Posts Tagged "Cricket"

Nathan Lyon’s vulnerability in Asian conditions is the reason Australia have to field a fifth bowling option against India.

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5 days, 22 players, 22 yards. The fundamentals don’t change – and despite the rapid ascent of Twenty20, payment disputes, and an era when television rights are more valuable than the games they cover – they won’t.

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Starting later this week, Australia will travel to India for a five-match Test series. Here are five key factors that will decide who wins.

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History says it will be a challenging tour of India for the Australian team. It’s a tough enough tour at the best of times, but India’s form in the past 18 months especially is ominous.

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India is the litmus test. For decades it has proven to be the most challenging tour for the Australian cricket team.

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With yet another edition of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy round the corner, let us look back at one of the most exhilarating Test matches played on Indian soil, between the hosts and Australia over half a century ago.

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The early signs from the tour of India is all is not well

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Mitchell Johnson will cop a $A950,000 pay cut at this year’s Indian Premier League, as Australia’s cricket stocks were largely ignored at the annual auction.

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The shorter forms of the game have not been kind to Australia of late. So, with a daunting Test series coming up against world number one India on their home soil, it’s time for you, readers of the The Roar, to pick our best XI for the first Test in Pune.

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The Marsh brothers and young opener Matt Renshaw will play their first Tests in India this week while all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and number three Usman Khawaja will miss out.

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Some cricketers are supremely talented. Paradoxically however, often these super talents do not fulfil their awesome potential.

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What a pathetic display from the second-string Australian side in Geelong.

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Another last-ball T20 loss guarantees more debate about the Australian cricket team’s schedule.

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Match result: An excellent knock from Asela Gunaratne was enough to deliver Sri Lanka a close win the second T20 against Australia, and a series win alongside that.

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Steve Smith gave Australian cricketers a licence to “get into a battle verbally” on their Test tour of India.

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South Africa got their tour of New Zealand off to a strong start on Friday and will be looking to keep that going when the sides head to Hamilton. Join The Roar for live scores of the first ODI from 12pm – midday (AEDT).

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Mitch Marsh could join brother Shaun in earning a Test recall, having also impressed in Australia’s only tour game before their four-Test series against India starts on Thursday in Pune.

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Usman Khawaja looks likely to be dropped for the first Test against India on Thursday after being left out of the team for Australia’s only warm-up match which started yesterday in Mumbai.

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Subcontinent specialist Shaun Marsh is happy to be Australia’s Mr Fix-It as the tourists bid to cause a boilover in India.

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It was entirely one-sided when Australia faced the West Indies at Blundstone Arena in 2015.

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