In their last five Test matches Australia’s batting has been nothing less than atrocious. They’ve struggled to cope with swing, bounce, spin and just about any other variation a bowling side can use via the conditions and pitch. The loss to Sri Lanka was tolerable considering the quick adjustment to conditions and the squads inexperience … More What could change before Adelaide?
Mind the Windows writer Lachlan Harper looks at the recent two-Test series between New Zealand and Australia, where the Aussies ruined a fairytale ending in Brendon McCullum’s farewell series.
It may be a phrase he says he regrets now but those were the words of the great Dennis Lillee after discovering a young, raw 16 year old Mitchell Johnson in Far-North Queensland. After watching only three balls, Lillee phoned Rod Marsh and stated: “I’ve found one.“ The rest is history with the tearaway left-hander … More “A once in a Generation bowler”
After the announcement of Australia’s home squad for the first two out of three tests against New Zealand, there were plenty of names discussed as unfortunate or unlucky to miss out. Many expected Cameron Bancroft to be named, whilst Michael Klinger’s recent double century certainly put him in the mix. As a result of the … More The Second XI
Originally published on theroar.com.au The Ashes has been a disaster for Australia. England are our ultimate rivals and to be skittled for 60 is nothing short of embarrassing. However the time to dwell is passing and it’s onwards and upwards for a team about to experience “change not seen since the South African rebel tour”, … More Australia’s ‘out of the Ashes’ squad
It’s a quote infamous with Australian tourism and the former spouse of Australian captain Michael Clarke. It’s now a quote I pose to the Australian cricket team’s current state of mind, along with their coaching staff. So to that team who dominated England 5-0 in 2013 and comfortably accounted for India 2-0 in 2014, “where the … More So where the bloody hell are you?
THE ASHES ARE BACK! Australia go into this series overwhelming favourites after winning the last series convincingly by a 5-0 margin. However the English are demonstrating significant signs of improvement after a 1-1 test series and 3-2 ODI series against New Zealand. Mix in the home ground advantage of the English against the confidence and form of … More The Boldest of the Bold – 2015 Ashes Predictions