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Durham sign banned Australia opener Cameron Bancroft for 2019 season

• Batsman involved in ball-tampering scandal in South Africa • ‘I am grateful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to get over’Durham have signed Cameron Bancroft, the ball-tampering opening batsman who received a nine-month domestic ban by Cricket Aus…

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England’s 1,000th Test: Guardian writers pick their favourite so far

As England prepare to play their milestone Test against India six writers recall their most memorable of the previous 999England won by two wickets Continue reading…

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Australia coach Justin Langer handed sweeping selection powers

Langer joins Greg Chappell and Trevor Hohns on panel Mark Waugh, who resigned in May, not replaced New Australian cricket coach Justin Langer has been handed sweeping powers in a shake-up of the selection panel.Langer will join Greg Chappell and Trevor…

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Banned Steve Smith still rated world’s best batsman by ICC

Smith ahead of Virat Kohli, Joe Root and Kane WilliamsonDavid Warner fifth as Australian pair serve bansHe has been banned from top-level cricket for four months, but the International Cricket Council still rates former Australian captain Steve Smith a…

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England to play Ireland in four-day Test as buildup for 2019 Ashes series

• Ireland to play first ever Test against England at Lord’s• Public ballot to be opened for Ashes tickets for first timeEngland will play Ireland in a four-day Test match at Lord’s for the first time next summer in a warm-up for the Ashes series that w…

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Australia’s rise up T20 rankings stalled by defeat to Pakistan

Pakistan win tri-series final in Harare by six wicketsParkistan record highest successful run-chase in T20IsAustralia good run of Twenty20 form was ended by a red-hot Pakistan who won their tri-series final in Zimbabwe by six wickets. Aaron Finch’s tea…

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Pat Cummins keen to reunite with banned Steve Smith and David Warner

‘It feels like it’s been about five years’ since they playedDisgraced duo still have nine months of ban to serve Pat Cummins cannot wait to call Steve Smith and David Warner teammates again, saying it feels like the banned duo have already spent five y…

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Billy Stanlake blitz sets up easy Australia T20 win over Pakistan

Pakistan 116; Australia 117-1 | Australia win by nine wicketsAaron Finch hits quickfire 68 after fast bowler’s 4-8 Australia cantered to a nine-wicket Twenty20 victory over Pakistan thanks to brilliant performances from fast bowler Billy Stanlake and c…

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England hit Australia for six with Jos Buttler to the fore again in T20

• England 221-5; Australia 193• England win one-off Twenty20 international by 28 runsAustralia will depart these shores with six defeats from six after a one-off Twenty20 in which England reproduced the dominance of the whitewashed one-day series. Jos …

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England v Australia: T20 cricket international – live!

Over-by-over updates from the one-off T20 at EdgbastonKeep up with all the action across the County ChampionshipAny thoughts? You can email Adam or tweet @collinsadam 6.30pm BST Big night for Paul Farbrace. Remember, the England white-ball revolution b…

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Paul Farbrace hands Buttler opening role for England’s T20 against Australia

• In-form Buttler promoted after IPL success as opener• Farbrace admits interest in succeeding Trevor BaylissPaul Farbrace has confirmed his interest in becoming England’s next full-time head coach and made a positive first move as the interim for the …

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Steve Smith is set to return – maybe this break has done him some good | Andy Bull

The former Australia captain has admitted before he does not have many interests outside cricket, so an enforced spell away from the game might just have given him a bit of perspectiveIt’s been three months since the scandal. Right now, Steve Smith is …

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Jos Buttler hundred seals England’s series whitewash of Australia in thriller

• Australia 205; England 208-9 – England win by one wicket• Buttler leads recovery to win nailbiting fifth ODIJos Buttler rescued England as they pulled off a one-wicket win from the most improbable of positions to complete a historic 5-0 whitewash of …

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England v Australia: fifth ODI – live!

Live updates from Old TraffordEngland’s blistering top order driving each other on to greater featsEmail or tweet Adam your thoughts 10.10am BST Can England trounce Australia again to record their first five-zip whitewash in these contests? Will Austra…

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England’s paintbrushes are poised for first ever Australia whitewash

Eoin Morgan’s side require just 263 runs to break their own world record for a five-match series and need to avoid familiar slips to clinch 5-0 win against AustraliaNever before have England inflicted a 5-0 whitewash on Australia in any format. But wit…

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England’s blistering top order driving each other on to greater feats | Vic Marks

Batsmen have helped pulverise Australia in the ODI series without letting competition for World Cup places have any effect as Paul Farbrace stands in for Trevor BaylissEngland must wish the World Cup was taking place next week rather than next year – a…

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England scent whitewash after Jason Roy hammers Australia again

• Fourth ODI: Australia 310-8; England 314-4• England win by 6 wickets after Roy and Bairstow put on 174And so the mayhem continues. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow relentlessly turned the screw on a sunlit evening at Chester-le Street that made the flood…

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England v Australia: fourth ODI – live!

Live updates from the fourth match of the seriesCounty cricket: Surrey v Somerset, Essex v Notts – live!Email Simon here or tweet him here 9.33am BST England already have the series in the bag. Last time out they smashed the world record ODI score and …

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England’s Alex Hales expects 500-run barrier in ODIs to be broken soon

• ‘The standard has gone through the roof’ in ODIs• Sam Curran and Craig Overton join England squadAfter vaporising Australia at Trent Bridge, and demonstrating why sweets and sandpaper are seemingly this year’s must-have items for certain fielding tea…

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Eoin Morgan salutes England’s record 481 total as his ‘proudest moment’

• Captain overwhelmed by England’s ruthless intensity• Tim Paine: ‘The hardest day’s cricket of my life’Eoin Morgan basked in his proudest day as England’s one-day captain and heralded the finest performance under his watch following an astonishing 242…