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Australia knocked out of Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup after dramatic semi-final loss to England
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Australia knocked out of Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup after dramatic semi-final loss to England

Australia has been knocked out of the inaugural Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa, defeated by three runs in a thrilling semi-final against England on Friday evening. England held their nerve at Potchefstroom’s Senwes Park, bowling out Australia for 96 to book their place in Sunday’s final against India. Watch BBL12. Every game...

England fast bowler Jofra Archer’s Ashes warning for Aussies as he makes international return
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England fast bowler Jofra Archer’s Ashes warning for Aussies as he makes international return

Steve Smith’s Ashes tormentor, Jofra Archer, is eyeing off a “repeat of 2019” ahead of his international return, with one-eye firmly on this year’s mouth-watering Test showdown with Australia. Archer declared himself “about 80 per cent” fit ahead of his long-awaited return in England‘s ODI tour of South Africa, adamant he wants to pick up...

‘Absolute honour’: Australian all-rounder Tahlia McGrath named ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year
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‘Absolute honour’: Australian all-rounder Tahlia McGrath named ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year

Australian all-rounder Tahlia McGrath has been named the ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year following a breakout 2022. The South Australian, who made her T20I debut as an injury replacement in October 2021, was unveiled as the award’s recipient on Wednesday evening, beating out Indian opener Smriti Mandhana, Pakistan all-rounder Nida Dar and New...

Amateur cricket leagues in England consider banning ‘Mankad’ dismissal to avoid ‘absolute carnage’
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Amateur cricket leagues in England consider banning ‘Mankad’ dismissal to avoid ‘absolute carnage’

Cricket clubs in England are reportedly discussing whether to ban the controversial “Mankad” dismissal, hoping to prevent ugly on-field confrontations this upcoming summer. After the Marylebone Cricket Club amended the Laws of Cricket last year, running out the non-striker during a bowler’s delivery stride has become an accepted practice among professional teams. Watch BBL12. Every...

Bazball at centre of baffling ICC U-turn as cricket ‘embarrassment’ wins reprieve
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Bazball at centre of baffling ICC U-turn as cricket ‘embarrassment’ wins reprieve

A demerit point handed to Pakistan’s Rawalpindi pitch was controversially rescinded on Monday following an appeal, a month after it was deemed “below average” during a Test against England. The International Cricket Council said a panel reviewed footage of the match following a challenge by the Pakistan Cricket Board and was unanimous in its decision....

Selectors urged to risk Steve Smith gamble as star JUST misses T20 history in latest ‘ridiculous’ batting blitz
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Selectors urged to risk Steve Smith gamble as star JUST misses T20 history in latest ‘ridiculous’ batting blitz

Former Aussie wicketkeeper Brad Haddin believes in-form superstar Steve Smith must not only return to Australia’s T20 side, but also open the batting. Haddin’s call came amid Smith’s latest supreme performance with the bat, conjuring 66 runs off just 33 balls in a “brutal” knock, according to Haddin, during the Sydney Sixers’ BBL clash against...

‘Can’t wait’: Steve Smith signs for Sussex ahead of the County Championship in timely Ashes boost
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‘Can’t wait’: Steve Smith signs for Sussex ahead of the County Championship in timely Ashes boost

Steve Smith has signed for Sussex ahead of the County Championship, with the Australian Test vice-captain set to play three first-class matches for the domestic side in preparation for the Ashes. The 33-year-old will face Worcestershire, Leicestershire and Glamorgan in May ahead of the World Test Championship final, scheduled for early June, and the 2023...