Australia Back Form Over Youth

Australia Ashes Squad Michael Clarke (capt), Steven Smith (vice-capt), Fawad Ahmed, Brad Haddin, Josh Hazlewood, Ryan Harris, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Peter Nevill, Chris Rogers, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Adam Voges, David Warner, Shane Watson. Australians don’t like to hang around. The MCG drop-in pitches have barely taken up their winter…

Disappointing World Cup XI

With the ODI World Cup over for another four years, it is now time for all and sundry to wade into debate about the players, matches and moments of the tournament. Every news outlet has been spouting their team of the tournament from Cricinfo to the BBC to the ICC themselves. These are pretty facile…

World Cup Final Report

Australia regained the World Cup in front of a packed MCG on Sunday evening after relinquishing their title for just 4 years. Their historic triumph now means they have been victorious in four of the last five tournaments. They secured a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over their Trans-Tasman rivals and looked in control throughout the match.…

World Cup Finale

Tomorrow sees the final act of what has been a game-changing World Cup. It is a clash between two great Trans-Tasman rivals. Two countries whose histories, heritage and culture are intrinsically linked, will take to the field at the MCG to battle for the honour of being crowned the best ODI side in the world.…

England Bring Back Gibson

England have welcomed Otis Gibson back into their coaching set-up for the three match Test series against the West Indies that begins next month. Gibson will take on the role of bowling coach, after the incumbent David Saker was told he would not be required for the tour. Saker has been lambasted over the past…

World Cup Final Preview

After 5 weeks, 49 matches, and a whole raft of memorable performances, the Cricket World Cup comes to its conclusion on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Hosts Australia will be gunning for their fourth world cup in the last 16 years, while their opponents and co-hosts New Zealand are making their World Cup final…

Some Semi-Final Certainties

Tomorrow sees the second semi-final of the Cricket World Cup, as undefeated India take on co-hosts Australia at the SCG. I would try and predict the result but that just seems futile when it comes to these sides. All the form in previous meetings would point towards a comfortable Australian victory, but it would be…