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3:16 AM GMT Australia coach Justin Langer has hailed Steve Smith and David Warner‘s “brilliant reintegration” into the national team, and suggested that last year’s tour to England had been a “great dress rehearsal” ahead of his side’s return to South Africa for the first time since the Newlands scandal in March 2018. Langer replaced
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8:55 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Faf du Plessis has stepped down as captain of South Africa’s Test and T20I sides with immediate effect. However, the 35-year-old remains fully committed to playing all three formats for the time being. Du Plessis cited a need to give the next generation of leaders within the team a chance
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2:06 AM GMT Alex Malcolm The Sheffield Shield returns on Friday after the BBL break. There are four rounds remaining with all six sides still a mathematical possibility to play in the final, with all rounds set to be played with Dukes balls. Australia’s Test side is currently very settled after five consecutive wins but
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8:47 AM GMT Alex Malcolm Queensland and Australia’s out-of-favour Test opener Matt Renshaw will take a short break from cricket in order to freshen up after being dropped from Queensland’s Sheffield Shield team for the upcoming clash against Tasmania in Brisbane. Renshaw, 23, missed out on Queensland’s 12-man squad after scoring just 182 runs at
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