Bangladesh Tour put on hold amid player safety concerns

Australia’s Test tour of Bangladesh has been put on hold amid security fears.  James Sutherland, Cricket Australia’s CEO has acted on recent advice from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) who identified the potential security risk. DFAT issued its latest security advice about Bangladesh on Friday, stating that “there is reliable information to… Read More Bangladesh Tour put on hold amid player safety concerns

Matador Cup 14-man Squad Announcements

This years Matador Cup is set to be as competitive as ever as all 14-man squad announcements have now been made. The clash in schedule with Australia’s Test tour of Bangladesh has done nothing to take away from the one-day competitions excitement, as some of Australia’ biggest names are set to feature alongside the countries rising… Read More Matador Cup 14-man Squad Announcements

Jam-packed Schedule Paves Way for Exciting Summer

A recent Ashes defeat and a spate of retirements have left an apparent cloud over Australia’s ‘national sport’, as underlying tones of pessimism from the media have trickled down to the fans.  Whilst melodramatic pub talk is one thing, some of the more typically level headed cricket sources have suddenly got me questioning whether Australia… Read More Jam-packed Schedule Paves Way for Exciting Summer

Warnie’s ultimate Australia ODI XI…

Shane Warne has a knack of making headlines despite retiring from the international game almost a decade ago.  The maverick leg-spinner has taken to social media to name his greatest Australian ODI team since 1990. Whilst it’s undoubtedly a formidable starting XI, there are some notable omissions; Mark Waugh Adam Gilchrist Ricky Ponting Michael Hussey Allan… Read More Warnie’s ultimate Australia ODI XI…

Importance of ODI series in UK – Smith looks at the bigger picture

Some may dismiss the importance the UK tour’s white ball segment, but after relinquishing the urn, Steve Smith has labelled the ODI series as integral to Australia’s rebuilding process following their disappointing Ashes showing.  As whites are swapped for green and gold, new players will have the opportunity to prove their international credentials ahead of… Read More Importance of ODI series in UK – Smith looks at the bigger picture