Cricket

Wed 13 Nov 2019

Hat-trick gives Bulls chance to save match

premium_icon Hat-trick gives Bulls chance to save match

Victoria were looking comfortable in their Sheffield Shield clash against Queensland. Then Mitch Swepson picked up a hat-trick.

Lyon aiming to put end to horror record

Lyon aiming to put end to horror record

Australian spinner Nathan Lyon’s Test record against Pakistan is his worst against any nation, but he’s looking to conquer his final hurdle this summer.

Why Australian cricket needs Pucovski - and needs him now

premium_icon Why Australian cricket needs Pucovski - and needs him now

The science of Test selection goes beyond the immediate numbers. Will Pucovski offers rejuvenation. The case for his inclusion is now beyond compelling.

Vics tyro announces himself with stunning debut knock

premium_icon Vics tyro announces himself with stunning debut knock

Still just 17-years-old, Victoria’s Jake Fraser-McGurk struck a thrilling half century on Sheffield Shield debut at the MCG to serve notice of his talent.

It’s alive! Bright signs for MCG Test

premium_icon It’s alive! Bright signs for MCG Test

Fans expecting a docile MCG wicket on Boxing Day might want to think again as the opening day of Victoria’s Shield clash served up a tantalising prospect.

Aussie first Test XI: every selection dilemma answered

premium_icon Aussie first Test XI: every selection dilemma answered

Our cricket writers explain their picks for the Gabba. Tell them why they’re wrong (or right if you like) and select your own XI.

‘Unlikely’: Aussie saviour shuts down Test return

‘Unlikely’: Aussie saviour shuts down Test return

He was the only Australian player to fire a shot against Pakistan in the key warm-up fixture, but forgotten man Cameron Bancroft reckons he’s no chance of a Test...

Tue 12 Nov 2019

‘Embarrassing’: Test hopefuls flop with careers on line

‘Embarrassing’: Test hopefuls flop with careers on line

The country’s brittle batting stocks have been exposed by Pakistan’s attack after the tourists ripped through Australia A’s Test hopefuls.

Smith tunes up for home Test return with ‘grinding’ century

premium_icon Smith tunes up for home Test return with ‘grinding’ century

Steve Smith proved once more his passion for occupying the crease, visibly annoyed when given out for 103 on a dubious call in NSW’s Shield clash with WA.

‘Dismayed’ Smith storms off SCG

‘Dismayed’ Smith storms off SCG

Aussie star Steve Smith was “mystified” and let the world know about it after he was controversially dismissed in the Sheffield Shield.

Hussey: Pakistan star who’s joined Smith, Kohli level

premium_icon Hussey: Pakistan star who’s joined Smith, Kohli level

Australian great Michael Hussey addresses the elephant in the room ahead of the Test summer: cricket has a new batsman to challenge Steve Smith and Virat Kohli.

Don’t waste it! Test candidates one shot at glory

premium_icon Don’t waste it! Test candidates one shot at glory

Travis Head is no stranger to pressure and he’ll need to be right on song as Australia A’s Test batting hopefuls will likely only get one bite at the cherry.

Truth behind sickening Ashes moment

Truth behind sickening Ashes moment

England star Jofra Archer has broken his silence over what he was smiling about moments after flooring Steve Smith with a 149km/h bouncer in the Ashes.

Predicted Big Bash teams for opening round

premium_icon Predicted Big Bash teams for opening round

The Big Bash is just over a month away and already teams are taking shape ahead of the ninth edition of the tournament. Here’s how we see each team lining up.

Why Marnus sets the Test bar for Langer

premium_icon Why Marnus sets the Test bar for Langer

State performances are just one part of the Aussie selection process with Justin Langer pinpointing training, personality and technique as other components.

Agar doesn’t fire in Smith torture session

premium_icon Agar doesn’t fire in Smith torture session

Test superstar Steve Smith led the go-slow batting for NSW on a day where West Australian spinner Ashton Agar failed to produce the goods.

A day to remember for Redbacks openers

premium_icon A day to remember for Redbacks openers

South Australia's opening batsmen Jake Weatherald and Henry Hunt piled on a record-breaking 293 runs together in Sheffield Shield clash against Tasmania.

Aussies beware! Pakistan are far from pushovers

Aussies beware! Pakistan are far from pushovers

Pakistan batsmen have cashed in against Australia A in their tour match to send a clear warning that it won’t be all one-way traffic in the Test series.

Mon 11 Nov 2019

Brutal Aussie rejection sparks T20 insanity

Brutal Aussie rejection sparks T20 insanity

Indian quick Deepak Chahar was once told to give the game away by an Aussie legend but the rising star has had the last laugh.

Watson’s crusade to protect Australia’s players

premium_icon Watson’s crusade to protect Australia’s players

New players’ association boss Shane Watson has declared he wants to make mental health his No.1 priority, urging the ACA and Cricket Australia to work together.

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