From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
Usman Khawaja ventured to England this winter to hone his game and recapture the attention of the national selectors who seemed to have moved on from the Queenslander.
New Zealand Cricket will consider an amnesty against match-fixing and doping along the lines of that proposed by Cricket Australia, the country’s head of cricket says.
Mitchell Marsh has been declared fit for selection for Wednesday’s first Test against Pakistan but Australia have said they’ll keep fellow allrounder James Faulkner in Dubai on standby.
Kevin Pietersen’s exile from the England team is a sad thing for cricket, according to his former international teammate Eoin Morgan.
Two years after being shown the door by Australian coach Darren Lehmann at Queensland, Ben Dunk’s red-hot form for Tasmania has delivered him his international debut.
In the end it became a match within a match.
With barely more than a quiet whisper and a few daily updates on ABC Grandstand, Australia heads into a two-Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
Cricket Australia will step up the fight against match-fixing and doping in the sport by offering an unprecedented amnesty period for players to report any corruption-related information.
Western Australia have one foot in the domestic one-day cup final, although they made heavy weather of hauling in Victoria’s modest tally at Blacktown in Sydney on Sunday.
Shane Watson has made an assured return from long-term injury, smashing 37 from 43 balls in a Sydney club Twenty20 match for Sutherland today.
Australia have announced an inexperienced squad to take on South Africa in the Twenty20 series beginning in Australia on 5th November.
I much preferred when my bodily reaction to West Indian cricket was a gut wrenched with fear and not a bleeding heart.
Powerful hitter David Warner has been a constant threat to Pakistan’s bowlers on this tour, but it has been in white-ball cricket only.
A lot of people don’t rate Alex Doolan. When punters and pundits have been nominating their Australian XI for the first Test against Pakistan starting on Wednesday, Doolan has often been absent.
Ashes-winning coach Darren Lehmann has been handed a contract extension until June 30, 2017.
When George Bailey was dropped from the Test side at the start of this year, it seemed that would likely be his first and last chance in the baggy green. However, Bailey himself clearly doesn’t agree with that assumption.
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Glenn James Maxwell might be relatively new to the ODI side with just 32 games under his belt, and his modest average of 32.80 might not be too intimidating at first sight.
With the first Test against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates just around the corner, I’m going to run you through who should be in the team for the opening match.
Australia and Pakistan are set to play each other in a Test series for the first time in more than four years.
Steve Smith has, in the space of 12 months, gone from obscurity to becoming one of the fixtures in our Test team.
Looking over the squad for the upcoming Test series in the UAE, the composition of the batting line-up strikes me as skewed. It seems as though there is a generation missing from the team, an age period lacking in our batting line-up.
In an interview ahead of South Africa’s three-match ODI series against New Zealand, AB de Villiers said that New Zealand are “one of the favourites” for the 2015 World Cup.
In a potentially fortuitous turn of luck the combination of an originally Ugandan-held tournament, the threat of ebola and some intransigence shown by the USA may very well play into Malaysia’s favour.
The Australian tour of the United Arab Emirates has a rather haphazard feel about it. Scheduled somewhat last minute, in neutral territory, the format has exemplified Australia’s packed calendar.
There has been a lot of speculation about Shane Watson of late. His career has been punctuated with injury, and as a result he’s missed a lot of cricket and had his place in the side questioned.
Is it time for the Comets to make a return to the Australian one-day domestic scene? With recent changes to what is now known as the Matador One-Day Cup, I think it is.
Chris Rogers and Steve Smith. With 12 years between them, they represent the young and old of Australian cricket. The future, and the symbol of past Australian dominance.
It was reported yesterday that Cricket Australia is considering introducing a draft into state cricket.
It’s a fact, beards are back. And thanks to the mighty beard, Australia just completed a clean sweep of Pakistan and is now the number one ranked ODI side heading into the World Cup. Questionable claim? Let me explain.
The 2014-15 Australian domestic cricket season is underway, and is set to be filled with plenty of drama and action.
It’s time for Steve Smith to be given even greater responsibility, so the announcement that Brad Haddin would be given the captaincy should Michael Clarke succumb to injury in the upcoming Tests against Pakistan is not one I agree with.
There has been a lot of discussion regarding Kevin Pietersen’s recently released autobiography and his version of the truth.
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