Ashes no contest if England lower order misfires

Jonathan Liew 5:34 PM   The Ashes will be a tale of woe if England's lower order continues to misfire.

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Warner's brutal innings in IPL

Fast scorer: David Warner.

11:03 AM   David Warner continued his red-hot form in the IPL on Saturday night, combining with fellow Australian Moises Henriques to steer Sunrisers Hyderabad to a comfortable 22-run win.

England collapse leaves Test match in balance

Jerome Taylor of West Indies celebrates taking the wicket of Jonathan Trott.

5:28 PM   ​James Anderson wrecked the West Indies but England were tottering at 5 for 39 in their second innings, a lead of 107 runs, on the second day of the third and final Test on Saturday.

Strauss appointment a setback for Pietersen

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Scyld Berry 9:00 AM   Andrew Strauss is on the verge of being appointed England's first director of cricket in the newly revised role after the sacking of Paul Downton last month.

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Ashes will be poor contest if England lower order continues to misfire

England's Joe Root is caught by Darren Bravo of the West Indies off Jason Holder as England collapsed to 5-39 on day two of the third Test.

Jonathan Liew 5:34 PM   The Ashes will be a tale of woe if England's lower order continues to misfire.

Tamim hits double-ton, Bangladesh draws Test

Record score: Tamim Iqbal.

Tamim Iqbal smashed Bangladesh's highest Test score of 206 as the first Test against Pakistan petered out into a draw after another run feast in Khulna on Saturday.

Cricket fights rebels with a cause

In demand: Michael Clarke and David Warner.

Tim Lane   Reports of a possible attempt by the Indian conglomerate, Essel Group, to split international cricket are another reminder of the old game's modern-day vulnerability.

Cool treatment has Clarke fuming

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Danny Weidler   Cricket Australia should be very nervous about the mega-dollars being thrown at Test captain Michael Clarke – particularly after the shoddy way they treated him during the summer.

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Captain Cook ends Test ton drought

Alastair Cook celebrates his century.

Alastair Cook's long-overdue 26th Test hundred saved England from complete collapse as his side reached 7-240 at stumps on the opening day of the third and final Test against the West Indies.

World Cup win extends Australia's lead

Australian captain Michael Clarke holds aloft the trophy with his teammates as they celebrate their seven wicket win over New Zealand in the World Cup final.

Australia's thumping World Cup victory has solidified their place at the top of the one-day cricket rankings, with Darren Lehmann's team extending its lead over India.

Bangladesh openers share century stand

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Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes produce a record 273-run unbroken opening stand to help Bangladesh whittle down Pakistan's huge lead.

Cowan sets sights on Test cricket recall

Ed Cowan says he has a deep desire to play Test cricket.

Chris Barrett   Ed Cowan admits he might have quit the game had he not deemed himself within grasp of a second coming in Test cricket and rejoins NSW determined to make up for unfinished business at the top level.

Breaking news: Clarkson has a temper

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Malcolm Knox   The AFL went into meltdown as the news broke that coaches get angry. Fancy that: a football coach being provoked by idiots.

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Agent calls for Australian player pay revamp

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Jon Pierik   The man who helped lead the last player uprising over money against Cricket Australia says it's unlikely a rebel Indian behemoth could poach this nation's current stars but has called for an overhaul of Australia's payment and ranking structure.

Cricket Australia responds to power play from rebels

Movers and shakers: Recruiting targets David Warner and Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett and Jon Pierik   Cricket Australia are contemplating locking down players to longer-term contracts in the wake of the threat from a proposed rebel league and fears of a raid on their leading stars.

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Hazlewood believes he now belongs in Australian team

Sense of belonging: Josh Hazlewood.

Daniel Lane   Josh Hazlewood finished the summer with his Test cricket spurs, a World Cup champion's medal but, more importantly, the boy from the northern NSW hamlet of Bendemeer said he'd tour the West Indies and England armed with the belief he belongs in the national team.

Cricket Australia responds to rebel league threat

Returning serve: Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards.

Daniel Lane   The word is out about the proposed world rebel cricket league, now the Cricket Australia chairman has returned serve.

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Ageless Hogg stars in Kolkata win

Brad Hogg has starred for Kolkata in the IPL.

Evergreen Australian spinner Brad Hogg has once again proved age is no barrier, by spinning Kolkata Knight Riders to a seven-wicket Indian Premier League win over Chennai Super Kings.

Golden pair targets of new rebel league

High-priced target: World Cup-winning Australian captain Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett   An Indian conglomerate devised plans for Michael Clarke and David Warner to front their rebel league on $50 million contracts.

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Zimbabwe to tour Pakistan next month

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Zimbabwe will become the first full ICC member nation to tour Pakistan in six years when it plays two Twenty20 internationals and three ODIs in Lahore from May 19-June 1.

Hafeez nears double-ton as Pakistan lead

Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez.

Mohammad Hafeez is 10 runs away from a maiden double-century as Pakistan easily surpassed Bangladesh's first innings total of 332 on the third day of the first Test in Khulna.

AFL clubs keen to speak to discarded cricketer Keath

Back on the footy radar: Alex Keath.

Emma Quayle   Discarded Victorian cricketer Alex Keath would be a realistic chance to find a new home in the AFL should he decide to return to the sport he quit five years ago.

Former AFL prospect cut from Bushrangers squad

Back on the footy radar: Alex Keath.

Jesse Hogan   Former prodigy Alex Keath is the main casualty of Victoria's squad changes for next season, losing his state contract five years after choosing cricket over football.

In-form Aussies too good for England: Smith

Steve Smith says on current form, the Aussies will be too good for England.

Batsman Steve Smith believes this year's Ashes series will not even be close if the tourists play to their potential.

Bangladesh make steady start in first Test

Top-scorer: Mominul Haque.

Mominul Haque scored 80 as Bangladesh made an impressive start in the first Test against Pakistan.

Cook's form ominous for Ashes

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Michael Vaughan   It is no coincidence that England's return to some sort of form has coincided with that of their captain, writes Michael Vaughan.

Rebel league would be tempting, says FICA boss

Money man: Billionaire Essel media baron Subhash Chandra.

Chris Barrett   The head of world cricket's players union believes governing bodies should be "on their toes" about a potential raid on their players by a rebel organisation despite the Indian conglomerate behind plans for a rival league having a poor record in cricket administration.

Misbah, Younis back for Bangladesh Test

Misbah-ul Haq's return is good news for Pakistan.

Pakistan hope the return of skipper Misbah-ul Haq and experienced batsman Younis Khan will help them bounce back on their miserable tour of Bangladesh.

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Richie Benaud - His life in pictures

Cricket legend Richie Benaud has passed away aged 84.

Vale Richie Benaud

Former Australian cricket captain and commentator Richie Benaud has died.

Australia's fifth World Cup triumph

Michael Clarke retires as Australia romp home to a seven wicket win over New Zealand.

Final like a 'brothers in the backyard' battle

Dean Jones previews the World Cup final at the MCG.

Australia crush India in World Cup semi

Australia now play New Zealand in the final on Sunday in Melbourne,

India cruise past Bangladesh into semis

Century from Rohit Sharma propels India to a 109 run victory.

Diving de Kock's classic catch

South African keeper pulls off a contender for catch of the Cup.

Best World Cup catches so far

The World Cup has only just begun but already there's been some amazing catches.

Gurinder Sandhu's amazing story

Gurinder Sandhu was trained by his dad who'd never played cricket.

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MULTIMEDIA: Journeys of four players to Cricket World Cup 2015

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