Posts Tagged "Test cricket"

This weekend we’ve seen the World Club Challenge and club trials in rugby league, AFLX and ALFW in Australian Rules and the 2018 season of Super Rugby kicking off in South Africa.

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Australia’s four-Test tour of South Africa kicks off on Thursday with their sole warm-up match. So what lessons for Australia emerged from the Proteas’ recent home series against Test number one team India?

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There’s limited room for sport in the Australian collective psyche, so it’s no surprise that the upcoming tour of South Africa has fallen off the radar somewhat, replaced deservedly by Scotty James, Matt Graham and the rest of the team over in South Korea.

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Chadd Sayers never looked likely to make his Test debut this home summer, despite spending time in Australia’s Ashes squad, but has a much better opportunity on the four-Test tour of South Africa.

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If Ellyse Perry and Steve Smith hadn’t been confirmed as Australia’s best cricketers of the year at a gala dinner in Melbourne last night, there would have to be a Royal Commission.

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Steve Smith and Ellyse Perry have dominated the major awards at Australian cricket’s Allan Border Medal night.

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There is a real concern that international cricket is so unfairly favoured towards a home team that their inherent domination ruins the primary attraction of sport – the mystery of the unknown.

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Is the 4-0 Ashes series win all that matters from this Australian international cricket summer, or does the lost One-Day International series to England take the gloss off it?

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The upcoming Test series gives South Africa a chance to create history, by finally overcoming Australia on their home soil.

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Jhye Richardson’s shock promotion to Australia’s Test squad has angered many fans, but it shouldn’t distract from the fact the 21-year-old is a rare talent with the ability to shine in all three formats at international level.

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What’s slight-framed and wiry, yet fast and fiery? Dale Steyn comes to mind. But Jhye Richardson, the young West Australian fast bowler, hopes to become a household name too.

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The beginning of the new-year had seen the Tigers’ fans throughout the world having a busy time.

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Australian selectors have made two surprising selections for the Test tour of South Africa, including left-arm orthodox spinner Jon Holland and young speedster Jhye Richardson in the 15-man touring party.

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Australia’s selection gambles paid off in this summer’s Ashes victory but less surprises are expected when the squad for March’s Test tour of South Africa is announced on Monday.

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South Africa made it 2-0 against India after surging to a 135-run win at Centurion, meaning the Freedom Trophy is hosts’ once again.

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While Australia regained the Ashes 4-0 this year, and the majority of the national media cheerlead for them along the way, there is an increasing divide between the competitiveness of series, and the balance between bat and ball, of Test cricket in Australia.

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There’s something unusual happening in New Zealand cricket: we’re winning.

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If we rewind to early November, a pragmatic and sober English mind should have been hoping to head to Sydney no worse than 2-1 down, which could have occurred along the following lines:

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Fast, bouncy, exciting. These are the characteristics that have for years typified an Australian cricket wicket with epic contests between bat and ball the overall result.

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Joe Burns should replace Cameron Bancroft as Australian Test opener, with Chris Tremain picked as a back-up quick ahead of Chadd Sayers for next month’s Test tour of South Africa.

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