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Toss New Zealand chose to bowl vs Australia Experienced seamer Trent Boult returned to international cricket while Steven Smith got his chance to impress, as New Zealand captain Mitchell Santner elected to bowl against Australia in the second T20I in Auckland. Both teams made several changes from Australia’s thrilling victory in the series-opener in Wellington
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Victoria 277 for 2 (Maddinson 108, Pucovski 69*, Handscombv 65*, Lyon 2-92) lead New South Wales 252 (Edwards 99, Gilkes 51, Sutherland 5-51, Boland 3-47) by 25 runs Resurgent Victoria batter Nic Maddinson has scored a century for a second-straight Sheffield Shield match to continue his impressive return from a serious knee injury. The former
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Tasmania 183 and 537 for 8 (Jewell 227, Webster 100, Wakim 72, Hope 54*, Paris 3-76) lead West Australia 271 (Goodwin 85, Webster 3-30, Meredith 3-59) by 449 runs Tasmanian opener Caleb Jewell‘s maiden double century, sealed with a slice of luck, has effectively batted Western Australia out of their Sheffield Shield clash at Bellerive
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Aaron Hardie has missed out on an opportunity to press his T20 World Cup case after being withdrawn from the New Zealand series with a minor calf issue as Australia’s revolving door of white-ball selections continues with Spencer Johnson called in at short notice. Hardie was not originally selected for the three-match series starting in
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Marcus Stoinis has been ruled out of Australia’s three-match T20I series in New Zealand due to a back issue with fellow West Australian allrounder Aaron Hardie called in for Australia’s last series before the T20 World Cup in June. Australia vice-captain and wicketkeeper Matthew Wade is also set to miss game one of the series
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Captain Mitchell Marsh has pinpointed Adam Zampa as arguably Australia’s “most important player” ahead of the T20 World Cup after a “formidable” West Indies pummelled the star legspinner in their 37-run consolation victory in Perth. In a tactical gamble from Marsh that backfired, Zampa was held back until the penultimate over of the innings and
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Luckless batter Will Pucovski is over his most recent concussion and has been recalled to Victoria’s Sheffied Shield squad for a crucial clash with NSW. The 25-year-old missed Victoria’s last-start Shield win against South Australia after being struck on the helmet while batting in a 2nd XI game on January 22. But Pucovski has been
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