AAP Australian Sports – CRICKET

MELBOURNE – The loser of the Boxing Day selection showdown faces an uphill battle in their bid for a Test recall, with the Big Bash League juggernaut rolling on throughout Australia’s ensuing series against Sri Lanka.

Summary

  • (Cri Aust Marsh)BBLCANBERRA – BBL match: Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes, Manuka Oval, 1915.
  • (BBL Heat) to comeWBBLCANBERRA – WBBL matches: Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes, Manuka Oval, 1350; Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers, Karen Rolton Oval, 1630 AEDT.
  • (Soc AL Phoenix) with factboxSYDNEY – Socceroos coach Graham Arnold has urged a focus on the good news stories – rather than the hard luck omissions – in his Asian Cup squad, and in the selection of Chris Ikonomidis, Alex Gersbach and Mustafa Amini, there’s plenty of sunshine.
  • (NBL Kings)SAILINGSYDNEY – Ichi Ban owner Matt Allen is wary of the overseas challengers for Sydney to Hobart handicap honours but says his boat is infinitely faster than when it won last year.
  • (Sai Sydhob Update) to comeSYDNEY – Five supermaxis lead the battle for line honours in this year’s Sydney to Hobart yacht race, while the 52-foot Ichi Ban will strive to become the first boat in over 50 years to earn successive handicap wins.

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