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3:00 AM ET Alex MalcolmESPN Close Alex Malcolm is a Melbourne-based sports journalist and broadcaster. He has been a long-time contributor to ESPNcricinfo and reported for the AFL website for four seasons. He has also worked as a television commentator calling Australian Rules Football, Athletics and Tennis for a number of networks. Victoria have progressed
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2:01 AM ET Alex MalcolmESPN Close Alex Malcolm is a Melbourne-based sports journalist and broadcaster. He has been a long-time contributor to ESPNcricinfo and reported for the AFL website for four seasons. He has also worked as a television commentator calling Australian Rules Football, Athletics and Tennis for a number of networks. Time in the
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Australia’s Test captain Tim Paine now has joint lieutenants in Mitchell Marsh and Josh Hazlewood, at the end of a formal examination of the vice-captaincy that sought to avoid the continuation of a long pattern of failed leadership duos that included the banned Steven Smith and David Warner. While Hazlewood has been a consistent member
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Though legspinners are famously furtive about revealing their intentions, there is no such secrecy about Usman Qadir‘s desire to emulate his father Abdul Qadir by playing international cricket. Not for Pakistan, the land of his birth, but for Australia, the country he has found increasingly receptive to his maturing repertoire of legbreaks, googlies and topspinners.
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David Warner and Steven Smith, who had been banned from playing international and domestic cricket for 12 months by Cricket Australia for their roles in the Newlands ball-tampering incident, marked their returns to grade cricket in Sydney with a 98-ball hundred and a 92-ball 85 respectively on Saturday. Warner, turning out for Randwick-Petersham in the
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In a year when Australian cricket’s cultural habits and instincts have been challenged so publicly, it seems fitting that the national team’s first Test assignment since the Newlands ball-tampering scandal involves a task requiring plenty of self-denial. Most of the best Australian teams have been known for forcing the pace, but the captain Tim Paine
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Victoria 240 (Maxwell 80, Maddinson 68, Steketee 4-35) beat Queensland 227 (Swepson 77, Sutherland 5-45) by 13 runs Glenn Maxwell raises his bat after getting to a fifty Getty Images On an opening day of the Australian domestic season so early it could only have been played in far north Queensland, its new possibilities were exemplified
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Cricket Australia has avoided the potential of an extensive court battle by settling their case with former employee Angela Williamson who was sacked follow tweets about abortion. Last month, Williamson was heavily critical of Tasmania’s Health Minister Michael Ferguson for his comments on the state’s abortion policy, calling his comments “irresponsible, gutless and reckless”, which
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Australia’s coach Justin Langer read a spreadsheet incorrectly in coming up with a “total hundreds” statistic that counted international centuries twice. Hundreds have been a common theme of Langer’s recent public discussions on team selection, either side of Tuesday’s announcement of the 15-man squad to play two Tests against Pakistan in the UAE in October.
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