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A reprise of England's incredible Cricket World Cup triumph

Day of chaos and glory nobody will ever forget: In the first of our exclusive Wisden extracts, a reprise of England’s incredible World Cup triumph England and New Zealand played out the most thrilling World Cup final ever England won the World Cup on an obscure technicality after drawing super over Eoin Morgan’s side hit […]

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Jos Buttler to auction off Cricket World Cup final shirt to raise money for London hospitals fighting coronavirus

England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler is auctioning the shirt he wore during last summer’s triumphant World Cup final to raise funds for two London hospitals. Buttler was the man who broke the stumps during the decisive super-over victory against New Zealand at Lord’s, the act which ultimately secured England’s first World Cup success in unforgettable fashion. He […]

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Warne: Why Smith shouldn’t be captain

Shane Warne told the Sky Sports Cricket Podcast that Steve Smith should focus on batting and not be reinstated as Australia captain. Smith’s two-year leadership ban following the ball-tampering scandal has elapsed and he is now eligible to succeed Tim Paine as Test skipper. However, Baggy Greens legend Warne says Paine — who steered Australia […]

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New percentage pay deal on cards for cricketers as cash crisis looms

Cricket Australia may offer players new percentage-based deals rather than fixed salaries in coming weeks as the governing body considers a proposal to re-configure its contracting system in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. Cricket in Australia has been largely shielded from the effects of the coronavirus outbreak so far, although the winter Test series […]

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Cult hero saves fanatics from boredom

Cricket Australia would consider themselves very lucky at the moment. The COVID-19 outbreak impacted only a fraction of Australia’s home summer of cricket. Two one-day matches against New Zealand and four Sheffield Shield matches were the only significant casualties of the mass sporting exodus. NRL and AFL are in the midst of a financial catastrophe, […]