Cricket

Thu 13 Jun 2019

Secret weapon in Australia’s Cup defence

premium_icon Secret weapon in Australia’s Cup defence

From being on the brink of being axed, to emerging as the secret World Cup weapon — Australia has capitalised on an underrated Aaron Finch trait.

Australia tackles tricky selection conundrum

premium_icon Australia tackles tricky selection conundrum

Australia face a selection debate with the ongoing injury to all-rounder Marcus Stoinis. Can they go into another World Cup clash with an unbalanced side?

Emotional Warner breaks silence on suspension

Emotional Warner breaks silence on suspension

Australian cricketer David Warner has spoken publicly for the first time about his 12-month suspension because of the ball-tampering scandal.

Wed 12 Jun 2019

Marsh ‘can win you a World Cup’

premium_icon Marsh ‘can win you a World Cup’

Mitchell Marsh can complete an incredible career comeback if given the chance in the UK, according to one of the best cricket minds in the country.

Maxwell locates Warner’s kryptonite

Maxwell locates Warner’s kryptonite

Glenn Maxwell says the World Cup has exposed a slice of David Warner’s kryptonite as the Aussie opener battles through an English summer.

‘Could’ve punched him’: The WC masterclass that changed Roy’s life

‘Could’ve punched him’: The WC masterclass that changed Roy’s...

No one expected Andrew Symonds to be at the 2003 World Cup. Not even the man himself, who recalled his career-defining century against Pakistan at the event.

Lanning celebrates historic moment for WBBL

premium_icon Lanning celebrates historic moment for WBBL

A revamped Women’s Big Bash League schedule will help transform the competition into the world’s “premier” Twenty20 tournament.

Heat re-sign WBBL gun

premium_icon Heat re-sign WBBL gun

The Brisbane Heat has beaten off a host of rivals to secure dynamic all-rounder Grace Harris for the Women’s Big Bash League later this year.

Hazlewood raring to go after simple tweak

premium_icon Hazlewood raring to go after simple tweak

The silver lining of missing World Cup selection for Aussie bowling ace Josh Hazlewood was to spend time doing something ultra important for the longevity of his...

Aussies cop injury blow, Marsh gets SOS

premium_icon Aussies cop injury blow, Marsh gets SOS

Australia has been forced into a reshuffle for their match against Pakistan after Marcus Stoinis was ruled out with a side strain.

World Cup star out as another faces axe

World Cup star out as another faces axe

As Australia consider controversially dropping Nathan Coulter-Nile for their match with Pakistan, another star’s World Cup is in doubt.

Tue 11 Jun 2019

Langer won’t stray from batting plan

premium_icon Langer won’t stray from batting plan

Australia’s loss to India hasn’t shaken Justin Langer who is “really confident” with their batting game plan heading into the crucial clash against Pakistan.

Versatile Carey a real keeper

premium_icon Versatile Carey a real keeper

Alex Carey has been tasked with extinguishing wildly different fires with his bat at the World Cup, and Australia’s quiet achiever has stepped up each time.

What’s wrong with Davie Warner?

premium_icon What’s wrong with Davie Warner?

For the second match in a row, David Warner’s run making has been at odds with his reputation as one of the most explosive batsmen on the planet.

World record bid taunting Cup batsmen

premium_icon World record bid taunting Cup batsmen

The hype over a 500-run innings in the World Cup is building with one high-profile Pom backing Australia to achieve the task on Wednesday night.

Washout saves South Africa from wipe-out

Washout saves South Africa from wipe-out

South Africa’s World Cup losing streak has come to an end, and the result leaves the Proteas in with a chance of qualifying for the semi-finals.

Mon 10 Jun 2019

Aussies deny fresh ball-tampering claims

Aussies deny fresh ball-tampering claims

Australian captain Aaron Finch was forced to defend Adam Zampa after television cameras focused on something in his pocket.

Kohli’s classy Smith gesture silences savage fans

premium_icon Kohli’s classy Smith gesture silences savage fans

As a wild horde of India fans greeted Steve Smith with chants of “cheat, cheat, cheat” on The Oval boundary, the former Australia skipper found a powerful ally.

Moment Barty blew the Heat away

premium_icon Moment Barty blew the Heat away

When Ash Barty first showed up to Brisbane Heat training, coach Andy Richards thought it was “a bit of a laugh”. But what she did next left him stunned.

‘Haunted’ Aussies’ 20-year streak snapped

‘Haunted’ Aussies’ 20-year streak snapped

Australia needed a record score to beat India but left it all too late as the loss ended the Aussies incredible streak dating back more than 20 years.

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