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Australia's Steve O'Keefe says spinners who bowl with bent arms deserve to be banned

Chris Barrett Australia's newest Test spinner, Steve O'Keefe, admits he feels little sympathy for suspended Pakistani counterpart Saeed Ajmal, welcoming the International Cricket Council's crackdown on chuckers he...

Pakistan drop Younis Khan for Australia ODIs

Pakistan have dropped experienced but out-of-form batsman Younis Khan from their one-day squad for next month's limited-over series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates.

Brad Haddin to be Australia's next Test captain if Michael Clarke ruled out

Next in line: Brad Haddin could lead Australia in the upcoming Test series against Pakistan.

Brad Haddin will replace Michael Clarke as Australia's captain in the upcoming Test series against Pakistan if the injured incumbent is unable to play.

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Phil Hughes to replace Michael Clarke for Australia's ODI series against Pakistan

Phil Hughes

Phil Hughes will replace injured skipper Michael Clarke in Australia's one-day international squad for next month's series against Pakistan.

Aaron Finch takes over from George Bailey as Australia's Twenty20 captain

Aaron Finch

Chris Barrett Aaron Finch has been named as Australia's new Twenty20 captain, taking over from George Bailey who stepped down from the post in an effort to play more first-class cricket.

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Mitchell Marsh gets Test call-up for Australia

Mitch Marsh's great form in Zimbabwe has led to a Test call-up.

Brad Elborough Even Mitch Marsh is surprised with how fast he has found himself in the Australian Test squad.

Australia Test hopeful Mitch Marsh receives backing of former coach Mickey Arthur

Mitch Marsh

Former Australia coach Mickey Arthur believes promising allrounder Mitch Marsh is ready to succeed in the Test arena if given the chance.

Australia hopeful Michael Clarke will be fit for Pakistan Tests

Michael Clarke

Jesse Hogan Michael Clarke is on track to play in next month's first Test against Pakistan, Cricket Australia says, despite its edict restricting him from running for at least a fortnight.

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 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.

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 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 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.

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.

Blunders aplenty as Australia humbled by Zimbabwe

Historic: Zimbabwean batsman Prosper Utseya (left) and his teammate Tendai Chatara celebrate their team's victory over Australia.

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...