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2019 August
  • Sat, Aug 24, 2019
    England will need to haul in a target of 359 to win the 3rd Ashes Test in Leeds, where they've reached 0-11 at lunch on day three after surviving four overs.
  • Fri, Aug 23, 2019
    David Warner battled through a testing opening hour to chalk up his first half-century of the Ashes series at Headingley before falling to Jofra Archer.
  • Fri, Aug 23, 2019
    England have been bowled out for 67 shortly after lunch on day two of the third Ashes Test in Leeds, handing Australia a first-innings lead of 112 runs.
  • Wed, Aug 21, 2019
    Chris Rogers, who once missed a Test because of delayed concussion, says Australia are trailblazers in terms of concussion testing and protocols in cricket.
  • Tue, Aug 20, 2019
    Former NZ quick Shane Bond, who played a key role in James Pattinson's recovery from career-saving back surgery, says recently resting the Australian was smart.
  • Tue, Aug 20, 2019
    Travis Head is a convert regarding neck guards, having batted with the helmet attachment in his second dig of the second Ashes Test after Steve Smith's scare.
  • Mon, Aug 19, 2019
    Concussion substitute Marnus Labuschagne and vice-captain Travis Head have helped Australia salvage a draw on a dramatic final day of the second Ashes Test.
  • Mon, Aug 19, 2019
    Cricket Australia's chief sports scientist says it would be an overreaction to force players to automatically sit out the rest of games after a head knock.
  • Mon, Aug 19, 2019
    England captain Joe Root and Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne have agreed to disagree regarding a contentious catch during the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
  • Mon, Aug 19, 2019
    A member of the prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club was ejected on Saturday after making verbally abusive comments to Steve Smith in the Long Room at Lord's.
  • Sun, Aug 18, 2019
    Neck guards could soon become mandatory in cricket, especially after Steve Smith was stuck by a Jofra Archer bouncer at Lord's during the second Ashes Test.
  • Sun, Aug 18, 2019
    Jofra Archer says he never wants to see a batsman hit the deck like Steve Smith did at Lord's, where he was hit on the neck by a bouncer from the fast bowler.
  • Sat, Aug 17, 2019
    Steve Smith was unaware of just how dramatic some of his movements at the crease have been at Lord's, where he admits to having a nap in a bathtub.
  • Sat, Aug 17, 2019
    Steve Smith has been rattled by three blows inflicted by England paceman Jofra Archer at Lord's, including a hit to the neck that forced him to retire hurt.
  • Fri, Aug 16, 2019
    Australia have reached 4-80 at lunch on day three of the second Ashes Test at Lord's, where Steve Smith showed great composure during a collapse of 3-11.
  • Tue, Aug 13, 2019
    The MCC have played down the prospect of using neutral umpires for Test matches, despite a number of howlers in the Ashes series opener.
  • Sun, Aug 11, 2019
    Jos Buttler says Jofra Archer's laid-back nature will ensure he handles a pressure-laden Test debut, having been called up by England to rattle Steve Smith.
  • Sun, Aug 11, 2019
    A ball with a microchip in it, measuring speed and revolutions, could soon be used in the Big Bash League if final testing shows it behaves like a normal pill.
  • Sat, Aug 10, 2019
    Mitchell Starc is desperate for Australia to retain the Ashes, whether that means the incumbent attack playing all five Tests or him getting a chance to shine.
  • Fri, Aug 09, 2019
    Concussion researcher Chris Nowinski says cricket's recent law change is a step in the right direction, also urging players to consider pledging their brain.
  • Thu, Aug 08, 2019
    Usman Khawaja says Travis Head, who scored an unbeaten ton in Australia's Ashes tour game in Worcester, is in a really good place with his batting.
  • Tue, Aug 06, 2019
    Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, Australia's new-ball pairing in recent years, are in the mix for a recall but far from certain selections in the Lord's Test.
  • Tue, Aug 06, 2019
    Pat Cummins has been praised by skipper Tim Paine after a fine performance with England bowled out for 146 as Australia won the first Ashes Test.
  • Tue, Aug 06, 2019
    Steve Smith was close to tears after reaching three figures on day one of a dream Test comeback that finished with twin tons and a 251-run win for Australia.
  • Mon, Aug 05, 2019
    England have crashed to 4-85 at lunch on day five of the first Ashes Test after being set a target of 398, leaving Australia well placed to secure victory.
  • Sun, Aug 04, 2019
    Steve Smith has backed up his first-innings ton with another century to revive Australia's hopes of setting England a competitive target in the first Test.
  • Sat, Aug 03, 2019
    England opener Rory Burns, who called David Warner a teammate during a grade-cricket stint in Australia, says the experience overseas helped him develop.
  • Fri, Aug 02, 2019
    England veteran Stuart Broad says the boos and barbs Steve Smith copped on day one of the first Ashes Test are all part of being a professional sportsman.
  • Fri, Aug 02, 2019
    Steve Smith, fresh from a ton in his Test comeback, has revealed how he fell out of love with cricket while serving a year-long ban after the Cape Town scandal.
  • Fri, Aug 02, 2019
    After showing his value with a vital 44, Peter Siddle is being tipped by Steve Smith to have success with the ball on day two of the first Ashes Test.
  • Fri, Aug 02, 2019
    Former Test wicketkeeper Matthew Wade, recalled by Australia as a batsman, has seemingly been given the important job of managing the ball during the Ashes.
  • Thu, Aug 01, 2019
    England pace bowler Jimmy Anderson will have scans of a tight calf after managing just four overs during the morning session on day one of the first Ashes Test.
  • Thu, Aug 01, 2019
    Australia have been denied an unbeaten women's Ashes series by a defiant England, who produced a surprise 17-run win in the third Twenty20 match at Bristol.
2019 July
  • Wed, Jul 31, 2019
    The long wait for day one of the Ashes is almost over as Tim Paine vows to embrace a hostile environment and pitch he feels could play into Australia's hands.
  • Wed, Jul 31, 2019
    Australia celebrated clinching the women's Ashes series with Diet Coke and a few songs on the bus, but have no plans for a serious party until the final match.
  • Wed, Jul 31, 2019
    There is a big burden resting on the shoulders of some key players from both Australia and England in the Ashes series that starts at Edgbaston.
  • Wed, Jul 31, 2019
    Australia and England's pacemen have dominated discussion regarding the first Ashes Test but Tim Paine says Nathan Lyon looms a big asset for the tourists.
  • Tue, Jul 30, 2019
    Steve Waugh has been amazed by bat-pad specialist Cameron Bancroft's close-in catching as the opener edges closer to a recall for the first Ashes Test.
  • Tue, Jul 30, 2019
    Match referees will make a judgement call on 'like for like' concussion substitutes in the Ashes, including the potential to place restrictions on replacements.
  • Mon, Jul 29, 2019
    Batting great and Queensland Cricket life member Sam Trimble, regarded as one of the best not to have played a Test for Australia, has died at the age of 84.
  • Sat, Jul 27, 2019
    Australian cricket coach Matthew Mott has marvelled at captain Meg Lanning's blistering T20 century, a knock that secured for Ashes glory in England.
  • Fri, Jul 26, 2019
    Australia must break their hoodoo to clinch a series win at England's cauldron at Chelmsford, where the hosts remain unbeaten after 14 internationals.
  • Fri, Jul 26, 2019
    Usman Khawaja has taken a key step in his recovery from a hamstring injury while James Pattinson is also close to a Test return in next week's Ashes opener.
  • Thu, Jul 25, 2019
    David Warner is renowned for being arguably the world's most aggressive Test batsman but he is ready to scrap in the coming Ashes, as reflected in a gritty 58.
  • Wed, Jul 24, 2019
    Jackson Bird, Michael Neser and Peter Siddle all did their hopes of selection in Australia's Ashes squad no harm by taking a combined 10 wickets in Southampton.
  • Wed, Jul 24, 2019
    David Warner and Marcus Harris have warmed up for the first Ashes Test by sharing a 40-run opening stand in Australia's intra-squad clash.
  • Tue, Jul 23, 2019
    Jimmy Anderson remains sidelined with a calf injury, with England confirming the veteran paceman will miss his team's one-off Test against Ireland.
  • Mon, Jul 22, 2019
    A selection showdown in Southampton between Australia's Ashes hopefuls will help decide who claims the final four spots in a 16-man squad.
  • Sun, Jul 21, 2019
    An Ashes trial in Southampton will pit Australia's best red ball cricketers against each other in a final bid for selection to face England.
  • Sat, Jul 20, 2019
    Centurion Ellyse Perry has piled more pressure on England by removing opener Tammy Beaumont for a duck after Australia amassed 8-420 in the Ashes Test.
  • Mon, Jul 15, 2019
    A stunning tied World Cup final, in which England defeated New Zealand via boundary countback, has ignited debate about the contentious cricket rule.
  • Mon, Jul 15, 2019
    The race for spots in Australia's Ashes squad has heated up after Matthew Wade and Travis Head scored tons while Peter Siddle grabbed a five-wicket county haul.
  • Mon, Jul 15, 2019
    There were a stack of talking points after a thrilling World Cup final between England and New Zealand finished with the scores tied, even after a super over.
  • Mon, Jul 15, 2019
    A boundary countback to decide the World Cup final seemed unfair in the eyes of the New Zealand father of England's match-winner Ben Stokes.
  • Sat, Jul 13, 2019
    Peter Handscomb, Matthew Wade and Mitch Marsh have been released back to the Australia A camp ahead of the four-day match against England Lions.
  • Sat, Jul 13, 2019
    Written off as honest toilers, New Zealand have reached a second straight World Cup final and are determined to go one better against England at Lord's.
  • Sat, Jul 13, 2019
    Ellyse Perry starred with both bat and ball to help Australia's women to a 400-run lead over England at the end of day two of their three-day tour match.
  • Fri, Jul 12, 2019
    England opener Jason Roy has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee for a foul-mouthed rant directed at umpires but he'll play in the World Cup final.
  • Fri, Jul 12, 2019
    Aaron Finch and Pat Cummins say a lopsided World Cup loss to England will not result in any scars when the rivals return to Birmingham for the Ashes opener.
  • Fri, Jul 12, 2019
    Mitchell Starc has broken Glenn McGrath's record for the most wickets in a World Cup, claiming his 27th of the tournament against England on Thursday.
  • Fri, Jul 12, 2019
    Australia would have taken a World Cup semi-final finish a year ago, but still feel they let a title slip after sitting first late in the group stages.
  • Fri, Jul 12, 2019
    Australia, beaten at the semi-final stage of the 2019 World Cup, have plenty of tough calls to make as they start plotting a path to the 2023 tournament.
  • Thu, Jul 11, 2019
    England insist they'll be confident facing left-armers Mitchell Starc and Jason Behrendorff in the World Cup semi-final, despite struggling a fortnight ago.
  • Thu, Jul 11, 2019
    Steve Smith hit 85 but no other batsman passed 50 as Australia struggled to recover from a bad start to post 223 in their World Cup semi-final against England.
  • Wed, Jul 10, 2019
    Aaron Finch has made a bowling change more than once every three overs in the World Cup as his leadership helped transform the team from the horror of 2018.
  • Wed, Jul 10, 2019
    World Cup semi-finals tend to bring out the best contests of the tournament, with everything from low-scoring games, a tie and classic finishes.
  • Tue, Jul 09, 2019
    Marcus Harris and Joe Burns have pushed their individual Ashes claims, combining for a double-century opening stand for Australia A against Sussex.
  • Tue, Jul 09, 2019
    Marcus Stoinis will attempt to get through a full training session on Tuesday in a bid to prove his fitness for the World Cup semi-final against England.
  • Mon, Jul 08, 2019
    Australian cricket spent a year with their backs to the wall and now they'll need that experience headed into their World Cup semi-final against England.
  • Mon, Jul 08, 2019
    Australia won't get into a to-and-fro with England by claiming they'll crack under pressure in a World Cup semi-final, instead relying on past wins for belief.
  • Mon, Jul 08, 2019
    Australia's Ellyse Perry claimed a sensational seven-wicket haul in a crushing 195-run ODI win over England and then warned the hosts that more is to come.
  • Mon, Jul 08, 2019
    Marcus Stoinis suffered a side strain in Saturday's loss to South Africa, but Australia will wait to decide if he faces England in Thursday's semi-final.
  • Mon, Jul 08, 2019
    The toss at Thursday's World Cup semi-final could be vital for Australia and England with teams batting first holding a distinct advantage at the tournament.
  • Sat, Jul 06, 2019
    Marcus Harris has revealed David Warner congratulated him on his rise last summer. Come Sunday, he can push his case for the pair to open together in the Ashes.
  • Fri, Jul 05, 2019
    From one-day cricket's most famous run out to its best known catch, Australia and South Africa have built up a catalogue of memorable World Cup matches.
  • Fri, Jul 05, 2019
    Peter Handscomb has been brought into Australia's World Cup squad after Shaun Marsh was ruled out with a broken wrist, while Glenn Maxwell is also injured.
  • Fri, Jul 05, 2019
    Medium-pacer Delissa Kimmince has taken 5-26 to set up Australia for a four-wicket victory over England in their second one-day international.
  • Wed, Jul 03, 2019
    Australia coach Matthew Mott questions why contentious decisions cannot be reviewed by DRS in women's Ashes series with England after a game one blunder.
  • Wed, Jul 03, 2019
    Former NSW captain and Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin will understand if the SCG Trust opts to move to a drop-in wicket at the ground.
  • Wed, Jul 03, 2019
    Marnus Labuschagne continues to compile a mountain of county runs with twin centuries for Glamorgan as the battle for spots in Australia's Ashes squad heats up.
  • Wed, Jul 03, 2019
    Will Pucovski backed up his first-up half century with 137 against Gloucestershire for Australia A to push his faint Ashes chances.
  • Wed, Jul 03, 2019
    Incumbent Test batsman Joe Burns has opened up about the struggle with a fatigue disorder that threatened to derail his hopes of featuring in the Ashes.
  • Tue, Jul 02, 2019
    Alex Carey is the glue Australia need at No.7 in their batting order, posting a record amount of runs for anyone outside the top six in a World Cup.
  • Tue, Jul 02, 2019
    Opposition bowlers thought they'd found a weakness in Usman Khawaja when he was hit by bouncers by the West Indies quicks, but he insists he's no target.
  • Tue, Jul 02, 2019
    Will Pucovski admits he wasn't ready for Test cricket last summer when he missed selection, but is on the up while working closely with a mindfulness coach.
2019 June
  • Sun, Jun 30, 2019
    Trent Boult became the first bowler to take a one-day international hat-trick at Lord's but believes Australia are the team to beat in the World Cup finals.
  • Sat, Jun 29, 2019
    Just over a year after the biggest controversy to rock Australian cricket in decades, the 2019 World Cup has virtually been devoid of any behavioural issues.
  • Sat, Jun 29, 2019
    Steve Smith has been removed for a second time by an incredible catch at the World Cup, caught at leg gully off a full-blooded pull shot.
  • Fri, Jun 28, 2019
    With a week-and-a-half to go in the World Cup seven teams still remain in the hunt for the finals with only Australia guaranteed safe passage.
  • Thu, Jun 27, 2019
    Four years after landing a knockout blow on New Zealand in the last World Cup final, Mitchell Starc sees Kane Williamson as the Black Caps' linchpin in 2019.
  • Thu, Jun 27, 2019
    David Warner says he won't miss a World Cup game for the birth of his third child, with his wife Candice set to deliver between Australia's next two matches.
  • Wed, Jun 26, 2019
    Jason Behrendorff has claimed a five-wicket haul as he and Mitchell Starc bowled Australia to a 64-run win over England at Lord's, piling pressure on the hosts.
  • Wed, Jun 26, 2019
    Mitchell Marsh went from national vice-captain to out of contract in the space of a summer but he's determined to reclaim his Australia spot.
  • Tue, Jun 25, 2019
    Six of the eight 2019 Cricket World Cup stars who have lifted the trophy before are playing for Australia, a factor that could be crucial in the finals.
  • Tue, Jun 25, 2019
    England haven't lost back-to-back one-day matches in more than two years, a fact Aaron Finch is well aware of headed into their World Cup clash at Lord's.
  • Tue, Jun 25, 2019
    Aaron Finch hit his second century of the World Cup against England but Australia lost 6-112 to set a target of 286 in their bumper clash at Lord's.
  • Tue, Jun 25, 2019
    David Warner and Aaron Finch are the first opening pairing in World Cup history to score five half-century partnerships in a row.
  • Sun, Jun 23, 2019
    Australia could play Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc unchanged through the rest of the World Cup even with a semi-finals spot all but assured.
  • Sat, Jun 22, 2019
    Former World Cup winning captain Allan Border has called for Nathan Lyon to be brought into Australia's team at the tournament.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    Marcus Stoinis thought he'd played his last game in the World Cup when he suffered a side strain against India, before getting back on the field 11 days later.
  • Fri, Jun 21, 2019
    Matthew Wade's 52-ball century highlighted Australia A's win over Northamptonshire, while Josh Hazlewood also got through his return from injury fine.
  • Thu, Jun 20, 2019
    Marcus Stoinis has got through Australia's last training run for their World Cup clash with Bangladesh without injury and is set to return from a side strain.
  • Wed, Jun 19, 2019
    Marcus Harris, who made his Test debut six months ago and could soon open with David Warner in the Ashes, has been given a crash course in English conditions.
  • Tue, Jun 18, 2019
    Fresh off a match-winning century at the World Cup, Bangladesh allrounder Shaikb Al Hasan says he's ready for whatever Australia's quicks have to offer.
  • Tue, Jun 18, 2019
    Marcus Stoinis has sent down two overs in a bowling test before returning to the nets as he tries to prove his fitness to face Bangladesh on Thursday.
  • Mon, Jun 17, 2019
    Steve Waugh says the fact David Warner "hasn't yet taken the Ferrari for a spin on the freeway" is a daunting sign for Australia's World Cup rivals.
  • Sun, Jun 16, 2019
    Sri Lanka have refused to hold a media conference after their World Cup defeat to Australia, 24 hours after claiming they are being treated unfairly by the ICC.
  • Sat, Jun 15, 2019
    The net bowler who spent four nights in hospital after being hit by a David Warner drive has met with the opener and been presented a signed Australian shirt.
  • Fri, Jun 14, 2019
    Australia and Sri Lanka have met twice in World Cup finals, with one providing a fairytale and the other descending into the most farcical finish in history.
  • Fri, Jun 14, 2019
    Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has labelled Aaron Finch the captain of the World Cup so far, firing with both the bat and tactically as a leader.
  • Thu, Jun 13, 2019
    David Warner opted against doing a televised interview before he returned from his 12-month ban, instead letting his bat do the talking in the World Cup.
  • Wed, Jun 12, 2019
    Pakistan have a winning rate of 58 per cent in global tournaments over the past decade, compared with just 43 per cent in other match formats.
  • Wed, Jun 12, 2019
    Pakistan Cricket Board managing director Wasim Khan has explained why he feels his organisation's negotiations with Cricket Australia regarding a tour failed.
  • Wed, Jun 12, 2019
    Australia are unsure how long allrounder Marcus Stoinis will be unavailable with a side strain, but could make a call on his World Cup future by Friday.
  • Wed, Jun 12, 2019
    Australia have hit 307 in their World Cup clash with Pakistan, but the total should have been far higher after a David Warner century had his team flying.
  • Wed, Jun 12, 2019
    David Warner has scored his first century since returning to the Australian side, hitting a 102-ball hundred against Pakistan in the World Cup group match.
  • Wed, Jun 12, 2019
    Aaron Finch will tell his team to be adaptable in the clash with Pakistan, as they enter without a pace-bowling allrounder and likely having to deal with rain.
  • Wed, Jun 12, 2019
    The Women's Big Bash League will be played as a stand-alone competition in 2019, allowing domestic cricket's focus to fall on the women's T20 competition.
  • Mon, Jun 10, 2019
    Australia insist wickets in hand is the best approach to a big chase after David Warner used up 50 dot balls in his World Cup half century against India.
  • Sun, Jun 09, 2019
    BBL franchises are weighing up whether to offer contracts to Australia's frontline bowlers as international team's batsmen appear a safer marquee option.
  • Sun, Jun 09, 2019
    The news is good for a net bowler who appeared badly injured after copping a cricket ball to the head while bowling to David Warner on Saturday.
  • Sat, Jun 08, 2019
    Australia's preparations for their World Cup clash with India were delayed after a local net bowler was struck in the head by a drive from David Warner.
  • Fri, Jun 07, 2019
    Australia must find a way to stop Virat Kohli and India's dominant batting line up in Sunday's World Cup clash at The Oval.
  • Fri, Jun 07, 2019
    Mitchell Starc brought back memories of his 2015 World Cup form as he helped Australia to a 15-run win over the West Indies at Trent Bridge to stay undefeated.
  • Thu, Jun 06, 2019
    Steve Smith helped lead his team out of trouble before Nathan Coulter-Nile hit a quick-fire 92 in Australia's 288 against the West Indies in the World Cup.
  • Wed, Jun 05, 2019
    Australia's quicks have helped their batsmen get ready for the bouncers expected from West Indies' quicks after a prolonged run of playing sub-continent teams.
  • Wed, Jun 05, 2019
    The last time Australia played at Trent Bridge, England hit a world-record one-day score against them. The time before that, the Aussies were rolled for 60.
  • Wed, Jun 05, 2019
    From the first final in 1975 to a controversial group game in 1999, the West Indies and Australia have played out some of the biggest World Cup games.
  • Wed, Jun 05, 2019
    West Indies are World Twenty20 champions and believe forecast rain could play into their hands via a shortened match at the 50-over World Cup against Australia.
  • Tue, Jun 04, 2019
    Australia's quicks must work out how to stop Chris Gayle in their West Indies World Cup clash, given he's hitting a six from one in every 10 balls he faces.
  • Tue, Jun 04, 2019
    Australian Test cricket opener Joe Burns has been diagnosed with a fatigue disorder but hopes to have recovered in time for the Ashes series in England.
  • Sun, Jun 02, 2019
    Australian quick Nathan Coulter-Nile says his team will have no choice but to bowl short to the West Indies, setting up a battle of the quicks on Thursday.
  • Sun, Jun 02, 2019
    The English crowds booed David Warner all through Australia's seven- wicket win over Afghanistan, but he responded with 89no in a man-of-the-match performance.
  • Sun, Jun 02, 2019
    David Warner celebrated his return to the Australian side with 89no as the defending champions kicked off their World Cup campaign with a win over Afghanistan.
  • Sat, Jun 01, 2019
    Cricket Australia has confirmed the Gabba will host the first Test of the 2021-22 Ashes series, while the venue will soon receive a $35 million upgrade.
2019 May
  • Thu, May 30, 2019
    David Warner's desire to prove a point has seen him plunder runs at home and abroad during his 12-month ban stemming from the ball-tampering scandal.
  • Wed, May 29, 2019
    The majority of Australia's World Cup successes have been built on the back of great resilience but a victory in England in 2019 would be the most incredible.
  • Mon, May 27, 2019
    Usman Khawaja has limped off the field after copping a ball to the knee as Australia restricted Sri Lanka to 8-239 in their World Cup warm-up match.
  • Sun, May 26, 2019
    Centurion Steve Smith says the boos from the English fans that punctuated his fine 116, in Australia's 12-run win over England were water off a duck's back.
  • Sat, May 25, 2019
    Australia have set England a target of 298 in their World Cup warm-up match at Southampton with Steve Smith scoring 116.
  • Sat, May 25, 2019
    David Warner and Steve Smith have received a few gentle boos from the crowd at the Hampshire Bowl on their return to international cricket against England.