Cricket

Wed 13 Nov 2019

Lyon aiming to put end to horror record

Lyon aiming to put end to horror record

Australian spinner Nathan Lyon’s Test record against Pakistan is his worst against any nation, but he’s looking to conquer his final hurdle this summer.

Why Australian cricket needs Pucovski - and needs him now

premium_icon Why Australian cricket needs Pucovski - and needs him now

The science of Test selection goes beyond the immediate numbers. Will Pucovski offers rejuvenation. The case for his inclusion is now beyond compelling.

Vics tyro announces himself with stunning debut knock

premium_icon Vics tyro announces himself with stunning debut knock

Still just 17-years-old, Victoria’s Jake Fraser-McGurk struck a thrilling half century on Sheffield Shield debut at the MCG to serve notice of his talent.

It’s alive! Bright signs for MCG Test

premium_icon It’s alive! Bright signs for MCG Test

Fans expecting a docile MCG wicket on Boxing Day might want to think again as the opening day of Victoria’s Shield clash served up a tantalising prospect.

Aussie first Test XI: every selection dilemma answered

premium_icon Aussie first Test XI: every selection dilemma answered

Our cricket writers explain their picks for the Gabba. Tell them why they’re wrong (or right if you like) and select your own XI.

‘Unlikely’: Aussie saviour shuts down Test return

‘Unlikely’: Aussie saviour shuts down Test return

He was the only Australian player to fire a shot against Pakistan in the key warm-up fixture, but forgotten man Cameron Bancroft reckons he’s no chance of a Test...

Tue 12 Nov 2019

‘Embarrassing’: Test hopefuls flop with careers on line

‘Embarrassing’: Test hopefuls flop with careers on line

The country’s brittle batting stocks have been exposed by Pakistan’s attack after the tourists ripped through Australia A’s Test hopefuls.

Smith tunes up for home Test return with ‘grinding’ century

premium_icon Smith tunes up for home Test return with ‘grinding’ century

Steve Smith proved once more his passion for occupying the crease, visibly annoyed when given out for 103 on a dubious call in NSW’s Shield clash with WA.

‘Dismayed’ Smith storms off SCG

‘Dismayed’ Smith storms off SCG

Aussie star Steve Smith was “mystified” and let the world know about it after he was controversially dismissed in the Sheffield Shield.

Hussey: Pakistan star who’s joined Smith, Kohli level

premium_icon Hussey: Pakistan star who’s joined Smith, Kohli level

Australian great Michael Hussey addresses the elephant in the room ahead of the Test summer: cricket has a new batsman to challenge Steve Smith and Virat Kohli.

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