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Bird flying high after cricket injury hell

Jackson Bird has suffered through two years of injury setbacks but the paceman is fit again and ready to fire for Australia in the first trans-Tasman Test.

Aussies out to target NZ spinner Craig

New Zealand's Mark Craig has been recalled for the first trans-Tasman Test, with Steve Smith making it clear his side will again look to target the spinner.


Cowan beats concussion, named for Blues

Former Australian Test opening batsman Ed Cowan has overcome a bout of concussion to be named in NSW's squad for their Sheffield Shield clash with WA.


Windies lurch towards World Twenty20 crisis

Port of Spain (AFP) - West Indies cricket was lurching towards another potentially damaging confrontation between the region?s top players and the game?s administrators on Wednesday.


Watson and Gayle make amends

Shane Watson was critical of Chris Gayle in this summer's Big Bash League, but the pair appear to have moved on as teammates in the Indian Premier League.


Hastings attacks NZ over Marsh dismissal

Australian pace bowler John Hastings has criticised New Zealand's cricketers for the decision to stick with a late appeal to dismiss Mitch Marsh on Monday.


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