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The Warner era: Players adapting to changed cricket landscape

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Will Brodie David Warner's barnstorming success at Test match level signals a landmark in cricket evolution. The modern cricket landscape is now so varied that it contains several, distinct types of player.

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Tennis ball cricket is coach Anil Rideegammanagedera's secret to training

Lee Gaskin Hitting a tennis ball around the streets of Galle was how a man with one of the longest surnames in world cricket learnt the game.

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Jono Dean hits Twenty20 for six with Adelaide Strikers

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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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Wisden's selection of a best XI stands the test of all eras

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Malcolm Knox No Lillee, Lindwall or Lara? No Gilchrist or Miller? No Greg Chappell or Barry Richards? Twice as many Englishmen as Australians? No Murali? No problem.

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Live: Day one, 1st Ashes Test, Brisbane

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Follow all the action with Phil Lutton at the Gabba.

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Ashes 2013: Peter Siddle's KPI is Kevin Pietersen's impediment

Australia's Peter Siddle, center, is congratulated by his teammates for taking the wicket of England's Kevin Pietersen during the fourth day of the second Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia, in Adelaide, Australia, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/James Elsby)

Chloe Saltau He's been the quiet achiever of the Australian attack but Peter Siddle's name is ringing in the ears of Kevin Pietersen.

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Thunder strike deal with retired Test great

Michael Hussey

Chris Barrett Michael Hussey will be formally unveiled next week as the Sydney Thunder's marquee signing, and the rebuilding western Sydney franchise has landed another coup for this summer's Big Bash League with...

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Time to send DRS packing

Kevin Pietersen DRS dismisal

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David Polkinghorne Two former Australian umpires think the standard of umpiring has declined since the introduction of the DRS.

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England resurrect the lost art of batting for a draw

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Malcolm Knox If the Oval Test isn't a dead rubber, it's not for want of trying on England's part. Two hundred and fifteen runs in 98 overs on a featherbed wicket, maiden stacked upon maiden like a jihadist's...

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Ashraful, fallen hero

Dhaka It has been a devastating fall from grace for Bangladesh's Mohammad Ashraful, known as international cricket's boy wonder and a national sporting hero.

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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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'Chucking' prototype gets put to test at AIS

Chloe Saltau Six years after Shane Warne called on the International Cricket Council to test the legality of bowling actions in match conditions instead of laboratories, Australian scientists have developed a...

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Comets' chance to shine among stars of Big Bash League

Sri Lankan bowler Muttiah Muralitharan successfully appeals for the wicket of England's batsman Ravi Bopara, unseen, during the Cricket World Cup quarterfinal match between England and Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, March 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Chris Dutton ACT Comets coach Mark Higgs has challenged his players to prove they can perform on the big stage when they get a chance to impress Big Bash League scouts in a three-game series against the Melbourne...

Doosra? No sir, that's not cricket

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Chloe Saltau CHAIRMAN of selectors John Inverarity believes Cricket Australia would compromise its integrity if it set out to teach young spinners to bowl the doosra in an effort to improve the nation's spin...

Help for Lyon as Rixon's role is given a tweak

Nathan Lyon

Chris Barrett AUSTRALIA have moved to help Nathan Lyon combat South Africa's world-beating batsmen this summer by expanding fielding coach Steve Rixon's responsibilities to also cover spin bowling.

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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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Devoy relishes chance to meet Murali

Muttiah Muralitharan

Lee Gaskin Tuggeranong spinner Shane Devoy is planning to draw on Muttiah Muralitharan's vast experience when he gets up close and personal with the most successful bowler in Test history.

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Ponting's last goodbye

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Greg Baum Ricky Ponting will not be remembered by his first or last balls but by the 22,780 in between.

Warne: I could still rip 'em in Tests

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Jesse Hogan LEG-SPIN legend Shane Warne is adamant he could return to Test cricket on a whim and still excel, were it not for his family priorities trumping cricket.

Jayawardene calls for strong start against 'wounded' Australians

Lee Gaskin Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene is bracing for a vicious backlash from Michael Clarke's men as the visitors attempt to break through for their first Test victory in Australia.