From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
It is often said that sport is a great leveller. However, this week it has served to flatten most people.
Like the cricket fraternity around the world I am in shock hearing about Phil Hughes’ serious injury inflicted at the SCG on Tuesday.
Sean Abbott continues to be surrounded by counsellors and teammates amid concerns for the talented paceman’s well-being and playing future following the injury to Phillip Hughes.
Watching batsmen flinch under a bouncer used to get ex-Test quick Rodney Hogg “pumped up”.
This week’s Sheffield Shield matches were abandoned, as “shocked and devastated” cricketers come to grips with the plight of Phillip Hughes.
News of a tragic injury to Australian batsman Phil Hughes has sent shockwaves through the cricketing world.
Cricketer Phillip Hughes is to undergo further scans on Wednesday as he fights for his life in an induced coma in a Sydney hospital.
It is hard to know what to think. A Tuesday night and a young man lies in a coma, our expectations in a crumpled heap at the door.
There barely seems like anything appropriate you can say after the tragic accident that led to Phil Hughes being admitted to hospital and having surgery on Tuesday.
No one is to blame for Phil Hughes fighting for his life at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney after being struck on the head by a bouncer playing for South Australia against NSW at the SCG yesterday.
On the face of it, all the ingredients are there for an argument that doesn’t really want to get started. A cricketer thinks he’s fit, and a selection panel aren’t too sure.
It was a maiden Test tour that was always going to take some beating.
Michael Clarke’s hopes of playing the first Test are approaching a dead end following a day of confusion and contradiction.
Shaun Marsh scored an impressive century at the MCG as the race to replace Michael Clarke took a sad twist.
South Africa were beaten 4-1 in the recent one-day series against Australia, but captain AB de Villiers says his side still deserves to be favourite for the World Cup.
Cricket boss James Sutherland has described Phil Hughes’ injury as shocking news that sent a shudder through him.
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After the horrific events of the Sheffield Shield match at the SCG, the cricketing community has been left in shock and despair.
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It’s not unusual in Test cricket for teams to declare their innings. Usually it’s to ensure there’s enough time to make a play at an outright result. But sometimes it’s for other reasons.
With the national selection panel rumoured to be on the cusp of announcing a Hilditch-esque super squad of 43 players for the first two Tests against India, Rod Marsh and company face some familiar questions.
Despite the series being over, after Australia’s three wicket win on Friday, both teams have plenty to play for in this final match of the series at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Join The Roar for a live blog of the final one day match from 2:20pm (AEDT).
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Divided opinion over Australia’s batting line-up for the opening clash of the Indian Test series takes me back to the mid 1980s where debate and selection bolters typified equally fragile top orders.
In a recent interview querying Australia’s possibilities for their troublesome three position, Australian captain Michael Clarke declared “Steve Smith is a rising star, but he’s not a Test No. 3 just yet.”
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The trade deadline is one of my favourite times of the NBA season for no other reason than I look forward to seeing what sort of crazy deals teams manage to pull together.
There has been some amazing cricket in the first four one day internationals between Australia and South Africa.
Match recap Australia have won by three wickets, and the series 3-1.
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Network Ten‘s coverage of the 2013-14 Big Bash season has trumped rival broadcasters to claim the Australian Sports Commission award for best coverage of a sporting event. But was it a deserving winner?
I love lefties. Batsmen and bowlers, that is. There’s just something about a cover drive played by a left-handed batsman.