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Sunday, November 28, 2021


Steve Smith insists he’s a better leader now

Steve Smith has claimed he is a better-rounded individual now than during the 2018 ball-tampering scandal, backing his leadership skills.

Pat Cummins appointed Australia Test captain, Smith his deputy

Pat Cummins will be Australia's 47th men's Test captain after being confirmed as Tim Paine's successor for next month's Ashes series.

Paine takes indefinite break, out for first Ashes Test

Tim Paine is taking a leave of absence from all forms of cricket for the 'foreseeable future' as the fallout of his sexting scandal continues.

Cricket Tasmania hit out at CA over Tim Paine treatment

Cricket Tasmania has accused Cricket Australia of treating Tim Paine "appallingly" amid sexting revelations involving the former captain.

Michael Clarke says time is right for captain Cummins

Michael Clarke says Australia's wealth of senior players means a lack of leadership experience won't be an issue for Pat Cummins if named Test captain.

Paine knew sexting was a ticking time bomb

Tim Paine has admitted he has always felt the 2018 investigation into his sexting would one day become public, before it ultimately cost him the Test captaincy.

Paine graphic texts ‘consensual’ and a ‘one-off’

Cricket Tasmania has described a sexting exchange involving now-resigned Test skipper Tim Paine and one of their employees as consensual and a one-off.

Tim Paine quits as Australia captain amid sexting scandal

Tim Paine has stood down as Australia Test captain after being investigated by Cricket Australia for allegedly sending explicit messages to a female co-worker.

Australia name 15-man Ashes squad

Usman Khawaja is on the cusp of a Test recall after being included in Australia's 15-man Ashes squad alongside Travis Head.

Azeem Rafiq reveals depth of racism at Yorkshire

Former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq has told a British parliamentary panel some of the treatment to him at the county was 'inhuman'.

Australia, NZ to host 2028 T20 World Cup

Cricket's 2028 Twenty20 World Cup will be co-hosted by this year's finalists, Australia and New Zealand.

Mitch Marsh makes good on winning Aussies over

For so long one of the most maligned cricketers in the country, Mitch Marsh has made good on his bid to win Australians over.

Australia claim maiden T20 World Cup title

Australia have won the men's Twenty20 World Cup for the first time, with Mitch Marsh lifting them to an eight-wicket win over New Zealand.

Wade, Stoinis put Australia in T20 World Cup final

Australia are one win from their maiden T20 World Cup title after Matthew Wade and Marcus Stoinis pulled off a great escape against Pakistan.

Australia set to tour Pakistan in March

Australia will tour Pakistan for the first time in nearly 24 years in March, playing three Tests, three one-day internationals and a Twenty20.

Warner finds form in big Australia win against Sri Lanka

David Warner has given himself the platform to launch into a big Twenty20 World Cup after powering Australia to a win over Sri Lanka.

De Kock apologises; ‘happy to take knee’

Quinton De Kock has apologised to his South Africa teammates after withdrawing from a match because of a direction to take the knee.

Stoinis gets Aussies home in T20 WC opener against SA

Marcus Stoinis has underlined his 'finisher' credentials, delivering Australia a win over South Africa in their Twenty20 World Cup opener.

Horror history driving Australia’s T20 World Cup push

Australia have reached the final just once and on the last two occasions failed to get out of the groups at T20 World Cups.

Lyon right for Ashes after cricket lull

Nathan Lyon insists lockdown won't ruin his Ashes preparations, adamant he's ready to take on whatever side England send out to Australia.

England players set to agree to Ashes tour

The Ashes is set to go ahead this summer with England's players reportedly agreeing to tour in a move that will green-light the series.

Cricket waits on England’s Ashes call

Cricket Australia is adamant it has put players' wellbeing first as it faces a wait on whether England agrees to tour for this summer's Ashes.

Ashes on, with or without Root: Paine

Tim Paine has declared the Ashes will begin on December 8 regardless of whether counterpart Joe Root is part of the tour.

Miracle ODI win a World Cup boost: Beth Mooney

Beth Mooney reckons that Australia will attack the ODI World Cup with belief that anybody can help them win from any position

Australia Test in Afghanistan in jeopardy

Cricket Australia is under political pressure to scrap the one-off Test against Afghanistan in light of the Taliban banning women's sport.

Cricket Australia firm up crowd, travel plans for Ashes

Cricket Australia plans on shoring up England's Ashes logistics in coming weeks as it holds out hope of capacity crowds watching the series.

Stuart MacGill kidnap accused granted bail

A man accused of orchestrating a violent kidnap ordeal that left former Test cricketer Stuart MacGill traumatised has been granted bail.

Cricket Australia CEO backs ‘incredible’ Langer

Cricket Australia chief executive Nick Hockley has publicly defended Justin Langer, backing the under-pressure coach to continue.

Vaughan calls for Ashes travel exemptions

Michael Vaughan says England team to be given travel exemptions so their families can enter and tour Australia for the Ashes series.

Australia-Windies ODI postponed over COVID

Australia's second ODI against the West Indies has been postponed after one of the host's backroom staff tested positive for COVID-19.