Six times: uncanny leg gully saga continues

After being dropped from the Australian Test squad last week, Cameron Bancroft’s horror form with the bat continued in the Sheffield Shield on Saturday. Bancroft could only manage ten runs against Victoria at the MCG before once again finding the leg gully fielder, his sixth such dismissal in seven innings. Some batsmen go their entire careers without being caught at […]

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Paine cleared to take on Black Caps

Australian captain Tim Paine has been cleared to play in next week's first Test against New Zealand, after he bruised his right ring finger this week. Paine hurt himself while wicketkeeping during the second Test against Pakistan in Adelaide but played out the game. Despite bruising his finger, Tim Paine is expected to face the Black Caps in Perth next […]

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New Zealand ready to knuckle down fast in Perth

Wellington: New Zealand batting kingpins Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor say the extra bounce, pink ball and time zone of Perth won't be used as excuses in the first Test against Australia. The odds appear stacked against the tourists, who are coming off two Tests against England on docile Kiwi tracks and will have just three training sessions to prepare […]

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Sri Lanka appoint Mickey Arthur as new head coach

Sri Lanka have appointed South African Mickey Arthur as their new head coach on a two-year contract. The former Pakistan, Australia and South Africa coach, 51, had been spoken to by England as a potential successor for Trevor Bayliss. Ex-bowler Rumesh Ratnayake was named Sri Lanka’s interim coach in August. That came after former head coach Chandika Hathurusingha, was criticised […]

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‘Real and lasting change’: Cricket unveils new reconciliation plan

Cricket's commitment to ensuring there is "real and lasting change" to its indigenous heritage has been reinforced through an upgraded reconciliation action plan and the introduction of a medal for the best player afield in the Boxing Day Test. Cricket Australia will on Friday release a comprehensive three-year "stretch" blueprint – Cricket Connecting Country – where it has set "ambitious" […]

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Ben Horne’s SuperCoach BBL team revealed

Big runs at the top of the order are crucial in the Big Bash League, so I’ve tried to prioritise some big boppers in SuperCoach BBL. I’m expecting a huge tournament from Usman Khawaja at Sydney Thunder following his Test axing. Same too from new Melbourne Renegades batsman Shaun Marsh, who looks free as a bird now he is free […]

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GRAHAM GOOCH: Bob Willis was an inspiring team-mate for me

GRAHAM GOOCH: Bob Willis was an inspiring team-mate for me… his Headingley heroics will live on forever England cricket legend Bob Willis has died at the age of 70 after a long illness The former pace bowler played in 90 Test matches and took 325 wickets  Graham Gooch, a former team-mate, opened up on his experiences with Willis  Everyone in […]

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