March 2018


Australia’s on-field leaders have been banished, but this is just the beginning

Australian cricket has begun its slow journey to redemption. And for the moment, we are all on a drip feed, awaiting the full extent of the sanctions that will be meted out to those who guilty of shaming the game over the weekend. But one thing we know for certain, the Australian Test team is […]

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Steve Smith must be sacked as captain

This current crisis is a massive test for Cricket Australia. And, if it wants to do the right thing by the fans it needs to sack its captain. After what has come to light since I penned my previous column here on The Roar, it is evident that extremely strong action has to be taken […]

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The integrity of Australian cricket is in tatters

The evidence is damning. And the repercussions should be severe. What Cameron Bancroft appeared to do while looking to condition the ball on day three at Newlands is damning. Equally so is the way there appeared to be an orchestrated cover up after the offending vision was seen in the player’s viewing area. The vision […]

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Finally, we can just talk about the cricket

In the space of one Test, Australia’s fortunes have swung dramatically. After a convincing win in the opening Test at Durban, the tourists entered the second encounter at Port Elizabeth on a roll. That confidence was soon pricked by some explosive fast bowling from Kagiso Rabada and a brilliant century from A B de Villiers. […]

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Get your money on Mitch Starc for man of the series

We may be only a quarter of the way through this series but Mitchell Starc is already shaping as the gamebreaker. His 9-109 and rapid-fire 35 in Australia’s first innings earned him the man-of-the-match award. With conditions conducive to reverse swing he proved insurmountable to the Proteas’ tail. It is one thing to be able […]

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