Race for Selection

The Bangladeshi tour cancellation has triggered a Tour de France-esque race for Test selection ahead of a packed Australian summer of cricket.  With all the international players returning to their respective state teams, eyes suddenly fell upon Australia’s domestic one-day competition, giving future Test hopefuls the opportunity to shine amongst their nations regulars.  If there’s… Read More Race for Selection

5 things we’ve learned from the Matador Cup so far…

It’s unpredictable With the exception of New South Wales, consistency appears to have gone out the window as all teams have lost at least one game from the opening exchanges.  The Cricket Australia XI’s victory over Tasmania sums up the competitions unpredictability, as they bounced back from humiliating defeats to NSW and Victoria to beat… Read More 5 things we’ve learned from the Matador Cup so far…

Records tumble in Matador Cup opening day

An astonishing start to the Matador Cup saw records tumble, as seven batsmen hit centuries on the competitions opening day. Cameron Bancroft (176) and Shaun Marsh’s (109) opening stand of 216 against South Australia broke Western Australia’s state-record opening stand. Western Australia posted their highest One-Day total, 350. Travis Head and Callum Ferguson’s partnership of… Read More Records tumble in Matador Cup opening day

Fan’s to miss out as CA set to pull plug on Bangladesh tour

You’ve got to feel for Bangladesh as they plead one last time with Cricket Australia for the scheduled two-game Test tour to go ahead.  Since the emergence of information suggesting that militants may be planning to target Australian interests in Bangladesh, it has looked unlikely that any of the elaborate security measures revealed by the… Read More Fan’s to miss out as CA set to pull plug on Bangladesh tour

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