Cricket

Fri 24 May 2019

Factions, frictions and a failure waiting to happen

premium_icon Factions, frictions and a failure waiting to happen

Sri Lankan cricket appears so dysfunctional at present that the 1996 champions may have sabotaged their chances of mounting any sort of World Cup challenge.

Captain responds to alarming Warner report

Captain responds to alarming Warner report

Aussie skipper Aaron Finch has straight-batted questions surrounding reports of security fears for David Warner and his family in England.

Thu 23 May 2019

Nine clarifies Slater’s World Cup gig

Nine clarifies Slater’s World Cup gig

Channel 9 has moved to explain the role Aussie cricket star Michael Slater will play in its World Cup coverage after he was booted from a Qantas flight

Smith stars as Aussies win tour opener

Smith stars as Aussies win tour opener

Australia has begun its UK tour in fine fashion, beating the West Indies comfortably in an unofficial practice match in Southampton

Aussie’s sickening World Cup scare

Aussie’s sickening World Cup scare

Usman Khawaja went to hospital after copping a horror blow in Australia’s win over the West Indies in a World Cup warm-up match.

Wed 22 May 2019

‘To this day, the loudest fart I’ve heard’

‘To this day, the loudest fart I’ve heard’

Like one of his famous teammates, English cricket star Jimmy Anderson certainly didn’t hold back when writing the book on his career

The leap, catch and legend that shook the 2007 World Cup

premium_icon The leap, catch and legend that shook the 2007 World Cup

With six associate nations at the 2007 World Cup, fans took to Bermudan man-mountain Dwayne Leverock, who made the earth shake with a sensational catch

Proof Smith could be in for a massive World Cup

premium_icon Proof Smith could be in for a massive World Cup

Steve Smith was in a hurry to ditch his bat and pads but it wasn’t because he had enough as Sam Landsberger observed during an impressive training session.

Botham: Warner won't handle what Barmy Army has planned

premium_icon Botham: Warner won't handle what Barmy Army has planned

Sir Ian Botham says David Warner is the target of many Barmy Army songs for the World Cup and doesn’t think the Australian will cope well with the sledging.

Tue 21 May 2019

Spinner Ali tells Barmy Army: play nice with Warner, Smith

premium_icon Spinner Ali tells Barmy Army: play nice with Warner, Smith

The Barmy Army appears to have heeded English spinner Moeen Ali’s advice to go easy on the "cheating Aussies" abuse

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