Clarke acknowledges the crowd (photo: from thepeptalk.com.au)
For all the rubbishing of Australia over their disastrous defeat at the hands of England at Trent Bridge, Michael Clarke has been at the centre of it in many ways.
The on-field leader, Clarke demands and takes responsibility for his now former charges, as of the end of the Ashes series. Continue reading
Preparation is key. Even more so for Australia’s line-up of pace bowlers as the Ashes series in England draws closer.
Some have already cemented their places with some fine performances over the past six months, Ryan Harris included. Continue reading
What we saw across the months of July and August was highly thrilling cricket, yet laced with controversy.
The Ashes provided the ground, TV and radio audiences with some super displays of batting and bowling, along with some very dubious decisions and skill errors. Continue reading
Darren Lehmann (image from Fox Sports)
Australian cricket is getting a makeover. No, the logo has not changed. Instead, the coach has.
Darren Lehmann was last Monday instated as the new national coach, replacing Mickey Arthur. A good choice as a new coach? Certainly. Under controversial circumstances? Yes. Continue reading
David Warner, 2012, currently out of favour with the Aussie side (photo mine)
What is currently going right with the Australian team?
The answer is, not much. And with the Ashes less than three weeks away, questions are burning hot as to whether the squad will be up to the challenge against England.
Granted, those who come in to the test side means that the line-up becomes different to the recently completed Champions Trophy; but it does not change the fact that, on current form, Australia is falling behind the stronger teams in world cricket. Continue reading
QLD Bull Ryan Harris, Feb 2013 (photo mine)
Cricket is in the blood of all Australians. It’s our summer sport; we play it in the backyard, at a BBQ, on the street, on a field, anywhere we can find space.
For that matter, we become so engrossed in it, we can’t turn away.
Welcome to a list of 10 moments I have compiled (with the help of some Twitter discussion) of Australian cricket moments of the 21st century. They are not listed in any particular order. Continue reading
The Australian cricket summer took a series of unexpected twists and turns. From the series loss to South Africa, to the Aussies losing several pace bowlers to injury, it was a long and toiling summer.
Two players who stood the test of summer were Phil Hughes and Peter Siddle. The battler and the workhorse were prime indications of players who had worked hard to prepare themselves for the test (and in Hughes’ case, the one-day) series. Continue reading