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Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 5th day

Smith bats for Bancroft after Ashes win

Jan 8, 2018: Steven Smith also spoke about the importance of keeping Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins together when the Ashes were up for grabs

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

Australia reminded of Starc reality

Jan 4, 2018: Australia are not the same team without a 100% fit Mitchell Starc - and that includes when Starc is actually playing

Daniel Brettig at Sydney

England v Australia, 5th Test, Sydney

Starc gets SCG wish but ODI rest looms

Jan 3, 2018: Mitchell Starc has been passed fit for the SCG Test, but his captain Steven Smith says Australia are mindful of the need to keep the left-arm quick fit for the South Africa tour

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

The Ashes 2017-18

Starc firming to play in Sydney 'Pink' Test

Jan 2, 2018: Former spearhead Glenn McGrath, however, prefers that Australia play the left-arm quick only if he is "100% fit"

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

Australia v England, The Ashes 2017-18, 4th Test, Melbourne

Starc pulls out of MCG Test with verbal bouncer for England

Dec 24, 2017: While withdrawing from the MCG Test with a bruised heel, Mitchell Starc shot back at England's suggestion of lack of depth in Australia's bowling resources

Daniel Brettig in Melbourne

The Ashes 2017-18

Starc injury 'can drag on a long time' - Cummins

Dec 23, 2017: Pat Cummins, who suffered an injury similar to the one Mitchell Starc is carrying, says the nature of the bruised heel makes it a difficult one for the team management and medical staff to assess

Daniel Brettig

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 5th day

Starc decision needed after Smith's tears of joy

Dec 18, 2017: Steven Smith is desperate to complete a 5-0 whitewash over England but there could be a tricky decision to make over the fitness of Mitchell Starc

Daniel Brettig in Perth

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 5th day

Australians apply Rule 140 to perfection

Dec 18, 2017: Australia have had the fast bowlers to dominate England and that has been no accident

Daniel Brettig in Perth

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 4th day

Tale of two tails tells the tale of England's Ashes struggle

Dec 17, 2017: England's inability to crack Australia's lower-order, or shore up their own, is the biggest indicator of the gulf between the sides

Daniel Brettig in Perth

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 4th day

'Bradman's not touching that either'

Dec 17, 2017: Mitchell Starc combined with a crack at the WACA for an unplayable delivery, leaving many awestruck on Twitter

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Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 2nd day

Malan's miscue undermines a mighty effort

Dec 15, 2017: The manner of Dawid Malan's dismissal betrayed a lack of ruthlessness, as England squandered their best position of the series

George Dobell in Perth

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 1st day

Australia caught on the hop as WACA lives up to billing

Dec 14, 2017: Australia's fielders in particular were slow to adapt to a WACA wicket with the pace and bounce of old

Daniel Brettig at Perth

Australia v England, 2nd Ashes Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

Batting again 'Smith's call' - Starc

Dec 4, 2017: Mitchell Starc said that Steven Smith did not consult his fast bowlers before opting not to enforce the follow-on on the third day of the second Ashes Test

Daniel Brettig at Adelaide Oval

Pakistan news

Want to do something big in the 2019 World Cup - Amir

Nov 20, 2017: Mohammad Amir speaks to ESPNcricinfo about life since returning from his ban, getting Kohli in the Champions Trophy final, and why he needs more rest

Umar Farooq

Australia news

'Hat-tricks not my best form' - Starc

Nov 13, 2017: The quick said he was fortunate to be working in concert with the rest of the NSW attack during his twin hat-tricks, and deflected the spotlight onto Josh Hazlewood for his six wickets on return from a side strain

Daniel Brettig

Sheffield Shield 2017-18

'A 22-year-old playing in the Under-15s'

Nov 7, 2017: Twitter reactions after Mitchell Starc became the first bowler to take two hat-tricks in one Sheffield Shield game

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New South Wales v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield 2017-18, 4th day, Sydney

Starc's second hat-trick delivers victory for NSW

Nov 7, 2017: The fast bowler became the first bowler in nearly 40 years - and only the second Australian ever - to claim two hat-tricks in the same first-class match

The Report by Daniel Brettig

New South Wales v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield 2017-18, 3rd day, Sydney

Starc hat-trick, Smith fifty firm up NSW advantage

Nov 6, 2017: The Australia quick underlined his destructive capability with a hat-trick composed of three screeching yorkers, while captain Steven Smith coupled his first-innings 76 with an unbeaten 74

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South Australia v New South Wales, Sheffield Shield 2017-18, 3rd day

Starc razes South Australia with eight-for

Oct 29, 2017: Mitchell Starc's eight-for in the second innings left NSW with only 57 to get but they made heavy weather of the chase before completing a six-wicket victory

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JLT One-Day Cup 2017-18

Hughes ton makes light work of Queensland's 282

Oct 13, 2017: NSW openers led the charge with a mammoth opening stand after Queensland captain Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne helped their side post 282

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