Cricket

Wed 12 Dec 2018

‘Finch should drop down the order,’ says Whitney

premium_icon ‘Finch should drop down the order,’ says Whitney

FORMER Australian fast bowler Mike Whitney has urged Justin Langer and Tim Paine to drop opening batsman Aaron Finch down the batting order for second Test.

Damning extent of Smith, Warner crisis exposed

Damning extent of Smith, Warner crisis exposed

Australia gained respect from a fighting performance in Adelaide but the cruel reality of life without its banned stars has been laid bare.

Aussie cricketers cop a really rude shock

Aussie cricketers cop a really rude shock

A widely-held truth was busted wide open as India delivered a very specific reality check nobody — bar Shane Warne — saw coming.

Bash bat toss too much for Mitch

premium_icon Bash bat toss too much for Mitch

Music, fireworks and dance performances are already part of the Big Bash but for former Test quick Mitchell Johnson, the new bat toss idea is a step too far.

Gruelling challenge facing quicks before crucial contest

Gruelling challenge facing quicks before crucial contest

Australia and India’s quicks will face a tough physical and mental battle before a ball is even bowled in the second Test in Perth, starting Friday.

Test dream still burns for Maxwell

premium_icon Test dream still burns for Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell has opened up on his decision to reject the riches of the IPL in his bid to return to the Australian Test team.

Perth pitch perfect for Aussie quicks

premium_icon Perth pitch perfect for Aussie quicks

After going 1-0 down to India, Australia can bounce its was back into the Test series on a fiery pitch at Perth’s new stadium that wouldn’t look out of place at the...

Aussie company creates Twenty20 cricket game for consoles

premium_icon Aussie company creates Twenty20 cricket game for consoles

The game is suitable to play on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

Tue 11 Dec 2018

Langer backs Paine to break through in Perth

premium_icon Langer backs Paine to break through in Perth

Australia’s Justin Langer has backed Tim Paine and his pace attack to get the job done on Perth’s green top at the new stadium in Western Australia.

Starc below best, but Paine backs quick to rediscover groove

Starc below best, but Paine backs quick to rediscover groove

Australian captain Tim Paine is backing Mitchell Starc to rediscover his fiery best in the second Test against India in Perth.

Finger no issue for Australia’s ‘toughest pretty boy’

premium_icon Finger no issue for Australia’s ‘toughest pretty boy’

Australian coach Justin Langer says the “toughest pretty boy” he’s ever met is ready to take on the Indians in the second Test.

Test v Big Bash: The old and the beautiful

premium_icon Test v Big Bash: The old and the beautiful

At the same time that the Australians were trudging around Adelaide Oval like condemned men, Chris Lynn was positively bounding ahead of the Big Bash season.

Paine’s perfect response to silence India’s sledging

premium_icon Paine’s perfect response to silence India’s sledging

Despite Indian keeper Rishabh Pant’s relentless vocal work behind the stumps it was Australia captain Tim Paine who had the last word in the first Test.

‘Transformed’ Lyon’s secret winter coaching sessions

‘Transformed’ Lyon’s secret winter coaching sessions

Nathan Lyon is being praised after almost producing a miracle to get Australia home in the first Test. And it was the result of a little help from his brother

Bulls pull off record comeback in Sheffield Shield

premium_icon Bulls pull off record comeback in Sheffield Shield

Queensland Sheffield Shield skipper Jimmy Peirson has hailed his side’s fightingspirit after a record final-day run chase against Tasmania in Hobart.

India strikes back in explosive sledge war

India strikes back in explosive sledge war

Just when you thought we were in for a well-mannered summer, a fired up India has come out swinging after claiming victory in the First Test.

Unanswered questions: What do we do with Finch?

premium_icon Unanswered questions: What do we do with Finch?

We go again. The second Test starts in Perth on Friday, at a new stadium, on a new wicket but what does it look like for the Australian team which needs a win to...

Craddock: Rotten batting roots exposed by ugly statistic

premium_icon Craddock: Rotten batting roots exposed by ugly statistic

Hidden behind the plaudits which came with a rousing last day finish lay the sobering statistic that said everything about Australia’s potholed road ahead.

Warne wants Stoinis, Marsh wants Marsh

Warne wants Stoinis, Marsh wants Marsh

Shane Warne reveals the player he’d drop to make way for Marcus Stoinis while Mitch Marsh is hopeful of a recall despite a Shield shocker.

Mon 10 Dec 2018

Player ratings: He could have been a national hero

premium_icon Player ratings: He could have been a national hero

Who starred and who flopped as Australia came within whiskers of staging a remarkable fourth-innings run chase against India in Adelaide.

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