Daniel Brettig

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James Faulkner removed Dean Brownlie on review

Australia news

Faulkner confronted by the finish line

James Faulkner's eclipse as a member of Australia's top echelon parallels that of Simon O'Donnell, another allrounder who found himself suddenly out of the picture

James Pattinson toiled hard in the nets

Champions Trophy 2017

Australia name Pattinson, Henriques in Champions Trophy squad

The return of the fast bowler James Pattinson and the inclusion of Moises Henriques ahead of James Faulkner among the allrounders are the two major talking points to emerge from the announcement of Australia's 15-man squad for the Champions Trophy

Tim May at an ICC cricket committee meeting

Australia news

May challenges CA over players' pay offer

Tim May, an architect of the first collective agreement between Cricket Australia and the players, has challenged the board to provide better justification for ending the fixed revenue percentage model

Ben McDermott hit the first century of the 2016-17 Big Bash League

Australia news

Carey, Labuschagne, McDermott among NPS intake

The emergence of Alex Carey, Marnus Labuschagne and Ben McDermott as players of national interest has been confirmed by their inclusion in Cricket Australia's national performance squad for 2017

Steve O'Keefe is delighted after bowling Virat Kohli for 13

Australia news

O'Keefe banned, fined for offensive outburst

Steve O'Keefe has been banned from this year's domestic limited-overs competition by New South Wales and fined for the second time in eight months

Cricket Australia's pay proposal

Australia news

Cricket Australia's financial wish-list revealed

An in-house media unit and game-development staff, major infrastructure investment, a 150% rise in women's pay, and a virtual freeze of domestic men's pay levels are on Cricket Australia's pay proposal to the Australian Cricketers Association

Victoria celebrate their third successive Sheffield Shield title

Australia news

Australian cricket's lifters-and-leaners moment

CA's implicit argument that domestic cricketers are non-earning assets, and thus less deserving of good pay, is disingenuous and unlikely to pass muster