Australia Cricket Team

India seek answers as batsmen come unstuck against the bounce

While Pujara, Rahane and Saha displayed some grit, the team is yet to fully adapt to long-form mode
January 31, 2023

Why are India holding back Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Mayank Agarwal?

Trio hasn't played long-form cricket since March, and weren't included in the XI for the second T20I either
January 26, 2023

Brisbane Heat's Tom Banton pulls out of BBL as bubble life takes toll

"It has been harder than I thought spending so much time in the hubs and bubbles, it wasn't doing me much good"
January 28, 2023

The Adam Zampa role in Yuzvendra Chahal's supersub display

Watching his RCB team-mate taught the India leggie a thing or two about bowling in Australia
January 29, 2023

Henriques questions Chahal being 'like-for-like' substitute for Jadeja

Henriques, though, clarified that Australia had no problem with Jadeja being substituted for concussion
January 29, 2023

Aaron Finch adds to Australia's injury concerns after opening defeat

The captain said he had a problem with a "hip or glute" and would probably go for a scan
February 01, 2023

Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal take India 1-0 up amid concussion controversy

Hosts bring in D'Arcy Short, Mitchell Swepson, Sean Abbott and Moises Henriques
January 26, 2023

T20 World Cup planning back in focus in what could be high-scoring series

David Warner and Pat Cummins both miss the series while Australia have a few other niggles in the squad
January 31, 2023

Cameron Green 'taken aback' by KL Rahul's encouragement during his debut

A cautious approach will continue to be taken with the allrounder's bowling workload
January 28, 2023

Joe Burns rediscovers the fundamentals of opening ahead of David Warner's absence

He has put his lean run of scores down to being too eager to cash in on flat pitches, and has learnt form his mistake
January 27, 2023

Glenn Maxwell on the switch hit: It's up to the bowlers to evolve

"I just see it as a different part of the evolution of the game," the allrounder said after his 100-metre shot
January 26, 2023

Australia's depth promising, but shows up a few shallows

The team's bench-strength is yet to assume the proportions of 20 or so years ago when they dominated the cricket world
January 27, 2023

Tasmanian government slams Seven BBL allegations

The broadcaster has claimed that starting the BBL in the state was "commercially irrational"
January 28, 2023

India and Australia look to test bench strength in high-scoring Canberra

The last seven games here have all been won by the side batting first, six of them while defending 320-plus totals
January 28, 2023

Channel Seven divulge private dialogue as part of Cricket Australia claim

The details have been divulged by the network as part of its ongoing argument for a discount to their rights fees, which has become an increasingly ugly spectacle for the two parties
February 01, 2023

ODI and WBBL final draw more than one million viewers

For Foxtel, the subscription broadcaster, the second ODI had its third-biggest viewership of all time
January 28, 2023

David Warner in Test fitness race, Pat Cummins rested for remaining limited-overs matches

D'Arcy Short has been called up as a replacement for Warner
January 27, 2023

Marnus Labuschagne puts hand up to open in David Warner's absence

He played an important hand in the second ODI to help build on Steven Smith's barnstorming hundred
January 31, 2023

Steven Smith and Australia turn batting masterclass into Groundhog Day

Their one-day batting seems to be evolving with each game, and could soon leave the rest of the pack behind
January 27, 2023

Powerless in the powerplay - India have too many holes in their bowling unit

New ball not bringing them wickets, their two wristspinners separated, India have major bowling issues to address
January 28, 2023

David Warner to undergo scan for groin injury

Picks up injury while attempting to intercept the ball on the field
January 31, 2023

India search for balance with series on the line

Australia may be thinking about handing a debut to the highly rated Cameron Green
January 26, 2023

ICC makes U-turn, to revisit plan for extra global event in next eight-year cycle

Those reliant on ICC revenue want it, while ones that earn more from bilateral series don't
January 31, 2023

Chants, roars and boos - cricket finds its voice back at Sydney

When the gates opened at the SCG on Friday, spectators entered a men's international match for the first time since March
January 26, 2023

Stats: Steven Smith, Aaron Finch and David Warner drive Australia to highest ODI total against India

Smith's century was also the third-fastest by an Australian in ODIs
January 26, 2023

Zampa, Hazlewood defend big total set up by Smith, Finch tons

The hosts had only one change from their last ODI team, with Marsh absent and Smith returning after he had been unavailable due to concussion
January 31, 2023

Rachael Haynes, Hannah Darlington, Sam Bates put Sydney Thunder in WBBL final

Defending champions Heat lost 6 for 12 in a chase of 144
January 28, 2023
ICC news

Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Steven Smith, Joe Root nominated for ICC men's cricketer of the decade award

Kohli is the only men's player who has been nominated for all major awards
January 31, 2023

Alana King, Nat Sciver power Melbourne Stars to maiden WBBL final

Scorchers could not recover sufficiently from King's strikes to post a target large enough to test the Stars
January 28, 2023

Brisbane Heat set out to make a 'great statement' as they peak at the right time

"People wrote us off before we even came here, we just had to keep backing ourselves," Delissa Kimmince says
January 28, 2023

Justin Langer: Will Pucovski won't play in front of Matthew Wade or Travis Head

"But he's a gun player, he's knocking hard, and the opportunity will come for him at some point."
January 27, 2023

Sachin Tendulkar: Bowl in the fifth-stump channel to Steven Smith

He also expects the timing of declarations to play a crucial role in the day-night Test in Adelaide
February 01, 2023

Belinda Clark: Below-par Ellyse Perry will 'solve the problem in front of her'

The hamstring surgery that ended her T20 World Cup impacted Perry leading into the WBBL
February 01, 2023

Steven Smith: India will struggle to match Neil Wagner's short-ball skill

He believes resorting to short bowling is "flattery" when other options have been exhausted
January 26, 2023

India on notice: Steven Smith 'finds his hands' again after disappointing IPL

He does not believe the India attack will be able to replicate the short-pitched approach of Neil Wagner last summer
January 31, 2023

David Warner says Australia 'trying not to engage' in verbal volleys

"It's about going out there as a team and trying to control our emotions and play them on skill"
January 31, 2023

David Warner won't return to BBL during Australia career

He also says the impacts of Covid-19 on the schedule will make it very tough to play all cricket
January 28, 2023

Perth and Melbourne handed BBL fixtures in January

Sydney will also host games in the lead-in to the finals as the tournament plans to go to every major market
January 28, 2023

David Warner carefully bats for Joe Burns in opening debate

While backing his current partner, Warner also said he would have full faith in Will Pucovski
February 01, 2023

Adam Voges: Fourteen-game BBL season 'too long'

"I've love to see it reduced a little bit and find a window where we can get the best players playing"
February 01, 2023

Andrew McDonald: Short stuff no weakness for Steven Smith

Australia assistant coach also backed captain Aaron Finch to come good
January 27, 2023

Sydney Sixers fined for incorrectly naming Hayley Silver-Holmes in XI

Her return to the 15-player squad had not been approved by the tournament technical committee
January 28, 2023

CA investigates Sydney Sixers' playing XI 'administrative error'

WBBL technical committee had not approved Hayley Silver-Holmes' return to squad but she was listed in starting XI
January 28, 2023

Marcus Stoinis expects Virat Kohli to be 'extra motivated' in abridged tour of Australia

"I just have to be adaptable about batting in every position, pretty much from one to seven"
January 27, 2023

New BBL rules - Marcus Stoinis expects 'a few floaters' and 'a lot more tactics'

"I don't think we can afford to get too attached to anything when it comes to Twenty20 cricket"
January 29, 2023

Concerns over Adelaide Test ease with South Australia lockdown lifted

The six limited-overs matches in Sydney and Canberra have almost sold out
January 26, 2023

Glenn Maxwell keen to put lean IPL run behind him as India series and BBL loom

Melbourne Stars captain says new BBL rules will allow teams to "show the tactical side of the game"
January 28, 2023

ICC confirms altered points system for World Test Championship

The board also introduced a minimum age restriction for international cricket which will apply across all cricket
January 23, 2023

2022 Women's T20 World Cup in South Africa postponed to February 2023

The major tournaments on the women's calendar for 2022 now include the ODI World Cup, the Commonwealth Games and the Ashes
January 28, 2023

Josh Hazlewood: 'Tiring out' Jasprit Bumrah is the key for Australia

Fast bowler says Kohli returning home after the first Test will not hurt India "that much"
January 28, 2023

Kane Richardson to miss limited-overs series against India, Andrew Tye called up

Richardson has opted to stay in Adelaide with his wife and newborn son
January 28, 2023

Tim Paine, Marnus Labuschagne in mass airlift to avert summer disruption

Australia and BBL players have been moved to NSW after border restrictions were imposed on South Australia
January 28, 2023

Glenn McGrath: 'Australia slightly ahead' because of Mitchell Starc's X-factor

However, he still believes India will be buoyed by their win in 2018-19
January 26, 2023

Is Alex Carey set to leave the Adelaide Strikers?

The Australia keeper says there will be "an announcement in the coming days"
January 28, 2023

Will Pucovski: I've put in a mountain of work, I'm ready for Test debut

The 22-year old says he is ready to bat anywhere in the top six
February 01, 2023

Shane Watson: Seven 'have no legs to stand on' in BBL dispute

The ACA president feels the addition of a third overseas player makes the league second only to the IPL
January 28, 2023

'Three or four years' time': Tim Paine hints at longer captaincy

Admits being in the broadcast commentary box last summer made him eager to spend more time playing
January 29, 2023

Pat Cummins: Australia 'haven't done enough' to address racism

Men's team to hereon form a Barefoot Circle ahead of every series it plays, starting with the ODI series against India this month
January 31, 2023

Ian Chappell on how Australia should discuss taking a knee: 'It's got to be ongoing'

The former Australia captain gives his view on how the game should acknowledge Black Lives Matter
January 29, 2023

Cricket Australia considers mass airlift of players and staff after Adelaide Covid-19 outbreak

The cluster of cases that emerged over the weekend could have implications for the Test series if restrictions return
January 29, 2023

Introducing the BBL Power Surge, X-Factor and Bash Boost

Trent Woodhill the man behind new powerplay rules, return of the supersub - called X-factor - and an incentive in the run chase
January 29, 2023

Tim Paine: Australia 'love to hate' Virat Kohli, but 'love watching him bat'

Paine believes Kohli's absence for three Tests won't make series "less intense"
January 26, 2023

Quality training during quarantine key to Sean Abbott's success

Lyon 'took him under his wings' while Woodhill worked closely on his batting
January 27, 2023

Steven Smith to India's fast bowlers: Bring on the short stuff

"I've faced a lot of short bowling in my life and I haven't had too many stresses with it"
February 01, 2023

Will Pucovski switches off from Test 'bat-off' talk after India series call-up

"All I can really control is how I go about it in my preparation," said the 22-year-old
January 27, 2023

FICA wants 'clear global solutions' to tackle contract breaches in sanctioned cricket

Body calls on ICC and its member boards to show "willingness to prioritise and act on" the matter
January 31, 2023

Justin Langer hints that Joe Burns will retain opening spot ahead of Will Pucovski

The Australia coach has said, however, that Will Pucovski has 'been so good we can't ignore him'
January 27, 2023

David Warner will be asked about opening partner, but selectors confident Will Pucovski 'has the game'

Pucovski "not just in good form, he's in great form," says selector Trevor Hohns
February 01, 2023

Joe Burns and Will Pucovski set for Australia A showdown to earn Test berth

Steve Smith, David Warner, Pat Cummins, and Josh Hazlewood will not play any long-form games prior to the Test series
January 28, 2023

Will Pucovski, Cameron Green and Sean Abbott named in Australia's Test squad

Mitchell Swepson and Michael Neser have also been included among the 17 names to face India
January 28, 2023

Australia men's team to wear Indigenous shirt for T20Is against India

Kirrae Whurrong woman Aunty Fiona Clarke designed the shirt alongside CA's Courtney Hagen
January 27, 2023

Ground capacities confirmed for Australia-India matches

Spectators will be able to attend the matches in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra
January 28, 2023

Five innings, 57 runs: will Joe Burns keep his Test place?

Queensland's decision to bat again have Burns another innings but he fell for 11
January 30, 2023

Will Pucovski focusing on his 'batting bubble', not potential Australia call-up

Pucovski became the first Shield batsman since Dene Hills in 1997-98 to make consecutive double-hundreds
January 29, 2023

Sean Abbott 'as ready as anyone' for a Test call-up against India - Trent Copeland

The New South Wales allrounder is already part of Australia's limited-overs set-up
February 01, 2023

Australia Test squad: who has staked their claim for a call-up?

A host of players have produced impressive performances in the first stage of the Shield season
February 01, 2023

Morne Morkel to play for Brisbane Heat in BBL as local player

Former South Africa fast bowler has gained permanent Australian residency and now lives in Sydney
January 31, 2023

Callum Ferguson retires: 'It is gone to wear the baggy green again'

The South Australia batsman had been told his performances weren't consistent enough
February 01, 2023

Callum Ferguson to retire from first-class cricket after next Sheffield Shield match

The South Australia batsman will continue to play BBL and hopes to be part of the Marsh One-Day Cup
January 31, 2023

Shane Watson retires from all cricket

He ends a nearly 20-year career during which he was of the world's premier white-ball allrounders
January 28, 2023

Marcus Harris and Will Pucovski set new Sheffield Shield record with 486-run stand

The Victoria opening pair beat the previous mark of 464 set by Mark and Steve Waugh
January 31, 2023

Stuart Broad says he 'got lucky' during David Warner hot streak

Broad dismissed Warner seven times in 104 balls during 2019 Ashes series
February 01, 2023

'Absolutely no chance' - Steven Smith rules out playing in Big Bash League

"It's still early days with the bubbles. We don't know how long it's going to last for. There's an uncertainty there"
January 28, 2023

Cameron Green's runs defy Justin Langer's first impression

The Australia coach is pleased by the competition for places at the start of the season
January 28, 2023

Australian team reach out to former footballer Adam Goodes for racism education

Justin Langer is seeking a range of advice and guidance on what actions the men's team should take
January 28, 2023
India in Australia 2020-21

David Warner, Steven Smith, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood likely to be rested before India Tests

The four players were part of Australia's September tour of England, then went straight to the UAE for the IPL
January 27, 2023

Indian summer to give true insight into Covid's 'new normal' for Cricket Australia funding

The board's AGM was a reminder of the precarious position for the game in the current climate
January 29, 2023

Chris Rogers lauds 'extraordinary' talent of Cameron Green

Australia's newest ODI and T20I squad member has impressed everyone who has seen him from junior cricket to Sheffield Shield level
January 29, 2023

Cameron Green earns Australia call-up, Moises Henriques returns after three years

The 21-year-old has been in outstanding form early in the season and is also in the running for a Test berth
January 28, 2023

How SCG's Boxing Day offer turned into India tour start

The strengthened relationship between the ground and Cricket Australia has proved vital
January 28, 2023

Brisbane's loss is new host Sydney's gain

NSW tourism minister concedes "politics has been driving most decisions in Queensland"
January 28, 2023

Marcus Harris hopes small tweaks will revive his Australia Test career

The opener has spent pre-season and quarantine training working closely with new coach Chris Rogers
January 29, 2023

India-Australia schedule confirmed; Adelaide hosts day-night Test, hope of 25,000 at MCG

The tour includes three ODIs, three T20Is and four Tests
January 26, 2023

Cameron Green set to return to bowling crease for Western Australia

Emerging allrounder has not bowled in a match since November 2019 due to back issues
January 29, 2023

Mitchell Johnson opens up about struggle with depression since retirement

Fast bowler admits the transition to post-playing career has been tough
January 29, 2023

Victoria Premier 'very confident' over Boxing Day crowd at MCG

Melbourne will come out of a four-month Covid-19 lockdown on Wednesday
January 28, 2023

New Zealand-New South Wales air bubble could help bring top West Indies players to BBL

Players arriving in Sydney from New Zealand won't need to quarantine for 14 days and will be allowed to move freely
February 01, 2023

Cameron Green eyes bowling return after innings that made him 'proud'

The allrounder fell three runs short of a double century against New South Wales
January 29, 2023

India tour of Australia gets government green light; Sydney, Canberra to host white-ball leg

The MCG has been penciled in for Boxing Day but Adelaide Oval is on standby should the Covid-19 situation require a change
January 26, 2023

New Cricket Victoria chairman backs Earl Eddings for second Cricket Australia term

David Maddocks believes it is important for stability as the game battles the Covid-19 pandemic
January 29, 2023

Cameron Green has 'a great cricket brain' but hope we don't put too much pressure on him: Ashton Agar

Agar believes Green can cope with the jump to international level but cautioned against burdening him with too much expectation after his career-best 185 not out
January 31, 2023

Sydney and Canberra firming to host India ODIs and T20Is

The New South Wales government appears more likely to allow players to train during quarantine
February 01, 2023

Women's cricket lines up for 2022 Commonwealth Games debut on opening day

The eight-team women's T20 competition will begin on July 29 and will be contested over eight days at Edgbaston
February 01, 2023

Kurtis Patterson: Injury-hit season 'put a few things in perspective'

The left hander is confident that having a Test century under his belt will stand him in good stead if runs flow for New South Wales
January 29, 2023

Cricket Australia confident WBBL plans can adapt to changing Covid-19 situation

There has been a return to community cases in NSW but the tournament model allows for measures to be tightened if required
January 29, 2023

States to vote on adding 10th director to Cricket Australia board

Dr Vanessa Guthrie, who has also served as deputy chair of the Western Australian Cricket Association in recent years, is likely to be offered the spot
January 29, 2023

Ellyse Perry determined to play full part as allrounder in WBBL

She is confident of being ready for the Sydney Sixers' opening game on October 25
January 29, 2023

Michael Neser and Ashton Agar achieve rare double in the space of an hour

Neser followed a five-wicket haul with a century while Agar backed up a hundred with a five-wicket bag
January 29, 2023

Australians at the IPL: Glenn Maxwell 'shattered', Marcus Stoinis flourishing and David Warner v Jofra Archer

The latest round-up of how the Australia players are going in the UAE as the IPL starts to take shape
January 30, 2023

Alistair Nicholson steps down as Australian Cricketers Association chief executive

Nicholson's six-year stint include the Newlands ball-tampering scandal and more recently the Covid-19 fallout
January 29, 2023

How James Pattinson is turning the heat on from 'back-seat role'

After being "surprised to get a game", Pattinson is at present joint-fourth on IPL 2020's wicket charts
February 01, 2023

Victoria to play just two Shield games in Adelaide; Handscomb flags pacers' concerns

Victoria captain Peter Handscomb said their pacers are unable to build up bowling loads due to quarantine restrictions
January 29, 2023

Meg Lanning resumes reign at top of ODI rankings, Rachael Haynes achieves career-best

Lanning achieves No. 1 ODI position for fifth time, spinner Jess Jonassen retains the bowlers' top spot
February 01, 2023

Sheffield Shield edges back from Covid-19 precipice but uncertainty will remain

Cricket Australia hopes to be able to complete a full top-level domestic schedule, with the season set to extend well into April
January 29, 2023

Cricket Australia high performance chief concedes spin bowling needs greater focus

There is a hope that pitches will start to provide more encouragement in first-class cricket
January 29, 2023

Matthew Mott: Alyssa Healy's pre-match talk helped motivate record-equalling victory

Praises stand-in captain Haynes, and others for stepping up 'at different times' in absence of Lanning and Perry
January 28, 2023

Sheffield Shield preview: Squads, players to watch, new signings and fixtures

Australia's first-class competition will start in an Adelaide-based hub for four rounds with New South Wales looking to defend their title
January 29, 2023

Stats - How does Meg Lanning's Australia compare to Ricky Ponting's invincibles?

Stats highlights from Brisbane as Australia completed a record-breaking seventh series win 3-0
January 28, 2023

Rachael Haynes reflects on 'special achievement' as Australia prove unstoppable

Australia produced one of their most dominant displays in their 21-match unbeaten run
January 24, 2023

Marnus Labuschagne's mind wanders to facing Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami

With four Sheffield Shield matches over the next month, Labuschagne is looking forward to getting back in the groove
February 01, 2023

Australia women equal record 21-ODI winning streak with rout of New Zealand

Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry missed the third ODI as stand-in captain Haynes and Healy set-up a 232-run victory
January 31, 2023

Dean Jones farewelled in final lap of the MCG

In a memorial service limited to just 10 attendees by Victoria's ongoing coronavirus lockdown, Jones was remembered by those closest to him
February 01, 2023

Legal battle looms as players seek commercial rights protections from ICC

FICA has written to ICC seeking recompense for players' commercial exploitation with ICC partners
February 01, 2023

Cricket Australia-Channel Seven dispute edges closer to court as broadcaster demands arbitration

The broadcaster wants independent assessment of the value of their rights which includes Tests and the BBL
January 31, 2023

Megan Schutt: 'I haven't been overly pleased with how I've bowled'

The Australia strike bowler has enjoyed opening the attack with the 'raw pace' of Annabel Sutherland
January 28, 2023

Meg Lanning masterclass extends Australia's hold of the Rose Bowl

They've not lost a series to New Zealand in 21 years
January 28, 2023

Australians at the IPL, week two - Smith v Cummins, Pattinson v Finch and Watson finds form

There have been some lively head-to-heads over the past week in the IPL
February 01, 2023

Georgia Wareham, Jess Jonassen and Sophie Molineux extend Australia's domination

The spin trio combined to take 6 for 80 to hurt New Zealand's chances of posting a competitive score
January 29, 2023

Australia aim to protect 20-year dominance with a chance of world record

New Zealand were given a confidence boost by victory in the last T20I but still look short of spin resources for the conditions
January 29, 2023

Tim Paine nursing hamstring tendonitis but set to start Sheffield Shield season

The Australia Test captain believes he pushed himself a bit too hard during winter training
January 29, 2023

Mitchell Marsh faces wait to see if ankle injury requires surgery

Scans showed the allrounder suffered "a moderate to high grade" injury to his right ankle
January 29, 2023

England's Sarah Glenn reaches career-best T20I rankings, Meg Lanning moves up

Glenn breaks into top ten on bowlers' list; Georgia Wareham reaches career-best-equalling No. 10 position
January 28, 2023

Ellyse Perry 'determined to come back as a genuine allrounder' - Matthew Mott

Delissa Kimmince is set to miss the start of the ODI series against New Zealand after picking up a hamstring injury
February 01, 2023

Sophie Devine: 'It must be something in the Kerr family, nerves of steel'

Amelia Kerr won the match for New Zealand but sister Jess started it in fine style as well
January 24, 2023

Channel Seven pay up in broadcast battle with Cricket Australia

A payment A$10 million was made on Wednesday as discussions continue at board level
January 29, 2023

Amelia Kerr helps New Zealand end 13-match losing streak to Australia

She turned in a masterly display with the ball before arresting a batting collapse to deliver victory
February 01, 2023

Mitchell Marsh in 'weird situation' as ankle scan reports don't reach CA from UAE

"We don't really know what happened with the scans over in the UAE," Marsh says
January 30, 2023

Ellyse Perry to continue rehab in hope of being fit for WBBL

The allrounder was hopeful of playing a part in the ongoing home series against New Zealand
January 29, 2023

Belinda Clark quits as Cricket Australia community cricket chief

Moves away from a role she reshaped over the past two and a half years
January 29, 2023

New Zealand secure extra Australia T20Is

Among other tours in the works, the New Zealand women's team will host England for a series in February and March
January 28, 2023

New Zealand must find response to formidable Australia to stop tour running away

The T20I series has been decided in the blink of an eye and Sophie Devine's team need to quickly find some answers
January 24, 2023

Dettol become naming-rights sponsor of Australia men's ODIs and T20Is

The company will also supply product to thousands of cricket clubs around the country as the game resumes with new health protocols in place
January 29, 2023

Modest Alyssa Healy doffs hat to the bowlers after surpassing MS Dhoni's record

Her alert catch to remove Lauren Down was her 92nd T20I wicketkeeping dismissal
February 01, 2023

Wareham and Molineux help Australia win the series

Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney were rampant in the chase helping Australia take the series 2-0
January 29, 2023

No DRS excuses from Sophie Devine, New Zealand must take 'long, hard look in the mirror' after defeat

The New Zealand captain blamed her side's poor fielding and decision-making with the bat
January 29, 2023

Ashleigh Gardner, Megan Schutt give Australia winning start to home summer

Gardner's counter-attacking 61 gave Australia enough runs to defend
February 01, 2023

'Lived his life with every bit of energy' - Jane Jones' tribute to husband Dean Jones

Family eager to celebrate his life and contribution to cricket in memorium
January 29, 2023
New Zealand women in Australia 2020

Sophie Devine eyes chance to topple world champions Australia as trans-Tasman rivalry resumes

Australia captain Meg Lanning confirmed allrounder Ellyse Perry is unavailable for series opener selection
January 24, 2023

'Revolutionary' Dean Jones was coming back into the Australia fold

Coach Justin Langer said he was thinking of having Jones work with the T20 team ahead of the next World Cup
February 01, 2023

New Zealand home international summer gets green light, but Australia limited-overs tour postponed

The limited-overs tour across the Tasman early next year proved too difficult to schedule due to quarantine requirements
January 31, 2023

Dean Jones, ODI batting pioneer, dies aged 59

He is understood to have suffered a massive heart attack
January 31, 2023

Australia's women shine light on Aboriginal deaths in custody

Australia will carry a giant silk adorned with the Walkabout Wickets logo onto Allan Border Field and then form a barefoot circle with New Zealand
January 24, 2023

All-round Sophie Molineux delivers warm-up win for Australia after Sophie Devine cuts loose

Amy Satterthwaite made 48 in her first innings for 18 months before a late collapse cost New Zealand
January 24, 2023

Cricket Australia juggles flight and quarantine challenges to get Mitchell Marsh home

The current hope is that Marsh will be available for the Sheffield Shield which will start next month
January 27, 2023

Injury, illness, selection: the ups and downs of Mitchell Marsh

The allrounder faces another period on the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury in his first IPL outing
January 30, 2023

World's best Beth Mooney bolsters her self-belief ahead of new challenges

Among Australia's new target is the record of 21 consecutive ODI victories held by the men's team
January 25, 2023

Alex Carey fights against Josh Philippe's rising tide in wicketkeeper succession

Carey's first one-day hundred came at a crucial personal time but his position as Tim Paine's understudy in the Test side could yet be challenged
January 29, 2023
New Zealand women in Australia 2020

Alyssa Healy aims to develop 360-degree strokeplay: 'You might see some new things from me'

The Australia wicketkeeper-batter wants to be able to score 360 degrees around the wicket
January 29, 2023

Cricket for some, not for all - where does the women's game stand?

As top-level women's cricket resumes this week, what's the state of the game among the major nations after six months of Covid-19 hiatus?
February 01, 2023

Steven Smith ruled out of England series after first game: 'We saw how unwell he looked' - Langer

The batsman was struck by a throwdown before the first ODI and was still struggling with concussion days later
January 31, 2023

Commercial pressure takes Cricket Australia's Seven-Foxtel fight behind closed doors

Broadcasters are pushing for a discount in their belief the value of cricket has diminished due to Covid-19
January 29, 2023

Jason Gillespie surprised England, Australia did not take a knee but backs 'genuine intent for change'

Gillespie also identifies with experiences of fellow Indigenous Australian player Dan Christian
January 31, 2023

ICC ODI Rankings: Chris Woakes moves to second among allrounders, fourth among bowlers

Jofra Archer reached a career-best tenth on the latest ODI rankings for bowlers
February 01, 2023

Steven Smith's extended concussion symptoms leave Rajasthan Royals with question mark

Smith will be landing in the UAE on Thursday; franchise still confident he will be ready for their first game on September 22
January 26, 2023

AB de Villiers sees his younger self in Josh Philippe

"I watched him play for the Sydney Sixers. He takes the new ball on, he is a very talented player"
February 01, 2023

Justin Langer casts doubt on Steven Smith's return after 'rusty' net session

Australia will make a decision shortly before the start of the deciding match
January 28, 2023

Great escape gives England chance to maintain formidable home record

Can Australia bounce back from their horror collapse when they had the series for the taking?
January 24, 2023

Steven Smith firming for place in series decider

"He did all his running yesterday, worked hard as part of the protocols, he has ticked every box at the moment," coach Langer said
January 28, 2023

Black Lives Matter: Justin Langer accepts Michael Holding's criticism about not taking a knee

"If it looked like there was a lack of respect there, that certainly wasn't the intention of our team"
January 28, 2023

Seven and Foxtel won't pay full rights fee to Cricket Australia as broadcast dispute escalates

The move pushes the situation further towards a possible court room
January 29, 2023

Spectators set for return to Australian cricket - with minimal cheering

Women's series between Australia and New Zealand later this month to have a limited crowd
January 28, 2023

England's bowling plan was 'attack, attack, attack' - Chris Woakes after thrilling win

Jofra Archer and Sam Curran also instrumental in scripting improbable fightback
February 01, 2023

Australia men's squad to quarantine and train at Adelaide Oval on return from England

The ground now has an onsite hotel which will part of the biosecure bubble, meanwhile discussions are ongoing about arrangements for the India tour
January 31, 2023

Australia's reminder to World Champions - we'll always be the benchmark

England didn't do much wrong, but they didn't do enough right against a formidable foe
January 28, 2023

Australia close out victory for 1-0 series lead despite Sam Billings hundred

England included ten World Cup winners, with Sam Billings deputising for the absent Ben Stokes
February 01, 2023

Cricket Australia v Channel Seven: Gold Coast glow forgotten in broadcast battle

The board believe they have a strong legal position, but the key day will be next Tuesday when payment instalments are due from broadcasters
January 29, 2023

Channel Seven dispute with Cricket Australia escalates towards crisis point

The broadcaster is threatening to pull out of its deal due to anger at the proposed schedule for the summer
January 29, 2023

We're still the biggest show in town - BBL's first boss defends tournament

Anthony Everard was part of the original BBL planners and believes the competition remains strong for the future
January 29, 2023

Michael Holding: England, Australia reasons for not continuing to take a knee are 'lame'

ECB says it remains committed to "critical change" after comments from West Indian great
January 24, 2023
Australia tour of England

England v Australia, 1st ODI, Fantasy Pick, team predictions

Our fantasy suggestions for the first ODI between England and Australia
January 24, 2023

Josh Philippe 'could be the solution' for Australia's ODI batting ills - Adam Gilchrist

Former wicketkeeper-batsman tips Philippe as a "catalyst for change" in Australia's approach
January 24, 2023

Eoin Morgan calls for new dynamic as England begin to adapt for 2023 World Cup

Old Trafford offers ideal preparation for Asian pitches, as England turn to World Cup defence
February 01, 2023

England's big guns return as Australia look to kickstart path to 2023 World Cup

Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood could all play their first ODIs since the World Cup final
January 25, 2023

Aaron Finch seeks winning formula as Australia look to reset ODI record

Captain says team can't afford another sluggish start against World Champions
January 28, 2023

Cricket Australia investigates racist abuse towards Dan Christian

The posts were sent shortly after Christian had spoken on CA's Cricket Connecting Country panel
January 29, 2023

Josh Hazlewood expects 'enough red-ball cricket' before first India Test

"Hopefully I get a few games for Chennai and every time I get out there in T20 just keep taking the opportunity"
January 28, 2023

Dawid Malan goes past Babar Azam to become No. 1 T20I batsman

Kane Richardson has broken into the top ten for bowlers for the first time in his career
January 28, 2023

Do Australia know their best middle order for T20s?

Despite the No. 1 ranking, it was the area of uncertainty heading into the England series and remains that way
January 31, 2023

Landmark moment as Moeen Ali captains England, even if it's a one-off

He owed his opportunity to a number of absentees, but it's a notable honour nonetheless for allrounder
January 24, 2023

Mitch Marsh digs deep to salvage pride for Australia, and the No.1 ranking

Australia ring changes too with No.1 ranking at stake in third T20I
January 24, 2023

Dan Christian lifts lid on casual racism in Australian cricket

Allrounder points to throwaway comments on skin colour and a lack of cultural training for professional cricketers
January 29, 2023

Ellyse Perry targets comeback at start of New Zealand series but realistic on workload

The allrounder, who injured her hamstring six months ago at the T20 World Cup, wants to be able to go full tilt in the middle
January 24, 2023

World No.1 rankings face-off enlivens England, Australia dead-rubber

England will usurp their rivals at the top of the pile if they can complete 3-0 clean sweep
January 28, 2023

Why Dawid Malan remains on England fringe despite absurd T20I record

After just 15 games, Malan has piled on 661 runs and passed 50 in more innings that he has not
January 31, 2023

Ashton Agar taking 'small steps' as he aims to fulfil Australia's finisher need

"It's a tough role and one I really need to improve on because it's really important at that backend of an innings"
January 24, 2023

Mitchell Starc: Lack of cricket in last five months costing Australia

He also wants Australia's openers to bat till the end, much like Jos Buttler did yesterday
January 25, 2023

Western Australia quarantine snub forces India tour to the east

India's tour set to begin in Adelaide and Brisbane as WA government remains firm on a strict hotel quarantine for any international visitors
February 01, 2023

Jos Buttler plays opener and finisher to keep debate about best role bubbling

England may have fewer options at finisher but Jos Buttler's form as an opener makes him look irresistible
January 28, 2023

Supreme Jos Buttler takes England to series win after pace makes Powerplay inroads

England can secure the series with victory after their come-from-behind win two days ago
January 24, 2023

Pat Cummins: Australia to persist with Marcus Stoinis in middle order

"I think we're pretty happy with our combination, it's worked for us over the last couple of years in T20 cricket," he says
January 24, 2023

England's hard-length plan pays off at death as Chris Jordan hails bowling effort

Seamers banged ball into the pitch in the final five overs, defying conventional logic
January 25, 2023

Australia need middle-order solution as England look to take series

England pulled off a terrific comeback in the opening game, but both teams will want better batting displays
January 31, 2023

Aaron Finch and David Warner accept blame for failed chase but Australia's middle order exposed

Somehow Australia failed to scored 39 off 35 balls in the opening T20I against England
January 24, 2023
England v Australia, 1st T20I, Ageas Bowl

Eoin Morgan hails bowlers' belief as England steal improbable epic

Tom Curran and Chris Jordan praised for holding nerve as England close out two-run win
January 24, 2023
England v Australia, 1st T20I, Ageas Bowl

England storm back to choke chase and take 1-0 series lead

England include Dawid Malan and Tom Banton while leaving out Sam Billings
January 28, 2023

Ehsan Mani: 'Healthier' to not have next ICC chairman from 'Big Three'

PCB chairman says "ICC is crying out for more independent directors"
February 01, 2023

Coffee machines, an Xbox and three hours of training: Australia women prepare for life in quarantine

On Sunday, the Victoria and New South Wales-based players will arrive in Brisbane for two weeks' quarantine
January 29, 2023

BBL finale set to be given clear air for broadcasters by shifting New Zealand series

A change to the schedule could allow more of Australia's international stars to appear in the tourament
January 29, 2023

WBBL season to be held entirely in Sydney hub amid Covid-19 challenges

The tournament will now start on October 25 with the full schedule to be confirmed in the coming weeks
January 29, 2023
England v Australia, 1st T20I, Ageas Bowl

Autumnal Aussie offering promises perfect send-off to extraordinary English summer

Australia's visit makes for the perfect dessert after a slap-up cricketing feast
February 01, 2023

Aaron Finch: BBL jump from 10 to 14 games was 'too drastic'

The Australia captain hopes that a return to the cricket field will help focus minds ahead of the home summer
January 24, 2023

Kane Richardson on missing IPL: couldn't risk missing birth of my first child

The difficulty of travelling at the moment was a key reason behind the pace bowler's decision
January 26, 2023

Marcus Stoinis and Marnus Labuschagne long shots for place in Australia's T20I XI

Despite their form, the duo won't be dislodging the current top three of David Warner, Aaron Finch and Steven Smith
January 24, 2023

Tim Paine urges Cricket Australia and broadcasters to 'work together' for benefit of the game

Channel Seven has made its frustrations clear over the last two weeks amid uncertainty over the summer
January 29, 2023

Alex Carey and Marnus Labuschagne hit centuries in Australia's T20 warm-up

Aaron Finch, Matthew Wade and Marcus Stoinis also hit fifties, while Ashton Agar and Nathan Lyon stood out with the ball
January 29, 2023

Vodafone returns as Australia men's Test naming-rights sponsor

The three-year deal will also see the brand associated with the WBBL and the Australia Women's team
January 29, 2023

Jason Behrendorff sets his sights on the BBL and beyond, on road back from spinal surgery

The left-arm quick is coming along nicely, having undergone a major operation to prolong his career
February 01, 2023

Matthew Hayden appointed trade envoy to India by Australian government

His appointment to the board of the Australia-India Council was announced on Monday
January 28, 2023

BBL contract embargo lifts amid pressure over headline players

A number of big-name players are currently off contract ahead of a season of huge challenges
January 29, 2023

Josh Hazlewood will 'keep pushing' for chance to revive his T20I career

The fast bowler knows the success of the current attack will make it tough to earn a chance
January 24, 2023

Josh Hazlewood on CSK's Covid-19 outbreak: 'It's obviously a little bit of a concern'

Currently in UK, Hazlewood is being updated about IPL developments through a CSK WhatsApp group
January 26, 2023

Glenn Maxwell hits century, Marcus Stoinis shines with bat and ball in Australia warm-up

Riley Meredith left Steven Smith flat on his back when he dismissed him with a bouncer
January 24, 2023

David Warner 'mentally as strong as ever' ahead of international resumption

The batsman's long-time mentor Trent Woodhill says the opener remains hungry for runs across all three formats
January 28, 2023

Back in Australia set-up, Marcus Stoinis wants to 'change the dynamic' of his batting

Allrounder believes he can add value to the team with his death bowling while on tour in England
January 28, 2023

Two-week quarantine for Australia's Victoria and New South Wales players before New Zealand series

It is hoped that fans will be able to attend the matches staged at Allan Border Field
February 01, 2023

David Warner, Aaron Finch, Matthew Wade find form before Australia warm-up washed out

Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa claimed two wickets apiece
January 25, 2023

'Train wreck' - Channel 7 launches attack on Cricket Australia, threatens to terminate contract

Reaction following concerns that this year's BBL might be a diluted event because of Covid-19-related restrictions
January 29, 2023
Australia tour of England

Australia implement stricter protocols around use of sweat for England tour

"Can't use sweat from around the face, neck or head," Starc said
January 24, 2023

Adam Zampa on England tour: I've come with experience and more confidence

The legspinner has settled into a key role in both Australia's ODI and T20I teams
February 01, 2023
IPL 2020

IPL 2020: Daniel Sams to replace Jason Roy at Delhi Capitals

The England opener is understood to have opted out of IPL 2020 in the UAE
January 26, 2023

Cricket Australia insists it will deliver 'our part of the bargain' on broadcast deal

Channel 7 CEO expressed frustration this week at the delay in confirming the season's fixtures
January 29, 2023

Mel Jones: Need to be 'more strategically smart' about scheduling women's domestic competitions

CA hopes that the doubling up of WBBL and T20 Challenge is a one-off scenario created by challenges of the pandemic
January 29, 2023

Will Pucovski's development high on Chris Rogers' list in new Victoria job

He wants more players from the state to force their way into Australia squads
January 29, 2023

Glenn Maxwell eyes ODI all-round role and T20 finisher's job on Australia return

The allrounder hasn't played international cricket since last October and is excited about a comeback against England
January 24, 2023

Chris Rogers comes 'full circle' in being named Victoria head coach

For former Australia batsman played seven seasons for the state
January 29, 2023

IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals sign up Ryan Harris as bowling coach

Replaces compatriot James Hopes, who has opted out because of personal reasons
January 28, 2023

Jacques Kallis, Zaheer Abbas and Lisa Sthalekar enter ICC's Hall of Fame

They become the fourth South African, fifth Pakistani and fifth Australian woman respectively to join the elite list
January 29, 2023

Australian team leaves for England series after gathering in Perth

The squad linked up from around the country for the first time since March
February 01, 2023

Alex Carey: Losing Australia vice-captaincy 'doesn't change anything from my end'

"I would love to still have the title next to my name but it doesn't change anything from my end"
January 28, 2023
WBBL v Women's T20 Challenge

Alyssa Healy: 'There's no need for domestic competitions to clash in the women's game'

She reiterated her stance that success of women's competitions is contingent upon the participation of the "best players from around the world"
February 01, 2023

Alyssa Healy: 'Opportunity to play four big events in 2022 daunting but also exciting'

Feels it will provide a chance to "showcase the women's game on an international scale"
February 01, 2023

ECB chairman Colin Graves says ICC can 'recut the pot'

Adds a fresh finance model needed to keep all countries 'sustantainable'
January 27, 2023

Cameron White calls time on professional career

The 37-year-old now wants to shift his focus to coaching
January 29, 2023

Maitlan Brown's Australia call-up: 'I'm speechless right now and I can't really think'

The pace bowler has a chance for a debut against New Zealand next month, the latest step on an impressive rise
January 24, 2023

'Very pumped' Andrew Tye eyes career turnaround in England after long layoff

Reassured by the board, he now has his eyes on the back-to-back T20 World Cups in 2021 and 2022
January 29, 2023

Tayla Vlaeminck ruled out of New Zealand series and WBBL; Maitlan Brown earns first Australia call

Ellyse Perry has been included in the squad but her fitness will be assessed nearer the matches next month
January 29, 2023

D'Arcy Short encouraged to work on his bowling after Australia omission

The allrounder played Australia's previous four ODIs but couldn't find a place on the England tour
January 29, 2023

Justin Langer: Australian cricket will need to compromise to keep game going

The head coach says that domestic cricket may miss big-name players due to larger Australia squads
January 24, 2023

Marnus Labuschagne working on his death batting in ODIs and legspin

Wants to "become a better option for the skipper in the middle overs" with the ball
January 28, 2023

Aaron Finch targets 2023 ODI World Cup retirement as lockdown reaffirms his drive

The Australia limited-overs captain hopes to be able to finish with a world title in India
January 28, 2023

Aaron Finch: T20 World Cup schedule change won't rip up Australia's plans

Australia had enjoyed plenty of success and the captain believes they have a team that can adapt to all conditions
January 28, 2023

Pat Cummins' 'calmness' key for Aaron Finch after push to streamline vice-captaincy

Australia have reverted to a traditional leadership structure for the England tour having previously used two vice-captains
January 28, 2023
Australia men in England 2020-21

Aaron Finch: Mental health 'something to monitor heavily' in bio-secure bubble in England

Australia to resume international cricket with England tour, which is likely to be the beginning of a long period in bio-secure bubbles
January 28, 2023
IPL 2020

IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals COO not worried about late arrival of England, Australia players

Jake Lush McCrum believes playing in a competitive series prior to the season will only be an advantage
January 25, 2023
India tour of Australia 2020-21

India could start Australia tour with white-ball cricket, not Tests

Cricket Australia and BCCI working out different options to finalise the itinerary
February 01, 2023

Steven Smith: The nuts and bolts of a one-of-a-kind batsman

The Australia batsman breaks down his unorthodox and extremely effective technique
January 29, 2023

Lisa Sthalekar: Women's T20 Challenge 'not necessarily the best product' without top overseas players

"After the T20 World Cup final at the MCG, you needed another event within a 12-month period to recapture all of those people who fell in love with the game"
January 29, 2023

David Warner, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins set to miss start of IPL 2020

The former Australia allrounder was appointed Rajasthan Royals coach for three years from IPL 2020
January 25, 2023

Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe and Daniel Sams included as Australia tour to England confirmed

A 21-man squad has been named for a tour that will include three T20Is and three ODIs
January 28, 2023

ECB considering cost-cutting move away from Lord's despite Australia boost

September white-ball series set to be confirmed but financial challenges remain
February 01, 2023

IPL 2020: No relaxation likely in quarantine rules for English and Australian players

Some of the players from these two countries will arrive in the UAE after playing a limited-overs bilateral series
February 01, 2023

ICC to release documentary on Women's T20 World Cup 2020

The featured, titled 'Beyond the Boundary', will premiere worldwide on August 14
January 26, 2023

Ice broken as Cricket Australia meets with states, players

All parties resolve to put aside their differences for the successful staging of the coming season
January 29, 2023

Cricket Australia's grassroots numbers edging closer to the truth

Figures have shown a rise in those involved in the sport ahead of a season likely impacted by Covid-19
January 29, 2023

Former Australia wicketkeeper Lorna Beal dies aged 96

She played seven Tests between 1948 and 1951
January 29, 2023

Australia v India: 'Will do everything we can' to play Boxing Day Test at MCG, says CA CEO

With the tight restrictions set to be in place until mid-September in Melbourne, CA is willing to wait until much later into the year to make a decision for the event
January 27, 2023

ICC Board set to discuss fate of next three World tournaments

Will the 2021 Women's World Cup go ahead? Who will host the 2021 and 2022 men's T20 World Cups?
January 27, 2023

Victoria training paused as Covid-19 lockdown clarity is sought

The state was seeking confirmation as to whether their elite sport exemptions remained
February 01, 2023

Australia v West Indies T20Is postponed, IPL to not clash with any international cricket

Fixtures-wise, the only potential clash for the IPL - even if just by two days - is with the proposed Lanka Premier League
January 26, 2023

Trent Woodhill to advise Cricket Australia on the BBL's future

Relinquishes his Stars BBL role but will still work as head coach of the Stars' WBBL team
January 29, 2023

FICA report: 76% of men's players surveyed are against four-day Tests

Also: more than half of the 277 players polled want more than 10 teams playing the World Cup
January 24, 2023

FICA finds players with pay issues from six T20 leagues, including BPL

Others on the list, including the GLT20 Canada, the Abu Dhabi T10 and the Euro T20 Slam, have attracted big-name players
January 25, 2023

Cricket Victoria vote will have Cricket Australia implications

Calls for governance reform at Cricket Australia may gain or lose impetus depending on the outcome of the Cricket Victoria board elections
January 29, 2023

WACA to become boutique base after funding confirmed

The ground will serve as a training base for WA's state, WBBL and BBL teams, plus a venue for state league football
January 29, 2023

Women's T20 Challenge v WBBL: Alyssa Healy, Suzie Bates upset with BCCI decision

Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami, among others, welcome the announcement by Sourav Ganguly
January 28, 2023

Alister McDermott retires at 29 after string of injuries

Craig McDermott's son had recently returned to the Queensland side after a three-year absence
January 29, 2023

David Warner: Don't see Sunrisers Hyderabad captaincy as 'redemption tale'

Players from England and Australia might join the IPL late after completing their white-ball series in September
January 30, 2023
WBBL 2020-21

WBBL: Beth Mooney quits Brisbane Heat to fill Meg Lanning's shoes at Perth Scorchers

Mooney, part of Heat's title-winning sides in the last two seasons, signed a two-year deal with Scorchers
February 01, 2023
Australia news

David Warner eyes Stuart Broad rematch after paceman's recall

'The way he's been bowling the last 18 months has been outstanding'
January 25, 2023

SCG's 'keeper returns for youth homeless sleepout

Phil Emery will join the likes of Mitchell Starc and Alyssa Healy for the Sport Stars Sleepout to raise money for the homeless
January 29, 2023

Covid-19 restrictions might make David Warner 'rethink' international future

Players with families might choose to retire, the Australia batsman says, instead of long stints on the road
January 29, 2023
Men's Future Tours Programme

Explainer: Men's ODI World Cup Super League

With a handful of days left for the ODI World Cup Super League, here's all you need to know about it
January 28, 2023

Mark Taylor raises prospect of Boxing Day Test being moved

Adelaide and Perth may be able to host larger crowds than Melbourne
January 26, 2023

Scotland cancel Australia T20 fixture due to Covid-19 pandemic

The possibility of scheduling the match later in the summer has also been ruled out
January 24, 2023

T20 World Cup 'unrealistic' and 'unlikely' this year - Cricket Australia chairman

Earl Eddings says CA has presented different options to the ICC Board
January 28, 2023

Matthew Wade won't be trying to get under Virat Kohli's skin

He believes India feed off confrontation and also expects players to be able to adapt to empty stands
January 29, 2023

T20 World Cup fate under 'very high risk'- Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts

Number of venues for the Test series against India later this year could also be brought down based on circumstances
January 24, 2023

2020 T20 World Cup prospects fade, as alternatives sought

A board official says hosting it this October would be 'too big a risk'
January 28, 2023

Crowds, not teams, the big issue - Australian sports minister on men's T20 World Cup

A decision would need to be made about the value of a global event behind closed doors
January 24, 2023

Cricketing heads meet to plot way out of crisis

Thursday's ICC meeting starts contingency planning process
February 01, 2023
Australia news

Cricket Australia backs down on 45% cut to state grants

It entered fresh talks with the ACA and states to clarify its finances and assuage fears that it could go broke by August
January 24, 2023

Bangladesh-Australia Test series postponed amid Covid-19 threat

The series was to be played in June as part of the World Test Championship cycle
January 24, 2023
Australia news

Pucovski returns as captain against England Lions

The 21-year-old batsman had taken a mental-health break ahead of the Test summer against Pakistan and New Zealand
January 24, 2023

Scotland announce 2020 fixtures against New Zealand, Australia

New Zealand will visit Edinburgh for an ODI and a T20I, while Australia will also play a T20I in June
January 31, 2023

SCG dramas raise ICC eyebrows ahead of men's T20 World Cup

There is a short turnaround between the end of next year's rugby league season and Sydney's first match of the men's T20 World Cup
January 28, 2023
Ashes 2019

Paine, Siddle played Oval Test with injuries

Australia captain says his thumb is "broken but not displaced", praises Siddle for pushing through and bowling despite hip injury
January 26, 2023
England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval

A good team, not a great one yet - Langer

Having set out upon a gruelling twin tour of the UK for the World Cup and the Ashes, he witnessed a pair of strong and successful campaigns without either fully satisfying
January 28, 2023

How Broad has owned Warner

Seven dismissals in 10 innings. Stuart Broad has enjoyed a stranglehold over the Australian opener
January 26, 2023

Broad and Leach secure series-levelling win despite defiant Wade

Matthew Wade struck a brilliant 117 but England removed Steven Smith for just 23 and wrapped up a convincing 135-run victory
January 26, 2023

'I want to be the man to bring the Ashes back to England' - Joe Root

Root insists he wants to lead England in 2021-22 Ashes in Australia, while vice-captain Ben Stokes says skipper is "100 percent" the man to take side forward
January 28, 2023

I have 'unfinished business' as Test captain, declares Tim Paine after Oval defeat

"There's a little bit of cricket left in this old body" says Paine, who admits he has "a couple" of regrets about the defeat at The Oval
January 26, 2023

Trevor Bayliss hails 'change of player attitude' as he bows out as England coach

Victory at The Oval provides upbeat send-off for coach who delivered England's maiden World Cup success
January 26, 2023

'Jofra thought he could rip my head off or get me out' - Matthew Wade on epic duel

Gripping duel lights up final afternoon of series, as Hobart team-mates epitomise the intensity of Ashes cricket
February 01, 2023

'I'm still learning how to get the best out of Archer' - Joe Root

England captain warns not to expect too much too soon from spearhead after incisive maiden Test series
January 28, 2023

Denly and Stokes build England's chance for series-levelling win

England built a commanding lead of 382 on the third day to leave Australia a mountain to climb if they are to hold onto the series
January 26, 2023
Australia news

Finch and Langer already plotting Australia's T20 World Cup campaign

Australia's T20 captain and coach have begun planning for the home T20 World Cup in October next year with the Ashes series still ongoing
January 28, 2023
England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, Day 2

Archer and Curran dismantle Australia to earn valuable lead

England earned a lead of 69 despite Steven Smith scoring 80 with Jofra Archer claiming 6 for 62 on the second day at The Oval
January 28, 2023

Joe Root's luck leaks away as Pat Cummins proves skill trumps all

It might have been the England captain's day after three early lives, but he encountered a familiar nemesis, and a familiar ball
January 26, 2023
England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval

Buttler rescues England after Marsh swings things Australia's way

England suffered a middle-order collapse against the recalled Mitchell Marsh before a late counterattack helped save face
January 28, 2023
England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, Day 1

'Yeah, most of Australia hate me' - Mitchell Marsh on his latest comeback

Candid allrounder accepts lifestyle fell short of standards during tough year, but is itching to make up lost ground
February 02, 2023

Issues abound as England reach the end of tumultuous four-year cycle

From Root's role to the search for a viable batting line-up, England know that they've got more questions than answers right now
January 28, 2023

Recalled Mitchell Marsh challenged to emulate Ben Stokes

Travis Head makes way as allrounder reaps reward for increased focus on fitness
January 26, 2023

More than pride at stake for England as Australia seek to confirm Ashes dominance

Hosts seek victory at The Oval to square series as end of the Bayliss era approaches
January 29, 2023

How Peter Siddle put the wobble back into Australia's attack

The adoption of a key skill has helped propel Australia to the Ashes, and it's one that England recently mastered
January 28, 2023
BBL news

Strikers add Salt to spice up their top order

Sussex batsman joins coach Jason Gillespie in signing with the Adelaide Strikers for the upcoming BBL season
January 29, 2023

Smith genius buys time for Warner and young batsmen

Langer admitted that Smith's talents had dragged an otherwise underperforming bating unit to victory in a series dominated by bowlers
January 27, 2023

'Is it out? Is it out? What do you reckon, Josh?'

Nathan Lyon recalls nerve-shredding final moments of Old Trafford Test
January 28, 2023
WBBL new

Tammy Beaumont joins Melbourne Renegades for the WBBL

England right-hander comes in as a replacement overseas player after Amy Satterthwaite was ruled out of the tournament
January 29, 2023
BBL news

Perth Scorchers sign Kurtis Patterson on three-year deal

Left-hander heads west after not playing a game for Sydney Thunder last year despite being in career-best form
January 29, 2023

England are not as good as they think they are

This England side is full of batsmen with big reputations and small averages and bowlers who were put in the shade by Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood
January 31, 2023

Headingley loss would have broken a lot of teams - Tim Paine

Still plenty to play for in last Test at The Oval, despite England's failure to reclaim the Ashes, Root says
January 28, 2023

A scream, a win, and an urn dearly earned - Mission accomplished for Australia

Captain ecstatic as Australia seal the Ashes with a thrilling 185-run win at Old Trafford
January 29, 2023

'Bloody beauty. This Test cricket isn't bad is it?'

Reactions on social media after Australia retain the Ashes at Old Trafford
January 28, 2023

'Pumped' Tim Paine says Steven Smith is the 'best' he's seen

Captain ecstatic as Australia seal the Ashes with a thrilling 185-run win at Old Trafford
January 28, 2023
The Ashes 2019

Australia retain the Ashes as England fall short in gutsy rearguard

Australia have retained the Ashes on English soil for the first time since 2001, after digging deep into their reserves in the final hour at Old Trafford
January 28, 2023

Jofra Archer's precious talent must be nurtured and protected

Archer and the England team are still coming to terms with each other's little ways
January 26, 2023

Joe Root ball blueprint for Australia's Ashes charge

Pat Cummins' pearler may go down as the moment Australia truly believed they were set to win the Ashes
January 31, 2023

Trevor Bayliss holding out for a hero

England go into the fifth day needing another miracle to sustain their hopes of winning back the Ashes
January 29, 2023
The Ashes 2019

Steven Smith transcends the contest as Pat Cummins puts one hand on the Ashes

Australia on brink of Ashes retention after remarkable half-century draws sting of England attack
January 31, 2023

David Warner sent back to the drawing board

Only way is up for struggling Australian opener, who could learn something from Mitchell Starc
January 27, 2023

Rory Burns shows the value of picking specialists

Already Burns has become just the third England opener since Andrew Strauss retired to reach fifty three times in a series
January 28, 2023
The Ashes 2019

Josh Hazlewood surges for Australia after Joe Root and Rory Burns give England hope

Late wickets as England limp to the close on 200 for 5, still 98 runs shy of saving the follow-on
January 26, 2023

Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood in rescue tandem

For a while it looked as though Australia were still haunted by Headingley
January 28, 2023

'Cut Jofra Archer a bit of slack', Chris Silverwood warns after wicketless innings

Bowling coach warns against heightened expectations following low-key showing in Australia's first innings
January 26, 2023

'Going short played into our hands' - Steven Smith

Smith was almost never troubled by the short ball during his 319-ball stay for 211 runs
January 27, 2023

Team-mates finally turn up to Steve Smith's party

Star batsman needed allies and, much to Australia's relief, he was able to find them
January 27, 2023

We may look back on Jack Leach no-ball as tipping point in this series

Spinner's over-step handed Steve Smith an alimighty reprieve which could cost the hosts dear
January 27, 2023
The Ashes 2019

Steve Smith double-century pushes England to the brink once again

Third Ashes double-hundred puts Smith into different league as England struggle to 23 for 1 in reply
January 28, 2023
England v Australia, 4th Ashes Test, Old Trafford, 2nd day

Two Australian fans ejected for abusing Jofra Archer

The pair, who were standing below the England dressing room, are alleged to have shouted 'Jofra, show us your passport,' according to the Daily Telegraph
January 28, 2023

Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne together at last

Smith united with Labuschagne, his like-for-like replacement in more ways than one
January 27, 2023

The key to Stuart Broad's edge over David Warner

Broad dismisses Australian opener for fifth time in 87 balls this Ashes series
January 28, 2023
The Ashes 2019

Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne blow England off-course on blustery day

Australia's captain, Tim Paine, won the toss and chose to bat first, as a gripping Ashes series prepared to get back underway in the fourth Test at Old Trafford
January 27, 2023
England v Australia, The Ashes, 4th Test, Old Trafford

'I've lost a bit of sleep thinking how we're going to get Stokes out' - Paine

Australia captain dismissive of Jofra Archer's comments that Australia panicked towards the end of the Headingley Test
January 28, 2023
England v Australia, The Ashes, 4th Test, Old Trafford

Smith's return gives Australia hope amid another England reshuffle

England pick Craig Overton to replace Chris Woakes knowing that they cannot afford to lose another Test in the series
January 27, 2023
The Ashes 2019

Tim Paine admits Leeds errors, explains Usman Khawaja axing

Australia's captain has conceded that he should have kept the field up to Ben Stokes during the England allrounder's last-wicket stand with Jack Leach
January 31, 2023

Root commits to grinding Australia down at Old Trafford

England's top three need to dig in to give their middle order the chance to 'do as much damage as possible', says Root
January 29, 2023

Steven Smith topples Virat Kohli, becomes No. 1 Test batsman again

Jasprit Bumrah and Jason Holder move into top five for bowlers after Jamaica Test
February 01, 2023

The ups and downs of Khawaja's Test career

What does the future hold for Usman Khawaja after he was dropped for the fourth Test against England?
January 27, 2023
England v Australia, 4th Test, Old Trafford

Usman Khawaja dropped, James Pattinson rested for fourth Ashes Test

Marnus Labuschagne set to take over at first drop, Peter Siddle likely to claim third seam bowling spot
January 28, 2023

Stuart Broad looking forward to another Jofra Archer-Steven Smith duel

Broad warns there will be no respite in England's attempt to discomfort Smith on his return
January 29, 2023

'We felt a bit like we got the Ashes stolen' - Justin Langer

Langer admits past week has been one of the most challenging of his coaching career
February 01, 2023

Steve Waugh rejoins Australia squad in hour of need

Originally set to be a part of the touring party only for the first two Tests, the former captain has flown back to help the Australians bounce back from the Headingley loss
January 26, 2023
Ashes news

World Cup final umpires Dharmasena, Erasmus to stand in last two Ashes Tests

ICC make a change for Old Trafford with Kumar Dharmasena to stand on-field alongside Marais Erasmas instead of Ruchira Palliyaguruge
January 27, 2023
England v Australia, The Ashes, 4th Test, Old Trafford

'We could have communicated better' - Hazlewood on Australia's last hour at Headingley

Pacer reckons a greater sharing of ideas between captain Tim Paine and the bowlers may have been useful as Ben Stokes took charge in Leeds
January 27, 2023

Australia consider Mitchell Marsh for Matthew Wade switch

Matthew Wade could find himself out of the Test side at Old Trafford as Australia ponder adding another right-hander
January 28, 2023

Mitchell Starc polishes off Derbyshire to push Old Trafford case

Australia completed their tour match promptly on the third day in Derby, wrapping up an innings win
February 01, 2023
Big Bash League News

Bird flies north to Sydney again for the BBL

Australia fast bowler returns to the Sixers where he played three seasons after helping Melbourne Stars to the final in 2018
January 29, 2023

Steven Smith makes low-key batting return after concussion

Steven Smith makes 23 from 38 balls before heading to nets for extended session
February 01, 2023

Nathan Lyon 'still a huge weapon' against Ben Stokes - Tim Paine

Australia have had plenty of time to address but also rationalise the madness of their final hour at Headingley
February 01, 2023

Marcus Harris fights for spot with fifty to delay Steven Smith's batting return against Derbyshire

Harris scores unbeaten 52 in front of selectors but Smith waits in wings after bowling one over in comeback match
February 01, 2023
The Ashes 2019

Usman Khawaja to captain, Alex Carey to keep in tour game

Steven Smith will make his comeback in the three-day game against Derbyshire after missing the third Test of the Ashes series
February 01, 2023
Women's Big Bash League

Alex Blackwell, Rachael Haynes extend stints with Sydney Thunder

Blackwell's one-year contract will extend her domestic career into a record-equalling 19th season
January 29, 2023

Ben Stokes inspires Steven Smith to greater Ashes feats

Year out has given Smith perspective to see the bigger picture
January 28, 2023

Steven Smith's first thought was of Phillip Hughes after being struck by ball to the neck

'Particularly where I got hit, just a bit of past came up, if you know what I mean, from a few years ago' - Smith
February 01, 2023

Ben Stokes rises to career-best ranking after Headingley blockbuster

As a collective, fast bowlers made the biggest impression in Leeds, North Sound and Colombo in the three World Test Championship games
January 29, 2023
Ashes News

Pat Cummins seeks perspective amid Leeds chaos

The calamity of Cape Town 18 months ago has helped Australia accept that the Headingley loss was simply a game of cricket they can learn from
January 29, 2023

Batting in spotlight as Australia plot resurrection of their own

Justin Langer concedes batsmen haven't produced as tourists head for Derby with questions aplenty
January 27, 2023

'Really poor' DRS use cost Australia at Headingley - Justin Langer

Both Tim Paine and the Australia coach felt umpire Joel Wilson shouldn't be blamed for the Ben Stokes not-out call and that the team should get better with their reviews
January 27, 2023
Match Analysis

Stokes asserts his greatness, blossoming in the heat of competition just as others wilt

Now is the time to marvel and wonder, to congratulate and celebrate. Thanks to Stokes, cricket in England seems relevant again
January 27, 2023

Tim Paine counsels distraught Nathan Lyon in wake of nightmare

Spinnner was the raw face of Australia's gut-punched emotions after Headingley defeat
January 27, 2023

Mistakes haunt Australia as Headingley hoodoo strikes again

The challenge for Tim Paine's team will be to pick themselves up after another scarring defeat
January 26, 2023
Ashes 2019

'Test cricket isn't boring and Stokesy is Superman'

Reactions from around the sporting world after a Ben Stokes-powered one-wicket win kept England alive in Ashes 2019
January 31, 2023

'Holy hand grenades, Stokes is a monster' - England's last-wicket stand as it happened

How ESPNcricinfo's ball-by-ball commentary recorded Ben Stokes' match-winning stand of 76 with Jack Leach
January 28, 2023

'Said I'd take back my 92 immediately for one run out here' - Jack Leach

"I know I look stupid when I'm out there but it got the job done" says number 11 after match-winning partnership with Ben Stokes
January 31, 2023

One of the 'top two moments I've ever had on a cricket field' - Ben Stokes

"it's one I'll never forget" says Stokes after stunning innings seals improbable England victory
January 26, 2023

Ben Stokes century seals historic one-wicket win to keep Ashes alive

Stokes scores unbeaten 135, Jack Leach holds his nerve as England post their highest successful run chase in Tests
January 28, 2023
England v Australia, 3rd Test, Headingley

Joe Root digs in during fight to save Test - and his captaincy

Root's unbeaten 75 was the innings of a leader
January 26, 2023
Match Analysis

Marnus Labuschagne sets the example for Australia - and England

Labuschagne has not only shored up Australia with his doughty, brave and intelligent batting, but set the blueprint for England's batsmen to work from
January 28, 2023

Joe Root keeps England hopes alive

England captain unbeaten on 75, Joe Denly reaches fifty with hosts chasing another 203 runs at Headingley
January 26, 2023

Josh Hazlewood leads way as Australia squeeze free-scoring England

Plan to 'dry up the runs and force mistakes' pays off as England skittled for 67
February 01, 2023

Josh Hazlewood five-for leaves England's Ashes hopes hanging by a thread

Hazlewood claims 5 for 30 as England are bowled out for 67 and Australia close in on 300-plus lead
January 26, 2023

Australia find Ashes gold at end of pace rainbow

How did Josh Hazlewood, James Pattinson and Pat Cummins bowl together for the first time on the most important day of the 2019 Ashes series?
January 28, 2023

Stats: England's fourth sub-100 total in two years

England's Headingley horror show was their lowest total at the ground, and their lowest in the Ashes since 1948
January 28, 2023
England v Australia, 3rd Test, Headingley

The moment Jofra Archer revealed his instinct for greatness

Star bowler shows remarkably mature approach for a young man playing just his second Test
January 29, 2023

'I had a lot of luck,' admits David Warner on return to form

Australia opener would have been "happy to get out to a good ball" after working on tightening technique
January 28, 2023

Australia ride their luck, but only so far

Tourists thankful for David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne staving off the potential of a 2015 Trent Bridge horror show
January 28, 2023

Jofra Archer claims six as Australia are rolled for 179

Playing just his second Test, Archer claims 6-45 as England win a rain-interrupted day
January 28, 2023

Australia must stare down the monster that is Jofra Archer's bouncer

Just like getting back in the saddle after being thrown from a horse, batsmen have to confront danger
January 28, 2023

Australia yearn to take back control at Leeds

Australia will hope to attack down the Headingley hill and keep things tight going up it as they continue their attempts to 'win boring'
January 27, 2023

England quietly confident in Steven Smith's absence

Australia are unbeaten in eight Tests against England, but with their best batsman out, head to Leeds with the tide against them
January 28, 2023

How can David Warner emerge from his batting funk?

Opener has failed to reach double figures in the Ashes so far but Tim Paine thinks Smith absence can be the 'poke and prod he needs' to rediscover his form
January 28, 2023

England confirm Pakistan, West Indies Tests for 2020, 12 white-ball internationals

Home summer to start with West Indies Tests in June, with Ireland and Australia white-ball tours and The Hundred window all confirmed
January 24, 2023
England v Australia, The Ashes, 3rd Test, Leeds

Here to win the Ashes not engage in bouncer war, says Justin Langer

Australia coach says team won't be swayed from pre-series plans for how to win in England
January 28, 2023
England v Australia, The Ashes, 3rd Test, Leeds

Concussed Steven Smith out of Headingley Test

Australia batsman yet to fully recover after being struck on the neck by a bouncer at Lord's
January 27, 2023
The Ashes 2019

Travis Head brings out the stem guard after blow to Steven Smith

Some Australia players added the stem guard - which will likely be made mandatory by CA in the next 12 months - to their helmets mid-way through the Lord's Test
January 28, 2023

'The sky is the limit' for Jofra Archer - Ben Stokes

Vice-captain says Archer's fifth spell in the first innings was "one of the best" spells of fast bowling he has seen as a player
January 29, 2023

Ben Stokes 'just finds a way' as his rediscovered authority takes on a new significance

Allrounder's hundred and Steven Smith's concussion means his could be the most prized wicket on either side at Headingley
February 01, 2023
IPL news

Sunrisers Hyderabad rope in Brad Haddin as assistant coach

Haddin and Bayliss have worked together before, winning the Champions League T20 for Sydney Sixers as captain and coach respectively, in 2012
January 30, 2023
ICC news

Steven Smith moves to No. 2 in Test rankings for batsmen

Dimuth Karunaratne broke into the top ten after his fourth-innings 122 handed Sri Lanka 60 points in Galle
January 26, 2023

Tim Paine vows to keep hooking as Australia stick to Ashes blueprint

Captain unconcerned after being dismissed by Jofra Archer short ball and says "message won't change" after Lord's draw
January 28, 2023

Super sub Marnus Labuschagne steps into the breach for Australia

The first concussions substitute in the history of Test cricket did more than his bit to help stave off an Australia defeat
January 29, 2023
England v Australia, 2nd Test, Lord's

Australia hold out for draw, despite best efforts of Jofra Archer, Jack Leach

Steve Smith's concussion replacement Marnus Labuschagne scores fifty to help Australia avoid defeat
January 28, 2023

Steven Smith hoping to be fit for Headingley Test after 'mild concussion'

Steven Smith's hopes of participating in the third Ashes Test will rest in the hands of Australia's medical team
January 28, 2023

Steven Smith withdrawn from Lord's Test due to concussion

Cricket Australia have become the first team to apply to the ICC for a concussion substitute under the new protocols
January 27, 2023

'They're not cricket fans' - Mitchell Johnson condemns booing of Steven Smith

Former Australian fast bowler says heckling Smith after he 'braved up' to bat again is beyond the pale
January 28, 2023

Jofra Archer proves natural born thriller after visceral Steven Smith duel

England's debutant shook up Lord's and knocked the previously serene Steven Smith off his stride
January 27, 2023

Madness of Test cricket sets up compelling finish to Lord's drama

England's fragile top order was again exposed by Australia's attack but there is time for a few more twists on the final day
January 28, 2023

'I can't get on the honour board unless I'm batting' - what Smith said to Langer

The Australia coach insisted Steven Smith was right to resume his innings although said he may have to reconsider his use of stem guards after the sickening blow from Jofra Archer
January 29, 2023

Steven Smith takes centre stage again on day of high drama as Australia give themselves a chance

Smith suffers brutal blows to neck and arm as Jofra Archer unleashes hell
January 28, 2023

Steven Smith blow brings cricket to a standstill

The Australia batsman was able to resume his innings shortly after a sickening blow from Jofra Archer but it would have rekindled some awful memories
January 27, 2023

Australia's batsmen knuckle down to stem the blood loss

On previous tours, Australia would have crumbled in a session like this. Today, they escaped with only minimal damage
January 28, 2023

Jofra Archer claims maiden Test wicket as England take upper hand

Australia must turn to Steven Smith and Matthew Wade after collapse on rain-affected day
January 31, 2023

Jofra Archer will relish bouncer battle - Rory Burns

Debutant is "looking forward to getting his own back" after Pat Cummins short-ball barrage, suggests Burns
February 01, 2023

Nathan Lyon critical of Australia's standards at Lord's

Falling short of usual standards a "positive sign we can get better" argues Lyon
January 26, 2023
England v Australia, 2nd Test, Lord's

Jonny Bairstow, Rory Burns stand up for England but Australia edge day

Australia reached 30 for 1 during a tricky period at the end of the day after their bowlers put England under pressure again
January 28, 2023

'Cherry ripe' Josh Hazlewood brings peak precision

Australia have managed Hazlewood's workload carefully to ensure he was in peak condition at Lord's
January 28, 2023

Josh Hazlewood's economy leaves Mitchell Starc on the periphery for Lord's

'Tough call' to omit Starc, admits Justin Langer, but right-arm seamer's miserly spells give him the edge
January 28, 2023
England v Australia, 2nd Test, Lord's

Jofra Archer forced to wait for Test debut as first day of second Ashes Test is a washout

Play abandoned without a ball being bowled, toss to take place on Thursday
February 01, 2023

Back surgeon doubted he could fix Pattinson

The fast bowler has learned how to manage his body but revealed there were serious doubts whether he would recover from his back stress fractures
January 31, 2023
England v Australia, 2nd Ashes Test, Lord's

Nine years after debut, Paine returns to Lord's for defining Test

Inexperienced but well travelled in life, Paine is chasing a victory that will help chart a more open-minded path for those who follow
February 01, 2023

England prepare to pit hope against bullish expectation

Jofra Archer and Jack Leach's selections rely on the hope, rather than conviction, that England can turn this Ashes series around
January 28, 2023

Preview: Will Jofra Archer prove to be England's Ashes X-factor against Australia at Lord's?

From the match Australia weren't expected to win to one they're not expected to lose, how quickly things can change during the Ashes
January 31, 2023
England v Australia, 2nd Test, Lord's

Must ignore Steven Smith's twitches and 'stick to a plan' - Joe Root

Jofra Archer will 'cause a lot of problems' to the Australian batsmen, hopes the England captain
January 28, 2023

England's allrounders give Root options and flair

It is a happy coincidence that they currently have so many multi-skilled players
January 28, 2023

Langer lauds Australia's fast-bowling depth but warns against complacency

Australia coach happy to have options in attack as they look to strengthen grip on series at Lord's
January 28, 2023

'Keep wearing him down' - Justin Langer's plan for Jofra Archer

The Australia coach wants his players to not be satisfied with one win, and arrive at Lord's with the same hunger they displayed at Edgbaston
January 27, 2023
The Ashes 2019

Pat Cummins aims to be Australia's five-Test ironman

"I'll be hoping to play every game, and if I'm fully fit and bowling well I expect to"
January 27, 2023

Mitchell Starc adapts to conditional Ashes role

Paceman recognises squad ethic is vital to success in England after missing Edgbaston Test
February 01, 2023

Australia keen to maintain 'control' as Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood bide time

Tim Paine suggests Australia won't go far from plans that succeeded in first Test as team moves on to London
January 28, 2023

Josh Hazlewood dares England to dish out greentops

The quick bowler is eager to get back into the Test side for Lord's where he expects there to be a bit more life in the surface
February 01, 2023

Lower-order resistance leaves Australia pondering pace options

Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood manage two wickets in the day as Worcestershire recover from 75 for 8
January 25, 2023

Agar out of T20 Blast with fractured ankle

The left-arm spinner could face a race to be fit for the start of Western Australia's One-Day Cup campaign in mid-September
January 29, 2023

Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood give reminder of contrasting styles

Starc fiery but expensive, while Hazlewood gives nothing away, after Travis Head warms up for Lord's with ton
January 25, 2023

Keep us neutral, ICC umpires declare

Questions had been asked as to whether neutral umpires are still needed after Joel Wilson and Aleem Dar came under fire at Edgbaston
January 28, 2023
The Ashes 2019

Australia's plan: curb England's boundary-hunting

Coach Justin Langer explains why Peter Siddle was picked ahead of Mitchell Starc at Edgbaston
January 30, 2023
The Ashes 2019

Specialist batsman Matthew Wade sheds the gloves and the pressure

Matthew Wade, playing the Edgbaston Test without having to keep wicket, was more relaxed than he has ever been for Australia, and it paid off
January 28, 2023
Australia news

Jhye Richardson added to National Performance Squad for India tour

The fast bowler, on a comeback trail from injury, will work with Glenn McGrath at the MRF Pace Foundation and could feature in the matches against MRF Academy
January 29, 2023

'The Three' block out the boos as Steve Smith's bubble proves to be the real fortress

England fans' dreary, repetitive boos lose their bite as Smith sculpts his perfect comeback
February 01, 2023

Steve Smith and Nathan Lyon will get better, Tim Paine warns

"If you come and watch both of them train you see why they keep improving and keep getting better", says Australian captain
January 31, 2023

Australia's resurrection from 122 for 8 to a 251-run victory

Stats highlights from Edgbaston where Nathan Lyon and Pat Cummins reached career milestones
January 27, 2023
England v Australia, 1st Test, Edgbaston, 5th day

Lyon and Cummins complete crushing victory for Ashes lead

England were blown away for 146 on the final day at Edgbaston to leave them with a host of questions early in the series
January 27, 2023

Call in the DRS, or not: umpiring in the spotlight at Edgbaston

Everyone makes mistakes, but there were quite a few on the opening day at Edgbaston
January 31, 2023

Dobell: When England desperately needed their spinner to stand up, Moeen Ali failed to deliver

First Test feels like an ending, for these are the days when spinners must earn their keep
February 01, 2023
England v Australia, 1st Test, Edgbaston, 4th day

Steven Smith, Matthew Wade hundreds set up Australia for victory push

England set a target of 398 in 97 after a day of leather-chasing at Edgbaston as bowling attack runs out of steam
January 28, 2023

Steven Smith's rare twin hundreds in first Test of an away series

The stats and milestones as Smith breaks yet more Ashes records at Edgbaston
January 28, 2023

Should Smith move up to No. 3, like Root?

But Tim Paine will have his work cut out to make a convincing case
January 28, 2023

Dobell: Four problems England must fix

A spinner under pressure, a batsman in a Test slump, an Australian hungry for runs and an irreplaceable star make for a tough to-do list
January 27, 2023

Brettig: Steven Smith too good for England, but also Australia

England play one intriguing Test against Smith and another rather different one against the rest of Australia
January 29, 2023
England v Australia, 1st Test, Edgbaston, 3rd day

England edge ahead in tight tussle but Smith looms large

After lower-order runs scrambled a lead of 90, England made early inroads before Australia wiped off the deficit
January 28, 2023
England v Australia, 1st Test, Edgbaston, 2nd day

Rory Burns' maiden hundred puts in England in control

Opener ends the day unbeaten on 125 as England move to within touching distance of taking the lead
January 29, 2023

Steven Smith sculpts the stuff of dreams

A hostile English crowd, a dicey pitch, a batting collapse, a rearguard century and adulation for one of the greatest innings ever
January 27, 2023

'I didn't know if I was ever going to play cricket again' - Steven Smith

Smith admits there were times during his ban for the Newlands scandal where he fell out of love with cricket
January 28, 2023

Smith's magnificent return leads Australia's fightback

A wonderful century from the former captain lifted Australia from the tatters of 122 for 8 on a dramatic opening day to the Ashes
January 28, 2023
Ashes 2019

Where should Joe Root bat? How many runs will Steven Smith make this series?

Our writers on the ground answer the pressing questions before the Ashes and make their predictions
January 27, 2023

England strike right mix of youth and experience to claim consolation Ashes win over Australia

Australia walk away with 12-4 points victory after England win final T20I by 17 runs
January 23, 2023

'Smithy needs that big score to tick the last box' - Mark Taylor

Taylor, one of Smith's mentors, thinks the captain needs one dominant hundred to complete his reintegration into the Australia side
January 27, 2023

Batting at No.3 'was completely my decision' - Joe Root on Ashes batting order

Anderson and Broad reunited as paceman continues recovery from side strain
January 28, 2023

Jofra Archer Ashes debut delayed as he continues injury comeback

Anderson and Broad reunited as paceman continues recovery from side strain
January 28, 2023

Edgbaston Factor offers England the edge as Ashes arrives with indecent haste

Only weeks after the World Cup, the oldest rivalry in cricket has rolled back onto centre stage
January 27, 2023
Australia news Ashes

Australia bargain big three breakup as Mitchell Starc falls behind

Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc have been told they won't play together in the first Ashes Test in order to help prolong their careers after being relied upon too heavily in previous major Test series
January 30, 2023
World Test Championship 2019-21

'There will be more on the line' - captains welcome World Test Championship

We have longed to have something to play for that gives proper context to Test cricket, says Faf du Plessis of the competition
January 26, 2023
Australia news

James Pattinson, Usman Khawaja in line to play first Ashes Test

Bancroft appears likely to partner Warner, with Wade looking set to bat No.6, while Hazlewood, Starc and Siddle are in a tussle for the last fast bowling spot
January 28, 2023
ICC news

FAQs: All you need to know about the 2019-21 World Test Championship

Nine teams will contest a total of 27 bilateral series in the inaugural World Test Championship between 2019 to 2021
February 01, 2023
Australia news

No day-night Sheffield Shield games scheduled ahead of pink ball Tests

Cricket Australia have scheduled Australia A to host day-night tour matches against Pakistan and England Lions
January 29, 2023

'It's England v Australia but we'll still shake hands' - Bairstow on Warner friendship

Previous alliances - and battles - put to one side for Ashes contest says England wicketkeeper
January 27, 2023

James Anderson the key as Glenn McGrath 'sits on fence' in Ashes prediction

Australian great avoids usual whitewash prediction, but remains confident the strength of their seamers gives them an edge
January 31, 2023
World Test Championship

FAQs - What happens if World Test Championship final ends in a draw or tie?

We get two winners. Here's everything you need to know about the tournament that will bring new meaning to Test cricket
January 29, 2023
Ashes 2019

Josh Hazlewood questions Jason Roy's Ashes opening credentials

Australian quick cites Aaron Finch's difficulties as an indicator of how challenging it is for limited-overs specialists to successfully open the batting in Tests
January 26, 2023

Resilient Jhye Richardson raring to go again

The fast bowler has paid a hefty price for diving in the field in an ODI against Pakistan in March, missing the World Cup and Ashes, but is now looking ahead
January 29, 2023

Langer reveals personal toll of coaching Australia

The Australia coach has opened up on how the pressure got to him earlier this year and recounts an old story regarding James Anderson
January 28, 2023

Ellyse Perry becomes first player to reach 1000 runs, 100 wickets in T20Is

Unbeaten 47 in Australia's win over England makes allrounder the first player - male or female - to reach the milestone
January 28, 2023
Ashes build-up

Khawaja one session away from Ashes fitness

Batsman edges closer to selection for the first Test, an unlikely prospect when he hobbled off at the World Cup
January 28, 2023

Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry steer Australia within touching distance of white-ball Ashes sweep

Assured partnership guides tourists to comfortable win in penultimate match of series
January 31, 2023
The Ashes 2019

Siddle thought Test career was over in 2015

Australia quick had been dropped in helpful conditions at Trent Bridge but believes Australia are more evolved in their strategy of how to play in English climes
January 31, 2023

Dobell: More hand-wringing over top order as England try to persuade Joe Root to bat at No.3

Team management want Root to move up from No.4 in the Ashes, but it will be captain's call
January 28, 2023

Jofra Archer earns Ashes call-up after star turn at World Cup

England name 14-man squad to face Australia in the Ashes
January 28, 2023
Australia news

'I wasn't as true to myself as I could have been' - Bancroft battles back

In the many recriminations and deliberations that followed the Newlands scandal, there was little doubt that Bancroft had the hardest road back to regaining a place in the Australian team
January 28, 2023

'I hit the ball as well as I have for a long time' - Lanning

The Australia captain wants her team to continue to strive for perfection in what has become a dominant Ashes campaign
January 23, 2023

Time is now for first-choice Pattinson

The quick bowler has matured through a series of injury setbacks and is primed to make a telling impact on the Ashes
January 27, 2023

Meg Lanning's record knock grinds England into the dirt

Lanning hits unbeaten 133 as Australia inflict England's heaviest T20I defeat to win Ashes outright on points
January 26, 2023
Ashes 2019

Post-viral fatigue hurt Joe Burns' chances - Trevor Hohns

Hohns conceded that the fatigue, which forced Burns home after just one match in county cricket, played heavily against him
January 28, 2023

How Wade became too good for Australia to ignore

Matthew Wade has churned out the runs at state and Australia A level and has been rewarded with a place in the Ashes squad
January 27, 2023

Bancroft, Wade and Mitchell Marsh earn Ashes call-ups

Marnus Labuschagne has also been included but Kurtis Patterson and Joe Burns miss out while there is no second frontline spinner
January 30, 2023

Mitchell Starc on edge as Australia prepare to name Ashes squad

Seamer could miss Edgbaston Test, with Cameron Bancroft's 93* on "dangerous pitch" likely to secure him his spot in 17
January 29, 2023

Cameron Bancroft beats a path to selectors' door with determined 93*

Defining innings of low scoring scrap gives opener good chance of being named in Ashes squad
January 28, 2023

Pattinson bullet train set to break up big three

One of Mitchell Starc or Josh Hazlewood could have to make way with their fellow quick looking in irresistible form
January 29, 2023

Bowlers pose rare conundrum, snapping at the heels of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood

James Pattinson, Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle and Mitchell Marsh impress on day two
January 27, 2023

Marnus Labuschagne nonplussed after making Ashes case on wild wicket

Jackson Bird thrives as seamers make hay on unconventional Ageas Bowl surface
January 28, 2023
Australia news

CA chief Kevin Roberts concedes club cricket decline

Roberts also said that some players were counted twice on the way to reaching CA's overall census participation figures
January 29, 2023
Australia news

James Pattinson fights his way back to fulfill Ashes promise

The Australia fast bowler wants to live up to the potential shown on an injury-curtailed 2013 tour
January 28, 2023
Women's Ashes 2019

Should women's Tests be played over five days?

Losing two sessions to rain did not help the Taunton match gain momentum while neither side put the foot down with the bat
January 23, 2023

Ellyse Perry to the fore again as Australia retain Ashes in drawn Test with England

Perry adds unbeaten 76 to first-innings ton, Molineux makes fine debut with bat and ball as Australians secure 8-2 points lead
January 26, 2023

Newlands scandal ended reverse swing arms race - Paine

Australia skipper claims teams had been trying to outdo each other in finding new ways to manufacture movement
January 30, 2023

Stitches but no scars for Carey in Ashes hunt

In next few days, World Cup revelation will be looking either at a setback, or a continuation of his rise
January 29, 2023

Nat Sciver shows fight for England but Australia close in on Ashes

Allrounder scores unbeaten fifty but three wickets for debutant spinner Sophie Molineux keep Australia in control
January 28, 2023
The Ashes 2019

Pat Cummins goes from drinks waiter to Ashes main man

Four years ago Pat Cummins was just happy to be involved running drinks - now he shapes as Australia's key bowler
January 27, 2023
The Ashes 2019

Steven Smith, Matthew Wade to face Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc in pre-Ashes trial match

The Haddin XII and the Hick XII have been selected for Australia's internal warm-up match at Southampton
January 29, 2023

Rain wrecks England's hopes of Ashes fightback as Perry stars with hundred

It is already nigh on impossible to see how England can claim the 20 wickets required to win the match and stay in the series
January 23, 2023
New Zealand news

New Zealand broadcaster Sky Sport extends deal with Cricket Australia for six years

Both men's and women's internationals in Australia plus the BBL, WBBL and some domestic cricket will continue to be broadcast on Sky Sport in New Zealand
January 27, 2023
ICC news

Sachin Tendulkar, Allan Donald, Cathryn Fitzpatrick inducted in ICC Hall of Fame

The trio were inducted in a ceremony in London on Thursday
February 01, 2023

Stuart Broad's bowling advice keeps Jackson Bird on a wire

Fast bowler has all the attributes for English conditions, but lessons learnt from previous trips may stand him in good stead
January 29, 2023

Ellyse Perry's 84 not out leads the way as Australia put one hand on the Ashes

It is already nigh on impossible to see how England can claim the 20 wickets required to win the match and stay in the series
January 23, 2023
Australia news

Ian Chappell diagnosed with skin cancer

The former Australia captain has revealed that he has been undergoing intense radiotherapy
February 01, 2023
BPL news

Shakib Al Hasan moves from Dhaka Dynamites to Rangpur Riders

The Australian allrounder was the first of the two direct signings for Khulna Titans
January 26, 2023
The Ashes 2019

Captain Paine wary of familiar failings haunting Australia

Plenty of focus has been put on avoiding batting collapses against the swinging ball that have plagued them on the past four failed Ashes tours
January 28, 2023

Will there come a time when women play more Test matches?

Most want to, with the exception of one Australian, who has a very good point
February 01, 2023
Australia XI v England Lions, 4th day, Canterbury

Sam Curran, Sam Hain thwart Australians' hopes of beating England Lions

Tim Paine gloves four catches for Aussies as Lions pair post unbeaten fifties to force draw
January 30, 2023

England, Australia brace for pitch battle as Women's Ashes reach point of no return

England captain Heather Knight hopes spinning wicket will bring her side back into contest after ODI defeats
January 28, 2023

Ellyse Perry plays down personal feats as Australia look to clinch Ashes in Test against England

After taking 7 for 22 in the last ODI between the sides, Australian all-rounder says the stage is set for an exciting Test
February 01, 2023

Georgia Elwiss determined to make England return 'special' with Ashes on the line

The allrounder has been named in Test squad after months out with back injury and hopes to help turn England's fortunes around
January 28, 2023
ICC news

Concussion substitutes set to debut in Ashes

The issue is on the agenda at the ongoing ICC annual conference, and ESPNcricinfo understands the changes to playing conditions will almost certainly be approved
January 27, 2023

Megan Schutt relishing red-ball prospects in England as Australia look to clinch Ashes

'With the white ball, once it's gone it's gone, but with the red ball you can bring it back to life, that's the beauty of it'
January 29, 2023
Australia XI v England Lions, 2nd day, Canterbury

Sam Curran gets into Ashes swing as Australia find going tougher

Tourists lose last six wickets for 17 before Dom Sibley's 74 underpins Lions reply
January 28, 2023
The Ashes 2019

Matthew Wade a likely addition in smaller Ashes squad

The Australia wicketkeeper-batsman maintained his prolific current run by clouting 114 against the England Lions on the day of the World Cup final at Lord's
January 30, 2023
Women's Ashes

Haynes shrugs off quad issue ahead of women's Ashes Test

Left-hander retired on 47 during the warm-up game against the England Academy with tightness but declared she will be fine for Thursday's Test in Taunton
January 28, 2023
Australia XI v England Lions, 1st day, Canterbury

Wade, Head lead strong Australian batting display

The pair add 219 for the fourth wicket after the visitors were sent in to bat under overcast skies against a competent attack
January 27, 2023
The Ashes 2019-2020

Bancroft, Labuschagne get chances for Ashes bid

Carey's made a compelling case to be considered as a specialist batsman, even as Smith and Warner are set for Test return
January 28, 2023
The Ashes 2019

An Ashes campaign amid boos and questions

Australia's improved behaviour will have little impact on the jeering Smith and Warner could face during the series, and on the questions still being asked about Sandpapergate
January 30, 2023
Australia v England, World Cup 2019 semi-final, Edgbaston

Langer pinpoints costly loss of Khawaja with eye on the Ashes

Reflecting on Australia's semi-final defeat, the coach acknowledged that the likes of Maxwell and Stoinis would be disappointed with how their World Cups had gone
January 30, 2023

Australian thoughts turn to Ashes as World Cup trio join squad to face Lions

Peter Handscomb, Matthew Wade and Mitchell Marsh have been added to the squad for Sunday's four-day game at Canterbury
January 31, 2023
England v Australia, World Cup semi-final, Edgbaston

Australia choose worst time to put in 'worst performance' of the World Cup

Aaron Finch admits his side were simply 'outplayed' by England
January 29, 2023
England v Australia, World Cup semi-final, Edgbaston

Kimber: Maybe winning World Cups is not in Australia's DNA, perhaps believing they will is in ours

Most of our lives has been Australia winning, but that doesn't change the genuine problems of the team
January 31, 2023
England v Australia, 2019 World Cup, 2nd semi-final, Edgbaston

The unreality of Adil Rashid's greatness

Maybe England have understood the thing about legspinners, ancient or modern, is that you have to be patient with them
January 29, 2023
England v New Zealand, World Cup 2019, 2nd semi-final, Edgbaston

Jason Roy avoids suspension after outburst against umpires

England opener fined 30% of his match fees in addition to being handed two demerit points
January 29, 2023
England v Australia, World Cup semi-final, Edgbaston

'The best thing for our beautiful game, a 1st time winner!'

The reactions following England's eight-wicket win over five-time and defending champions Australia at Edgbaston
January 27, 2023
England v Australia, World Cup 2019 semi-final, Edgbaston

Jason Roy caps bowlers' onslaught as England blaze a trail to World Cup final

England banished the angst and restored the roar that had carried the side to the top of the world ODI rankings
January 31, 2023
Australia news

Australia A rout Sussex to get Ashes preparation off to a winning start

Marcus Harris, Joe Burns and the bowlers star as Australia A and Test captain Tim Paine says they are striving for results in the tour matches leading into the Ashes series
January 30, 2023
Australia news

Australia A rout Sussex to get Ashes preparation off to a winning start

Marcus Harris, Joe Burns and the bowlers star as Australia A and Test captain Tim Paine says they are striving for results in the tour matches leading into the Ashes series
January 30, 2023
2nd Semi-final: Australia v England, Edgbaston

Tactics Board: Where the Australia - England game could be won and lost

Who will come out on top at Edgbaston, how will England cope with left-arm pace and will Australia's middle order stand up?
January 29, 2023
World Cup 2019

Can Glenn Maxwell make it a Freaky Thursday for Australia?

He's a cricketer capable of extraordinary deeds, but Maxwell's World Cup has been distinctly bit-part so far ... if not in a bad way
January 29, 2023

Dobell: Trophies matter and this England side needs to win one

'This semi-final didn't need any more on it, but having Australia as opponents has provided it anyway'
January 29, 2023
England v Australia, 2nd semi-final, Birmingham, World Cup 2019

England hope to keep ambition alive in historic rematch with old enemy

The hosts have got their mojo back since the group meeting between these sides but Australia know all about the pressure of knockout matches
January 31, 2023
Australia v England, World Cup 2019 semi-final, Edgbaston

Peter Handscomb 'definitely in', Marcus Stoinis fit - Justin Langer

The Australia coach said both Handscomb and Stoinis would feature in the XI for the semi-final against England
January 30, 2023

Billy Stanlake ruled out of Derbyshire T20 stint

Australia quick Billy Stanlake withdraws from county spell after scan detects minor injury
February 01, 2023

Handscomb will treat semi-final as 'any game'

Having missed out on the initial World Cup squad, Handscomb is on the brink of coming into the side when the pressure is at its greatest
January 30, 2023

'England have the chance to inspire a new generation' - Joe Root

Root believes his side can replicate the feats of the 2005 Ashes winners with World Cup success
February 01, 2023
Australia v England, World Cup semi-finals, Edgbaston

'We'll be doing everything we can to nullify Bairstow and Roy' - Justin Langer

Australia's head coach has likened England having their first-choice opening pair fit and firing to his own team having Smith, Warner and Starc back after long absences
January 29, 2023

Ellyse Perry bags seven wickets as Australia take 6-0 lead in Women's Ashes

Perry's career-best 7 for 22 hands Australia a 6-0 points lead to put England under the Ashes blowtorch
January 23, 2023
World Cup 2019

Usman Khawaja out of World Cup, Matthew Wade lined up as replacement

'We have to work hard on getting him up for the Ashes now,' coach Justin Langer said
January 30, 2023
ICC rankings

Rohit Sharma closes in on Virat Kohli on top of ICC ODI rankings for batsmen

Big movers after the round-robin stage of the World Cup include Babar Azam, Kane Williamson, Mitchell Starc and Mujeeb Ur Rahman
January 24, 2023

Lyon begins the mind games - World Cup England's to lose

Australia will take confidence from their group-stage win over England, but Lyon insisted they were underdogs for the semi-final
January 30, 2023
Australia v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Old Trafford

Khawaja, Stoinis injury doubts for semi-final; Wade, Mitchell Marsh called as cover

Usman Khawaja will go for a scan on a hamstring strain that was described as "not ideal" by his captain
January 30, 2023
Australia v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Old Trafford

Faf du Plessis ton sets up consolation win and hands Australia semi-final against England

South Africa held their nerve in the face of David Warner's hundred to seal a 10-run victory in the final group game
January 30, 2023
Women's Ashes

Warning for England with Australia's top order 'due' big scores

Australia have held their nerve in the first two ODIs to gain the early running in the Ashes and coach Matthew Mott believes there is more to come
January 23, 2023
World Cup 2019

Australia 'proud' of fielding efforts - but have they been the best?

Fielding has always been a grey area in cricket, but Australia's emphasis on "creating energy in the ring" tells a story in itself
January 30, 2023
Australia v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Manchester

Smith, Warner's records will speak louder than one-off incident - Du Plessis

South Africa captain says his team won't invoke the events that happened in Newlands last year to gain psychological advantage
February 01, 2023
Australia v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Old Trafford

Glenn Maxwell doubtful; Australia eye top-of-table finish

This will be only the third World Cup meeting between both sides since that epic Edgbaston game
January 30, 2023

Refreshed Marcus Harris prepares to make his Ashes case

The opener admitted to be being worn out after a home season which included his first taste of Test cricket and knows nothing is guaranteed about an Ashes berth
January 31, 2023

Steve Waugh to mentor Australia's Ashes campaign

Waugh will link up with the tour ahead of the first Test at Edgbaston on August 1 as Australia seek to win their first away Ashes since 2001
February 01, 2023
World Cup 2019

Peter Handscomb replaces injured Shaun Marsh in Australia's World Cup squad

Marsh has suffered a fractured forearm after being struck by a ball from Pat Cummins during a net session
January 31, 2023
Kia Super League 2019

Harmanpreet, Blackwell set to return to Lancashire Thunder

India's T20I captain is the first overseas signing for the franchise for 2019, while Alex Blackwell will take up the role of head coach once again
January 26, 2023

England seek better batting performance against Australia in second Ashes ODI

Bowler Anya Shrubsole says England won't change approach which saw them unbeaten in 14 matches before meeting Australia
January 29, 2023
Australia news

Joe Burns added to Australia A squad with Ashes on the horizon

The selectors added the opener to the squad after he was given a medical clearance to play following post-viral fatigue issues
January 29, 2023

Ellyse Perry, Alyssa Healy lead Australia to opening Ashes win against England

Tourists hold their nerve against spirited England bowling effort to take 1-0 series lead
January 23, 2023
Australia news

Joe Burns fit to play again but Ashes prospects in limbo

Opener has overcome his post-viral fatigue issues but at present has nowhere to play ahead of the Ashes squad being picked on July 27
January 28, 2023
Australia news

Mitchell Marsh shines with bat and ball as Australia A remain undefeated

All-rounder takes three wickets and makes a half-century, while Will Pucovski and Peter Handscomb also make half-centuries as Australia A beat Gloucestershire
January 29, 2023

Australia still searching for perfect game - Starc

In an ominous note to whoever they meet in the semi-finals, Mitchell Starc believes there is more to come from Australia as they aim to peak in knockouts
February 01, 2023

Kimber: 'It was a game of dots'

Every dot made Australia look like the kind of attack that wins World Cups
January 29, 2023
Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2019, Lord's

Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc to the fore as Australia thump New Zealand

Australia survived the loss of early wickets and a Trent Boult hat-trick to cruise to an 86-run win at Lord's
January 31, 2023

Six players to watch in the Women's Ashes

The multi-point Women's Ashes begins on Tuesday and here are some of the names to keep an eye on
January 23, 2023
Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2019, Lord's

Starc must blast his way past the little fort Williamson will build

The Australia paceman has 19 wickets so far, and the New Zealand captain 414 runs - they are the most important cogs in their teams' wheels
January 29, 2023
Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2019, Lord's

Finch's Australia shed aggression but not winning ways

Australia captain says 2015 World Cup "quite aggressive on the field, mainly from us" but this time around it's "great spirit" on display from the teams
January 29, 2023
Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2019, Lord's

New Zealand seek semi-final security against confident Australia

There are a couple of selection issues for New Zealand to ponder as they look to avoid being dragged into a last-minute battle for qualification
January 27, 2023
World Cup 2019

Gary Stead backs New Zealand openers Colin Munro and Martin Guptill against Australia

Coach plays down speculation about Henry Nicholls moving to top of the order
January 27, 2023

Warner reveals unlikely secret to slower tempo

His strike-rate has been a regular topic of conversation during a prolific World Cup and David Warner said it has been a conscious effort to slow things down
January 28, 2023
ICC World Cup 2019

Which is the best ball of the World Cup?

Which of these do you think is the ball of the tournament so far?
January 28, 2023

Starc's day goes from breakfast sledge to wonder ball

All Mitchell Starc wanted was some eggs to start his morning, but another hotel guest wanted to share a few words with him
January 30, 2023

No backwards steps, say England, as Kevin Pietersen criticises Eoin Morgan "weakness"

Short ball to England captain raises eyebrows of former team-mate, as England face battle for semi-final berth
January 29, 2023

Mitchell Starc: The Grand Old Duke of Yorker

Australia's strike bowler is no ordinary left-arm seamer. He is the most lethal weapon ever to play one-day cricket
January 29, 2023

Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff reprise left-arm double act to upstage England

The last time Australia opened the bowling with two left-arm quicks it was all about the Mitches
January 28, 2023
England v Australia, World Cup 2019, Lord's

Smart Stats - Behrendorff the standout performer in Australia win

Aaron Finch got the man of the match award, but his contribution to the win was lower than that of Australia's new-ball duo
January 29, 2023
England v Australia, World Cup 2019, Lord's

Finch combines forces with Behrendorff and Starc to put Australia in semi-finals

England's plans of qualifying for the final four hang in the balance after a second successive loss, this one by 64 runs
January 29, 2023
England v Australia, World Cup 2019, Lord's

Finch combines forces with Behrendorff and Starc to put Australia in semi-finals

England's plans of qualifying for the final four hang in the balance after a second successive loss, this one by 64 runs
January 29, 2023

Australia had 'bitter taste' after fading in previous Ashes - Mott

The Australia coach has said the way the team faded in the 2017-18 series provided motivation to bring more ruthlessness to their game
January 23, 2023
England v Australia, World Cup 2019, Lord's

The magic World Cup-winning DNA - Australia have it, England don't

Australia have lost ten of their 11 previous ODIs against England, but none of them were at the World Cup
February 01, 2023
England v Australia, World Cup 2019, Lord's

Jonny Bairstow and David Warner set to put IPL bromance behind them

They were lighting up stadiums in India as opening partners three months ago. All that will be forgotten on Tuesday when England meet Australia at Lord's
January 28, 2023
England v Australia, World Cup 2019, Lord's

'They can do what they want' - Morgan won't do a Kohli if fans heckle Smith, Warner

It will take time for the Australian duo to be accepted back into the cricket community, says the England captain
January 29, 2023
England v Australia, World Cup 2019, Lord's

Ashes can wait as England, Australia gear up for mega World Cup clash

The question is whether Australia now have a team that will match-up effectively against an England team who, for all their former success, need to keep it together in the here and now
January 29, 2023
Australia A tour of England 2019

Wade's record-breaking 155 gives Australia A victory

Playing as a specialist batsman, he smashed the second fastest List A century; Andrew Tye picked up six wickets
February 01, 2023
Australia v England, World Cup 2019, Lord's

Dobell: Jofra Archer key to England becoming a stronger, better-balanced side

England v Australia looks set to be a quality encounter with plenty of context - exactly what the World Cup should be about
January 27, 2023
World Cup 2019

Jason Roy to have further scan on torn hamstring

England camp coy on severity of opener's injury but hopeful he can return against India on June 30
February 01, 2023
Australia v England, World Cup 2019, Lord's

Langer backs Australia's under-fire batting gameplans

There have been question marks over how the team has been too slow to start and aren't always explosive at the end, but the head coach is having none of it
January 30, 2023

County cricket catch-up: Labuschagne prods the selectors

With the Australia A tour of England having begun here's a quick look at the form of the Australians who are plying their trade in county cricket
January 30, 2023

Stoinis feared injury would end his World Cup

While recovering from his side strain, the allrounder put in extra work on his batting with Ricky Ponting
February 01, 2023
Australia v Bangladesh, World Cup 2019, Trent Bridge

New David Warner, same old wheelhouse

He's not quite been himself since returning from his ban, and he's been weirdly subdued in the Powerplay. But he's still the same player deep down
January 30, 2023
Australia v Bangladesh, World Cup 2019, Nottingham

Warner's rapid 166 trumps Mushfiqur's fighting 102*

More than 700 runs were scored at Trent Bridge as Australia took another big step towards the semi-finals
January 28, 2023
Australia v Bangladesh, World Cup 2019, Nottingham

Stats - Warner clobbers his sixth 150-plus score

Stats highlights from Trent Bridge, where the defending champions piled on the runs against Bangladesh
January 28, 2023
Women's Ashes

Nicole Bolton relieved after bouncing back from first-baller ahead of Ashes

Bolton took a break from the game midway through last season's WBBL but returned to the fold when the squad for the Ashes tour was announced
January 23, 2023
Australia v Bangladesh, World Cup 2019, Nottingham

Australia's World Cup of gambles

Their planning in the lead-up to the tournament has been poor and as a result they have a line-up full of top-order batsmen and not enough bowling cover
February 01, 2023
Australia v Bangladesh, World Cup 2019, Nottingham

Bangladesh's chance to spur World Cup magic

A possible return for Stoinis could give Australia the balance as they look to surge closer to the semi-finals
January 27, 2023

Olympian Ginn to challenge fast bowler management

With his background in rowing, one of the new high performance heads at Cricket Australia may look to do things differently says his Tasmania boss
February 01, 2023

Marcus Stoinis on course for recall as Australia brace for Bangladesh threat

Allrounder on the mend after side strain as Langer prepares for side on the rise, thanks to Shakib Al Hasan's exploits
January 29, 2023
Australia women's news

'Australia are not losing a game' - Alyssa Healy on women's Ashes

Australia's wicketkeeper channels Glenn McGrath ahead of the women's Ashes starting next month
January 29, 2023
World Cup 2019

'Australia still trying to find best XI' - Brad Haddin

Australia's assistant coach also talks of Maxwell's batting position and the Khawaja conundrum
January 28, 2023
World Cup 2019

Steven Smith praises Virat Kohli but is happy to brush off the boos

He said the India captain's gesture to silence spectators' heckling was "lovely", but he is more focused on scoring the runs Australia need from him
January 31, 2023

Ginn, Oliver to take on Pat Howard's former Cricket Australia role

Triple Olympic gold medal-winning rower Drew Ginn has taken on one of the newly created positions at Cricket Australia
January 29, 2023
World Cup 2019

Maxwell's bowling helps Australia make their balancing act work

The allrounder chipped in handily with the bat, but it was his ten overs that most aided Aaron Finch against Sri Lanka to leave Australia sitting at the top of the table
January 30, 2023

Aaron Finch's statement century gives sense of a corner turned

After his chronic form dip in the Australian summer, captain is back to form ... with the bat if not the coin
January 27, 2023
Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, The Oval

Aaron Finch and Mitchell Starc headline big Australia win

The opener scored his second World Cup hundred to set base for an imposing total, and the left-arm quick blew Sri Lanka away after they had threatened to make a game of it
January 30, 2023
Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, The Oval

Too soft or too hard so far, how good will the perfect Australia be?

Disappointed with the collapse against Pakistan, Aaron Finch hopes Australian batsmen learn from their mistakes, make better decisions
February 01, 2023
World Cup 2019

Australia to wait until Bangladesh clash to decide Marcus Stoinis' World Cup future

The allrounder, who is recovering from a side strain, will miss Saturday's match against Sri Lanka
January 29, 2023
Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, The Oval

Stalled Sri Lanka must stand up to Australia's might

Rain has followed the Sri Lankans around the World Cup but the forecast is better in London, where the main challenge will be their batting
January 28, 2023

Warner's hundred another stage of the homecoming

His hundred against Pakistan was recognition that his singular match-winning skills remain very much intact
January 30, 2023
Australia news

Hazlewood learns lessons from past Ashes disappointment

The pace bowler was dropped before the end of the last series in England but now feels better equipped to make the most of the Duke ball
January 29, 2023
World Cup 2019

How Kane Richardson learned to stop worrying and love the game

According to Justin Langer, Richardson epitomises Australia's transformation after a dismal 2018
January 30, 2023
Australia v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Taunton

Thought I might never score hundred for Australia again, admits Warner

Batsman credits wife Candice for helping him 'get out of bed' on long road back from ball-tampering ban
January 30, 2023
Australia v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Taunton

David Warner finds old mindset to flick switch for Australia

This was a difficult innings in testing conditions but there was a familiar assertiveness in David Warner's footwork
January 30, 2023
Australia v Pakistan, World Cup, Superstats

Pat Cummins the enforcer, and Asif Ali's costly miss

Why Pat Cummins was the biggest contributor to Australia's win, and how much Asif Ali's drop cost Pakistan
February 01, 2023
Australia v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Taunton

Missing scorer leads to last-minute call up for Australia-Pakistan match

James Emmerson deputises after official match scorer fails to show up for World Cup game
February 02, 2023
Australia v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Taunton

David Warner hundred enough for Australia as Pakistan comeback falls short

Mohammad Amir five-for and heroics from the tail not enough as Australia hold on for 41-run win
January 28, 2023
Australia v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Taunton

Live Report - Australia v Pakistan

ESPNcricinfo's Live Report for Australia's game against Pakistan in Taunton
February 01, 2023
Australia v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Taunton

Warner needs 'a little mindset change' to go from slow to spectacular

Why can't the opener replicate his IPL form at the World Cup? Trickier pitches and better bowling attacks, says Aaron Finch
January 31, 2023
Australia v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Taunton

Australia's balance in question against Pakistan threat

A few months ago Pakistan were beaten 5-0 by their next World Cup opponents but they have already shown that recent form can go out of the window if things click
January 28, 2023
World Cup 2019

Marcus Stoinis out of Pakistan game with side strain, Mitchell Marsh flown in as cover

Final decision on Stoinis' future in the tournament will be made before Australia's game against Sri Lanka on Saturday
January 30, 2023
Australia news

Trying to avoid the World Cup as much as I can - Josh Hazlewood

Disappointed with his omission, Josh Hazlewood has been avoiding World Cup coverage back home - a task that will be much harder when he lands in England with Australia A later this week
January 30, 2023
World Cup 2019

'Confident in our game plan, open to shuffling batting order' - Langer

Langer concedes that Australia haven't played their perfect game yet but believes that they will get better and better as the tournament progresses
January 29, 2023

Faith Thomas and Mike Whitney handed Queen's Birthday Honours

Both have been handed the Order of Australia, Thomas for services to cricket and to the Indigenous community and Whitney for services to cricket and the broadcast media
January 31, 2023
Australia v India, World Cup 2019, The Oval

Are Australia dynamic enough with their batting order?

One defeat does not mean it's time to panic, but it does raise the question of how flexible Australia's methods are while batting
January 30, 2023
Australia v India, World Cup 2019, The Oval

Virat Kohli tells India fans not to boo Steven Smith

India captain makes intervention from the middle after "Cheater!" chants directed at Steven Smith
January 28, 2023
Australia v India, World Cup 2019, The Oval

'Not getting wickets early on was key' - Aaron Finch

Australia captain praises Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma for "swallowing their pride" against new ball
January 29, 2023
Australia v India, World Cup 2019, The Oval

Dhawan 117 and Bhuvneshwar's three-for secure India's victory

Australia's bowlers conceded their highest total in World Cup cricket and their batsmen were unable to bail them out
January 29, 2023
India v Australia, World Cup, stats

Australia leak runs, and Rohit-Dhawan topple Greenidge-Haynes

In putting together their 16th century stand, they did something that has been done only twice in World Cups against Australia
February 01, 2023
World Cup 2019

Mitchell Starc - chained to his yorker, and liberated by it

The yorker is the delivery that makes him - nothing else comes close
January 30, 2023
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Tactics Board: How India can beat Australia

No two teams have met more often at World Cups, but the results have been one-sided in Australia's favour. Is there a way for Virat Kohli's men to change that?
January 30, 2023
Australia v India , World Cup 2019, The Oval

Big contenders on show as India look to halt Australia's charge

It was against India in Ranchi three months ago that Australia found some confidence that has since translated into a ten-match winning streak, including two of two in the World Cup so far, but India will be a different kettle of fish at the World Cup
January 28, 2023
World Cup 2019

Australia net bowler in hospital after hit to the head

The medium-pacer, Jai Kishan, was bowling to David Warner and was struck by a shot that came back at him before he could react
January 30, 2023
World Cup 2019

Ponting concerned by Australia's short-ball troubles

"It's pretty fair to say some of the boys are a bit disappointed with their batting at the top," he said about their batting against West Indies
January 28, 2023

The story behind Coulter-Nile's World Cup batting record

The allrounder has hinted at his batting potential without really delivering until he faced West Indies at Trent Bridge - and his success goes back to a wet day two years ago
January 30, 2023

Mitchell Starc excited that Australia can get 'a lot better' after scrappy win

Five-wicket haul secures second win in a row but fast bowler thanks Coulter-Nile for saving the team with the bat
January 27, 2023

Mitchell Starc strips away the resistance as Australia revive their fear factor

It wasn't pretty but it was mightily impressive, and from the brink of certain defeat Australia have sent a World Cup warning
January 28, 2023

Australia face down their Trent Bridge demons as Nathan Coulter-Nile leads stirring revival

Torrid beginning against new ball gives way to smart batting and savvy bowling in tightly fought contest
January 28, 2023
Australia v West Indies, Nottingham

West Indies' fury at 'dodgy' decisions as Australia get rub of the green

The openers was given out lbw on umpire's call, but the ball before that, Mitchell Starc had over-stepped - an error the umpire didn't spot
January 31, 2023
Australia v West Indies, ICC World Cup, Nottingham

Live Report - Australia v West Indies

All the latest updates and talking points from the game, dissected by our correspondents and writers
January 31, 2023
Australia v West Indies, World Cup 2019, Trent Bridge

Finch backs introduction of concussion substitutes in international cricket

"It's all about the safety of the player, and at the end of the day, the game of cricket isn't as important as someone's health"
January 28, 2023
Australia v West Indies, World Cup 2019, Trent Bridge

Australia bank on tighter game to counter West Indies threat

Where Jason Holder's team are counting on its aggression, Australia are hoping to induce errors by creating pressure with their bowling and fielding
January 27, 2023
ICC World Cup 2019

Aaron Finch and Australia brace for short-ball treatment from West Indies

Although Australia won a warm-up game between the teams last month, the Australia captain remains wary of the 'aggressiveness' that West Indies bring to their game
January 27, 2023
Australia women's news

Tayla Vlaeminck's raw pace set to be unleashed in women's Ashes

Exciting 20-year-old Australia fast bowler has overcome serious injury to be part of the 14-strong squad for the tour of the UK
January 31, 2023

Fast machines of Australia and West Indies promise to shake us all game long

Carlos Brathwaite says while short-pitched bowling is a 'preferred tactic' there's more to it
February 01, 2023
Australia news

Joe Burns diagnosed with 'fatigue disorder'

Burns ended his stint with Lancashire in county cricket after one match last month and it has been revealed he was suffering extended symptoms of fatigue and burn out
January 28, 2023
Australia news

Queensland Cricket chief resigns in third year of tenure

Max Walters has become the third state chief in a little more 12 months to resign, due to internal squabbles over club cricket in the state
February 01, 2023
World Cup 2019

Adaptability may be key in unpredictable World Cup - Kane Williamson

The New Zealand captain expects a diversity of conditions through the tournament, and says 'there won't be one way to play'
January 24, 2023
Afghanistan v Australia, World Cup 2019, Bristol

Boos follow Warner, but determination shines through

The reminders of sandpaper and everything that happened will continue to follow David Warner but his response remains one thing: runs
January 30, 2023
Afghanistan v Australia, World Cup 2019, Bristol

Afghanistan's team of No. 8s behind the eight ball in this World Cup

While they have a number of potentially dangerous hitters, the worry is Afghanistan won't consistently put up competitive totals
February 02, 2023
Afghanistan v Australia, World Cup 2019, Bristol

World Cup trending: Bouncers to the fore as bowlers hunt wickets

With short, straight boundaries to defend in England and wickets more important than economy, expect teams to keep banging the ball in
January 28, 2023
Afghanistan v Australia, World Cup 2019, Bristol

Nerves getting back into the camp - David Warner

Warner, who was declared the Man of the Match, was tentative at the start of his innings before growing more assured
January 30, 2023
Afghanistan v Australia, World Cup 2019, Bristol

David Warner marks international return with match-winning 89*

Australia beat Afghanistan by seven wickets after sterling performance by their bowlers followed by half-centuries by the openers
January 25, 2023
Afghanistan v Australia, World Cup 2019, Bristol

Live Report - Afghanistan v Australia

ESPNcricinfo's live updates and analysis of Afghanistan v Australia at the World Cup
January 27, 2023
Australia news

Ashes opener locked in for Gabba, but no India guarantee

The ground will undergo extensive improvement works after gaining Government funding which aim to be completed for the Men's T20 World Cup in 2020
January 29, 2023
Afghanistan v Australia, World Cup 2019,

Australia come to the World Cup singing and dancing

Is it all coming together at just the right time? Justin Langer and Ricky Ponting are impressed with the belief in this group, so they must be on to something. Right?
January 30, 2023
Afghanistan v Australia, World Cup 2019,

You talk, Steven Smith bats

There has been no shortage of words written and spoken about Steven Smith's comeback, but the man himself cares only about batting
January 30, 2023
Afghanistan v Australia, World Cup 2019, Bristol

Warner fit to play as Australia brace for early spin test

The spin of Rashid Khan and a serviceable bevy of seam and swing operatives present the opportunity for Afghanistan to trip up Finch's men early
January 28, 2023

Justin Langer makes one last plea for fans not to heckle Steve Smith and David Warner

'The are human beings. They made a mistake. They have paid the price for it' - Langer
January 30, 2023
Australia news Ashes squad

Tim Paine saying 'prayers' for a fully fit James Pattinson for Ashes

Pattinson also met with Australia coach Justin Langer in Southampton last week to map out a plan over the coming months, which is likely to include more four-day games
January 28, 2023
World Cup 2019

World Cup 2019 opening party - live

Get in the World Cup mood with updates from the tournament opening party on the Mall
January 24, 2023
Australia news

Gavin Robertson battling aggressive brain cancer

The former offspinner has undergone surgery to remove a brain tumour and is now set to begin an intensive course of chemo and radiation therapy
January 29, 2023
World Cup 2019

Three questions Australia still need to answer

Australia's warm-up in England brought three victories, but now Justin Langer has to finally nail down his starting XI for the opening game of the World Cup
January 30, 2023
World Cup 2019

Usman Khawaja stakes claim despite injury scare in World Cup warm-up

Batsman returns to make 89 against Sri Lanka after hobbling from the field when he was struck on the knee while fielding
January 30, 2023
World Cup 2019

Usman Khawaja injury worries Australia ahead of World Cup opener

The batsman hobbled off the field after being struck on the left kneecap while trying to make a diving stop during the warm-up match against Sri Lanka
January 29, 2023
Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup warm-up, Southampton

Usman Khawaja's 89 allays injury fears as Australia win

Follow ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the warm-up stage of the 2019 World Cup. If the blog doesn't load, please refresh the page. And oh, enjoy the game!
January 28, 2023
World Cup 2019

England are 'favourites' for the World Cup - Glenn McGrath

McGrath is impressed by the way the World Cup hosts have gone about scoring runs in ODIs recently, and believes India and Australia are the other contenders for the Cup
January 29, 2023
England v Australia, World Cup 2019 warm-up

Crowd abuse is 'water off a duck's back' as Steven Smith arrives in England with a hundred

Century sends message of ominous form as hosts are given reminder of Australian's qualities in opening warm-up
January 27, 2023

Mark Wood to undergo 'precautionary scan' as England endure more injury scares

Brace of injury worries for two fastest bowlers, as England concerns mount in lead-up to World Cup
January 29, 2023
England v Australia, World Cup 2019, warm-up, Southampton

Smith, Warner and bowlers stall England

Catch all the action, analysis, numbers, tweets, banter and more from the England v Australia warm-up match
February 02, 2023
World Cup 2019

Barmy Army songs? Heckling from the crowd? All welcome, says Brad Haddin

Australia's fielding coach said he will be disappointed if the England fans weren't involved in the game
January 28, 2023
World Cup 2019

'Very tough event for corruptors to come near' - ICC ACU chief

Alex Marshall says he has written to known unscrupulous elements on ACU's radar and warned them they are "not invited" to the World Cup
January 31, 2023
Australia news

Michael Slater retains World Cup commentary role after flight altercation

ESPNcricinfo understands he was spoken to by host broadcasters and reminded of the behavioural standards all commentators must uphold
January 30, 2023
World Cup 2019

Who will win the World Cup? The captains have their say

Is it England? Or India? Or Australia? Or is there a dark horse lurking?
January 31, 2023
Australia news

Spin to define Australia's World Cup - Ricky Ponting

The former Australia captain believes the team is in a better space now than they were 12-18 months ago
January 29, 2023
Australians v West Indians, 2019 World Cup warm-ups

Smith hits top gear as Australians warm-up with victory

Australian batsman retires hurt, goes for precautionary scans on his jaw
January 27, 2023
Big Bash League news

David Hussey replaces Stephen Fleming as Melbourne Stars coach

Hussey won the duel with the ex-Victoria coach David Saker for the role to replace the outgoing Fleming
January 29, 2023
World Cup 2019

Glenn Maxwell keen to control with the ball and finish with the bat

The allrounder is pretty clear about what his roles will be in the Australian XI going into the World Cup
February 01, 2023
Australia news Mitchell Starc gearing up for the World Cup

Rejuvenated Starc swings into World Cup defence

The Player of the Tournament in the 2015 World Cup hopes to rediscover his best after recovering from yet another injury
January 30, 2023
World Cup 2019

Moeen hopes fans don't get personal with Smith and Warner

The England allrounder says the two who are returning to national duty after their ball-tampering bans are "really good people deep down"
January 29, 2023
World Cup 2019

Adam Zampa keen to continue dual spin threat with Nathan Lyon

Despite Australia's battery of quicks, the legspinner believes the two slower bowlers can play a vital role together in the World Cup
January 30, 2023
World Cup 2019

Smith, Warner ready to 'face the fire' on Australia comebacks - Langer

Australia coach delighted to have Steven Smith and David Warner back ahead of World Cup and Ashes in England
January 28, 2023
County news

Billy Stanlake to join Derbyshire for Vitality Blast

Giant quick signs after fellow Australia international Kane Richardson pulled out of planned T20 stint with Derbyshire
February 02, 2023
Cameron White signs BBL deal with the Adelaide Strikers for the 2019-20 season

White signs BBL deal with Adelaide Strikers

Veteran batsman switches teams after not being offered a new deal with reigning champions Melbourne Renegades
February 01, 2023
Big Bash League

AB de Villiers saga exposes whiff of BBL panic

The hope that the South African would bring some mega-star quality to the BBL have been dashed and raised further questions about the direction the tournament is heading
January 29, 2023
World Cup 2019

Finch ponders tactics to counter World Cup run-fests

The Australia captain may keep Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins with overs in reserve to quell run-scoring in the middle of the innings
January 30, 2023
Australia news

AB de Villiers pulls back from BBL interest

The batsman's decision to stay away will b a significant blow to Cricket Australia's search for marquee names in the tournament
January 29, 2023
New Zealand XI in Australia 2019

Aaron Finch backs experience of past winners for World Cup campaign

Finch addressed the media after their third and final warm-up game against New Zealand in Brisbane, and also praised Steven Smith's successful return into the Australian set-up
January 29, 2023
Australia XI v New Zealand XI, 3rd unofficial ODI, Brisbane

Steven Smith 91*, Glenn Maxwell 70 deliver Australia XI victory

Pat Cummins picked four wickets to reinforce his standing as the in-form bowler in Australia's attack
January 27, 2023
World Cup 2019

Langer 'slept better' after Smith's show of form

Smith struck an unbeaten 89 in the second match against a New Zealand XI as he continues to prepare for his international return at the World Cup
January 30, 2023

Cameron White faces end of first-class career after Victoria release

He has also been cut by Melbourne Renegades although could continue his BBL career with other teams showing interest
January 29, 2023
World Cup 2019

From 1999 on VHS to Kane Richardson earning his World Cup 'dream'

Only a few months ago Kane Richardson had stopped thinking about his World Cup chances, but a combination of BBL success and misfortune to his namesake has opened the door
February 01, 2023

How busy are Australia's cricketers?

A look at who has played the most days for Australia under current central contract period and how that compares with players worldwide
January 29, 2023

Seam to the fore as ECB orders favoured batch of Dukes balls for the Ashes

Concerns over batsman-friendly specification for 2019 leads ECB to revert to 2017-18 batch
January 27, 2023
Australia news

Starc's surge of pace on return sparks Australian hopes

In his first bowl in three months, albeit in brief spells, Mitchell Starc was pushing the speed gun needles and awing his team-mates and the opposition
January 29, 2023
Australian XI v New Zealand XI, warm-up game, Brisbane

Young 130 underlines NZ XI's comfortable win; Smith's confident 89* in vain

Although the visitors chased down the target with seven wickets to spare, Mitchell Starc's return to action provided some good news for Australia
January 28, 2023
World Cup 2019

Jhye Richardson out of World Cup, Kane called up

The pace bowler has not recovered from a dislocated shoulder in time for the tournament with Kane Richardson take his place
January 31, 2023
Australia news

Labuschagne sparkles while Burns returns home

A look at how the Australians have fared in the county circuit as the 'A' tour and the Ashes edge closer
February 01, 2023
World Cup preparation

How are Australia's quicks shaping up for the World Cup?

The biggest question mark surrounds Jhye Richardson's injury but Pat Cummins continues to look in fine form and Nathan Coulter-Nile offers an all-round option
January 31, 2023
Australia news

Player power helps 'fortress' Gabba regain opening Test but challenges remain

Brisbane will again host the first Test of the Australian summer, but the ground will need to pull good crowds and have further investment to be assured of that position in the future
January 31, 2023
Australia news

Aussies overseas: Ferguson fires in a lean week for Australians

The latest round-up of how the Australians are performing in the IPL and county cricket as the World Cup and Australia A tours edge closer
February 01, 2023
Australia news

Big Bash to take over Australia Day from national team

The BBL is expected to take centre stage on January 26 in a season where five internationals tour alongside the hosting of the Women's T20 World Cup
January 30, 2023
Australia XI v New Zealand XI, Brisbane, warm-up game

Australians' one-wicket win over NZ XI marks Smith, Warner's return in yellow

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January 28, 2023
Australia XI v New Zealand XI, Brisbane

David Warner down to bat No. 3 on Australia return

The matches against a New Zealand XI offer the chance for Australia to try various combinations but Warner may not walk back into opening at the World Cup
January 29, 2023
Australia news

Bowling success an unexpected boost for Glenn Maxwell

With spin set to play a key role at the World Cup, Maxwell could have a vital part to play in providing Australia the balance they want
January 30, 2023
Australia news

CA-BCCI dispute shunts New Zealand's tour to late March

Not since a Test series against Pakistan in late March 1979 have Australia hosted bilateral games so late in their season
January 27, 2023
Australia news

Langer's biggest lesson: 'You don't mess with the Barmy Army'

With Steven Smith and David Warner expected to gain much attention from England supporters, Australia's coach has passed on some words of advice
February 02, 2023
Australia news

Smith, Warner need to develop humility - Langer

Australia's coach said that the team will use the experience of Smith and Warner at the World Cup as they return to the international stage
January 30, 2023
World Cup build-up

Australia's top three, Smith's fielding, Nicholls' new role: Brisbane talking points

A full-strength Australia ramp up World Cup preparations next week against a shadow New Zealand team with fringe players looking to impress
January 27, 2023
Australia news

'It's all rosy' for Australia as Warner, Smith rejoin

No evidence of any bad blood as duo arrives in Brisbane for Australia's pre-World Cup training camp
January 30, 2023
Australia news

Aaron Finch feared for World Cup spot amid 'huge anxiety' over form

Finch feared his authority as captain could be eroded by his poor form but was grateful for the support he had during the lean run which ended with a prolific series against Pakistan
January 29, 2023
Australia news

'Never, ever condoned any sort of cheating' - David Saker

The former Australia assistant coach is ready to relaunch his career after a bit of time away following Justin Langer's appointment as the head coach
January 30, 2023
Australia news

Turner set for further shoulder surgery to boost Australia chances

The Australian batsman has been struggling in the field and unable to bowl since late last year and will have another operation in July
January 28, 2023
Aussies overseas

Aussies overseas: Warner's world in the IPL, Siddle sizzles in the UK

The latest round-up of how the Australians are performing in the IPL and county cricket as the World Cup and Australia A tours edge closer
January 27, 2023
Australia news

Cricket Australia fears USD 1 million loss if India tour is not rescheduled

However, top BCCI officials maintain that schedules can't be changed, with India having already signed off on the ICC's FTP schedule with other member boards
January 28, 2023
IPL women's exhibition matches

Perry, Lanning, Healy miss IPL payday

Cricket Australia informed the players that the BCCI would not reverse its decision to omit the trio from the exhibition matches scheduled for next month
January 28, 2023
Big Bash news

Shane Watson ends Australian career with BBL retirement

The allrounder has played his last Big Bash match having decided to spend more time with his family but will remain available for overseas teams
January 29, 2023
Women's T20 Challenge

BCCI-CA conflict leaves female stars in limbo

Australia's women players have been caught in the middle of a tussle between the two boards stemming from tensions over scheduling
January 31, 2023
Women's T20 Challenge

No Australian players in Women's T20 Challenge

While stars from England, New Zealand and West Indies feature in this year's tournament, the likes of Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry will miss it
January 31, 2023
IPL 2019

'Massive boost' - Stoinis excited about Australia's World Cup chances after Smith-Warner return

The allrounder believes batting in the middle-order in high-pressure games in the IPL is ideal preparation for a similar role at the World Cup
January 29, 2023

Aussies Overseas: Smith times his run, Pattinson knocks over Maxwell

The latest round-up of how the Australians are performing in the IPL and county cricket as the World Cup and Australia A tours edge closer
January 29, 2023
Australia news

Alyssa Healy 'realistic' about current gender pay gap in cricket

Although Healy understands the situation she has "no doubt" the women's game will continue to close the pay difference
January 31, 2023
New Zealand news

New Zealand allrounder Hayley Jensen marries Australia's Nicola Hancock

The two became the third pair of active women cricketers to walk down the aisle in the last three years
January 27, 2023
Australia news

Mitchell Marsh's rise and fall, now what next?

Selection in the Australia A squads offers the allrounder hope he can force his way back after losing his CA central contract
February 01, 2023
Australia news

Aussies overseas: Maxwell's career-best haul, Warner keeps on rolling

The latest round-up of how the Australians are performing in the IPL and county cricket as the World Cup and A squads are named
January 27, 2023
Australia news

Finch locks himself in to open, but with who remains unanswered

Australia face a selection headache at the World Cup with Usman Khawaja and David Warner vying to partner the captain at the top of the order.
January 29, 2023
Australia news

The winners and losers from Australia's big day

Good news for some meant bad news for others as Australia laid down their plans for the World Cup, Ashes and beyond
January 29, 2023
Australia news

Pattinson, Warner, Smith handed central contracts; Mitchell Marsh dropped

Steven Smith and David Warner are back in CA's 20-man list for the next year after completing their one-year bans
January 29, 2023
Australia news

James Pattinson and Matthew Wade named in strong Australia A squads

The four-day leg of the Australia A tour of England will be a final play-off for places in the Ashes squad
January 29, 2023
World Cup 2019

Smith and Warner make World Cup return; Handscomb and Hazlewood out

Hazlewood's back injury has meant the selectors won't risk him for the World Cup while Handscomb is the unlucky batsman in the logjam for places
January 28, 2023
Australia news

'Sometimes thought I might never get back' - James Pattinson puts injuries behind him, targets Ashes

Australia quick fit and firing for spell with Nottinghamshire as he seeks route back into Test side
February 01, 2023
Australia news

Australia prepare to show their World Cup hand

The CA central contracts for 2019-2020 and the Australia A sides to tour England will also be named on Monday
January 31, 2023
Australia news

Pattinson could be a two-Test Ashes matchwinner - McDonald

The Victoria coach said the quick will need to be handled carefully to avoid recurrence of injury and the selectors should pick their moments to unleash him
January 29, 2023
Australia news

Ball-tampering investigation a whitewash - Wisden editor

The editor of the Wisden Almanack has said that Australia had got to a stage where they believed they were above the law
January 31, 2023

'Australia know how to win World Cups' - Jason Gillespie

Former fast bowler believes the reigning champions can be dark horses in England in 2019
January 28, 2023
Australia news

Mitchell Starc initiates legal action over IPL insurance payout

The fast bowler took out a specialist insurance for his IPL 2018 deal but then missed the tournament because of an injury
January 29, 2023
Australia news

India the key to more women's Tests - Meg Lanning

The Australia captain is keen for the format to expand beyond the single Ashes Test that is currently played every two years
January 29, 2023
Australians in IPL and county cricket

Aussies overseas: Warner and Smith find form, Renshaw misses out

An enormous number of Australians are playing in overseas competitions in the lead up to the World Cup and Ashes tours. Here is how they are faring so far.
January 27, 2023
County news

Steven Smith endorses Cameron Bancroft as 'good choice' for Durham captain

The former Australia captain believes Bancroft 'has shown great character' in coming back from his ball-tampering ban
January 29, 2023
Australia news

Georgia Wareham handed first full Cricket Australia contract

Wareham has been rewarded for an excellent first season in international cricket as she replaces fellow legspinner Amanda Jade-Wellington on the list
January 29, 2023
Delhi v Sunrisers, IPL 2019, Delhi

Tom Moody on David Warner: 'He has come back with a lot to prove'

Sunrisers Hyderabad coach says the opener, who is returning from his ball-tampering ban, had spent time preparing "mentally more than technically" for his return
January 30, 2023

Bairstow-Warner bromance like Ronaldo-Rooney - Eoin Morgan

Shared IPL experience has helped Ashes rivals put aside past differences, says England ODI captain
January 30, 2023
World Cup 2019

Decision time - how are World Cup squads stacking up?

Injury concerns, big calls, wildcard selections. World Cup squads need to be named by April 23 so here's a rundown of how the teams stand.
January 27, 2023
County cricket

Marnus Labuschagne pens Glamorgan deal ahead of Ashes push

He has been signed as cover for Shaun Marsh who is expected to be part of the World Cup squad but that is not yet certain
January 29, 2023
Australia v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Dubai

Haris Sohail's ton in vain as Australia complete clean sweep

Australia also made one change with Jason Behrendorff replacing Nathan Coulter-Nile
January 28, 2023
Pakistan v Australia, 5th ODI, Dubai

Glenn Maxwell 'can be Virat Kohli' - Justin Langer

Training with focus and purpose has helped the allrounder achieve consistency of late, says the Australia coach
January 29, 2023
Pakistan v Australia, 5th ODI, Dubai

Can Australia sign off Asian leg with whitewash?

Can an improved Pakistan showing in the fourth game galvanise them sufficiently to stave off another whitewash?
January 28, 2023
Pakistan v Australia, 4th ODI, Dubai

'It'd be great for this group to win 5-0' - Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell is proud of his team for finding ways in foreign conditions to make it 4-0 against Pakistan, but he wants just a little more from them
January 29, 2023
Pakistan v Australia, 4th ODI, Dubai

Australia muscle to six-run victory despite Mohammad Rizwan and Abid Ali brilliance

Meanwhile, Australia make two changes in their fast bowling department
January 28, 2023
Victoria v New South Wales, Sheffield Shield 2019, final, Melbourne, 2nd day

Siddle sends out Ashes reminder with five-for on grey day

Claiming his first five-for in Australia since 2015, Peter Siddle also stated a case for his bowling partner James Pattinson's inclusion
January 31, 2023
Pakistan v Australia, 4th ODI, Dubai

Shoaib Malik out injured, one more chance for fringe players to impress

With the series already wrapped up, both Australia and Pakistan will view the remaining two games at the Dubai International Stadium as World Cup primers.
January 28, 2023
Australia news

CA chief calls for evidence of pre-Newlands tampering

Kevin Roberts conceded that further revelations about the scandal 12 months ago would be damaging to the game
January 31, 2023
Australia news

Richardson's World Cup hopes alive with serious injury ruled out

Scans have shown there is no bone damage or fracture and Australia are 'hopeful' he won't require surgery
January 31, 2023
County news

Cameron Bancroft 'a no-brainer' as Durham captain, says stand-in Alex Lees

Stand-in skipper supports decision to appoint Australian in wake of nine-month ban for ball-tampering
January 29, 2023
Pakistan v Australia, 3rd ODI, Abu Dhabi

Maxwell and Cummins the difference as Australia take series

Pakistan bring in Usman Shinwari and Junaid Khan as they bid to keep the series alive
January 28, 2023
Australia news

Former Australia spinner Bruce Yardley dies aged 71

The former cricketer, commentator and coach lost a prolonged battle with cancer. He reached his peak in 1981-82, being named International Cricket of the Year
January 30, 2023
Australia news

Key Newlands scandal questions unanswered - Mark Taylor

The investigation commissioned by the CA Board was limited in scope to the Cape Town Test match specifically
January 30, 2023
Pakistan v Australia, 3rd ODI, Abu Dhabi

Problems galore for Pakistan as Australia eye series win

Following a meek performance in Sharjah, the onus is on Shoaib Malik and his men to stave off a series loss in Abu Dhabi
January 31, 2023
Australia news

Griffith, Cooley named Australia bowling coaches for World Cup, Ashes

While Griffith has previously worked alongside Langer in the BBL, Cooley is currently working with the ODI team support staff on the UAE tour
January 27, 2023
Australia v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Sharjah

Jhye Richardson's World Cup hopes in doubt with dislocated shoulder

With the World Cup two months away, Richardson sent a significant injury scare through the Australia camp
February 01, 2023
Australia v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Sharjah

Aaron Finch's career-best 153 not out keeps Australia rolling

The 18-year-old pace bowler replaced Mohammad Amir in the Pakistan XI, even as Australia fielded an unchanged side
January 28, 2023
Sheffield Shield 2019

Sean Abbott's 7 for 45 vaults NSW into Sheffield Shield final

The fast bowler took four of the first five wickets to reduce Tasmania to 5 for 23 and more or less put the result beyond doubt inside 10 overs
January 29, 2023
Sheffield Shield 2018-19

Dean, Harris lead Victoria into Sheffield Shield final

Victoria's captain Travis Dean made his first half-century since December as the visitors rumbled over South Australia at Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide
January 29, 2023
Australia news

The crisis that shook Australian cricket - Newlands ball-tampering, a year on

There are signs of recovery on and off the pitch from the scandal that rocked the game, but there remain unanswered questions
January 29, 2023
Pakistan v Australia, 2nd ODI, Sharjah

Finch's Australia keep defying expectations as World Cup nears

Pakistan, meanwhile, are experimenting with their squad and while that is necessary their performance in Sharjah on Friday was rather listless
January 28, 2023
IPL 2019

Williamson to lead Sunrisers despite Warner's availability

India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named the franchise's vice-captain
January 31, 2023
County news

James Pattinson returns to Nottinghamshire for Ashes push

Pattinson is in line to play seven County Championship matches and the full Royal London Cup campaign
January 29, 2023
Australia news

'Nervous' Steven Smith, David Warner want to fit in - Aaron Finch

The Australia one-day captain is determined that the team shouldn't be distracted in any way by the return of the banned pair
January 29, 2023
Pakistan v Australia, 1st ODI, Sharjah

Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh the heroes as Australia take 1-0 lead

Umar Akmal was a notable inclusion after spending over two years out of the side
January 31, 2023
India v Australia, 4th ODI, Mohali

Dhawan puts doubts to rest with signature century

Questions were raised about his lean patch, and he answered them in his trademark style, with a career-best 115-ball 143
January 29, 2023
County news

Cameron Bancroft to captain Durham on comeback from ban

Durham coach says Bancroft showed 'mental toughness, skill and attitude to excel' upon return to first-class cricket
January 29, 2023
Sheffield Shield 2018-19

Will Pucovski's 82 gives Victoria the upper hand

Pucovski, who has faced his own struggles for runs since he was picked in the Australian Test squad against Sri Lanka, played patiently to keep the visitors in the middle throughout the day
February 01, 2023
Pakistan v Australia, 1st ODI, Sharjah

Shoaib Malik's captaincy in focus as Pakistan seek ODI turnaround

Australia are coming off an unexpected triumph against India, but will be without the ill Glenn Maxwell for the first ODI
February 01, 2023
Pakistan v Australia

Adam Zampa rebuilding confidence as Australia turn to spin

Although the legspinner has become Australia's No. 1 option in the one-day side he is taking nothing for granted ahead of the World Cup
January 29, 2023
The Ashes 2019

England, Australia could adopt shirt names and numbers for Ashes

Edgbaston Test could be the first to feature innovation after 142 years of rivalry
January 28, 2023
Australia news

Ricky Ponting sees room for Usman Khawaja in World Cup XI

The returning David Warner should open, and Steven Smith can move down to No. 4 or No. 5, says the former Australia captain
January 31, 2023
Sheffield Shield

Sheffield Shield final bid helps Bancroft press Ashes claims

The three rounds of the Shield season since resumption after the Big Bash League have tossed up some thought-provoking numbers
January 31, 2023
Cricket Australia XI v Indians, One-off warm-up, Day 2, Sydney

Four half-centuries, but KL Rahul remains a conundrum

The opener was out to a loose shot for 3, on a day when Shaw, Pujara, Kohli, Vihari and Rahane all made fifties
January 28, 2023
Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Canberra, Day 2

Princely Kurtis Patterson adds steel to his elegance

In the eight years since his first-class ton on debut, Patterson has always looked bound for the Test team. But he first needed to learn how to get the best out of himself and his game
January 27, 2023
India v Australia, 5th ODI, New Delhi

0-2 to 3-2 - Australia script a comeback to remember

Pat Cummins and Usman Khawaja top the charts at the end of Australia's memorable series win
January 31, 2023
India v Australia, 5th ODI, New Delhi

From 0-2 down, Khawaja, Zampa, Cummins and Handscomb stun India

Kohli says "India close to playing their ideal World Cup XI" as they leave out Chahal for Jadeja's allround abilities
January 29, 2023
India v Australia, 5th ODI, Delhi

A series decider and a marker flag for teams

The match in Delhi takes on significance in indicating where India and Australia are in their in terms of their bid to lift the World Cup trophy
January 29, 2023
India v Australia, 5th ODI, New Delhi

Destroyer Alex Carey embraces finisher's role

Australia's limited-overs vice-captain buoyed by tour success; believes team peaking well ahead of the World Cup
January 30, 2023
India v Australia, 4th ODI, Mohali

Australia's Ashton Turner fulfills Scorchers finisher role to burn India

On only his second ODI appearance, Ashton Turner announced himself as a man for the big occasion
February 01, 2023
India v Australia, 4th ODI, Mohali

Kohli questions DRS, says 'it's not consistent at all'

The India captain said it had become a 'talking point every game' and that a review that didn't go their way was a "game-changer moment"
February 01, 2023
India v Australia, 4th ODI, Mohali

Turner 195.34 as Australia complete their highest chase

Stats highlights from the fourth ODI in Mohali, where Australia broke a whole host of records
February 01, 2023
India v Australia, 4th ODI, Mohali

'AT was incredible!'

Twitter was abuzz with reactions to Australia's stunning chase in Mohali, and Ashton Turner's match-winning 43-ball 84 not-out
January 29, 2023
India v Australia, 4th ODI, Mohali

All the chances 'sloppy' India missed in the field

A list of the missed stumpings and catches India put down that led to a four-wicket loss in Mohali
January 29, 2023
India v Australia, 4th ODI, Mohali

Handscomb, Turner, Khawaja stun India in dewy Mohali

Stoinis' hand injury meant another game for Ashton Turner, while Behrendorff replaced Lyon
January 29, 2023
India v Australia, 4th ODI, Mohali

Changes on the cards for India as Australia look to pull level

A close contest wasn't really expected when the ODI series kicked off, but it's played out beautifully so far, and can only get more interesting
January 29, 2023
Australia news

Smith, Warner, Starc not in squad for ODIs against Pakistan

However, the Indian Premier League, which starts one day after the Pakistan series, will feature Smith and Warner
January 29, 2023
India v Australia, 3rd ODI, Ranchi

Kohli 123 in vain as bowlers help pull one back for Australia

Expecting dew to play a major role, India chose to field in Ranchi. Virat Kohli expected better conditions for batting than in the first two ODIs
January 29, 2023
India v Australia, 3rd ODI, Ranchi

Bhuvneshwar back as India aim to sew up series

Having dug deep into their reserves all series, India will be looking to do more of the same in Ranchi against Australia
January 29, 2023
India v Australia, 2nd ODI, Nagpur

Shikhar Dhawan's patchy form posing difficult questions for India

Since the Asia Cup in UAE, the opener has managed a mere 376 runs in 15 innings at 26.85. Has he become a concern for the Indian think thank?
February 01, 2023
India v Australia, 2nd ODI, Nagpur