Category: Cricket

Eighth time’s the charm?

The South Africans have always made their presence felt at cricket’s premier event – the 50 over World Cup. Right from their inaugural tournament in Australia way back in 1992, the team from the Rainbow Nation has seldom failed to make an impact at the quadrennial event. In their first outing itself they made it […]

Uber-flat English pitches would mar World Cup

Pakistan just became the first team in ODI history to score 340-plus in three consecutive innings, yet still lost all of those matches in England. That’s how insanely batting-friendly English conditions have become in ODIs. Despite not having a dominant batting line-up Pakistan have still piled up massive scores of 361, 358 and 341 so […]

BBL|08 season preview: Adelaide Strikers

The Big Bash defending champions are back to defend their crown, and the Adelaide Strikers have a great chance of doing just that. After a history of failing to perform in – and in some cases make – the finals, the Strikers were stronger than ever last year under coach Jason Gillespie, finishing second, knocking […]

Australia vs India: Second Test preview and prediction

Australia will be desperate to turn things around in the second match of their series against India when the sides head to Perth for the first ever Test at Optus Stadium. The hosts were outplayed during the first Test in Adelaide. While the final margin of victory might have only read 31 runs, they were […]

Big Bash League full squads update: Every player for BBL|08

The Big Bash League is under a week away, so there’s no better time to get up to speed on who’ll be playing at which club in 2018-19. With an extended 59-match season set to extend into the middle of February, there is more cricket than you could poke a stick at, but whether it’s […]

Seven months in, what’s the verdict on Justin Langer?

Justin Langer was fast-tracked into the Australian coaching role over seven months ago now, so in the professional world of modern-day cricket, a job appraisal seems slightly overdue. Admittedly, the Aussies are in the middle of a series right now, but the cricket never really stops these days anyway, so a quick analysis now seems […]

Do Australian cricket fans really understand Virat Kohli?

If anecdotal expressions of dislike towards Virat Kohli are an accurate reflection of broader Australia’s attitude towards him, the Indian captain is potentially the most hated person in the country right now. Perhaps even more so after his team completed a resilient and resolute victory at Adelaide Oval on Monday. For many, it was another […]

Maxwell to chase Ashes spot by turning back on IPL

Australia duo Glenn Maxwell and Joe Burns have signed for Lancashire as overseas players for the 2019 County Championship season. Lancashire have signed Australians Joe Burns and Glenn Maxwell as overseas players for the 2019 season. Queensland opener Burns will be available for 10 of the team’s County Championship Division Two fixtures. All-rounder Maxwell can […]

Glenn Maxwell set to captain Stars in BBL

Mercurial Australian ODI and T20 all-rounder Glenn Maxwell will take over as captain of the Melbourne Stars for the eighth edition of the BBL. The 30-year-old replaces fast bowler John Hastings, who held the role last season but had signed with the Sydney Sixers before a rare lung condition forced him into retirement. Maxwell, who […]

Two ‘Honest Johns’ rise above the pack for the Cricket Australia chair

As Cricket Australia lurches from one chaotic moment to another, two former Prime Ministers in John Howard (79), and Sir John Major (75) loom as saviours. Both have enjoyed a lifelong love affair with the grand old game. They’re known as cricket tragics – and both are readily recognised as proven leaders at the highest […]