From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
Australia and South Africa headed to the MCG, with the hosts a chance to seal the series, while the visitors needed to win to keep the series alive.
Yes, I am questioning Richie Benaud’s possible return to commentary for the Sydney Test, and yes, I know I’m going to hell for saying this.
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland could see something was clearly wrong as he stared out at the MCG on Friday.
Cricket Australia insist marketing has absolutely nothing to do with a likely Test squad announcement on Monday.
Steve Smith’s career-best one-day knock helped Australia wrap up a series win over South Africa with a dramatic three-wicket triumph at the MCG.
With another cricket season well under way, the problem of which of the crickets deserve our eyeballs rears its ugly head.
Clint McKay is ranked by the ICC as the 11th best bowler in ODI cricket – that’s Australia’s second best, behind only Mitchell Johnson.
Hopes remain Michael Clarke will be fit for the first Test against India, but the reality is the Australian captain’s chronic hamstring injury is a ticking time bomb that could threaten his career at any moment.
Form has Josh Hazlewood in contention for a Test debut, while fitness has the 23-year-old convinced he is ready for cricket’s big stage.
Aaron Finch believes fierce competition for World Cup berths is helping Australia, as they seek to complete a series win over South Africa in Melbourne on Friday.
Australia copped a hiding in the two Tests against Pakistan in the UAE, but there is no chance they will suffer the same fate at home against India.
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Doug Walters was the ultimate batting excitement machine when he burst onto the Test scene in 1965 at 19 years of age.
After Australia and South Africa left Perth with the One Day series tied at one game apiece, they headed to Canberra’s Manuka Oval, home of the famous Manukan Wave, for the third game. Here’s how everything of importance in the match rated.
Buoyed by recent events in the Caribbean, Cricket Australia (CA) is confident the West Indies will take part in next year’s World Cup.
Paceman Peter Siddle expects his latest match-winning feat to be rewarded by Test selectors.
He’s back – sort of. Hard-marking Queensland quick Ryan Harris has surprisingly claimed he is still not ready for Test duty despite a stirring Sheffield Shield comeback.
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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.”
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.
Manuka Oval did a tremendous job in staging the latest ODI between Australia and South Africa and rightly was complemented across the media. However, the success of the event in the city should not mean that Canberra is entitled to more international events.
On Thursday morning, Australian cricket team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris explained to the waiting media that Michael Clarke will not miss the whole Test series against India, nor is in danger of missing the World Cup due to his current injury.
The five-letter word starting with ‘c’ and ending with ‘e’ keeps haunting South Africa during major tournaments. Yup, South Africa can’t chase.
Australia played just their second ODI at the beautiful Manuka oval on Wednesday night. It was a great chance for Canberrans to enjoy some fantastic weather while getting behind the mighty Australian cricket team against the big fast bowlers and immaculate stroke-players of the Proteas.
Back in 2005 Australia were smote by and smitten with Freddy Flintoff. Not long after, our love affair with Shane Watson began.
Once every four years one day cricket becomes important again thanks to the World Cup.
Fans were treated to four fascinating days of first-class cricket at the Gabba this week, as Queensland beat New South Wales and the weather in the Sheffield Shield.
Growing up watching the likes of Matthew Hayden, Adam Gilchrist, Shane Warne, and Glenn McGrath dominate all forms of cricket gave the Australian cricket public a golden era.
With the series tied at 1-1, Australia and South Africa head off to Canberra to feature in a crucial third game of the series. Join The Roar for live coverage of game from the Manuka Oval starting at 2:20pm (AEDT).
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Love it or hate it, T20 cricket is here to stay. While I don’t have any specific problem with this format of the game, I do have an issue with the way teams approach it.
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