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WACA chief Christina Matthews blasts Cricket Australia for choosing Brisbane over Perth for India series
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WACA chief Christina Matthews blasts Cricket Australia for choosing Brisbane over Perth for India series

The India series begins in Brisbane from 3 December, followed by games in Adelaide (11-15 December), Melbourne (26-30 December) and Sydney (3-7 January)

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Steve Smith and David Warner's IPL stint helped them adapt to international cricket, reckons Aaron Finch
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Steve Smith and David Warner's IPL stint helped them adapt to international cricket, reckons Aaron Finch

The Australians are on a roll having beaten India and Pakistan in one-day series away from home but Finch expects a tough fight against Afghanistan.

India vs Australia: On a lively drop-in pitch at Perth that ensured riveting cricket, ICC's 'average' rating of the surface is questionable
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India vs Australia: On a lively drop-in pitch at Perth that ensured riveting cricket, ICC's 'average' rating of the surface is questionable

ICC should be made aware that for the majority of the Test match it was the nature and the intrigue of the Perth surface that allowed the cricketing public to be glued to the TV sets.

India vs Australia: Perth curator unveils green wicket; says he's trying to produce 'bounciest wicket he can'
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India vs Australia: Perth curator unveils green wicket; says he's trying to produce 'bounciest wicket he can'

Keeping with tradition at the good old WACA, a raging quick wicket has been laid at Perth Stadium for this inaugural five-day game. It has a healthy layering of grass which could impact strategies for both sides.

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli not concerned by green, bouncy Perth wicket; says visitors are more excited than nervous
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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli not concerned by green, bouncy Perth wicket; says visitors are more excited than nervous

Virat Kohli said he was impressed by the new Perth Stadium and not concerned by a wicket that is set to favour fast bowlers, with Australia having a world-class line-up of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins.

India vs Australia: Optus Stadium may not have history behind it like WACA Ground, but certainly has a majestic feel
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India vs Australia: Optus Stadium may not have history behind it like WACA Ground, but certainly has a majestic feel

The stadium undoubtedly, has a state of art feel to it but compared to the WACA Ground it certainly lacks the character. But the Optus Stadium, whether it is from the outside or inside definitely grows on you the more time one spends in its proximity.

India vs Australia: Former pacer Mitchell Johnson offers to help Mitchell Starc rediscover rhythm ahead of second Test
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India vs Australia: Former pacer Mitchell Johnson offers to help Mitchell Starc rediscover rhythm ahead of second Test

Starc managed two wickets in the first innings and three in the second in Adelaide, where India emerged victorious by 31 runs. The second Test begins on Friday.

India vs Australia: Justin Langer declares Tim Paine fit for second Test, expects pacey track in Perth
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India vs Australia: Justin Langer declares Tim Paine fit for second Test, expects pacey track in Perth

Australia are looking to avenge a 31-run defeat in Adelaide to level the four-Test series but Langer admitted there was some uncertainty over the surface in Perth.

Why flying India Test specialists to New Zealand for Australia tour preparations might be a bad idea
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Why flying India Test specialists to New Zealand for Australia tour preparations might be a bad idea

India needs more practice in the lead up to an important series in Australia. But is match practice in New Zealand really a solution or just a knee-jerk reaction?

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson announces retirement from all forms of cricket
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Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Mitchell Johnson quit Twenty20 Big Bash League (BBL) team the Perth Scorchers last month, but had not ruled out playing in the Indian Premier League or other domestic T20 competitions.

ICC approves new Perth stadium, will host first international match later this month
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ICC approves new Perth stadium, will host first international match later this month

International Cricket Council (ICC) approved the new Perth Stadium to host all international formats of the game, after match referee Richie Richardson inspecting the venue and submitted a positive report.

Ashes 2017: Mitchell Starc remains in doubt for fourth Test despite scans clearing him of injury
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Ashes 2017: Mitchell Starc remains in doubt for fourth Test despite scans clearing him of injury

Left-armer Starc bowled with the heel problem in the third test at the WACA on Monday as Australia wrapped up an innings and 41-run win over England to reclaim the Ashes with two matches to spare.

Ashes 2017: England all-rounder Craig Overton insists the visitors will give it their all in remaining two Tests
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Ashes 2017: England all-rounder Craig Overton insists the visitors will give it their all in remaining two Tests

All England have left to play for is pride in Melbourne and Sydney, but Overton says the series is not over as they try to halt an eight-match losing sequence in tests in Australia.

Ashes 2017: Former England spinner Graeme Swann says team's senior players have done 'next to nothing'
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Ashes 2017: Former England spinner Graeme Swann says team's senior players have done 'next to nothing'

Joe Root and Alastair Cook have done next to nothing. The shining lights have been Mark Stoneman and Dawid Malan, said Graeme Swann.

Josh Hazlewood shines on Day 5 as Australia overpower England by an innings and 41 runs to reclaim the Ashes in Perth
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Josh Hazlewood shines on Day 5 as Australia overpower England by an innings and 41 runs to reclaim the Ashes in Perth

Here are the best photo highlights of Australia's third Test win over England by an innings and 41 runs to reclaim the Ashes

Ashes 2017: Steve Smith-Joe Root contrast, England's lack of genuine quicks and other highlights from series so far
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Ashes 2017: Steve Smith-Joe Root contrast, England's lack of genuine quicks and other highlights from series so far

Here are some of the talking points from the 2017-18 Ashes so far, with Australia regaining the urn with an innings win over England at Perth.

Ashes 2017: Australia captain Steve Smith hails team's path to regaining urn as 'spectacular' after WACA win
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Ashes 2017: Australia captain Steve Smith hails team's path to regaining urn as 'spectacular' after WACA win

Thrilled Australia captain Steve Smith praised his bowlers and savoured an “amazing” feeling as a victorious Ashes captain after his team wrapped up the series 3-0 with a dominant win in the third Test at the WACA on Monday.

Ashes 2017: Australia reclaim the urn with crushing victory against England in WACA Test
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Ashes 2017: Australia reclaim the urn with crushing victory against England in WACA Test

Australia won back the Ashes after bowling England out cheaply despite rain delays and a pitch controversy to secure an innings win on the final day of the third Test.

Ashes 2017: Australia confident of finishing off the game despite rain threat, says Josh Hazlewood
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Ashes 2017: Australia confident of finishing off the game despite rain threat, says Josh Hazlewood

Australia lead the five-Test series 2-0 and a win in the last-ever Ashes Test to be played at the WACA Ground would see them regain the urn.

Ashes 2017: Alastair Cook, Joe Root's failures; insipid bowling underline England's struggles
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Ashes 2017: Alastair Cook, Joe Root's failures; insipid bowling underline England's struggles

England are on the brink of another loss in Western Australia, a state where they have one 40-year-old win in 14 matches.