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Steve Smith and Allan Border. (Getty)
Steve Smith has capped a remarkable 12 months to sweep the awards at the Allan Border Medal ceremony in Sydney.

David Warner. (Getty)
David Warner and Shane Watson are not certainties for Australia's upcoming tri-series clash with India.

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Smith lauds senior Australian playersStand-in Australian Test cricket captain Steve Smith has been compared to Ricky Ponting and praised for his leadership by Shane Watson. Watson unsure of return date to ODI sideHamstrung allrounder Shane Watson may have to sit out Australia's one-day tri-series final in Perth on Sunday as he battles to be fit for the World Cup. Jordan Silk's new 3-year Sixers BBL dealJordan Silk has signed a new three-year deal with the Sydney Sixers ahead of their Big Bash League final against the Perth Scorchers in Canberra. Johnson to be unleashed in ODI finalAustralia are expected to unleash Mitchell Johnson in the Tri-Series one-day final in Perth on Sunday. Australia's ODI with India washed outRain has washed out Australia's ODI clash with India at the SCG meaning the tourists must beat England to qualify for the final. Vettori fit and ready for NZ World Cup bidFitness won't be a problem for veteran Black Caps spinner Daniel Vettori as he targets an influential role at the World Cup. Smith and Warner to battle for AB MedalSteve Smith and David Warner are expected to dominate the voting at the Allan Border Medal ceremony. Stars' White turns focus to Cup dreamMelbourne Stars captain Cameron White is now hoping a World Cup call up can help lessen the pain of a fourth straight Big Bash League semi-final exit. Coulter-Nile BBL return, wary of hamstringNathan Coulter-Nile has returned from a two-month layoff in style to help the Perth Scorchers into the Big Bash League final against the Sydney Sixers. 'Hosts' Scorchers in hostile BBL territoryThe Perth Scorchers have earned the right to host the Big Bash League final but instead will face the Sydney Sixers in Canberra. Miller century lifts South Africa in ODISouth Africa have set the West Indies a target of 263 in the fourth one-day international of the series, after David Miller hit a century. Russell blasts Windies to one-wicket winThe West Indies have gained their first win in the one-day series with South Africa, claiming a one-wicket win in the fourth clash. Taylor relieved to rediscover batting formA session with his mentor Martin Crowe helps New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor end a lean run of form against Sri Lanka. Scorchers make fourth straight BBL finalThe Perth Scorchers have made a fourth straight BBL final and given the Melbourne Stars a fourth successive semi-final exit with a 18-run win at the WACA. NSW aim for more glory after 10th titleNSW captain Alex Blackwell says her side are well-placed to continue their domination after securing their 10th successive 50-over crown. Bailey facing World Cup axingAustralian one-day captain George Bailey says he must score runs or risks being dropped when Michael Clarke returns to the line-up. NZ too strong for Sri Lanka in ODINew Zealand backed up Friday's 108-run over Sri Lanka with an equally impressive 120-run victory in Dunedin to lead the seven-match one-day series 4-1. India's Dhoni fends off retirement talkIndia captain MS Dhoni says he hasn't contemplated calling it quits after the cricket World Cup. Mitchell Johnson to miss India ODI at SCGMitchell Johnson will be rested for Australia's one-day against India at the SCG, although Mitch Marsh is likely to make his return. Concussed Hughes to miss cricket gameNSW and Sydney Thunder batsman Daniel Hughes will miss at least one game with concussion after being struck on the neck by a bouncer.
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