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Shane Watson confronts World Cup 'crunch time'

In the midst of Australia’s thumping 111-run opening pool win over England in Melbourne, all-rounder Watson was dismissed by paceman Stuart Broad for a golden duck. 447 more words

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Stand-in man Bailey resigned to making way for Clarke

Bailey will relinquish the reins if regular skipper Michael Clarke, as expected, proves his fitness for the Bangladesh game on Feb. 21 after coming back from hamstring surgery. 130 more words

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Past records don't count, says Bailey

Numero uno side Australia followed an emphatic 4-1 series win in England last January with a tri-series victory at home this month to make it the clear favourites going into the mega-event that kicks off with a double at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Christchurch. 100 more words

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Australia: a mean, authoritarian, anti-intellectual and racist culture

Warner defends ugly slur

David Warner has defended his “speak English” demand in a slanging match with Indian batsman Rohit Sharma but admits he was mistaken over the incident that sparked it. 268 more words

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