Steven Smith: Leading from the front Centuries from Steven Smith and Adam Voges ensured that Australia are firmly in command after day four of the second Test at the WACA. Smith’s fourth hundred as captain in five Tests and Voges’ first Test ton in Australia meant that the hosts lead by 193 runs going into the final day. Earlier in the day, Ross Taylor’s marathon innings rewrote the record books as his score of 290, was t
The balls have been tested in Doemstic Cricket so far (Image courtesy Cricket Australia) Earlier this week, the match between Prime Minister’s XI and New Zealand saw the use of pink ball. The experiment of using the pink ball in this 50 over fixture was to see if there were any issues raised before the November 27 Adelaide test between the Aussies and the Black Caps. The reviews given by the players are really at variance. Adam Voges
The pink ball was used recently in the match between Prime Minister's XI and New Zealand The historic day-night Test between Australia and New Zealand starting on November 27th has already caused enough stir to make news of it. A lot of former and the current crop of players have criticised the pink ball that is going to be introduced for the first time in the longest version of the game, reports IBNLive. Yet there has been sc
The likes of Ricky Ponting, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Voges and Mitchell Starc have spoken out against the use of pink balls in Test cricket Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has also spoken out against the use of pink balls in Test cricket saying that the use of the ball might be dangerous with the ball not being clearly visible during the twilight hours, reported IBNlive. Hazlewood is not the only cricketer who has voiced
James Pattinson’s short career has been affected by a spate of injuries Australian skipper Steven Smith said that James Pattinson needs to devote more time in domestic cricket before he could be considered for a call-up to the Test side, cricket.com.au reports. The 26-year-old also stated that the fast bowler also needs to get more comfortable with his remodelled action. On Tuesday, the Australian selection committee
Opening batsman Cameron Bancroft is widely tipped to be a long-term Test match prospect On the same day that the 29th Australian Prime Minister was unveiled, the country have also named the 15-man Test squad which is to take on Bangladesh over two Tests in October, giving maiden call-ups to Tasmanian fast bowler Andrew Fekete and Western Australia opening batsman Cameron Bancroft. Adam Voges has been named vice-captai
England’s wickets fell like nine pins After brilliant batting performances by Steven Smith and Adam Voges, Australia's bowlers put on a terrific show by demolishing England's batting line-up with several quick strikes. England finished Day 2 on 107 for the loss of 8 wickets after Australia were bowled out for 481 runs. They are trailing by 374 runs now. Smith and Voges continued their overnight scores and added 146
Warner played an entertaining innings of 85 runs Australia were in command after a strong batting display on the opening day of final Ashes Test at the Kennington Oval in London. At stumps, they were 287 for the loss of 3 wickets. After winning the toss, England captain, Alastair Cook decided to bowl first. The home team were unchanged and for Australia, Peter Siddle and Mitchell Marsh replaced Josh Hazlewood and Shaun Marsh. Upcomin
The Ashes rarely ends as numbers. It ends as mental scars. Sometimes, the English bear those scars and sometimes the Aussies do. It always ends the way it starts, like a battle. Sometimes, the English find heroes, sometimes the Aussies do. It ends with many tales from the arena. Sometimes the English have more gladiators, sometimes the Aussies do. Now, England lead the Ashes 2-1. They are perched on a pendulum swing of wins and losses.
Michael Clarke looks on during Day 3 of the 3rd Ashes Test Australia captain Michael Clarke addressed concerns over his own form in characteristic brutal terms, with clamours for his head getting increasing momentum in the Australian press. "I think it's always going to be hard to beat any opposition when they've got 11 and we've only 10,” Clarke said, according to CricketAustralia. "At the moment that'
Catch with closed eyes The Ashes third Test has been a bad journey so far for the Australians. But their player Adam Voges has provided a rare highlight for the team when he caught an unbelievably lucky catch to dismiss England skipper Alastair Cook on the first day. Cook couldn’t believe it first when he got out, but soon Voges made everyone believe that he caught it without even looking at it. After the Aussies were bowled ou
Will Davis of Derbyshire celebrates after taking the wicket of Adam Voges of Australia Australia 413-9 (Marsh 101 retired, Warner 101 retired, Davis 3-63, White 2-85) v Derbyshire The visitors may have racked up 400 at Derby today, but against what was close to a second team attack, that was always likely. Shaun Marsh, a batsman I have always liked, joined Test incumbent Dave Warner in a stand of 154 for the first wicket, bu
Some predicted Australia to win the Ashes outright, although they haven’t done so in England in a long time. Some predicted England to compete well but still gave Australia the thumbs up. There were very few loyalists who actually believed England can win. Even fewer still have entertained the idea of a thumping win that England dished out to the Aussies. It is a long series and the thing with long series is, it is very easy for things to t
Gary Ballance bats during Day 1 of the 1st Ashes Test Wednesday, 8 July. Swalec Stadium, Cardiff. First Test Match, Ashes 2015. End of the second over. Adam Lyth has just fallen to Josh Hazlewood. In walks Gary Ballance. He does not swagger in. It's not the walk of a man who recently became one of the fastest batsmen to reach 1000 runs in Test Cricket. That confidence is missing. That spark is missing. That smile is missing.&n
Trevor Bayliss and James Anderson in an England training session ahead of the 1st Ashes Test Things are getting heated up as we near Ashes 2015. English pacer James Anderson is not the kind of bloke you would associate with a perfect gentlemanly conduct. Controversy and Anderson have always walked hand in hand. At times it gives the impression that with James Anderson sledging is more of a need that a want. As he admitted himself: &qu