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Cowan left out of stacked NSW Shield side

Veteran batsman Ed Cowan, last season’s leading Sheffield Shield run-scorer, has been squeezed out of a star-studded NSW side for the opening round of the competition starting this week.

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2017 Women’s Ashes: Start times, dates, schedule, fixture, live stream, tv guide, how to watch

The Women’s Ashes series is set to kick off this weekend with the first of three One Day Internationals. The Ashes are awarded according to a combination of ODIs, T20s and one Test match.

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Chris Lynn inks monster Big Bash League deal

The Big Bash League’s brightest star has become its highest paid player, with Chris Lynn signing a lucrative five-year deal with Brisbane Heat.

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Salman the sportsman? Am I missing something?

Picture the scene. After four days of cut and thrust in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, the outcome of the keenly-fought contest between WAPDA and Peshawar boils down to one beautifully delicate equation: four runs to win, one wicket remaining.

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Men should adopt women’s Ashes model: Blackwell

Australian vice-captain Alex Blackwell has urged men’s cricket to adopt the women’s Ashes multi-format model to counter packed international schedules.

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Siddle should be well back in Ashes pecking order

The veterans keep dominating, young guns are pushing for ODI spots, and WA will meet either SA or Victoria in the final. These are some of the major talking points from the JLT Cup.

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Stick with next Aussie keeper: Gilchrist

While he can feel for Matthew Wade and even Peter Nevill, Adam Gilchrist says he will understand if selectors opt for bolter Alex Carey as Australia’s wicketkeeper for the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.

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“I love it as a batsman”: David Warner to bring sledging back for Ashes

David Warner’s docile days are over, with Australia’s vice-captain wanting his team to deliver noise and nastiness during the Ashes.

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Dangerous pitch mars one-dayer in Sydney

The battle for finals spots in the domestic one-day cricket competition has descended into high farce after a fixture at North Sydney Oval was abandoned mid-chase.

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2017-18 Ashes set to break 32-all historical deadlock

Much has been written on the Ashes, with the next instalment coming up in the Australian summer. But did you know that the Ashes wins are currently tied 32-all?

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Warner: Aussies driven by hate in Ashes campaign

A “hatred” of England will fuel Australia during this summer’s Ashes, according to vice-captain David Warner.

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Why Handscomb should keep in ODIs

Australia ended their long limited overs tour of India with a poor 2-5 win-loss record but amid this disappointing performance were a number of bright spots for the tourists.

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Is it a case of no Stokes, no chance for England?

It can hardly be classed as the mother of all revelations to suggest England will be worse off without the presence of Ben Stokes.

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Final T20 abandoned as Australia, India share spoils

Australia have been denied the chance to score an upset T20 series victory over India after the final match was abandoned without a ball bowled due to a wet outfield.

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ICC announces plans to reduce meaningless cricket matches

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced a radical makeover of men’s professional cricket – for the top teams at least.

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Damien Fleming reveals his Australian XI for The Ashes

With just 40 days until the first ball is bowled in anger between Australia and England, Damien Fleming has put his selection cap on for The Roar and picked the team he thinks can reclaim that tiny urn.

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Rachael Haynes will captain Australia

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Steve Smith Usman Khawaja

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Australian left-arm paceman Jason Behrendorff

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Australia's Adam Zampa bowls

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Australian batsman Usman Khawaja

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Australian bowler Mitchell Starc with the pink ball

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Glenn Maxwell Cricket Australia 2017

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Indian batsman Virat Kohli celebrates after India won the ICC World Twenty20 cricket tournament second semi-final match against South Africa at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on April 4, 2014.†India plays Sri Lanka in the final. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE

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Predicting England’s XI at the Gabba

By Nachiket Shirolkar, Today
Predicting England’s XI at the Gabba

Ben Stokes is the best all-rounder in the world.

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When England played as amateurs and professionals

For a long time cricketers in England were categorised into amateurs and professionals, and the basis for the categorisation was a demarcation of social status.

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Australia vs England: Women’s Ashes first ODI cricket live scores, blog

Cricket is back, and we kick off the international summer with the oldest rivalry to date, as Australia take on England in the first ODI of the Women’s Ashes at Allan Border Field this Sunday.

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WATCH: Classic club cricket catches

By Club Roar, 22 Oct 2017 Video
WATCH: Classic club cricket catches

Catches win matches. The classic park cricket mantra that rings true at every level of the game.

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Anderson’s chance to solidify himself as all-time great

At the age of 35, England’s James Anderson is well into the twilight of his career, achieving just about everything there is to achieve at Test level as a fast bowler. His career stats speaks for itself.

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What can we take from the JLT One-Day Cup

By David Holden, 22 Oct 2017
What can we take from the JLT One-Day Cup

The upcoming first three rounds of the Sheffield Shield will likely finally determine who bats at number six and who keeps wicket for Australia in the Ashes series.

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JLT Cup Grand Final: South Australia vs Western Australia live scores, blog

It’s South vs the West when South Australia clash with Western Australia at Blundstone Arena this Saturday in the culmination of the 2017 JLT Cup. Join The Roar for a live blog of the game from 2pm AEDT.

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As the Shield season begins, the race for Ashes spots hots up

The major Ashes talking point over the last couple of months for Australia has been the No.6 position and the wicketleeper’s spot.

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Is the disappearance of the JLT Cup the sign of a deeper malaise in cricket?

Sunday night’s abandonment of the JLT One Day Cup game between New South Wales and Victoria at North Sydney Oval was about the only mainstream headline the competition has generated so far.

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Khawaja right to criticise Australia’s selection policy

In a recent interview with ABC Radio Usman Khawaja questioned the ‘chop and change’ attitude of Australia’s selectors, claiming that it has created “a lot of instability in the team.”

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Jason Behrendorff needs to be part of Australia’s Ashes plan

The Australian team has returned from their subcontinental tours and the area where their Ashes campaign seems to be on track is the bowling attack.

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KL Rahul’s axing is poor planning by India’s selectors

The Indian team for the ODI series against New Zealand has been announced, with the biggest snub the exclusion of KL Rahul.

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Who will bat at No. 6 for Australia in the first Test?

With a big Ashes summer on the horizon, we need to look at the likely candidates for the contentious Number 6 position in the Australian Test team.

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Selection advice? I’ll just pick me mates

By Paul Potter, 16 Oct 2017
Selection advice? I’ll just pick me mates

People say the only cricket hat you should talk through is a baggy green, but they’re wrong.

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The legends club of Mumbai

By Ritesh Misra, 15 Oct 2017
The legends club of Mumbai

Famous cricket writer-commentator John Arlott formed the Master’s Club at the Oval in memory of Sir Jack Hobbs, who was known as ‘the Master’.

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Why the Indian ODI team needs to experiment

By Giri Subramanian, 14 Oct 2017
Why the Indian ODI team needs to experiment

The Indian team have had a fabulous year in ODIs since the beginning of the year. Virat Kohli’s team has won 17 out of their last 23 ODI games and have the second-best win-loss ratio for the year, behind only England.

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Steve Smith Usman Khawaja

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Allan Border in his XXXX jacket and with a bit of beard.

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David Warner Australia ODI Cricket 2017

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Cricket helmet generic

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Peter Handscomb (left) and Steve Smith of Australia

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David Warner has words with Indian batsman Rohit Sharma

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Ben Stokes holds up the ball and grins after taking his sixth wicket

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David Warner Australia ODI Cricket 2017

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