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Langer: Ashes squad cull 'brutal'

Australian coach Justin Langer knows he will have to make some tough calls ahead of the Ashes series.

"Three or four" places remain up for grabs as Aussies prepare for their defence of the urn in England.

Black Cap joins Silver Ferns party

The Silver Ferns embrace after upsetting world No 1 Australia in the Netball World Cup final in Liverpool.

Silver lining for Jimmy Neesham, as he finally gets to celebrate a World Cup win.

World Cup umpire: I got it wrong

Kumar Dharmasena says he made a 'judgment error' in England's last over of the Cricket World Cup final.

The man who made the six overthrows ruling in the World Cup final at Lord's says he has no regrets over his "incorrect" decision.

How the Buttler did it

Jos Buttler of England celebrates running out Martin Guptill of New Zealand to seal victory in the World Cup final.

'I knew Guptill would be a long way out,' England keeper says of Cup's final moment.

Warner, Bancroft to bury hatchet?

David Warner, left, and Cameron Bancroft in happier times after winning the last Ashes series in Australia.

Former Aussie coach wants to put a line through 'sandpaper- gate' scandal and bring two of its chief protagonists together.

Cricket Australia's dodgy maths

The number of registered club cricketers is less than half what Cricket Australia claims.

Australia's cricketing body wildly inflated the amount of Australians they claim play the sport.

Caps gallant to the end

New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson waits stoically for the presentation after losing the Cricket World Cup final.

OPINION: As much as we would have relished it, victory meant so much more to the other side.

Blame Victorians for CWC loss

A dejected NZ captain Kane Williamson after the Cricket World Cup final.

OPINION: The deciding factor was mad as a moonbeam, but that's sport for you, writes Mark Reason.

World Cup overload for couch potatoes

It wasn't only Martin Guptill who was heartbroken by the Cricket World Cup final.

OPINION: Emma Keeling feels empty inside after the cricket. And now there's the netball.

England skipper says final wasn't fair

England captain Eoin Morgan kisses the Cricket World Cup trophy after the final at Lord's on Monday.

Eoin Morgan agonises over whether the Cricket World Cup victory was fully deserved.

McCullum's Black Caps advice

Kane Williamson and the Black Caps face a mammoth task picking themselves up from the World Cup heartbreak.

New Sky Sport's commentator Brendon McCullum hopes "broken" Black Caps will see the bigger picture.

Cricket overthrows law review likely

Ben Stokes apologises after the ball struck his outflung bat as he dived to complete a second run, resulting in a ruling ...

MCC likely to review overthrows rule when it next looks at cricket laws, newspaper reports.

Concussion subs approved in cricket

The Black Caps will trial the new ICC concussion rule next month in Sri lanka.

Under new guidelines concussed players can be withdrawn from games and replaced.

Guptill's heartbreak, then party

Jos Buttler runs out Martin Guptill to give England their Cricket World Cup win over the Black Caps.

Martin Guptill said the Black Caps had a good party once it sunk in they were part of cricket history.

Basin name change is desperate

The Basin Reserve has always brought Kiwis together, whether for cricket or for events such as the vigil for the ...

OPINION: Changing the name of the Basin Reserve is divisive and the last thing Kiwi sport needs.

Ashes blow for England

Jofra Archer battled a side strain during England's World Cup triumph.

Two of England's World Cup-winning stars won't be fit for the start of the test series against Australia.

Stokes' redemption a Hollywood tale

Ben Stokes of England celebrates victory at the cricket World Cup final against New Zealand at Lord's.

Transplanted Kiwi cricketer's father tells of his pride at his resilient son's World Cup heroics for England.

Stokes up for NZer of the Year

Ben Stokes has been nominated for New Zealander of the Year.

The man who broke Kiwi hearts at the Cricket World Cup is nominated alongside NZ captain Kane Williamson.

Zimbabwe banned by ICC

Zimbabwe players celebrate the wicket of UAE batsman Ashfaq Ahmed during their cricket world cup qualifier match at ...

Government interference has seen Zimbabwe suspended from cricket until at least October.

Sky scores Aussie cricket deal

Richard Hadlee successfully appeals for a wicket the last time New Zealand played Australia at the Melbourne Cricket ...

Fans will be able to view the Black Caps' first Boxing Day test in Melbourne in 32 years thanks to six-year deal.

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