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‘Beware Australia’: Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja takes seven-wicket haul in long-awaited return
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‘Beware Australia’: Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja takes seven-wicket haul in long-awaited return

Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has taken a seven-wicket haul in his long-awaited return to competitive cricket, putting Australia on alert ahead of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The 34-year-old tore a knee ligament during last year’s Asia Cup, keeping the talented spinner on the sidelines for five months. He was required to undergo surgery in September, subsequently...

LIVE BBL Finals: Perth Scorchers host Sydney Sixers in latest chapter of crazy Big Bash rivalry
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LIVE BBL Finals: Perth Scorchers host Sydney Sixers in latest chapter of crazy Big Bash rivalry

The biggest rivalry in Big Bash League history returns. The Perth Scorchers will host the Sydney Sixers in Saturday evening’s Qualifier, with the victory earning immediate qualification for next weekend’s Final. However, the loser will not be automatically knocked out, getting a second chance in Thursday’s Challenger. MATCH CENTRE: Scorchers vs Sixers teams, scorecard, videos,...

Steve Smith is putting on the best batting ever seen in BBL history
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Steve Smith is putting on the best batting ever seen in BBL history

When Steve Smith replied that he felt “amazing” to a text message from Moises Henriques about a technique change he noticed in the first Test against the West Indies he didn’t know it would lead to “unprecedented” Big Bash dominance. But that’s how Henriques rated Smith’s BBL exploits since linking up with the Sydney Sixers,...

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...

LIVE: Lanning return causes big selection squeeze as WC audition looms
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LIVE: Lanning return causes big selection squeeze as WC audition looms

Meg Lanning makes her return to Australia’s T20 team on Tuesday for the start of the nation’s three-match series against Pakistan. The first ball at North Sydney Oval is at 1.45pm (AEDT). Lanning hasn’t played for Australia in a T20 since the Commonwealth Games having missed the tour of India last month. She replaces Alyssa...

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....