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Cricket-Williamson back for under pressure NZ, says McCullum | Reuters

WELLINGTON, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Top order batsman Kane Williamson will return to New Zealand’s lineup for the second test against West Indies on Wednesday after coming through fitness tests on his broken thumb, captain Brendon McCullum said on Tuesday.<p>Williamson, who suffered the injury in …

Why do we choose cricket?

When you stop to analyse Test cricketers, you can start to see the reason they took up various roles within the game<p>Over recent weeks, sitting in …

Ashes 2013-14: Billy Bowden makes two errors on return to Test cricket

• Umpire loses count of balls bowled in two separate overs • First Test for Bowden since being dropped by ICC in June • Read Mike Selvey's match report on day one of the third Test<p>It was a tough day for everyone at the Waca, and the heat provided a reasonable excuse for Billy Bowden as his return …

No dirges for Test cricket, and the importance of Misbah

Five-day cricket is routinely written off, but 2013 proved it is in decent health - though pulling off a Test championship effectively may be a …

Notes from the Pavilion: the week in Australian cricket

Mitchell Johnson in award shock; the dumbest smart guy in Australian cricket; Shaun Marsh; and two hat-tricks in an innings<p><b>The Allan Border Medal – The Summer of Mitch continues</b><p>Such is the plight of the Allan Border Medal over the past couple of seasons, it has now been downgraded from the Crown …

Cricket Fan Wins $100,000 After Unsighted Catch at New Zealand vs. India ODI

A fan watching New Zealand vs. India in the 2nd ODI in Hamilton took a quite breathtaking catch to win $100,000.<p>Corey Anderson walloped a six over long-on as New Zealand batted first, and the ball headed into the crowd.<p>Fans wearing special orange shirts have a chance of scooping $100,000 NZD (about …

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A haunting future for cricket

ICC<p>In the Age, Greg Baum describes a bleak future for international cricket and traces it back to the imposition of the draft proposal put forth by …

The week in Australian cricket: Bradman theories and the $1,000 tweet

Thoughts on the South Africa tour; the women's Ashes; what was behind the Don's obsession; and Wasim Akram in Melbourne<p><b>Faulk off the road</b><p>Just as the cricket public began to fall hopelessly in love with the charms of the galloping, gut-busting and always grinning James Faulkner, he’s crocked himself …

England and Ireland could soon be playing Tests against each other

• ICC board may open the door to associate members • ECB chairman says a space has been cleared<p>Giles Clarke, chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), hopes that a historic first Test between England and Ireland could be one of the many consequences of the radical changes to …