Cricket

Fri 16 Nov 2018

Lyon urges restraint over exciting talent

premium_icon Lyon urges restraint over exciting talent

Debate is raging over whether Australian selectors should back in a youth policy to make the most of Steve Smith and David Warner’s bans.

Contenders, pretenders and bolters chasing Test spots

premium_icon Contenders, pretenders and bolters chasing Test spots

With three weeks until the Australian Test summer gets underway Justin Langer is in control of a team filled with holes — and a host of willing applicants with a...

Kohli vows to fight Aussie fire with fire

Kohli vows to fight Aussie fire with fire

Kohli says he is ready for a ‘fight’ if the locals want one this summer, while identifying the players who must lift if his side

Cricket crisis gets worse for snubbed Aussie duo

Cricket crisis gets worse for snubbed Aussie duo

Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell have both been dealt cruel blows after an already horrible start to the summer got even worse.

Thu 15 Nov 2018

Aussie women leading the way

Aussie women leading the way

WHILE our male cricketers have not been setting the field alight, you can not say that about our female team.

"We're a big chance": Healy talks up men's World Cup hopes

"We're a big chance": Healy talks up men's World Cup hopes

Ian Healy has made a stunning proclamation about the Australian cricket team’s fortunes as it suffers through one of its worst ever periods.

Smith plans WC assault with Blues brothers

premium_icon Smith plans WC assault with Blues brothers

Former Australian captain Steve Smith spent lunch talking bowling with the NSW quicks and one topic sparked more interest than Smith’s leg-spin figures.

Pleasing Hornets effort boosts learning for T20 challenge

premium_icon Pleasing Hornets effort boosts learning for T20 challenge

"At the weekend, that was probably the first time we clicked as a bowling group.''

Wed 14 Nov 2018

Stars set to explode against India

premium_icon Stars set to explode against India

Australia’s guaranteed World T20 semi-final spot gives them a licence to attack their final group game against India as they fight for top seeding.

SuperCoach BBL study guide: Thunder

SuperCoach BBL study guide: Thunder

ON paper, the Thunder feature one of the hottest rosters in the Big Bash, including international stars Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Usman Khawaja and Pat Cummins.

Katich’s Test XI: New role for Finch in top-four shuffle

Katich’s Test XI: New role for Finch in top-four shuffle

Former Test opener Simon Katich has called for Peter Handscomb to be recalled to the Australian side for next month’s series opener against India.

Aussies through to semis after Healy, Schutt fire

Aussies through to semis after Healy, Schutt fire

Alyssa Healy has blasted a half-century to steer Australia in to the women's Twenty20 World Cup semi-finals with a big win over New Zealand.

SuperCoach BBL study guide: Strikers

SuperCoach BBL study guide: Strikers

THE reigning champions of the Big Bash League, the Strikers took all before them in BBL|07, with a handful of youngsters leading them to an inaugural trophy.

Maxwell ‘dare’ that came back to haunt Australia

Maxwell ‘dare’ that came back to haunt Australia

GLENN Maxwell has revealed he ‘dared’ David Miller to make the review that swung Sunday’s one-day international series decider South Africa’s way.

Real culprit in rotten cricket culture

Real culprit in rotten cricket culture

Aussie legend Mike Hussey has pinpointed the guilty party in establishing a selfish culture within the national cricket team.

OPINION: Wait on, where's the cricket?

premium_icon OPINION: Wait on, where's the cricket?

Cricketer David Warner's call for Australians to get behind their team has come at a time when a new barrier has been thrown up to stop that happening.

Mooney, Australians, chase third win of World T20

Mooney, Australians, chase third win of World T20

If you have not enjoyed watching the Australian cricket team you might just be watching the wrong green-and-gold team.

Tue 13 Nov 2018

McDermott’s chance to stake his claim

premium_icon McDermott’s chance to stake his claim

Ben McDermott will stake his claim for an Australian T20 spot when a CA XI plays South Africa on Wednesday. A key aim will be to avoid being run out.

Early Shield test for Aussie bats

premium_icon Early Shield test for Aussie bats

Selectors have turned this round of the Sheffield Shield into a shootout for Test spots confident they’ll be armed with enough evidence to pick the best XI.

SuperCoach BBL study guide: Sixers

SuperCoach BBL study guide: Sixers

THE Sixers won the inaugural BBL tournament in 2010-11, but haven’t done much since. Is this the season they fire?

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