Posts Tagged "Australia cricket"

India’s new-found resolve to use the Decision Review System (DRS) backfired spectacularly in Pune.

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The most remarkable aspect of Australia’s dominant win over India in the first Test yesterday is that their batsmen and spinners utilised better techniques for the spinning conditions than the home team.

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So what can Australia make of the quite extraordinary outcome in Pune?

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It has taken less than three days of play for Australia to record a Test win that, before the first ball, the world at large agreed was bordering on the impossible.

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Match result: It has taken less than three days of play for Australia to record a Test win that, before the first ball, the world at large agreed was bordering on impossible.

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I am quite happy to admit I have substantial egg on my face. In fairness though, I am not an orphan.

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The much-anticipated series between Australia and India lived up to expectations on day one of the first Test with the match evenly poised heading into day two. Follow the live scores and blog from 2:55pm (AEDT) here on The Roar.

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When a team makes 9-256 on day one of a Test match the appraisals of their performance tend to be hyper-critical. But Australia’s effort against India yesterday was not as bad as their total suggests.

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Mitch and Shaun are back. I will immediately get the ‘I told you so’ – directed to the National Selection Panel – off my back.

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When you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go.

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The number one and two-ranked Test teams, India and Australia face each other in the first Test of a four-match series at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune starting on Thursday.

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Australia face their biggest challenge in recent times when they travel to India for a four-match Test series, with most predicting dire results and heads to roll for the tourists by the time it’s all said and done.

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With most Australian cricket fans sounding clinically pessimistic about our chances in the upcoming Border-Gavaskar series, it’s no surprise that Indian fans sit smugly on the opposite end of the spectrum.

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Australia begin their four-test tour of India hoping to prove all the doubters wrong at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune with the first ball scheduled for 3pm (AEDT). This is The Roar‘s ultimate guide to the match, starting on Thursday, February 23.

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Australia will field a markedly understrength side when they host Sri Lanka in a three-match T20 series in February, the third of which is scheduled for Wednesday, February 22 at the Adelaide Oval with the first ball to be bowled at 7:50pm (AEDT).

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If Shaun and Mitch Marsh play for Australia against India in Pune tomorrow, there’s no point in them buying lotto tickets. Their cup of luck would have runneth over.

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India are settled ahead of the first Test, with the right mix of spinners, fast bowlers and batsmen in terrific form. On the other hand, Australia are on a nine-match losing streak in Asia.

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Australia’s plans for their first cricket Test against India are starting to become clearer, with Usman Khawaja set to be axed again despite a productive home summer.

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Paceman Billy Stanlake is just like his Australian Twenty20 teammates – seeking some redemption against Sri Lanka on Wednesday night.

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The 2016-17 summer of cricket is officially drawing to a close, as Sri Lanka take on Australia in the third and final match of this T20 international series. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:50pm (AEDT).

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