From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
Peter Siddle is using the second coming of Mitchell Johnson as inspiration in his own quest for a Test recall.
Cricket Australia has announced that the final of the fourth Big Bash League will be played in Canberra at Manuka Oval on 28 January next year.
Phil Hughes’s double century has helped Australia A beat South Africa A by 148 runs in one-day match at Marrara Oval in Darwin.
South Africa have knocked Australia off their perch as the No.1-ranked Test nation with a nail-biting draw in Colombo.
Kevin Pietersen will make a long-awaited appearance in this season’s Big Bash League, playing for Melbourne Stars.
It’s out of the nets and into the gym for Peter Siddle as the paceman chases a Test recall.
South Africa face a tricky final-day batting examination in Colombo to unseat Australia as the No.1-ranked Test nation.
The International Cricket Council has accused India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni of “undermining” its disciplinary process by condemning a fine handed against team-mate Ravindra Jadeja.
Alastair Cook shrugged off calls from Kevin Pietersen to resign as England captain ahead of the third Test against India at Southampton.
Indian allrounder Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee after being found guilty of “conduct contrary to the spirit of the game”, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Friday.
News that Ryan Harris might not be fit to play Test cricket until next year means we may never again see him in the baggy green.
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In the last two decades Australian Test cricket has been blessed with strong on-field leadership. Each time a longstanding captain has departed the scene another long term, readymade replacement has taken up the running.
“Beware Australia, we can roar overseas too”, is the message from MS Dhoni’s men to Australia after India’s well-earned, 95-run victory over England in the Lord’s Test yesterday.
Star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan pledged Sunday to “behave in a more mature way” in future as he begged Bangladesh cricket authorities to review a six-month ban for bad behaviour.
Has Alex Doolan done enough to stay at first drop in the Australian Test side? Or will all-rounder Glenn Maxwell displace him for the October Tests against Pakistan?
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While most Australian sports fans are wrapped up in the traditional winter codes, some of our cricketers are playing for Australia A against India A.
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Australia start their preparation for the World Cup by visiting Zimbabwe at the end of August.
Cricket Australia has announced that the 2014/15 Big Bash League will play its final game at Canberra’s Manuka Oval, ensuring a neutral venue hosts the championship game for the first time in the tournament’s four-year history.
If one was to lend a tennis parlance to depict the current state of the Australian cricket team, they have ruled on grass but now are confronted by a challenge on clay.
When Shane Watson came onto the scene in world cricket, Australians thought we had something special. In times of Andrew Flintoff and Jacques Kallis, we thought we finally had a world-class all-rounder.
London, 1886. It was a damp, foggy night and the sound of horse’s hooves from a wildly driven hansom cab rang out across the cobbled streets.
“As the ICC has increased the number of T20 Internationals that countries can play against each other, the number of two-Test series are becoming more common, which I would rather not happen at all because they are a nothingness of a nothing.”
For the last four to five years, Australia has seen a heap of fast bowlers crop up. Even if someone is injured, like Ryan Harris at the moment, there are so many able replacements to choose from.
At first glance, the ICC’s decision to decline an invitation to play a tournament at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast is a step back in the global development of the game, especially considering the main motive is the clash with the Indian Premier League.
Last year Australian cricket was in turmoil, the Ashes were lost, players were banned for not doing their ‘homework’ and coach Mickey Arthur was sacked. Hope was lost in the Australian camp and the public was the most pessimistic I can remember.
The 20th Commonwealth Games are underway in Glasgow, with the best sporting talent from Commonwealth nations in action.
In Mortal Kombat, gamers have the satisfaction of finishing their opponents off with a ‘fatality’ – an easy, brutal kill after a brief bout. That’s how it used to go down for number 11 batsmen.
Here are 11 things that I think need to be done in the near future to enhance the appeal and relevance of Test cricket.
Rewind to six months ago, the Ashes were lost and English cricket thought it had a crisis. They were wrong.
At the age of 25, Ishant Sharma has seen a lot of the negatives associated with being an Indian Test cricketer, lambasted by critics and fans alike for everything from his performances to his hairstyle.
Reporters and Commentators always say Test cricket is the pinnacle. Well in Australia why do T20 get better crowds than Tests?
How unbelievable is South African cricket? When South Africa turn games that are petering toward a draw or tight loss into an incredible win with a withering burst of amazing and unprecedented reverse swing, we Roarers and laud the incredible skill of their bowlers.