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Afghan pride on the line at cricket World Cup

Chloe Saltau Afghanistan's cricketers had a reality check this week when they saw Mitchell Johnson, with his rippling muscles and tough-guy sleeve tattoo, get out of his car at their training ground in Perth.

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ACT Comets' Vele Dukoski selected for NSW Country

ACT Comets all-rounder Vele Dukoski.

David Polkinghorne All ACT Comets gun all-rounder Vele Dukoski needs to do to find inspiration is to is look at his hands.

ACT Meteors aiming for Big Bash League final double-header

Rene Farrell.

David Polkinghorne ACT Meteors coach Andrew Dawson has one goal in mind – playing in the women's Twenty20 final on Manuka Oval.

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Michael Bevan backs Canberra Big Bash team

ACT Comets player Matt Condon will benefit from Michael Bevan's expertise.

David Polkinghorne Michael Bevan says the nation's capital deserves a bigger role in Australian cricket.

David Moore steps up to the crease as NSW cricket's coaching supremo

Chris Barrett The NSW under-19s team of 1983-84 was, through the eyes of history, something special. Steve and Mark Waugh, Mark Taylor, Brad McNamara and Gavin Robertson were all members of the young Blues that...

Rookie's aggression impresses the right people on first tour

Nic Maddinson

Chris Barrett A young Australian's first trip to England more often than not included a couple of nights in a hostel, a loop or two of the London Eye and a few lagers. For

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Sutherland to stay cricket boss beyond 2015

Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland will continue in his role.

Chloe Saltau James Sutherland's reign as chief executive of Cricket Australia has been renewed with an unlimited tenure, just one year after the board withstood calls for his head. 

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Allan Border backs Haddin as stand-in captain

Capable: Brad Haddin.

Jon Tuxworth Allan Border has backed Brad Haddin to shoulder keeping and captaincy duties in Michael Clarke's absence.

Australia Test hopeful Mitch Marsh receives backing of former coach Mickey Arthur

Mitch Marsh

Former Australia coach Mickey Arthur believes promising allrounder Mitch Marsh is ready to succeed in the Test arena if given the chance.

Australia hopeful Michael Clarke will be fit for Pakistan Tests

Michael Clarke

Jesse Hogan Michael Clarke is on track to play in next month's first Test against Pakistan, Cricket Australia says, despite its edict restricting him from running for at least a fortnight.

Brad Haddin to be Australia's next Test captain if Michael Clarke ruled out

Next in line: Brad Haddin could lead Australia in the upcoming Test series against Pakistan.

Brad Haddin will replace Michael Clarke as Australia's captain in the upcoming Test series against Pakistan if the injured incumbent is unable to play.

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Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe suffers cancer relapse

Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe.

Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe has suffered a relapse of his cancer.

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Mitchell Johnson battles rib injury

Cricket Australia has withdrawn pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson from this week's start of the lucrative Champions League T20 in India because of a rib injury.

Phil Hughes to replace Michael Clarke for Australia's ODI series against Pakistan

Phil Hughes

Phil Hughes will replace injured skipper Michael Clarke in Australia's one-day international squad for next month's series against Pakistan.

Phil Hughes values patience as he eyes another chance

Hughes was initially left out of the squad for the one-dayers, despite scoring two half-centuries the Zimbabwe tri-series.

Batsman Phil Hughes has come to terms with life on the fringe of the Australian cricket team.

Injured Michael Clarke on track to make first Test against Pakistan

Greg Buckle Australian captain Michael Clarke remains on track to play in the first Test against Pakistan beginning on October 22, despite being ruled out of the preceding one-day series.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul scores 30th Test century at 40 as West Indies defeat Bangladesh

Centurion: Shivnarine Chanderpaul on the way to his 30th Test ton for the West Indies.

Simon Evans Shivnarine Chanderpaul scored his 30th Test ton for the West Indies as Bangladesh collapsed to a 2-0 series defeat.

Michael Clarke ruled out of Pakistan one-day squad

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Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke has been ruled out of the one-day series against Pakistan with a "significant" hamstring injury and is racing to be fit for the Tests.

Jonathan Trott ready for England return

After quitting last summer's Ashes tour in a blaze of controversy, England batsman Jonathan Trott now says he is ready for an international recall.

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SA Redbacks' Nick Winter hoping summer brings one-day debut

Ready: Canberra's Nick Winter.

David Polkinghorne Canberra fast bowler confident he can make his Sheffield Shield debut this summer.