Cricket

Wed 11 Jul 2018

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...

Maxwell accused of disrespectful snub

Maxwell accused of disrespectful snub

GLENN Maxwell has been accused of “terrible sportsmanship” after an apparent snub following Australia’s loss in the Tri-series final.

Another start wasted: Australia outgunned in T20 final

Another start wasted: Australia outgunned in T20 final

DESPITE getting off to perfect starts with both bat annd ball, Australia has gone down in the T20I tri-series final, capitulating in the face of a rampant Fakhar...

Fri 6 Jul 2018

No.1 goes begging: Australia outclassed by clinical Pakistan

No.1 goes begging: Australia outclassed by clinical Pakistan

AUSTRALIA’S long wait to climb to the top of the ICC’s Twenty20 rankings goes on after a big loss to a Pakistani outfit inspired by an 18-year-old quick.

Wed 4 Jul 2018

Is Cricket Australia set to water down ball-tampering penalties?

premium_icon Is Cricket Australia set to water down ball-tampering...

THERE have been persistent whispers over the past two months that key powerbrokers have had second thoughts on the punishments handed down to the ball tampering...

Astonishing form that puts Finch on top of the world

Astonishing form that puts Finch on top of the world

HE may only sit fifth on the International Cricket Council’s Twenty20 rankings, but right now Aaron Finch is the world’s best T20I batsman. Here are the numbers to...

Tue 3 Jul 2018

Turned up: stump mics to stay on as ICC cracks down on sledging

Turned up: stump mics to stay on as ICC cracks down on...

The International Cricket Council has declared war on verbal abuse, unveiling new penalties and allowing stump microphones to stay on throughout games

ICC announces huge new punishments for ball-tampering

ICC announces huge new punishments for ball-tampering

The International Cricket Council has adopted a much tougher stance on ball tampering, announcing sterner punishments for those caught cheating

Smith, Warner struggle in head-to-head clash

Smith, Warner struggle in head-to-head clash

STEVE Smith and David Warner both fizzled in their highly-anticipated match-up as serious questions emerged about the safety of the Toronto pitch.

Mon 2 Jul 2018

More misery for Warner in Canada

More misery for Warner in Canada

IT’S certainly not the return to the batting crease David Warner had in mind. The controversial Aussie star made just four in the Canada Global T20 to follow on...

Sun 1 Jul 2018

Steve Smith turns back the clock

Steve Smith turns back the clock

STEVE Smith is using his time away from top flight cricket to good use, with the sacked Australian skipper pulling an old trick out of his arsenal at the Canada...

Warner’s important life advice for kids

premium_icon Warner’s important life advice for kids

DAVID Warner has told students at his old school how he sought professional help to manage his mental health in the wake of the ­cricket cheating crisis.

Sat 30 Jun 2018

Bancroft says he, Smith and Warner are keeping in touch

Bancroft says he, Smith and Warner are keeping in touch

Banned Test opener Cameron Bancroft says learning Spanish, practising yoga, and doing charity work have all helped him move on from the ball-tampering scandal

Warner: ‘Steve and I are still good mates’

premium_icon Warner: ‘Steve and I are still good mates’

David Warner takes responsibility for damage the ball-tampering scandal has done to Australian cricket and says his relationship with Steve Smith remains strong

Fri 29 Jun 2018

Smith: It hurt I couldn’t go out and help them

premium_icon Smith: It hurt I couldn’t go out and help them

STEVE Smith has spoken with emotion following his return to professional cricket in Canada, describing the mental roller coaster he has been on and how he wished he...

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