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Brad Haddin as good as it gets, says Adam Gilchrist

Chris Wilson Test great Adam Gilchrist says Brad Haddin's glovework in this Ashes series is close to perfection.

Aaron Finch stands tall among legends at Lord's

Aaron Finch led the MCC to victory.

Joe Barton In a dream Lord's debut, Australian opener Aaron Finch's unbeaten 181 propelled the MCC side to a dominant seven-wicket victory over Shane Warne's Rest of the World side on Saturday.

Brett Lee beamer breaks Shane Warne's hand

Rest of the World's captain Shane Warne waits for the presentations with teammate Virender Sehwag (L) after the cricket match against MCC to celebrate 200 years of Lord's at Lord's cricket ground in London, July 5, 2014.  REUTERS/Philip Brown (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Shane Warne suffered a broken hand after being struck by an unintentional beamer from former Australia team mate Brett Lee in the MCC's seven-wicket win over the Rest of the World at Lord's on...

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Kevin Pietersen will seize the chance to shine in Lord's bicentenary match, says Shane Warne

Run machine: Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen.

Shane Warne believes Kevin Pietersen will seize the chance to shine when they line up in a star-studded Rest of the World side in the Lord's bicentenary match on Saturday.

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Sam Whiteman polishes his game in the A series

Early starter: Sam Whiteman, 22, made his first-grade debut at the age of 15.

Chloe Saltau Sam Whiteman thinks playing against grown men since he was 12 has prepared him well for professional cricket, but he found one opponent more intimidating than most.

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Shane Warne and Michael Hussey in mix to lead Prime Minister's XI against England in January

Shane Warne is a chance to lead the Prime Minister's XI.

Chris Dutton The 'King of Spin' Shane Warne and 'Mr Cricket' Michael Hussey loom as the Prime Minister's XI's secret weapons in the bid to get a big crowd at Manuka Oval in Canberra's hectic sporting calendar.

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South Africa's A.B. de Villiers the ultimate all-rounder

PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 21: AB de Villiers of South Africa leaves the field after getting out to Nathan Lyon of Australia during day two of the Second Test match between South Africa and Australia at AXXESS St George's Cricket Stadium on February 21, 2014 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan A.B.de Villiers excelled at, among other sports, golf, tennis and rugby before deciding to grace cricket with his presence. But the world's No.

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A.B. De Villiers has no head for figures

AB de Villiers of South Africa

Jesse Hogan De Villiers is not just modest about his achievements - he is downright dismissive of them.

The Warner era: Players adapting to changed cricket landscape

David Warner.

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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David Warner the most intimidating batsman for 40 years

Australia's David Warner.

Brendan McArdle Australian star scares the living daylights out of bowlers like no one before him.

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Great summer, but no grace

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Tim Lane Michael Clarke's men could not have dreamt of the success that they have recently achieved.

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Why wicketkeepers are taking over the world

Rod Marsh.

Steve James Glovemen have moved into positions of power throughout the game.

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Hard slog yet to pay off for gloveman Chris Hartley

Chris Hartley in action for the Bulls.

Jesse Hogan Gloveman Chris Hartley has earned selectors' praise - if not a place in the national squad.

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Michael Clarke: How Australia fell back in love with Pup

Michael Clarke

Andrew Webster There were times when his teammates couldn't stand him and fans hated him, but the skipper has changed, writes Andrew Webster.

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Another rescue act puts red-hot Haddin in elite company

Brad Haddin

Jesse Hogan When Australia have been in trouble in this Ashes series Brad Haddin has been the fireman, rescuing his team from perilous situations.

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Restraint pays dividends for wicketkeeper Brad Haddin

Brad Haddin of Australia shows his relief.

Jesse Hogan When Australia has been in trouble in this Ashes series, Brad Haddin has been the hero to save his team.

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Perth furnace not as hot as some

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The Tonk In the vernacular of the Big Bash League they call the WACA Ground, where the Perth Scorchers play, ''the furnace''. And they're not wrong.

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Live: Day three, 3rd Ashes Test, Perth

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Rohan Connolly Join Rohan Connolly for all the day three action from the third Ashes Test in Perth.

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No time like the present to sit and revel in success

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Malcolm Knox Like sons of famous fathers, this generation of Australian cricketers has had to live in the shadow of those who went before.

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Live: Day four, 3rd Ashes Test, Perth

Ryan Harris

Rohan Connolly Join Rohan Connolly for all the day four action from the third Ashes Test in Perth.

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