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Khawaja drops seven kilos “since South Africa” in fitness bid | Cricket Bats | Australia

Usman Khawaja says he’s lost up to seven kilos since Australia’s ill-fated tour of South Africa to get into the best fitness of his life ahead of the next stage of his career. Khawaja, 31, has only played 33 Tests since making his debut to much fanfare in 2011, and even though he has been […]

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Kohli will want to square the ledger against Smith – Waugh | Cricket Bats | Australia

Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world but he will have a point to prove when he tours Australia in November, according to former Australia captain Steve Waugh. “He’ll be putting a bit of pressure on himself, this [a win] will be the feather in the cap if he can pull this off,” […]

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Cummins and Hazlewood out of Pakistan Tests | Cricket Bats | Australia

Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood, two of Australia’s premier quicks, will not be available to the team during their Tests against Pakistan in October. Both men are undergoing rehabilitation for back injuries and, according to physiotherapist David Beakley, will not recover in time to play the two-Test series in the UAE. “Pat and Josh are […]

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Perry set to play for Victoria from 2018-19 season | Cricket Bats | Australia

Australia allrounder Ellyse Perry has confirmed she will leave her home team New South Wales to play state cricket for Victoria next year. Perry, who has been with the NSW side since 2007, will move to Melbourne at the end of the 2018-19 season with her husband Matt Toomua, a rugby player who has signed […]

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Greg Chappell fights youth homelessness with SCG sleep out | Cricket Bats | Australia

A host of Australia’s best-known athletes have joined Greg Chappell in his effort to raise funds for and understanding about youth homelessness in an SCG “sleep out” on Sunday night. Chappell will be joined in sleeping rough for the night by brother Trevor Chappell, cricketers Mitchell Starc, Steve O’Keefe, Alyssa Healy, Lisa Sthalekar and Moises […]

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Tasmanian staffer challenges Cricket Australia over dismissal | Cricket Bats | Australia

A former Cricket Australia (CA) employee, sacked over a series of social media posts criticising the Tasmanian government over the availability of abortions in the state, has taken the matter to the Fair Work Commission. Angela Williamson, who had worked as CA’s government relations manager in Tasmania since 2016, was informed via formal letter on […]

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Lynn takes Queensland road to World Cup | Cricket Bats | Australia

Chris Lynn will play domestic limited-overs matches for Queensland for the first time in five years as part of his bid to play a part in Australia’s 2019 ODI World Cup campaign following his recovery from a longstanding shoulder problem. Not since 2013 has Lynn turned out for the Bulls in the 50-over tournament which […]

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Opposition bowlers worked me out last season – Handscomb | Cricket Bats | Australia

In the wake of his dropping from the Australian team midway through last summer’s Ashes, middle-order batsman Peter Handscomb looked down the barrel of the camera and insisted there was nothing wrong with his unorthodox technique. “It’s funny that,” he said. “I was doing exactly the same thing last year but I was making runs, […]

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Justin Langer to lead Australia’s Twenty20 selection as remit broadens | Cricket | Cricket Bats | Australia

Tim Paine chats with Ricky Ponting and Justin Langer © Getty Images Australia’s selection panel has been formally shaved down to three members, with the new coach Justin Langer to take primary responsibility for the Twenty20 format after the resignation of Mark Waugh. Langer will act as “chair” in […]

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No more BBL for Mitchell Johnson | Cricket Bats | Australia

Mitchell Johnson will never again appear on an Australian ground as a player after calling time on his Big Bash League career. His manager revealed the extended nature of the upcoming BBL season’s schedule was the primary reason behind the decision. The tournament’s new format features 14 games in a home-and-away league system, which his […]

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