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Australia announce 2017 Pathways Rookie Squad

Cricket Australia’s 2017 Pathways Rookie Squad has been announced, featuring 53 of the country’s most talented male teenage cricketers. This is the third annual intake for the program, which commenced in 2015 to help identify and nurture Australia’s next generation of stars, aged between 14 and 17. In just two years, the program has already helped develop players who now have state contracts.

Western Australia allrounder Cameron Green, a member of the 2015 squad, picked up a five-wicket haul in a stunning JLT Sheffield Shield debut last summer, while two more members of the inaugural intake, Queensland’s Xavier Bartlett and New South Wales’ Jason Sangha, played in last summer’s JLT One-Day Cup for the Cricket Australia XI.

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Brathwaite, Hope race up ICC Test Rankings

Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope have attained career-best positions in the ICC Test Player Rankings after their splendid performances in Leeds helped the Windies complete a series-levelling win against England.

The Barbados pair, which orchestrated a 322-run chase for an unforgettable five-wicket victory, gained massively in the latest rankings that also takes into account the opening Test in Dhaka which saw Bangladesh pull off a 20-run win over Australia on Wednesday.

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CSA appoints Ottis Gibson as Head Coach of the Proteas

Cricket South Africa (CSA) today announced the appointment of Ottis Gibson as head coach of the Standard Bank Proteas national team across all three formats. His contract will run from mid-September when he starts preparing the squad for the home series against Bangladesh until the conclusion of the ICC World Cup in mid-2019.

CSA also announced the appointment of Russell Domingo as head coach of the South Africa A side while the current incumbent, Shukri Conrad, will return to his previous full-time position as Head Coach of the Powerade National Academy. 

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Shai the new 'Hope' scripts incredible win for Windies at Headingley

Records fell aplenty in Headingley on Tuesday at young West Indian sensation Shai Hope led the visitors to a series leveling victory against England on a tense final day.

Hope played a phenomenal innings of skill matched with brilliant strokes as the Windies won an epic encounter by five wickets to level the series 1-1 with one match left.

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Headingley Test evenly poised as England fight back

West Indies captain Jason Holder led his team admirably as the Windies continued to chip away against England in the second Test match at Headingley.

Holder played some brave shots in an attacking 43 as Windies made 427 to secure a vital first innings lead of 169. He then produced an accurate spell of seam bowling to take 2-44 as England closed on 171-3 – a lead of two runs in the second innings. 

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