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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Live: Day five, third Ashes Test

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Jesse Hogan Join Jesse Hogan for coverage of the fifth day's play from Old Trafford.

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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 three, fourth Ashes Test

Michael Clarke and Shane Watson

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Live: Day four, third Ashes Test

Kevin Pietersen

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Live: Day four, fourth Ashes Test

Ian Bell

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

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Live: Day five, fifth Ashes Test

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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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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CA juggles styles, loads

Doug Bollinger celebrates after taking the wicket of Rahul Dravid during the first Test against India in October 2010. Bollinger arrived late for that series, after having played the Champions League in South Africa, and subsequently suffered an injury.

Jesse Hogan Involvement of three Test players in Champions League will not compromise preparation for Tests.

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.