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Pakistan down and under - the bowling’s to blame

Pakistan's troubles with the ball down under go back a long time, and it was no different in 2019

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Babar Test 'breakthrough' the big positive - Azhar

More 'A' tours of Australia needed for players to be in better position to counter the conditions, Pakistan captain says

Australia v Pakistan

2nd Test, Adelaide

How Pakistan got it utterly wrong against Warner in Brisbane

The Ashes clearly highlighted Warner's issues against a type of right-arm pace. Pakistan didn't get the memo

Misbah's deadcatting, and decline of Pakistan pace factory

If you feel you have got an unlimited supply of quicks, you're less likely to appreciate them or invest in them

Remembering Phillip Hughes

Australia news

Smith on Hughes and the week cricket didn't matter

Australia will mark the fifth anniversary of Hughes' November 27 passing by preparing to face Pakistan

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Australia v Pakistan

1st Test, Brisbane

Australia back in control of their destiny, sort of

The Gabba result provided a lot for Australia to be pleased about

Stats - Australia unbeaten at the Gabba since 1988

The Gabba continued to be a fortress for Australia in Test cricket, at Pakistan's expense

After the loss

1st Test, Gabba

From swipe to century: 'Test cricket teaches you all this', says Azam

'I had a lot of regrets about that,' he says while looking back at his first-innings dismissal

Pakistan pay price for playing catch-up

Azhar Ali says he will consider changes to the batting line-up in addition to the likely recall of Abbas

Australia v Pakistan

1st Test, Brisbane

Warner's 151* prompts reflection on lessons learnt during time off

David Warner spoke about how he handled his time away from cricket after hitting an unbeaten century vs. Pakistan.

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Stats - Perfect homecoming for David Warner

With 40 international centuries, he is now only behind Ricky Ponting among Australians

Warner likens Naseem to a young Mohammad Amir

16-year old Naseem Shah charged in without reward, having had Warner caught behind off a no-ball

Pat Cummins

Profile

The naive and fragile boy who became the world's top bowler

He was young and thrillingly quick but never fit long enough to make an impact. Not anymore

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Test series build-up

Australia v Pakistan

Yasir Shah returns to Australia with a point to prove

The legspinner endured a dreadful series on his last visit three years ago. How will he go this time around?

Misbah wants pacers to hit Smith's 'blind spot'

"If you get good pace behind the ball and just put it in the right areas, you can create chances"

Naseem finds inner strength to bounce back from tragedy

The 16-year-old fast bowler has found a support system to help him cope following his mother's death

Australia in focus

Test series

Mitchell Starc truths set him up for summer of speed

Australia's leaders are finally convinced that Starc will not let oppositions "off the hook" in Tests

Australia's batting 'in the spotlight' for Langer

Will the top six that starts the Test season on Thursday be the same that finishes it in six weeks?

Australia v Pakistan

1st Test, Brisbane

Tim Paine contemplates last wave of summer

Unfazed by the speculation about his future, Paine gears up for possibly his last home summer as captain

Pooran 'will learn from his mistake' - Smith on latest ball-tampering case

The Australia batsman also welcomed the current discussions around mental health of cricketers

Behaviour in cricket

Australia news

CA to tighten net around discriminatory sledging

At the end of this summer the board will review its behavioural codes in line with new ICC regulations

Former coach speaks

Australia v Pakistan

Mickey Arthur: What Pakistan must do to win in Australia

Expects the top six to score heavily, but is concerned by the inexperience in the pace department

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Smith wary of Abbas but eager to challenge young quicks

The No. 1 batsman in the world is looking to test the durability of Pakistan's pace bowlers

Australia v Pakistan

Test series

Bancroft's inclusion a nod to concussion planning

While the choice of Bancroft has flummoxed many, the presence of a spare batsman in a squad could now be a more regular sight

Australia's other tricky call: who is the third fast bowler?

The selectors have named five fast bowlers in the squad to face Pakistan

Mental health

Australia news

'Shows incredible courage to talk about mental health'

Cricket Australia's head of sports science discusses how mental health is being addressed, breaking down sigmas and how players can seek help

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Australia Test squad

Pakistan series

Bancroft gifted recall as character gets casting vote

Chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns says Bancroft is the type of player the Australian Test team wants

Pucovski a 'great young kid' - Tim Paine

The uncapped batsman informed Australia A team management on Tuesday evening in Perth

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Tour game

Shadab, Fakhar give Pakistan roaring start to Australia tour

Rookies Musa, Qadir and Hasnain may have to wait for their chances as experienced bowlers shine

Health issues

Maxwell takes a break

Maxwell news sent 'shivers' through Chris Lynn

Lynn said that the whole of Australia would be behind Maxwell as he steps away from the game indefinitely

MCG curator expects 'improvement in pitches this year', and no more Cook 244s

Matt Page confident that the plan to revitalise the MCG's ageing drop-in surfaces is coming together

Alex Carey captain, Jhye Richardson set to be unleashed against Pakistanis

Marcus Harris, Joe Burns and Usman Khawaja will duel for a top order spot for the Pakistan Tests

Conditions in Australia 'totally different' to the rest of the world - Misbah-ul-Haq

The prospect of young tearaway Naseem Shah bowling in Australia excites Pakistan's head coach

My father wished I would wear the Pakistan star - Usman Qadir

It has not always been easy carrying the family name, but the legspinner heads back to Australia with a chance to emulate his famous father

Will try to emulate Williamson, Kohli as captain - Babar Azam

Pakistan's new T20I captain struck an emotive note ahead of his team's tour to Australia

Usman Qadir, Pakistan's new legspinning hope

The son of the legendary Abdul Qadir is all set to debut for Pakistan, and it's been quite a ride

How young should Australia's Test top six be?

Warner, Smith and Labuschagne are pretty much nailed on. But who are the others?

Test captaincy a chance to 'leave my legacy' - Azhar Ali

He hopes to build a team culture that promotes fearless cricket and intelligent decision-making under pressure

Test tracker: who's shone and who hasn't in the Sheffield Shield

The first two rounds have thrown up some mixed results for Australia's Test incumbents and contenders

Mitchell Marsh faces losing Test spot after suffering broken hand from punching wall

The allrounder punched the dressing room wall in frustration after being dismissed against Tasmania

Stoinis dropped from T20I squad; McDermott, Stanlake recalled

The allrounder had a poor 50-over World Cup and has lost out in a squeeze for top-order spots

David Warner has 'enough credits in the bank' to keep opening spot against Pakistan - Tim Paine

Despite horror Ashes series, Warner has done enough in captain's eyes to ink his name on team sheet for first Test in November

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