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Morgan preaches freedom

Jan 15, 2015: Suddenly, things don't look all that glum for England. Written out of contention for the World Cup for months, they appear to have found something resembling a winning combination in recent weeks

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Australia news

Bailey's leadership riddle

Jan 15, 2015: George Bailey will have no qualms about leading Australia his own way at the World Cup, should Michael Clarke fail to make the tight deadline he has been set by the national selectors to prove his fitness for the tournament

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Australia news

Doherty admits he's under pressure

Jan 14, 2015: Xavier Doherty has admitted he is under pressure to demonstrate that his World Cup selection ahead of Nathan Lyon, among others, will not be seen as a mistake

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The Ashes 2015

Rogers pinpoints England 'holes' ahead of Ashes

Jan 13, 2015: Chris Rogers had barbs for both England and Middlesex team-mate Sam Robson when quizzed on prospects for the series, highlighting an unsettled top order as a point of weakness to be exploited

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Australia news

Rogers brushes off Agnew claims

Jan 13, 2015: Chris Rogers has brushed off accusations from the English commentator Jonathan Agnew that Australia's players failed to honour Phillip Hughes by maintaining their hard-nosed game in the Test series against India

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Carlton Mid ODI Tri-Series 2014-15

Mitchell Marsh not to bowl till World Cup eve

Jan 13, 2015: Mitchell Marsh, returning to the Australian side after hamstring troubles, will only bowl in the latter stages of the triangular series that serves as a prelude to next month's World Cup

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Carlton Mid ODI Tri-Series 2014-15

England top order needs to take risks - Moeen

Jan 13, 2015: Moeen Ali has stressed the need for the England top three to be expansive risk takers over the next 10 weeks

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Big Bash League 2014-15

Ryan Carters sets new goals

Jan 12, 2015: After a breakout year with his cricket and his charity Batting for Change, the NSW and Sydney Sixers batsman wants to raise the bar on both fronts

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World Cup 2015

Warner strikes 'arrogant' note for World Cup

Jan 11, 2015: David Warner is set to play his first World Cup and believes he can turnaround his middling ODI form during Australia's campaign

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World Cup 2015

Lyon thwarted by fielding restrictions

Jan 11, 2015: The national selector effectively concluded that their leading Test spinner Lyon was not up to the task of bowling with only four run-saving men shielding the boundaries

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World Cup 2015

Clarke given February 21 World Cup deadline

Jan 11, 2015: Michael Clarke has been given until Australia's second World Cup match against Bangladesh on February 21 to prove his fitness as he recovers from hamstring surgery

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Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 5th day

'Adelaide set up series' - Smith

Jan 10, 2015: Steven Smith was "satisfied" with a 2-0 victory over India in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and lauded his bowlers for performing so well on helpless tracks

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Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 5th day

Australia 2, India 0, Pitches 4

Jan 10, 2015: Australia won this series in spite of some of the flattest pitches seen down under for years. It is three decades since Melbourne and Sydney both ended in stalemate

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World Cup 2015

Young to be Australia fielding consultant

Jan 10, 2015: Australia have re-hired Mike Young as a fielding consultant ahead of the World Cup allowing him to resume work with the team following a sequence of indifferent catching and ground fielding displays against India

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World Cup 2015

Lyon likely to be left out of World Cup squad

Jan 10, 2015: Nathan Lyon is likely to be missing from Australia's World Cup squad of 15 when they announce it at Circular Quay in Sydney on Sunday

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Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 4th day

Rogers, Australia's utility man

Jan 9, 2015: Though lazily typecast as the dour counterpoint to Warner's pyrotechnics, Rogers has shaped many an innings to fit the prevailing circumstances

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Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Steven Smith's most difficult day

Jan 8, 2015: Steven Smith had a tough day as captain in Brisbane too, but there he maintained an outward calm at least; today, as Virat Kohli and KL Rahul gathered their runs, he was harried and did not handle things at optimum levels

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Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Spidercam in focus after Steven Smith's drop

Jan 8, 2015: Australia captain Steven Smith appeared to complain that the Spidercam used by host broadcaster Channel Nine interfered with his line of sight when he dropped a straightforward catch on day three

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Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 2nd day

Smith unaware of Starc send-off

Jan 7, 2015: Australia's captain Steven Smith admits he did not see Mitchell Starc's send-off to the Indian opener M Vijay in the first over of the visitors' innings on day two of the Sydney Test, but agrees the practice should be ended

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Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 2nd day

Daylight between Steven Smith and the rest

Jan 7, 2015: Australia's top six batsmen scored more than 50 for the first time in Test cricket, but none of the batsmen was anywhere near as masterful as the captain Steven Smith

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