From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
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.
Australia-born England opener Sam Robson believes it is only a matter of time before captain Alastair Cook is back in the runs again.
For most of the 21st century, the once great NSW as a sporting state has wallowed in its own mediocrity.
England’s Joe Root and James Anderson rewrote the record books with a Test record last-wicket stand but a docile Trent Bridge pitch threatened to have the last word in their series opener with India.
Perth Scorchers captain Simon Katich has announced his retirement from Twenty20 cricket, drawing the final curtain on a distinguished playing career.
Former Australian Test great Adam Gilchrist has got up to some old tricks during an invitational match at Lords.
Young West Australians Mitchell Marsh and Sam Whiteman will be aiming to dig Australia A out of a big hole on day three of their tour match against India A in Brisbane on Tuesday.
Opener Hashim Amla has smashed 109 and Ryan McLaren has taken two wickets in three balls as South Africa thrashed Sri Lanka by 75 runs in their first one-dayer.
Up to five spots in Australia’s squad for the Test tour against Pakistan in October could be decided during the six weeks of Australia A matches which start in Brisbane today.
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So much for taking it easy on a mate.
Kevin Pietersen insisted Friday he still wanted to play for England again as he urged the selectors to be “braver” with their choices for the national cricket side.
Test quick Ryan Harris says he’s progressing well following knee surgery and has resumed running.
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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.
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.
It is quite a shame that Australia and New Zealand have played each other in only 52 Test matches since the inaugural one-off cricket Test at Wellington in 1945-46.
With as many as 32 nations and a slick format, the FIFA World Cup is easily the most watched team sport event in the world.
Even as a lifeless Trent Bridge pitch was being put out of it’s misery by a Dhoni declaration, England were already looking towards their next fixture.
It’s a hard trick selling Test cricket in the modern era. Shouldn’t we all just be watching T20 instead?
The prospect of day/night cricket is upon us, with chatter of a proposed first Test between Australia and New Zealand in the not-too-distant future. The idea leaves me a little cold.
Western Australians Mitchell Marsh (211) and Sam Whiteman (174) rewrote the record books when they put on an amazing 371 for Australia A against India A in Brisbane on Tuesday.
Do you like dead rubbers? Then you are going to love the cricket World Cup. Why? Because the entire 42-match group phase of this once-great tournament does not matter.
When Sam Robson made his Test debut for England against Sri Lanka last month, he became the tenth English cricketer who had been born in Australia.
In the past week two of the Sydney Thunder’s biggest names declared themselves unavailable for the fourth edition of the Big Bash League.
In sad news, the great game – cricket – has passed away. Born: 1550 (approx.) in Surrey, England. Died: 26th June, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia
New Zealand’s 53-run victory over the West Indies yesterday sealed a 2-1 series win, and marked the first time in 12 years the Black Caps have defeated a top-eight nation in an away series.