I miss my beloved cricket

As you may or may not know, I specialise in cricket. I am dumb-founded by the continued coverage of racing, and yet we are denied games of cricket. If you take away the actual appearance at a cricket match…unless you are India or Pakistan, it’s Boxing Day in Australia, the World Cup,or the Ashes you have … [Read the full story]

Australia Counting On Smith and Warner Return

Source: @CurentAffairs via Twitter Australia put England to the sword with relative ease in the 2017/18 Ashes series, inflicting a 4-0 defeat on Joe Root’s men on home soil. However, the two teams have trended in opposite directions since the Baggy Greens won back the urn. The suspensions of Steve Smith and David Warner have … [Read the full story]

5 Alastair Cook Replacements England Could Turn to Before 2019 Ashes Series

“Alastair Cook” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by theglobalpanorama England’s Test cricket side needs a new opener after long-serving leading runscorer Alastair Cook called time on his international career. The announcement from Cook came before the final summer Test against India – a dead rubber as Trevor Bayliss’ boys had already taken an unassailable 3-1 series lead – and 11 … [Read the full story]

England Searching for Anderson and Broad Succession Plan

Source: SkyCricket via Twitter England have been blessed to boast James Anderson and Stuart Broad in their bowling line-up for ten years. Anderson has etched his place in history by breaking Sir Ian Botham’s record for most Test wickets by an Englishman. The 35-year-old will certainly surpass Glenn McGrath’s mark of 563 strikes to become … [Read the full story]

Aussie cricket – on the way to being great again

It was a lovely competition between Australia and Pakistan with the most brilliant display by both teams. Played with great sportsmanship and leadership. We have been preparing for the test matches with special attention to fitness and cullinary expertise. As you know India now has very strong soccer teams, and the league games are showing … [Read the full story]

Test of endurance to win back the urn

Australia’s 3½-month tour of duty and discovery in England ends on Monday, but for many in Michael Clarke’s team, and the people managing it, the test of endurance is just beginning. Of the ODI squad that has stayed in England throughout the sodden five-match series, five players – Clarke, Shane Watson, James Faulkner, Phillip Hughes … [Read the full story]

Ozzie batsmen struggle in tour match

Australia’s lacklustre performance against the England Lions might have answered the question of who will bat at No.3 in the fifth Test, but not with any great conviction. Phil Hughes came out at first drop, with incumbent Usman Khawaja dropped well down the order to No.6, in a telling indication of what the latest batting … [Read the full story]

Starc keeps Ashes-saving mission alive

Australia kept their Ashes-saving mission alive and kicking at Old Trafford, with Mitchell Starc rising to take three big England wickets. Needing to win the third Test to avoid a third-straight Ashes series defeat, Australia dug in and toiled hard under trying circumstances on day three to remain in firm control. Starc (3-75) didn’t bowl … [Read the full story]

Top order to be revamped for Lord’s

Australia’s selectors are likely to revamp the top order and the bowling attack for Lord’s as coach Darren Lehmann promised to keep coming back at England after the narrow defeat at Trent Bridge. Lehmann said after the 14-run loss to England at Trent Bridge that Ed Cowan’s spot would come under scrutiny for Lord’s, and … [Read the full story]

Pattinson targets Root for Ashes sledging

As though tensions between England and Australia aren’t high enough ahead of the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge next week (check out the latest Ashes odds with bet365), Aussie paceman James Pattinson has delivered the first verbal blow after revealing opponent Joe Root will come under fire from Australia’s sledge offensive. Cricket betting fans … [Read the full story]

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