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James Pattinson, touted as the fourth member of Australia’s Ashes pace barrage, is out of the 2017-18 Ashes series and faces a clouded future after medical staff confirmed the seriousness of his latest back injury. In the newest chapter of a sorry saga for Pattinson, a return to bowling has re-aggravated his previous back stress
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Victoria 325 for 6 (White 165, Harris 75, Fekete 4-48) beat Tasmania 214 (McDermott 97, Bailey 52, Siddle 3-23, Tremain 3-50) by 111 runsScorecard Cameron White slashes through point Getty Images Cameron White‘s career-best 165 off 154 balls – among the top ten highest scores in Australia’s 50-over domestic tournament – underpinned Victoria’s 111-run victory over
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Mitchell Starc is not convinced England’s challenge for the Ashes will be derailed in the event that Ben Stokes does not make it onto the plane for the tour of Australia. As parallel police and ECB investigations continue into events outside a Bristol nightclub involving Stokes and Alex Hales last week, Starc said Stokes greatly
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Steven Smith, the Australia captain, believes players on this tour are likely to face competition from those playing the domestic one-day tournament back home. This is in sharp contrast to his views ahead of the second ODI in Kolkata, where he said the current squad represented the country’s best one-day talent. Having lost the series
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Western Australia 4 for 283 (S Marsh 88, Tye 3-37) beat Victoria 245 (Gotch 61, Siddle 2-48) by 38 runsScorecard Shaun Marsh set up Western Australia’s strong start with a knock of 88 Getty Images Shaun Marsh maintained his sublime start to the domestic limited overs competition as Western Australia eased past Victoria by 38 runs
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Toss Australia chose to bat v IndiaLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details With both sides grappling with middle-order issues, the trend of protecting the batsmen from crunch situations continued as Australia decided to bat again, though limited-overs cricket has become chase-friendly. Apart from a game involving Canada, teams chasing had won five out of the six
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Having made his debut in 2012, Matthew Wade scored his maiden ODI century earlier this year, an innings of exactly 100 that helped Australia recover from 5 for 78 to eventually win that match, against Pakistan, by 92 runs. However, his performances since then read 35 (off 56 balls), 5, 8, 2, 9, 2 and
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Jon Holland, the left-arm spinner, has been ruled out of Victoria’s JLT One-Day Cup opener because of a precautionary knee surgery due to “wear and tear.” He will be sidelined for up to a month. The vacancy created by Holland’s injury will be filled by Fawad Ahmed, the legspinner. Holland, who played two Tests on
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Cricket Australia XI 3 for 256 (Webster 121, Carder 102) beat South Australia 9 for 254 (Valente 100, Coleman 4-46) by 7 wicketsScorecard Cameron Valente exults after getting to his century off 138 balls while batting at No. 7 Getty Images Tasmanian allrounder Beau Webster and Western Australian opening batsman Jake Carder scored centuries to deliver
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Australia allrounder Marcus Stoinis has played only six ODIs for Australia. However, in that short span, he has established a strange, little niche for himself. In Auckland, with the team 67 for 6 in the 19th over, chasing 287, he struck an unbeaten 146 to bring a dying game to a dramatic climax. New Zealand,
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For the 98 players selected across seven squads for Australia’s domestic limited-overs competition, the sight of an underperforming national team being carved up by India in the ongoing ODI series, after an early Champions Trophy elimination in June, preceded by a series defeat in New Zealand earlier in the year, essentially means one thing: opportunity.
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A fractured finger for left-arm spinner Ashton Agar is another setback for Australia after the tourists surrendered their ODI series 3-0 to India in Indore with two matches remaining. Agar broke the digit as Steven Smith’s team were unable to defend 293 against India’s rampant batsmen. He spent time off the field and, though he
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With a few of their key fast bowlers nursing injuries in the run-up to the home summer, Australia have decided to rest Pat Cummins from the T20I series against India with an eye on his workload management in the build-up to the Ashes. The fast bowler is not carrying an injury but will return home
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The Cricket Australia XI squad for this year’s domestic one-day tournament, the JLT Cup, has been named, with Queensland fast bowler Mark Steketee and Tasmania allrounder Beau Webster the most experienced members of the squad. Victoria allrounder Jonathan Merlo is the only player in the squad without a state contract. “There is some real talent
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50 overs: India 252 (Kohli 92, Rahane 55, Coulter-Nile 3-51, Richardson 3-55) v AustraliaLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Beating the heat: Kane Richardson tries myriad ways to get some respite from the sweltering Kolkata weather Associated Press Fighting fatigue and cramps on a humid Kolkata afternoon, Australia limited India to 252 despite half-centuries from two of
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No format of the game illustrates the startling evolution of Steven Smith from bits-and-pieces player to dominant batsman quite like how ODIs have done. In his first 38 matches, between 2010 and 2014, Smith cobbled a measly 477 runs at 20.73 without a single half-century, and was picked as much for his bowling and fielding
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Big Picture In their last 10 completed ODIs on the road, Australia have won one game, against Ireland in September 2016. Never in their ODI history have Australia had a 10% win rate over a similar sample size. Where has it gone so wrong? With Tests preferred over bilateral ODI series, key personnel have consistently
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Rachael Haynes will step into the breach as Australia’s captain during the forthcoming Ashes series, with a pressing need to find a way to succeed without the runs and leadership of the injured Meg Lanning. Having already deputised for Lanning when shoulder problems interrupted her World Cup campaign earlier this year, Haynes has some idea
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Perhaps because three of his deliveries – at a length he was meant to bowl – disappeared for sixes, Australia legspinner Adam Zampa realises the value of willfully bowling bad balls in one-day cricket. He was bashed for three consecutive sixes by Hardik Pandya during the course of a lower-order recovery that became match-changing for
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