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Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Khawaja misses chance to prove selectors wrong

Queensland batsman Usman Khawaja.

Lee Gaskin Usman Khawaja and Alex Doolan missed golden opportunities to feast on a modest Sri Lanka bowling attack on the opening day of the tour match in Canberra.

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Canberra cricketer Jason Behrendorff picked in Australia A team to play South Africa

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Lee Gaskin Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff is confident he will recover from injury to play for Australia A.

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PM's XI side revealed: Hodge, Lee and Bird head to Manuka

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01:  Brad Hodge of the Stars celebrates reaching 50 runs during the Big Bash League match between Sydney Thunder and the Melbourne Stars at ANZ Stadium on January 1, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Brad Hodge will get a chance to press his claims for the Twenty20 World Cup after being selected in the PM's XI team to take on England at Manuka Oval on Tuesday.

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Brad Hodge hopeful of T20 call-up after selection in PM's XI

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Lee Gaskin PM's XI player Brad Hodge would jump at the chance to represent Australia at the Twenty20 World Cup.

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Fast bowler Jackson Bird aiming to return to Australian Test team

Lee Gaskin If wickets are a fast bowler's currency, then Prime Minister's XI debutant Jackson Bird is quickly building a sizeable amount of funds to force his way back into the Australian Test team.

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Jason Behrendorff continues stellar Big Bash League season in the west

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Jason Behrendorff of the Scorchers celebrates taking the wicket of Moises Henriques of the Sixers during the Big Bash League match between the Sydney Sixers and the Perth Scorchers at SCG on January 10, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Geoff Lawson says he is one of the finds of the tournament and a player who is on the radar of national selectors.

Test stars to boost NSW Blues' Sheffield Shield hopes

Lee Gaskin Fresh from their resounding triumph in South Africa, Test stars Steve Smith and Nathan Lyon could be parachuted into the NSW Sheffield Shield team for this week's trip to Canberra.

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Australian Test batsman Shaun Marsh scores third straight duck

Down and out: Shaun Marsh has scored three ducks in a row since making a century in the first Test in South Africa.

Lee Gaskin Quack, quack, quack - that's the sound of Shaun Marsh's last three innings as the Test batsman's recent run of outs continued.

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Carters credits ton to Canberra connection

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23:  Ryan Carters of the Blues celebrates scoring his century during day two of the Sheffield Shield match between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Bulls at Sydney Cricket Ground on November 23, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Ryan Carters has credited his closer ties with Canberra as a key factor in helping him break through for his maiden first-class century.

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Comets all-rounder Blake Dean hoping to give it a Big Bash

SPORT  -  ACT Comets cricketer Blake Dean looks on as he gets his shot past the outstretched hand of NSW fielder Harry Evans during a match against NSW Second XI at Manuka Oval, Canberra.
31st October 2012
Photo : Colleen Petch

Lee Gaskin ACT Comets all-rounder Blake Dean wants to impress Big Bash League selectors and prove he can follow big brother Jono into the lucrative Twenty20 tournament.

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Rain cheque plan for Manuka

West Indies' Chris Gayle celebrates after the dismissal of Ireland's Gary Wilson during the ICC World Twenty20 Group B match at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo September 24, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Brown (SRI LANKA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Lee Gaskin Cricket ACT will take out rain insurance for next year's historic day-night PM's XI fixture to ensure there won't be another six-figure black hole in its budget.

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Khawaja out to prove Test skills among stars

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Lee Gaskin Australia's forgotten batsman Usman Khawaja will have the perfect opportunity to press his claims for a Test recall in next week's star-studded Sheffield Shield match in Canberra.

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Verdict looms on Watson warm-up at Manuka Oval before Test

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Lee Gaskin NSW will announce on Friday whether Australian all-rounder Shane Watson will make his comeback from injury in next week's Sheffield Shield match in Canberra.

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Haddin bides his time

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 9:  Brad Haddin poses during the official Australian Test cricket team headshots session on August 9, 2012 in Darwin, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Brad Haddin wants retribution on the old enemy and still harbours ambitions to break back into the Australian team for next year's Ashes series.

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Pace stocks cover injured: McDermott

Sport.  Australian fast bowling legend Craig McDermott speaking to media before the start of a cricket clinic with ACT U-15 and U- 17 players at Manuka Oval.  23 November 2012.   Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin Australia has the fast-bowling depth to overcome the large injury toll to our pace brigade, former great Craig McDermott says.

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Lehmann backs Blues to cover star duo

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Lee Gaskin QUEENSLAND coach Darren Lehmann believes NSW has the depth to cover the loss of international duo Shane Watson and Mitchell Starc in this week's Sheffield Shield match in Canberra.

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Haddin ready to run up third shield ton

NSW cricketer Brad Haddin helps with students from Canberra Grammar school

Lee Gaskin Three centuries in as many Sheffield Shield games would put Brad Haddin in pretty esteemed company.

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Relaxed Khawaja rediscovers his touch

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Lee Gaskin Queensland batsman Usman Khawaja is keen for a big score in Canberra this week to keep his name near the top of the Australian selectors' list.

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Josh gets the phone call of his dreams

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21:  Josh Hazlewood of the Blues bowls during the Ryobi One Day Cup match between the Queensland Bulls and the New South Wales Blues at The Gabba on November 21, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Josh Hazlewood received the phone call every cricketer dreams of - pack your bags and welcome to the Australian Test squad.

LIVE CRICKET: NSW v Queensland, Manuka Oval

Sport. Sheffield Shield cricket match at Manuka Oval between NSW and Qld. NSW bowler Josh Lalor, gets a wicket.

Lee Gaskin Follow our coverage of the NSW Blues v Queensland Bulls Sheffield Shield match, live from Manuka Oval. All times in AEDST.