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2020 January
  • Sat, Jan 18, 2020
    All the key details from India's 36-run one-day international win over Australia on Friday, which forced a series decider in Bangalore on Sunday.
  • Fri, Jan 17, 2020
    Phil Salt and Liam O'Connor starred as the Adelaide Strikers shook off a midweek defeat to destroy the Brisbane Heat in their return BBL clash at Adelaide Oval.
  • Fri, Jan 17, 2020
    Friday's second ODI between Australia and India shapes as a high run-scoring contest, with the Rajkot ground one of the most distinctive in world cricket.
  • Fri, Jan 17, 2020
    Englishmen Tom Curran and Alex Hales will renew their running battle when Sydney Thunder host Sydney Sixers at Olympic Park in this weekend's BBL derby.
  • Fri, Jan 17, 2020
    Batsman Shreyas Iyer insists things are not as bad as they seem for India and the team can rebound from Tuesday's flogging against Australia in the second ODI.
  • Fri, Jan 17, 2020
    Sydney Sixers' push for a BBL title will gather momentum when Steve Smith returns, with the BBL club hoping he will be back for next week's clash with Brisbane.
  • Thu, Jan 16, 2020
    Josh Hazlewood might play his first one-day international in more than a year as Australia consider how to look after their fast bowlers in India.
  • Thu, Jan 16, 2020
    Australia coach Matthew Mott believes Jess Duffin can play in a World Cup as a mum after she was unavailable for the home Twenty20 tournament while pregnant.
  • Thu, Jan 16, 2020
    Australia's T20 coach and players are working to support Sophie Molineux in her return to the international fold after a mental health break away from cricket.
  • Thu, Jan 16, 2020
    Australian bowler Megan Schutt says while the public's response to Marcus Stoinis' homophobic sledge has been heartening, the men's game still has work to do.
  • Thu, Jan 16, 2020
    Aaron Finch won't rule out trying to captain Australia through to the 2023 World Cup, with the event to be played in Asia, where he has a great batting record.
  • Thu, Jan 16, 2020
    Australia have been the best touring team in Asia in one-day cricket for the last decade, and can set another new high in Friday's clash with India in Rajkot.
  • Thu, Jan 16, 2020
    Virat Kohli has been handed the ICC Spirit of Cricket award for telling India's fans to cheer Steve Smith rather than boo him at last year's World Cup.
  • Thu, Jan 16, 2020
    The Perth Scorchers suffered an embarrassing eight-wicket loss to the Stars but hope sleep will hold the key to them exacting revenge this weekend.
  • Thu, Jan 16, 2020
    Rookie teenager Annabel Sutherland has been named in Australia's World Cup squad while Elyse Villani has failed in her bid to reclaim her spot.
  • Thu, Jan 16, 2020
    The surprise selection in Australia's World T20 squad, teenage all-rounder Annabel Sutherland says news of her call-up brought father James Sutherland to tears.
  • Thu, Jan 16, 2020
    Adam Zampa has dismissed Virat Kohli six times in international cricket but he expects a big response from the Indian captain in the second ODI in Rajkot.
  • Wed, Jan 15, 2020
    AB de Villiers has had an immediate impact on his Brisbane Heat teammates with Matthew Renshaw admitting it was surreal to bat with the South African star.
  • Wed, Jan 15, 2020
    Australia's world champion women's cricketers will be told to embrace the pressure of a home Twenty20 World Cup when the squad is announced on Thursday.
  • Wed, Jan 15, 2020
    David Warner declared he'd never seen Aaron Finch bat better after Australia's record win over India, and it's a far cry from where the captain was a year ago.
  • Wed, Jan 15, 2020
    India are staring down the barrel of back-to-back ODI series losses to Australia at home, but maintain they can rebound from Tuesday's horror 10-wicket loss.
  • Wed, Jan 15, 2020
    Moises Henriques says homophobic slurs are a big issue for cricket to confront, detailing his pride at Sydney Sixers' commitment to LGBTI+ inclusion.
  • Wed, Jan 15, 2020
    David Warner's average for the summer still sits at 171.57 after 15 innings, with his 128 from 112 balls against India the latest demolition job of the season.
  • Wed, Jan 15, 2020
    Adam Zampa is in the rare position in world cricket where he has dismissed Virat Kohli twice as many times as he's got any other batsman out.
  • Tue, Jan 14, 2020
    AB de Villiers has lived up to the hype in his BBL debut, guiding Brisbane home against Adelaide after James Pattinson's maiden five-wicket haul.
  • Tue, Jan 14, 2020
    The Kangaroo Island bushfires have been weighing heavily on the mind of Sydney Thunder's Alex Ross, who has friends that have been helping to protect property.
  • Tue, Jan 14, 2020
    AB de Villiers has confirmed his desire to come out of international retirement and feature for South Africa in this year's T20 World Cup in South Africa.
  • Tue, Jan 14, 2020
    Australia quick Josh Hazlewood has had his heart in northern NSW and one eye on his mobile phone's fires app as the country's horror summer hit close to home.
  • Tue, Jan 14, 2020
    Perth Scorchers' opener Josh Inglis has drawn comparisons to Brendon McCullum after a career-best 73 in his side's third straight Big Bash League win.
  • Tue, Jan 14, 2020
    Hobart Hurricanes have lost their third straight Big Bash League match and now sit a precarious three competition points from a finals berth.
  • Tue, Jan 14, 2020
    Powerful Indian cricket broadcaster Sony wants the BCCI to accept Cricket Australia's request for a day-night Test to be played next summer.
  • Tue, Jan 14, 2020
    Marnus Labuschagne has been told to treat his maiden ODI cap like his baggy green by Steve Waugh as the former captain presented it to him on debut in India.
  • Tue, Jan 14, 2020
    Melbourne Stars opener Marcus Stoinis cracked an unbeaten 147 in his most recent game and he will be out to produce more heroics against his former teammates.
  • Tue, Jan 14, 2020
    Ashton Turner knows he can help his cause for Twenty20 World Cup selection with a strong one-day series in India, beginning in Mumbai on Tuesday.
  • Mon, Jan 13, 2020
    Australia's three-match one-day series in India is three years out from the next 50-over World Cup, but there is still plenty to watch out for.
  • Mon, Jan 13, 2020
    Australia can become just the second side to win back-to-back one-day series in India this century if they claim victory in the three-match series this week.
  • Mon, Jan 13, 2020
    South African batting great AB de Villiers will make his BBL debut on Tuesday for a Brisbane Heat side that sits fifth but has found form in recent matches.
  • Mon, Jan 13, 2020
    Perth have cruised to a 77-run victory over the Hurricanes, headlined by opener Josh Inglis and fast bowler Jhye Richardson at Hobart's Bellerive Oval.
  • Mon, Jan 13, 2020
    Marnus Labuschagne moved to Australia from South Africa at age nine and decided almost immediately which country he wanted to play cricket for.
  • Mon, Jan 13, 2020
    Cricket fans across Australia are looking forward to watching AB de Villiers work his magic in the BBL, old Test sparring partner Peter Siddle included.
  • Mon, Jan 13, 2020
    Australia have gone to the extent of wetting training balls to prepare for Mumbai's renowned dew factor when they play against India in their first ODI.
  • Mon, Jan 13, 2020
    Adam Zampa went for 60 runs in seven overs against India in the World Cup but he is far more at home on the sub-continent against the one-day heavyweights.
  • Sun, Jan 12, 2020
    Alex Carey learned from his AFL disappointment as a teenager and won't take it for granted that he will one day replace Tim Paine as Test wicketkeeper.
  • Sun, Jan 12, 2020
    Alex Carey has set his sights on becoming one of the world's best ODI finishers after accepting he will remain a middle or lower-order batsman for Australia.
  • Sun, Jan 12, 2020
    Ricky Ponting, Shane Warne, Justin Langer, Adam Gilchrist, Brett Lee, Shane Watson, Alex Blackwell and Michael Clarke will play in a bushfire relief match.
  • Sun, Jan 12, 2020
    The next one-day World Cup is more than three years away but Australia's 50-over squad for the series in India is one of their strongest in many summers.
  • Sun, Jan 12, 2020
    Having sold his famous baggy green, legendary legspinner Shane Warne says he has always loved and cherished the iconic Australian cricketing hat.
  • Sat, Jan 11, 2020
    Andrew McDonald will be Australia's interim coach in the India ODI series, but doesn't believe there's any need to split the top job between red and white ball.
  • Sat, Jan 11, 2020
    Mackenzie Harvey will lead Australia's under-19s World Cup campaign with the experience of having played under ODI captain Aaron Finch in the Big Bash.
  • Fri, Jan 10, 2020
    Sydney Thunder spinner Chris Green has described his controversial bowling action as "marginal", and is confident it could be resolved quickly.
  • Fri, Jan 10, 2020
    Matthew Renshaw unwittingly exploited a bizarre catching law to help dismiss Matthew Wade but the Test batsman isn't sure it will become a regular occurrence.
  • Fri, Jan 10, 2020
    Matthew Renshaw says a successful, albeit bumpy, run chase will give the Brisbane Heat plenty of confidence after rising to third on the Big Bash ladder.
  • Thu, Jan 09, 2020
    Rashid Khan has bowled some magnificent deliveries for the Adelaide Strikers, but none better than his hat-trick ball to flummox the Sydney Sixers Jordan Silk.
  • Thu, Jan 09, 2020
    A day after Sydney Thunder's Chris Green was banned for an illegal bowling action, Daniel Christian backed Cricket Australia's stance regarding the spinner.
  • Thu, Jan 09, 2020
    Matthew Renshaw has unwittingly exposed a curious catching rule as Brisbane avoided another BBL batting meltdown to beat Hobart with 10 balls to spare.
  • Thu, Jan 09, 2020
    Glenn Maxwell says Melbourne Stars pace sensation Haris Rauf can continue scaring BBL batsmen following his MCG hat-trick against the Sydney Thunder.
  • Thu, Jan 09, 2020
    The WACA, in conjunction with WA government and tourism, will lobby Cricket Australia to select Optus Stadium over the Gabba for a Test against India.
  • Wed, Jan 08, 2020
    Test batsman Travis Head remains out of favour with Australia's selectors when it comes to ODI cricket, something he hopes to change with some big BBL knocks.
  • Wed, Jan 08, 2020
    A New Zealand cricket team licking gaping wounds from the humiliating Test series loss to Australia has been hammered by the Kiwi media.
  • Wed, Jan 08, 2020
    Frustrated that he wasn't more ruthless with the bat during the home Test summer, Joe Burns now has a chance to take out that anger in the Big Bash League.
  • Wed, Jan 08, 2020
    Australian captain Aaron Finch has full faith in Josh Hazlewood performing in India despite the accurate quick not playing an ODI since 2018.
  • Wed, Jan 08, 2020
    Her husband Mitchell Starc starred in a cricket World Cup at home in 2015, now it's Alyssa Healy's chance to do the same on a global stage in Australia.
  • Wed, Jan 08, 2020
    Tom Curran set the scene before Josh Hazlewood fired the final bullet as the Sydney Sixers claimed a BBL thriller against the Rashid Khan-inspired Strikers
  • Wed, Jan 08, 2020
    Australian cricket legend Jeff Thomson will auction his baggy green cap with all proceeds going to bushfire-affected communities, firefighters and volunteers.
  • Wed, Jan 08, 2020
    Hobart quick Riley Meredith, who is on the radar of national selectors, has been sidelined by a side strain and will miss the rest of the Big Bash League.
  • Tue, Jan 07, 2020
    New Zealand's tour of Australia won't be one to remember but they want to return to MCG for Boxing Day and Sydney's New Year's Test again soon.
  • Tue, Jan 07, 2020
    Justin Langer has handed the reins over to caretaker coach Andrew McDonald, widely expected to be his eventual successor, for Australia's ODI tour of India.
  • Tue, Jan 07, 2020
    Hard-hitting Englishman Tom Banton hopes to return to Australia later this year for the T20 World Cup and a spectacular BBL knock has underlined his talent.
  • Tue, Jan 07, 2020
    The rise and rise of Marnus Labuschagne can be traced back to when he was handed a Test debut in the aftermath of Steve Smith and David Warner's year-long bans.
  • Tue, Jan 07, 2020
    Man of the moment Marnus Labuschagne says he will lean on Steve Smith, David Warner and Aaron Finch for advice during his first ODI tour for Australia.
  • Tue, Jan 07, 2020
    Australia are unlikely to tinker with their top six during a Test tour of Bangladesh in June, while the bowling attack may also be unchanged for the first Test.
  • Tue, Jan 07, 2020
    Unheralded Pakistani quick Haris Rauf will get the chance to fill the void left by injured English paceman Pat Brown for the Melbourne Stars in the BBL.
  • Tue, Jan 07, 2020
    Perth have chalked up their third win of the BBL season, inflicting a seventh-straight defeat upon reigning champions Melbourne Renegades in Geelong.
  • Tue, Jan 07, 2020
    Ross Taylor would have loved late mentor Martin Crowe, who urged him to become New Zealand's leading run-scorer in 2007 then died in 2016, to be at the SCG.
  • Mon, Jan 06, 2020
    Australia wrapped up a dominant home Test summer with a 279-run flogging of New Zealand in Sydney and immediately turned an eye to India next season.
  • Mon, Jan 06, 2020
    Joe Burns' Test place may be in jeopardy following just 159 Test runs since a promising knock of 97 on his recall to Australia's XI in November.
  • Mon, Jan 06, 2020
    Australia's whitewash of the Test summer against Pakistan and New Zealand was one of their most dominant on record, and the numbers are there to show it.
  • Mon, Jan 06, 2020
    Glenn Phillips top-scored in New Zealand's first innings against Australia at the SCG, but he almost missed the last-minute flight to make his Test debut.
  • Mon, Jan 06, 2020
    Marcus Stoinis' homophobic slur towards Kane Richardson came as a result of years of battling between "two alpha males", Stars coach David Hussey claims.
  • Mon, Jan 06, 2020
    Ross Taylor went to the top of New Zealand's all-time Test run-scoring charts but it couldn't cover over a torrid tour of Australia for the Black Caps.
  • Mon, Jan 06, 2020
    India legend Sachin Tendulkar has joined the likes of Ricky Ponting, Tim Paine and Virat Kohli in opposing four-day Tests, fearing the effect on spinners.
  • Mon, Jan 06, 2020
    Shane Warne has put one of the most valuable mementos from his decorated cricket career up for auction, joining the fundraising drive for bushfire victims.
  • Mon, Jan 06, 2020
    David Warner improved his average from just 9.5 in the Ashes to 131 in the Australian Test summer to complete one of the quickest cricketing turnarounds.
  • Sun, Jan 05, 2020
    First-time coach Michael Klinger has the unenviable task of trying to turn the Melbourne Renegades' BBL title defence around after six straight defeats.
  • Sun, Jan 05, 2020
    Nathan Lyon has become the first Aussie spinner to take five wickets at the SCG since Nathan Hauritz, as the hosts maintain their advantage over New Zealand.
  • Sun, Jan 05, 2020
    Melbourne Stars will get a rare reprieve during an international series with most of their BBL squad to remain intact when Australia tours India.
  • Sun, Jan 05, 2020
    Ellyse Perry has overcome a shoulder injury and will play her first game for Victoria in preparation for Australia's Twenty20 World Cup campaign.
  • Sun, Jan 05, 2020
    Test quick Josh Hazlewood and batsman Josh Philippe have starred for the Sydney Sixers in their seven-wicket last-over BBL win over Adelaide in Coffs Harbour.
  • Sun, Jan 05, 2020
    New Zealand debutant Glenn Phillips says he copied his bat lift from Steve Smith, but insists the rest of the common quirks between the pair are a coincidence.
  • Sun, Jan 05, 2020
    New Zealand legspinner Todd Astle and Australia's form batsman Marnus Labuschagne say the SCG pitch will offer tweakers plenty of assistance in the third Test.
  • Sun, Jan 05, 2020
    Matthew Wade has passed the concussion checks and will be fit to continue play in the third Test against New Zealand at the SCG.
  • Sat, Jan 04, 2020
    Cricket Australia boss Kevin Roberts wants every Test ground in Australia to have unique characteristics, even if it's not their traditional attributes of old.
  • Sat, Jan 04, 2020
    Test quick Josh Hazlewood returns from injury to play in the BBL for the Sydney Sixers, but captain Moises Henriques won't play in Sunday's game with Adelaide.
  • Sat, Jan 04, 2020
    Brisbane Heat skipper Chris Lynn says his side's bounce-back Big Bash League win came on the back of some "honest truths" from coach Darren Lehmann.
  • Sat, Jan 04, 2020
    Marnus Labuschagne has capped off the most prolific five-Test home summer by an Australian, with New Zealand fighting hard to end day two 0-63 in reply to 454.
  • Sat, Jan 04, 2020
    New Zealand's cricketers avoided high-fiving recalled batsman Jeet Raval at the SCG after he became the latest player to succumb to a virus.
  • Sat, Jan 04, 2020
    The Melbourne Stars have thumped the winless Melbourne Renegades in their BBL derby at the MCG, consigning the defending champions to a sixth-straight defeat.
  • Sat, Jan 04, 2020
    Matthew Wade will be assessed again on day three of the third trans-Tasman Test but is feeling fine after copping a blow while fielding at short leg.
  • Fri, Jan 03, 2020
    Australia win all the Tests in a home summer inside four days for the first time in history if they sweep past New Zealand in Sydney.
  • Fri, Jan 03, 2020
    Melbourne Renegades have set a new mark for the worst opening to a title defence in any major Australian men's sporting league this century.
  • Fri, Jan 03, 2020
    New Zealand's tour of woe has hit a new low at the SCG, where a viral infection has prompted the enforced omission of captain Kane Williamson amid five changes.
  • Fri, Jan 03, 2020
    New Zealand have suffered a series of untimely setbacks in Australia, with the latest a viral infection that forced Kane Williamson out of the SCG Test.
  • Fri, Jan 03, 2020
    A year ago Marnus Labuschagne was a shock selection at No.3. Now he's hit four Test tons for Australia and helped them to 3-283 against New Zealand in Sydney.
  • Fri, Jan 03, 2020
    Skipper Chris Lynn has hit an unbeaten 88 to set up Brisbane Heat's 31-run Big Bash League victory over Hobart Hurricanes at Bellerive Oval.
  • Fri, Jan 03, 2020
    Marnus Labuschagne's run-laden summer has continued at the SCG, where Australia's form batsman will resume on 130 with a batting average of 62.61.
  • Fri, Jan 03, 2020
    Jordan Silk has backed Sydney Sixers teammate Tom Curran to bounce back after he was whacked for a franchise-record 58 runs from four overs on Thursday night.
  • Thu, Jan 02, 2020
    Australia's current attack can compete with any in the team's history and the rotation policy should be used to keep them together according to Glenn McGrath.
  • Thu, Jan 02, 2020
    Legspinner Mitchell Swepson's wait for a baggy green is likely continue at the SCG, pitching Marnus Labuschagne into the role of allrounder in the third Test.
  • Thu, Jan 02, 2020
    Steve O'Keefe believes he wouldn't be getting a game for NSW if Will Somerville's sliding-doors moment went the other way and he failed to leave Sydney in 2018.
  • Thu, Jan 02, 2020
    Chris Lynn has issued a sobering assessment of Brisbane's batting after another limp run chase ended in a 40-run loss to the Perth Scorchers on New Year's Day.
  • Thu, Jan 02, 2020
    Tim Paine maintains four-day matches should not be used for World Test Championship fixtures and wants player opinion against the idea considered.
  • Thu, Jan 02, 2020
    Cricket Australia will use trans-Tasman ODIs in Sydney to raise funds for the country's bushfire relief, while players will wear black armbands in the SCG Test.
  • Thu, Jan 02, 2020
    Captain Kane Williamson remains unwell and failed to train on the eve of the third trans-Tasman Test in Sydney, where New Zealand have summoned Glenn Phillips.
  • Wed, Jan 01, 2020
    Former NSW spinner Will Somerville's path to a likely SCG Test call-up for New Zealand at age 35 is remarkable, having spent the majority of his life in Sydney.
  • Wed, Jan 01, 2020
    Callum Ferguson has called on Aussie selectors to not ignore the rich talents of Usman Khawaja who he feels still has a future at the top level.
  • Wed, Jan 01, 2020
    Australia are yet to settle on an XI for the third trans-Tasman Test at the SCG, where legspinner Mitchell Swepson is in the mix to make his Test debut.
  • Wed, Jan 01, 2020
    Australia and New Zealand will accept the umpires' call regarding potential air-quality delays at the SCG as bushfires rage around the nation.
  • Wed, Jan 01, 2020
    Melbourne Renegades all-rounder Dan Christian is hopeful his team can take advantage of the Sydney Sixers losing their strike bowler Sean Abbott to injury.
  • Wed, Jan 01, 2020
    Australia's men's cricket team return to South Africa for the first time since sandpapergate and host the Twenty20 World Cup during a busy 2020.
  • Wed, Jan 01, 2020
    The Perth Scorchers have run away with an easy 40-run BBL victory as the Brisbane Heat made a mess of another run chase on the Gold Coast.
  • Wed, Jan 01, 2020
    After Callum Ferguson had Sydney Thunder rocking, Rashid Khan almost helped the Strikers steal an unlikely victory in a New Year's Eve BBL clash to remember.
2019 December
  • Tue, Dec 31, 2019
    Hobart Hurricanes skipper Ben McDermott says D'Arcy Short will be a big loss having been called up to the Australia one-day squad for matches in India.
  • Tue, Dec 31, 2019
    Tim Paine looks set to stay on as Australia's captain well beyond the end of Steve Smith's leadership ban after one of the best years from a 'keeper in history.
  • Tue, Dec 31, 2019
    Spinner Steve O'Keefe, who is set to return from injury this week, says the best is yet to come from the Sydney Sixers after a thrilling super-over BBL win.
  • Mon, Dec 30, 2019
    D'Arcy Short has been called into Australia's one-day squad for the three-match series in India next month as a replacement for the injured Sean Abbott.
  • Mon, Dec 30, 2019
    Experienced batsman Aaron Finch was run out in embarrassing fashion as his Melbourne Renegades slumped to a fourth consecutive Big Bash League defeat.
  • Mon, Dec 30, 2019
    The Melbourne Renegades still have enough time and talent to turn their flagging Big Bash League season around, according to coach Michael Klinger.
  • Mon, Dec 30, 2019
    Welsh-born opener Phil Salt has added his name to the list of dangerous Adelaide Strikers top-order batsmen as they chase a second Big Bash League crown.
  • Mon, Dec 30, 2019
    Australians finished as the top two run-scorers and wicket-takers in all Test cricket for just the fourth time in more than 100 years in a dominant 2019.
  • Mon, Dec 30, 2019
    Nathan Lyon has shot down Shane Warne's call for him to be rested for Mitchell Swepson, asking if the champion legspinner ever would have done the same himself.
  • Mon, Dec 30, 2019
    Victorian fast bowler Peter Siddle had such a big impact on the Australian team that captain Tim Paine wants to carry on his legacy for years to come.
  • Mon, Dec 30, 2019
    Retiring Australian quick Peter Siddle says it is incredible to see great mate and fellow fast bowler James Pattinson make a triumphant return to Test cricket.
  • Mon, Dec 30, 2019
    Matt Renshaw is known for being staunchly defensive with the bat but says the Big Bash League is helping him free up as Brisbane's leading run-scorer.
  • Mon, Dec 30, 2019
    Umpire Greg Davidson caused a furore when he changed his mind on an LBW decision halfway through raising his finger to signal a wicket in the Big Bash League.
  • Mon, Dec 30, 2019
    High temperatures and expected hazy conditions are forecast for Sydney on Saturday, shaping as a challenge for day two of the SCG Test.
  • Sun, Dec 29, 2019
    Australia have ensured they will keep the trans-Tasman trophy with a 247-run thrashing of New Zealand at the MCG, and they want a 5-0 record for the summer.
  • Sun, Dec 29, 2019
    New Zealand's Tom Blundell scored a courageous century against a dominant Australian attack in a losing second Test cause at the MCG.
  • Sun, Dec 29, 2019
    The Melbourne Renegades are stuck at the foot of the BBL ladder after a fourth-straight defeat, this time an 18-run loss to Adelaide at Marvel Stadium.
  • Sun, Dec 29, 2019
    English wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Banton has recovered from a virus which had left him hospitalised to be fit to play in Brisbane's next BBL match against Perth.
  • Sun, Dec 29, 2019
    Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle has called time on his international career but intends to keep playing for Victoria and in the Big Bash League.
  • Sun, Dec 29, 2019
    New Zealand's batsmen have been outgunned by Australia's fast bowlers, but Kiwi opener Tom Latham says the Black Caps' top order can turn it around at the MCG.
  • Sun, Dec 29, 2019
    Australian captain Tim Paine and New Zealand counterpart Kane Williamson have applauded the much-maligned MCG wicket following the Boxing Day Test.
  • Sun, Dec 29, 2019
    Neil Wagner has dismissed Steve Smith four times this summer for 22 runs and says there is no point pitching the ball up to the Australian star.
  • Sun, Dec 29, 2019
    Tim Paine won't visit the ball-tracking truck before the Test summer is over, after being offered an invitation from its operators following criticism from him.
  • Sun, Dec 29, 2019
    James Pattinson has endured four hellish years with injuries but finally has his reward in his Test return on home soil against New Zealand.
  • Sun, Dec 29, 2019
    The Sydney Sixers' great escape against the Sydney Thunder could be a telling moment for the side, according to star batsman and skipper Moises Henriques.
  • Sun, Dec 29, 2019
    Pat Cummins is the world's top-ranked bowler and led the wicket-taking tallies for 2019, despite only claiming his first lbw on the fourth last day of the year.
  • Sat, Dec 28, 2019
    New Zealand were meant to prosper in their first Boxing Day Test in 32 years at the MCG. Instead they're at risk of one of their worst losses to Australia.
  • Sat, Dec 28, 2019
    Tim Paine's frustrations with cricket's review system has intensified on day three in Melbourne after previously admitting ball-tracking made him "angry".
  • Sat, Dec 28, 2019
    Aaron Finch knows the Melbourne Renegades' faltering batting line-up needs to lift for the team to be any chance of defending their Big Bash League title.
  • Sat, Dec 28, 2019
    New Zealand opening batsman Tom Latham says it is "gutting" that seam bowler Trent Boult is heading home from the tour of Australia with a broken hand.
  • Sat, Dec 28, 2019
    Australian legend Ricky Ponting says other teams around the world might start taking notice of New Zealander Neil Wagner's success against Steve Smith.
  • Sat, Dec 28, 2019
    Dale Steyn's first over in the Big Bash League didn't go as planned but the South African quick is determined to make a winning impact at the Melbourne Stars.
  • Sat, Dec 28, 2019
    Shane Warne believes next week's SCG Test against New Zealand is the perfect time for Australia to blood his leg-spinning protege Mitchell Swepson.
  • Fri, Dec 27, 2019
    Cricket Australia are open to the idea of four-day Tests during their home summers, with next season's one-off clash with Afghanistan one possibility.
  • Fri, Dec 27, 2019
    New Zealand can expect to feature in more regular Boxing Day Tests after more than 80,000 packed in to the MCG to watch day one on Thursday.
  • Fri, Dec 27, 2019
    Travis Head played patiently for a second Test century and helped Australia to 467, before New Zealand slumped to 2-44 after day two of the Boxing Day Test.
  • Fri, Dec 27, 2019
    Not considered fast by anyone's measure, New Zealand allrounder Colin de Grandhomme still proved to be his team's best bowler on day one of the Boxing Day Test.
  • Fri, Dec 27, 2019
    Steve Smith was back to his best in the Boxing Day Test as he found a way to overcome New Zealand's short-ball attack and go to stumps 77 not out.
  • Fri, Dec 27, 2019
    Peter Siddle held his nerve despite another Glenn Maxwell cameo to ensure Adelaide beat the Melbourne Stars by five runs in their BBL clash on the Gold Coast .
  • Fri, Dec 27, 2019
    The Sydney Sixers will be aiming to take down the ladder-leading Sydney Thunder when the cross-town Big Bash League rivals lock horns at the SCG.
  • Fri, Dec 27, 2019
    Queensland leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson says it would be an "unbelievable" opportunity to partner "the GOAT" Nathan Lyon in a Test match at the SCG.
  • Fri, Dec 27, 2019
    Offspinner Chris Green is a hot Twenty20 prospect, but hasn't given up hope of representing his state and country in longer forms of the game.
  • Fri, Dec 27, 2019
    New Zealand fast bowler Neil Wagner says it has been tough going for the Black Caps at the MCG, but has defended their spirit in the field.
  • Fri, Dec 27, 2019
    Australia opener David Warner says nothing was going to stop him playing in the Boxing Day Test, not even an X-ray on his sore hand.
  • Thu, Dec 26, 2019
    New Zealand paceman Trent Boult says he can't even recall delivering the opening ball of the Kiwis' first Boxing Day Test in 32 years.
  • Thu, Dec 26, 2019
    Jackson Bird snared three wickets and English import Tom Curran hit three sixes to lead the Sydney Sixers to a big BBL win over the Perth Scorchers.
  • Thu, Dec 26, 2019
    Steve Smith and umpire Nigel Llong have disagreed over the dead-ball rule after the Australia batsman was twice denied a run against New Zealand.
  • Thu, Dec 26, 2019
    After Steve Smith took the 'catch of the summer' in Perth, New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee has done his best to match that stunning effort at the MCG.
  • Thu, Dec 26, 2019
    After a controversial few years, all eyes were on the MCG pitch and how it would play for the Boxing Day Test between Australia and New Zealand.
  • Wed, Dec 25, 2019
    Australia captain Tim Paine says he will wait until getting a final look at the MCG wicket before deciding on the make-up of the Boxing Day Test line-up.
  • Wed, Dec 25, 2019
    Australia have won 63 of their 111 Tests at the MCG with the iconic ground having witnessed some of their finest and worst performances over the year.
  • Wed, Dec 25, 2019
    New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has full faith in new opening batsman Tom Blundell, who will play the third Test of his career on Boxing Day.
  • Tue, Dec 24, 2019
    Alex Carey continues to plunder runs for the Strikers - and he hopes to do the same when he makes his IPL debut for Ricky Ponting's Capitals later this year
  • Tue, Dec 24, 2019
    Justin Langer says Pat Cummins could be paid a "billion dollars a day" and the Australian quick would not develop an ego or change his personality.
  • Tue, Dec 24, 2019
    The Boxing Day Test has become an annual fixture on the Australian cricket calendar with some memorable matches over the years.
  • Tue, Dec 24, 2019
    Leading off-spinner Nathan Lyon is happy for the fast bowlers to take the limelight leading into Australia's second Test against New Zealand in Melbourne.
  • Mon, Dec 23, 2019
    Tom Blundell has never opened the batting in a Test match but Tom Latham is confident New Zealand's inclusion can handle the pressure of the Boxing Day Test.
  • Mon, Dec 23, 2019
    MCG curator Matt Page is confident the pitch will produce a good Test contest between bat and ball when Australia play New Zealand starting on Boxing Day.
  • Mon, Dec 23, 2019
    Chris Lynn took a fearless Ten10 approach to his smashing of the Sydney Sixers, but knows he needs more consistency to bang down the national selection doors.
  • Mon, Dec 23, 2019
    James Pattinson has vowed to bring back his trademark passion in the Boxing Day Test against New Zealand despite it landing him in hot water last month.
  • Mon, Dec 23, 2019
    Jake Weatherald was brilliant with the bat before Rashid Khan swung things in the Strikers' favour with the ball to conjure a fine win in Adelaide.
  • Mon, Dec 23, 2019
    The big-hitting Elyse Villani has made the most of her opportunities with Australia A to push for a national recall as the Twenty20 World Cup looms large.
  • Sun, Dec 22, 2019
    David Warner warns New Zealand could waste any life on the MCG wicket if they persist with a bumper barrage but says Australia must have a plan to combat it.
  • Sun, Dec 22, 2019
    Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association are working to have a smoke policy for future summers as the SCG Test looms under hazy skies.
  • Sun, Dec 22, 2019
    The Mitch Marsh v Shaun Marsh showdown lived up to all of the hype when the two brothers went head to head at Optus Stadium on Saturday night.
  • Sun, Dec 22, 2019
    Little known Pakistani quick Haris Rauf claimed five wickets for Melbourne Stars in their 52-run Big Bash League win over Hobart Hurricanes in Moe.
  • Sat, Dec 21, 2019
    The Australia A women's cricket team have maintained their stranglehold over India A by securing the T20 series with a game in hand on the Gold Coast.
  • Sat, Dec 21, 2019
    Play has been abandoned in the Big Bash League match in Canberra because of bushfire smoke, with the Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers to split the points.
  • Sat, Dec 21, 2019
    Skipper Moises Henriques says the Sydney Sixers need to learn from a collapse of 7-13 in their 25-run Big Bash League loss to the Hobart Hurricanes.
  • Sat, Dec 21, 2019
    Usman Khawaja has opened up about the importance of mental health, describing how religion and his wife Rachel helped him stay grounded during a difficult 2019.
  • Sat, Dec 21, 2019
    Melbourne Stars will be without injured quicks Dale Steyn and Nathan Coulter-Nile during their Big Bash League clash with Hobart Hurricanes in Moe.
  • Sat, Dec 21, 2019
    Glenn Maxwell still harbours strong ambitions to play for Australia after marking his return to professional cricket in style for the Melbourne Stars.
  • Fri, Dec 20, 2019
    Hobart Hurricanes' Afghani import Qais Ahmad has taken 4-12 to lead his side to a stunning 25-run Big Bash League win over the Sydney Sixers.
  • Fri, Dec 20, 2019
    Glenn Maxwell has marked his return to professional cricket with a man-of-the-match performance in Melbourne Star's 22-run BBL victory over Brisbane Heat.
  • Fri, Dec 20, 2019
    Brothers Mitch and Shaun Marsh will be up against each other when the Perth Scorchers host the Melbourne Renegades in Perth in the Big Bash League.
  • Fri, Dec 20, 2019
    Australian Chris Green will play in the Indian Premier League for the first time in 2020, with the drinks set to be on cashed-up Kolkata teammate Pat Cummins.
  • Thu, Dec 19, 2019
    Pat Cummins has been signed for $3.17 million in the IPL auction by Kolkata Knight Riders - the highest ever fee for an overseas player.
  • Thu, Dec 19, 2019
    Ahead of his opening Big Bash League match for the Hobart Hurricanes, D'Arcy Short says national selectors should consider him as a middle-order option.
  • Thu, Dec 19, 2019
    Mitch Marsh has been cleared to resume bowling in the Big Bash League, saying he felt no discomfort while batting in his comeback from a broken hand.
  • Thu, Dec 19, 2019
    Brisbane Heat leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson says Glenn Maxwell's return to cricket in Friday's clash with Melbourne Stars on the Gold Coast is great for the BBL.
  • Thu, Dec 19, 2019
    Scorching weather forecast for Melbourne has forced New Zealand to cancel the first day of their warm-up match ahead of the second Test against Australia.
  • Thu, Dec 19, 2019
    Mitch Marsh says Josh Philippe's international debut will come in the near future, praising the youngster's match-winning Big Bash League knock at the SCG.
  • Wed, Dec 18, 2019
    New Zealand paceman Trent Boult will do everything he can to prove his fitness and play in his country's first Boxing Day Test at the MCG in over 30 years.
  • Wed, Dec 18, 2019
    Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts is confident curators are on track to produce a suitable pitch for the Boxing Day Test after this month's Shield debacle.
  • Wed, Dec 18, 2019
    Cricket Australia has rejected calls for the introduction of the Decision Review System in the Big Bash League, putting it on the backburner until next year.
  • Wed, Dec 18, 2019
    The intriguing battle between Australian batsman Matthew Wade and NZ paceman Neil Wagner is set to continue during the Boxing Day Test.
  • Wed, Dec 18, 2019
    Australia captain Aaron Finch doesn't think good mate Glenn Maxwell will be out of the team for long despite missing out on the upcoming ODI tour of India.
  • Wed, Dec 18, 2019
    Sydney Sixers have cruised to an eight-wicket win over Perth in their Big Bash League opener at the SCG, thanks largely to an unbeaten 81 from Josh Philippe.
  • Tue, Dec 17, 2019
    The Perth Scorchers finished with the wooden spoon last season, and they face a tough task to rebound after losing a host of their best players.
  • Tue, Dec 17, 2019
    Ellyse Perry has won the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint award, which the International Cricket Council presents to the women's cricketer of the year.
  • Tue, Dec 17, 2019
    Sydney Thunder have opened the Big Bash League season with a 29-run win over Brisbane Heat at the Gabba, with captain Callum Ferguson the star.
  • Tue, Dec 17, 2019
    Brisbane Heat captain Chris Lynn has labelled English youngster Tom Banton a superstar ahead of the 21-year-old's Big Bash League debut.
  • Tue, Dec 17, 2019
    Ben McDermott, who is captaining the Hobart Hurricanes in the absence of Matthew Wade, says the Big Bash League side is motivated by recent finals losses.
  • Tue, Dec 17, 2019
    New Zealand have added beanpole quick Kyle Jamieson to their squad for the Trans-Tasman Trophy against Australia after Lockie Ferguson was ruled out.
  • Tue, Dec 17, 2019
    Peter Siddle has been named in Australia's 13-man Test squad for the Boxing Day Test as a replacement for the injured Josh Hazlewood but he's unlikely to play.
  • Tue, Dec 17, 2019
    Steve Smith went from a cricket outcast to the face of the sport again in 2019, as he aims to keep Australia's resurgence going in 2020.
  • Tue, Dec 17, 2019
    Marcus Stoinis' best shot at breaking into Australia's T20 squad appears further down the batting order but he says he's happy to be the Stars' opening BBL bat.
  • Mon, Dec 16, 2019
    Australia have won three straight Tests for the first time in two years as they begin to rediscover their ruthless edge against Pakistan and New Zealand.
  • Mon, Dec 16, 2019
    Sydney Sixer Daniel Hughes doesn't believe he is currently in the mix for the Twenty20 World Cup squad but a big Big Bash League campaign could change that.
  • Mon, Dec 16, 2019
    AB de Villiers will headline a host of big-name overseas talent that can help revitalise the Big Bash League, according to Brisbane teammate Chris Lynn.
  • Mon, Dec 16, 2019
    New Zealand will be without injured quick Lockie Ferguson for the next two Tests against Australia but his loss is covered by the return of Trent Boult.
  • Mon, Dec 16, 2019
    Incumbent allrounder Erin Burns backed up Saturday's century with another 50 as Australia A beat India A by three wickets in a one-day series decider.
  • Mon, Dec 16, 2019
    Brisbane Heat will begin their BBL campaign this week without Test trio Marnus Labuschagne, Joe Burns and James Pattinson with all three ordered to rest.
  • Mon, Dec 16, 2019
    Paceman Mitchell Starc snared match figures of 9-97 during the 296-run win over NZ in Perth, and the use of some part-timers means he wasn't over-worked.
  • Mon, Dec 16, 2019
    Brisbane Heat captain Chris Lynn hopes to put out Sydney Thunder's lights, not those of the Gabba, when the Big Bash League starts on Tuesday evening.
  • Mon, Dec 16, 2019
    Former greenkeeper Nathan Lyon would have more sympathy for the MCG ground staff than most players, and is confident the Boxing Day wicket won't be an issue.
  • Mon, Dec 16, 2019
    The heat is on NZ opener Jeet Raval following his lean run with the bat, and New Zealand's lack of options may be the only thing that saves him for Boxing Day.
  • Mon, Dec 16, 2019
    Currently out of the frame at international level, all-rounder Marcus Stoinis says he still holds ambitions of cracking the Australian Test cricket team.
  • Mon, Dec 16, 2019
    Shane Warne has tipped Queensland legspinner Mitchell Swepson to make his Test debut for Australia within six months.
  • Sun, Dec 15, 2019
    Joe Burns says batsmen are learning how to face the pink ball under lights, despite wickets falling more regularly at night than during the day this summer.
  • Sun, Dec 15, 2019
    The inaugural day-night Test at Optus Stadium has seen its fair share of action, with bushfires, chicken recalls, and an umpire injury all part of the action.
  • Sun, Dec 15, 2019
    Peter Siddle could bolt into Australia's squad for the Boxing Day Test as Justin Langer searches for replacements for injured bowler Josh Hazlewood.
  • Sun, Dec 15, 2019
    Australian batsman Steve Smith has gone three straight Tests without scoring a half-century - the first time he has ever experienced such a lean spell.
  • Sun, Dec 15, 2019
    The WACA's $75 million redevelopment plan to convert ground into a 10,000 boutique venue is set to go ahead after confirmation of federal government funding.
  • Sat, Dec 14, 2019
    Erin Burns has done her chances of selection in the Twenty20 World Cup no harm, whacking 107 from just 59 balls in Australia A's win over India A.
  • Sat, Dec 14, 2019
    Josh Hazlewood won't bowl again in the Perth Test, with scans confirming a strained hamstring, but he holds some hope of facing New Zealand again this summer.
  • Sat, Dec 14, 2019
    Australia paceman Josh Hazlewood and NZ tearaway Lockie Ferguson both suffered soft tissue injuries this week, but it's unlikely Optus Stadium is to blame.
  • Fri, Dec 13, 2019
    New Zealand frustrated Steve Smith with the slowest innings of his Test career before pulling off a proven plan against the Australian star on day one in Perth.
  • Fri, Dec 13, 2019
    Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne has struck three consecutive Test centuries this summer, with his latest knock an impressive 143 against NZ in Perth.