Stuart Clark

Stuart Clark backs Australia to win mother of all pace battles in South Africa

David Sygall IT MAY seem fanciful to pinpoint blistering pace as an advantage against a team featuring Dale Steyn.

Stuart Clark ruled out of second Test

Australia were struck a serious blow on the eve of the second Test against India after paceman Stuart Clark was ruled out due to an inflamed elbow.

Stuart Clark 'concerned' about New Delhi

Daniel Brettig Australian player concerns about venturing to terrorism-affected New Delhi next month have been given voice by Stuart Clark.

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Sheffield Shield final: NSW on the cusp of remarkable turnaround

Final countdown: Moises Henriques takes a screamer at Blues training in Canberra on Thursday.

Andrew Wu The adage that Australian cricket is strong when NSW is strong could not have rung more true in a summer where both country and state have made giant strides in the long climb back from the outhouse...

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Big Bash League may miss out on several Australian Test stars

Steve Smith.

Chris Barrett Australia's single-minded determination to regain the Ashes has led officials to tell Big Bash League franchises that Test players will not be available for the Twenty20 tournament.

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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 set to sweat again as heatwave hits Perth

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21:  Stuart Broad of England looks on during day one of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 21, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Tom Decent England are already feeling the heat on and off the pitch, and things are only going to get worse, with the weather bureau predicting the third Test in Perth will be the hottest Test in the west for...

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Friends, foes paint portrait of an artist coming of age

On target: Mitchell Johnson.

Jesse Hogan England was not prepared for paucity of loose deliveries from Mitch Johnson.

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Live: Day five, fifth Ashes Test

Ian Bell

Jesse Hogan Only four Australian teams since WWI have failed to win a Test in an Ashes series. Will the class of 2013 join them? Join Jesse Hogan for ball-by-ball coverage of the fifth day at The Oval.

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Dave Warner's virtual tour of Las Vegas

Chris Barrett dinkus

Chris Barrett It was the trip to Sin City that never was. In a year in which David Warner has bounced from one controversy to another, he copped additional heat for taking off to Las Vegas to party last month...

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Gabba not just for quicks: Nathan Lyon

Nathan Lyon

Among the questions asked before every summer is whether Australia will pick four fast bowlers for the opening Test in Brisbane.

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Ashes 2013: Australia considers all-pace attack for first Test

Peter Siddle.

Chris Barrett Australia is seriously considering fielding four fast bowlers in first Test against England if all-rounder Shane Watson is deemed unfit to bowl.

A privilege to watch: Peter Roebuck on Sachin Tendulkar's centuries against the Australians

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For more than 20 years Sachin Tendulkar terrorised bowlers. Fairfax Media's cricket columnist, the late Peter Roebuck, witnessed all 11 Test centuries the Little Master plundered against the...

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Watson's rest raises ire

Stuart Clark.

Andrew Wu and Chris Barrett Sydney Sixers boss slams decision to withdraw Shane Watson midway through Twenty20 Champions League campaign in South Africa, saying Cricket Australia's high-performance team ''don't give two hoots''...

Clark moves to keep Sixers ahead of pack

Brett Lee

Andrew Wu Every Big Bash team around the country will be hoping the Sydney Sixers become the victim of their own success or there may be no stopping the magenta juggernaut.

Cummins investigates niggling soreness

Corey Brown

Chloe Saltau and Andrew Wu Pat Cummins was sore during final week of Sydney Sixers' Champions League campaign.

Cummins injury raises sore point in Sixers' crowning glory

Patrick Cummins

Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu Patrick Cummins was sore for the final week of the Sydney Sixers' Champions League campaign, raising questions about whether the young fast bowler should have played the final stages of the lucrative...

Cummins' injury raises questions

Pat Cummins.

Chloe Saltau Young paceman faces a second summer on the sidelines with a bone stress fracture.

Cummins a test case for bowlers' welfare

Pat Cummins

Chloe Saltau PAT CUMMINS asked the physio to delete the slides revealing a slight crack in his lower back. But no amount of wishful thinking can erase the questions it poses about Australia's injury management...

Howard takes blame for all-rounder's injury

Pat Howard

Andrew Wu PAT HOWARD is taking responsibility for Shane Watson's latest injury, which has highlighted the conflict between Cricket Australia's high-performance department and its commercial arm.