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Tributes flow for Matthew Hayden

Adam Cooper and Larine Statham Matthew Hayden's former teammates have commended the retired Australian opener for his decision to bow out on his terms after a difficult season with the bat.

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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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How investigative is the match-fixing investigation?

Malcolm Knox The International Cricket Council’s probe into match fixing has reportedly told Cricket Australia that no Australian players or teams they were involved in have been questioned.

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It doesn't take much to go over the top

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Greg Baum Sixes have become so commonplace that the hoisting of one no longer is a self-contained event in any cricket match.

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New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum becomes first Kiwi to amass Test triple century

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Wellington Brendon McCullum has become the first New Zealand player to score a Test triple century.

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South African captain Graeme Smith is a tower of strength at the top of the order

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Jesse Hogan While the South African captain, Graeme Smith did not endear himself to some in the old guard, Mike Hussey says he subsequently earned the Australians' respect.

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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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Justin Langer's work ethic has turned WA into Sheffield Shield contenders, says Simon Katich

Best mates ... Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden.

David Polkinghorne As Matthew Hayden tore apart bowling attacks around the world, Justin Langer was up the other end using guts and determination to grind his way into becoming one-half of one of the best ever opening...

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Hussey sympathises over dressing room horror

Australia's captain Michael Clarke leaves the field.

Greg Buckle Mike Hussey says it would be a horrible feeling to be back in Australia's dressing room as the tourists stumble from one Ashes loss to another.

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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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Forgotten man of Ashes victory

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Tim Lane The discipline laid down by ex-coach Mickey Arthur may well have been the critical factor in win.

Pressures of home Tests bite into batsmen's averages

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Tom Decent Australia's batsmen have dominated England's top seven in the Ashes series thus far, but statistics suggest Australia's top seven will have to contend with a home ground curse which has plagued...

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Timing off as Swann song hits wrong note

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Dean Jones I truly felt sorry for Graeme Swann during his retirement press conference. It's always sad to see a quality cricketer retire when he still has something to offer.

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Seeing is believing... just

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Greg Baum It doesn't get any rosier for Australians than an Ashes series walkover.

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Mitchell Johnson only threat to Michael Clarke for Allan Border Medal

Michael Clarke with his wife, Kyly, at the 2013 Allan Border Medal ceremony.

Jesse Hogan Captain's consistency across series in England and India should see him win.

Watson must adapt in the new Australian era

Malcolm Knox

Malcolm Knox Whatever has been said about Shane Watson as a Test match batsman, there has never been any doubting his quality as a one-day player.

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No trivial feat: Chris Rogers passed the Test of time before reaching milestone

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Chris Barrett For years, Chris Rogers was destined to be the answer to a sports trivia question: Who was the opening batsman who played the single Test for Australia in 2008, replacing the injured Matthew Hayden?...

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Ashes 2013: Mitchell Johnson wants same XI for Perth Test

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 09:  (EDITORS NOTE: THIS IMAGE WAS CREATED WITH DIGITAL FILTERS)  Mitchell Johnson of Australia after winning the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 9, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Don't change a thing. That is the message from Ashes destroyer Mitchell Johnson as Australia prepare to field the same line-up in three consecutive Tests for the first time in seven years.

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Ashes 2013: England face the fear factor, says Chris Rogers

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 05:  Chris Rogers of Australia bats during day one of the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 5, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett The moment a batsman is more worried about their personal safety than preserving their wicket is a ''dangerous" situation, according to Australian opener Chris Rogers.

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Live: Day four, fourth Ashes Test

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Jesse Hogan Join Jesse Hogan for coverage of the fourth day's play from Chester-le-Street.

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