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11:41 PM ET Cricket Australia made a raft of announcements on Monday with the World Cup squad, central contracts and two Australia A squads all named. That’s a lot of cricketers getting good and bad news. Here are some of the happier and less happy players today Winners David Warner and Steven Smith Finally, after
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11:08 PM ET Amid all the announcements made by Cricket Australia earlier this week, the player with the biggest fall from grace was probably Mitchell Marsh who finds himself without a central contract six months after being named Test vice-captain. This is a look back over a rollercoaster 18 months for the allrounder Ashes breakthrough?
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  shares Play 01:22 Shaun Marsh in for Handscomb? How many quicks in total? It is almost decision time for Australia ahead of the World Cup, but that squad is not the only news that will be released next week with plenty of players hoping for a call from the selectors. How many announcements are
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6:29 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff The editor of the Wisden Almanack, Lawrence Booth, has said Cricket Australia’s investigation into the ball-tampering scandal “felt more like a whitewash” and called out the Australians for believing they had been “above the law”. The comments, part of the traditional Notes by the Editor, in the 156th edition of
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2:00 AM ET Alex Malcolm Australia captain Meg Lanning wants to see more women’s Test matches beyond the Australia-England Ashes rivalry and believes India are the key behind growing the format. Australia head to England later this year to play a single Test in the multi-format women’s Ashes series that includes three ODIs and three
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  shares Glenn Maxwell flicks through midwicket © AFP Big Picture If the whole series had gone the way the fourth ODI panned out, Pakistan wouldn’t quite have minded, even if the scoreline had been the 4-0 it currently is in favour of Australia. For the first time in the series, the purpose of Pakistan
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