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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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Justin Langer hints that Aaron Finch could become Australia’s ODI captain | Cricket Bats | Australia

Two formats, eleven games, three wins. Thus ends the first chapter in Australia’s new era after their defeat to Pakistan in the final of the T20 tri-series in Zimbabwe. But while they have lost more than they have won over the last month, they have gained in experience according to new coach Justin Langer, who […]

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Alex Carey targets ‘red-hot’ tour finale from Australia’s in-form T20 squad | Cricket Bats | Australia

Jun 25, 2018 Melinda FarrellCricinfo Alex Carey says Australia can bounce back from their one-day series defeat by England and will go into their standalone T20I at Edgbaston on Wednesday aiming to top the international T20 rankings. Carey, who played in the final two ODIs of the series as a specialist batsmen, will take on […]

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World Cup method to knockouts madness in Australia’s domestic one-dayers | Cricket Bats | Australia

Finish last and you can still win the cup? Not since Fitzroy did so in a truncated 1916 VFL season has Australian sport been confronted by the sort of “everybody’s in it” scenario thrown up by Cricket Australia’s newly unveiled domestic limited-overs tournament. At a time when the flatlining performance of the ODI team is […]

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Australia’s Test Championship hopes to hinge on South Africa redemption | Cricket Bats | Australia

2015-2019 Tests 43 ODIs 58 T20Is 24 2019-2023 Tests 39 ODIs 47 T20Is 45 *excludes ICC tournaments Australia’s hopes of reaching the inaugural Test World Championship final are set to hinge upon their ability to atone for the disgrace of this year’s tour of South Africa, with the 2021 return trip to play the Proteas […]

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‘The hardest day’s cricket I’ve ever had in my life’ – Tim Paine reflects on Australia’s record defeat | Cricket Bats | England

Tim Paine described playing in Australia’s heaviest ODI loss as the “hardest day” of cricket he had ever experienced. England’s 242-run victory – their biggest winning margin in an ODI – secured an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series and left the Australian side, depleted through injury and suspensions, reeling. Spearheaded by centuries for […]

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Josh Hazlewood: Australia’s ‘focus only on results’ led to ball-tampering scandal | Cricket Bats | Australia

Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has suggested that a win at all costs mentality played a part in the deterioration of the team’s on-field behaviour which ultimately led to the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. On field antics had already raised eyebrows during the Ashes and earlier in the series against South Africa – Nathan […]

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David Warner to commentate during Australia’s ODI series next week | Cricket | Cricket Bats | Australia

© Getty Images David Warner is set to commentate on the team he has been banned from, when Australia take on England during an ODI series starting June 13. The series will be Australia’s first under the new leadership of Tim Paine and Justin Langer after the ball-tampering scandal that […]

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‘Berating and belittling’ axed, says Tim Paine, as Australia’s cricketers find their true selves | Cricket Bats | Australia

“Berating and belittling” opponents is out of bounds in the new era of Australia’s cricketers according to their new captain Tim Paine, who has admitted that the side previously led by Steven Smith had at times been trying to live up to the perceived, ugly image of the national team rather than being themselves. The […]

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Surrey sign Australia’s Nic Maddinson for Vitality Blast | Cricket Bats | Australia

Surrey have signed Australia batsman Nic Maddinson as their second overseas player for this year’s Vitality Blast. Maddinson will join up with the Surrey after the completion of Australia’s T20I tri-series in Zimbabwe in July. Maddinson, who last played for Australia in 2016, recently won a recall to the T20I squad, captained by Finch. Australia […]

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