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Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith answer questions over ball tampering

Forever branded as cheats – Australia’s cricket crossroads

The ball-tampering stink engulfing Australian cricket will not go away with a simple one Test ban to Cameron Bancroft. Because once trust has been eroded, it can be impossible to gain it back. Cricket fans in Australian woke up this morning to the shocking news that not only has Bancroft admitted to ball-tampering, but that captain Steve […]

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Australia captain Steve Smith

Australia eyes revenge in Test series against South Africa

Since South Africa was re-instated as a Test playing nation in 1991 following the abolition of apartheid, they have never lost a Test series when touring Australia. And in a strange twist, Australia has never lost a series in South Africa in that same time period. It is an interesting quirk of modern cricket, where the home […]

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Glenn Maxwell is heading to the IPL once more

The Aussies set to do battle in IPL 2018

The annual bidding frenzy of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is a spectacle unto its own.While the tournament will feature all the action on the wicket, this board room hustle for global talent provides plenty of entertainment value as well.Now that the dust has settled, the lucky Australians to cash in have been assigned their […]

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Usman Khawaja has been overlooked for the Australian ODI team

Why the selectors are killing the Australian ODI cricket team

OPINIONAustralians have lofty expectations of their ODI cricket side, perhaps too lofty. I mean, how are we supposed to win when we leave our best players in the sheds? And when we seldom (if ever) put all of our best bowlers into the attack at the same time? Let’s be reasonable here. How can we expect success […]

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Politics has ended India v Pakistan cricket

5 times politics collided with sport

Politics has killed one of crickets truly great rivalries, for now at least. Ongoing political tension between India and Pakistan has caused Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj to publicly state that no cricket would be possible between the two nations until diplomatic relations improve. The bordering nations have a storied history of violence and unrest, including Indo-Pakistani […]

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Big Bash League

Big Bash League 2017/18 preview: who’s hot and who’s not?

This year’s Big Bash League commences tonight with Shield cricket to make way for the razzle-dazzle stuff.We run the rule over each franchise, and their chances of taking out the title.Adelaide StrikersNo Brad Hodge (released) or Ben Dunk (Melbourne Stars) this time around, leaving Travis Head as the focal point of attack and skipper of […]

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