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Paine 'devastated' about Pucovski's latest concussion ahead of Ashes

Tim Paine is ‘devastated’ about Will Pucovski’s latest concussion – his TENTH – with Australia opener a doubt for the start of the Ashes… as Test captain backs Marcus Harris to step in Promising Australia opener Will Pucovski suffered his 10th concussion last week He was struck on the helmet by a ball in a net session while training for Victoria The Ashes start in Brisbane on December 8, with Pucovski

Liam Livingstone an England Lions squad shock omission for Australia

Liam Livingstone is a surprising omission from England Lions’ 14-man squad for Australia tour – but Dom Sibley, Matt Parkinson and Saqib Mahmood are all in All-rounder Liam Livingstone is averaging 38.36 after 62 first-class matches But, despite harbouring Test aims, the Lancashire man has been overlooked Matt Parkinson and Saqib Mahmood are in, having missed out on the Test squad Liam Livingstone was conspicuous by his absence from the

Australia’s Finch says he’s ready to go for T20 World Cup

Captain Aaron Finch has declared he will be ready for Australia’s Twenty20 World Cup warm-up games as the team’s cluttered preparation for the tournament slowly takes shape. The bulk of Australia’s squad completed its six-day quarantine on Thursday, but with Josh Hazlewood still on duty in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Pat Cummins a late arrival after the birth of his first child it will still be some days

Chris Gayle hits out at Windies hero Curtly Ambrose over T20 World Cup comments

Chris Gayle has hit out at West Indies legend Curtly Ambrose after he said the batter was ‘definitely not an automatic pick’ ahead of the T20 World Cup. Ambrose insisted Gayle ‘can still be destructive’ but said the 42-year-old ‘hasn’t done much in the last 18 months to convince me that he will set the World Cup alight’. Speaking on a radio talk show in Barbados, Ambrose – who took

Root eyeing first IPL gig next year with England captain 'set to enter auction'

England's Test captain Joe Root is reportedly hoping to play in the Indian Premier League for the first time next year. Root first entered the IPL auction back in 2018 but did not get picked up and he has never featured in the tournament before. Last year, Root decided against being part of the auction because of his England commitments but outlined his ambition to play in the tournament one

Jordan eager to use T20 World Cup heartbreak to unite white-ball belts

Chris Jordan is eager to use England’s 2016 T20 World Cup heartbreak to unite white-ball belts this winter… and insists they have ‘come out stronger’ from Carlos Brathwaite’s incredible last over blitz Carlos Brathwaite hit four sixes off Ben Stokes in the last over to win the trophy Chris Jordan’s superb 19th over cost just eight and culminated in a dot ball  Jordan admitted he thought victory ‘was a lot

Langer posts intriguing LinkedIn message as Agar comes to coach’s defence

Ashton Agar has thrown his support behind Justin Langer after the coach posted a puzzling message on social media about staying true to himself at a time when players have told him to change his ways. The post on LinkedIn has left players and sources close to the team perplexed, with some construing it as a jab at players who have grown weary of his abrasive and intense management style.

‘Perfect’ Everest barrier draw leaves all the favourites happy

It was the barrier draw that everyone said was “perfect”, but come Saturday’s Everest at Randwick, it will only really be perfect for one. The first responses as the gates were drawn were smiles and the same word from the favourites. Perfect. Kerrin McEvoy gives the thumbs up as he returns after winning The Everest on Classique Legend last year.Credit:Getty Images Recommended: Raiders coach Gruden resigns in wake of emails

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Tuesday, October 12

Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Tuesday, October 12 Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Tuesday’s meetings at Huntingdon, Leicester, Newcastle and Hereford.  Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Tuesday’s meetings ROBIN GOODFELLOW  1.55 Percy’s Word 2.30 I Spy A Diva 3.05 Your Darling 3.40 Peltwell 4.15 Lord Sparky 4.50 The Rutland Rebel (nb) GIMCRACK  1.55 Percy’s Word 2.30 Somewhat Cloudy

Ireland’s Amy Hunter becomes youngest batter to hit international century

Amy Hunter became the youngest-ever batter to score an international century in Ireland Women’s clash against Zimbabwe. On her 16th birthday, she struck an unbeaten 121 in Harare to become the youngest player, male or female, to score a one-day international century. The youngest male batter was Shahid Afridi who scored 102 against Sri Lanka aged 16 and 217 days, while the youngest woman was Mithali Raj with 114 not