Cricket

Thu 14 Mar 2019

Pattinson fires Ashes warning

premium_icon Pattinson fires Ashes warning

Victorian firebrand James Pattinson has announced his Ashes claims with a blistering performance that bowled Victoria to a stunning outright win over NSW

Are Australia World Cup contenders again?

premium_icon Are Australia World Cup contenders again?

Australia’s sensational ODI win in India has revived hope of a successful World Cup defence, though questions remain. Here’s 11 things we learned.

CA brings Smith, Warner together again

premium_icon CA brings Smith, Warner together again

Steve Smith and David Warner have taken the first tentative step towards their personal rehabilitation after meeting as part of a mediation session.

Test cricket poised for radical change

premium_icon Test cricket poised for radical change

The Australian-made red Kookaburra ball could be turfed out of Test cricket if a proposal from the MCC world cricket committee is adopted.

Who makes way for Smith, Warner, what to do with Finch?

Who makes way for Smith, Warner, what to do with Finch?

Who Australia takes to the World Cup is as clear as mud after it overturned a 2-0 deficit against India in India to win 3-2.

‘Shades of Hayden’ about World Cup lock

‘Shades of Hayden’ about World Cup lock

Usman Khawaja was one of the most maligned batsmen during the Aussie summer but his magnificent form has left selectors no choice.

Australia ends two-year one-day series drought

Australia ends two-year one-day series drought

Aaron Finch reflected on an “unbelievable” achievement as the cricket world stood in awe of a momentous moment in Australian history.

Wed 13 Mar 2019

Time running out for Hazlewood

premium_icon Time running out for Hazlewood

Australian spearhead Josh Hazlewood is up against it in his bid to be fit for the World Cup while Chris Tremain appears to have drop out of Ashes race.

Smith: I’ll be fit for World Cup campaign

premium_icon Smith: I’ll be fit for World Cup campaign

Recent elbow surgery sparked fears Steve Smith wouldn’t be able to throw the ball at the World Cup, but he is sure he’ll be fit for Australia’s campaign.

Shield carnage spells Ashes trouble

Shield carnage spells Ashes trouble

If the dominance of bowlers in the latest round of the Sheffield Shield is an insight into what we have to look forward to in the Ashes, batsmen should worry.

Ponting’s grim Smith, Warner warning

Ponting’s grim Smith, Warner warning

Ricky Ponting says Australia will need to be mentally prepared for a verbal barrage like they’ve never seen before at the World Cup.

Tue 12 Mar 2019

Lehmann holds Redbacks’ hopes of Shield miracle

premium_icon Lehmann holds Redbacks’ hopes of Shield miracle

The Bulls are closing in aon a Sheffield Shield victory after Jake Lehmann dug in and helped the Redbacks avoid losing the contest in two days.

OPINION: Where will this second grand final head?

premium_icon OPINION: Where will this second grand final head?

All-rounder could take the game away from The Glen in game two

Ashton’s fireworks put the heat on Smith

premium_icon Ashton’s fireworks put the heat on Smith

Ashton Turner has arrived as Australia’s new ODI finisher, right on time for their World Cup defence, but what does this mean for former captain Steve Smith?

Secret plan to fly Smith, Warner in to join Aussie ODI team

Secret plan to fly Smith, Warner in to join Aussie ODI team

Steve Smith and David Warner’s formal reintegration into the Australian one-day squad will start earlier than expected.

Ashes hopes take big blow on day of carnage

Ashes hopes take big blow on day of carnage

The Gabba proved to be a batman’s graveyard once again as 17 wickets fell on day one of Queensland’s Sheffield Shield match against South Australia.

Mon 11 Mar 2019

ODI rookie wows world but who is Ashton Turner?

premium_icon ODI rookie wows world but who is Ashton Turner?

He doesn’t crave the spotlight but West Australian Ashton Turner is front and centre whether he likes it or not.

Filthy Kohli fumes, Finch hits new low

Filthy Kohli fumes, Finch hits new low

A shocked Virat Kohli was left in disbelief after India was robbed by a crucial call as Aaron Finch sunk to a new low in Aussie cricket.

Handscomb forcing Ashes debate over keeper role

premium_icon Handscomb forcing Ashes debate over keeper role

ASHES CLASHES: Tim Paine is locked in as Australia’s Ashes wicketkeeper. But who will be his understudy?

World in awe of Aussies’ 700-run epic

World in awe of Aussies’ 700-run epic

Ashton Turner had Aussie legends licking their lips — and the world worrying about our renewed World Cup hopes — with a fearsome knock.

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