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What Australia, India, New Zealand and England need to do to qualify for World Test Championship final
New Zealand could be strong contenders if they win their four remaining Tests, while England need a series win against India

Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Steven Smith, Joe Root nominated for ICC men's cricketer of the decade award
Kohli is the only men's player who has been nominated for all major awards

Alana King, Nat Sciver power Melbourne Stars to maiden WBBL final
Scorchers could not recover sufficiently from King's strikes to post a target large enough to test the Stars

Brisbane Heat set out to make a 'great statement' as they peak at the right time
"People wrote us off before we even came here, we just had to keep backing ourselves," Delissa Kimmince says

Justin Langer: Will Pucovski won't play in front of Matthew Wade or Travis Head
"But he's a gun player, he's knocking hard, and the opportunity will come for him at some point."

CA CEO Nick Hockley: 'I don't think Virat Kohli's absence will have a financial bearing'
Hockley also said India's tour during the pandemic was one of "great importance" to CA

Sachin Tendulkar: Bowl in the fifth-stump channel to Steven Smith
He also expects the timing of declarations to play a crucial role in the day-night Test in Adelaide

Belinda Clark: Below-par Ellyse Perry will 'solve the problem in front of her'
The hamstring surgery that ended her T20 World Cup impacted Perry leading into the WBBL

Steven Smith: India will struggle to match Neil Wagner's short-ball skill
He believes resorting to short bowling is "flattery" when other options have been exhausted

India on notice: Steven Smith 'finds his hands' again after disappointing IPL
He does not believe the India attack will be able to replicate the short-pitched approach of Neil Wagner last summer

David Warner says Australia 'trying not to engage' in verbal volleys
"It's about going out there as a team and trying to control our emotions and play them on skill"

David Warner won't return to BBL during Australia career
He also says the impacts of Covid-19 on the schedule will make it very tough to play all cricket

Perth and Melbourne handed BBL fixtures in January
Sydney will also host games in the lead-in to the finals as the tournament plans to go to every major market

David Warner carefully bats for Joe Burns in opening debate
While backing his current partner, Warner also said he would have full faith in Will Pucovski

Adam Voges: Fourteen-game BBL season 'too long'
"I've love to see it reduced a little bit and find a window where we can get the best players playing"

Andrew McDonald: Short stuff no weakness for Steven Smith
Australia assistant coach also backed captain Aaron Finch to come good

Sydney Sixers fined for incorrectly naming Hayley Silver-Holmes in XI
Her return to the 15-player squad had not been approved by the tournament technical committee

CA investigates Sydney Sixers' playing XI 'administrative error'
WBBL technical committee had not approved Hayley Silver-Holmes' return to squad but she was listed in starting XI

Marcus Stoinis expects Virat Kohli to be 'extra motivated' in abridged tour of Australia
"I just have to be adaptable about batting in every position, pretty much from one to seven"

New BBL rules - Marcus Stoinis expects 'a few floaters' and 'a lot more tactics'
"I don't think we can afford to get too attached to anything when it comes to Twenty20 cricket"

Concerns over Adelaide Test ease with South Australia lockdown lifted
The six limited-overs matches in Sydney and Canberra have almost sold out

Glenn Maxwell keen to put lean IPL run behind him as India series and BBL loom
Melbourne Stars captain says new BBL rules will allow teams to "show the tactical side of the game"

ICC confirms altered points system for World Test Championship
The board also introduced a minimum age restriction for international cricket which will apply across all cricket

2022 Women's T20 World Cup in South Africa postponed to February 2023
The major tournaments on the women's calendar for 2022 now include the ODI World Cup, the Commonwealth Games and the Ashes

Josh Hazlewood: 'Tiring out' Jasprit Bumrah is the key for Australia
Fast bowler says Kohli returning home after the first Test will not hurt India "that much"

Covid-19: Cricket Australia optimistic about Adelaide Test even as South Australia hits 'pause'
Other potential venues for the pink-ball Test include the MCG and Canberra's Manuka Oval

Kane Richardson to miss limited-overs series against India, Andrew Tye called up
Richardson has opted to stay in Adelaide with his wife and newborn son

Tim Paine, Marnus Labuschagne in mass airlift to avert summer disruption
Australia and BBL players have been moved to NSW after border restrictions were imposed on South Australia

Glenn McGrath: 'Australia slightly ahead' because of Mitchell Starc's X-factor
He also predicts Cheteshwar Pujara will have to work harder for his runs than he did in 2018-19

Is Alex Carey set to leave the Adelaide Strikers?
The Australia keeper says there will be "an announcement in the coming days"

Will Pucovski: I've put in a mountain of work, I'm ready for Test debut
The 22-year-old says he is ready to bat anywhere in the top six

Shane Watson: Seven 'have no legs to stand on' in BBL dispute
The ACA president feels the addition of a third overseas player makes the league second only to the IPL

'Three or four years' time': Tim Paine hints at longer captaincy
Admits being in the broadcast commentary box last summer made him eager to spend more time playing

Pat Cummins: Australia 'haven't done enough' to address racism
Men's team to hereon form a Barefoot Circle ahead of every series it plays, starting with the ODI series against India this month

Ian Chappell on how Australia should discuss taking a knee: 'It's got to be ongoing'
The former Australia captain gives his view on how the game should acknowledge Black Lives Matter

Cricket Australia considers mass airlift of players and staff after Adelaide Covid-19 outbreak
A host of state players have been forced into self isolation, but Adelaide Test not yet considered at risk

Tim Paine: Australia 'love to hate' Virat Kohli, but 'love watching him bat'
Paine believes Kohli's absence for three Tests won't make series "less intense"

Introducing the BBL Power Surge, X-Factor and Bash Boost
Trent Woodhill the man behind new powerplay rules, return of the supersub - called X-factor - and an incentive in the run chase

Quality training during quarantine key to Sean Abbott's success
Lyon 'took him under his wings' while Woodhill worked closely on his batting

'Be a bit of a sponge and soak it all in' - Mitchell Swepson's plan in Test squad
Bowling to the Indian batsmen "another test for myself, and a challenge I can't wait to get"

Steven Smith to India's fast bowlers: Bring on the short stuff
"I've faced a lot of short bowling in my life and I haven't had too many stresses with it"

Will Pucovski switches off from Test 'bat-off' talk after India series call-up
"All I can really control is how I go about it in my preparation," said the 22-year-old

FICA wants 'clear global solutions' to tackle contract breaches in sanctioned cricket
Body calls on ICC and its member boards to show "willingness to prioritise and act on" the matter

Justin Langer full of 'respect' for Virat Kohli's decision to take paternity leave
"Never ever miss the birth of your children, because it is one of the great things you will ever do"

Justin Langer hints that Joe Burns will retain opening spot ahead of Will Pucovski
The Australia coach has said, however, that Will Pucovski has 'been so good we can't ignore him'

David Warner will be asked about opening partner, but selectors confident Will Pucovski 'has the game'
Pucovski "not just in good form, he's in great form," says selector Trevor Hohns

Joe Burns and Will Pucovski set for Australia A showdown to earn Test berth
Steve Smith, David Warner, Pat Cummins, and Josh Hazlewood will not play any long-form games prior to the Test series

Will Pucovski, Cameron Green and Sean Abbott named in Australia's Test squad
Mitchell Swepson and Michael Neser have also been included among the 17 names to face India

Australia men's team to wear Indigenous shirt for T20Is against India
Kirrae Whurrong woman Aunty Fiona Clarke designed the shirt alongside CA's Courtney Hagen

Five innings, 57 runs: will Joe Burns keep his Test place?
Queensland's decision to bat again gave Burns another innings but he fell for 11

Ground capacities confirmed for Australia-India matches
Spectators will be able to attend the matches in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra

Will Pucovski focusing on his 'batting bubble', not potential Australia call-up
Pucovski became the first Shield batsman since Dene Hills in 1997-98 to make consecutive double-hundreds

Virat Kohli to return home on paternity leave after first Test in Australia
No clarity yet on whether the regular Indian captain will rejoin the squad at some stage

Sean Abbott 'as ready as anyone' for a Test call-up against India - Trent Copeland
The New South Wales allrounder is already part of Australia's limited-overs set-up

Australia Test squad: who has staked their claim for a call-up?
A host of players have produced impressive performances in the first stage of the Shield season

Morne Morkel to play for Brisbane Heat in BBL as local player
Former South Africa fast bowler has gained permanent Australian residency and now lives in Sydney

Callum Ferguson retires: 'It is gone to wear the baggy green again'
The South Australia batsman had been told his performances weren't consistent enough

Callum Ferguson to retire from first-class cricket after next Sheffield Shield match
The South Australia batsman will continue to play BBL and hopes to be part of the Marsh One-Day Cup

Shane Watson retires from all cricket
He ends a nearly 20-year career during which he was of the world's premier white-ball allrounders

Marcus Harris and Will Pucovski set new Sheffield Shield record with 486-run stand
The Victoria opening pair beat the previous mark of 464 set by Mark and Steve Waugh

Stuart Broad says he 'got lucky' during David Warner hot streak
Broad dismissed Warner seven times in 104 balls during 2019 Ashes series

'Absolutely no chance' - Steven Smith rules out playing in Big Bash League
"It's still early days with the bubbles. We don't know how long it's going to last for. There's an uncertainty there"

Cameron Green's runs defy Justin Langer's first impression
The Australia coach is pleased by the competition for places at the start of the season

Australian team reach out to former footballer Adam Goodes for racism education
Justin Langer is seeking a range of advice and guidance on what actions the men's team should take

David Warner, Steven Smith, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood likely to be rested before India Tests
The four players were part of Australia's September tour of England, then went straight to the UAE for the IPL

Indian summer to give true insight into Covid's 'new normal' for Cricket Australia funding
The board's AGM was a reminder of the precarious position for the game in the current climate

Chris Rogers lauds 'extraordinary' talent of Cameron Green
Australia's newest ODI and T20I squad member has impressed everyone who has seen him from junior cricket to Sheffield Shield level

Cameron Green earns Australia call-up, Moises Henriques returns after three years
The 21-year-old has been in outstanding form early in the season and is also in the running for a Test berth

How SCG's Boxing Day offer turned into India tour start
The strengthened relationship between the ground and Cricket Australia has proved vital

Brisbane's loss is new host Sydney's gain
The Gabba will now host only the final Test as the SCG shares the opening six white-ball games with the Manuka Oval

Marcus Harris hopes small tweaks will revive his Australia Test career
The opener has spent pre-season and quarantine training working closely with new coach Chris Rogers

India-Australia schedule confirmed; Adelaide hosts day-night Test, hope of 25,000 at MCG
It is yet to be confirmed though whether family members of the India squad will join the tour

Cameron Green set to return to bowling crease for Western Australia
Emerging allrounder has not bowled in a match since November 2019 due to back issues

Mitchell Johnson opens up about struggle with depression since retirement
Fast bowler admits the transition to post-playing career has been tough

Victoria Premier 'very confident' over Boxing Day crowd at MCG
Melbourne will come out of a four-month Covid-19 lockdown on Wednesday

New Zealand-New South Wales air bubble could help bring top West Indies players to BBL
Players arriving in Sydney from New Zealand won't need to quarantine for 14 days and will be allowed to move freely

Sheffield Shield catch-up: Allrounders to the fore, Test batsmen shine, and all eyes on Cameron Green
What has stood out from the opening two rounds?

Cameron Green eyes bowling return after innings that made him 'proud'
The allrounder fell three runs short of a double century against New South Wales

India tour of Australia gets government green light; Sydney, Canberra to host white-ball leg
The MCG has been penciled in for Boxing Day but Adelaide Oval is on standby should the Covid-19 situation require a change

New Cricket Victoria chairman backs Earl Eddings for second Cricket Australia term
David Maddocks believes it is important for stability as the game battles the Covid-19 pandemic

World Test Championship: ICC plans to split points for Covid-19-affected games to complete cycle
Other option on the table is to consider only those matches completed by end of March 2020

Cameron Green has 'a great cricket brain' but hope we don't put too much pressure on him: Ashton Agar
Agar, though, cautioned against burdening the allrounder with too much expectation

Sydney and Canberra firming to host India ODIs and T20Is
The New South Wales government appears more likely to allow players to train during quarantine

Women's cricket lines up for 2022 Commonwealth Games debut on opening day
The eight-team women's T20 competition will begin on July 29 and will be contested over eight days at Edgbaston

Kurtis Patterson: Injury-hit season 'put a few things in perspective'
The left hander is confident that having a Test century under his belt will stand him in good stead if runs flow for New South Wales

Cricket Australia confident WBBL plans can adapt to changing Covid-19 situation
There has been a return to community cases in NSW but the tournament model allows for measures to be tightened if required

States to vote on adding 10th director to Cricket Australia board
Dr Vanessa Guthrie, who has also served as deputy chair of the Western Australian Cricket Association in recent years, is likely to be offered the spot

'I didn't like it at all' - Justin Langer unhappy with dual Australian teams for NZ, South Africa tours in 2021
Also raised concerns over how it could reduce the quality of players on display in the back end of the Sheffield Shield

Ellyse Perry determined to play full part as allrounder in WBBL
She is confident of being ready for the Sydney Sixers' opening game on October 25

Michael Neser and Ashton Agar achieve rare double in the space of an hour
Neser followed a five-wicket haul with a century while Agar backed up a hundred with a five-wicket bag

Australians at the IPL: Glenn Maxwell 'shattered', Marcus Stoinis flourishing and David Warner v Jofra Archer
The latest round-up of how the Australia players are going in the UAE as the IPL starts to take shape

Alistair Nicholson steps down as Australian Cricketers Association chief executive
Nicholson's six-year stint included the Newlands ball-tampering scandal and more recently the Covid-19 fallout

Victoria to play just two Shield games in Adelaide; Handscomb flags pacers' concerns
Victoria captain Peter Handscomb said their quicks are unable to build up bowling loads due to quarantine restrictions

Sheffield Shield edges back from Covid-19 precipice but uncertainty will remain
Cricket Australia hopes to be able to complete a full top-level domestic schedule, with the season set to extend well into April

Meg Lanning resumes reign at top of ODI rankings, Rachael Haynes achieves career-best
Lanning achieves No. 1 ODI position for fifth time, spinner Jess Jonassen retains the bowlers' top spot

Cricket Australia high performance chief concedes spin bowling needs greater focus
There is a hope that pitches will start to provide more encouragement in first-class cricket

Matthew Mott: Alyssa Healy's pre-match talk helped motivate record-equalling victory
Praises stand-in captain Haynes, and others for stepping up 'at different times' in absence of Lanning and Perry

Sheffield Shield preview: Squads, players to watch, new signings and fixtures
Australia's first-class competition will start in an Adelaide-based hub for four rounds with New South Wales looking to defend their title

Rachael Haynes reflects on 'special achievement' as Australia prove unstoppable
Australia produced one of their most dominant displays in their 21-match unbeaten run

Australia women equal record 21-ODI winning streak with rout of New Zealand
Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry missed the third ODI as stand-in captain Haynes and Healy set-up a 232-run victory

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