Category: featured

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 […]

A sensible conclusion to the Greg Inglis salary cap situation

So South Sydney get a million bucks in salary cap relief following Greg Inglis’ retirement? Sounds about right. Following the former Queensland skipper’s resignation in April, discussion turned – a little too quickly – from a celebration of one of the all-time great careers to what was going to happen with the Rabbitohs’ salary cap. […]

The Warriors are loving Kodi Nikorima and the Broncos are better off without him. Go figure!

There was something about the Broncos versus Roosters clash that led many to believe Brisbane had more than a hope in Hades. I’m not quite sure why, considering the Roosters 8-1 record and the Broncos’ rather questionable recent form. Yet, to their credit, Brisbane lifted and challenged the Roosters from the outset. It was to […]

The players you need to watch this week in the NBA

There are always intriguing matchups in the NBA and this week is no different. Here is a look at the players to take a close eye on based on the teams they’re playing. Chris Paul (Rockets v Lakers – Friday December 14, 12:00 PM AEDT, ESPN) Last season, behind ‘point gods’ James Harden and Chris […]

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 […]

Why the Dragons signing Corey Norman is a mistake

When Corey Norman was released by the Parramatta Eels to sign with the St George Illawarra Dragons, many Saints fans raised their eyebrows, here’s why. Firstly, he is known for many off field dramas throughout his career. In 2016 he had a night out at the Star Casino, involved in drug use, filming inappropriate content […]

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 […]

Behind the barriers: Five bets for Thursday December 13

Good meetings across the board on Thursday, where my main focus is at Coffs Harbour and Warrnambool. Here are my five plays for the afternoon. Bet One- Each Way- Warrnambool Race One Number 5 Sandman Concede the Weir horse is the one to beat, but this bloke looks silly overs. On debut for Mark Greig […]