Cricket

Tue 20 Aug 2019

Alert Smith ’feeling good’ but time not on his side

premium_icon Alert Smith ’feeling good’ but time not on his side

While the Aussies aren’t ready - publically at least - to concede defeat in getting Steve Smith ready for the third Ashes Test, he remains a long shot.

Look who’s ready to resume his customary position!

premium_icon Look who’s ready to resume his customary position!

It’s only taken Steve Smith three innings to again take the ICC batting rankings by storm with the Aussie superstar pushing hard for top spot.

Risk factor set to keep Smith grounded for Leeds

premium_icon Risk factor set to keep Smith grounded for Leeds

Cricket Australia may not specify a return to play minimum, but their credibility in the new world of concussion management continues to be enhanced.

CA defend doctor’s call to allow Smith to bat

premium_icon CA defend doctor’s call to allow Smith to bat

Cricket Australia have defended the controversial decision of the team’s doctor.

Mon 19 Aug 2019

Changes imminent as Paine’s patience wears thin

premium_icon Changes imminent as Paine’s patience wears thin

The name of Marcus Harris was quick to Tim Paine’s lips followingthe drawn Test at Lord’s, suggesting a possible top-order reshuffle for Australia in third Test

How do Australia fix their trouble at the top?

premium_icon How do Australia fix their trouble at the top?

David Warner and Cameron Bancroft have failed to produce an opening partnership over four innings this Ashes series, and Warner's form is of particular concern.

‘I’m no cheat’: Root defends dubious catch

premium_icon ‘I’m no cheat’: Root defends dubious catch

Marnus Labuschagne’s face left little doubt what he thought after England captain Joe Root claimed a catch to remove the Australian batsman at Lord's.

Viral cricket sensation calls out Archer

Viral cricket sensation calls out Archer

Jofra Archer has been sending down thunderbolts too hot for Australia to handle — but maybe a Romanian would fare better.

Don’t count me out: Smith targets next Test

premium_icon Don’t count me out: Smith targets next Test

The short turnaround for the next Ashes Test gives him precious little time to prove his fitness but Steve Smith remains hopeful he can recover from his concussion...

World reacts to ‘terrifying’ Ashes weapon

World reacts to ‘terrifying’ Ashes weapon

Cricket has gone wild over a “frightening” new sensation who made his mark on the Ashes in the most brutal way imaginable.

‘Total embarrassment’: Ashes eruption

‘Total embarrassment’: Ashes eruption

AN old teammate of Shane Warne has erupted after a dramatic moment on day five of the second Ashes Test cruelled the Aussies.

Lord’s ratings: Warner’s horror form a huge concern

premium_icon Lord’s ratings: Warner’s horror form a huge concern

Another memorable Ashes tussle was one to forget for Australia’s top order batsmen. But some reliable names stood up when it mattered.

Smith opens up on sickening blow

Smith opens up on sickening blow

Steve Smith made Test history for an unwanted reason and has spoken for the first time since being concussed by a Jofra Archer bouncer.

Sun 18 Aug 2019

LIVE NOW: Hurricanes V Cyclones in Strike League

premium_icon LIVE NOW: Hurricanes V Cyclones in Strike League

The Strike League week three clash between Hobart Hurricanes and City Cyclones will be live-streamed right here on Sunday from 2:30pm.

Fab four? Root says hello, goodbye to elite status

premium_icon Fab four? Root says hello, goodbye to elite status

Joe Root is often put in the same bracket as Steve Smith, Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson. On this evidence that’s a stretch. That and more from Lord’s.

Aussie legends condemn Lord’s crowd over Smith boos

premium_icon Aussie legends condemn Lord’s crowd over Smith boos

A trio of Australian greats have savaged the English crowd after booing Steve Smith when he returned to the crease after being struck in the head by a Jofra Archer...

‘Game on!’ Cummins’ final flourish on day of drama

premium_icon ‘Game on!’ Cummins’ final flourish on day of drama

The Lord’s Test is in the balance after 10 wickets and 266 runs on day four. But that doesn’t tell half the story, as Steve Smith is roughed up by Jofra Archer and...

Ashes scare: Steve Smith floored by sickening neck blow

Ashes scare: Steve Smith floored by sickening neck blow

Lord’s went deathly silent and Steve Smith lay on the turf after copping a sickening blow to his neck during the second Ashes Test.

Sat 17 Aug 2019

Waugh addresses glaring Aussie weakness

Waugh addresses glaring Aussie weakness

Cricket icon Steve Waugh has opened up on the biggest issue staring Australia in the face and threatening to hurt their chances of Ashes success

Fri 16 Aug 2019

Fearless Lyon cracks everyone up

Fearless Lyon cracks everyone up

An England star outed Nathan Lyon’s sharp tongue as the Poms threatened to give as good as they got during the second Ashes Test

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