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Jan 04

Australia cricket fans dress up for Benaud

Hundreds of fans dressed like late commentator Richie Benaud descend on the Sydney Cricket Ground.

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Jan 03

Australia’s Warner achieves rare Test feat

Australia opener David Warner becomes only the fifth batsman to hit a century in the first session of a Test match.

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Jan 01

Ponting to join Australia T20 staff

Former captain Ricky Ponting will join Australia as an assistant coach for the Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka in February.

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Dec 31

Chris Lynn good enough at international level in all forms, says Vettori

Chris Lynn follows up match-winning 85* (48) with innings of 84* (50)Brisbane Heat coach Vettori backs big hitter in all forms of the gameThere is no doubt master blaster Chris Lynn can play Twenty20 cricket.But Brisbane Heat coach Dan Vettori says Lyn…

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Dec 30

Australia beat Pakistan in second Test

Australia bowl Pakistan out for 163 in Melbourne to win the Second Test by an innings and 18 runs on day five.

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Dec 28

Azhar reaches 205 before Warner reply

Azhar Ali scores 205 as Pakistan declare before Australia’s David Warner hits 144 from 143 balls on day three of the second Test.

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Dec 26

Shaun Marsh dismisses Chappell criticism, targets strong Big Bash return

  • Western Australian batsman hopes to regain his national team position
  • Former Test captain Ian Chappell has called for Marsh to be overlooked

Fit-again batsman Shaun Marsh insists he still has plenty to offer in Test and one-day cricket, but says he’s not going to put too much pressure on himself.

Marsh will make his return from a broken finger when he fronts up for the Perth Scorchers in Tuesday night’s BBL clash with the Sydney Sixers at the SCG.

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Dec 19

Australia bans over-the-counter codeine

Painkillers containing codeine will need a prescription in Australia from 2018 amid concerns over misuse.

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Dec 19

Pakistan fall short of record run chase

Pakistan fall short of completing a world record run chase in the first Test against Australia in Brisbane, despite Asad Shafiq’s 137.

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Dec 18

Shafiq century frustrates Australia

Australia are frustrated by touring Pakistan as they try to secure victory in the first Test of a three-match series.

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Dec 16

Cricket Australia defends pregnancy rule

Cricket Australia defends its policy of asking women players to declare if they are pregnant when they sign a central contract.

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Dec 08

Langer to coach Australia in T20 series

Former Australia batsman Justin Langer will coach Australia in their three Twenty20 Internationals against Sri Lanka in February.

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Dec 06

Warner ton helps Australia win series

Opener David Warner hits a sixth one-day international century of the year as Australia beat New Zealand by 116 runs.

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Dec 05

HK tycoon makes $5.4bn Australian bid

A unit of Li Ka-shing’s conglomerate has made a $5.4bn takeover offer for Australian energy firm Duet Group.

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Dec 01

What English cricket can learn from Game of Thrones

If the ECB wants to emulate the success of Australia’s Big Bash and India’s IPL, the inspiration is staring them in the face: look at the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros

By Tom Holland for The Nightwatchman, of the Guardian Sport Network

England is at once the most inventive and the most traditional of the cricket-playing nations. The country that invented overarm bowling, helmets and the professional limited-over tournament is also deeply protective of the sustenance to be gained from the sport’s rich past. The result is a tension that can all too often paralyse the ability of English cricket to exploit its own innovations. History both inspires and gets in the way.

What better current illustration of this than the failure of the ECB to propel Twenty20 cricket to the kind of box-office stratosphere that the IPL or the Big Bash have achieved? England hatched the goose, but the golden eggs have gone to India and Australia. The reason for this is as self-evident as it has – until now – appeared imponderable. Evidence conclusively suggests that the success of a T20 league depends upon a limited number of team franchises – which is why both the IPL and the Big Bash feature eight. In England, though, the County Championship boasts 18 clubs, all with their own deeply rooted identities, interests and loyalties – and these are not easily dissolved. What supporter of a proud and ancient club wants to see it retired in favour of some parvenu team, without romance, without record, without history?

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Nov 28

Have attitudes to the bouncer changed?

Has the tactical side of cricket changed following Phillip Hughes’ death, or is it more the mental side of the game?

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