When the Big Bash League changed to its current format before the commencement of the 2011/2012 Australian season, not much was certain.
There was a litany of changes – state teams became city-based teams, there were overseas imports, and a whole new ball game was born.
Perhaps the biggest story for BBL|04 is the Melbourne Stars signing former England batsman, and now gun-for-hire Kevin Pietersen. The 34-year-old caused a controversy after the news was revealed, with the England Cricket Board reluctant to release him until the release of his book earlier this month. Continue reading
International cricket takes people all over the world, to some amazing places. Jim Maxwell recounted some of his experiences, and working with some commentary big names, to Davis Harrigan
Not many Australian sports commentators could say they have quite the resume that Jim Maxwell has.
From a trainee to sports commentator, and more than 270 test matches to his name, Maxwell has seen Australia and the world from the commentary box, microphone in hand. Continue reading
It is extremely difficult – yet so easy – to understand why India is not setting the world on fire. England trounced them 3-1 in the test series after losing the second test, making them look third-class.
Let’s have a look at India’s numbers in the past 12 months in regards to international matches (Test, ODI and T20I):
26 ODIS (back to the series against Zimbabwe, July-August 2013)
11 Tests (back to the West Indies series in November 2013)
5 Twenty20 Internationals (including 2014 WT20) Continue reading
Alastair Cook‘s facial expression says it all (photo: The Mirror)
After a 95 run drubbing at the hands of India, and having not won any of their last 10 Tests, England are searching for answers that should have come six months ago.
Unfortunately, the management of the situation at the time, the Kevin Pietersen drama included, did not allow for the fresh overhaul that the England Cricket Board and on-field team needed. Continue reading
Australia’s female cricketers returned this week from what was a gutsy and determined World Twenty20 campaign in Bangladesh – and they returned with silverware.
Throughout the course of the tournament, the quality of the performances was high, and the games enthralling. Forget that the crowds were small, or that most overseas viewers could not tune in visually until the semi-finals. Continue reading
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
Matthew Hayden in One Day Colours (photo: The Age)
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
This is the item of equipment in question for LBW (Google Images)
Umpires have, quite possibly, a more demanding job than the players on the field. They wear black pants, white long sleeve shirts, and more often than not are standing still, not moving around like the batsmen and fielders. Continue reading
Cricket: Women’s Ashes: Australia wants to bring the urn home
If you want powerhouse teams in world cricket, Australia and England are two of them. Experience, youth, leadership and talent all account for what will be a quality series.
Welcome to the next instalment of the Women’s Ashes. Rather than play five test matches for a trophy, the squads play one test, three one day internationals and three Twenty20s based on a points system, which works like so: Continue reading
(Source: Sport On A Box)
No, I’m not talking about the players out in the middle – I’m talking about the guys who we hear through our speakers at home for six hours or more a day.
After every ball, during every drinks break, every interval, and the one hour pre-game coverage. It certainly is a lot, and for some, it is too much. Continue reading