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Mike Hussey’s ultimate Big Bash League preview

It’s audition time. Which Big Bash League superstars can smash the down the door to Australia’s Twenty20 squad in a World Cup year? At the front of the queue are Chris Lynn, D’Arcy Short and Marcus Stoinis – all out of favour because they open the batting for their franchises when Aaron Finch and David […]

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Australia finish off hapless Black Caps in four days

Perth: Australia left New Zealand demoralised and tenderised after completing a crushing victory in the first Test in four days. Tim Paine's men can put an end to the Black Caps' hopes of winning their first series here in 34 years in Melbourne after thrashing the visitors by 296 runs at Optus Stadium. Over and […]

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Dropped: England skipper brutally axed

Joe Root is being phased out of England’s Twenty20 plans with the World Cup less than a year away. Test captain Root has been excluded from a full-strength squad to play three T20 matches in South Africa in February. Instead, England have chosen batsmen they believe have more power and six-hitting potential. England insist Root […]

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Labuschagne turns up heat but injury douses quick-fire attack

As is increasingly the case in day-night Test matches, Australia micro-managed the flow of the game to secure an advantage in Perth on Friday night. That’s not a reference to the pint-sized Matthew Wade bowling two overs with the new ball. The tactical battle began in the afternoon, as Tim Paine, with bat in hand, […]

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Freakish prediction in 81-year Aussie first

Australian pair Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith have put on a masterclass on the first day of the first Test in Perth but a late New Zealand fightback has brought some life back into the match. At 4/248, Marnus Labuschagne’s 110 off 202 has been the key for Australia to set a big first inning […]

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Labuschagne stars in engrossing start to Trans-Tasman series

Perth: The apprentice upstaged the master and Australia's torrent of runs slowed to a trickle but New Zealand's hopes of breaking their long drought on these shores were dealt a huge blow with an injury to one of their bowlers. Marnus Labuschagne left Steve Smith in his wake, striking his third century in a row […]