Cricket

Thu 19 Jul 2018

‘Most embarrassing thing I’ve ever done’: Root left blushing

‘Most embarrassing thing I’ve ever done’: Root left blushing

Joe Root had just hit a boundary to become England’s greatest ever ODI century-maker. What he did next gave him instant regrets

Stars assured they’ll be home for Christmas

Stars assured they’ll be home for Christmas

GIVEN the choice would you watch a Big Bash match or a Test at the Gabba? This summer TV viewers will have a decision to make as the cricket schedule becomes jam...

Gilchrist: Bigger Bash needs to maintain the rage

Gilchrist: Bigger Bash needs to maintain the rage

THE Big Bash League’s move to a full home-and-away season is a significant leap forward, but it also presents some fascinating new challenges for the competition...

Lads hit a lucky streak in court

premium_icon Lads hit a lucky streak in court

TWO streakers who bolted across SCG naked — to the cheers of 40,000 fans — have cleared their names after a judge said the Aussie larrikin pastime was “indecent”...

Wed 18 Jul 2018

BBL fixtures released: Christmas cricket looming

BBL fixtures released: Christmas cricket looming

CRICKET Australia has released the schedule for the monster 59-game Big Bash League season, with the Sixers and Thunder set for a Christmas Eve blockbuster.

Sport’s wackiest cross-code attempts

premium_icon Sport’s wackiest cross-code attempts

WITH Usain Bolt closing in on an A-League deal, it ranks as one of the most unlikely sporting marriages. But where does it sit alongside Michael Jordan, Andrew...

Root , Buttler could headline blockbuster Big Bash

premium_icon Root , Buttler could headline blockbuster Big Bash

JOE Root and Jos Buttler could be about to give Sydney Thunder the biggest double-barrel international injection in Big Bash League history.

Mon 16 Jul 2018

Historic first announced for WBBL 04

Historic first announced for WBBL 04

THE Women’s Big Bash League will take a big step forward this season ahead of its shift to becoming a standalone tournament in 2019-20.

Faf calls for age-old tradition to be scrapped

Faf calls for age-old tradition to be scrapped

AFTER suffering a record-breaking defeat against Sri Lanka, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has joined a growing chorus calling for one of the game’s oldest...

Sun 15 Jul 2018

Cricket commentator turns matchmaker

Cricket commentator turns matchmaker

ENGLAND got the better of India during the second ODI at Lord’s, but it was a moment of magic in the crowd that won the day.

Finch’s stunning record-breaking rampage

Finch’s stunning record-breaking rampage

AAUSTRALIAN batsman Aaron Finch unleashed hell on some hapless bowlers as he went on a history-making spree for the second time this month.

Sat 14 Jul 2018

Finch smashes seven sixes on way to 131 not out off 79 balls

Finch smashes seven sixes on way to 131 not out off 79 balls

Australia T20 captain Aaron Finch blasted his way to 131 not out to lead Surrey to a big win over the previously unbeaten Sussex in the Vitality Blast

Ipswich cricket cup a huge hit

premium_icon Ipswich cricket cup a huge hit

THE region's best indigenous cricket talent was on show at Ipswich's NAIDOC Cup tournament this week.

Wed 11 Jul 2018

Pakistan batsman suspended after positive doping test

Pakistan batsman suspended after positive doping test

Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad has been provisionally suspended and charged with violating anti-doping rules after testing positive for a prohibited substance

Kohli called out ahead of Australia tour

Kohli called out ahead of Australia tour

VIRAT Kohli may be the world’s best batsman, but that hasn’t stopped an Australian star bowling duo from tipping him to fail in Australia this summer.

They need help: Aussie bowling great says enough is enough

They need help: Aussie bowling great says enough is enough

GLENN McGrath has warned India could dominate Down Under this summer, unless something more is done to help Australia’s battery of quicks.

Tue 10 Jul 2018

Struggling England captain tipped to get back into T20 side

Struggling England captain tipped to get back into T20 side

England coaching staff expect a positive response from Joe Root after the Test skipper's omission from the national Twenty20 side

Twenty20’s best ever: Finch leaves Kohli in his wake

Twenty20’s best ever: Finch leaves Kohli in his wake

IT wasn’t enough to guide Australia to glory, but Aaron Finch made history in Zimbabwe, achieving a Twenty20 first that has eluded Indian superstar Virat Kohli.

Mon 9 Jul 2018

Finch firms as next Aussie one-day skipper

premium_icon Finch firms as next Aussie one-day skipper

A DECISION on the captaincy of the Australian one-day side doesn’t need to be made until November but opener Aaron Finch has put a strong case forwar.

Aussie player ratings: Finch efforts not enough

Aussie player ratings: Finch efforts not enough

CAPTAIN Aaron Finch was Australia’s standout performer in the T20 tri-series against Pakistan and Zimbabwe, but problems elsewhere have consigned his side to...

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