Competitions

World Cup matters not rankings: 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.

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.

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.

Cricket

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.

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.

Richie Benaud may call the cricket from his lounge room

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Andrew Webster Channel Nine boss David Gyngell has asked the ailing but resilient voice of cricket to call Australia's series against India from his Coogee home.

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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.

Why Australian cricket is excited about Mitchell Marsh

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Chloe Saltau Mitchell Marsh might be excited about playing a role for the team against South Africa on Wednesday, but the most exciting thing about him is that he is capable of playing two roles. 

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...

Mitchell Johnson six smashes commentary box window in Zimbabwe

Johnson breaks window

Mitchell Johnson has enhanced his reputation as the most destructive player in world cricket - by smashing the window of the commentary box with a six.

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Australia break record in Harare innings

Brad Haddin keeps his eye on the ball.

Australia have showcased their awesome batting potential ahead of next year's World Cup, with allrounders Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh cutting loose in a one-day thrashing of Zimbabwe in Harare.

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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.

Misbah-ul Haq safe as Pakistan cricket captain

Pakistan cricket captain Misbah-ul Haq.

Pakistan's newly elected cricket chief on Tuesday backed captain Misbah-ul Haq despite a Test series defeat in Sri Lanka, calling it a setback - not a disaster.

Zimbabwe 'not a token tour' for Australia, says Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke wants results from Australia's ODI tour of Zimbabwe.

Pakistan cricketer Sana Mir hails team's progress before Australia series

Captain of the Pakistani women's team Sana Mir.

Chloe Saltau Sana Mir won’t accept that she is a pioneer for women’s cricket in Pakistan. That title, she says, has to go to other "strong women of Pakistan".

Canberra sport

Cricket World Cup and Asian Cup join forces for big crowds in Canberra

More than 50,000 fans could front up at Manuka Oval for the three Cricket World Cup matches in the capital.

Chris Dutton Cricket minnows Bangladesh and Afghanistan are more popular than two of the world's best teams and World Cup officials are convinced three games at Manuka Oval can attract almost 50,000 people next...

Mike Hussey backing Australian cricket on the global and local scale

Willow key: Mike Hussey and his Sydney Thunder teammates at Annandale Public School on Wednesday.

Lucy Cormack Champion Australian cricketer Mike Hussey said it will be Australia's explosive batting that will give them the best chance of dominating at the 2015 Cricket World Cup.