June 16, 2019

Langer backs Hughes to fire against England

Australia batting coach Justin Langer is backing Phillip Hughes to produce runs under pressure against England in the third Ashes cricket Test starting in Perth next week. Hughes has been brough into the Australian team as a replacement for the injured Simon Katich. England in the … [Read more...]

Australia crumble early in Adelaide Ashes Test

It has only taken three overs of the Adelaide Ashes Test match for Australia to lose the top off its batting line-up. With many predicting another run-fest draw on a normally docile South Australain wicket, it seemed incomprehensible that the Australian batsmen could start so badly. Ricky … [Read more...]

Doug Bollinger replaces Mitchell Johnson for Adelaide Test

Australian pace bowler Mitchell Johnson has been replaced by Doug Bollinger for the second Ashes Test in Adelaide starting tomorrow. Ben Hilfenhaus is battling a hamstring injury and has been replaced by Ryan Harris who is on the comeback from knee surgery. Johnson's axing was highly likely … [Read more...]

Australia v England – Ashes cricket preview

The build-up to the England v Australia Ashes series starting today at the Gabba in Brisbane has been a bizarre pageant of pro-English hype. As a neutral I am always amazed at the capacity of the English to talk themselves up beforehand either in cricket or football. When they don't live up to the … [Read more...]

India win Test Series as Australia slumps in rankings

India have defeated Australia in the second Cricket Test in Bangalore to take the series 2-0. Test debutant Cheteshwar Pujara starred with the bat hitting 72 runs before Sachin Tendulkar guided India home with 53 not out. Unlike the first test cliff hanger 1 wicket win in Mohali, this was a … [Read more...]

Pakistan survive England fightback and win Oval Test

Young Pakistan stars Umar Akmal and Mohammad Amir survived a strong England fightback to bring Pakistan victory over England in the third Test at The Oval in London. England still lead the series 2-1 but Pakistan will be full of confidence after finally playing well for all the days of a Test … [Read more...]