Jofra Archer awarded England Test and white-ball central contracts after breakthrough summer

Sussex fast bowler Jofra Archer has been rewarded for a breakthrough international summer with an England Test and white ball central contract, the ECB has confirmed. Archer has enjoyed an excellent summer, starring as England won their first Cricket World Cup and taking 22 wickets in four Ashes 2019 Tests. There are 10 players named on the Test list, including opener Rory Burns, […]

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Take on Mark Waugh in SuperCoach BBL

He’s my pick for Big Bash “find of the year” — but you’ve probably never heard of him. Introducing Mujeeb Ur Rahman, a 17-year-old spinner from Afghanistan who has signed for the Brisbane Heat in BBL08. I watched him closely in the IPL, where he took a wicket every 17 balls and went for just 6.99 runs per over. He […]

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Sydney Thunder snap up South African Chris Morris for BBL

The Sydney Thunder have snapped up South African all-rounder Chris Morris as their overseas player for the upcoming Big Bash League season. Morris, who has played four Tests, 42 one-day internationals and 23 Twenty20 internationals, joins the club on a one-year deal. Bucket list: South Africa’s Chris Morris, centre, is realising his ambition of playing in the BBL.Credit:AP The world-class […]

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Bayliss open to potential Australia coaching role

Departing England coach Trevor Bayliss says he'd be willing to listen to any approaches to work with the Australian cricket team. The former NSW mentor oversaw victory in his final match in charge of England at the Oval on Sunday to ensure a 2-2 series draw, and will return home following a successful four-and-half-year stint. Trevor Bayliss has just finished […]

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Why captain will survive 26-year low

Australia’s next Test series isn’t for another two months when it takes on Pakistan at home and while Tim Paine and Co. deserve to bask in the glory that comes with retaining the Ashes, before long it will be time to don the baggy green again. Bringing the urn back from England for the first time since 2001 is an […]

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Smith moment shows everything’s changed

Steve Smith started the English summer getting booed by crowds all around the country. The ugly reception was on show at warm-up games in the port city of Southampton, during Australia’s charge to the semi-finals of the World Cup and again in the Ashes — but on the final/penultimate day of the series, that all changed. RELATED: Australia’s incredible 113-year […]

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