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Fri 16 Aug 2019

Warner's flop sours great Aussie bowling effort

premium_icon Warner's flop sours great Aussie bowling effort

Australia’s fast start to the second Ashes test was slowed by Jonny Bairstow’s half-century that pushed England to 258 all out.

Thu 15 Aug 2019

The happy accident of Tim Paine’s captaincy

premium_icon The happy accident of Tim Paine’s captaincy

He rose to the office out of a dark period in Australian cricket, but Tim Paine has proved himself much more than a safe pair of hands.

Ageless appeal of Nathan Lyon

premium_icon Ageless appeal of Nathan Lyon

Nathan Lyon’s journey from apprentice groundskeeper to one of the world’s elite cricketers can be attributed to one key attribute above his natural talent.

Why Langer parked Starc for Lord’s Test

premium_icon Why Langer parked Starc for Lord’s Test

Day one of the second Ashes Test has been washed out but when play begins it is Josh Hazlewood and not Mitch Starc who will bowl and this is why.

The Rock heartbroken by cricket tragedy

The Rock heartbroken by cricket tragedy

One of the world’s most famous actors has been left heartbroken but inspired by the personal stories of Test greats Glenn McGrath and Andrew Strauss.

Rain ruins opening day at Lord's

Rain ruins opening day at Lord's

Day one of the second Ashes Test was a complete washout as rain frustrated both camps with its first significant impact on this series.

Wed 14 Aug 2019

Smith one-liner embarrasses England

Smith one-liner embarrasses England

Steve Smith humiliated England with his bat in the first Ashes Test and he did the same thing with his tongue, according to a cricket legend.

Tue 13 Aug 2019

Eyes have it: Langer says Warner’s Ashes fire is back

premium_icon Eyes have it: Langer says Warner’s Ashes fire is back

Despite a double failure at Edgbaston, Australia coach Justin Langer has looked David Warner in the eye and is convinced the opener is his old self again.

Archer laughs off Langer’s Ashes doubts

premium_icon Archer laughs off Langer’s Ashes doubts

England rookie Jofra Archer has warned Australia coach Justin Langer not to underestimate him ahead of his Test debut at Lord’s.

MCC ignores Punter’s plea for neutral umpires

premium_icon MCC ignores Punter’s plea for neutral umpires

The MCC cricket committee has played down calls for neutral umpires to be replaced in Test cricket despite widespread criticism throughout first Ashes Test.

Mon 12 Aug 2019

Bancroft battling with Ashes pressure

Bancroft battling with Ashes pressure

The weight of expectation and the barbs of the England fans over his role in the ball-tampering saga have Cameron Bancroft wound up.

Revealed: Quirky root of Smith’s batting genius

premium_icon Revealed: Quirky root of Smith’s batting genius

A leading performance psychology has revealed there is in fact method behind the madness.

No chance of Aussie attack going down hill at Lord’s

premium_icon No chance of Aussie attack going down hill at Lord’s

Pat Cummins insists that, such is his form, he’d fancy his chances on any deck.

Aussie golden boy’s incredible revival

Aussie golden boy’s incredible revival

The rise and rise of Pat Cummins has been extraordinary, beating the odds to go from injury-plagued prodigy to Ashes matchwinner.

Sun 11 Aug 2019

REPLAY: Strike League T20 series weekend two

premium_icon REPLAY: Strike League T20 series weekend two

Watch the exclusive replays of the Strike League T20 matches here.

Aussies know they can ‘win from anywhere’

premium_icon Aussies know they can ‘win from anywhere’

Michael Kasprowicz not surprised the Aussies rallied from a seemingly hopeless position at Edgbaston to make an Ashes statement.

Fri 9 Aug 2019

Proteas’ ‘one of a kind’ legend announces retirement

Proteas’ ‘one of a kind’ legend announces retirement

South Africa’s Hashim Amla has announced his retirement from international cricket, bringing the curtain down on one of the country’s leading batting careers

Vegemite sledge creates ‘international incident’

Vegemite sledge creates ‘international incident’

A full-page ad in the UK press has sparked a “diplomatic incident” as Vegemite took on England with a cheeky Ashes message.

‘I’m getting better and better’: Hazlewood's Ashes warning

‘I’m getting better and better’: Hazlewood's Ashes warning

Josh Hazlewood has moved himself into the box seat for a recall if selectors rejig Australia’s attack for the second Test

Scott Morrison slams CA’s new transgender policy

premium_icon Scott Morrison slams CA’s new transgender policy

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has weighed into the debate around Cricket Australia’s new transgender policy, saying the governing body has taken a “sledgehammer” to...

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