Cricket

Wed 27 Mar 2019

Shield shock: Axe looming in surprise final shake-up

Shield shock: Axe looming in surprise final shake-up

Veteran quick Peter Siddle in firing line as Victoria consider a surprise selection move ahead of their Sheffield Shield final showdown against NSW.

Tue 26 Mar 2019

Legends’ doomsday sandpaper suspicions

Legends’ doomsday sandpaper suspicions

Aussie cricket legends Mark Taylor, Ian Chappell and Ian Healy have voiced their private fears about the buried truth of the ball-tampering scandal.

Photo that buries cricket villain

Photo that buries cricket villain

The cricket world is tearing itself apart arguing over the most controversial act in the game — but an image shows even legends are dead wrong.

Fri 22 Mar 2019

Smith clash that shook Aussie golden boy

Smith clash that shook Aussie golden boy

JHYE Richardson vividly recalls the penny dropping after witnessing an extraordinary battle between Steve Smith and a teammate.

Under pressure: Aussie stars playing for World Cup spots

Under pressure: Aussie stars playing for World Cup spots

Only five ODIs are left before the hopes and dreams of several Australians are either realised or crushed at the World Cup selection table.

Tue 19 Mar 2019

Waugh hits out: ‘Hasn’t got a clue’

Waugh hits out: ‘Hasn’t got a clue’

Cricket legend Mark Waugh has hit out at criticism of Australia’s selectors, saying they deserve more empathy than what’s shown by some fans.

Mon 18 Mar 2019

1806 runs, 100 overs: each state’s path to Shield final

1806 runs, 100 overs: each state’s path to Shield final

Thanks to the Sheffield Shield’s bonus point system, every team is a chance of making the final. Of course, some teams have more realistic hopes than others.

Fri 15 Mar 2019

Test team flees mosque shooting

Test team flees mosque shooting

The Bangladesh cricket team were forced to make a quick retreat from a Christchurch mosque they had been attending after gunshots were fired in the vicinity.

Ricky Ponting’s surprising Finch claim

Ricky Ponting’s surprising Finch claim

AS debate around Aaron Finch continues to swirl, Ricky Ponting has made a bold declaration about Australia’s struggling ODI skipper.

Wed 13 Mar 2019

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.

Sat 9 Mar 2019

Back in the runs, Finch says it was only a matter of time

Back in the runs, Finch says it was only a matter of time

Australia captain Aaron Finch says it was a matter of time before he scored a few runs and it's vital he backs up his breakthrough ODI knock of 93

Aussies record historic ODI win

Aussies record historic ODI win

Usman Khawaja’s maiden one-day international century and incisive bowling from spinner Adam Zampa have allowed Australia withstand a Virat Kohli masterclass

Fri 8 Mar 2019

India youngster gets million dollar contract

India youngster gets million dollar contract

Upcoming India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant has been shown the money by the BCCI, who have made him an instant millionaire

Thu 7 Mar 2019

Boof goes into bat for Finch ahead of World Cup

Boof goes into bat for Finch ahead of World Cup

Aaron Finch is running out of chances to prove himself ahead of the World Cup — but former coach Darren Lehmann says the skipper is a lock.

Why Smith and Warner won’t save our World Cup campaign

Why Smith and Warner won’t save our World Cup campaign

Ex-Test opener Ed Cowan has analysed Australia’s World Cup prospects — and it’s fair to say he’s somewhat underwhelmed

Wed 6 Mar 2019

‘It’s major’: World Cup disaster looms?

‘It’s major’: World Cup disaster looms?

A former Australian captain has sounded warning bells ahead of cricket's World Cup as the touring side struggles to deal with the elephant in the room.

Maddinson joins Bradman in two-man club

Maddinson joins Bradman in two-man club

Axed by NSW, Nic Maddinson is lighting the Sheffield Shield up for Victoria, pulling off a feat last achieved by Don Bradman 83 years ago.

Tue 5 Mar 2019

Mitchell Johnson’s incredible change of pace

Mitchell Johnson’s incredible change of pace

He used to terrorise opponents by scorching the pitch with lightning bolts, but now Mitchell Johnson can be found burning the rubber.

Sun 3 Mar 2019

Perry steers Aussies to clean sweep

Perry steers Aussies to clean sweep

Australia has torched New Zealand in the third one-dayer to sweep their series, with Ellyse Perry continuing her extraordinary form with the bat.

The biggest question hounding Aussie WC defence

The biggest question hounding Aussie WC defence

Despite his fine leadership skills, the pressure must be building on Aussie ODI skipper Aaron Finch after yet another failure with the bat.

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