Category: Cricket

Pakistan vs Australia: Live streaming, TV channel, start time for cricket 2nd test in Abu Dhabi

PAKISTAN are back in action and aiming to put a disappointing Asian Cup campaign behind them. The Shaheen were knocked out of the Super Four against Bangladesh but are in good test form and earned a credible draw in the first test against the Aussies. Pakistan return to test cricket action as they host Australia […]

Australia on the brink of something special in UAE

Australia achieved something significant by drawing the first Test against Pakistan but starting today they have a chance to do something truly special – win a Test series in Asia. Since Australia’s golden era ended a decade ago, they quite incredibly have won just three out of 24 Tests in Asia and, for a long […]

Pakistan vs Australia: Second Test preview and prediction

After Australia grimly held on for a draw in Dubai, it has set up a winner-takes-all battle in Abu Dhabi for the second Test of their series in the United Arab Emirates against Pakistan. This being a two-Test series put extra significance on what Australia’s batsmen were able to do during Day 5 of the […]

Expect fireworks between Hohns and Langer around the selection table

Chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns and Australian cricket coach Justin Langer are two very strong-willed men. With Hohns’ track record over 15 years of ending careers well-documented, and Langer’s track record of strongly supporting anything Western Australian, there’s bound to be conflict over selections. And it may well need the calming influence of Greg Chappell, […]

Pakistan vs Australia first Test start time: Date, venue, squads, broadcast information

Australia will embark on their first Test tour since the ball-tampering scandal six months ago as they travel to the United Arab Emirates to play Pakistan. The first Test is set down for the Dubai International Stadium, with the first ball at 5pm (AEDT) on Sunday, October 7. Should the match require all five days, […]

Paine confirms three debutants for first Test

Australian captain Tim Paine has confirmed there’ll be three debutants named in the XI for the first Test against Pakistan, which starts on Sunday. Aaron Finch, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne will all make their Test debuts for Australia in what is an inexperienced squad. There was talk of a fourth debutant, but Michael Neser […]

Pakistan vs Australia: First Test preview and prediction

After a six-month hiatus, the Australian team will be back playing Test cricket as they travel to the United Arab Emirates for a tough two-Test series against Pakistan. While all the focus is rightly on the Australian team heading into the series, their opponents are less than settled and it’s shaping up as an intriguing […]

Australian women looking for series whitewash

The Australian women’s cricket team have started the international summer with a bang, winning their first two matches in their T20 ODI series against New Zealand. That means that the Aussies have managed to seal the series before the final game for the first time in a T20 series since 2012 against the Kiwis. The […]

In Prithvi Shaw, have India unearthed the next Gavaskar or Tendulkar?

Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and Prithvi Shaw: pocket-rocket Indian batsmen standing just 165 centimetres tall, but huge on talent. Sunil Gavaskar was the first Test batsman to crack the 10,000-run barrier, Sachin Tendulkar the leading Test run-getter with 15,921 and 51 Test centuries, and yesterday Prithvi Shaw became the youngest Indian to score a Test […]

Finch as a Test opener is a mistake

Aaron Finch averages only 18 as an opening batsman in the Sheffield Shield yet Australia surprisingly are set to play him at the top of the order in the first Test against Pakistan which starts on Sunday. Finch looks certain to make his Test debut in Dubai but it won’t be in the middle order […]