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Neser tears through WA in big Shield clash

MICHAEL NESER of Queensland is congratulated by his teammates after dismissing Marcus Harris of Victoria during the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and Queensland at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Queensland paceman Michael Neser has torn through WA's batting lineup at the WACA and just about ended the Warriors' hopes of making the Sheffield Shield final.

SA suffer as Vic's quicks jostle for spots

Victoria's pace bowlers continued to impress ahead of the Sheffield Shield final, but there was no such good news for Nic Maddinson in Adelaide.

Wade's amazing reflex slips grab

Who needs gloves? With Test captain Tim Paine in the Tasmania team, Matthew Wade found himself at second slip where he snared a brilliant reflex grab on the rebound off Alex Doolan

Final-chasing NSW revive after Tigers bite

Second-placed NSW bounced back from a parlous position against Tasmania in their pursuit of a spot in the Sheffield Shield final.

BBL coach Fleming leaves Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Stars Big Bash League coach Stephen Fleming has announced he's quitting the post after four years in the role.

Positive chats with banned duo: Marsh

STEVE SMITH of Australia celebrates after reaching his double century of the 2nd Investec Ashes Test match at Lord's Cricket Ground.

Shaun Marsh, Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson say there were a lot of positives to come from a recent meeting with Steve Smith and David Warner.

Aussie cricketers do homework on Pakistan

Glenn Maxwell

Prior to hitting the nets for the first time since landing in the UAE, Australia's ODI squad studied footage of a Pakistan squad full of unfamiliar faces.

Cummins rested from training, XI unclear

PAT CUMMINS of the Thunder prepares to bowl during the Big Bash League match between the Sydney Thunder and the Hobart Hurricanes at Manuka Oval in Canberra, Australia.

Managing Pat Cummins' workload will be at the forefront of selectors' minds in the UAE, where Australia play five games in 10 days.

UAE to make or break Marsh World Cup hopes

SHAUN MARSH of Australia bats during the Ashes Series at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Shaun Marsh is no longer guaranteed a place in Australia's ODI side but the veteran has received a positive message from chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns.

NSW captain Nevill to miss Shield clash

PETER NEVILL of New South Wales looks on during the Sheffield Shield match between Queensland and New South Wales.

NSW will be without captain Peter Nevill for the last round of Sheffield Shield games before the final.

Aussies mull World Cup pace plans

JHYE RICHARDSON of the Scorchers bowls during the Big Bash League match between the Perth Scorchers and the Adelaide Strikers at Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Jhye Richardson is tracking towards inclusion in Australia's World Cup squad, with questions remaining over Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc's fitness.

Pakistan step up efforts to host cricket

SHANE WATSON captain of the Saint Lucia Stars during the pre-match press conference held at the Hilton Hotel in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Australia's next away series against Pakistan in 2022 could be hosted by the actual country rather than its adopted cricket home of the UAE.

Aussies may turn to Zampa and Lyon at Cup

Adam Zampa

Australia are giving strong consideration to including both Adam Zampa and Nathan Lyon in their 15-man World Cup squad.

U-19 Aussie women's cricketers to leave NZ

Australia's under-19s women's cricketers will return home from Christchurch after shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city.

Wade ton but WA claim crucial Shield win

JORDAN SILK of the Sixers plays a shot during the Big Bash League match between the Sydney Sixers and the Melbourne Stars at the SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Western Australia has beaten Tasmania by 51 runs in their Sheffield Shield clash late on day four at Bellerive Oval, keeping their final hopes alive.

Ashes squad could come unprecedently late

Australian selector TREVOR HOHNS looks on ahead of the One Day International series between India and Australia at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, India.

Chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns wants to name Australia's Ashes squad as late as possible, which might mean a fortnight before the first Test.

Marsh still in the mix, Langer mulls squad

Warriors coach JUSTIN LANGER hits balls for catching practice at the change of innings during the Sheffield Shield match between the Western Australia Warriors and the South Australia Redbacks at WACA Perth, Australia.

Australia coach Justin Langer is no closer to knowing who will make the cut in a 15-man World Cup squad but now it's because of depth rather than a lack of it.

Langer's plan for Smith, Warner stopover

Head coach JUSTIN LANGER looks on during the International Twenty20 match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Justin Langer says a World Cup planning session with Steve Smith and David Warner represents a perfect chance for the banned duo to be brought up to speed.

How Langer inspired Aussies in ODI decider

Head coach JUSTIN LANGER looks on during the International Twenty20 match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Australia coach Justin Langer invoked memories of a long summer as his side successfully plotted India's down fall in the fifth ODI.

Khawaja becomes Aussies' form ODI batsman

USMAN KHAWAJA of Australia celebrates after reaching his century during the Fifth Test match in the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Usman Khawaja celebrated two ODI centuries during Australia's series triumph over India, with Justin Langer calling it suitable reward for a lot of hard work.

Quicks lift Vics into Shield decider

Victoria will have a host of in-form bowlers to choose from when they chase a fourth Sheffield Shield win in five seasons later this month.

WA set Tas massive target in Shield

Tasmania are 0-54 at stumps on day three of their Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia, needing another 399 for victory.

Declaration cops whack for Brisbane club

A dodgy declaration by a Brisbane cricket club in the state's Premier Cricket competition has led to a punishment for breaching the spirit of the game.

Vics within sight of Shield win over NSW

SCOTT BOLAND of Victoria bowls during the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and Victoria at WACA in Perth, Australia.

NSW have suffered a disastrous start to their second innings with Victoria just three wickets away from sealing a spot in the Sheffield Shield final.

Cummins to be Aussies' World Cup spearhead

Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins has relished the responsibility of taking the new ball in India with his 14 wickets helping Australia defeat the hosts in the 5-match series.

Aussies' epic ODI series win over India

PAT CUMMINS of the Thunder prepares to bowl during the Big Bash League match between the Sydney Thunder and the Hobart Hurricanes at Manuka Oval in Canberra, Australia.

Australia have generated a lot of momentum leading up to the World Cup, having broken plenty of records with a 3-2 ODI series win in India.

Aussies beat India 3-2 in ODI series

USMAN KHAWAJA of Australia celebrates scoring his century during the One Day International series between India and Australia at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in Delhi, India.

Australia have made history with a 35-run win over India in Delhi, battling back from 0-2 down to win the five-match ODI series.

Yet another ODI ton from Usman Khawaja

USMAN KHAWAJA of Australia celebrates after reaching his century during the Fifth Test match in the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Usman Khawaja has gone from strength to strength on the tour of India, posting another ton to go a long way to securing his spot in Australia's World Cup squad.

New Renegade Marsh axed from ODI side

SHAUN MARSH of Australia bats during the tour match between Australia and Pakistan A at ICC Academy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Shaun Marsh's World Cup hopes have taken an almighty blow on the same day he signed a multi-year deal with Big Bash League champions Melbourne Renegades.

NSW, Vic set up tense finale in Shield

Victoria ground out a 130 run lead over NSW as the contest between the Sheffield Shield's leading pair intensified on day two.

Bulls crush Redbacks in Shield wicket-fest

MICHAEL NESER of the Adelaide Strikers celebrates the wicket of Cameron White of the Melbourne Renegades during the Big Bash League match between the Adelaide Strikers and the Melbourne Renegades at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

A string of low-scoring Sheffield Shield matches suggests use of the Dukes ball is still a work in progress, including preparation of suitable wickets.

Warne calls for one brand of Test ball

Former Australian crickter and commentator SHANE WARNE talks during the Fifth Test match in the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Australians Shane Warne and Ricky Ponting are among a cricket committee calling for the use of one brand of ball in all Test matches.

WA take control of Shield v Tasmania

JORDAN SILK of the Sixers plays a shot during the Big Bash League match between the Sydney Sixers and the Melbourne Stars at the SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Western Australia lead by 172 runs at stumps on day two of their Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania, after Mitchell Marsh took three crucial wickets.

Banned duo's return timed well: Alex Carey

STEVE SMITH of Australia celebrates after reaching his double century of the 2nd Investec Ashes Test match at Lord's Cricket Ground.

Australia vice-captain Alex Carey says the timing of Steve Smith and David Warner's one-day visit in Dubai is good and he can't wait to catch up with them.

Demoted, devoted keeper on track for Cup

ALEX CAREY of Australia bats during the One Day International series between Australia and India at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Alex Carey is fully expected to be selected in Australia's World Cup squad after a promising ODI series against India.

Aussies finish 9-272 in ODI series decider

MARCUS STOINIS of the Stars bats during the Big Bash League at MCG in Australia.

Australia have compiled a total of 9-272 in their ODI series decider against India, failing to make the most of Usman Khawaja's century.

The ODI first that Aussies are aiming for

GLENN MAXWELL of Australia celebrates scoring his fifty runs during game of the T20I Series between India and Australia at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on in Bangalore, India.

Australia, fresh from completing their ODI record chase, have a chance to make further history in the series decider.

Aussies hunt history-making ODI series win

ALEX CAREY of Australia bats during the One Day International series between Australia and India at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Australia's turnaround in the current ODI series may have shocked many but Alex Carey says it's no surprise.

Wickets tumble in Qld-SA Shield fixture

MATTHEW RENSHAW of the Bulls bats during day two of the Sheffield Shield match between Queensland and Victoria at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Wickets outnumbered boundaries for most of an action-packed day two at the Gabba which left South Australia on the brink of defeat against Queensland.

Wickets tumble in NSW-Vic Shield match

MARCUS HARRIS of Victoria bats during the JLT One Day Cup match between Tasmania and Victoria at Riverway Stadium in Townsville, Australia.

The Sheffield Shield's top two teams produced plenty of wickets but very few runs as NSW and Victoria vie for a spot in the final.

WA make strong start against Tas in Shield

TIM PAINE dives for a catch during an Australia training session at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Western Australia are 7-334 at stumps on day one of their Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania, with Josh Philippe top scoring with 76.

Smith, Warner to meet Aussie team in Dubai

Steve Smith

Steve Smith and David Warner will link up with Australia's ODI squad for one day in Dubai to break the ice ahead of the World Cup.

Turner keen to shadow Steve Smith in IPL

ASHTON TURNER of the Scorchers bats during the Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers Big Bash League Match at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Ashton Turner, who catapulted into World Cup calculations with a single astonishing innings, is keen to learn as much as possible from IPL teammate Steve Smith.

Pattinson back for Victoria's Shield game

JAMES PATTINSON of Nottinghamshire bowls during the match between Nottinghamshire and Surrey at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, England.

Forgotten Test paceman James Pattinson will make another comeback from injury when he returns in Victoria's Sheffield Shield game against NSW.

Race to the bottom as Shield batters fail

MATTHEW RENSHAW looks on during an Australian cricket training session at Allan Border Field in Brisbane, Australia.

The contest for the Sheffield Shield's wooden-spoon produced more wickets than boundaries as Queensland and South Australia battled at the Gabba.

Batsmen standing up as Smith, Warner loom

STEVE SMITH of Australia celebrates his half century during the Fourth Test Match in the 2017/18 Ashes series between Australia and England at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Steve Smith and David Warner are set to waltz back into Australia's World Cup squad but the question of which batsmen miss out is now much harder to answer.

Virat Kohli unhappy with inconsistent DRS

India captain VIRAT KOHLI speaks to the media before India nets ahead of the 4th Test Match against England at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England.

India skipper Virat Kohli says the Decision Review System is inconsistent and becoming more of a talking point after every game.

Turner thanks Hayden after epic ODI chase

ASHTON TURNER of WA prepares to bowl during the JLT One Day Cup match between New South Wales and Western Australia at WACA in Perth, Australia.

Ashton Turner, Australia's match-winner in their record chase of 359, says he's regularly been picking the brain of Matthew Hayden on the tour of India.

Stoinis' broken thumb a bother for Aussies

MARCUS STOINIS of Australia bats during the One Day International match between Australia and England at Perth Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Man of the match Ashton Turner didn't expect to play in Chandigarh, such was his confidence that Marcus Stoinis would overcome a broken thumb.

Where Aussies' ODI chase sits in history

Australia have produced the greatest ODI chase in their proud history to shock India in Chandigarh.

Aussies complete record ODI chase of 359

Peter Handscomb

Australia have defeated India by four wickets in Chandigarh, where they completed a record-making ODI chase of 359 with 13 balls remaining.

Stoinis' injury a big blow for Australia

MARCUS STOINIS of Australia bats during the One Day International match between Australia and England at Perth Stadium in Perth, Australia.

A thumb injury has prevented allrounder Marcus Stoinis from playing in Australia's fourth ODI against India at Chandigarh.

India amass 9-358 in ODI against Aussies

India batsman VIRAT KOHLI picks up some runs during the 4th Specsavers Test match between England and India in Southampton, England.

Australia will need to make history if they're to level the five-match series against India, who have posted a massive 9-358 in the fourth ODI.

Aussies mull opening combos for World Cup

DAVID WARNER of Winnipeg Hawks runs to the boundary during a Global T20 Canada match against Montreal Tigers at MLC Club in King City, Canada.

The identity of Australia's opening pair for both the World Cup and Ashes remains unclear, with a selection showdown brewing as David Warner bids to return.

Finch OK with DRS ball-tracking blooper

AARON FINCH of Australia looks ahead during the Third Test match in the series between Australia and India at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Many cricket fans were furious with a ball-tracking glitch that sealed Aaron Finch's dismissal in Ranchi but Australia's captain is content.

No rest for Pat Cummins in fourth ODI

PAT CUMMINS of the Thunder prepares to bowl during the Big Bash League match between the Sydney Thunder and the Hobart Hurricanes at Manuka Oval in Canberra, Australia.

There is a single day off between the third and fourth ODIs between Australia and India but the tourists aren't planning on resting gun paceman Pat Cummins.

Rested MS Dhoni to miss rest of ODI series

MS DHONI of India bats during the 3rd Royal London One-Day International match between England and India at Headingley in Leeds, England.

MS Dhoni may have played his final international game on Indian soil, with the hosts set to rest the veteran from the final two ODIs against Australia.

Time to back up ODI knock of 93: Finch

USMAN KHAWAJA of Australia celebrates after reaching his century during the Fifth Test match in the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Australia captain Aaron Finch says it was a matter of time before he scored a few runs and it's vital he backs up the breakthrough ODI knock of 93.

Aussies bank first away ODI win since 2017

USMAN KHAWAJA of the Bulls leaves the field on Sheffield Shield match between Queensland and Victoria at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Australia have recorded a 32-run ODI win over India in Ranchi, where Virat Kohli and Usman Khawaja both posted centuries.

Finch, Khawaja fire as Aussies post 5-313

NATHAN COULTER-NILE of the WA XI during the Ashes series Tour Match between Western Australia XI and England at WACA in Perth, Australia.

Australia have posted a total of 5-313 in their third ODI against India, thanks largely to a 193-run opening stand between Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja.

IPL a good test for Smith, Warner: Hohns

Australian selector TREVOR HOHNS looks on ahead of game one of the One Day International series between India and Australia at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, India.

Chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns says an all-star cast of bowlers in the Indian Premier League will be a good test for Steve Smith and David Warner.

World Cup concerns over Starc, Hazlewood

MITCHELL STARC of Australia preapres to bowl during day one of the Fifth Test match in the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Australia have named an unchanged 15-man squad for this month's ODI series against Pakistan, with Mitchell Starc still unavailable because of injury.

Redbacks axe stalwarts amid Shield crisis

CALLUM FERGUSON of South Australia bats during the JLT One Day Cup match between Victoria and South Australia at Junction Oval Melbourne, Australia.

Experienced batsmen Callum Ferguson and Tom Cooper have been axed as South Australian cricket grapples with yet another extended period of mediocrity.

McDermott blocks Tassie to Shield safety

BEN MCDERMOTT of Australia bats during the International Twenty20 match between Australia and India at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

It was an insomniac's delight at Junction Oval as Ben McDermott almost went a session without a run helping Tasmania to a Sheffield Shield draw with Victoria.

Umps helped Aussies avoid stump-mic gaffes

Nathan Lyon

Nathan Lyon hopes stump microphones don't stay up throughout the World Cup, having revealed how umpires helped ensure broadcasts remained PG during this summer.

Finch returns to form with ODI knock of 93

AARON FINCH of Australia looks ahead during the Third Test match in the series between Australia and India at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Aaron Finch's run of failing to reach 50 has ended in Ranchi, where the captain scored 93 in Australia's ODI against India.

Aussies aren't chokers: Nathan Lyon

NATHAN LYON of Australia speaks during a press conference at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Nathan Lyon says it's wrong and simplistic to say Australia choked during their dramatic eight-run loss to India in Nagpur.

Two spinners the norm at World Cup: Lyon

Nathan Lyon

Nathan Lyon believes every nation will boast two frontline spinners at the World Cup, backing himself to fire alongside Adam Zampa.

Vics wrestle Tigers out of Shield contest

SCOTT BOLAND of Victoria bowls during the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and Victoria at WACA in Perth, Australia.

Young gun Will Pucovski believes focusing on short-term success is the best route to higher honours after the Victorian posted a big century.

WACA reveals $75 million redevelopment bid

MEG LANNING of Australia looks on after the Women's Twenty20 International match between the Australia Southern Stars and the New Zealand White Ferns at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

The WACA is seeking major funding from the State and Federal government to redevelop the iconic venue.

Lehmann sees Finch as World Cup certainty

DARREN LEHMANN, coach of Australia, during an Australian nets session at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Former Australian coach Darren Lehmann has backed Aaron Finch to come good for the World Cup and pushed for Cameron Bancroft's Ashes squad inclusion.

Ranchi no regulation ODI for icon MS Dhoni

MS DHONI of India bats during the 3rd Royal London One-Day International match between England and India at Headingley in Leeds, England.

MS Dhoni is yet to reveal retirement plans but India's ODI clash with Australia in Ranchi is likely to be the icon's final international game in his hometown.

Aussies' top six in flux, World Cup looms

MARCUS STOINIS of Australia bats during the One Day International match between Australia and England at Perth Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Australia have limited time to settle on their first-choice top six for the World Cup, with Marcus Stoinis one of many players unsure of his role in the order.

Darren Lehmann back as Heat BBL coach

DARREN LEHMANN, coach of Australia, during an Australian nets session at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

After standing down as Australia coach following the ball tampering scandal, Darren Lehmann will be the new Brisbane Heat mentor in the BBL.

Stoinis empty after falling short in ODI

MARCUS STOINIS of Australia bats during the One Day International match between Australia and England at Perth Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Marcus Stoinis admits he's feeling empty after top-scoring with 52 for Australia but falling in the final over of an eight-run loss to India.

Wade among runs as Tassie struggle v Vic

SEB GOTCH of Victoria bats during day two of the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and Victoria at the WACA in Perth, Australia.

Matthew Wade continued his outstanding Shield form but could only do so much for Tasmania who are still well behind Victoria in their clash.

Marsh eyes unlikely Shield final for WA

MITCHELL MARSH bowls during the Matador BBQs One Day Cup match at Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney, Australia.

Western Australia captain Mitch Marsh is focused on leading the Warriors to two more Sheffield Shield wins and an likely place in the final.

Howard's CA job to be split in two

Pat Howard's team performance role at Cricket Australia will be split in two under a restructure confirmed on Wednesday.

King Kohli continues to torment Aussies

India batsman VIRAT KOHLI celebrates reaching his century during the 3rd Test Match between England and India in Nottingham, England.

India skipper Virat Kohli's batting masterclass has resulted in his 40th ODI century and an eight-run win for his side over Australia.

Finch scores 37, rues inability to kick on

AARON FINCH of Australia celebrates scoring a century during game two of the One Day International series between Australia and England at The Gabba in Australia.

Aaron Finch has posted his highest ODI score since November, scoring 37 as Australia suffered a tense eight-run loss to India in Nagpur.

Aussies lose final-over thriller in India

MARCUS STOINIS of Australia bats during the One Day International match between Australia and England at Perth Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Australia have suffered an eight-run loss to India during a dramatic ODI in Nagpur, where Marcus Stoinis was dismissed in the final over for 52.

India out for 250 in ODI, Kohli scores ton

SHAUN MARSH of Australia bats during the tour match between Australia and Pakistan A at ICC Academy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Australia have restricted India to a total of 250 in the second ODI in Nagpur, where Virat Kohli top-scored with 116.

Abbott fires as NSW thrash Bulls in Shield

DANIEL HUGHES of the Sydney Sixers bats during the Big Bash League match between the Hobart Hurricanes and the Sydney Sixers at Blundstone Arena in Hobart, Australia.

Queensland's Sheffield Shield hopes hang by a thread after a disastrous batting display saw them crash to a heavy loss against NSW at the Gabba.

Vics extend solid Shield start against Tas

MARCUS HARRIS of Victoria bats during the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and Victoria at WACA in Perth, Australia.

Sheffield Shield leaders Victoria have built a strong platform against Tasmania thanks to the free-scoring Marcus Harris and Nic Maddinson.

WA beat SA in Shield, keep eye on final

TRAVIS HEAD of South Australia looks on while fielding in a Sheffield Shield match at WACA in Perth, Australia.

For the third time in four innings Cameron Bancroft was among the runs as WA beat SA in their Sheffield Shield match.

Maxwell a key figure in Zampa's redemption

GLENN MAXWELL of Australia celebrates scoring his fifty runs during game of the T20I Series between India and Australia at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on in Bangalore, India.

The constant support of Glenn Maxwell has helped legspinner Adam Zampa regain trademark control and confidence after his international career was derailed.

India spinner urges Aussies to attack him

KULDEEP YADAV of India poses during the India Test squad headshots session at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

India tweaker Kuldeep Yadav hopes Australia keep trying to attack him in the second ODI after he picked up the key wicket of Usman Khawaja in the series opener.

Zampa out to extend hot run against Kohli

ADAM ZAMPA of South Australia bowls during the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and South Australia at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Adam Zampa says he'll have to improve to continue his hot run as the only bowler to dismiss Virat Kohli on Australia's tour of India.

NSW with slight advantage v Qld in Shield

JIMMY PEIRSON of Queensland bats during the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and Queensland in Melbourne, Australia.

An unbeaten partnership between Daniel Hughes and Moises Henriques has NSW in an improved position against Queensland in the Sheffield Shield.

Smith, Warner to create selection squeeze

STEVE SMITH of Australia plays a shot during game three of the One Day International series between Australia and England at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Usman Khawaja is one of many batsmen at risk of missing out on World Cup selection as Australia prepare for the return of Steve Smith and David Warner.

Head gives Redbacks shot at Shield win

TRAVIS HEAD of South Australia looks on while fielding in a Sheffield Shield match at WACA in Perth, Australia.

Australian batsman Travis Head was the shining light for WA against SA, his 72 not out giving the Redbacks a chance at their first Shield win of the season.

Unflappable Dhoni a key wicket for Aussies

MS DHONI of India bats during the 3rd Royal London One-Day International match between England and India at Headingley in Leeds, England.

MS Dhoni, coming off four consecutive half-centuries against Australia, shapes as a key wicket for the visitors in the seocnd ODI in Nagpur.

Aussie women to unwind before Ashes tour

MEG LANNING of Australia looks on after the Women's Twenty20 International match between the Australia Southern Stars and the New Zealand White Ferns at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Australia are looking forward to rest and recovery after capping off a gruelling summer with a 3-0 whitewash ODI series victory over New Zealand.

Batsmen played well on tough deck: Khawaja

USMAN KHAWAJA of the Bulls leaves the field on Sheffield Shield match between Queensland and Victoria at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Usman Khawaja feels Australia were close to posting a par score in their ODI loss to India, saying 300 was an unrealistic goal on the dry pitch.

NSW felled by Bulls' charge in Shield

DANIEL HUGHES of the Sydney Sixers bats during the Big Bash League match between the Hobart Hurricanes and the Sydney Sixers at Blundstone Arena in Hobart, Australia.

Fast bowler Luke Feldman has led the way with Queensland's seam quartet making the most of the conditions to crash through NSW's in-form line-up.

Shield wickets tumble in Perth clash

MITCHELL MARSH of Western Australia during the Sheffield Shield match at WACA in Perth, Australia.

South Australia have been bowled out for 129 and Western Australia were 4-75 in reply at stumps on day one of their Sheffield Shield clash in Perth.

Aussie women claim ODI series whitewash

SOPHIE DEVINE of the Adelaide Striker bats during the Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars Women's Big Bash League Match at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Australia have defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the third and final women's ODI at Junction Oval in Melbourne to claim a 3-0 series whitewash.

Finch slump not affecting his captaincy

AARON FINCH of Australia celebrates scoring a century during game two of the One Day International series between Australia and England at The Gabba in Australia.

Aaron Finch's form is cause of concern for selectors but his leadership continues to earn praise, with Nathan Coulter-Nile echoing Justin Langer's sentiments.

Dhoni steers India to ODI win over Aussies

MS DHONI of India bats during the 3rd Royal London One-Day International match between England and India at Headingley in Leeds, England.

Australia's on-song attack fired early, giving them hope of defending a modest total of 7-236, but MS Dhoni has steered India to a six-wicket ODI win.

Finch's woes continue, out for duck in ODI

AARON FINCH of Australia looks ahead during the Third Test match in the series between Australia and India at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Aaron Finch's white-ball worries have continued in the first ODI between Australia and India, having been removed for a third-ball duck.

Southern Stars keen to finish season well

MEG LANNING of Australia looks on after the Women's Twenty20 International match between the Australia Southern Stars and the New Zealand White Ferns at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Australia's women's cricket team are looking to finish a successful campaign on a high note in Sunday's final ODI against New Zealand in Melbourne.

India restrict Aussies to 7-236 in 1st ODI

AARON FINCH of Victoria plays a shot during the Sheffield Shield match at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Australia have posted a total of 7-236 after opting to bat in the first ODI against India in Hyderabad, where Usman Khawaja has top-scored with 50.

Finch embraces Aust Cup underdog status

Head coach JUSTIN LANGER looks on during the International Twenty20 match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Australia's World Cup campaign starts in three months and captain Aaron Finch knows that many pundits don't believe his team is a serious contender.

UAE return unlikely for banned pair: Finch

AARON FINCH of Australia looks ahead during the Third Test match in the series between Australia and India at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Steve Smith and David Warner are tracking well as they both recover from elbow surgery but the batsmen won't return for Australia later this month.

Virat Kohli is the one-day GOAT: Finch

AARON FINCH of Australia plays a shot during game two of the One Day International series between Australia and England at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Captains Aaron Finch and Virat Kohli are both full of praise for the opposition on the eve of a five-match ODI series between Australia and India.

Finch confident end of ODI slump is near

AARON FINCH of Australia looks ahead during day three of the Third Test match in the series between Australia and India at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Australia skipper Aaron Finch says he's not 'mentally gone' as Mark Waugh claims, declaring he feels confident and comfortable as he seeks to end a form slump.

Maxi set for ODI promotion, Carey to keep

GLENN MAXWELL of Australia celebrates scoring his fifty runs during game of the T20I Series between India and Australia at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on in Bangalore, India.

Australia will opt for a reshuffled batting order in their first ODI against India, with Glenn Maxwell's wish of a promotion set to be granted.

Tim Paine sidelined from Sheffield Shield

TIM PAINE of Australia during the 4th Sunfoil Test match between South Africa and Australia at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Tim Paine will be sidelined from Tasmania's next Sheffield Shield because of soreness.

Low blow could've been worse: Mitch Marsh

MITCHELL MARSH of Australia during the 4th Sunfoil Test match between South Africa and Australia at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Allrounder Mitch Marsh is set to return to playing duties for Western Australian after recovering well from a dangerous blow to his groin.

Smith, Warner on track for IPL: Langer

JUSTIN LANGER, coach of Western Australia hits balls for slips catching practice during the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and South Australia at WACA in Perth, Australia.

Australia coach Justin Langer remains in regular dialogue with Steve Smith and David Warner, who are set to return from injuries in the Indian Premier League.

Kashmir escalation not affecting ODI tour

Head coach JUSTIN LANGER looks on during the International Twenty20 match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Australia's five-match ODI series against India is being played amid an alarming escalation in tensions between the host country and Pakistan.