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TJ questions Clarke comeback

Michael Clarke is returning to cricket.

Former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke shouldn't make a comeback and has been accused of "attention seeking" by Tony Jones.

India's batsmen continue Aussie domination

Joy: Suresh Raina (left) and Yuvraj Singh celebrate India's victory that saw them clean sweep Australia 3-0 in their ...

BRADLEY GREEN   Australia's international season came to an end in a high-scoring thriller as India wrapped up their Twenty20 series 3-0.

Australia come undone against Indian spin

Virat Kohli once again on the attack against Australia.

Susie Robinson   Indian took an unchanged line up to game 2 at the MCG and achieved the same result.

Thunder storms to historic title

You beauty: Sydney Thunder batsman Ben Rohrer celebrates his match-winning six that delivered the side their first BBL title.

BRADLEY GREEN   The Sydney Thunder has completed the fairytale rags to riches story by claiming their first Big Bash League title in an epic season decider against the Melbourne Stars.

Lynn rewarded for smashing summer

Year to remember: Brisbane Heat captain Chris Lynn has been crowned the Player of BBL05 after a dominant campaign with ...

BRADLEY GREEN   `Lynn-sanity' and`Lynn-sane' were some of the headlines and Twitter hashtags that followed Brisbane Heat captain Chris Lynn around the Big Bash League this summer. But his explosive hitting took the competition by storm and is a deserving winner of the Player of the Tournament award.

Batsmen feast, bowlers famine in series

Brilliant: Manish Pandey played a match-winning hand for India.

BRADLEY GREEN   There's never been a one-day international series played in history where bat has dominated the ball like it has in the five games between Australia and India.

Oh brother, what a finish

The Hussey brothers David (left) and Mike with the Big Bash League trophy their respective sides the Melbourne Stars and ...

BRADLEY GREEN   David Hussey jokes he's already had a win over older brother Mike by converting their mother Helen as a Melbourne Stars supporter ahead of Sunday's Big Bash League Grand Final.

Pietersen proves the Stars' hoodoo guru

Kevin Pietersen in action for the Stars.

BRADLEY GREEN   After four failed finals campaigns, the Melbourne Stars have finally earned a shot at winning the Big Bash League title.

`He has so much to offer this competition'

No decision has been made on the future of Chris Gayle in the Big Bash League, says chief Anthony Everard.

BRADLEY GREEN   Will Chris Gayle be back playing in the Big Bash League next summer? Let's ask the head of the competition Anthony Everard.

Khawaja helps Thunder storm into BBL05 decider

A brilliant unbeaten century by Usman Khawaja helped guide the Sydney Thunder to the final.

BRADLEY GREEN   In-form Sydney Thunder batsman Usman Khawaja isn't deemed good enough to be in Australia's one-day or Twenty20 sides right now.

Pietersen to see green for next two summers

Melbourne Stars batsman Kevin Pietersen has re-signed with the team for the next two BBL seasons.

England star Kevin Pietersen is returning to the Melbourne Stars for at least another two Big Bash League campaigns.

India crashes with a capital C

Man of Match Kane Richardson celebrates a wicket in Australia's come from behind victory.

Susie Robinson   The full house sign went up at Manuka Oval on a hot Canberra afternoon. Australia, batting for the first time in the series piled on a opening partnership of 187.

Chappelli wants switch-hit banned

Kevin Pietersen playing a switch-hit shot for the Melbourne Stars.

Jake Bourke   Australian cricket great Ian Chappell has called for the switch-hit to be banned from the sport.

Renegades strike out of finals race

Rapid: Chris Gayle hits out for BBL side the Renegades.

BRADLEY GREEN   The BBL05 campaign is over for the Melbourne Renegades - but not before Chris Gayle delivered a reminder of his awesome power.

`Wild Thing' blows in for Twenty20 internationals

Shaun Tait is a shock inclusion in Australia's Twenty20 squad for series against India. The 32-year-old quick has not ...

BRADLEY GREEN   It's been almost five years since Shaun Tait bowled a bowl in anger for Australia, but the 32-year-old quick has earned a shock recall for the upcoming Twenty20 internationals against India.

Australia go 3 nil up in the ODI series

Glenn Maxwell during game three of the One Day International Series between Australia and India at MCG.

Susie Robinson   For the 3rd consecutive ODI we witnessed an Indian batting masterclass and a successful run chase by Australia. This time it was Glenn Maxwell's mature match winning innings that has given Australia an unassailable 3-0 lead.

Welcome back to the MCG

Dan Worrall celebrates the wicket of David Willey as the Melbourne Stars crushed the Perth Scorchers in front of a ...

BRADLEY GREEN   The equation confronting the Melbourne Stars was tough, but they return home from Perth having secured a home BBL05 semi-final and a rematch with the Scorchers next Friday night.

Thunder in box seat for semi-final appearance

Sydney Thunder captain Michael Hussey acknowledges the crowd his knock of 41 in their win over the Sixers.

BRADLEY GREEN   After four seasons of being picked on as the `little brother' in the Sydney derby, the Thunder has come of age against the Sixers in BBL05.

Renegades lose Pattinson for Strikers match

James Pattinson won't play for the Melbourne Renegades in their crucial clash with Adelaide on Monday night after being ...

BRADLEY GREEN   With a history of injury problems, Cricket Australia is not taking any risks with paceman James Pattinson and has `benched' him for the Melbourne Renegades showdown against Adelaide Strikers on Monday night.

Aussies go two up in a carbon copy

George Bailey on his way to top scoring for Australia

Susie Robinson   It was a different ground, a different night but India put on a repeat performance in the second One Day International at the Gabba, setting Australia another record run chase.

Dynamic duo fire for Heat

Brisbane Heat captain Chris Lynn launches one of his seven sixes in the innings that destroyed the Melbourne Stars' ...

BRADLEY GREEN   Brisbane Heat captain Chris Lynn and spinner Samuel Badree provided the heroics as they delivered the Melbourne Stars one of their heaviest defeats in Big Bash League history.

Warner clan grows to four

David Warner and Ivy Mae welcome Indi Rae, who was born on Thursday morning. (Twitter @CandyFalzon)

David Warner and wife Candice have become parents for the second time following the birth of daughter Indi Rae on Thursday morning.

Mighty Jake strikes memorable blow

Jake Lehmann (left) celebrates his last-ball heroics that guided the Adelaide Strikers to a memorable six-wicket victory ...

BRADLEY GREEN   Jake Lehmann will never forget the first delivery he faced in the Big Bash League.

One day, Khawaja hopes to return to colored clothes

Usman Khawaja has been in excellent form at Test and Twenty20 level this summer. He's keen to get an opportunity in the ...

BRADLEY GREEN   Usman Khawaja has been piling on the runs at Test level and in the Big Bash League the last few weeks - and is eager to reignite his one-day international career pretty soon.

Australia cruise to record victory

Steve Smith and George Bailey during the Victoria Bitter One Day International Series match between Australia and India.

Susie Robinson   If three days of rain washed away any chance of entertainment in the Sydney Test, the first ODI against India finally shone a light on a full-blooded contest.

White-hot Renegades stay in finals contention

Stand-in Melbourne Renegades captain Cameron White scored 61 to guide his team to a crucial five-wicket victory over the ...

BRADLEY GREEN   The Melbourne Renegades have breathed life into their Big Bash League finals prospects after handing the Sydney Thunder a fourth consecutive defeat.

Heat burns Sixers' semi final prospects

Young leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson celebrates a wicket in his Twenty20 debut as the Brisbane Heat toppled the Sydney Sixers.

BRADLEY GREEN   It wasn't a memorable night in the field for the Brisbane Heat but they still did enough to topple the Sydney Sixers for the first time in Big Bash League history.

Perth beat Hobart in thriller

Englishman Michael Carberry returned to the Perth Scorchers' line-up with 62 in their thrilling win over the Hobart ...

BRADLEY GREEN   A record crowd of 18,149 at Hobart's Blundstone Arena was treated to an absolute Big Bash League classic - but the home side came up just short.

Stars cruise to victory on the hunt for a home final.

Nevill was run out in a bizarre chain of events during the BBL match between the Renegades and the Stars

Susie Robinson   In true BBL form the Victorian Derby had big hits, a smoke filled stadium, paper planes and one of the most unusual dismissals you will ever encounter. All in front of 43,176 fans. What's not to love.

Strikers classy top order end the Heat's season.

Mahela Jayawardena of the Strikers on his way to a fine 53.

Susie Robinson   Keen to heap pressure on a side desperate to keep their season alive, the Adelaide Strikers won the toss and sent Brisbane Heat in. Preferring to know what they were chasing Brad Hodge and his in-form and mostly intact side braced to contain the exciting Chris Lynn on a good batting wicket.

Young talent shines

Ashton Agar acknowledges his maiden Twenty20 half-century as he and Cameron Bancroft dominated in Perth's big win over ...

BRADLEY GREEN   The Perth Scorchers highlighted the exciting young talent they boast in their squad after eclipsing the Sydney Thunder to move back to the top of BBL05 ladder.

Stars are on the rise

Melbourne Stars leg-spinner Adam Zampa (left) celebrates a Hobart wicket with wicket keeper Peter Handscomb. He claimed ...

BRADLEY GREEN   Memo Strikers, Scorchers and Thunder: beware the rising Stars.

Adelaide makes crucial strike in battle for top spot

Billy Stanlake celebrates a wicket as the Adelaide Strikers scored a crucial 36-run win over the Perth Scorchers to move ...

BRADLEY GREEN   The Strikers have replaced the Scorchers on top of the BBL05 ladder after making it a clean sweep in contests against the Perth side this season.

The Stars are hot property

Melbourne Stars inundated after Dick Smith collapse

The search for a new sponsor has left the Stars bosses amazed.

McLaughlin responds to interview

Uncomfortable exchange: Mel McLaughlin's interview with Chris Gayle.

Channel 10 sports reporter Mel McLaughlin 'angry, upset', according Channel 10 boss.

'I want to be known as a damn good sports reporter'

Neroli Meadows

Neroli Meadows has spoken out about the treatment of female sports journalists.

Chappell: Suspend Gayle

Chappell: "If he's not suspended then I don't think they're serious about it."

Macquarie Radio cricket team's stunned reaction to Chris Gayle pres conference.

Gayle force lashes Hobart

Chris Gayle blasted the Melbourne Renegades to a vital BBL05 win down in Hobart with 41 from 15 balls.

BRADLEY GREEN    A hurricane hit Hobart's Blundstone Arena with brute force tonight - but it wasn't the men in purple doing the damage.

Player drain to stay despite Big Bash boom: Everard

A record crowd of 80,883 for domestic cricket at the MCG.

BBL chief says there are no plans for its own summer slot.

Govenor-General XI announces match to celebrate women in cricket

Govenor General Sir Peter Cosgrove speaks to Macquarie Radio

Govenor-General and Cricket Australia introduce annual match.

Another `Lynn-sane' innings from Heat captain

Chris Lynn blasted the Brisbane Heat to their first win of the Big Bash League season with a stunning knock of 75 from ...

BRADLEY GREEN   Brisbane Heat skipper Chris Lynn isn't just knocking on the door of a recall to the Australian Twenty20 side, he's bashing it down right now.

Perth hits Sydney's semi finals hopes for six

Paceman David Willey celebrates one of his three wickets as the Perth Scorchers thrashed the Sydney Sixers in Perth.

BRADLEY GREEN   Another Shaun Marsh master class helped steer the Perth Scorchers to a crushing victory over the Sydney Sixers in the second match of the Big Bash League's `Super Saturday' double header.

"You'd dream of crowds like this playing for Victoria"

A record crowd of 80,883 for domestic cricket  at the MCG.

BRADLEY GREEN   The Big Bash League may be five seasons old but it came of age at the MCG when a record crowd of 80,883 watched the Melbourne derby between the Stars and Renegades.

Hobart Hurricanes quiet the Thunder in front of record crowd

Shaun Tait of the Hurricanes appeals  during the Big Bash League match between the Hobart Hurricanes and the Sydney ...

Susie Robinson   The Hurricanes against the Thunder promised a stormy night in Hobart and they delivered defying predictions against the red hot favourites.

`What a special knock'

Adelaide young gun Travis Head blasted a stunning unbeaten century to lead the Strikers to a remarkable Big Bash League ...

BRADLEY GREEN   Has Adelaide young gun Travis Head played the best ever innings witnessed in the Big Bash League?

"It would be a dream come true"

Steve O'Keefe in action during his first Test match in October 2014.

BRADLEY GREEN   It's been a decade since Australia played two spinners in a home Test but Steve O'Keefe is confident of earning a call-up for the Sydney Test match beginning on Sunday.

Record stand helps Perth scorch disappointing Renegades

Perth Scorchers captain Michael Klinger made an unbeaten 90 as he combined with Shaun Marsh to steer their side to a ...

BRADLEY GREEN   The Perth Scorchers continue to be the Big Bash League `bogey' side of the Melbourne Renegades.

Aussie skipper ends 2015 on top of the world

Aussie captain Steve Smith has finished 2015 the leading run scorer in Test cricket.

BRADLEY GREEN   It was a productive 12 months with the willow for a trio of Aussies, two Poms and a Kiwi.

Lynn's heroics not enough to lift Heat to victory against Hobart

Brisbane Heat captain Chris Lynn.

BRADLEY GREEN   The power hitting of Dan Christian and Chris Lynn electrified the Gabba in the Big Bash League clash between the Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes.

Could Warner captain Australia?

David Warner.

Dean Jones and Greg Matthews discuss David Warner's captaincy credentials.

Adelaide Strikers left Thunder-struck by Kallis, Russell

Ben Rohrer (left) and captain Michael Hussey celebrate a wicket as the Sydney Thunder scored a convincing win over the ...

BRADLEY GREEN   The Sydney Thunder were the whipping boys of the Big Bash League for four seasons - but that's all changed in the space of three matches of BBL05.

`I'm happy to play my role for the team'

Aussie spinner Nathan Lyon lunges for a catch of his own bowling against the West Indies at the MCG. He claimed 4-66.

BRADLEY GREEN   Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon is itching to get the ball in his hands when the West Indies bat again in the second Test at the MCG

James Sutherland talks BBL expansion with the Macquarie Radio team

Sydney Sixers, Nic Maddinson

Bradley Green   Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland said the hugely popular Big Bash League is set to expand next summer - but with more matches to be played rather than new teams.

Serious injury to captain compunds Sydney Sixers' defeat

A dejected Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques leaves the field after suffering an injury in their loss to the ...

BRADLEY GREEN   The Big Bash League campaign of Sydney Sixers' captain Moises Henriques is in doubt after he suffered a serious injury in their five-wicket loss to the Melbourne Stars.

Not Bradman-like figures, but pretty close to it

Adam Voges celebrates another Test century against the West Indies on day two of the second Test at the MCG. He went ...

BRADLEY GREEN   Australian batsman Adam Voges must be thinking to himself `how easy is this Test cricket' after reaching a major career milestone on day two of the second Test against the West Indies.

Tim Lane loses house in Wye River fire

Tim Lane (right) in the box with John Emburey (left in red).

Tim Lane has revealed he learnt his family's Wye River house was destroyed in the Lorne fire while on commentating duties at the Boxing Day Test on Macquarie Radio yesterday.

Captains lead from the front as Perth scorch the Heat

Perth Scorchers captain Michael Klinger plays a cover drive in his unbeaten 53 that helped his side claim their first ...

BRADLEY GREEN   After a lone hand from Brisbane captain Chris Lynn, his Perth counterpart Michael Klinger stepped up to help the Scorchers claim their first win of BBL05.

Chappell launches into Holder

Ian Chappell on Jason Holder: "There's too many foolish things happening."

Ian Chappell has launched a stinging critique of West Indies captain, Jason Holder.

Record partnership the catalyst behind Sixers' successful run chase

Sydney Sixers' batsman Michael Lumb launches a shot into the crowd in his rapid-fire 63 against the Melbourne Renegades.

BRADLEY GREEN   A rapid-fire century partnership between Michael Lumb and captain Moises Henriques turned what looked certain defeat into a memorable triumph for the Sydney Sixers.

Steve Smith claims world cricket's top gong

Aussie captain Steve Smith has been named the ICC's Cricketer of the Year for 2015.

BRADLEY GREEN   Australian captain Steve Smith keeps racking up the accolades, joining predecessors Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke in winning a prestigious individual award.

Heat feels the Paine from Hurricanes' skipper in Hobart

Hobart Hurricanes captain Tim Paine drives through the covers in his unbeaten 87 in his side's win over the Brisbane Heat.

BRADLEY GREEN   The number 87 is traditionally considered unlucky in Australian cricket, but it wasn't on this occasion for Hobart Hurricanes captain Tim Paine.

Scott Boland replaces injured Nathan Coulter-Nile in Aussie squad

OUCH: Nathan Coulter-Nile clutches his right shoulder after dislocating it while fielding for the Perth Scorchers in the ...

BRADLEY GREEN   Nathan Coulter-Nile's wretched injury run in 2015 has continued with emerging Victorian quick Scott Boland the beneficiary of his latest setback, called into Australia's Test squad for Boxing Day.

All hail Mahela as Strikers continue winning start to BBL05

Perth Scorchers quick Nathan Coulter-Nile is helped from the ground after suffering a shoulder injury whilke fielding ...

BRADLEY GREEN   The old saying `form is temporary, class is permanent' applied to Sri Lankan veteran Mahela Jayawardene as he guided the Adelaide Strikers to an important win over reigning Big Bash League champions the Perth Scorchers.

Grace and power: Khawaja delights at the MCG

Man of the moment: Sydney Thunder's Usman Khawaja celebrates his century on Sunday night.

Bradley Green   Any doubts over Usman Khawaja's fitness have been put to rest after he scored an unbeaten century for Sydney Thunder in their thrilling Big Bash League win against the Melbourne Stars at the MCG.

Sixers' star Nathan Lyon high fives Hobart Hurricanes

Nathan Lyon celebrates with his Sixers' teammates after their thumping 95-run win over Hobart in Sydney.

BRADLEY GREEN   In the space of 13 balls the Hobart Hurricanes' chances of beating the Sydney Sixers at the SCG were blown away.

Melbourne Renegades masters blast their way into T20 record books

WHACK: Melbourne Renegades opener Chris Gayle dispatches a ball to the boundary in his quick-fire knock of 23 against ...

BRADLEY GREEN   They've been described as one of the most destructive opening combinations in Twenty20 cricket and Melbourne Renegades duo Aaron Finch and Chris Gayle lived up to that billing against the Brisbane Heat.

Big names stand up to deliver Renegades crucial BBL05 win

Melbourne Renegades captain Aaron Finch goes on the attack in his match-winning knock against the Brisbane Heat.

BRADLEY GREEN   The Melbourne Renegades highlighted the firepower in their batting line-up in a big run chase against the Brisbane Heat at the Gabba.

Record 5th wicket partnership in home side win

Alex Ross of the Adelaide Strikers slogs a delivery to the boundary during his innings of 65 against the Melbourne Stars.

Susie Robinson   With memories of Tim Ludeman's super inning of 92 off 44 balls in BBL04 that sunk the Melbourne Stars, captain David Hussey won the toss and elected to bowl.

'Sorry, I'm doing an interview'

Straight shooter: Australian cricket great Ian Chappell.

Ahhh, the joys of live radio. Ian Chappell was caught in an interesting conversation on Friday.

A Michael Hussey masterclass spearheads side to victory

Ben Rohrer congratulates Sydney Thunder captain Michael Husssey on reaching his half-century during their win over the ...

It's taken them five seasons but finally the Sydney Thunder has claimed victory over their cross-town rivals the Sydney Sixers.

Problems aplenty for the Windies: Macquarie Radio team 1st Test wrap.

Australia's third Test against the struggling West Indies starts on January 2.

Susie Robinson   Everyone predicted it, everyone saw it coming, but it's still very disappointing to see the West Indies succumb with barely a whimper.  Australia won the 1st Test by an innings and 212 runs, losing just 4 wickets and within 2 days 2 sessions.

'It was really depressing'

Adam Voges was simply dominant on day one.

Australian cricket great Ian Chappell says it's depressing to see how far the West Indies have fallen.

McGrath on the pink ball

Glenn McGrath took 563 wickets with the red ball and 381 with the white, but none with a pink ball.

Australian legend throws his support behind day/night Test cricket, but isn't sure how the pink ball will play.

Mitch Johnson retires

Mitchell Johnson has retired.

Strike bowler Mitchell Johnson has retired from international cricket.

Johnson's 'horror match'

Mitchell Johnson's future appears to be up in the air.

Jake Bourke   Australian cricket greats Ian Chappell and Dean Jones have questioned Mitchell Johnson's future.

Australian vice captain continues his golden run

David Warner celebrates his maiden double century

Susie Robinson   And the records kept tumbling for David Warner yesterday on the first day of the second test against New Zealand at the WACA.

Aussie bats get it done

David Warner was named Man of the Match in the First Test v New Zealand.

Australia's top order delivered a total that proved insurmountable.

Khawaja better prepared: Chappell

Aussie captain Steve Smith congratulates Usman Khawaja (R) on his breakthrough century.

Usman Khawaja has made good on his promise to make the most of his latest Test opportunity.

David Warner's innings "mature"

Australia's David Warner falls down after playing a shot during play on day one of the first Test.

In his first match as vice captain, David Warner showed "great maturity" on day one of the first Test against New Zealand.

Warner an 'utter embarrassment'

Dave Warner isn't afraid to speak his mind.

Australian cricket star David Warner has been branded an "utter embarrassment" ahead of the First Test against New Zealand.

Team analysis: The experts have their say

Recalled: Usman Khawaja and Joe Burns.

Susie Robinson   Jones, Fleming, Matthews and Moody analyse Australia's new Test team.

Madator Cup: Flem's top 3 bowlers

Mitchell Starc

Damien Fleming   After the smashathon 2014/15 Madator Cup where the batting per over rate spiked to 5.30 for the tournament.

The stats that back NZ

New Zealand's captain Brendon McCullum

Lawrie Colliver   Don't believe the bookies; the stats show that this is New Zealand's chance to win in Australia.

Matador Cup: Three players to watch

Nic Maddinson of the Blues bats during the Matador BBQs One Day Cup match between Tasmania and New South Wales at ...

Susie Robinson   The new Mark Waugh, the big hitter and an opener to watch – Ian Chappell runs his eye over the batsmen that impressed in the Matador Cup

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