Kiwi’s come back fighting strong

A Kiwi rejuvenation initiated by the brilliance of Kane Williamson has reduced the Blackcaps first innings deficit to just 49.  One of New Zealand’s biggest shortcomings with the bat this series has been their inability to support Williamson…queue Ross Taylor.  After being made to look pretty average at the Gabba, Taylor has bounced back in… Read More Kiwi’s come back fighting strong

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

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

Matador Cup profits from Bangladesh’s loss

The Bangladesh Test tour postponement has led to revised squad announcements for the start of next weeks Matador Cup.  Players from the Test squad have returned to their respective states, bolstering the already star studded line ups for Australia’s domestic One-Day competition.  With Channel Gem televising 15 of the 23 games on free-to-air TV, all… Read More Matador Cup profits from Bangladesh’s loss

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

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