Daniel Vettori

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Corey Anderson reaps rewards from stellar season at IPL auction

When Corey Anderson and Jesse Ryder struck whirlwind centuries against the West Indies in New Zealand on New Year’s Day, both surely wondered if their fireworks would pay dividends at the Indian...

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Heat's chances alive after defeating Strikers

Daniel Vettori (back to camera) celebrates with wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter and Ryan Harris after getting the wicket of Jono Dean.

Adelaide Daniel Vettori stars as defending champions Brisbane Heat score a 32-run win.

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Jono Dean hits Twenty20 for six with Adelaide Strikers

Jono Dean.

Lee Gaskin Smashing an Ashes hero for six is Jono Dean's way of showing he is not out of place on the national stage.

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Live: Australia v England, fourth ODI, Perth

Alastair Cook

Stephen Samuelson Australia hosts England in a one-day international at the WACA holding a 3-0 lead in the series.

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The stars come out to play for a festive bash

The Heat

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas assesses the chances of the eight teams in this year’s Big Bash.

Heat lose James Hopes to injury

James Hopes.

Adding injury to insult, Brisbane Heat will need to bounce back from Saturday night's three-wicket loss to Hobart Hurricanes without their skipper James Hopes.

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Live Big Bash League: Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat

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James Polson Follow the action live as Sydney Thunder host the Brisbane Heat.

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Stars pushed to limit

Luke Wright on the attack for the Stars against the Brisbane Heat. The opener made 37 from 33 balls.

Brisbane Loss of three Australian internationals does not halt Melbourne Stars juggernaut.

Agar a natural born predator

Ashton Agar

Ashley Mallett Ashton Agar's inclusion for the Nottingham Test match is the best selection pick since Max Walker came into Ian Chappell's team against Pakistan at the MCG in 1972.

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Fleming wants Lyon on the line in third Test

David Polkinghorne Former swing bowler Damien Fleming believes Nathan Lyon ''won't let the Aussies down''.

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Vettori set for NZ Test return in England

London New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori could return to action in the second Test against England this week after Bruce Martin was ruled out of the rest of the tour with a calf injury.

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Vettori ruled out of second Test in Leeds

Daniel Vettori.

New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori was on Thursday ruled out of the second and final Test against England starting at Leeds on Friday due to doubts over his ability to last a five-day match.

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We will target vulnerable Aussies: NZ

Birmingham New Zealand have lit the fuse for a fiery trans-Tasman clash in the Champions Trophy, confident they can bully a vulnerable Australia into submission at Edgbaston.

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Kiwis move in for kill

Michael Clarke

Ben Horne Michael Clarke has been ruled out of Australia's second Champions Trophy pool game.

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Kiwi bats flounder again against Windies

New Zealand was in depressingly familiar territory, all out for 260 in 83 overs on the first day of the second Test against the West Indies in Kingston.

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Steyn boosts Heat for BBL start

South Africa's Dale Steyn.

South African speedster Dale Steyn will extend his tour Down Under an extra week to bolster the Brisbane Heat for their Big Bash League season-opener.

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Taylor urges aggression against Sri Lanka

Wellington Positivity against Sri Lanka's spinners will be vital if New Zealand are to cause a boilover in the first cricket Test starting in Galle on Saturday, according to captain Ross Taylor.

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Botha's tweaking the turning point for Lyon

Nathan Lyon

Chris Barrett INSIDE the Australian camp they are calling it his ''doosra''. The back-spinning alternative delivery that Nathan Lyon unveiled with success in Brisbane nine days ago is yet to receive an official...

Bashed up: Clarke, Steyn and Vettori ruled out of BBL

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett A RATINGS hit last summer, the Twenty20 Big Bash League has been struck by a series of blows on the eve of its second edition, with Test captain Michael Clarke withdrawn from Saturday's Sydney derby...

Hazlewood's Test summer ends early

Mitchell Starc

Andrew Wu and Chris Barrett Not for the first time in his career, Mitchell Starc is the last man standing out of Australia's next-generation pace quartet.