Cricket

Wed 22 Jan 2020

‘He’s got all the tools’: Smith raves about protege

premium_icon ‘He’s got all the tools’: Smith raves about protege

Steve Smith is looking forward to finally playing on the same team with protegee.

Marn for all series: what Labuschagne wants next

premium_icon Marn for all series: what Labuschagne wants next

Australia’s Test batting sensation Marnus Labuschagne believes he has the skills to be a three-format international. And Steve Smith agrees.

‘That’s more football or rugby’: Sickening BBL collision

premium_icon ‘That’s more football or rugby’: Sickening BBL collision

Renegades batsman Sam Harper was rushed to hospital after a freak collision never before seen on a cricket field, as Hurricanes snuck home in a BBL nailbiter.

Tue 21 Jan 2020

Scorchers thump fumbly Thunder as finals race heats up

Scorchers thump fumbly Thunder as finals race heats up

Perth Scorchers have won the battle of the Englishmen on the way to a thumping eight-wicket triumph over the Sydney Thunder at Optus Stadium.

Mon 20 Jan 2020

'Why I sold my baggy green'

premium_icon 'Why I sold my baggy green'

I knew the best way I could help during the bushfires was with a gesture that meant something, writes Shane Warne.

Heat doesn’t deserve you, Marnus

premium_icon Heat doesn’t deserve you, Marnus

Marnus Labuschagne has been playing like Don Bradman but he risks catching the mystery affliction that has struck down the Brisbane Heat, warns Mike Colman.

Akram puts hand up for bushfire appeal match

Akram puts hand up for bushfire appeal match

Pakistan cricket legend Wasim Akram has a close connection to Australia through his Melbourne born wife Shaniera.

Brutal India exposes Australia’s huge batting weakness

premium_icon Brutal India exposes Australia’s huge batting weakness

Australia desperately need the injection of some middle order firepower and, despite his hot BBL form, Glenn Maxwell is well down the pecking order.

Root carves up South Africa with the ball

Root carves up South Africa with the ball

Joe Root ripped through South Africa on day four of the third and final Test to have England on the brink of a come-from-behind series victory.

Ratings: Why is this bloke in the team ahead of Maxwell?

premium_icon Ratings: Why is this bloke in the team ahead of Maxwell?

It was a mixed tour for Australia’s ODI side, from sublime batting to ridiculous run-outs.

Finch defends Starc's failed promotion

Finch defends Starc's failed promotion

Australian skipper Aaron Finch has defended Mitchell Starc’s failed move up the order to No.5, after he scored a third-ball duck.

Kohli backs Marnus in all three forms

Kohli backs Marnus in all three forms

Virat Kohli believes Australia’s latest batting sensation Marnus Labuschagne can be one of the best batsman in the world in both one day and Test cricket.

Finch and Smith bury the hatchet over a beer

Finch and Smith bury the hatchet over a beer

Aaron Finch said he would talk to Steve Smith over a beer after the pair were involved in a horror mix-up that cost the Australian skipper his wicket.

Smith's ton no match for King Kohli's India

Smith's ton no match for King Kohli's India

After a Steve Smith century was needed for Australia set a still below-par 287 to win, India completed the task with relative ease.

Sun 19 Jan 2020

Humiliated Heat suffer biggest collapse in BBL history

premium_icon Humiliated Heat suffer biggest collapse in BBL history

Australian captain Ricky Ponting for ‘one of the all-time great chokes’ against the Melbourne Renegades.

Why BBL09 wickets mean more to superstar Siddle

premium_icon Why BBL09 wickets mean more to superstar Siddle

Peter Siddle loves celebrating a dismissal. But those in BBL09 have extra meaning for the Strikers bowler, who is raising money for bushfire-affected animals.

Smith takes English approach to South Africa challenge

premium_icon Smith takes English approach to South Africa challenge

Steve Smith insists ‘people can say or do whatever they like’ when he returns to the scene of the infamous sandpapergate in South Africa.

How Langer still talks to the ghost of Phil Hughes

premium_icon How Langer still talks to the ghost of Phil Hughes

Australia cricket coach Justin Langer reveals his ongoing connection with the late Phil Hughes and what he really thought of Sandpapergate.

Sat 18 Jan 2020

England rookie scores ‘incredible’ 14-year first

England rookie scores ‘incredible’ 14-year first

After being touted as a future cricket star for years, England's Ollie Pope has finally shown his untapped potential against South Africa

Ian Chappell: why the Aussies are the envy of rest of world

premium_icon Ian Chappell: why the Aussies are the envy of rest of world

Pace and bounce! It’s a proven match-winning commodity and the Aussies currently have the talent to deploy it at will, says Ian Chappell

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