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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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Big Picture Only soured friendships and damaged relations remained after the on-field taunts and verbal scuffles on Australia’s previous tour to India. In between, there was a darn good series of Test cricket as Australia proved the stiffest challenge to India’s immaculate home season. Apart from the format, the nature of the surfaces and a
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Australians 347 for 7 (Stoinis 76, Head 65, Washington 2-23) beat Indian Board President’s XI 244 (Goswami 43, Agarwal 42, Agar 4-44) by 103 runsScorecard Matthew Wade shored up the Australians with a rapid 45 PTI The Australians kicked off their limited-overs tour of India with a dominant 103-run win over the Indian Board President’s XI
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Australia’s cricketers are now comfortably the highest paid female athletes in the country, with minimum retainers for the national team and domestic sides outstripping deals recently unveiled for top-tier contracts in soccer and AFL. While 2017 has been a breakthrough year for female athletes across the country through the inaugural AFLW competition and this week’s
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It was in India in 2013 that James Faulkner truly announced himself as an international allrounder of substance. Most specifically, his Mohali heist gave rise to the nom de plume “the Finisher”; Ishant Sharma and Vinay Kumar would still get whiplash from thinking about it. Though Australia lost the series, Faulkner went on to be
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James Sutherland, the Cricket Australia chief executive, has thrown the governing body’s support behind a vote in favour of marriage equality in the postal plebiscite being mailed to Australian homes this week. CA on Monday revealed that the organisation had joined more than 1600 Australian businesses, industries and sports in signing an open letter in
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Collapses. Why do they happen? It is a question the Australian leadership leave Bangladesh with, in urgent need of a solution. By taking time out from the India ODI tour preceding the Ashes, much as he did in 2013, the coach Darren Lehmann has given himself the chance to ponder this question in some detail.
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Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland and Australian Cricketers’ Association CEO Alistair Nicholson © Getty Images Australian cricket’s pay war has formally ended with the completion of the full MoU between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association for the next five years. Negotiation and drafting of the full agreement took
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