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Michael Clarke talks brutally about own poor form and his place in Australian team
Michael Clarke talks brutally about own poor form and his place in Australian team

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'

Aug 1 2015
Video: Adam Voges' no-look catch stumps Alastair Cook
Video: Adam Voges' no-look catch stumps Alastair Cook

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

Jul 31 2015
Derbyshire v Australia Day 1: 19-year-old Will Davis turns in stellar shift
Derbyshire v Australia Day 1: 19-year-old Will Davis turns in stellar shift

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

Jul 24 2015
5 Things Australia need to do differently in the second Ashes Test
5 Things Australia need to do differently in the second Ashes Test

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

Jul 15 2015
Gary Ballance's innings of Rediscovery
Gary Ballance's innings of Rediscovery

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

James Anderson rules out sledging in Ashes 2015
James Anderson rules out sledging in Ashes 2015

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

Jul 7 2015
From World Cup to Ashes - Adam Voges realizes what happens, happens for the best
From World Cup to Ashes - Adam Voges realizes what happens, happens for the best

Adam Voges may be a key player in Ashes 2015 In January 2014, selector Darren Lehmann told Adam Voges honestly that he would not be a part of the World Cup. He then had a good record and was in good form. He was a dependable cricketer. So when he was told that he would not even figure in the plans for the biggest cricketing tournament it hurt. “I didn't think I'd ever let anyone down when I'd played one

Jul 7 2015
Ashes Series Preview: A series that is too close to call
Ashes Series Preview: A series that is too close to call

Australia should defy history to etch a historical series win on English soil after 15 years If the 2005 and 2009 Ashes series were Ricky Ponting’s worst nightmares as an Australian captain, 2013 was no less than a catastrophe for Michael Clarke when Australia failed to win even a single Test match in the 5 match Ashes series. 14 long years it has been since any of the Australian predecessors have dethroned England to reclaim the

Jul 7 2015
Top 5 Test batting performances from the first half of 2015
Top 5 Test batting performances from the first half of 2015

The first half of 2015 is done and dusted with Sri Lanka’s clinical win over Pakistan. With the World Cup and New Zealand’s exuberance in it dominating headlines in the first quarter of the year, Test cricket had taken a backseat. Only 15 Tests have been played over the last 6 months, 6 of them by West Indies and one a rain-marred India-Bangladesh clash. The second half of the year promises to be much more delectable with the Ashes, I

Jun 29 2015
Why England deserve to be called favourites heading into the Ashes
Why England deserve to be called favourites heading into the Ashes

ICC World number 6 ranked batsman Joe Root will have to play a vital role if England are to regain the Ashes As we fast approach the first Ashes Test between Australia and England in Cardiff on July 8, the usual war of words has begun. But this time, it's different. England, who are usually the first to bag the tripe out of themselves, actually sound genuinely confident, something which couldn't be easily said about an English

Jun 25 2015
Mike Hussey predicts a tough Ashes
Mike Hussey predicts a tough Ashes

Hussey has played 79 Tests for Australia London, June 24 (IANS) Australia's veteran batsman Mike Hussey on Wednesday said the upcoming Ashes series between hosts England and Australia will be a tough contest, adding that batsman Joe Root will be the key for the home side. Hussey was particularly impressed with England's Root, a player who came under a lot of scrutiny following England's 0-5 Ashes whitewash in Australia 18 months

Jun 24 2015
I like to score runs when I can, says Mitchell Johnson
I like to score runs when I can, says Mitchell Johnson

Furious Johnson during first Test against the Windies Australia's Mitchell Johnson is happy the way his team's lower order has been performing with the willow. In a recent media interaction, he revealed that there has always been the contest among the Australia's lower order players for scoring runs. "There is a little bit of ribbing going on, not too much." Johnson was as quoted saying by the cricketworld.com. &ldquo

Jun 9 2015
Stats: Test debutants winning the Man of the Match award
Stats: Test debutants winning the Man of the Match award

Australia’s Adam Voges reaches his century on debut against West Indies  Adam Voges was declared Man of the Match for his efforts in scoring an unbeaten 130 in the first innings against West Indies at Dominica, Roseau, which helped Australia take a healthy lead of 170 runs and then win the match by nine wickets. It was a good start to the Test career of Adam Voges, albeit a very late one at the age of 35. By scoring

Jun 8 2015
ICC Test Rankings for batsmen: Virat Kohli remains only Indian in top 10
ICC Test Rankings for batsmen: Virat Kohli remains only Indian in top 10

India’s Virat Kohli In the latest list of Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen, the top 10 remains unchanged with Kumar Sangakkara, AB De Villiers and Hashim Amla making up the top 3 and India’s Virat Kohli ranked at No.10. Australia’s Adam Voges, who won the player of the match award for his 130 not out, has entered into the list at 65th position, while West Indies’ Shane Dowrich, who scored 15 an

Jun 7 2015
The timeless Adam Voges
The timeless Adam Voges

At 35, life just begins here for Adam Voges. At 35, many careers reach the twilight, one usually don’t give caps for someone to start afresh knowing the long term goals. The body catches up with the growing age. Fragility becomes visible. Reflexes start coming down. There will be a spate of burden looming large to justify continuity. To someone who is into the peak 30’s, it is inevitably a time when one’s career reaches a

Jun 6 2015
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