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Darren Lehmann defends Phillip Hughes omission

Phillip Hughes.

Darren Lehmann insists Sheffield Shield runs are still a valuable currency.

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George Bailey backs Phillip Hughes to replace Shaun Marsh if he is ruled unfit for South Africa tour

Jesse Hogan If batsman Shaun Marsh's calf injury keeps him out, then Phillip Hughes may benefit.

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Phillip Hughes stakes claim for Test recall as Shane Watson is pushed down the order

Phil Hughers

Jesse Hogan Australia have seemingly shown their hand before the South Africa Test series by demoting Shane Watson to No.

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Phillip Hughes knocks on the Test door with another Sheffield Shield ton

Phil Hughes

Andrew Wu National selectors are forcing Phillip Hughes to be patient and the Test discard showed his native NSW on Monday he is more than adept at playing the waiting game by posting another Shield century.

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Draw on cards after records tumble in Nottingham

No bunny: England No.11 James Anderson attempts to hit out.

England pair Joe Root and James Anderson broke the all-time test record for a 10th-wicket partnership on Saturday but the first Test against India at Trent Bridge looks like ending in a draw.

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India A take lead against Australia A

Naman Ojha.

India A have taken a 78-run first innings lead against Australia A after another ton to prolific wicketkeeper/batsman Naman Ojha at Allan Border Field on Tuesday.

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John Inverarity's most inspired call

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10:  Brad Haddin of Australia talks with Australian Chairman of Selectors John Inverarity during an Australian cricket team training session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Australian cricket can thank Inverarity for his foresight in recognising that Chris Rogers was far from washed up as a Test batsman.

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All-rounder James Faulkner named Australia A captain

All-rounder James Faulkner has been endorsed as a future candidate for Test captaincy after being named skipper of Australia A.

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Haddin says Australia must score heavily in first innings

Brad Haddin trains at Centurion Park on Monday.

Jesse Hogan Vice-captain outlines how Australia can inflict Test series loss on top-ranked South Africa.

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South Africa determined to break home drought against Australia

Hashim Amla.

Jesse Hogan Hashim Amla says South Africa's inability to beat Australia at home in a Test series since its readmission to world cricket more than 20 years ago is a motivation, rather than a burden.

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For Australia and South Africa, rust never sleeps after limited preparations

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Malcolm Knox In times of year-round international cricket, the least-expected problem for players in a marquee Test series is rust.

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Test captain Michael Clarke has sights set on 'away' win over South Africa

Michael Clarke speaks to the media before an Australian nets session at Centurion Park on Tuesday.

Jesse Hogan Australia's mantra of the past week has been that its home-summer Ashes win is no longer relevant.

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Shaun Marsh firms for Test berth

Shaun Marsh.

Jesse Hogan Shaun Marsh looks set to snare Australia's final batting vacancy for the first Test against South Africa.

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Shaun Marsh holds firm as Australia steadies after early losses against South Africa

CENTURION, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 12:  Shaun Marsh of Australia bats during day one of the First Test match between South Africa and Australia on February 12, 2014 in Centurion, South Africa.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan Last-minute inclusion keeps Australia in the game after being put into bat.

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Shaun Marsh proves his grit, and worth, on day one of first Test against South Africa

Shaun Marsh celebrates his century.

Jesse Hogan That Shaun Marsh is back in Australia's Test team is an outcome he feared would never happen again.

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Steve Smith lauds Shaun Marsh after epic partnership saved Australia in the First Test against South Africa

Steve Smith celebrates Shaun Marsh's century.

Jesse Hogan Steve Smith has hailed the temperament of Shaun Marsh for his stoic unbeaten century.

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Phil Hughes continues his first-class cricket limbo

Phillip Hughes takes part in a fielding drill before the first Test.

Jesse Hogan Phillip Hughes' unwanted stint without a first-class match is likely to stretch to three months.

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Australia must score heavily in the first innings if it is to win the series against South Africa, says opener Chris Rogers

Kyle Abbott

Jesse Hogan In the past 12 months, Australia has reached 300 in the first innings in less than half its 15 Tests.

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Shane Watson bowls in nets searching for Test recall

Shane Watson.

Alex Doolan or Shaun Marsh appear the most likely to be squeezed out.

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Resurgent Australia have strong chance in World Cup

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Geoff Lawson This astonishing season of Test cricket is about to draw to a close with a decisive match. Australia have risen from the dead. Phoenixes named Lazarus have had less successful periods.