November 2013

Will Lyon end up Australia’s most successful off-spinner?

Nathan Lyon is destined to become Australia’s most successful Test off-spinner in terms of career wickets. Whilst he has received a fair amount of criticism from the fans in his short career he is on track to eclipse those who have preceded him and write himself into the history books. Traditionally Australia has not been […]

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Jonathan Trott – a personal perspective

In mid-2011 I suffered a mental breakdown which resulted in me resigning my dream job of 21 years as a sports broadcaster with the ABC and subsequently making an attempt on my life. Hence, I have great empathy with the plight that is currently facing England batsman Jonathan Trott – although I hasten to add […]

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England sliced and diced at the ‘Gabbatoir’

Australia has blown England away in the opening Ashes Test at Brisbane to the tune of 381 runs after dismissing the tourists for 179 late on day four. After slumping to 6-132 on the opening day of the series at the Gabba the series underdogs were clinical, ruthless and dominant as they inflicted upon England […]

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England on its knees in the first Ashes Test

Fifty-seven deliveries midway through the second day at the Gabba may have seismic consequences for England’s Ashes defence. After Australia’s first innings was terminated at 295 by a suicidal second run by Brad Haddin (94), England would have been well pleased with its position in the match as Stuart Broad left the ground to a […]

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VIDEO: Wrapping the first Ashes Test at the Gabba

Australia made a stunning start in its quest to regain the Ashes with a barnstorming 381-run win in the opening Test at Brisbane.

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The Ashes – who is your money on?

With the last Ashes series still fresh in the mind, another is set to begin and it does so with many Australian fans buoyant at the home side’s chances. Over the next two months we will see just how much the Australian team has learned and whether improvement in its performance is noticeable. But are […]

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Chris Rogers a key this summer

The attention of the crowd when Australia starts each innings this summer will be on David Warner – will he or won’t he come off with his derring-do against the Poms? If he does, he will have Alastair Cook and his men on the back foot. Yet, it many ways, the man at the other […]

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VIDEO: Previewing the opening Ashes Test at the Gabba

Australia enters the opening Ashes Test at Brisbane hell bent on regaining the little urn.  

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Why is Ben Hilfenhaus being rested?

A week before naming the squad for the first Ashes Test Cricket Australia announced that four fast bowlers – Peter Siddle, Ryan Harris, Mitchell Johnson and Ben Hilfenhaus – were going to be ‘rested’ from the third round of Sheffield Shield fixtures that started yesterday. Most took that as an indication that the quartet would […]

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My Australian XI for the Gabba

For reasons perhaps best known to Cricket Australia’s marketing department, the squad for the opening Ashes Test will be named this Tuesday – nine days prior to the Gabba match getting underway and a day before the commencement of the third round of Sheffield Shield fixtures. So in effect, all players have placed their credentials […]

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