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Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood, two of Australia’s premier quicks, will not be available for the Test series against Pakistan in October. Both men are undergoing rehabilitation for back injuries and, according to physiotherapist David Beakley, will not be able to recover in time to play the two-Test series in the UAE. “Pat and Josh
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Chris Lynn will play domestic limited-overs matches for Queensland for the first time in five years as part of his bid to play a part in Australia’s 2019 ODI World Cup campaign following his recovery from a longstanding shoulder problem. Not since 2013 has Lynn turned out for the Bulls in the 50-over tournament which
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Mitchell Johnson will never again appear on an Australian ground as a player after calling time on his Big Bash League career. His manager revealed the extended nature of the upcoming BBL season’s schedule was the primary reason behind the decision. The tournament’s new format features 14 games in a home-and-away league system, which his
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More international firepower is needed to ensure the expanded Big Bash League can grow its audience after a recent downturn, while Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers must perform strongly enough to reignite interest in Australia’s two largest cities. These are the views of the new Seven network head of cricket, David Barham, who helmed Ten’s
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Glenn Maxwell has spoken about his anger at being linked to allegations of spot-fixing in an investigative documentary, while also revealing he has previously reported suspicious on-field events in IPL matches to anti-corruption officials. An Al Jazeera exploration of corruption in cricket alleged that Australian players were involved in spot-fixing during the 2017 Ranchi Test
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In the hours and days following James Sutherland‘s resignation announcement in early June, a host of names were thrown around as possible successors to the chief executive’s position at Cricket Australia. One name didn’t figure much, a name that should not be discounted. Among the cricket fraternity, most of the names that came up were
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A first standalone final in the history of the burgeoning Women’s Big Bash League, hosted by the top-ranked team, is set to be scheduled as a lunch-time fixture leading into the third day of the January day-night men’s Test between Australia and Sri Lanka in Brisbane. With the tournament to have 23 matches jointly broadcast
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Glenn Maxwell, the Australia allrounder, has admitted his apparent snub to Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed following Pakistan’s victory in the triangular series final in Harare appeared to be an “unsportsmanlike” gesture, though he maintained it was a “genuine oversight”. Television cameras captured the moments after Pakistan secured their six-wicket victory, which showed Maxwell congratulating Shoaib
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As he plots a path towards fitness for Australia’s Test appointment with Pakistan in October, Pat Cummins has admitted to pondering whether it is possible for fast bowlers to maintain a place in the national team’s plans across all formats, following a 15-month stretch in which only Kagiso Rabada bowled more overs in international cricket.
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David Warner, who has been banned for life from holding any leadership position in Australian cricket, is set to captain his team in the Global T20 Canada. Warner will lead the Winnipeg Hawks with Dwayne Bravo, the designated captain, pulling out of the rest of the tournament. Winnipeg coach Waqar Younis was confident Warner would
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Bans for Steven Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft won’t truly hit home until they are forced to watch their Australian team-mates play Test matches on home soil this summer, the Cricket Australia Board director Mark Taylor said. Smith, Warner and Bancroft made their returns to competitive cricket via the modest avenues of second tier
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