Cricket

Thu 12 Dec 2019

Kiwis told to go for broke with uncapped quick

premium_icon Kiwis told to go for broke with uncapped quick

Even with spearhead Trent Boult tracking nicely, New Zealand have been urged to take advantage of the Perth wicket and go all guns blazing at Australia.

Wed 11 Dec 2019

Ponting’s adorable first with son

Ponting’s adorable first with son

Australian cricket legend Ricky Ponting ticked two things off his bucket list today, one which fans have been begging for since his retirement.

Williamson goes in to bat for Steve Smith and David Warner

premium_icon Williamson goes in to bat for Steve Smith and David Warner

NZ skipper Kane Williamson has declaring the fallout from Steve Smith and David Warner’s punishment for ball tampering as extreme and unfair

Rise of the blue bloods with top order to die for

premium_icon Rise of the blue bloods with top order to die for

The 2010s brought the end to three of the greatest batsmen of all-time – and the explosion of a new generation more than capable of replacing them.

Aussies stay up late to iron out pink kinks

premium_icon Aussies stay up late to iron out pink kinks

The batting and bowling may have been flawless from the Adelaide pink-ball Test win over Pakistan, but there was one part of Australia’s game of concern.

Why pace obsession is ruining the spin cycle

premium_icon Why pace obsession is ruining the spin cycle

Stephen O’Keefe joins the chorus of concern over Australia’s spinning stocks beyond Nathan Lyon.

Tue 10 Dec 2019

‘Worse than Delhi’: SCG chokes on ‘toxic’ smoke

premium_icon ‘Worse than Delhi’: SCG chokes on ‘toxic’ smoke

NSW's Moises Henriques has opened up on the conditions his team played through to win their Shield clash as a sickening blanket of smoke took hold of the SCG

Swepson spins into Test frame

premium_icon Swepson spins into Test frame

Having falling down the pecking order in the past two seasons, Queenslander spinner Mitchell Swepson has rocketed back into Test reckoning

Plan B needed if MCG can’t deliver Test pitch

premium_icon Plan B needed if MCG can’t deliver Test pitch

Fox Sports has requested a contingency plan from Cricket Australia if the wicket for the Melbourne Test is not up to scratch.

Mon 9 Dec 2019

WBBL champions Heat can get much better: coach

premium_icon WBBL champions Heat can get much better: coach

Heat coach Ashley Noffke, in his first year of three at the helm, relished the campaign.

Smith weighs in on ‘dangerous’ MCG debacle

Smith weighs in on ‘dangerous’ MCG debacle

The MCG’s Boxing Day future is still under a cloud as cricket stars open up on the ground, as well as Cricket Australia taking a swipe.

New Zealand ready to challenge for win says Taylor

New Zealand ready to challenge for win says Taylor

Ross Taylor believes an experienced core of professionals will have New Zealand ready to challenge for their first win on Australian soil in over 30 years.

Joe Burns is hot but not bothered ahead of Perth Test

Joe Burns is hot but not bothered ahead of Perth Test

Sweltering temperatures of around 40 degrees are forecast for Australia’s first Test against New Zealand, but Joe Burns is ready for the conditions.

The best T20 players without a BBL deal

premium_icon The best T20 players without a BBL deal

Lurking on the fringes in Australia’s Premier Cricket competitions are players crying out for an opportunity at the next level. We’ve rated the best of rest.

Bancroft’s leg side curse strikes again in horror summer

Bancroft’s leg side curse strikes again in horror summer

Six from seven: Cameron Bancroft’s leg side curse strikes again in horror summer.

Forgotten Aussie star’s left-field fix for injury hell

premium_icon Forgotten Aussie star’s left-field fix for injury hell

Kurtis Patterson has already had his Test hopes dashed this summer because of a troublesome quad injury – and he’s taking radical steps to overcome that.

Superstar Mooney lauds Brisbane Heat captain Kirby

premium_icon Superstar Mooney lauds Brisbane Heat captain Kirby

Brisbane Heat superstar Beth Mooney has heaped praise on “unflappable’’ captain Kirby Short for her role in leading the Heat to back to back WBBL titles.

Under fire MCG: Hands off our Boxing Day Test

premium_icon Under fire MCG: Hands off our Boxing Day Test

Following Victoria’s abandoned Sheffield Shield clash against Western Australia, the MCC has issued a stern rebuke to critics

Crash: MCG far from the hallowed turf it’s made out to be

premium_icon Crash: MCG far from the hallowed turf it’s made out to be

The MCG is a ground we all love, but that’s part of the problem because romance rules reality. The truth is confronting.

The unlikely Aussie hero who saw off Kiwis’ greatest

premium_icon The unlikely Aussie hero who saw off Kiwis’ greatest

The Kiwis saw him as easy prey. Aussies could only pray for Whitney.

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