Cricket

Thu 22 Aug 2019

Ashes shake-up: Bancroft dumped in Aussie overhaul

premium_icon Ashes shake-up: Bancroft dumped in Aussie overhaul

Australia are set to bring a major selection shock with Cameron Bancroft’s short-lived return to Test cricket seemingly over ahead of the third Test.

Aussie’s boneheaded decision goes viral

Aussie’s boneheaded decision goes viral

One of Australian cricket’s favourite sons had a novel approach to playing a bouncer during a defiant century in England overnight.

Poms question whether Smith will ever be same again

premium_icon Poms question whether Smith will ever be same again

The Aussies are expecting the ‘same old Steve Smith’ when he returns from his Jofra Archer-induced nasty scare, but the Poms aren’t so sure.

England warned over Ashes ‘abuse’

England warned over Ashes ‘abuse’

AMID all the hype around Jofra Archer lies the very real threat he will lose his X-factor if England mistreats cricket’s newest prodigy.

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Archer may be good, but Cummins is simply the best

premium_icon Archer may be good, but Cummins is simply the best

Despite Jofra Archer’s explosive start to his Test career, it is Australia who have the world’s bowler in their ranks for the Ashes conflict.

Smith ruled out but already planning return

premium_icon Smith ruled out but already planning return

Steve Smith bowed to the inevitable but his absence from the Aussie line-up will only be fleeting, with the superstar pinpointing game he wants to come back in.

Ashes bouncer barrage claims two more

Ashes bouncer barrage claims two more

The brutality of the Ashes series continued following Steve Smith’s withdrawal as two more players were struck in nasty fashion.

Headstart on safety: ‘I may as well get used to it’

premium_icon Headstart on safety: ‘I may as well get used to it’

Australian batsman Travis Head will be wearing the protective stem guards on his helmet in the third Test but not just for the reason most probably expect.

Rules bent to fast track Jofra Archer into Ashes team

premium_icon Rules bent to fast track Jofra Archer into Ashes team

Jofra Archer is only lining up in the Ashes because England administrators threw out the rule book in a desperate bid to get him in.

Anderson boost gives Poms more to dream on

premium_icon Anderson boost gives Poms more to dream on

As if the current England attack wasn’t fearsome enough, now comes the news that James Anderson is on track to play in the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford.

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