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Steven Smith speaks after winning the Allan Border medal

Australia cricket

The Bradman comparison Smith must avoid

The current Australia captain has had to cope with the physical and mental strain which, at one point, forced Bradman away from cricket for two years

Chadd Sayers prepares to bowl during a training session

Australia in South Africa 2017-18

Sayers to face up to role model Philander

The fast bowler has found a place in Australia's Test squad for the South Africa tour after a hamstring injury ruled out Jackson Bird

Ellyse Perry poses at the Allan Border Medal ceremony

Allan Border medal ceremony

Perry wins second Belinda Clark award

Tasmania's captain, George Bailey, was rewarded for his persistence as the men's domestic player of the year

Australia captain Steven Smith at the Allan Border Medal night

Allan Border medal ceremony

Smith, Warner win big on Allan Border medal night

David Warner collected the ODI award while Aaron Finch won the award in T20Is. Jhye Richardson, the 21-year-old quick was named the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year

Australia's coach Darren Lehmann was in relaxed mood in Australia's practice session ahead of the Melbourne Test

Australia news

Australia to change tack for World Cup - Lehmann

After 12 months of poor ODI results, the Australia coach has conceded the team will need a fresh, more aggressive approach to be able to contend for World Cup 2019 in England

D'Arcy Short anchored the chase with 36 not out

Australia news

Short wants to keep T20 opening spot

Having shown plenty of promise in all three of his international appearances so far, Short has declared he wants to keep the opening spot alongside David Warner

Marcus Stoinis watches the ball sail away

Big Bash League news

Heat seeking Stoinis with big offer

The Brisbane franchise is making an effort to lure the out-of-contract big-hitting allrounder away from the Melbourne Stars

David Warner celebrates his run out of Dawid Malan

Australia v England, Trans-Tasman T20 tri-series, Melbourne

All-round Australia sweep into tri-series final

Australia suffocated England with the ball and hammered them with the bat to register three Twenty20 wins from three games and secure a place in the triangular series final

Ricky Ponting is one of the three inductions to the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame

Australia news

Ricky Ponting eyes Australia T20 job

The former Australia captain assisted coach Darren Lehmann in the ongoing triangular series, and said he was open to a role with the national T20 side

David Warner fist-pumps in celebration after taking a catch

Australia v England, Trans-Tasman T20 Tri-Series, Melbourne

Australia look for winning end to home season

A loss would leave England with very little margin for error when the tournament enters its New Zealand leg