Posts Tagged "Test cricket"

The veterans keep dominating, young guns are pushing for ODI spots, and WA will meet either SA or Victoria in the final. These are some of the major talking points from the JLT Cup.

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In a recent interview with ABC Radio Usman Khawaja questioned the ‘chop and change’ attitude of Australia’s selectors, claiming that it has created “a lot of instability in the team.”

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David Warner’s docile days are over, with Australia’s vice-captain wanting his team to deliver noise and nastiness during the Ashes.

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With a big Ashes summer on the horizon, we need to look at the likely candidates for the contentious Number 6 position in the Australian Test team.

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People say the only cricket hat you should talk through is a baggy green, but they’re wrong.

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It can hardly be classed as the mother of all revelations to suggest England will be worse off without the presence of Ben Stokes.

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Cricket traditionalist Mitchell Starc isn’t keen on the idea of four-day Tests and wants administrators to find alternative ways of modernising and rejuvenating the oldest form of the game.

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Glenn Maxwell’s isn’t panicking about the potential effect his turbulent tour of India may have on his dream of retaining the Test No. 6 spot for the Ashes.

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Imagine this. It is the second of December, 2017. You walk in to bat at the Adelaide Oval with your team score at 0 for 1 and Alastair Cook back in the pavilion.

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It was under 24 hours after releasing their 16-man squad for the Ashes that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) learnt Ben Stokes had been arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm.

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Former captain Michael Vaughan says the England cricket team must change their culture after the Ben Stokes’ arrest.

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Aggressive fast bowler Craig Overton, 20-year-old leg spinner Mason Crane and tried-and-failed batsman James Vince were the shock selections in England’s Ashes squad announced yesterday.

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With England’s Test team facing continued problems in their middle-order, a possible solution is gaining momentum: selecting Ben Foakes as a specialist keeper.

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With the Ashes looming, there has been much discussion about Australia’s ‘big four’ fast bowlers: Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, James Pattinson, and Mitchell Starc.

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Prior to the Ashes in 2010-11, an off-spinner was considered by many to be the trump card for one of the protagonists.

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What is clear from cricket conversations on various forums, including this one, is that the Aussie public is largely indifferent to the ODI series that will start this weekend between Australia and India.

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Almost two years after former Prime Minister Tony Abbott bestowed a Knighthood of the Order of Australia upon Prince Phillip, is it too late to have this ‘captain’s call’ reversed, because after his exploits in Chittagong last week, I would like to award it to David Andrew Warner.

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Another Test, another omission for Usman ‘bad in Asia’ Khawaja. What does this mean for Ussie’s career?

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The Australian cricket team defeated Bangladesh at Chittagong last week to tie the two-Test series after losing the first match in Dhaka.

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Australia and Bangladesh fought out a vastly entertaining drawn Test series over the past fortnight. Here are four things I learned from this contest.

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