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Jon Pierik is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, cricket and basketball. He has won awards for his cricket and basketball writing.

Fleming in awe of India's pace attack

Fleming in awe of India's pace attack

At a moment when the make-up of the Australian batting order is as certain as finding a joker in the pack, India boasts arguably their best pace attack ever.

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With captains on notice, Kohli says he's matured
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With captains on notice, Kohli says he's matured

Indian captain Virat Kohli has urged his team to show more character but has denied he needs an on-field spat to pump himself up when he faces Australia this summer.

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Big hit: It's country ahead of IPL pay day for me, says Starc

Big hit: It's country ahead of IPL pay day for me, says Starc

Mitchell Starc has indicated he is unlikely to nominate for next month's IPL auction but understands there are players who would enjoy a long-term CA contract.

  • by Jon Pierik & Christian Nicolussi
Cummins chasing long-term CA contract as fight over IPL brews
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Cummins chasing long-term CA contract as fight over IPL brews

Pat Cummins is after a long-term CA contract at a time when a spat is brewing over whether players should take part in IPL 2019.

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The Tonk: Breakfast club ends for axed CA executive

The Tonk: Breakfast club ends for axed CA executive

Breakfast menus, Channel Seven's cricket coverage, a new CA board candidate, David Warner and the women's T20 side feature in this week's column.

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High grades: Push for Test stars to get back to grass-roots grows

High grades: Push for Test stars to get back to grass-roots grows

There is growing momentum for Australia's best players to feature in at least one grade match a summer.

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Cricket Australia happy with attendances but ODIs face a fight

Cricket Australia happy with attendances but ODIs face a fight

Crowds for the just-completed one-day series against South Africa were poor as attention turns to the T20 internationals.

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Deadline looming: CA, players association set for rare meeting

Deadline looming: CA, players association set for rare meeting

Cricket Australia and the players association are preparing to meet - but will it be the first steps towards a 'constructive' relationship?

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World Cup 2019 blueprint: Can Australia remain champions?

World Cup 2019 blueprint: Can Australia remain champions?

It's been a dire year for Australia in one-day international cricket. Will things turn ahead of next year's World Cup?

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Education the key to avoiding another ball-tampering fiasco, says players boss

Education the key to avoiding another ball-tampering fiasco, says players boss

FICA chief Tony Irish has called for players to be made more aware of the pitfalls of breaking cricket's laws.

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Inside story: A farewell hug but will cricket's bloodletting end?
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Inside story: A farewell hug but will cricket's bloodletting end?

The winds of change at Cricket Australia continued apace this week as cultural reform stepped up a gear.

  • by Jon Pierik