Aaron Hardie makes strides after Perth Scorchers batting promotion

Nominated for Test selection by Ricky Ponting, West Australian all-rounder Aaron Hardie is shaping up to be a multi-format star in the making after continuing a superb BBL season. Hardie’s imperious form since promotion to No.3 has been a key factor in Perth Scorchers making another title run. The 24-year-old featured again in Wednesday night’s … Read more

Big Bash League love scores outrageous TV ratings win over Channel 9’s Australian Open

The Big Bash League has scored a stunning TV ratings win over the previously untouchable Australian Open. On the opening night of the Australian Open on Monday, the Brisbane Heat took on the Melbourne Stars and the final-ball thriller had a huge combined TV audience of 612,000. WATCH IN THE VIDEO ABOVE: Steve Smith reaches … Read more

Alex Carey hopeful Rashid Khan returns to BBL despite Australia’s cancelled series against Afghanistan

Alex Carey says he understands Rashid Khan’s disappointment at Australia’s withdrawal from their men’s ODI series against Afghanistan but hopes his Adelaide Strikers team-mate won’t be lost to the Big Bash League (BBL) . Key points: Carey says he can appreciate Rashid’s frustration with CA decision But Carey backs CA’s removal from the show Rashid … Read more

Starc out of first India Test Australia select four spinners in squad

Mitchell Starc was officially ruled out of the first Test against India in Nagpur but was still named Australia’s 18-man tour squad for Wednesday’s four-Test series, which features four rotation options, including offspinner Victoria no capped Todd Murphy. Starc suffered a finger tendon injury in the Boxing Day Test against South Africa and was ruled … Read more

Pat Cummins calls for third umpire catch changes after Sydney close calls

Pat Cummins says there must be a better way for the third referee to rule on holds after Richard Kettleborough was forced into three contentious decisions in the third Test. Referees for the Sydney match filed criticism for three catches low to the ground in the slides at SCG. On each occasion, third referee Kettleborough … Read more

‘It shouldn’t be the word Mankad’

The chief executive of the Australian Cricketers’ Association has called for the term ‘Mankad’ to be removed from the language of the sport and said players have a key role in removing the stigma surrounding dismissal. “I don’t think it’s a debate, I think it’s very black and white, it shouldn’t be the word Mankad,” … Read more

Behind the second coming of Usman Khawaja, cricket news 2022

Everyone at the SCG on Thursday afternoon muttered the same question as Usman Khawaja reminisced about his 13th Century Test. How could this guy not be part of the team for two years? Khawaja has been the leading opener in Test cricket for the past 12 months, plundering 1,275 runs at 79.68 in 12 games, … Read more

Usman Khawaja notches third straight century in two SCG Tests as Australia heaps more pain on South Africa

Usman Khawaja shone once again at the site of his famous return to the Australian Test squad last year, scoring a career-high 195 not out on matchday two against South Africa at the SCG. Khawaja went twin centuries in the penultimate Test from the Ashes last year when he was recalled to the Test squad … Read more

2022 in review – How Australia, NZ, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Scotland, UAE, Oman, Netherlands, Associates did

Australia The year began with Pat Cummins’ Test side completing a 4-0 Ashes victory over a demoralised England (but how that changed in the months ahead) with a lone wicket standing between them and a whitewash. Though Australia would later in the year surge through their home Test summer against West Indies and South Africa, … Read more

SA vs Aus – Marco Jansen on his first year as an international cricketer

The future of South Africa’s Test cricket is a matter of debate in a changing landscape, which is set to be further highlighted by the start of SA20 this month, but whatever the form he takes, Marco Jansen should have a big role to play. inside. Having completed his first full year at international level, … Read more