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Blunders aplenty as Australia humbled by Zimbabwe

Jon Pierik Just five months out from a home World Cup campaign, Australia's stunning loss to Zimbabwe in the troubled African nation has raised questions about selection policies, team attitude and medical...

Australia lose No.1 ranking in Zimbabwe loss

Livid: Darren Lehmann.

Ben Horne Australia have been humiliated by Zimbabwe in the most shambolic performance of the Darren Lehmann era.

Australia suffer historic three-wicket loss to Zimbabwe in tri-series shock

Michael Clarke

Australia have suffered a shambolic defeat at the hands of cricket minnows Zimbabwe in front of a rocking crowd at Harare Sports Club.

Cathryn Fitzpatrick relishing role at helm of Australia's Southern Stars

Setting the platform: Southern Stars coach Cathryn Fitzpatrick, right, says the players are well looked after but they are expected to perform.

Jesse Hogan Once the world's fastest female bowler, Cathryn Fitzpatrick is now delivering for Australia from the other side of the fence, as coach of the Southern Stars.

Nathan Lyon, Michael Clarke back for Australia's tri-series clash with Zimbabwe

Ben Horne Australia have realised they must utilise spin more effectively if they're to win the one-day tri-series in Harare, with Nathan Lyon to be recalled to face Zimbabwe on Sunday.

Australia can cope without Michael Clarke: George Bailey

George Bailey leads his team off the pitch after victory against Zimbabwe.

In the worst-case scenario that Michael Clarke broke down on the eve of next year's World Cup, Australia's hopes wouldn't be shot according to his deputy George Bailey.

Nathan Lyon absence proves costly for Australia

Australia's Nathan Lyon.

South African captain AB de Villiers admits he was shocked Australia left spinner Nathan Lyon out of their attack for the tri-series one-dayer in Harare.

South Africa chase down record total to overcome Australia in tri-series run feast

A B de Villiers

Ben Horne South Africa have pulled off the second-biggest run-chase in their one-day international history to sink Australia in their tri-series clash in Harare.

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Proteas stay away from baiting Australia

Australia captain George Bailey concedes defeat to captain A B deVilliers.

South Africa turned the tables on Australia in Harare with the second-biggest ODI run-chase in their history, but refused to call it revenge for their bitter Test loss earlier this year.

Australia could lose No.1 ODI ranking

Australia captain George Bailey (right) concedes defeat to South Africa captain A B de Villiers during their match in the one-day international tri-series.

The No.1 ranking in ODI cricket goes on the line next week in Harare, with Australia desperate to avoid being dethroned by South Africa in another format.

Michael Clarke's one-day international career should end after World Cup

Jesse Hogan This summer's World Cup should be Michael Clarke's limited-overs swansong.

Mitchell Marsh stars at no.3 for Australia

Mitchell Marsh

Ben Horne Shane Watson's place in the World Cup picture has become a little less stable, after Mitchell Marsh announced himself as Australia's new no.

Australia break record in Harare innings

Brad Haddin keeps his eye on the ball.

Australia have showcased their awesome batting potential ahead of next year's World Cup, with allrounders Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh cutting loose in a one-day thrashing of Zimbabwe in Harare.

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Australia in Zimbabwe for sport, not politics: Darren Lehmann

Australia coach Darren Lehmann.

Australian coach, along with skipper Michael Clarke, returns to the troubled African nation having been part of the last Australian side to visit back in 2004.

Australia cruises to victory over Queensland in one-day warm-up

No Maroon for unlikely Queenslander: Dave Warner was drafted to play for Queensland in a practice match.

Maroon did not agree with unlikely Queensland import David Warner but, in the end, his Bulls were seeing red after Australia cruised to victory in their final hitout before their one-day tour of...

Moises Henriques to miss Australia A clash with injury

Injured: Moises Henriques.

Moises Henriques has been ruled out of Australia A's second four-day match against South Africa A with a groin strain.

Zimbabwe 'not a token tour' for Australia, says Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke wants results from Australia's ODI tour of Zimbabwe.

Ryan Harris says Australia will keep up its aggression against India

Keep aggressive: Ryan Harris.

Chloe Saltau Recovering Test paceman Ryan Harris has declared the Australians won’t temper their aggression as they seek to extend India’s woeful away-from-home record this summer.

Pakistan cricketer Sana Mir hails team's progress before Australia series

Captain of the Pakistani women's team Sana Mir.

Chloe Saltau Sana Mir won’t accept that she is a pioneer for women’s cricket in Pakistan. That title, she says, has to go to other "strong women of Pakistan".

Australia's World Cup goal to sideline white-ball specialists from Sheffield Shield

Tight schedule: Glenn Maxwell will have limited opportunity to push his red-ball claims.

Jesse Hogan Test aspirants who have established themselves in Australia's limited-overs teams, such as James Faulkner and Glenn Maxwell, are set to play only one or two Sheffield Shield matches this summer,...