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Bulls lose Hopes for one-dayer

Queensland have lost skipper James Hopes for Wednesday's domestic one-day clash with Victoria after re-injuring a thumb injury during training.
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Cook's point to prove

The English side may be settled, confident and full of form heading into the first Ashes Test at the Gabba on Thursday, but Alastair Cook is one man with a lot to prove.
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Big guns return for Vics

The Bushrangers have been bolstered by the return of four senior players - David Hussey, Clint McKay, Dirk Nannes and skipper Cameron White - for their Ryobi Cup match against the Bulls.
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Pakistan respond strongly

The second Test between Pakistan and South Africa is heading for a draw, after the 'home' side continued the run fest on Monday in Abu Dhabi.
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Mitch targets Strauss

Spearhead quick Mitchell Johnson will target Andrew Strauss and says removing the skipper early could make England crumble.
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Sammy supports 'thrower'

West Indian captain Darren Sammy has thrown his support behind off-spinner Shane Shillingford.
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Punter: Horry's upbeat

Nathan Hauritz's omission from the Australian side may have come as a harsh blow to the incumbent spinner, but Ricky Ponting says he's taken it on the chin and there's every chance he'll be able to re-find top form and force his way back into the side.
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Clarke faces fitness race

Australia have called Usman Khawaja into their squad amid growing fears that Michael Clarke will be unable to overcome his back problems before the Ashes gets underway at the Gabba on Thursday.
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AB hails Smith influence

South Africa's new record highest individual scorer AB de Villiers has credited his mammoth innings to the man whose record he broke.
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Swann in full flight

England spinner Graeme Swann cannot hide his excitement ahead of the start of the Ashes on Thursday.
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New ICC anti-corruption code

The International Cricket Council have announced a new anti-corruption code to be introduced in April 2011.
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Gambhir praises Sehwag

India opener Gautam Gambhir has praised batting partner Virender Sehwag for his dominant 74 against New Zealand on Sunday.
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De Villiers shines for SA

AB de Villiers created history on Sunday with a South African record 278 that put the Proteas in control on the second day of second Test against Pakistan.
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Cherry Ripe Aussies

Marcus North believes his Test team-mates Mitchell Johnson and Michael Hussey will be 'cherry ripe' for the first Ashes Test in Brisbane coming off their strong contributions to Western Australia's big Sheffield Shield win over Victoria at the MCG.
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Huss: Vics not waning

Bushrangers star David Hussey has dismissed suggestions the Vics are on the wane after they surrendered to the Warriors by 241 runs in their Sheffield Shield match at the MCG on Saturday.
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Doherty to make impact

Xavier Doherty may be the biggest surprise in the 13-man Australian squad named for the first Ashes Test in Brisbane, but the plucky left-arm off-spinner says he's out to make an impact and seize the opportunity.
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Warne lashes selectors

Shane Warne has blasted the Australian selectors for dropping embattled off-spinner Nathan Hauritz from the first Ashes Test in Brisbane on Thursday, declaring the decision 'dumb' and 'very, very harsh'.
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England cruise to win

A brilliant century from skipper Cameron White wasn't enough for Australia A as England completed a comprehensive 10-wicket victory on the final day of their Tour match at Bellerive Oval.
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Manou hitting peak form

South Australia are still without a win in the 2010-11 Sheffield Shield season after forfeiting a first innings lead to fall to the Bulls, but for Graham Manou there were at least some individual honours to soften the blow.
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