Cricket

Tue 20 Aug 2019

Look who’s ready to resume his customary position!

premium_icon Look who’s ready to resume his customary position!

It’s only taken Steve Smith three innings to again take the ICC batting rankings by storm with the Aussie superstar pushing hard for top spot.

Risk factor set to keep Smith grounded for Leeds

premium_icon Risk factor set to keep Smith grounded for Leeds

Cricket Australia may not specify a return to play minimum, but their credibility in the new world of concussion management continues to be enhanced.

CA defend doctor’s call to allow Smith to bat

premium_icon CA defend doctor’s call to allow Smith to bat

Cricket Australia have defended the controversial decision of the team’s doctor.

Mon 19 Aug 2019

Changes imminent as Paine’s patience wears thin

premium_icon Changes imminent as Paine’s patience wears thin

The name of Marcus Harris was quick to Tim Paine’s lips followingthe drawn Test at Lord’s, suggesting a possible top-order reshuffle for Australia in third Test

How do Australia fix their trouble at the top?

premium_icon How do Australia fix their trouble at the top?

David Warner and Cameron Bancroft have failed to produce an opening partnership over four innings this Ashes series, and Warner's form is of particular concern.

‘I’m no cheat’: Root defends dubious catch

premium_icon ‘I’m no cheat’: Root defends dubious catch

Marnus Labuschagne’s face left little doubt what he thought after England captain Joe Root claimed a catch to remove the Australian batsman at Lord's.

Viral cricket sensation calls out Archer

Viral cricket sensation calls out Archer

Jofra Archer has been sending down thunderbolts too hot for Australia to handle — but maybe a Romanian would fare better.

‘Total embarrassment’: Ashes eruption

‘Total embarrassment’: Ashes eruption

AN old teammate of Shane Warne has erupted after a dramatic moment on day five of the second Ashes Test cruelled the Aussies.

Smith opens up on sickening blow

Smith opens up on sickening blow

Steve Smith made Test history for an unwanted reason and has spoken for the first time since being concussed by a Jofra Archer bouncer.

Sun 18 Aug 2019

LIVE NOW: Hurricanes V Cyclones in Strike League

premium_icon LIVE NOW: Hurricanes V Cyclones in Strike League

The Strike League week three clash between Hobart Hurricanes and City Cyclones will be live-streamed right here on Sunday from 2:30pm.

Fab four? Root says hello, goodbye to elite status

premium_icon Fab four? Root says hello, goodbye to elite status

Joe Root is often put in the same bracket as Steve Smith, Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson. On this evidence that’s a stretch. That and more from Lord’s.

Ashes scare: Steve Smith floored by sickening neck blow

Ashes scare: Steve Smith floored by sickening neck blow

Lord’s went deathly silent and Steve Smith lay on the turf after copping a sickening blow to his neck during the second Ashes Test.

Sat 17 Aug 2019

Waugh addresses glaring Aussie weakness

Waugh addresses glaring Aussie weakness

Cricket icon Steve Waugh has opened up on the biggest issue staring Australia in the face and threatening to hurt their chances of Ashes success

Fri 16 Aug 2019

Fearless Lyon cracks everyone up

Fearless Lyon cracks everyone up

An England star outed Nathan Lyon’s sharp tongue as the Poms threatened to give as good as they got during the second Ashes Test

Is Bodyline back? Short stuff gets Lord’s crowd fired up

premium_icon Is Bodyline back? Short stuff gets Lord’s crowd fired up

England have vowed to fight fire with fire after the hosts’ batsmen were peppered with a short-ball barrage at Lord’s, with the crowd voicing their displeasure.

Lord's lit up with stunning day of cricket

premium_icon Lord's lit up with stunning day of cricket

Eleven wickets fell on a seesawing day that saw classic catches, shocking drops, brilliant shots and a Dave Warner flop. Relive the moments that mattered.

Warner's flop sours great Aussie bowling effort

premium_icon Warner's flop sours great Aussie bowling effort

Australia’s fast start to the second Ashes test was slowed by Jonny Bairstow’s half-century that pushed England to 258 all out.

Thu 15 Aug 2019

The happy accident of Tim Paine’s captaincy

premium_icon The happy accident of Tim Paine’s captaincy

He rose to the office out of a dark period in Australian cricket, but Tim Paine has proved himself much more than a safe pair of hands.

Ageless appeal of Nathan Lyon

premium_icon Ageless appeal of Nathan Lyon

Nathan Lyon’s journey from apprentice groundskeeper to one of the world’s elite cricketers can be attributed to one key attribute above his natural talent.

Why Langer parked Starc for Lord’s Test

premium_icon Why Langer parked Starc for Lord’s Test

Day one of the second Ashes Test has been washed out but when play begins it is Josh Hazlewood and not Mitch Starc who will bowl and this is why.

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