Cricket

Fri 1 Feb 2019

Australia on top but questions remain ahead of Ashes

Australia on top but questions remain ahead of Ashes

It’s a day that Australia should be celebrating after snapping a huge drought, but glaring issues sent a chilling message ahead of the Ashes

Troubled Pucovski released from Australian Test squad

Troubled Pucovski released from Australian Test squad

Test debutant-in-waiting Will Pucovski has been released from the Australian squad as he continues to deal with mental health issues

Thu 31 Jan 2019

Aussie selectors avoid changes

Aussie selectors avoid changes

Australian skipper Tim Paine confirms the squad ahead of the final Test before the Ashes in six months and it’s tough luck for some.

Wed 30 Jan 2019

Waugh weighs in on new-ball shake-up

Waugh weighs in on new-ball shake-up

Calls for Pat Cummins to be handed the new ball ahead of Mitchell Starc have gathered weight after former selector Mark Waugh speculated about a change.

Starc in the spotlight: Aussies who must fire in final Test

Starc in the spotlight: Aussies who must fire in final Test

The Ashes may be six months away but the weight of the looming series will rest heavily on the shoulders of Australia’s players in the second Test against Sri...

Batting paradise: Australia’s best chance to break drought

Batting paradise: Australia’s best chance to break drought

Australia’s faltering batsmen have one last chance to end their Test century drought with the Canberra pitch shaping as the most batting friendly yet.

Tue 29 Jan 2019

Aussies cop tough draw for T20 World Cup

Aussies cop tough draw for T20 World Cup

Australia's bid for their first World T20 crown has been made tougher after they drew defending champions West Indies and the No.1-ranked Pakista.

Cut it out: Hayden’s advice to Test rookie

Cut it out: Hayden’s advice to Test rookie

Matthew Hayden has delivered clear instruction on how Marcus Harris can go to the next level after watching him up close at the Gabba.

Sat 26 Jan 2019

Perfect Pat inspirational but Starc form concerning

Perfect Pat inspirational but Starc form concerning

Pat Cummins gave Australia the sugar-shot it’s been craving at the Gabba but the form of Mitchell Starc has sent a tremor through Australia’s Ashes plans.

Cummins takes 6-23 as Australia down Sri Lanka by an innings

Cummins takes 6-23 as Australia down Sri Lanka by an innings

Australia have claimed their second Test victory of the summer, flogging Sri Lanka by an innings and 40 runs inside three days in the series-opener in Brisbane

Cummins takes five as Sri Lanka heads for huge loss

Cummins takes five as Sri Lanka heads for huge loss

Pat Cummins has grabbed a five-wicket haul to have Australia in sight of victory in the pink-ball first Test against Sri Lanka in Brisbane.

Cummins running hot at the Gabba

Cummins running hot at the Gabba

Aussie quick Pat Cummins finished on Friday night and is going even better on Saturday

West Indies heap pain on England in first Test

West Indies heap pain on England in first Test

Freakish scenes descended on Bridgetown as West Indies skipper Jason Holder brought up a double century, absolutely skittling England in the first Test

Fri 25 Jan 2019

Labuschagne lets century chance slip

Labuschagne lets century chance slip

Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head have combined for Australia's biggest partnership in more than a year to put the hosts in a commanding position.

Rookie throws down challenge to ‘comfortable’ quicks

Rookie throws down challenge to ‘comfortable’ quicks

Australia bowling coach David Saker concedes his star pace trio grew “a little comfortable” in the Test side, as Jhye Richardson threatens the status quo.

Australian Test debutant exposes awkward truth

Australian Test debutant exposes awkward truth

WESTERN Australian seamer Jhye Richardson has flown onto the international stage and put one of Australia’s best seamers on notice.

‘Embarrassing’ Poms all out for 77

‘Embarrassing’ Poms all out for 77

ENGLAND cricket legends savaged the current side after Joe Root’s men were ripped out for 77 in a “Calypso collapso” in the West Indies.

Thu 24 Jan 2019

Test debutant does damage

Test debutant does damage

Aussie Jhye Richardson has taken to Test cricket like a duck to water and is absolutely tearing through the Sri Lankan top-order.

Paine hoping pitch prayers are answered at Gabba

Paine hoping pitch prayers are answered at Gabba

Australian skipper Tim Paine is hopeful the Gabba pitch will help his side continue their dominance at the venue, ahead of the first Test against Sri Lanka.

Wed 23 Jan 2019

Test bolter earns shock debut

Test bolter earns shock debut

Kurtis Patterson was only added to the Australian squad at the 11th hour, but now he’s officially earned his spot in the side ahead of the first Test.

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