Bancroft, Paine get Ashes nod for Australia

Cameron Bancroft and Tim Paine were included in Australia’s Test squad for the first two Ashes Test that starts in Brisbane on 23 November. Opening batsman Bancroft, who has had strong start with the bat in domestic four-day cricket, has replaced Matt Renshaw at top of the order and will make his Test debut in…

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Bancroft impressed Smith against ‘Test’ attack

Cameron Bancroft impressed when he came up against a Test bowling attack in a domestic four-day game earlier in the season while wicketkeeper Tim Paine will bring a great presence to the Australia Test team, according to captain Steve Smith. Opening batsman Bancroft is in line to make his Test debut at the top of…

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ICC clear Brathwaite to bowl in international cricket

The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed that the bowling action of West Indies off-spinner Kraigg Brathwaite has been found to be legal, and the player can continue bowling in international cricket. Brathwaite underwent an independent assessment at the Loughborough testing centre in England on August 31. At the assessment, it was revealed that the amount…

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Phehlukwayo could be key to unlocking Champions Trophy door

South Africa will again try to bury their ICC trophy curse when their Champions Trophy campaign gets underway in England against Sri Lanka on Saturday. A theory that gets around is that the team just can’t handle pressure when big matches come around and they usually bottle games when they are there for the taking….

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