Category: Cricket

Would Mark Taylor have made a good CA chairman?

Malcolm Speed, former CEO of Cricket Australia, has suggested Mark Taylor take over as chairman from David Peever. Taylor ruled himself out of any such position but it made me wonder – what sort of Cricket Australia chairman would he have made? Like most cricket fans, I loved Taylor as a player and a captain. […]

Australia vs South Africa first ODI start time: Date, venue, squads, broadcast information

The long-awaited rematch between Australia and South Africa – after their infamous Test series earlier this year – is set to begin with the first ODI at 2:20pm (AEDT) on Sunday, November 4. Australia’s 2018-19 season started in rough fashion, with a 1-0 Test series loss and a 3-0 T20 whitewash against Pakistan in the […]

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 […]