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Australians (back) at the IPL: David Warner and Steven Smith in spotlight ahead of T20 World Cup
Australians (back) at the IPL: David Warner and Steven Smith in spotlight ahead of T20 World Cup

Will any of the new signings make a mark as the tournament resumes?

Australia's best are back, but will it be enough for a title tilt?
Australia's best are back, but will it be enough for a title tilt?

These are the players that took the side to No. 1 in 2020 but the balance of the XI remains uncertain

A final chance to push for Australia's T20 World Cup squad
A final chance to push for Australia's T20 World Cup squad

A recap of some of those needing to impress the selectors over the five matches against Bangladesh

The Hundred offers something for bowlers and will keep captains alert
The Hundred offers something for bowlers and will keep captains alert

An early analysis of how the playing conditions of the new tournament could evolve

NZ bowling coach on Southee's newest variation that bamboozled Rohit Sharma
NZ bowling coach on Southee's newest variation that bamboozled Rohit Sharma

Jurgensen reveals Southee's unusual inswinger was developed at a camp in Lincoln just before the England tour

Australia's T20 shake-up - who has the most to gain?
Australia's T20 shake-up - who has the most to gain?

The captain and chief selector have indicated there is plenty to play for over the next few weeks

New Zealand's latest additions continue to look ready-made for Test cricket
New Zealand's latest additions continue to look ready-made for Test cricket

Devon Conway's seamless elevation brought the first half-century of the final

Marcus Harris and Michael Neser fly the flag for Australians in county cricket
Marcus Harris and Michael Neser fly the flag for Australians in county cricket

While some have produced impressive displays, for others it has been a forgettable few weeks

When and where can IPL 2021 be rescheduled to?
When and where can IPL 2021 be rescheduled to?

Late September and late November are the primary options that the BCCI can explore

Brave call to axe David Warner as captain
Brave call to axe David Warner as captain

He has been one of the greats of the IPL, but freeing up his slot could lend greater balance to SRH

New South Wales out to prove depth of youthful batting in Sheffield Shield final
New South Wales out to prove depth of youthful batting in Sheffield Shield final

Being bowled out for 32 against Tasmania, along with IPL absences, heralded a new-look top order

Pakistan's chance to revive their dormant one-day cricket
Pakistan's chance to revive their dormant one-day cricket

They have played just five ODIs since the 2019 World Cup but the series in South Africa may offer a glimpse at the future

Pakistan series a chance for Markram to secure top-order spot
Pakistan series a chance for Markram to secure top-order spot

"I'd see myself anywhere in the top four, probably more comfortable up-top for the time being," he says

Trans-Tasman talking points: Australia's power, Sophie Devine's problems, Ellyse Perry's comeback
Trans-Tasman talking points: Australia's power, Sophie Devine's problems, Ellyse Perry's comeback

There are pace bowlers to keep an eye on and the superb Amelia Kerr

Covid summer brings Australia back to the field
Covid summer brings Australia back to the field

Series defeats in Test and T20I cricket show there is work to be done ahead of challenges later in the year

Familiar questions remain for Australia in T20 jigsaw puzzle
Familiar questions remain for Australia in T20 jigsaw puzzle

Big-name players will return but some key areas will continue to provoke debate when Australia resume playing

PSL postponement: Operational fiasco casts doubt on organisers' positions
PSL postponement: Operational fiasco casts doubt on organisers' positions

PCB's over-reliance on testing and mistakes in key moments under scrutiny

What postponing the PSL means for Pakistan cricket
What postponing the PSL means for Pakistan cricket

It's likely to impact the confidence of other teams due to tour Pakistan over the coming months

Six talking points ahead of the Trans-Tasman T20I series
Six talking points ahead of the Trans-Tasman T20I series

Five matches give plenty of time for various strands to play out and here are a few things to watch for

Why teams broke the bank for Morris,  Jamieson, Gowtham and Meredith
Why teams broke the bank for Morris, Jamieson, Gowtham and Meredith

We try to make the sense of the biggest buys at the 2021 IPL auction