Cricket

Sun 15 Dec 2019

Spin king’s warning on SuperCoach big guns

Spin king’s warning on SuperCoach big guns

Marcus Stoinis and D’Arcy Short cost more than $500,000 of your $2 million SuperCoach BBL budget. But spin king Shane Warne is investing in both.

Lyon’s Perth record is Aussies’ ace in the hole

Lyon’s Perth record is Aussies’ ace in the hole

Joe Burns is backing Nathan Lyon to emulate his heroics against India last summer at Perth Stadium and bowl Australia to victory against New Zealand.

NZ have the fighting spirit to make historic run chase

NZ have the fighting spirit to make historic run chase

Ross Taylor believes this New Zealand team has the fighting qualities to chase down a world record fourth innings total to beat Australia in Perth.

Smith brings in old teammate Boucher to coach South Africa

Smith brings in old teammate Boucher to coach South Africa

New Cricket South Africa director Graeme Smith has overseen the appointment of former teammate Mark Boucher as coach of South Africa on a four-year deal.

Ponting: Pattinson a must for Boxing Day Test

Ponting: Pattinson a must for Boxing Day Test

Ricky Ponting believes hometown hero James Pattinson is the man to replace the injured Josh Hazlewood if he is ruled out of the Boxing Day Test.

Craddock: Burns deserves to make it sixth-time lucky

premium_icon Craddock: Burns deserves to make it sixth-time lucky

Joe Burns has been dropped from the Test side five times and fought his way back to partner David Warner. R.

Sat 14 Dec 2019

Paine opts against follow-on after Starc skittles Kiwis

Paine opts against follow-on after Starc skittles Kiwis

Mitchell Starc has claimed his third five-wicket haul in seven pink-ball Tests to have New Zealand all out for 166 and trailing Australia by 250 in Perth

Fri 13 Dec 2019

Fire breaks out near Test venue

Fire breaks out near Test venue

Firefighters have had to scramble to tackle a fire across the road from Perth's Optus Stadium, where Australia and NZ are doing battle in the first Test

World reacts to ‘insane’ Smith screamer

World reacts to ‘insane’ Smith screamer

First Test, day 2 wrap: Steve Smith has once again melted minds around the world with yet another athletic feat that defies belief

Ponting reveals key ingredient driving Australia’s success

Ponting reveals key ingredient driving Australia’s success

Ricky Ponting believes the strong relationships being forged in the current squad are a sign that the best is yet to come for this Australian team.

The decade’s 10 best innings by an Aussie

premium_icon The decade’s 10 best innings by an Aussie

From Ricky Ponting’s farewell double ton to Steve Smith’s triumphant return to the Test arena after a 12-month ban

Labuschagne reveals his secret weapon is bubblegum

Labuschagne reveals his secret weapon is bubblegum

Marnus Labuschagne’s rise to world beating batsman has coincided with the simple use of bubblegum to help him get into the contest and relax between balls.

The magic of Marnus knows no bounds

premium_icon The magic of Marnus knows no bounds

By now, we realise Marnus Labuschagne is capable of special things. But there’s one statistic which reminds us just how purple his patch of form is.

Freakish prediction in 81-year Aussie first

Freakish prediction in 81-year Aussie first

Australia was hoping Steve Smith would be the man the nation could rely on but the most unlikely star has taken the mantle — and run with it.

Thu 12 Dec 2019

Aussies in strife as Warner falls to all-time screamer

Aussies in strife as Warner falls to all-time screamer

Joe Burns out after failing to review LBW decision. David Warner falls to spectacular caught and bowled.

Write them off at your peril

premium_icon Write them off at your peril

New Zealand great Ian Smith expects the Black Caps to win at least one Test and possibly the series, writes Phil Dillon

Smith named South Africa’s director of cricket

Smith named South Africa’s director of cricket

Former South African skipper Graeme Smith has been announced as director of cricket on a three-month deal.

Labuschagne not moving even for Steve Smith

Labuschagne not moving even for Steve Smith

Australia’s latest batting sensation Marnus Labuschagne is great friends with Steve Smith, but he won’t be giving back the No.3 spot he has made his own.

SCG set to bid to join pink ball revolution

SCG set to bid to join pink ball revolution

SCG Trust chairman Tony Shepherd is interested in the prospect of the Sydney Cricket Ground hosting a day-night Test match in the coming seasons.

Note a sign women’s cricket has arrived

Note a sign women’s cricket has arrived

Women’s Big Bash League star Suzie Bates received an unexpected note after Sunday’s final in Brisbane that warms the heart.

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