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3:11 AM ET Former Australian Test greats such as Ricky Ponting, Steve Waugh, Glenn McGrath and Simon Katich can expect high paying short stints as consultants for the national team in the wake of assistant coach David Saker’s sudden resignation. Such flexibility is necessary, said the Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts, in light of
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3:24 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Fast bowlers have taken giant strides in the recent Test rankings, with Australia’s Pat Cummins and West Indies captain Jason Holder reaching their career-best rankings following their dominating performances in series wins against Sri Lanka and England respectively. While Cummins leapfrogged James Anderson to No. 2 after picking 14 wickets
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1:51 AM ET One of Cricket Australia’s most influential voices is set to exit the stage, with the selector and national talent manager Greg Chappell expected to retire from his dual roles following the end of the Ashes tour of England later this year. In the midst of extensive debate about the role of the
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3:00 AM ET Lunch Australia 5 for 474 (Patterson 74*, Paine 28*) v Sri Lanka Australia marched happily on to a mammoth total in the first session of day two, losing only the wicket of Joe Burns early, before Kurtis Patterson strode to 74 off 144 deliveries, putting on an unbeaten 70 with Tim Paine
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3:29 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Melbourne Renegades legspinner Cameron Boyce believes he could do a job for Australia at the World Cup despite having never played ODIs. Boyce, 29, played seven T20Is between 2014 and 2016, and took eight wickets at an economy rate of 6.60 and a strike rate of 17.2. Boyce has had
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8:14 AM ET Being part of Australia’s Test squad this season has been a double-edged sword for Peter Siddle, putting him closer to adding to his 64 caps but also limiting his time actually playing. Siddle’s appearance for Adelaide Strikers in their heavy defeat against Sydney Sixers at the SCG was just his seventh outing
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