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  • Aus to unleash fearsome foursome

    Australia are set to unleash their fearsome foursome for the first time against Sri Lanka in a Champions Trophy warm-up at The Oval on Friday.

  • Stoinis fit for CT

    Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has been declared fit for next month's Champions Trophy after recovering from a shoulder injury he suffered at the Indian Premier League (IPL) earlier this month.

  • Root to bring aggression back: Warne

    Widely regarded as one of the best bowlers in the history of the game, Australia’s Shane Warne expects new captain Joe Root to change the way England play Test cricket.

  • Aus board threatens players with unemployment

    Australia's cricket board has warned players will not be given alternative contracts if they fail to agree to a new collective bargaining agreement in an escalation of a protracted and increasingly bitter pay dispute.

  • New Perth Stadium not ready for Ashes

    The new Perth Stadium will not be finished in time for the third Ashes test between Australia and England in December and the match will therefore be hosted at the traditional WACA ground, Cricket Australia confirmed on Wednesday.

  • Bizarre dismissal divides opinion in cricket world

    A seemingly inexplicable photo has gone viral in recent days, showing a set of stumps with the middle stump missing but both bails still on.

  • Players reject Cricket Australia pay offer

    Australia's professional cricketers rejected a pay offer from the sport's governing body on Friday, saying the proposal was "a win for cricket administrators but a loss for cricket".

  • Australia name pace-heavy squad

    Fast bowlers Mitchell Starc and James Pattinson were Thursday named in Australia's 15-man squad for next month's ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales.

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    Injured Starc, Lynn in Aus Champions Trophy squad

    Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Starc and batsman Chris Lynn have been named as part of a formidable squad for next month's Champions Trophy in England and Wales despite nursing injuries.

  • Maxi captaincy ‘surprising but exciting’

    Ricky Ponting didn’t expect Glenn Maxwell to be an IPL captain so soon but thinks it could be the start of something much bigger.

  • Kyrgios sends Aus into Davis Cup semis

    Nick Kyrgios overcame a shaky start to down Sam Querrey 7-6(4) 6-3 6-4 and send Australia into the Davis Cup semi-finals with a 3-1 victory over the United States in Brisbane on Sunday.

  • O'Keefe fined

    Australian Test star Stephen O'Keefe has been fined Aus$20,000 (US$15,000) for making "highly inappropriate" comments while drunk during a cricket function and ordered to undergo counselling, authorities said Friday.

  • Rahul, Rahane guide India to 2-1 series win

    Lokesh Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane steered India to an eight-wicket win in the fourth and final Test against Australia as the hosts secured a 2-1 series victory at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium on Tuesday.

  • Shaun 'The Wild Thing' Tait hangs up his boots

    Former Test pacer and 2007 World Cup winner Shaun Tait has officially announced his retirement from the game, aged 34.

  • ‘Australia won't be happy with a draw’

    Australia have defied expectations with their fight in India but with all to play for in the final Test in Dharamsala, Steve Smith's team would not leave happy with a drawn series, according to former wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist.

  • Bad-tempered Ind, Aus Tests set for showdown

    India and Australia begin the finale of a bitterly fought Test series Saturday, with home skipper Virat Kohli keen to silence attacks that even Australia's ex-skipper Michael Clarke has warned are "getting out of control".

  • The runs will come, says Australia's Warner

    David Warner has never suffered from a lack of confidence and his experience of battling through previous run droughts has the Australian opener convinced he will soon be getting big scores on the board again.

  • Smith fires Australia to 451 in India Test

    Skipper Steve Smith scored an unbeaten 178 as Australia were bowled out for 451 in the afternoon session on day two of the third Test against India in Ranchi.

  • Smith, Maxwell power Australia to 299-4

    Under-fire skipper Steve Smith cracked a gritty century as he combined with the recalled Glenn Maxwell to give Australia the opening day honours in the third Test against India in Ranchi Thursday.

  • Kohli has 'no regrets' over Aus bust-up

    Indian skipper Virat Kohli said on Wednesday he had no regrets over a war of words with his Australian counterpart Steve Smith as the two sides prepare to resume their bitter battle for Test supremacy.

  • Test of maturity for Kohli and Smith in Ranchi

    Keeping a lid on emotion will be nearly as important as executing gameplans for both India and Australia when the world's top two teams continue their captivating series with the third Test in Ranchi on Thursday.

  • Bra parachute wins Australia flying contest

    An actor tethered to a homemade parachute made out of bras flies his way to the top of a quirky Australian competition, beating other contestants dressed as a balloon horse and winged reptile.

  • Cummins called up to replace Australia paceman Starc

    Pat Cummins is in sight of a long-awaited second Test after being rushed into the Australia squad to replace injured pace spearhead Mitchell Starc for the remainder of the series in India.

  • Hohns named as Aus chief cricket selector

    Trevor Hohns was named as the chairman of Australia's cricket selectors on Friday after steadying the ship as caretaker chief following a string of defeats last year.

  • India withdraw Smith protest as boards make peace

    India have withdrawn an official protest about the actions of Australia captain Steve Smith in the second Test as the governing bodies of both countries moved to bring an end to the acrimony surrounding the ongoing four-match series.

  • Hazlewood takes six as Ind set Aus 188 for win

    Australia were set a target of 188 runs for victory in the second Test and a 2-0 series lead on Tuesday after Josh Hazlewood picked up career-best figures of 6-67 to rip through India's batting on the fourth morning of the match.

  • ‘Fiery Kohli losing my respect’

    Former Test wicketkeeper Ian Healy says he's "losing respect" for India captain Virat Kohli, and believes his confrontational attitude is heaping pressure on his teammates.

  • Pujara leads India's fightback

    Australian seamer Josh Hazlewood took three wickets, including the prized scalp of skipper Virat Kohli, to damage India's fightback on the third day of a closely-fought second Test Monday.

  • We can do better: Pujara

    India are confident they can end a string of batting collapses in their second innings and set Australia a competitive target to chase in the second Test, batsman Cheteshwar Pujara said on Sunday.

  • Kohli, Smith square off in verbal clash

    Tensions flared in a gripping opening hour of day two of the second Test, with rival skippers Steve Smith and Virat Kohli sharing a heated chat for several overs.

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