Posts Tagged "Test cricket"

Steve Smith’s incredible last few seasons have him threatening to displace Greg Chappell and Ricky Ponting as the next best Aussie batsman since Don Bradman.

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The many coloured inks of the 18 signatures on the Australian ‘team sheet’ have long dried. The signatories have all passed on but for the youngest member of the side.

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I’m crackers about Christmas cricket. Last week reports surfaced that Cricket Australia are looking at the prospect of Christmas Eve Big Bash cricket being played in Melbourne – and possibly even Christmas Day Big Bash cricket.

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Chadd Sayers was named Sheffield Shield player of the season this past week, but he’s still well back in the pecking order for an Ashes berth next summer.

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So, Steve O’Keefe became heavily intoxicated, made several stupid, tasteless, and inappropriate comments to various guests at an official Cricket NSW function.

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India versus Australia, 2017 edition, had to be one of the most exciting Test series in recent memory. We were expecting a 0-4 loss. We could have been 2-0 up. We were lucky we didn’t lose 1-3. It was gripping stuff.

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Another Indian tour that got away. That best sums up the feeling right now.

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Is Australia’s performance against India something that should give them confidence leading into this summer’s Ashes?

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David Warner should be dropped from the Australian team if the two-Test tour of Bangladesh goes ahead this August and September.

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Australia ended the summer of cricket in a remarkably positive situation, given the depths it seemed we would be languishing after the Hobart defeat.

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In Pat Cummins, Australia have one of the rarest of cricketing commodities: a dynamic strike bowler who is also frugal.

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One of the most gripping Test series in recent years came to a disappointing end on Tuesday, with India regaining the Border-Gavaskar trophy 2-1.

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India have pulled off a 2-1 win against Australia in what was one of the best Test series in recent times. Here are five key points.

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New Zealand’s brave effort to stave off a home series defeat against South Africa ended with rain abandoning play on the final day of the third and deciding Test in Hamilton.

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Seven months after a 3-nil series loss in Sri Lanka, Australia has gone down to 2-1 to India.

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India have secured a 2-1 victory over Australia, in perhaps the best Test series of the past decade.

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There has been a lot of consternation after this Indian series about Dave Warner’s inability to perform overseas. That is hardly surprising, given his away average of 36.6 compared to his home average of 59.2.

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I recently read a column from Fairfax cricket correspondent Andrew Wu calling for an end to the nickname ‘Chinaman’.

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Mathew Wade is a must for Australia’s Ashes campaign, with the chirpy gloveman proving himself with both bat and his work behind the stumps since his return to the Test side.

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New Zealand are in the driver’s seat to secure a series draw against South Africa, but as the third Test enters its final day, they will still need plenty to go right for them. Join The Roar for live scores from 8:30am (AEDT).

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