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David Warner clarifies players won't budge on pay demands with Cricket Australia

David Warner clarifies players won't budge on pay demands with Cricket Australia

CA has threatened not to pay contracted players beyond the expiry of their current financial deal at the end of the month if they do not accept a new offer, with the governing body determined to scrap revenue-sharing after 20 years.

Australia finally confirm Bangladesh tour; Ashton Agar in, Mitchell Strac and Stephen O'Keefe out

Australia finally confirm Bangladesh tour; Ashton Agar in, Mitchell Strac and Stephen O'Keefe out

The Australians haven't played a Test in Bangladesh in more than a decade, but did play in a three-match limited- overs international series in Dhaka in 2011.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Steve Smith had given me little batting tip in India during IPL 10, says Ben Stokes

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Steve Smith had given me little batting tip in India during IPL 10, says Ben Stokes

But the Australia captain could have been forgiven for wondering why he`d said anything at all as England all-rounder Stokes`s blistering unbeaten century condemned Smith`s men to an early Champions Trophy exit at Edgbaston on Saturday.

AUS vs ENG: Twitter reacts to Australia's exit from Champions Trophy – Here's who said what!

AUS vs ENG: Twitter reacts to Australia's exit from Champions Trophy – Here's who said what!

During the chase, Stokes and Morgan shared 159-run fourth-wicket stand to help England recover from 35/3.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Australia vs England – Preview, Live Streaming, TV Listings, Date, Time, Venue, Squads

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Australia vs England – Preview, Live Streaming, TV Listings, Date, Time, Venue, Squads

In a nutshell, it is a do-or-die situation for Australia when they take on title favourites England, at Edgbaston, today.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Australia in desperate search for victory against England under clear skies – Preview

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Australia in desperate search for victory against England under clear skies – Preview

While England are already through to the semifinals, all the pressure will be on Australia to perform after washouts against New Zealand and Bangladesh hurt their chances of making the last four.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Australian batsmen will be ready for 'do-or-die' showdown against England, says Steve Smith

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Australian batsmen will be ready for 'do-or-die' showdown against England, says Steve Smith

Smith`s side endured the frustration of having Monday`s clash with Bangladesh abandoned due to rain, just days after their opening fixture against New Zealand was also washed out.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Match 5 — AUS vs BAN: Rain halts play at The Oval

ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Match 5 — AUS vs BAN: Rain halts play at The Oval

Two-time winners Australia will aim to give a better account of both their batting and bowling when they take on Bangladesh in the must-win second Champions Trophy encounter to be played at the Kennington Oval.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Australia look to make amends against improving Bangladesh – Preview

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Australia look to make amends against improving Bangladesh – Preview

The Australian bowlers received a severe thrashing at the hands of New Zealand batsmen in their previous game before rain gods intervened and the match was abandoned.

2017 ICC Champions Trophy: We perhaps got away with one against New Zealand, feels Steve Smith

2017 ICC Champions Trophy: We perhaps got away with one against New Zealand, feels Steve Smith

Rain came to Australia`s rescue when, after several interruptions, Friday`s match was finally abandoned with Smith`s men 53 for three off nine overs in pursuit of a revised victory target of 235 in 33.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Australia, New Zealand share point each in rain-marred encounter

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Australia, New Zealand share point each in rain-marred encounter

Williamson made 100 off 97 balls with the help of eight fours and three sixes, while Luke Ronchi scored a quick 65 off 43 balls up the order to set the base for New Zealand's total of 291 all out in a rain-curtailed affair between the Trans- Tasman rivals at Edgbaston.

ICC Champions Trophy, Match 2: Australia vs New Zealand – Preview

ICC Champions Trophy, Match 2: Australia vs New Zealand – Preview

For the Black Caps, the likes of Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor and Williamson will have to put their experience into count to put a big total on board in case they bat first.

ICC Champions Trophy: Australia's 'fearsome foursome' ready for opener against New Zealand – Preview

ICC Champions Trophy: Australia's 'fearsome foursome' ready for opener against New Zealand – Preview

Injuries have meant the quartet of fast bowlers have rarely all been fit at the same time and, even now, Australia may decide it's too much of a risk fielding all four in the same team, with John Hastings -- who has plenty of English county experience -- also in the squad.

Steve Smith challenges Cricket Australia's argument on pay dispute

Steve Smith challenges Cricket Australia's argument on pay dispute

Smith, however, said: "I'm not sure I completely agree with that. If we look back at the last MoU, I think players gave back A$ 10 million to grassroots cricket, which is quite significant."

ICC Champions Trophy, Match 2: Australia v New Zealand - Preview

Considering the cut-throat nature of the competition, it is important for any team to get off to a winning start and both Australia and New Zealand know it too well.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India, Australia to kick-off as title favourites at England despite off-field worries

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India, Australia to kick-off as title favourites at England despite off-field worries

Hosts England, who have shown amazing transformation as a potent limited-overs side, will be the 'Dark Horse' in the eight-team tournament where the once formidable West Indies are a notable absentee.

Australian government ready to mediate in CA-players pay row: Report

Australian government ready to mediate in CA-players pay row: Report

CA chairman David Peever has turned down the Australian Cricketers' Association's request for independent mediation and there are fears the stand-off could potentially lead to a players' boycott of the showpiece Ashes series later in the year.

WATCH: The last Mitchell Johnson over that sealed MI's IPL 2017 final fate against RPS

WATCH: The last Mitchell Johnson over that sealed MI's IPL 2017 final fate against RPS

While some credit the entire bowling unit, others to the clever field set-up, but a lot goes out to Mitchell Johnson, who held onto his nerves in the final over, brought all his experience to use and restricted Pune from their maiden title.

IPL 2017 Final, RPS vs MI: This Twitter user predicted every detail of Sunday finale, got 8 out of 9 right

IPL 2017 Final, RPS vs MI: This Twitter user predicted every detail of Sunday finale, got 8 out of 9 right

While Mumbai Indians went ahead to script history, becoming the first team to win three IPL trophies, when they defeated Rising Pune Supergiant in a pulsating Sunday finale at Hyderabad, there was this one Twitterati who made predictions, much ahead of the match and almost all of them were right.