"For a long while it's almost seemed that Australia hasn't quite known what their best XI is, maybe what their best XIII is," Gilchrist said. "But that wicketkeeping role, Alex Carey showing so much promise in an array of facets of the game - leadership, his wicketkeeping is excellent, he's opened in Big Bash with great success, and he's shown some really solid form in that middle-order finishing role. But he still hasn't consistently banged out 80 off 40, total game-changing innings, a la a guy like Buttler does regularly, or Bairstow if he happens to have the gloves. So that wicketkeeping allrounder position has not quite been totally fulfilled, probably since Brad Haddin. … [Read more...] about Josh Philippe ‘could be the solution’ for Australia’s ODI batting ills – Adam Gilchrist
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Australia started well with the ball, thanks to a one-handed return catch by Hazlewood to send back Jason Roy. Hazlewood also troubled Joe Root, going past the outside edge on multiple occasions before getting the No. 3 to nick one to the 'keeper. With Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins also keeping it tight from the other end, England could only manage 22 in the first 10 overs. Meanwhile, Bairstow had reversed a leg-before decision but he was struggling with his scoring rate, managing only 12 off his first 42 deliveries. … [Read more...] about Billings maiden ODI ton in vain as Australia take 1-0 lead
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Top spot was on the line at the Rose Bowl, after England twice beat Aaron Finch's side to make sure they would win the series. This third and final game presented a chance for England to swipe away Australia's proud world-leading status, but the tourists raised their game to protect that position. … [Read more...] about Australia stay at number one as England fall short despite Rashid heroics
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