The on-field leader, Clarke demands and takes responsibility for his now former charges, as of the end of the Ashes series. Continue reading Clarke’s career beats everything else
After his first test in charge of the Australian test cricket team, Steven Smith showed poise, humour, tenacity, grit, and positivity.
Michael Clarke watched on from his home in Sydney, live tweeting his thoughts about the game. The crowd and audience were glued to the action in earnest and suspense; more so after India were able to post a competitive total with the bat. Continue reading You cannot switch out new for old; cricket is no different
From ball one Pakistan played the Dubai conditions exactly right. Many criticised the defensive mindset of the hosts top order batsmen, but it proved to be the ultimate victory as Australia was crushed by 221 runs.
While Mitchell Johnson’s stumping in the second innings – which left Australia reeling at 9/213 – was said to be lineball, there was very little the tourists could do under the onslaught. Continue reading Cricket: Rearguard action not enough to save average Australia
Raise your hand if you’re excited for the summer of cricket to hit the shores of Australia.
If you did, then the first visitors won’t disappoint; the ever talented South Africa.
Three Twenty20s and five One-Day matches means no long form test matches, but Dale Steyn will come prepared. So will Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers. Continue reading Cricket: Australia v South Africa: time to test the mettle
It started before the first test at the Gabba – but in reality audiences tuned in on November 21, 2013. Never would anyone – even the Australian fans – have picked such an accomplished demolition job of the opposition as the final result. Continue reading Cricket: England’s tour from hell is over
Well, one answer could be nowhere. The experience still exists, but is forgotten amidst the desire to select the brightest prospects as mere “pups”.
Ten years ago, Australia’s test side was comprised of experience, runs and depth. Continue reading Cricket: Where has the notion of “select the experienced” gone?
I don’t want to be one for calling out names, or the media, but there comes a moment when you have to ask how far is too far – especially when it comes to the Spirit of Cricket.
England, in a sense, has been caught off guard with the powerful response from Australian fans after their victory in the 2013 UK Ashes tour. Continue reading Cricket: The Ashes: First the mockery, then the sledging; now the ground?
They both play for the same Big Bash League team, the Hobart Hurricanes. When it comes to the two longer forms of the domestic game, the left-arm and right-arm quick respectively are on opposing sides.
(A focus on his test career)
“He bowls to the left…
He bowls to the rightttttttt
That Mitchell Johnson
His bowling is shite!”
Set a victory target of 299, Australia tumbled from 2-147, after the fall of Usman Khawaja, to 224 all out, losing to England by 74 runs. A grim picture after giving themselves every chance to win their first test of the series. Continue reading Cricket: The Ashes: Fourth Test Breakdown