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Matthew Hayden wants both Joe Burns and Cameron Bancroft to be part of Australian Test team
Matthew Hayden wants both Joe Burns and Cameron Bancroft to be part of Australian Test team

Joe Burns has made a strong start to his ODI career Former Australian opening batsman Matthew Hayden has called for the inclusion of both Joe Burns and Cameron Bancroft in the Test team, Cricket Australia’s official website reports. The pair has been talked about as possible replacements for the recently retired Chris Rogers, but Hayden believes both deserve an equal chance. Burns has already played two Tests for Australia, batti

Sep 5 2015
5 great batsmen and their famed weaknesses
5 great batsmen and their famed weaknesses

Great batsmen, despite their greatness, often remind us of their all-too-human weaknesses. It is this vulnerable side of theirs that they try so earnestly to cover up so it isn’t exposed, but sometimes there is no escape. The flaws are laid bare for the world to see, the weaknesses are exploited to the full and the illusion of supremacy is shattered emphatically. These weaknesses are often unhelpfully non-uniform. For some, it is an old n

Sep 5 2015
Satire: Test cricket announces retirement
Satire: Test cricket announces retirement

Bye Bye Test cricket! In a shocking revelation Test cricket, one of the three formats in cricket has announced that it has decided to hang its boots. Test cricket is the oldest format in cricket, having made its debut in 1877, but the game had been played between teams as early as the 16th century. There have been 2179 Test matches in total and the Test match between Sri Lanka and India would be the last test match ever. “I don&rsqu

Sep 3 2015
Michael Clarke withdraws from Australia's Big Bash League
Michael Clarke withdraws from Australia's Big Bash League

Clarke wants to take an indefinite break from the game Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke has withdrawn from the Big Bash League, ESPNCricinfo reports. The 34-year-old, who was set to skipper the Melbourne Stars franchise in Australia’s premier T20 competition, has confirmed the move stating that he needed some time away from the game.  Clarke retired from international cricket as one of Australia’s greatest ever Tes

Sep 2 2015
A timeline of Australian cricket from 1999 to 2015
A timeline of Australian cricket from 1999 to 2015

The Australian team celebrate with the 2015 World Cup trophy Australia is a nation renowned for its versatility and accomplishments in innumerable sporting fields. The countless victories & numerous trophies they have collected over the years have made ‘yellow’ a symbol of excellence. In cricket, they have seen many triumphs, including the saga of a decade-long unquestionable dominance. I wasn’t a cricket buff, b

5 best ODI matches between Australia and England
5 best ODI matches between Australia and England

Since the inauguration of the first one-day international (ODI), England and Australia have always been the teams to beat. The fierce rivalry has never been short on entertainment, and the commitment shown by either side is always a sight to behold.  Although there have been many amazing battles between the two, here are five of the best ODI matches between Australia and England:  

Aug 30 2015
5 players who disappointed the most in the 2015 Ashes
5 players who disappointed the most in the 2015 Ashes

England defeated Australia 3-2 in the 2015 Ashes England regained the urn by defeating Australia 3-2 in the recently concluded 2015 Ashes.There was a lot of talk before the start of the series about the quality of the English side, but they managed to silence the critics after coming out on top against their bitter rivals. Both sides had some outstanding performers who lit up the series with their brilliant showing throughout the serie

Aug 29 2015
Brad Haddin not surprised by axe from Australian Test squad; to decide on future soon
Brad Haddin not surprised by axe from Australian Test squad; to decide on future soon

Haddin will decide on his international cricket future in the coming weeks Australian wicket-keeper batsman Brad Haddin said that he was not surprised by his axe from the Australian Test side during the recent Ashes series, Cricket Australia’s official website reports. The 37-year-old also added that he be deciding on his international cricket future in the coming weeks.  Haddin’s lone appearance in the 2015 Ashes

Aug 29 2015
5 things we learned from the 2015 Ashes
5 things we learned from the 2015 Ashes

England has wrapped up the 2015 Ashes with the series win of 3-2 over Australia. England came into the series as underdogs and took everyone by surprise with their dominating win over the Aussies. English bowlers took advantage of the seaming English conditions and broke havoc on the Australian batting who lost the series due to the abysmal performance of the batsmen. The thrashing of Australians by the home team presented quite a few learnings

Aug 29 2015
The stories behind Australian players and their nicknames
The stories behind Australian players and their nicknames

Almost all of our beloved cricketers have nicknames. Whether it is Little Master for Tendulkar or Binga for Brett Lee, there is a special place in our hearts for the names that get associated with our favorite players. The Aussies seem to have taken the game a notch higher, as they come up with the most outlandish names possible. But do you know the secret behind each name? Here is a roundup of our favorite Aussie nicknames and the reasons behin

Aug 29 2015
The aftermath of the Clarke era: Where does Australian cricket go from here?
The aftermath of the Clarke era: Where does Australian cricket go from here?

Clarke retired from international cricket at the end of the Ashes series. For England, the euphoria of reclaiming the Ashes has been somewhat tempered by a chastening defeat in the last Test match. The loss might not have been enough to mar the mood of jubilation. For the Aussies however, it came almost as a divine intervention. When heroes fall, they clutch on to the very straws in desperation which at other times would have earned their co

Aug 28 2015
Statistical comparison between Michael Clarke and Kevin Pietersen
Statistical comparison between Michael Clarke and Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen and Michael Clarke - Two contrasting careers Cricket is hardly a game of blacks and whites. There were players who were born for greatness, players who came back strongly after a poor start, players who sparkled only for a small amount of time and players who faded into obscurity. It is the cricketer who grits his teeth and works every step of the way that will reach the top. While some prefer to become media darlings and s

Aug 27 2015
How I will remember Michael Clarke
How I will remember Michael Clarke

Clarke’s conduct during the tough times showed that life and emotions are much bigger than a sport It was 2014 November and Cricket’s aura had been dull with pall of gloom looming over it with Phil Hughes’ untimely and tragic loss. Emotions had been running intense across the cricketing fraternity, more so in Australia than anywhere else in the world. Thousands of voices and messages gathered from different parts of t

Aug 26 2015
Kumar Sangakkara vs Michael Clarke: A statistical comparison
Kumar Sangakkara vs Michael Clarke: A statistical comparison

Cricket has been rendered poorer with the departure of two greats on the same day So cricket’s brain drain is almost complete with the retirement of Michael Clarke and Kumar Sangakkara. The last decade’s batch has almost graduated, leaving cricket in the hands of the budding and the burgeoning. Both Clarke and Sangakkara have been pivotal for their teams. Sangakkara was Sri Lanka’s Atlas, often carrying his team’s ba

Aug 24 2015
Ashes 2015: Australia win 5th Test by an innings and 46 runs
Ashes 2015: Australia win 5th Test by an innings and 46 runs

Australia nearing big Ashes win Rain forced an early lunch at the Kennington Oval in London when Australia were just two wickets away from registering a big win with England swinging loosely at 258/8. The hosts began the fourth day of the final Ashes Test on 203-6, still needing 129 more to make Australia bat again. Australia started right on money as Peter Siddle trapped Mark Wood in front of the stump to give the visitors the s

Aug 23 2015
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