Spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman took five wickets as Afghanistan on Monday fired a warning to their rivals in the Twenty20 World Cup with a 130-run rout of Scotland.
A controversial US capital venture fund and an Indian tycoon bid more than $AUD2.1 billion dollars between them to set up two new teams in the Indian Premier League, the world’s richest cricket tournament.
The addition of Ben Stokes to England’s Ashes squad will lift Joe Root’s men and cause even the most confident of Australians to suffer a few sleepless nights
He’s back! The ginger-haired miracle-maker, the swaggering game-changer, the un-stoppered bottle of pungent cologne that promises the world with a single whiff. Yes, against all the odds, England will be drenched in eau de Ben Stokes during the Ashes this winter, and a little goes a very long way.
Stokes has spent much of the summer bedding down, after stepping away from cricket to prioritise his mental health and to rest a left index finger that had been plaguing him since he broke it playing for the Rajasthan Royals in the first part of the IPL in the spring. There were hopes that he might return, but none of his England teammates seemed to dare to dream, they just wanted him well.Continue reading...
West Australian Test veteran Shaun Marsh wound back the clock in miserable conditions on Monday to crush South Australia’s hopes of avenging last month’s Marsh Cup loss.
Former Aussie test wicket-keeper Brad Haddin summed up the Ben Stokes selection bombshell news aptly: “And now the theatre begins.”
Ben Stokes is coming to Australia.
- Stokes had taken break to ‘prioritise mental wellbeing’
- All-rounder fit again after surgery on index finger
Ben Stokes has been added to the England men’s Test squad for the Ashes tour and says he is “ready for Australia” after taking a break from cricket.
The Durham all-rounder has been given the all-clear to resume training following a second operation on a fractured left index finger and will join the squad on the 4 November.Continue reading...
It’s now or never for Australia’s openers, including captain Aaron Finch, against Sri Lanka, according to Brendon Julian.
Changing conditions at the T20 World Cup could demand significant team changes and the prospect every member of Australia’s 15-man squad could get a game.
Virat Kohli has shot down suggestions India took Pakistan lightly, after the cricket heavyweights lost their first match to their biggest rivals in T20 cricket.
Captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan smashed unbeaten half-centuries as Pakistan crushed India by 10 wickets on Monday morning (AEDT) to register their first win over their arch rivals in a Twenty20 World Cup.
Captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan smashed unbeaten half-centuries as Pakistan crushed India by 10 wickets to register their first win over their arch rivals in a Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday.
In Australia, you don’t so much pick an XI as fill gaps around those who aren’t allowed to be left out
When it comes to having a cricket philosophy, Australia’s is marked by a deep stubbornness on any number of matters that, depending on the case, can range from endearing to aggravating. At its best, it reflects loyalty, determination, self-belief; at its worst, hierarchical obeisance and damaging inflexibility. At its core is a belief in the exceptionalism of its players.
Getting overly technical or detailed with tactics or selection is treated as emasculatory. Even worse if other nations have set the lead, given their cricket is to Australians naturally inferior. The mindset is explicable given the decades of Australia winning in bulk, to the point that it no longer mattered whether it happened because of or in spite of the prevailing attitude – the correlation was deemed causative enough.Continue reading...
Several players from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are set to be scrutinised by the match referee after a heated verbal and, at times, physical confrontation during the teams’ T20 World Cup clash.
Sophie Devine has continued to make Aussie selectors wish she’d have been born on this side of the ditch.