Cricket Australia has decided to use Dukes balls in the second part of the 2016-17 Sheffield Shield season in order to prepare the players for the 2019 Ashes series which will be played in the United Kingdom.
A belligerent unbeaten knock of 82 from Virat Kohli helped India chase down a target of 161 runs to secure a semi-final berth in the ICC World Twenty20 with a crucial six-wicket win over Australia in the Super 10 Group 2 encounter of the tournament in Mohali.
Megan Schutt took three wickets while Elyse Villani scored a fluent 43 as Australia Women chased down a target of 92 runs in 13.2 overs to secure a seven-wicket victory against Ireland Women in the Group A encounter of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in Delhi to stay alive in the tournament.
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has stated that his team will look to target the Indian spinners and play positive cricket in their must-win encounter against the hosts in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament.
James Faulkner registered a maiden five-wicket haul in Twenty20 Internationals as Australia limited Pakistan to 172 for eight in a chase of 194 runs, thereby securing a crucial 21-run win in the Super 10 Group 2 encounter of the ICC World Twenty20 in Mohali.
Elyse Villani and Meg Lanning smashed unbeaten fifties as Australia Women chased down a total of 124 runs in 17.4 overs to defeat Sri Lanka Women by nine wickets in the Group A encounter of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 in Delhi.
Although New Zealand have already qualified from Group 2 for the ICC World Twenty20 2016 semi-finals, Australia, India and Pakistan are battling to join them, as Chetan Narula explains in his latest video report.
Usman Khawaja struck a fluent fifty while Glenn Maxwell played a critical cameo as Australia defeated Bangladesh by three wickets in a chase of 157 runs in the Super 10 Group 2 encounter of the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangalore.
Leigh Kasperek's three-wicket haul triggered a top-order collapse after which Australia Women were reduced to 103 for eight, a total which New Zealand Women chased down in 16.2 overs to claim a comfortable six-wicket victory in the Group A encounter of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in Nagpur.
Australian coach Darren Lehmann stated that it was a tough call to leave former Twenty20 International captain Aaron Finch from the team which played against New Zealand in their first match of the ICC World T20.
Alex Blackwell and Meg Lanning shared an unbeaten 52-run stand as Australia survived a top-order collapse to chase down a target of 103 runs and secured a six-wicket victory over South Africa Women in the Group A encounter in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in Nagpur.
Mitchell McClenaghan, Corey Anderson and Mitchell Santner shared seven wickets as New Zealand pegged an eight-run win over Australia in their ICC World Twenty20 Group 2 Super 10 encounter in Dharamsala.