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3:35 AM ET Alex Malcolm Matthew Wade believes the reason given by the Australia’s national selection panel for his exclusion from the Test series against Sri Lanka “doesn’t make a lot of sense.” The Tasmania captain and wicketkeeper has been very vocal in the media since being omitted from Australia’s Test squad for the two-match
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  shares © Getty Images Brisbane Heat 4 for 192 (McCullum 69, Christian 2-24) beat Melbourne Renegades 91 (Boyce 25, Doggett 3-16) by 101 runs The Bash Brothers powered Brisbane Heat to a crushing victory over the Melbourne Renegades in Geelong. Remarkably, it was the Heat’s first win over the Renegades since BBL-02 semi-final in
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12:26 AM ET In a season where there hasn’t been much cheer for the Australia team, the sight of two inexperienced pacemen, Jason Behrendorff and Jhye Richardson, making sizeable inroads into India’s top order at the SCG will have been welcome. Richardson took the Man-of-the-Match award for his 4 for 26 which included the scalp
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11:42 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Fast bowler James Pattinson has suffered another injury setback after a side strain ruled him out of the remainder of the Big Bash. Pattinson, who plays for Brisbane Heat, picked up the injury against Melbourne Renegades on Thursday. He had bowled with eye-catching pace during the tournament, collecting four wickets
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4:10 AM ET Had Will Pucovski simply played out the remainder of the Sheffield Shield season with Victoria, 2018-19 would have already been an exceptionally momentous summer for him, given its rich mixture of experiences good and bad, great and small. As it stands, however, he is coming to terms with a year in which
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3:39 AM ET After a drizzly end to a Test series where the result had been known four days ago when India walked off with 622, Tim Paine looked back with regret at the series’ opening two days in Adelaide and said he believed if chances had been taken then the 2-1 scoreline could have
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4:55 AM ET Alex Malcolm Ashton Agar has become the second player in a week to take a swipe at Australia’s selectors after being left out of the ODI squad for the upcoming three-match series against India. Western Australia and Perth Scorchers team-mate Nathan Coulter-Nile on Saturday made his frustrations known about the communication surrounding
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1:01 AM ET The Australian selection meetings would make a fascinating fly-on-the-wall documentary. They certainly aren’t dull (and this isn’t even about Marnus Labushange). For example, here’s a quick recap of the last three ODI squads: England – June 2018: Tim Paine, Aaron Finch, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Travis Head, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Shaun
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