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Smith can't resist dissecting ODI batting woes with eye on World Cup

Smith can't resist dissecting ODI batting woes with eye on World Cup

Former Australian skipper Steve Smith continues to train with NSW and analyse the one-day batting line-up with a view to next year's showpiece event.

  • by Christian Nicolussi

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McDermott and Tye miss chance to impress in South Africa's tour win
Australia

McDermott and Tye miss chance to impress in South Africa's tour win

A chance to impress selectors has gone begging for Andrew Tye and Ben McDermott after South Africa thrashed Cricket Australia XI by 41 runs in their Twenty20 tour match.

States want to wrest more control over player management from CA
Australia

States want to wrest more control over player management from CA

The states are using Pat Howard's departure as a chance to air "robust" views on changes to the game's controversial pathways system.

  • by Andrew Wu
Australia needs Mitchell Starc more than ever
Australia

Australia needs Mitchell Starc more than ever

Bypassing the IPL frenzy will allow Mitchell Starc to tune up for a six-Test summer, a World Cup and an Ashes tour.

  • by Caden Helmers
Big hit: It's country ahead of IPL pay day for me, says Starc
Australia

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
Aussie women beat NZ to reach T20 finals
Twenty20

Aussie women beat NZ to reach T20 finals

Australia are through to the women's World Twenty20 semi-finals as Alyssa Healy helped them to a 33-run victory over New Zealand in Guyana.

  • by Scott Bailey
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Scorchers to bring Bancroft straight back after ban
Big Bash

Scorchers to bring Bancroft straight back after ban

Perth Scorchers won't waste any time welcoming banned opener Cameron Bancroft back into the fold when his nine-month suspension ends.

Cummins chasing long-term CA contract as fight over IPL brews
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Australia

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.

  • by Jon Pierik
Aussie women eye World T20 semi-finals

Aussie women eye World T20 semi-finals

Australia aim to use their inside knowledge in their crunch women's World Twenty20 clash with New Zealand, with numerous close links between the two sides.

  • by Scott Bailey
One-wicket Test club
Test cricket

One-wicket Test club

John Hastings, who has retired from all forms of cricket, is part of a somewhat exclusive club: cricketers who have taken a solitary wicket at Test level.

Risk not worth taking as Hastings retires
Australia

Risk not worth taking as Hastings retires

Big-hearted quick John Hastings decided it wasn't worth the risk to play on after he coughed up blood while bowling.

  • by Daniel Cherny