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Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood is set to miss the first Test against India in Nagpur with an Achilles niggle in his left leg, and is doubtful for the second Test in Delhi as well. In Hazlewood’s absence, Scott Boland is likely to play his first Test overseas, with Australia also missing Mitchell Starc (finger
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By the end of an unforgettable BBL final, inexperienced Cooper Connolly and unheralded Nick Hobson etched their names into Perth Scorchers’ lore to become unexpected heroes at a febrile Perth Stadium. It wasn’t in the script when ice cool skipper Ashton Turner appeared set to once again rescue defending champions Scorchers in a nerve-jangling instant
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Brisbane Heat 203 for 5 (Khawaja 94, Labuschagne 73, Green 2-29) beat Sydney Thunder 52 for 1 (Warner 36*, Bazley 1-3) by eight runs (DLS method) Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne emerged from T20 droughts with spectacular half-centuries before rain thwarted Sydney Thunder’s hopes of chasing down Brisbane Heat’s massive total in the BBL elimination
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Australia vice-captain and wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy has said that the emergence of the Women’s IPL will put a lot of pressure on other global organisations and countries around the world to promote women’s cricket. “[The Women’s IPL] is going to change women’s cricket for the better,” Healy told ESPNcricinfo in long-ranging conversation during Australia’s five-match
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Melbourne Stars 109 for 1 (Rogers 51*) beat Adelaide Strikers 108 (Nielsen 40, Coulter-Nile 3-17) by nine wickets Melbourne Stars made light work of their 109-run chase in a nine-wicket thumping of Adelaide Strikers that keeps their slim BBL finals hopes alive. Strikers’ high-powered batting line-up crumbled at the MCG on Thursday night as they
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Cricket Australia has hit back at criticism of its decision to pull out of an ODI series against Afghanistan, with chief executive Nick Hockley declaring “basic human rights is not politics”. Australia’s decision to withdraw from the three-ODI series against Afghanistan in UAE this March has been met with fierce condemnation, including a threat from
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