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Srinivasan in limbo as IPL extends probe

India's Supreme Court has given investigators another two months to probe allegations of corruption in cricket as they blocked a bid by ICC president N.

Darren Lehmann rebukes Michael Clarke over selection talk

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Ben Horne Michael Clarke might not have liked the team he was given to face Zimbabwe, but coach Darren Lehmann would prefer his captain kept his opinions private.

Former prime minister John Howard takes role with Cricket NSW

Bowling them over: John Howard in Pakistan in 2005.

Chris Barrett John Howard, former prime minister and unabashed cricket tragic, has been lured into a formal role with the sport four years after Cricket Australia's bid for him to take the ICC vice-presidency bit...

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Blunders aplenty as Australia humbled by Zimbabwe

Historic: Zimbabwean batsman Prosper Utseya (left) and his teammate Tendai Chatara celebrate their team's victory over Australia.

Jon Pierik Just five months out from a home World Cup campaign, Australia's stunning loss to Zimbabwe in the troubled African nation has raised questions about selection policies, team attitude and medical...

Michael Clarke's one-day international career should end after World Cup

Michael Clarke returns to the dressing room after Australia's innings against Zimbabwe.

Jesse Hogan This summer's World Cup should be Michael Clarke's limited-overs swansong.

Australia suffer historic three-wicket loss to Zimbabwe in tri-series shock

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Australia have suffered a shambolic defeat at the hands of cricket minnows Zimbabwe in front of a rocking crowd at Harare Sports Club.

Injured Michael Clarke forced to abandon Zimbabwe tour

Clarke retires hurt during Australia's loss to Zimbabwe in Harare on Sunday.

Ben Horne Australian captain Michael Clarke will fly home from the one-day tri-series in Zimbabwe after aggravating his hamstring injury in the shock loss to the hosts.

Australia lose No.1 ranking in Zimbabwe loss

Livid: Darren Lehmann.

Ben Horne Australia have been humiliated by Zimbabwe in the most shambolic performance of the Darren Lehmann era.

World Cup matters not rankings: Clarke

Australian skipper Michael Clarke.

Ben Horne Michael Clarke says even if South Africa steal the No.1 ranking from his team this week in Harare, they'll need to put up at the World Cup to prove they're the best team in one-day cricket.

Mitchell Marsh in line for Test promotion

Mitchell Marsh.

Mitchell Marsh has rocketed into calculations for a Test debut against Pakistan in the UAE in October.

Bowlers called but chuckers beating the system: Hussey

Rules are there: Michael Hussey.

Chloe Saltau Mike Hussey believes bowlers with dubious actions have been able to beat the system too easily, and fears traditional spinners will have little impact at next year's World Cup in Australia and New...

Aaron Finch bags ton in Australian innings against South Africa

Australia batsman Aaron Finch celebrates a century

Aaron Finch has recorded his fourth one-day international century to lift Australia to a strong position in their tri-series opening clash with South Africa in Harare.

Aaron Finch building first-class case for Test cricket

Aaron Finch

Batting alongside Aaron Finch at Lord's was enough to convince Sachin Tendulkar that the stocky Australian opener was on the cusp of Test cricket.

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Big Bash League final may become permanent fixture in Canberra

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Lee Gaskin The door remains open for the Big Bash League final to become a permanent fixture in Canberra.

Suresh Raina ton sets up huge India win over England

India's Suresh Raina.

Suresh Raina's dynamic century laid the platform for world champions India's crushing 133-run win over England in the second one-day international at Cardiff on Wednesday.

Proteas stay away from baiting Australia

Australia captain George Bailey concedes defeat to captain A B deVilliers.

South Africa turned the tables on Australia in Harare with the second-biggest ODI run-chase in their history, but refused to call it revenge for their bitter Test loss earlier this year.

Cathryn Fitzpatrick relishing role at helm of Australia's Southern Stars

Setting the platform: Southern Stars coach Cathryn Fitzpatrick, right, says the players are well looked after but they are expected to perform.

Jesse Hogan Once the world's fastest female bowler, Cathryn Fitzpatrick is now delivering for Australia from the other side of the fence, as coach of the Southern Stars.

Mitchell Marsh stars at no.3 for Australia

Mitchell Marsh

Ben Horne Shane Watson's place in the World Cup picture has become a little less stable, after Mitchell Marsh announced himself as Australia's new no.

Australia can cope without Michael Clarke: George Bailey

George Bailey leads his team off the pitch after victory against Zimbabwe.

In the worst-case scenario that Michael Clarke broke down on the eve of next year's World Cup, Australia's hopes wouldn't be shot according to his deputy George Bailey.

Joe Root's reply to Graeme Swann: We're backing Alastair Cook

Derek Pringle Recent team-mates they might have been but Joe Root has batted away criticisms made by Graeme Swann that England do not have a "cat in hell's chance" of winning the World Cup next year.