Cricket

Sat 23 Jan 2021

Phone call that brought Australia to its knees

Phone call that brought Australia to its knees

A phone call five months before the series even started was the genesis for India outsmarting the Aussies on their home turf.

Big stink as BBL takes another awful turn

Big stink as BBL takes another awful turn

Sydney Sixers batsman Moises Henriques was the victim of yet another BBL umpiring howler during Friday’s clash with the Sydney Thunder.

Cricket asks to jump vaccine queue ahead of tour

Premium Content Cricket asks to jump vaccine queue ahead of tour

With South Africa deemed a ‘very high risk’ country, Cricket Australia has fired off a formal request to the Federal Government to have players vaccinated.

Fri 22 Jan 2021

Cricket stars fire back at ‘petty’ ScoMo

Cricket stars fire back at ‘petty’ ScoMo

Scott Morrison labelled Cricket Australia’s decision to rebrand the BBL on Australia Day as “pretty ordinary” but cricket stars have hit back.

Chappell calls out captaincy double standard

Chappell calls out captaincy double standard

Ian Chappell has weighed in as Australia’s captaincy debate turns ugly, and he’s filthy about a glaring issue concerning Tim Paine’s successor.

Solution to Big Bash howlers on the way

Premium Content Solution to Big Bash howlers on the way

Cricket Australia concedes the standard of umpiring in the Big Bash has prompted a call on the use of technology to eliminate inexcusable decisions.

Troubling detail in incredible cricket image

Troubling detail in incredible cricket image

An Indian hero was treated like royalty after returning home from Australia, but not everything about his arrival was worth cheering for.

Thu 21 Jan 2021

Aussies must learn from India to fix shattered morale

Premium Content Aussies must learn from India to fix shattered morale

The reality for Australia at the end of a Test series is their best squad threw their best punch – and they got knocked by a team forced to rely on net bowlers.

‘Pretty ordinary’: PM slams Aus Day move

‘Pretty ordinary’: PM slams Aus Day move

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has lashed out at Cricket Australia over its decision to rebrand the Big Bash League on Australia Day.

Seven lessons brave Indians taught Australia

Premium Content Seven lessons brave Indians taught Australia

They stormed the Gabbatoir, decimated by injury, and left with an epic Test series win. Now Australia must learn from India’s heroic efforts.

The people have spoken - Tim Paine’s got to go

Premium Content The people have spoken - Tim Paine’s got to go

As support for Tim Paine to remain as Australia’s Test captain wanes, one former selector says there’s a major problem should he be replaced.

Star Aussie trio unceremoniously axed

Star Aussie trio unceremoniously axed

A rough week for our cricketers got worse overnight as three superstars were given the chop by their IPL franchises.

Cricket’s big change to Australia Day bonanza

Premium Content Cricket’s big change to Australia Day bonanza

Cricket fans will notice a big change to the BBL bonanza planned for Australia Day — one Cricket Australia hopes will make the game more inclusive.

Wed 20 Jan 2021

Shane Warne wants Aussie heads to roll

Shane Warne wants Aussie heads to roll

Last time India won in Australia there was no David Warner or Steve Smith. This time there are no excuses, and people have to pay.

Tue 19 Jan 2021

World stunned by extraordinary feat

World stunned by extraordinary feat

The cricket world is rubbing its eyes in disbelief after India pulled off a miracle that left legends of the sport searching for superlatives.

Battered, broken and never beaten: India’s bravest warrior

Premium Content Battered, broken and never beaten: India’s bravest warrior

He was hit on the hand and shoulder, drilled in the ribs and dropped by a bouncer that struck his helmet in one of the most courageous innings of all time.

Confidence-crushed: How we lost the unlosable Test

Premium Content Confidence-crushed: How we lost the unlosable Test

Make no mistake, this was a Test series Australia should never have lost. Serious questions must be asked from top to bottom.

Warne, Gilchrist call out Paine’s captaincy

Warne, Gilchrist call out Paine’s captaincy

Shane Warne and Adam Gilchrist have delivered a scathing review of the performance of three star Aussie cricketers.

'Biggest hit in BBL history' stuns cricket

'Biggest hit in BBL history' stuns cricket

Fans and commentators have been left gobsmacked by one of the biggest hits you will ever see in a cricket match.

Mon 18 Jan 2021

‘Extraordinary’ shot stuns cricket world

‘Extraordinary’ shot stuns cricket world

A stunning debut performance from Washington Sundar wasn’t enough as the Indian star unleashed one of cricket’s most audacious new shots.

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