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‘We deserve it’: Lyon backs Australia to become world’s best

‘We deserve it’: Lyon backs Australia to become world’s best

The veteran spinner believes the Test team has earned the right to reach the men’s summit after learning the hard way how to achieve success.

  • by Daniel Brettig

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Holland edging towards surprise Test recall in Galle

Holland edging towards surprise Test recall in Galle

Australia are edging closer to the surprise selection of Jon Holland as Nathan Lyon’s spin partner against Sri Lanka in Galle.

  • by Daniel Brettig
Bite the bullet on BBL private ownership or risk becoming second rate, says Khawaja

Bite the bullet on BBL private ownership or risk becoming second rate, says Khawaja

Usman Khawaja has declared the BBL risks becoming second rate if Cricket Australia does not start planning for private ownership

  • by Daniel Brettig
‘A Test 100 in India’: Maxwell lays out his credentials for Sri Lanka

‘A Test 100 in India’: Maxwell lays out his credentials for Sri Lanka

Late Test call-up Glenn Maxwell believes he has the game and the experience to take on Sri Lanka in spinning conditions.

  • by Malcolm Conn
Consolation win for Australia in 5th ODI vs Sri Lanka

Consolation win for Australia in 5th ODI vs Sri Lanka

Australia took a consolation win in the fifth one-day international against Sri Lanka with a four-wicket victory on Friday.

Testing time: Australians to go on trial by spin in Galle

Testing time: Australians to go on trial by spin in Galle

Australia have enough memories of Galle to know this two-Test series will stretch them in ways Pakistan never did.

  • by Daniel Brettig
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Maxwell called into Test squad, Head in doubt as injury list grows
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Maxwell called into Test squad, Head in doubt as injury list grows

The Victorian all-rounder was called upon ahead of the opening Test match in Galle next week as Travis Head recovers from a minor hamstring strain.

  • by Malcolm Conn and AAP
One-day series loss a worrying pointer to Sri Lanka Tests
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One-day series loss a worrying pointer to Sri Lanka Tests

The one-day series loss to Sri Lanka and a number of injuries have highlighted Australia’s challenges for the approaching Tests.

  • by Malcolm Conn
January freed up for Australian Test stars to play in BBL as draft unveiled

January freed up for Australian Test stars to play in BBL as draft unveiled

A rich overseas BBL draft will tempt the likes of Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard and Faf du Plessis, while organisers work overtime to secure top Australians

  • by Daniel Brettig
Australia spun out of Sri Lanka ODI series

Australia spun out of Sri Lanka ODI series

Chasing 259, David Warner played a lone hand with 99 as Australia capitulated from 4-189 in the 36th over to be all out for 254 and down 3-1 in the five-match series.

  • by Scott Bailey
At India’s mercy: IPL pay explosion could turn Tests into minor league

At India’s mercy: IPL pay explosion could turn Tests into minor league

It’s within the BCCI’s power to oversee a salary explosion that could relegate international cricket to an IPL farm system.

  • by Daniel Brettig