Cricket

Mon 27 May 2019

Langer ponders final pieces of selection puzzle

premium_icon Langer ponders final pieces of selection puzzle

Coach Justin Langer says picking a final XI for Australia’s opening World Cup match against Afghanistan is the hardest part of his job.

England ‘won’t sledge Warner and Smith’

premium_icon England ‘won’t sledge Warner and Smith’

Returning duo David Warner and Steve Smith will get a free run from rival players according to stand-in England captain Jos Buttler.

Sun 26 May 2019

Mystery surrounds Aussie selection headache

premium_icon Mystery surrounds Aussie selection headache

Five days out from Australia’s opening World Cup match against Afghanistan, a clutch of selection dramas is still giving coach Justin Langer sleepless nights.

Sat 25 May 2019

Smith’s perfect response to ugly sledges

Smith’s perfect response to ugly sledges

Steve Smith received a taste of what is set to be a long summer in England but his comeback to a savage crowd could not have been better.

Star duo give Aussie cricketers extra ring of confidence

premium_icon Star duo give Aussie cricketers extra ring of confidence

Steve Smith and David Warner are back with the Aussies, and rival batsmen better be on their toes with the pair fielding nearby

Ex-England spinner drops ball-tampering bombshell

Ex-England spinner drops ball-tampering bombshell

Former England spinner Monty Panesar has questioned whether the team's treatment of the ball in the field was legal during his international career

Fri 24 May 2019

Factions, frictions and a failure waiting to happen

premium_icon Factions, frictions and a failure waiting to happen

Sri Lankan cricket appears so dysfunctional at present that the 1996 champions may have sabotaged their chances of mounting any sort of World Cup challenge.

Captain responds to alarming Warner report

Captain responds to alarming Warner report

Aussie skipper Aaron Finch has straight-batted questions surrounding reports of security fears for David Warner and his family in England.

Thu 23 May 2019

Nine clarifies Slater’s World Cup gig

Nine clarifies Slater’s World Cup gig

Channel 9 has moved to explain the role Aussie cricket star Michael Slater will play in its World Cup coverage after he was booted from a Qantas flight

Smith stars as Aussies win tour opener

Smith stars as Aussies win tour opener

Australia has begun its UK tour in fine fashion, beating the West Indies comfortably in an unofficial practice match in Southampton

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