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India vs Australia: David Warner ruled out of first Test due to groin injury
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India vs Australia: David Warner ruled out of first Test due to groin injury

The 34-year-old Warner confirmed he wouldn’t recover in time for the series-opening day-night match starting 17 December.

Big Bash League rule changes: T20 cricket needs innovation depending on market situation
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Big Bash League rule changes: T20 cricket needs innovation depending on market situation

Big Bash needs the reinvigoration and perhaps it is a great template that will only ensure that T20 cricket remains a viable product across the world.

'Frank chat' with coach Justin Langer helps Australia's Usman Khawaja find focus
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'Frank chat' with coach Justin Langer helps Australia's Usman Khawaja find focus

Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja has been out of the national team for more than a year

Usman Khawaja must oust either Steve Smith or David Warner to earn recall, says Australia coach Justin Langer
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Usman Khawaja must oust either Steve Smith or David Warner to earn recall, says Australia coach Justin Langer

Khawaja, Australia's senior batsman while Smith and Warner served one-year bans for ball-tampering from 2018-19, was left out of the squad which leaves for England on Sunday.

Australia confirm limited-overs tour of England; Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon recalled to squad by Aussies
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Australia confirm limited-overs tour of England; Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon recalled to squad by Aussies

Australia were originally scheduled to play three one-day and three Twenty20 matches against England in July, but the trip was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Usman Khawaja, Marcus Stoinis named in Australia's preliminary squad for England's limited-overs tour
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Usman Khawaja, Marcus Stoinis named in Australia's preliminary squad for England's limited-overs tour

Khawaja and Stoinis were included despite losing their national contracts after falling out of favour with selectors over the home summer.

Usman Khawaja was dropped due to inconsistency, his return will be difficult, says Ricky Ponting
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Usman Khawaja was dropped due to inconsistency, his return will be difficult, says Ricky Ponting

Australia's two-time World Cup-winning captain Ricky Ponting says senior batsman Usman Khawaja was axed from the national team due to his inconsistency but he is not willing to write him off yet.

Adam Zampa joins calls for review of Australia's wickets, says 'spin has been taken out of the game'
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Adam Zampa joins calls for review of Australia's wickets, says 'spin has been taken out of the game'

Short format specialist Zampa said he had rarely come across a genuine turning wicket in domestic Sheffield Shield matches, apart from the odd occasion at the Sydney Cricket Ground and when the Adelaide Oval’s drop-in pitch was “green and patchy”.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Usman Khawaja feels closed door games would give Australia advantage over India
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Usman Khawaja feels closed door games would give Australia advantage over India

Playing against India behind closed doors in the much-anticipated Test series at the end of the year might end up being an advantage for the home side, according to Australia batsman Usman Khawaja.

Usman Khawaja confident of strong comeback after contract snub, says he is still among top six batsmen in country
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Usman Khawaja confident of strong comeback after contract snub, says he is still among top six batsmen in country

The top order batsman was omitted from Australia’s annual list of 20 elite, contracted players in 2020, announced on Thursday, after falling out of favour with selectors midway through last year’s Ashes.

Usman Khawaja says he was 'very shocked' to find out about Cricket Australia's financial crisis, blames it on 'mismanagement'
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Usman Khawaja says he was 'very shocked' to find out about Cricket Australia's financial crisis, blames it on 'mismanagement'

Batsman Usman Khawaja, who was snubbed by Cricket Australia while announcing central contracts, says he was shocked to learn about the financial crisis the Board is facing and blamed it on "mismangement".

Watch: Marnus Labuschagne gets perfect slip fielder in his pet dog during backyard training
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Watch: Marnus Labuschagne gets perfect slip fielder in his pet dog during backyard training

The viral video shows Labuschagne deflecting the ball towards his pet dog, standing in the slips. What amused many was that the dog caught the ball with much ease.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja appeals for people to take COVID-19 seriously
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja appeals for people to take COVID-19 seriously

The more seriously we take it, the quicker we can get through it and the less amount of lives that are affected, Khawaja tweeted

'The Test' review: Docu-series on Australia men's cricket team is entertaining, but it could have been much more
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'The Test' review: Docu-series on Australia men's cricket team is entertaining, but it could have been much more

The Test is an entertaining, binge-worthy series about Australia men's cricket team trying to find a new identity under a new coach (Justin Langer) while also coping with the rigorous demands of winning matches across the globe.

Aaron Finch confident 'three-dimensional' Glenn Maxwell will soon be back with Australian cricket team
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Aaron Finch confident 'three-dimensional' Glenn Maxwell will soon be back with Australian cricket team

Facing mental health issues, Maxwell took a short break from the game in October this year but recently made himself available for the tour of India. He was, however, not picked and Marnus Labuschagne got his first call-up following his outstanding form in Test cricket.

Australian batsman Usman Khawaja compares playing in smog from bushfires in Sydney to being in India
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Australian batsman Usman Khawaja compares playing in smog from bushfires in Sydney to being in India

Speaking on the sidelines of a Sheffield Shield match, Khawaja made the comparison when asked about the challenge of competing in thick smog

Shaun Marsh century leads Western Australia to four-wicket win over Queensland to lift 14th domestic one-day title
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Shaun Marsh century leads Western Australia to four-wicket win over Queensland to lift 14th domestic one-day title

It was Western Australia’s 14th domestic one-day title. Queensland was attempting to win its 11th.

Australia vs Pakistan: Marnus Labuschagne working on measuring visitors' attack ahead of first Test at Gabba
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Australia vs Pakistan: Marnus Labuschagne working on measuring visitors' attack ahead of first Test at Gabba

Australia's Marnus Labuschagne is trying to gain a good understanding of the Pakistani side as his side is going to face them in a two-match Test series.

Australia vs Pakistan: Cameron Bancroft, Joe Burns back; Usman Khawaja, Marcus Harris axed for Pakistan Tests
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Australia vs Pakistan: Cameron Bancroft, Joe Burns back; Usman Khawaja, Marcus Harris axed for Pakistan Tests

Cameron Bancroft is one of three specialist openers for Australia, along with Joe Burns and David Warner, but is more likely to play down the order if selected for the two Tests starting in Brisbane next week, followed by a day-night clash in Adelaide.

Australia vs Pakistan: Alex Carey to lead A side; batting spots up for grabs before hosts take on visitors in two-match Test series
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Australia vs Pakistan: Alex Carey to lead A side; batting spots up for grabs before hosts take on visitors in two-match Test series

Australian selectors on Tuesday flagged a number of batting spots still up for grabs in the upcoming Test series against Pakistan, with an A-side promising a run-off among a number of contenders.