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Khawaja critical of Australia selection policy
Batsman questions selectors' policy in Asian Test matches this year, saying constant changes created "a lot of instability in the team"

Have to find 'hatred' of England in the Ashes - Warner
The opening batsman said "there will definitely be some words exchanged" come the start of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane

Steven Smith cautious in addressing Stokes incident
Australia's captain said he "can't condone" the behaviour of Ben Stokes as the allrounder looks increasingly likely to miss the Ashes

Sutherland stars as Victoria progress amid pitch controversy
Will Sutherland's four-wicket burst set up Victoria's 35-run win via the DLS method and knocked out New South Wales in a match curtailed due to an unsafe pitch

Hyderabad T20I called off, India-Australia series tied
Over two weeks of heavy rain in the city meant that the deciding T20I between the two teams was abandoned without even a toss

Hughes ton makes light work of Queensland's 282
NSW openers led the charge with a mammoth opening stand after Queensland captain Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne helped their side post 282

Bailey ton steers Tasmania to another big win
The Tasmania captain posted 126, his highest one-day score in Australia, to take his team to a bonus point win against Cricket Australia XI

Middle-order issues for both teams ahead of big decider
David Warner returns to his IPL home with a chance to win a trophy as Australia's stand-in captain

South Australia trump Victoria in exciting finish
Jake Lehmann's 63 off 25 balls, and exploits from Callum Ferguson and Jake Weatherald, took South Australia to victory over Victoria and up to second place in the tournament table

Stoinis, Paine in Australia's Ashes frame
Who will fill positions No. 6 and 7 for the Ashes is a question that is up for debate according to Australian selector Mark Waugh

Cummins wants to be Ashes enforcer
Pat Cummins is finally set to play a Test on home soil in the Ashes and hopes to emulate Mitchell Johnson, whose carnage brought home the urn in 2013-14

Klinger trumps Neser in Sydney run-fest
Michael Klinger, Shaun Marsh and an aggressive Cameron Bancroft maintained Western Australia's unbeaten start to the domestic limited-overs competition by powering them to a total beyond Queensland's reach in a rain-affected match at the Drummoyne Oval

John Cena's 'a fair bit bigger than I am' - Behrendorff
The Australia fast bowler laughed off a comparison to the WWE wrestler, and was in great spirits after picking up his first international wickets

Rock thrown at Australia's team bus, says Finch
The Australia batsman tweeted a picture of the vehicle with a shattered window soon after they beat India by eight wickets

Siddle should be part of Australia's Ashes plans - Victoria coach
McDonald, who is also Siddle's coach at Victoria, said the 32-year old quick's name should be part of the selection discussion ahead of Australia's series against England and South Africa at home

Behrendorff helps Australia end losing streak against India
Like governments, Jason Behrendroff lured India with freebies up front before taxing them with four top-order wickets, a spell of play India never recovered from

Bailey's blitz overwhelms South Australia
The Tasmania captain's 62-ball 86 helped drag the side from the bottom of the points table with a 129-run victory

Handscomb 103* sets up Victoria win
The wicketkeeper-batsman's fellow Ashes aspirant Peter Siddle, meanwhile, conceded a mere 20 runs from 10 precise overs

Cheatle, McGrath return to Australia ODI squad
The Test squad, which contains as many as six uncapped players, will be culled from 15 to 13 after next month's three-day clash with an ACT XI

Stoneman ready to fulfil childhood dream
Mark Stoneman admits he endured a nervous wait to hear whether he'd made the cut for England's Ashes squad, but now that he's on the plane, he's ready to fulfil a childhood dream

Warner happy to follow Steven Smith's captaincy ethos
Warner's captaincy has received praise from fellow opener Aaron Finch after the loss in Ranchi, and from his Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman in the recent past

Australia scrambling to keep series alive
The new Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati will host its first international match, with India up 1-0 in the three-match T20I series

I want to play until I'm 50 - Brad Hogg
The left-arm wristspinner is 46, and he's looking forward to another Big Bash League season with Melbourne Renegades

Maddinson ton, Nevill record cap NSW's victory
Nic Maddinson's 123 and Peter Nevill's wicketkeeping world record of eight dismissals set up second win for New South Wales

Australia denied advantage of new rules
The ICC had said that when games are reduced to less than 10 overs, the maximum quota of overs per bowler shall not be less than two. But that was not the case in Ranchi

Kuldeep, Bumrah sparkle as India go 1-0 up
Australia's batsmen struggled on a slow and low surface at the JSCA International Stadium and conceded a rain-hit first T20I by nine wickets

Siddle's 62 in vain as Queensland clinch narrow win
Peter Siddle's 62, and knocks from Matthew Short and Chris Tremain, revived Victoria's floundering chase of 310 but the side eventually lost by 11 runs

Steven Smith returns home with injury, David Warner to lead
Australia's captain Steven Smith is flying home early from India, leaving David Warner to lead the side in the Twenty20 matches, after failing to shrug off a shoulder niggle

Paine focused on short-term international goals
With the flux around Australia's wicketkeeping spot, Tim Paine is aware a few good performances can keep him in the selection mix but he insists he isn't looking too far ahead yet

Stokes incident a 'touchy' subject for Australia coach Lehmann
Darren Lehmann, Australia's coach, has admitted that Ben Stokes' alleged involvement in a street brawl in Bristol has revived memories of David Hookes' death in 2004

Ross equals de Villiers' record in Redbacks win
The 25-year old smashed Nathan Lyon for 32 runs to equal AB de Villiers' Australian record for the most runs scored in a single over

Steven Smith's injury adds more pressure on Australia
After a poor ODI series with the bat, can Australia change the narrative in a format that gives the batsmen licence to attack non-stop?

John Hastings retires from Test and ODI cricket
The 31-year old allrounder will continue playing T20 cricket and remains eligible for selection by Australia in the shortest format

Australia will be out for 'revenge' in Women's Ashes, warns Beaumont
Tammy Beaumont says that England's women now have a "massive target on their backs", as the squad prepares to set off for Australia to contest this winter's Ashes

Behrendorff focused only on debut against India
With James Pattinson joining Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood on the injury list, the Western Australia quick could be a potential dark horse for the Ashes, but he isn't looking too far ahead

Nevill seeks runs at the right time
Captaining New South Wales, the 31-year old wicketkeeper is focused on making a strong start to the Sheffield Shield season

McClenaghan signs up with Sydney Thunder
The left-arm quick recently opted out of an NZC central contract to pursue a career playing in T20 leagues around the world

'All we can do is get ourselves ready for the Ashes' - Anderson
James Anderson says that England's cricketers must focus solely on their own preparations in the build-up to this winter's Ashes, and ignore the fall-out from the Ben Stokes incident

Cameron White's 165 floors Tasmania
Cameron White's career-best 165 off 154 balls - among the ten highest scores in Australia's 50-over domestic tournament - underpinned Victoria's 111-run victory over Tasmania

Stricken Pattinson out of Ashes contention
In the newest chapter of a sorry saga for the fast bowler, a return to bowling has re-aggravated his previous back stress fracture, a matter of months after he was ruled out of the tours of Bangladesh and India

England edge ahead of Australia to No. 1 in women's rankings
Australia women lose No. 1 ranking for the first time since the introduction of the combined ranking system in October 2015

Starc eager to emulate Johnson's Ashes
Australia's spearhead is intent on "terrorising" England's top order in the forthcoming Ashes after the fashion of Mitchell Johnson in the 2013-14 series

Maddinson's blazing ton sets up NSW's big win
A sparkling Nic Maddinson century, a late starburst of shots from Ed Cowan and a four-wicket breakout display by Mickey Edwards carried New South Wales to a comprehensive defeat of Tasmania

'Not converting words into action' - Smith
Australia captain says domestic one-day cup could throw up a few players who could give those on current tour serious competition

Bowlers' attacking mindset the difference - Rohit
Being on the lookout for wickets even when Australia tried to dominate helped India's bowlers make significant contribution towards series win, says India vice-captain

Shaun Marsh 88 hands Western Australia second win
A round-up of the third day's action at the JLT One-Day Cup

Spinners, Bumrah give India their No. 1 ranking back
India took back their No. 1 ODI ranking by shacking Australia after yet another good start and then chasing down the possibly tricky 243 with apparent ease

Relaid pitch in focus ahead of series finale
Will the VCA Stadium produce a belter like it used to, or turn out slow and low as it has done in recent times?

Aware of the need to score runs - Wade
Under pressure to retain his spot with the Ashes looming, Matthew Wade says it's just a matter of time before he comes good with the bat

Holland sidelined following knee surgery
The left-arm spinner has been replaced by Fawad Ahmed in Victoria's JLT One-Day Cup squad

Labuschagne penalised under new 'fake fielding' rule
A round-up of the second day's action at the JLT One-Day Cup

Disciplined Australia halt Indian juggernaut
Australia failed to fully capitalise on a 231-run opening stand, but better fielding than India and excellent bowling from their quicks made sure India's ODI juggernaut was halted at nine wins in a row, still their longest streak

Webster, Carder tons hand CA XI massive win
The JLT Cup opened on Thursday with a seven-wicket win for CA XI, who chased down South Australia's 254 with 19 balls to spare

Warner goes back to the type of bats he began with
As the Australia opener prepares for his 100th ODI, against India in Bengaluru, he says he's already complied with the ICC's regulations for reduced bat sizes

India eye record winning streak against wilting Australia
While India will be gunning to accomplish a 10-game winning streak for the first time in their ODI history, a consolation victory for Australia would feel like an achievement for the visitors at this point

Finisher Stoinis hopes for room at the top
The Australian allrounder's composure and his ability to contribute in all departments of the game are firming up his case to be part of the Ashes team, and his credentials as a top-order bat

Australia's woes open doors for aspirants in JLT Cup
Following series defeats in New Zealand and India, and an early Champions Trophy exit, Australia's domestic tournament presents ample opportunity for players to stake a claim for a place in the national side

Ashton Agar ruled out of remaining India ODIs
The Australia left-arm spinner fractured his right little finger while fielding in the third ODI in Indore

Australia not making most of good positions - Smith
Despite a century from Aaron Finch, Australia conceded many clutch moments and, subsequently, the series, plagued by a familiar batting collapse

Pandya leads India to series win and No. 1 ranking
Aaron Finch's 124 ended in vain as Australia lost 5 for 77 in their last 14 overs and eventually the match by five wickets

Australia look to resolve batting woes to save series
The bowling attacks of both teams have done well in the series so far but the difference has been Australia's failure to execute with the bat

'You have to have a game plan against spin' - Warner
Australia's vice-captain says the side's problem is not so much about failing to read India's spinners, but the struggle to cope with the pressure of losing wickets in clumps

Cummins to skip India T20Is
The fast bowler will return home after the fifth ODI in Nagpur, as Australia eye his workload and preparations for the Sheffield Shield and the subsequent home Ashes

Steketee, Webster named in Cricket Australia XI
The Cricket Australia XI squad for this year's domestic one-day tournament, the JLT Cup, has been named, with Queensland fast bowler Mark Steketee and Tasmania allrounder Beau Webster the most experienced members of the squad

Collapses happening 'a bit too often' - Smith
Australia's captain Steven Smith has conceded that the team's batting collapses are becoming too frequent, and something needs to be done to arrest the slide

The Pandya incident - caught and run-out, but not out
Hardik Pandya thought he was caught, the Australians thought he was definitely run-out, but it turned out that neither of those dismissals applied to the delivery

Mitchell Marsh to lead Western Australia in JLT Cup
While the Cricket Australia XI is yet to be named, Mitchell Starc and James Pattinson, both recovering from injuries, may enter the tournament in its later stages

Kuldeep bags hat-trick as India defend 252
Virat Kohli's 92, Bhuvneshwar Kumar's new-ball swing and Yuzvendra Chahal's middle-overs strikes were other highlights as India went 2-0 up in the ODI series

Nevill returns to Sixers on multi-year deal
The wicketkeeper-batsman had played for the Sixers in the inaugural BBL before moving to Melbourne Renegades for five seasons

Smith's growth underlined by 100th game
Australia's captain reflects on his best one-day innings and his evolution as a white-ball player

Australia hope to bounce back on grassy pitch
Australia have lost each of their last nine completed ODIs on the road, and will hope they can turn their form around on an Eden Gardens surface that has aided seam rather than spin in recent months

Haynes to step up as captain in Lanning's absence
Rachael Haynes will fill in for the injured Meg Lanning as Australia's captain for the forthcoming Ashes

Bad ball a useful ploy when under attack - Zampa
The legspinner, who was bashed for three consecutive sixes by Hardik Pandya in the first ODI, feels bowling bad balls willfully could sometimes buck the pressure off bowlers

Eden Gardens' preparation for second ODI hit by rain
Questions remain over pitch preparation as the ground remains covered

AFL coach Guy McKenna takes up cricket role with Victoria
The former senior coach of the AFL club Gold Coast is set to take cricket's side in the war for Australian sporting talent after signing as a coaching and talent identification specialist for Victoria

Coulter-Nile feared for his international career after spate of injuries
The fast bowler conceded that he had even contemplated giving up the longest format and turning into a T20 specialist following multiple injuries

Former Australian cricketer Bob Holland dies aged 70
Bob Holland, who had been diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this year, died after suffering a brain bleed while in a Newcastle hospital, where he was being treated for broken ribs

Pandya's all-round heroics down Australia
Hardik Pandya single-handedly won India the first ODI of the series, setting up his 2 for 28 by rescuing the hosts from 87 for 5

Kuldeep in focus as Australia wary of spin challenge
Australia's spin consultant S Sriram brings in Kerala-based left-arm wristspinner KK Jiyas to help the visitors train ahead of the first ODI in Chennai

India, Australia set to resume high-scoring rivalry
Since January 2013, the average first-innings score in ODIs between the two sides is 321. Will the MA Chidambaram Stadium witness another run-fest?

Finch injury makes room for Head and Handscomb
With the opener sidelined for the 'first few ODIs' against India, Peter Handscomb has made it back to the Australia squad, and Travis Head is expected to bat at the top of the order

Cummins rest would follow Ashes template
He has bowled 334.5 overs across formats in 2017, playing all four of Australia's most recent Tests and acting head coach David Saker was not averse to the possibility of rotating him out of the XI during the limited-overs series in India

Kohli better than Smith in limited-overs - Clarke
The former Australia captain says Smith is ahead of the Indian captain in Tests, and feels they are pretty even as leaders

Agar, batting power help Australians make winning start
Four half-centuries, and a four-wicket haul from Ashton Agar led the visitors to a 103-run victory in the warm-up fixture in Chennai

Australia's female cricketers leap ahead in pay race
The minimum retainers for the women's cricket team surpassed the deals recently unveiled for top tier equivalents in soccer and AFL

Finisher Faulkner eyes new beginning
Four years since he made an emphatic statement of intent as a formidable allrounder, James Faulkner looks to India for his reintroduction and regeneration

Cricket Australia unveils support for marriage equality
The board is one of over 1600 organisations to sign an open letter to safeguard the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) employees

Smith not worried about facing spin in India
The Australia captain believes India's ODI pitches may not challenge his side as much as the tracks for the Tests in Bangladesh did

No new playing conditions for India-Australia, England-WI series
Since the revised playing conditions will come into effect midway through both series, the ICC has decided to let them go ahead as per the old rules

Darren Lehmann takes time out to ponder collapses
The Australia coach will skip the limited-overs tour of India to come up with solutions for the team's batting wobbles ahead of the Ashes

India host Australia and New Zealand from Sept 17 to Nov 7
A total of eight ODIs and six T20Is are to be played over the course of a little under two months

Full MoU agreed as CA eyes T20 focus
The largely simplified and smoothly codified new MoU is the first of its kind to include both men's and women's cricket

Lyon, Warner power series-saving Australia victory
Peter Handscomb and Glenn Maxwell took charge of a small target in fading light, after Lyon had made the sprint finish possible by scooping his third six-wicket haul in succession

'Patient' Warner masters unfamiliar grind
David Warner scored the slowest hundred of his career in an uncharacteristic manner and says it gave him the confidence to score more runs in Asia

O'Keefe selection questioned by Hastings
Australia seamer Hastings raised two questions over O'Keefe's selection: the left-arm spinner's NSW suspension and a lack of recent match practice

Warner's hundred gives Australia healthy lead
Mehidy Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman took three wickets each, but Australia stretched their lead to 72 at stumps on day three

Lehmann hails 'gutsy' Handscomb and Warner
The Australia coach praised the fight shown by the two batsmen on an extremely hot and humid day in Chittagong

Australia to kick off limited-overs tour of India on September 17
Official announcement yet to be made as BCCI awaits clearance on two new venues - Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram

India, Pakistan and Australia to tour England in 2018
India will return to England next year for a five-Test series, just like in 2014, after Pakistan kickstart England's home summer with two Tests at the end of May

Warner and Handscomb wear down Bangladesh
Peter Handscomb, drenched in sweat and fighting dehydration, epitomised Australian desire to atone for their defeat in Mirpur, helping David Warner guide the visitors to within sight of Bangladesh's first-innings total on another draining day in Chittagon

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