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IPL pits stars against national tours – but might just be perfect World Cup preparation

IPL pits stars against national tours – but might just be perfect World Cup preparation

Far from hindering Australia’s Twenty20 World Cup campaign, the IPL shapes as an ideal warm-up for non-touring big names.

  • by Malcolm Conn

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Calls for calm after Vaughan demands Ashes cancellation

Calls for calm after Vaughan demands Ashes cancellation

Cricket Australia has called for calm after former England captain Michael Vaughan demanded the Ashes be cancelled if players’ families are unable to tour.

  • by Malcolm Conn
World Test Championship final heads into sixth day on a knife edge

World Test Championship final heads into sixth day on a knife edge

Mohammed Shami inspired India’s lion-hearted effort with the ball on to deny New Zealand a lead larger than 32 as the rain-affected match heads into a sixth day.

  • by Reuters
‘If I had grown up in the UK, I would not be alive today’

‘If I had grown up in the UK, I would not be alive today’

Windies pace icon Michael Holding, who has written a book on racism, fears his fiery temper would have led him into trouble when confronted by abuse in England.

  • by Nick Hoult
Maharaj revels in rare South African hat-trick, rain plays havoc with WTC

Maharaj revels in rare South African hat-trick, rain plays havoc with WTC

Left-arm spinner Maharaj picked up five wickets in West Indies’ second innings but it was South Africa’s first Test hat-trick since 1960 that will live long in the memory,

  • by Nick Said
Jamieson tears through Indians in first innings
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Jamieson tears through Indians in first innings

New Zealand quick Kyle Jamieson proved extremely difficult to face in India's first innings of the World Test Championship final

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Jamieson swings WTC final towards New Zealand after blitzing India

Jamieson swings WTC final towards New Zealand after blitzing India

The Black Caps reached 101-2 at stumps on the third day to trail India by 116 runs after a five-wicket haul by Kyle Jamieson. The Kiwi now has an average of 14.13.

T20 globe-trotter who spent a year in COVID bubbles but happily signed up for more

T20 globe-trotter who spent a year in COVID bubbles but happily signed up for more

Dan Christian has undertaken an odyssey of cricket and quarantine over the last 12 months - a remarkable journey that has led him back to the Australian side at the age of 38.

  • by Malcolm Conn
Cricketers told to put country before franchise after mass tour withdrawals

Cricketers told to put country before franchise after mass tour withdrawals

David Warner, Steve Smith, Pat Cummins and Glenn Maxwell have withdrawn from Australia’s upcoming tours of the West Indies and Bangladesh in a big disruption to the team’s T20 World Cup plans.

  • by Andrew Wu
It is time for England to get tough with players

It is time for England to get tough with players

England have learnt the hard way that you do not muck about with Test match cricket. It is the hardest and most unforgiving format of the game.

  • by Michael Vaughan
Bubble and strife: Paine fears quarantine will be greatest Ashes challenge

Bubble and strife: Paine fears quarantine will be greatest Ashes challenge

Test captain Tim Paine believes months of COVID-19 restrictions may be the greatest danger to Australia’s Ashes campaign following England’s capitulation to New Zealand.

  • by Malcolm Conn