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Mickey Arthur speaks to Shane Watson at Edgbaston during the 2013 Ashes series

He knows only too well what it's like to be under fire just before an Ashes series. Here, he explains why the England supremo must back himself

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Fawad Ahmed came to Australia as an asylum seeker

The leg-spinner arrived Down Under from Pakistan five years ago as an asylum seeker, fearing for his life

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A view of Lord's

Traditional format of game being looked at

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Daniel Vettori has announced his retirement from international cricket

Vettori retires after making over 440 appearances for the Black Caps in all forms of the game

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Fawad Ahmed has been named in the Australia Ashes squad

33-year-old leg-spin bowler is rewarded for his good form in the Sheffield Shield

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New Zealand’s Grant Elliott helps South Africa’s Dale Steyn up after their semi-final

After an exhilarating tournament filled with wonderful batting, bowling and fielding, all played out in an uplifting spirit and atmosphere, Stephen Brenkley hands out the gongs but also explains why it is vital the ICC builds on the goodwill to secure the one-day game’s future

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McCullum makes the cut as captain, but how many of his teammates join him?

New Zealanders outnumber Australians despite their final defeat

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Steve Smith celebrates after hitting the winning run

Clarke has his detractors but no one, surely, would deny him this very proud moment

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Players form a guard of honour for Michael Clarke of Australia as he leaves the field

COMMENT: English cricket’s supposed saviour Kevin Pietersen will only be 38 by the time the next World Cup starts

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Australia's batsman Michael Clarke (R) shakes hands with New Zealand's captain Brendon McCullum in his last cricket one-day international as Australia close in on a World Cup final victory

Australia won by seven wickets at the MCG

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Australia lift the Cricket World Cup

Australia won by seven wickets at the MCG

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Australian cricketer Mitchell Starc (R) celebrates the wicket off New Zealand batsman Luke Ronchi during the final

The 25-year-old left-arm quick finished with 22 wickets in the tournament

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James Faulkner of Australia celebrates getting the wicket of Corey Anderson

 

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New Zealand crumbled under the pressure

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Australia lift the Cricket World Cup

Over-by-over coverage of the 2015 Cricket World Cup final

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Glenn Maxwell’s 102 off 53 balls against England epitomised why this World Cup has been such a big hit

Aussie captain Michael Clarke says the five-day game has a big future - but most fans here disagree...

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... and everyone except Australia is hoping they can do it

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COLUMN: It will be a memorable final if group game was anything to go by

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New Zealand are free from a fear of failure in the World Cup final

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Michael Clarke and Steve Smith laugh after a question from BBC reporter Stephen Shemilt

Clarke was in a good mood after leading Australia to the Cricket World Cup final

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Lewis Ferguson walked away from a horror fall at Wincanton on Wednesday
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Andy Murray celebrates victory over Dominic Thiem
TennisREPORTMiami Masters: Murray's semi-final win over Berdych at the Australian Open was the scene of the Kim Sears 'swear-gate'
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Tracey Neville learnt from Sir Alex that you can win things with kids. 'Young players bring fire and life to your squad,' she says
netballINTERVIEW Gary and Phil's sister on how she is finding time to coach both Manchester Thunder and England in this year's World Cup
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George North is left flat out after being kneed in the head against Wasps on Friday
rugby unionAfter a series of recent concussion-related interruptions to the Welsh wing's career, there is a chance that his season is already over
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George North receiving medical treatment last Friday
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Mickey Arthur (right) with Shane Watson – one of the Australia players he struggled to discipline – at Edgbaston last summer just before his sacking
cricketThe Ashes: Former Australia coach knows only too well what it's like to be under fire just before a series
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Andy Murray celebrates 500 career wins
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Prop David Wilson is on course to make his Bath comeback this month after a neck operation
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A view of Lord's
cricketColin Graves looks at chopping the traditional game
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Fawad Ahmed came to Australia as an asylum seeker
The Ashes: The leg-spinner arrived Down Under from Pakistan five years ago as an asylum seeker, fearing for his life
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Muhammad Ali pictured in 2013
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Easy target: Audley Harrison
COMMENT ... but Errol will always remember what he owes the police, says Steve Bunce
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Amir Khan wants to fight Kell Brook after he's faced the winner of Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao
Boxing...but only after he's faced the winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao
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Andre Ward beat Carl Froch on points when they met in 2011
But American world champion says Froch needs to 'pick up the phone and call'
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Ashley Cole has struggled on the pitch with Roma this season, having a hard time against Arjen Robben, right, in a heavy defeat to Bayern Munich, but off it has embraced life in Italy
COMMENT Sam Wallace: It is more than a year now since Cole’s last cap for England
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