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4:31 AM ET Daniel BrettigAssistant editor, ESPNcricinfo Close Assistant editor Daniel Brettig had been a journalist for eight years when he joined ESPNcricinfo, but his fascination with cricket dates back to the early 1990s, when his dad helped him sneak into the family lounge room to watch the end of day-night World Series matches well
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12:30 PM ET Aaron Finch has been giving Australia rapid starts at the World Cup, but he has all but given up on his professional stay in England extending past mid-July and into the Ashes. On the eve of Australia’s fifth World Cup match, against Sri Lanka at The Oval, Finch was asked if he
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4:14 AM ET Melinda Farrell Close Melinda Farrell is a presenter with ESPNcricinfo Ricky Ponting has expressed concern over the mindset of some of Australia’s batsmen despite the 15-run victory over West Indies in their group match. Australia lost five wickets for just 79 runs in the face of fast and aggressive short-pitched bowling before
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  shares Nathan Coulter-Nile pulls the ball to the boundary © Getty Images On a wet Tuesday night in March 2017, Nathan Coulter-Nile was concerned. Having batted in the indoor nets at Perth’s Revolution Sports, preparing for a WACA first-grade two-day final with his club side Subiaco-Floreat, he wondered aloud to a team-mate about whether
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11:40 AM ET Chris Gayle was given out on what should have been a free hit in one of several questionable calls by umpire Chris Gaffaney early on in the West Indies’ chase of Australia’s first innings total of 288 at Trent Bridge. Gayle made an eventful 21 off 17 deliveries before he was given
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10:41 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Australia opening batsman Joe Burns has been diagnosed with a fatigue disorder stemming from a virus he suffered in October 2018 which has left his hopes of a place in the Ashes squad in the balance. Burns ended his stint with Lancashire in county cricket after one match last month
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8:18 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Burgeoning allrounder Sophie Molineux has not recovered from shoulder surgery in time to be named in Australia’s women’s Ashes squad to tour England this year, though she has been offered an indirect path back to selection via the Australia A group who will be touring in parallel with the senior
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