.

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Callum Ferguson and Johan Botha for the Redbacks.

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Shaun Marsh reacts with brother Mitchell

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Australian batsman Matt Renshaw

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cricket ball

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India's captain Virat Kohli

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Steve Smith celebrates a run out

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Australian captain Steve Smith gestures with umpires

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