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We've all been hit

Nov 26, 2014: Going out to play cricket today would have been near enough to impossible. Even doing so next week in the nets and at the Gabba for the first Test will be difficult

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Empower the ACSU to clean up T20

May 18, 2014: An independent ACSU must be allowed to pursue its own investigations and impose penalties if the game's custodians are serious about stamping out corruption in T20 leagues

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Australia in England 2013

Fawad's choice opens cultural faultlines

Sep 6, 2013: Hurried in as the legspinning saviour of Australian cricket, Fawad Ahmed's choice to not wear the Australian shirt bearing their beer-company sponsors has sparked a wider debate on immigration

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ICC World Cup 2015

A rental World Cup

Jul 30, 2013: The prefabricated surfaces prepared for 2015 are a case of character being traded for cash flow

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Australia news

Arthur let down by coach-killers

Jun 25, 2013: Australia's problematic cricketers overwhelmed Mickey Arthur, just as they did his former assistant Lachlan Stevens last summer

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Silencing the voices of truth

May 7, 2013: Tim May's removal from the ICC cricket committee maintains the eclipse of the outspoken at the governance table

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Australia's quest for a leader

May 1, 2013: The most significant leadership appointment of their winter tours to England may not have been for the Ashes

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Cricket Australia contracts 2013-14

Test players deserve CA contract security

Apr 3, 2013: In its current form, Australia's list of central contracts will only push young players away from Tests and towards T20 as the source of their security

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Australia news

Starc right to call Warne's bluff

Dec 11, 2012: In defending team-mates Nathan Lyon and Ben Hilfenhaus from perceived criticism, Mitchell Starc showed his heart is in the right place

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Australia in England 2012

Australia need Clarke at No. 3

Jul 4, 2012: Michael Clarke is Australia's most accomplished and fluent ODI batsman - he should be setting the agenda at the top of the order

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The facts of Ponting's ODI life

Feb 21, 2012: In the manner of his departure from ODIs, he has mirrored the relentless and single-minded way in which he played them. No fluff, just facts

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Khawaja's curious fade

Feb 15, 2012: His scores may not quite bear it out but Usman Khawaja's game has stagnated, and he may miss the West Indies tour

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The steel behind Arthur's smile

Nov 22, 2011: The new Australian coach is gregarious in public, but also capable of taking tough, and sometimes unpopular, decisions when needed

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Inver, the great communicator

Oct 29, 2011: You'd have difficulty finding a man more universally respected in the game in Australia than John Inverarity to fill the demanding role of national selector

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Ricky Ponting's 100th Test win

The proudest century

Sep 3, 2011: Success to Ricky Ponting is not about trophies, nor about his place in the pantheon - it is about winning Test matches

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Big Bash League

Clarke makes priorities clear by skipping BBL

Jul 22, 2011: By steering away from the BBL, Michael Clarke is making a definitive statement about what he values most

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    'A lot has gone out of the game with two new balls'

Kumar Sangakkara talks about one-day batting: technique, mindset, risk calculation, touch v power, and innovation

The battle of the bullies

Jarrod Kimber: India v Australia brings together two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

Why Hawk-Eye still cannot be trusted

Russell Jackson: There is still a difference in opinion between the ball-tracking verdict and what is seen at normal speed

Singed South Africa grapple with future

Firdose Moonda: For many of South Africa's stalwarts, this World Cup may have been a bridge too far

In defence of the stylist

Sankaran Krishna: It's something of a misconception that elegant batsmen like Rohit Sharma "throw" their wickets away

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Wahab v Watson, the fury and the folly

For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman

From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story

As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

Wet weather dulls India's threat perception

The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

The contradiction that is Ahmed Shehzad

Off the field, he's all flash and hair gel; on it, he's a slowpoke, given to hitting pretty shots straight to fielders

Time slips by South Africa once again

It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

News | Features Last 7 days

    Wahab v Watson, the fury and the folly (325)

    For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman

    The battle of the bullies (234)

    This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

    From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story (153)

    As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

    Time slips by South Africa once again (147)

    It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

    Wet weather dulls India's threat perception (140)

    The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to