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Getting picked to play cricket for Australia is not as hard as it used to be - The Sydney Morning Herald

If you're an Australian cricket fan struggling to recognise some of the names and faces in the national team, this might explain why. 

More players have represented Australia in the past three years than in all of the 1990s combined, Fairfax Media analysis shows. 

Recognise these faces? Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Chris Tremain and Jhye Richardson have all represented ... Recognise these faces? Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Chris Tremain and Jhye Richardson have all represented Australia in the past three years.  Photo: AAP

The introduction of Twenty20 cricket and a relatively unsettled period in the national Test team have contributed to 67 players being used since November 2014. (How many can you name?)

By contrast, only 65 players represented Australia in the 1990s. 

The frequency of Test and one-day matches has not actually increased much in that time, although the introduction of the T20 format has lifted the number of matches played each year.

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Maxwell stranded in Shield wash-out | cricket.com.au - cricket.com.au

Glenn Maxwell's hopes of a last-minute Ashes call-up may have been washed away in the Melbourne rain with Victoria and Tasmania fighting out a Sheffield Shield draw.

Chasing 453 to win, the Bushrangers were 5-106 when play was abandoned due to bad light with 12 overs remaining on Thursday's rain-disrupted final day at the MCG.

Day three highlights: Victoria v Tasmania

Just 24 overs were bowled for the day with persistent showers delaying any action until after tea.

Maxwell resumed on 20 and was 45 not out when the players left the ground.

With a succession of partners including Test batsman Peter Handscomb (13) falling cheaply around him, Maxwell showed plenty of resolve as Victoria looked to grind out a draw.

But it appears likely it will be too late to count towards his chances of batting at No.6 in the Ashes.

Cameron Bancroft, Shaun Marsh and Hilton Cartwright were...


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Paine set for shock Ashes recall - cricket.com.au

Tim Paine is set to earn a stunning recall to Australia's Test side for the Magellan Ashes series in place of state teammate Matthew Wade.

Cricket.com.au believes the National Selection Panel will overlook Wade and NSW gloveman Peter Nevill in favour of Paine, who played the last of his four Tests more than seven years ago.

The bombshell announcement is expected to be confirmed when the full squad is officially announced by Cricket Australia on Friday morning.

Paine defies England with gritty fifty

A Fairfax Media report on Thursday night claimed that in addition to Paine's recall, veteran batsman Shaun Marsh was also set to earn a call-up along with uncapped Western Australia opener Cameron Bancroft. That report claims Bancroft will open in place of Matthew Renshaw.

Paine's recall would represent a stunning turnaround in fortunes having been on the verge of retiring...


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Weatherald twin tons lift SA in Perth - cricket.com.au

Emerging star Jake Weatherald has buried his WACA demons with twin centuries to guide South Australia to an impressive five-wicket Sheffield Shield victory over Western Australia.

Chasing 325 in scorching 35-degree heat in Perth, the Redbacks reached the victory target with 19.2 overs to spare on Thursday's final day.

Weatherald's twin ton powers Redbacks to famous win

Weatherald, who scored 152 in South Australia's first dig, made 143 in the second before being bowled with just seven more runs required.

Callum Ferguson (88) also played a crucial role, combining with Weatherald for a 180-run partnership.

It was the Redbacks' highest successful Shield chase at the WACA Ground, bettering the 8-291 they posted in 1974/75.

Weatherald had scored three ducks in the past two seasons at the WACA, but he defied that history and the widening cracks to produce the second and third centuries of...


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Is Test cricket's value dropping? James Sutherland issues warning to the longest format - Sporting News

James Sutherland believes Test cricket has lost its value and that there are “alarm bells” ringing for the longest format around the world.

MORE: Aussie Test Probables v Aussie Test Possibles: cricket's opportunity missed | Lyon's burnt toast stops play in Brisbane

Cricket Australia’s CEO revealed that three hours of a single Twenty20 international are worth as much to India television broadcasters as five days of a Test match.

Speaking to The Grade Cricketer podcast, Sutherland said the decline of the five-day game's value was creating major headaches around cricket's future, despite the ICC’s recent announcement that a Test Championship will be scheduled for July 2019, as well as the sold-out crowds and strong television ratings expected for this summer's Ashes series between Australia and England. 

“In many ways there's so much doubt about Test cricket and its future I think and...


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Stoneman emerging as England's top order rock - cricket.com.au

England arrived in Australia with concerns over one of their openers, but nobody expected the identity of that batsman a week before the Ashes to be Alastair Cook rather than rookie Mark Stoneman.

Stoneman answered coach Trevor Bayliss’ call for big scores in this final warm-up match against a Cricket Australia XI in Townsville by hitting England’s first century of the tour.

Root rolls CA XI with unbeaten knock

Speaking after his team’s previous warm-up match in Adelaide last weekend, Bayliss had said: "It’s not just about spending time in the middle, but making 100s. That’s definitely what we will need throughout this Test series."

Stoneman may only have three Test appearances against West Indies under his belt, but he is looking in fine touch ahead of the start of the Ashes in Brisbane next Thursday.

This latest knock, 111 in 159 balls, was the fourth time Stoneman has passed 50...


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Ashes Cricket is hands down the best cricket game in over a decade - The Roar

On the eve of another highly anticipated Ashes series this summer, Big Ant Studios have unleashed Ashes Cricket, and it’s comfortably the best cricket game in over a decade.

I hark back over a decade to the cricket games I grew up with, the games that may not have actually aged that well, but held the nostalgic feel of a great game.

Having spent countless hours on Ricky Ponting Cricket 2005 and Cricket 07, I can honestly say I’ll be spending those same countless hours on Ashes Cricket.

It’s the same kind of game that makes you want to keep playing. That’s not an easy task for a cricket game, given many who aren’t die-hard fans consider the sport too long and meandering.

Ashes Cricket comes in after some very lean years of cricketing content for gamers that saw the trials of previous Ashes based games and the Don Bradman series, also by Big Ant.

While the Bradman cricket series was...


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Maxwell's Gabba Test hopes fade as Bancroft firms to make debut

Glenn Maxwell walks off the MCG during a rain delay in the Victoria vs Tasmania Sheffield Shield match.

Rain has cruelled Glenn Maxwell's hopes of selection in Australia's XI for the opening Ashes Test, with the all-rounder denied the chance to build a case ahead of Friday's squad announcement.

Cameron Bancroft's stocks have risen this week and his name is expected to be read out, although whether it is as an opener or batting at number six remains to be seen.

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Is the Big Show a no show for the first Test?

Maxwell's chances of earning selection for the Gabba Test were dealt a blow with the skies opening up over the MCG on the final day of the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and South Australia.

The Big Show had been one of the overnight batsmen for the Bushrangers, unbeaten on 20, but he was restricted to just 24 overs of play on Thursday with showers...


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Getting picked to play cricket for Australia is not as hard as it used to be - The Sydney Morning Herald

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If you're an Australian cricket fan struggling to recognise some of the names and faces in the national team, this might explain why. 

More players have represented Australia in the past three years than in all of the 1990s combined, Fairfax Media analysis shows. 

Recognise these faces? Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Chris Tremain and Jhye Richardson have all represented ... Recognise these faces? Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Chris Tremain and Jhye Richardson have all represented Australia in the past three years.  Photo: AAP

The introduction of Twenty20 cricket and a relatively unsettled period in the national Test team have contributed to 67 players being used since November 2014. (How many can you name?)

By contrast, only 65 players represented Australia in the 1990s. 

The frequency of Test and one-day matches has not actually increased much in that time, although the introduction of the T20 format has lifted the number of matches played each...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: Getting picked to play cricket for Australia is not as hard as it used to be - The Sydney Morning...

Getting picked to play cricket for Australia is not as hard as it used to be - The Sydney Morning Herald

55 reading now

If you're an Australian cricket fan struggling to recognise some of the names and faces in the national team, this might explain why. 

More players have represented Australia in the past three years than in all of the 1990s combined, Fairfax Media analysis shows. 

Recognise these faces? Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Chris Tremain and Jhye Richardson have all represented ... Recognise these faces? Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Chris Tremain and Jhye Richardson have all represented Australia in the past three years.  Photo: AAP

The introduction of Twenty20 cricket and a relatively unsettled period in the national Test team have contributed to 67 players being used since November 2014. (How many can you name?)

By contrast, only 65 players represented Australia in the 1990s. 

The frequency of Test and one-day matches has not actually increased much in that time, although the introduction of the T20 format has lifted the number of matches played each...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: Getting picked to play cricket for Australia is not as hard as it used to be - The Sydney Morning...

Getting picked to play cricket for Australia is not as hard as it used to be - The Sydney Morning Herald

55 reading now

If you're an Australian cricket fan struggling to recognise some of the names and faces in the national team, this might explain why. 

More players have represented Australia in the past three years than in all of the 1990s combined, Fairfax Media analysis shows. 

Recognise these faces? Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Chris Tremain and Jhye Richardson have all represented ... Recognise these faces? Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Chris Tremain and Jhye Richardson have all represented Australia in the past three years.  Photo: AAP

The introduction of Twenty20 cricket and a relatively unsettled period in the national Test team have contributed to 67 players being used since November 2014. (How many can you name?)

By contrast, only 65 players represented Australia in the 1990s. 

The frequency of Test and one-day matches has not actually increased much in that time, although the introduction of the T20 format has lifted the number of matches played each...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: Getting picked to play cricket for Australia is not as hard as it used to be - The Sydney Morning...

Getting picked to play cricket for Australia is not as hard as it used to be - The Sydney Morning Herald

55 reading now

If you're an Australian cricket fan struggling to recognise some of the names and faces in the national team, this might explain why. 

More players have represented Australia in the past three years than in all of the 1990s combined, Fairfax Media analysis shows. 

Recognise these faces? Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Chris Tremain and Jhye Richardson have all represented ... Recognise these faces? Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Chris Tremain and Jhye Richardson have all represented Australia in the past three years.  Photo: AAP

The introduction of Twenty20 cricket and a relatively unsettled period in the national Test team have contributed to 67 players being used since November 2014. (How many can you name?)

By contrast, only 65 players represented Australia in the 1990s. 

The frequency of Test and one-day matches has not actually increased much in that time, although the introduction of the T20 format has lifted the number of matches played each...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: Getting picked to play cricket for Australia is not as hard as it used to be - The Sydney Morning...

LIVE: Rain puts off Maxwell's last chance - cricket.com.au

Rain has delayed play on day four of Victoria's JLT Sheffield Shield clash against Tasmania with Glenn Maxwell waiting to resume his final innings before the Ashes.

There was no play in the first 90 minutes on Thursday before an early lunch break was called at the MCG, where Victoria were 2-67 in their second innings, requiring 386 runs to win.

Time proved to be Maxwell's enemy on Wednesday, as Alex Doolan (247no) and Tim Paine (71no) helped Tasmania to set the foundations for a towering Sheffield Shield win over Victoria.

The visitors declared at 2-424 and claimed valuable early wickets before bad light stopped play in the final over before stumps.

Should play continue on Thursday, Maxwell would fancy his chances of making a big score against an inexperienced Tasmanian attack on a batting-friendly pitch.

The question is whether it will be too late to make any difference to his...


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Read more: LIVE: Rain puts off Maxwell's last chance - cricket.com.au

LIVE: Rain puts off Maxwell's last chance - cricket.com.au

Rain has delayed play on day four of Victoria's JLT Sheffield Shield clash against Tasmania with Glenn Maxwell waiting to resume his final innings before the Ashes.

There was no play in the first 90 minutes on Thursday before an early lunch break was called at the MCG, where Victoria were 2-67 in their second innings, requiring 386 runs to win.

Time proved to be Maxwell's enemy on Wednesday, as Alex Doolan (247no) and Tim Paine (71no) helped Tasmania to set the foundations for a towering Sheffield Shield win over Victoria.

The visitors declared at 2-424 and claimed valuable early wickets before bad light stopped play in the final over before stumps.

Should play continue on Thursday, Maxwell would fancy his chances of making a big score against an inexperienced Tasmanian attack on a batting-friendly pitch.

The question is whether it will be too late to make any difference to his...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: LIVE: Rain puts off Maxwell's last chance - cricket.com.au

LIVE: Rain puts off Maxwell's last chance - cricket.com.au

Rain has delayed play on day four of Victoria's JLT Sheffield Shield clash against Tasmania with Glenn Maxwell waiting to resume his final innings before the Ashes.

There was no play in the first 90 minutes on Thursday before an early lunch break was called at the MCG, where Victoria were 2-67 in their second innings, requiring 386 runs to win.

Time proved to be Maxwell's enemy on Wednesday, as Alex Doolan (247no) and Tim Paine (71no) helped Tasmania to set the foundations for a towering Sheffield Shield win over Victoria.

The visitors declared at 2-424 and claimed valuable early wickets before bad light stopped play in the final over before stumps.

Should play continue on Thursday, Maxwell would fancy his chances of making a big score against an inexperienced Tasmanian attack on a batting-friendly pitch.

The question is whether it will be too late to make any difference to his...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: LIVE: Rain puts off Maxwell's last chance - cricket.com.au

LIVE: Rain puts off Maxwell's last chance - cricket.com.au

Rain has delayed play on day four of Victoria's JLT Sheffield Shield clash against Tasmania with Glenn Maxwell waiting to resume his final innings before the Ashes.

There was no play in the first 90 minutes on Thursday before an early lunch break was called at the MCG, where Victoria were 2-67 in their second innings, requiring 386 runs to win.

Time proved to be Maxwell's enemy on Wednesday, as Alex Doolan (247no) and Tim Paine (71no) helped Tasmania to set the foundations for a towering Sheffield Shield win over Victoria.

The visitors declared at 2-424 and claimed valuable early wickets before bad light stopped play in the final over before stumps.

Should play continue on Thursday, Maxwell would fancy his chances of making a big score against an inexperienced Tasmanian attack on a batting-friendly pitch.

The question is whether it will be too late to make any difference to his...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: LIVE: Rain puts off Maxwell's last chance - cricket.com.au

England v Cricket Australia XI live blog - Fox Sports (blog)


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LIVE: Rain puts off Maxwell's last chance - cricket.com.au

Rain has delayed play on day four of Victoria's JLT Sheffield Shield clash against Tasmania with Glenn Maxwell waiting to resume his final innings before the Ashes.

There was no play in the first 90 minutes on Thursday before an early lunch break was called at the MCG, where Victoria were 2-67 in their second innings, requiring 386 runs to win.

Time proved to be Maxwell's enemy on Wednesday, as Alex Doolan (247no) and Tim Paine (71no) helped Tasmania to set the foundations for a towering Sheffield Shield win over Victoria.

The visitors declared at 2-424 and claimed valuable early wickets before bad light stopped play in the final over before stumps.

Should play continue on Thursday, Maxwell would fancy his chances of making a big score against an inexperienced Tasmanian attack on a batting-friendly pitch.

The question is whether it will be too late to make any difference to his...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: LIVE: Rain puts off Maxwell's last chance - cricket.com.au
Tags: cricket,chance,maxwell,rain,puts,live

England v Cricket Australia XI live blog - Fox Sports (blog)


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Read more: England v Cricket Australia XI live blog - Fox Sports (blog)
Tags: blog,sports,fox,live,cricket,australia,england

England v Cricket Australia XI live blog - Fox Sports (blog)


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