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Alex Carey has Jon Holland nightmares, rubber mats and ignoring his wife to thank for his early success in Sri Lanka.Which even Australia's wicketkeeper must know that in any normal world, would not be a good combination.
Cameron Green is already on track to be Australia's best allrounder of the past 50 years, with figures showing he is well ahead of his peers at this point of his career.Green had his best Test to date in Australia's 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Galle, top-scoring on a tough wicket with a 77 that swung the match in Australia's favour.
Australia insist their white-ball experience will give them the best chance to pick Sri Lanka mystery spinner Maheesh Theekshana as the young star firms for a Test debut.The hosts confirmed on Tuesday they had axed spinner Lasith Embuldeniya after a poor first Test, despite starting the year as Sri Lanka's leading turner.
England rode unbeaten hundreds by Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow to pull off their highest successful Test chase, coasting to a series-levelling seven-wicket victory in the rearranged fifth match against India at Edgbaston.Chasing 378 for victory, England went into the final day needing 119 runs with seven wickets in hand.
Mitchell Swepson has frankly admitted doubts crept into his mind during his 514-ball wait for a third Test wicket.Swepson justified his selection as Australia's second spinner in the team's series-opening win over Sri Lanka, taking five wickets for the match in Galle.
Australia's coaches have turned an eye to next year's tour of India as they prepare for the possibility of pulling off a rare hat-trick on the sub-continent.Andrew McDonald's men were set to return to training on Monday after two days off, as they begin to ramp up preparations for Friday's second Test against Sri Lanka.
Rovman Powell has blasted two fours and six sixes in a 28-ball 61 not out as West Indies proved too much for Bangladesh in their second Twenty20 international .Bangladesh scored 6-158 in reply to the hosts 5-193 in Roseau, Dominica on Sunday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
England will have to score a record 378 in the fourth innings to win their Test series decider against India at Edgbaston.This followed dismissing tourists moved for 245 after they had resumed on 3-125.
Nathan Lyon is on track to leave Sri Lanka as the world's most potent Test offspinner since Muttiah Muralitharan in a stunning endorsement of the Australian's rise.Lyon climbed from 13th to 10th in the all-time leading wicket-taker rankings in the first Test in Galleas he claimed nine scalps and Australia romped to victory over Sri Lanka inside three days.
Mitchell Starc has become the first Australian star to confirm he won't play in this summer's Big Bash League as negotiations loom on future player availability.This summer shapes as crucial for the competition out of COVID, with Cricket Australia desperate to have as much top-line talent playing as often as possible.
Showers have forced a premature end to the first Twenty20 between West Indies and Bangladesh at a refurbished Windsor Park in Dominica.A wet outfield delayed the start for 100 minutes and reduced the match to 16 overs per side.
Travis Head insists he has every reason to believe he can score runs in Test cricket on the sub-continent, pointing to his lead-in form in Sri Lanka as proof of that.Head scored six in his only bat during Australia's 10-wicket win in Galle, battling through a tough evening session on day one before falling early the next morning.
David Warner was caught in a painful moment as Australia won the first Test against Sri Lanka. Read more here.
Australia's willingness to embrace Asian conditions and their readiness to think outside the box for solutions lies behind their turnaround on the sub-continent.Friday's 10-wicket flogging of Sri Lanka marked Australia's biggest win in Asia when forced to bowl first in 16 yearsIt also helped them retain the Warne-Muralitharan trophy inside two-and-a-bit days, with their fastest Test win in 20 years.
Jonny Bairstow led England's fightback with a counter-attacking unbeaten 91 to guide the hosts to 200-6 in reply to India's 416 on day three of the rescheduled fifth Test at Edgbaston.Ben Stokes was dropped twice in the morning session but the England captain could not capitalise on the reprieves and departed for 25.
SRI LANKA V AUSTRALIA, FIRST TEST, DAY TWO:Score: Sri Lanka (212 & 113) lost to Australia (321 and 0-10) by 10 wickets.SUMMARY: Australia added eight to their overnight score before they lost their final two wickets, then the carnage began.
Chris Silverwood must be sick of the sight of Australia.Sick of seeing Australia win, and more than anything fed up with watching them do it so quickly.
Nathan Lyon and Travis Head have spun Australia to their fastest Test victory in 20 years, thrashing Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the series opener in Galle.On a dominant day for Australia, Lyon and Head took four wickets each as the tourists required just 22.
Sri Lanka have been hit by a COVID-19 case with veteran Angelo Matthews removed from the Galle Test against Australia after contracting the virus.Mathews was tested on day two of the match after reporting he was feeling unwell, with the result coming back positive.
Channel Seven's legal fight with Cricket Australia has seen Steve Smith dragged into the fray over a huge BBL controversy. Read more here.