Cricket

Thu 5 Dec 2019

Why Test spin search keeps hitting dead ends

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With the search for Nathan Lyon’s spin support intensifying, one of the prime candidates says seamer-friendly Shield pitches aren’t helping their cause.

How Perth brought Kiwi star back from the brink

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Facing Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood on a bruising WACA deck isn’t an ideal scenario. But it proved a lightbulb moment for Ross Taylor.

Newsreader breaks down at cricket legend’s death

Newsreader breaks down at cricket legend’s death

A newsreader has broken down with emotion on live TV reading out a message from the family of dead cricket legend Bob Willis.

What happened when Brian saw David on the golfcourse

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Brian Lara desperately wanted David Warner to break his world record Test score, so when their pair bumped into each other at the Australian Open pro-am the first...

Cricket world mourns legend’s death

Cricket world mourns legend’s death

Ashes great Bob Willis, who will forever be synonymous with England’s 1981 victory, has died after a short battle with cancer.

Wed 4 Dec 2019

Why Australia must blood ‘exciting talent’ now

premium_icon Why Australia must blood ‘exciting talent’ now

Greg Chappell believes Australia must take a chance on boom all-rounder Cameron Green or risk hurting the game of one the country’s most promising cricketers.

Harris given hope after thinking he’d ‘dropped the Ashes’

Harris given hope after thinking he’d ‘dropped the Ashes’

Out-of-favour opener Marcus Harris thought his career was finished when he dropped Ben Stokes in the third Ashes Test, but the selectors have a message for him

Little wonder Aussie Test fortunes are on the up

premium_icon Little wonder Aussie Test fortunes are on the up

Australia is a great example of how simply standing still can aid your Test cause.

Smith responds to ‘white ant’ slap

Smith responds to ‘white ant’ slap

Aussie star Steve Smith has responded to former Australian test captain Ian Chappell’s claims he was busted “white-anting” captain Tim Paine.

Tue 3 Dec 2019

NZ Cricket refers Archer’s racial abuse case to police

NZ Cricket refers Archer’s racial abuse case to police

NZ Cricket has handed its investigation into Jofra Archer’s racial abuse by a fan over to police after being unable to identify the individual involved

Test legend puts the brakes on Ponting’s pet

Test legend puts the brakes on Ponting’s pet

Aussie great Geoff Lawson has shut down Ricky Ponting’s push for a 20-year-old test debutant and fired a shot at “embarrassing” test selectors

Australia’s spinners put on notice in search for Lyon deputy

Australia’s spinners put on notice in search for Lyon deputy

Australian chief selector Trevor Hohns has called on Australia’s spinners to step up and make a case to be Nathan Lyon’s number two in Sydney

Forget Boult. New Zealand pace ace sends warning to Aussies

Forget Boult. New Zealand pace ace sends warning to Aussies

New Zealand may be without Trent Boult in Perth, but speedster Neil Wagner has sent an ominous warning to Australia’s batsmen with a five-wicket haul

Maxwell, five Aussies score $408k IPL value

Maxwell, five Aussies score $408k IPL value

Five Australian players are set to earn the big overseas riches after being handed the highest base price ahead of the Indian Premier League auction

‘Hate to see that’: Chappell slams Smith

‘Hate to see that’: Chappell slams Smith

Former Aussie captain Ian Chappell has accused Steve Smith of undermining Tim Paine after keeping a close eye on him in the Second Test.

Australia's Paine-staking homework on Kiwi streetfighters

premium_icon Australia's Paine-staking homework on Kiwi streetfighters

Tim Paine’s mornings have been spent going to school on his next assignment – the world’s most underrated cricket team.

Player ratings: ‘Smith’s failures should scare Kiwis’

premium_icon Player ratings: ‘Smith’s failures should scare Kiwis’

There’s only one fitting score for triple centurion David Warner. But what happens when someone plays for four days and doesn’t bat, bowl or take a catch?

Mon 2 Dec 2019

Fans set to flock to see NZ end 32-year Boxing Day drought

Fans set to flock to see NZ end 32-year Boxing Day drought

New Zealand fans are expected to converge on the Melbourne Cricket Ground for their side’s first Boxing Day Test match against Australia since 1987.

Should MCG name grandstand after Warnie?

premium_icon Should MCG name grandstand after Warnie?

West Indies legend Brian Lara knows the brilliance of Shane Warne better than most.

Lara: why I wanted Warner to break my record

premium_icon Lara: why I wanted Warner to break my record

The Caribbean champion felt Warner deserved a crack at the record

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