From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
South Africa’s tearaway quicks Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada will get first hit-out on their Australian tour on Sunday against an inexperienced Cricket Australia XI at Adelaide Oval.
There has been a lot of debate about the recent ODI series against South Africa, and specifically about the make-up of the Australian squad’s seam attack.
In the lead up to the ongoing domestic One-Day Cup I was not convinced that the competition was benefiting from the presence of the rookie-laden Cricket Australia XI.
Glenn Maxwell is well-known for his exploits in limited overs cricket but the all-rounder rates better his efforts in the game’s longer formats.
Australia’s Test team have lost their intimidation factor, South African batsman JP Duminy says. But he says that’s more due to his growing comfort at Test level rather than any fault of Australia. The 32-year-old admits he was intimidated by the Australians when he made his Test debut in Perth in 2008. “I was a […]
South Africa’s cricketers have asked for a bevy of left-arm quick net bowlers to help them prepare for the threat of Australian trump card Mitchell Starc.
Two weeks from today Australia will embark on what shapes as a very tough summer of Test cricket.
England Test captain Alastair Cook returned to Bangladesh yesterday after the birth of his second daughter. Now it’s full steam ahead as Cook attempts to rewrite the Test cricket record books.
When Alastair Cook leads England out in Chittagong for the first of two Tests against Bangladesh, he will become his country’s most-capped player.
Australia’s Test spearhead Mitchell Starc is on track to face South Africa, declaring himself available for NSW’s Sheffield Shield match next week after recovering from a horror leg injury.
Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland is hoping that an upcoming commemorative tour of England will encourage another indigenous player into the Test ranks.
Usman Khawaja is happy to open the batting in the first cricket Test and Australia coach Darren Lehmann has no doubt the batsman could handle the responsibility if recalled.
Shane Watson says Michael Clarke’s comments about the allrounder being “like a tumour” said more about the former Australian captain than anything else.
Two of Australian cricket’s most respected former players are reportedly eyeing off the soon-to-be vacated position on the country’s selection board.
Women’s sport is booming across the nation but dual international Ellyse Perry can’t see a code war breaking out any time soon, at least when it comes to Australia’s cricket talent.
Last night on 60 Minutes, Michael Clarke gave another Oscar-winning performance of milking the media with a combination of laughter and tears.
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Encouraged by the response of Roar readers to my best ODI 11 I will attempt to name my Test XI.
It might have been a shortened first day’s play in Abu Dhabi, but it didn’t stop Pakistan putting in a dominant day of cricket against the West Indies on a pitch offering little. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 2 from 5pm (AEDT).
Bangladesh continued to fight hard yesterday against more fancied opponents England and can move ahead in the first Test with a good performance today in Chittagong. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 3 from 3pm (AEDT).
Fitness and a lean body are clearly grossly overrated, for there have been many cricketers through the ages who have believed in this adage and gone on to have careers, some long and some a trifle shorter, at the highest level.
Selecting an all-time best XI is always an uncertain and arduous task, but then the enjoyment is in accepting the challenge.
At twelve, simmering in jingoistic frustration, in a flash of juvenile insanity, I blurted a racial slur someone on TV. For weeks due to less serious lowly behaviour, my dad had been warning I was headed for a ‘good clip around the year.’
It’s back to red ball cricket in the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan will be looking to assert their dominance and wrap up their series against the West Indies with a match to play. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 1 from 5pm (AEDT).
The perfect record of England over Bangladesh is at a real risk of tumbling after the first day’s play in Chittagong with youngster Mehedi Hasan picking up five wickets. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 2 from 3pm (AEDT)
With the first test of the summer against South Africa in Perth on the horizon, I thought it would be a good time to select the greatest Australian Test team of all time.
India continued their demolition job of New Zealand in Dharamsala and will be aiming to do the same as their ODI series moves to Delhi for the second match. Join The Roar for live scores from 7pm (AEDT).
England haven’t played Bangladesh in Test cricket since 2010, and they will be looking to maintain their perfect record against the minnows when the sides meet in Chittagong for the first of two matches. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 1 from 3pm (AEDT).
A few days ago, David Warner scored a terrific 173 but could not take his team to victory versus South Africa in the fifth match of their ODI series.
Sledging, chirping, mental disintegration, trash talk. Call it what you will, but it’s as much a part of cricket as sipping tea halfway through a match.
He is the top-ranked Test bowler in the world. And there is good reason for this.