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2022 January
  • Mon, Jan 24, 2022
    Usman Khawaja didn't agree but he had to go when Fawad Ahmed claimed a low catch to dismiss the Thunder skipper and turn the BBL Knockout tie the Strikers' way.
  • Mon, Jan 24, 2022
    Australia's medical staff will monitor Alyssa Healy's workload in the one-off Ashes Test, but the wicketkeeper-batter has no concerns about her own stamina.
  • Mon, Jan 24, 2022
    Ageless paceman Peter Siddle has been recognised for his productive campaign for the Adelaide Strikers, named captain of the BBL's team of the tournament.
  • Sun, Jan 23, 2022
    Star allrounder Mitch Marsh sent a scare through the Scorchers camp with a hamstring injury but the title favourites are hopeful his BBL campaign isn't over.
  • Sun, Jan 23, 2022
    Australia quick Tayla Vlaeminck has suffered a stress fracture in her foot, ruling her out of the remainder of the Ashes and another World Cup.
  • Sun, Jan 23, 2022
    The women's Cricket World Cup will be free to view and not put behind Kayo's paywall after Alyssa Healy hit out at Nine Network for not broadcasting the event.
  • Sat, Jan 22, 2022
    Roster consistency has emerged as a key factor to success in the Big Bash League, with the top three teams all having less movement than the teams below them.
  • Sat, Jan 22, 2022
    Matt Short has gone from sitting on the fringe to playing a starring role as an opening batter and bowler for the surging Strikers in their BBL title push.
  • Sat, Jan 22, 2022
    Mitchell Starc has opted against signing up for the IPL auction, but Nathan Lyon and Marnus Labuschagne will attempt to play in the league for the first time.
  • Fri, Jan 21, 2022
    Australian white-ball captain Aaron Finch has praised coach Justin Langer as debate continues about whether he should have his contract renewed.
  • Fri, Jan 21, 2022
    Australia paceman Josh Hazlewood is set to make his return from the side-strain injury that curtailed his Ashes in February's T20 series against Sri Lanka.
  • Fri, Jan 21, 2022
    Tahlia McGrath's rapid rise for Australia is best highlighted the fact she has hit 177 runs in T20s at a strike-rate of 156.63, and is yet to have an average.
  • Fri, Jan 21, 2022
    Matt Short and Alex Carey torched Hobart's bowlers before skipper Peter Siddle continued his golden run with the ball to keep Adelaide's winning streak alive.
  • Thu, Jan 20, 2022
    Australia's 4-0 Ashes demolition of England has resulted in Pat Cummins' team leapfrogging India and New Zealand to reclaim the No.1 Test ranking.
  • Thu, Jan 20, 2022
    Teague Wyllie was Australia's Under-19 World Cup hero again with the 17-year-old's unbeaten 101 inspiring them to a critical seven-wicket victory over Scotland.
  • Wed, Jan 19, 2022
    New Zealand's white-ball tour of Australia has been postponed after the Black Caps were unable to avoid a 10-day hard isolation period on return home.
  • Wed, Jan 19, 2022
    Sydney Thunder's Mohammad Hasnain, who electrified up the BBL before returning home to Pakistan, has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action.
  • Wed, Jan 19, 2022
    Tom Rogers expects Scott Boland to hit the ground running at Hobart, saying the paceman's approach to bowling in the Ashes should trouble BBL rivals
  • Wed, Jan 19, 2022
    Cameron Boyce has taken the first double hat-trick in BBL history but his efforts were in vain as the Melbourne Renegades lost by one run to the Sydney Thunder.
  • Wed, Jan 19, 2022
    Chris Lynn could be among those under pressure to keep a contract at the Brisbane Heat as they slumped to a sixth straight loss to end the BBL season.
  • Wed, Jan 19, 2022
    Elyse Villani could end a two-year Australian exodus while captain Meg Lanning was coy on Ellyse Perry's status ahead of Thursday's Ashes opener.
  • Wed, Jan 19, 2022
    Glenn Maxwell smashed an unbeaten 154 for the highest score in a BBL match as the Melbourne Stars also rewrote the record books with their 2-273 against Hobart.
  • Wed, Jan 19, 2022
    Zimbabwe claimed a 22-run win over Sri Lanka to tie the three-match ODI series one-all despite home skipper Dusan Shanaka scoring 102.
  • Tue, Jan 18, 2022
    Australia need results to go their way on the final day of matches in their group to reach the U-19 Cricket World Cup quarter-finals after losing to Sri Lanka.
  • Tue, Jan 18, 2022
    The Hobart Hurricanes have secured the last spot in the BBL finals, defending 5-182 to defeat the Melbourne Renegades by six runs in a tight contest.
  • Tue, Jan 18, 2022
    BBL minor premiers Perth Scorchers, particularly star allrounder Mitch Marsh, have shown a liking for their chosen BBL finals home venue of Marvel Stadium
  • Tue, Jan 18, 2022
    Australia's best T20 batter Beth Mooney has broken her jaw on the eve of the Ashes, while selectors are considering leaving Ellyse Perry out of the T20 series.
  • Tue, Jan 18, 2022
    The Strikers have booked their place in the BBL finals and are riding a four-game winning streak, proving to everybody they are not a one-man show
  • Tue, Jan 18, 2022
    Pat Cummins wants to play as much as possible with the red ball, rather than the pink ball, next summer after this Ashes series featured two day-night Tests.
  • Tue, Jan 18, 2022
    Australia's selectors are preparing for pace to be more important in Pakistan than elsewhere in Asia, with the March Test tour highly likely to go ahead.
  • Tue, Jan 18, 2022
    Test stars Nathan Lyon, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne and Scott Boland will be available for their Big Bash League clubs' final round of matches.
  • Mon, Jan 17, 2022
    Alex Carey's place in the XI was questioned this summer but Travis Head believes Australia should take confidence from the keeper's 'exceptional' Ashes series.
  • Mon, Jan 17, 2022
    Jess Jonassen intends to lead Australia's spinners in the women's Ashes series, in the absence of injured duo Georgia Wareham and Sophie Molineux.
  • Mon, Jan 17, 2022
    After leading Australia to an Ashes series victory in his debut series as captain and topping the wicket tally, Pat Cummins says he can get better in the role.
  • Sun, Jan 16, 2022
    Wicketkeeper Alex Carey's stocks have risen after he rode his luck to top score with 49 in Australia's second innings at Blundstone Arena.
  • Sat, Jan 15, 2022
    Australia have made a winning start to the U19 World Cup in the Caribbean, beating hosts West Indies by six wickets in the opening match of the tournament.
  • Sat, Jan 15, 2022
    England are sweating on the fitness of Ollie Robinson after the seamer suffered a back spasm early on the opening day of the fifth Ashes Test in Hobart.
  • Sat, Jan 15, 2022
    A four-wicket haul from Steve O'Keefe and strong batting have powered the Sydney Sixers to a 60-run demolition of the Sydney Thunder in their BBL derby.
  • Sat, Jan 15, 2022
    Pat Cummins has snagged four of 17 wickets to fall on a frenetic second day of the fifth Ashes Test in Hobart, with Australia 3-37 at stumps for a 152-run lead.
  • Sat, Jan 15, 2022
    South Africa have completed a 2-1 Test series win over India, beating the visitors by seven wickets in the third Test in Cape Town after chasing down 212.
  • Sat, Jan 15, 2022
    Jonathan Wells starred with the bat and Henry Thornton wreaked havoc with the ball as the Adelaide Strikers thumped the Melbourne Stars in the BBL in Adelaide.
  • Fri, Jan 14, 2022
    Australia's decision to back Cameron Green is paying increasing dividends, with the youngster scoring crucial Ashes runs on a day-one green top in Hobart.
  • Fri, Jan 14, 2022
    Travis Head has made a seamless return from COVID-19 in Hobart, rescuing Australia with an incredible century in the fifth Ashes Test.
  • Thu, Jan 13, 2022
    Australia have confirmed Marcus Harris has been dropped while Pat Cummins is upbeat Scott Boland will play the Ashes series finale in Hobart.
  • Thu, Jan 13, 2022
    Brisbane will host the Sydney Sixers at the Gabba on January 19 after organisers rescheduled their BBL clash that had been postponed due to the COVID outbreak.
  • Thu, Jan 13, 2022
    There is "water to go under the bridge" but Pat Cummins believes the vast majority of Australia's Test squad will be part of a long-awaited tour of Pakistan.
  • Thu, Jan 13, 2022
    After the Melbourne Renegades were restricted to 7-122, captain Glenn Maxwell has paced the Melbourne Stars to a comfortable six-wicket Big Bash League win.
  • Thu, Jan 13, 2022
    Matthew Wade's unbeaten 83 has helped Hobart to an important Big Bash League win over the Sydney Thunder to all but secure a finals spot for the Hurricanes.
  • Wed, Jan 12, 2022
    Mitchell Starc is hopeful Australia's selectors will back him to play in the fifth Ashes Test, saying he feels good and doesn't need a break.
  • Wed, Jan 12, 2022
    David Warner headlines the list of Australian stars looking for new IPL home, while Mitchell Starc could soon throw his hat in the ring for the mega auction.
  • Wed, Jan 12, 2022
    Joe Root is surprised Usman Khawaja didn't play this entire Ashes series, adding England have work to do as they try to stop Australia's form batter in Hobart.
  • Wed, Jan 12, 2022
    Ben Dwarshuis and his fast-bowling Sydney Sixers teammates are hitting top form as the BBL finals approach, with the Melbourne Renegades their latest victims.
  • Wed, Jan 12, 2022
    Pink-ball wizard Mitchell Starc says it's important red-ball Tests remain the norm as he prepares to play a second day-night Test against England.
  • Wed, Jan 12, 2022
    Alana King, an uncapped legspinner who helped Perth Scorchers with this season's WBBL, is the bolter in Australia's 15-player women's Ashes squad.
  • Tue, Jan 11, 2022
    Australia's selectors will mull left-field options and a medical report on their attack before deciding how Usman Khawaja's twin tons should reshape their XI.
  • Tue, Jan 11, 2022
    Selector Tony Dodemaide will soon have an idea of which players, if any, could be reluctant to tour Pakistan at the start of a testing subcontinent stretch.
  • Tue, Jan 11, 2022
    Cricket Tasmania chairman Andrew Gaggin has described the upcoming fifth Ashes Test in Hobart as "bittersweet" without former Test captain Tim Paine.
  • Mon, Jan 10, 2022
    England import Alex Hales has hit an unbeaten 80 to guide the Sydney Thunder to an impressive nine-wicket Big Bash League win over the Hobart Hurricanes.
  • Mon, Jan 10, 2022
    Travis Head admits he is unsure whether he will claim his spot back in Australia's team for the fifth Ashes Test after Usman Khawaja's twin tons.
  • Mon, Jan 10, 2022
    Australia's last trip to Hobart for a Test saw four of their top seven batsmen dropped, but Travis Head doesn't believe the pitch still carries the same demons.
  • Sun, Jan 09, 2022
    Adam Zampa has warned Cricket Australia needs to be careful to keep the integrity of the BBL through COVID outbreaks, as he prepares to return from the virus.
  • Sun, Jan 09, 2022
    The 23-year-old opener Zak Crawley will be one of few English cricketers to leave Australia with their reputation enhanced after this summer.
  • Sun, Jan 09, 2022
    Pat Cummins has indicated he believes Australia's selectors should find a way for Usman Khawaja to stay in the team for the fifth Ashes Test in Hobart.
  • Sun, Jan 09, 2022
    England have held on for a thrilling draw in the fourth Test at the SCG, surviving by one wicket and ensuring Australia cannot claim a 5-0 Ashes whitewash.
  • Sun, Jan 09, 2022
    Usman Khawaja wants selectors to adopt a long-term mindset with young gun Cameron Green, saying players like him don't come along often.
  • Sun, Jan 09, 2022
    Pint-sized schoolteacher Lachlan Pfeffer isn't ready to return to the classroom just yet after making a big impression for Brisbane Heat in the BBL.
  • Sun, Jan 09, 2022
    After Ben McDermott's latest Big Bash League heroics, Mike Hussey says the Hobart Hurricanes opener should be picked in Australia's 2022 T20 World Cup squad.
  • Sun, Jan 09, 2022
    Perth Scorchers kept their winning form rolling with a five-wicket victory against the Sydney Sixers, with captain Ashton Turner scoring 69 to lead the charge.
  • Sat, Jan 08, 2022
    Big Bash League teams will move to Melbourne with several games also transferring to Victoria in a bid to keep the season alive through COVID-19 outbreaks.
  • Sat, Jan 08, 2022
    England will need to complete their highest successful run-chase in Australia to win the SCG Ashes Test, having been set a target of 388.
  • Sat, Jan 08, 2022
    Usman Khawaja's twin tons on Test return in Sydney have given given selectors a serious decision to make around Australia's team for the fifth Ashes Test.
  • Sat, Jan 08, 2022
    Sydney Thunder have climbed to second on the BBL ladder after big-hitting Daniel Sams and Alex Hales set up a 129-run victory over the Renegades in Melbourne.
  • Fri, Jan 07, 2022
    Jonny Bairstow's unbeaten ton and Ben Stokes' first half-century of the summer have rallied England to 7-258 at stumps on day three of the fourth Ashes Test.
  • Fri, Jan 07, 2022
    Stuart Broad says debate over England's first-choice attack this summer has been a moot point given their batters' inability to post big first-innings totals.
  • Fri, Jan 07, 2022
    Stuart Broad says he doesn't plan on this summer being his Ashes farewell as he eyes the chance to play an eighth series against Australia in 2023.
  • Fri, Jan 07, 2022
    Meg Lanning's team will be put on high alert with any player who catches COVID-19 at the end of the women's Ashes likely to be ruled out of the World Cup.
  • Fri, Jan 07, 2022
    In his second game back from a calf injury, Shaun Marsh top-scored for the Melbourne Renegades in their BBL win over the depleted Brisbane Heat.
  • Fri, Jan 07, 2022
    Hobart Hurricanes captain Matthew Wade will miss his side's Big Bash League clash with the Brisbane Heat on Saturday night due to personal reasons.
  • Thu, Jan 06, 2022
    England have reached 0-13 at stumps on day two of the fourth Ashes Test at the SCG, where Australia declared at 8-416 after Usman Khawaja posted a century.
  • Thu, Jan 06, 2022
    Big Bash League teams will be moved to Melbourne while flying out to play games interstate as another match has been postponed due to COVID-19 cases.
  • Thu, Jan 06, 2022
    Injured Riley Meredith was put on ice during the Hurricanes' BBL loss to the Strikers, but Matthew Wade is confident their fast bowler won't miss any action.
  • Thu, Jan 06, 2022
    Nathan Lyon is likely to have his eye on some cracks underneath a green-tinged SCG pitch that David Warner spotted on day one of the fourth Test.
  • Thu, Jan 06, 2022
    Usman Khawaja doesn't expect to keep his spot for Hobart despite a comeback Ashes century, but he can set his sights on playing Tests in birthplace Pakistan.
  • Thu, Jan 06, 2022
    Steve Smith has fallen short of a century but moved into seventh spot on the list of Australia's most prolific Test batters, climbing above Justin Langer.
  • Thu, Jan 06, 2022
    The Melbourne Renegades have scored a five-wicket win over a depleted Brisbane Heat outfit in Geelong to post their second successive Big Bash League victory.
  • Thu, Jan 06, 2022
    COVID-19 restrictions in the lead-up to the women's World Cup in New Zealand have prompted Cricket Australia to bring forward the women's Ashes by a week.
  • Wed, Jan 05, 2022
    Rain has stopped play more than once on day one of the fourth Ashes Test in Sydney, where Australia reached 3-126 at stumps after Pat Cummins won the toss.
  • Wed, Jan 05, 2022
    La Nina was meant to help England at the start of the summer, but after ruining their preparations it has returned too late in Sydney to save their Ashes hopes.
  • Wed, Jan 05, 2022
    Mitch Marsh's departure for Australia's Test squad hasn't dampened the high-flying ways of the Perth Scorchers, whose depth is the envy of their BBL rivals.
  • Wed, Jan 05, 2022
    Australian Test cricket captain Pat Cummins believes Mitchell Starc is worthy of allrounder status after impressing with bat and ball in the Ashes series.
  • Tue, Jan 04, 2022
    Cricket Australia is trying to figure out the best way to complete the BBL season with the Brisbane Heat the latest club caught up in COVID-related drama.
  • Tue, Jan 04, 2022
    Pat Cummins feels Australia are well set for the next few years after blooding new players and their outstanding success in the first three Ashes Tests.
  • Mon, Jan 03, 2022
    Despite missing four players with COVID-19, the Sydney Thunder have continued their strong form with a comprehensive win against the Adelaide Strikers.
  • Sun, Jan 02, 2022
    Three wickets on debut for Muhammad Hasnain and 93 runs from Matthew Gilkes have helped the Sydney Thunder take down the Adelaide Strikers in their BBL clash.
  • Sun, Jan 02, 2022
    Australia opener Marcus Harris and cover players Mitch Marsh and Josh Inglis are travelling to Sydney via road, while Glenn McGrath has contracted COVID-19.
  • Sun, Jan 02, 2022
    Nathan Lyon wants the pitch to determine whether fellow spinner Mitchell Swepson debuts at the SCG, rather than the legspinner's development and future tours.
  • Sat, Jan 01, 2022
    Legspinner Mitchell Swepson will soon learn whether he's part of Australia's XI for the fourth Test, with a debut likely to come in March if he's overlooked.
  • Sat, Jan 01, 2022
    The Brisbane Heat have picked up a 14-run BBL win over the Hobart Hurricanes, with Xavier Bartlett, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and James Bazley playing leading hands.
  • Sat, Jan 01, 2022
    League-leading Sydney Sixers and last-placed Melbourne Renegades have each taken 1.5 points after rain forced their BBL match in Coffs Harbour to be abandoned.
  • Sat, Jan 01, 2022
    The calming influence of good mate Ollie Davies helped Jason Sangha overcome a snail-like start to blast the Thunder to a memorable victory over the Strikers
  • Sat, Jan 01, 2022
    The possibility of having all eight BBL teams playing out of one city has gained plenty of support as the competition tries to keep going amid a COVID surge.
2021 December
  • Fri, Dec 31, 2021
    BBL players at Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder have tested positive for COVID-19, but the Thunder's clash with Adelaide is proceeding under strict protocols.
  • Fri, Dec 31, 2021
    Jason Sangha's brilliance with the bat and Daniel Sam's smarts with the ball ensured New Year's Eve was one to remember for the undermanned Thunder in Adelaide.
  • Fri, Dec 31, 2021
    Australia's vice-captain Steve Smith has been trapped in a hotel lift for 55 minutes, documenting his stay on a widely circulated Instagram post
  • Thu, Dec 30, 2021
    Cricket Australia will separate Australia and England Ashes players flying to Sydney, ordering an extra chartered flight after the English COVID outbreak.
  • Thu, Dec 30, 2021
    The Melbourne Stars' BBL clash with Perth has become the first BBL game to be postponed after a member of the Stars' staff tested positive for COVID.
  • Thu, Dec 30, 2021
    Melbourne Renegades are facing the prospect of a third-straight BBL wooden spoon, sitting last on the ladder after suffering five consecutive losses.
  • Thu, Dec 30, 2021
    In-form Hobart Hurricanes batter Ben McDermott is looking to force his way into the Australian side for next year's T20 World Cup title defence on home soil.
  • Thu, Dec 30, 2021
    Sydney Thunder's Ben Cutting is hopeful Australia's Test side tour Pakistan in March, saying he has never felt worried about security while playing there.
  • Thu, Dec 30, 2021
    Chief selector George Bailey says he will pick Josh Hazlewood for the fourth Ashes Test in Sydney if the paceman is confident he's recovered from a side strain
  • Thu, Dec 30, 2021
    Sydney Sixers star Sean Abbott, who has produced two match-winning knocks this BBL season, is relishing a chance to bat at No.7 for his club.
  • Wed, Dec 29, 2021
    Sydney Thunder star Sam Billings says he'd love to come to England's rescue after blasting 67 against Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League.
  • Wed, Dec 29, 2021
    Scott Boland will be the unluckiest man to be bumped out of an Australian Test team since Jason Gillespie in 2005, if he misses out on the Sydney Ashes Test.
  • Wed, Dec 29, 2021
    Cricket Australia has moved to insist it will be safe for fans to attend the SCG Ashes Test, despite more than 11,000 new cases in NSW on Wednesday.
  • Wed, Dec 29, 2021
    Hobart Hurricanes opener Ben McDermott has whacked another stunning century to lead his side to a 85-run BBL victory over the Melbourne Renegades.
  • Wed, Dec 29, 2021
    Will Pucovski says he is continually frustrated as he deals with ongoing concussion symptoms but the Victorian batting star is on track to return to cricket.
  • Wed, Dec 29, 2021
    England captain Joe Root has raised the possibility of an overhaul of the Test side, similar to the one that revolutionised the country's limited-overs teams.
  • Wed, Dec 29, 2021
    Sean Abbott has snared four wickets, snaffled a sensational catch and scored 37 not out to help Sydney Sixers defeat Brisbane Heat in a low-scoring BBL contest.
  • Wed, Dec 29, 2021
    David Warner has set his sights on joining rare air and opening for Australia beyond his 36th birthday as he eyes Test success in India before retirement.
  • Tue, Dec 28, 2021
    A brilliant half-century from Sydney Thunder's Sam Billings helped his side beat the previously unbeaten Perth Scorchers by 34 runs in the BBL at Manuka Oval.
  • Tue, Dec 28, 2021
    Justin Langer's stocks as coach are at an all-time high following the Ashes demolition of England but his future in the job is far from certain.
  • Tue, Dec 28, 2021
    Pat Cummins, who played his first Test on Australian soil in the Ashes four years ago, has come from nowhere to captain the team to a series victory.
  • Tue, Dec 28, 2021
    Former England captains Michael Vaughan and Ian Botham have blasted the team's extraordinary surrender of the Ashes to a dominant Australian unit.
  • Tue, Dec 28, 2021
    Sydney has firmed to keep the fourth Ashes Test at the SCG after the NSW Government vowed to ensure players weren't sidelined if they were close contacts.
  • Mon, Dec 27, 2021
    Indigenous participation numbers have jumped at local level, now Cricket Australia hope Scott Boland's memorable Test debut can inspire the next generation.
  • Mon, Dec 27, 2021
    Lloyd Pope is keen to pick the brain of fellow legspinner and new BBL teammate Shadab Khan, the Twenty20 wizard who has linked with the Sydney Sixers.
  • Mon, Dec 27, 2021
    Cricket Australia face questions about how to play the final two Tests of the Ashes series, regardless of the results of England team COVID-19 tests.
  • Mon, Dec 27, 2021
    After five years in the international wilderness, newly minted Australian Test quick Scott Boland has finally discovered how to get the best out of himself.
  • Sun, Dec 26, 2021
    Pat Cummins has helped put Australia in control of the Boxing Day Test, as the hosts bowled England out for 185 and went to stumps at 1-61 in reply at the MCG.
  • Sun, Dec 26, 2021
    Melbourne Cricket Club chief executive Stuart Fox says the Boxing Day Test crowd at the MCG is a milestone after a months of COVID-19 misery.
  • Sun, Dec 26, 2021
    Cricket Australia's Indigenous leader Justin Mohamed hopes Scott Boland will inspire after becoming just the second Aboriginal man to play Test cricket.
  • Sat, Dec 25, 2021
    Australia have a chance to wrap up the Ashes in the quickest time since the late 19th century if they are able to beat England in the Boxing Day Test.
  • Sat, Dec 25, 2021
    Australian captain Pat Cummins was angry after missing out on the second Ashes Test - he just didn't know whom he should be angry at.
  • Fri, Dec 24, 2021
    Ben McDermott says a rare five-run penalty dished out to his side in their 24-run Big Bash League win over the Melbourne Stars was a bit harsh.
  • Fri, Dec 24, 2021
    Josh Hazlewood has sat out the main MCG net session before Boxing Day with his side strain, but Joe Root's arch-nemesis Cameron Green has no workload concerns.
  • Fri, Dec 24, 2021
    Veteran Shaun Marsh is continuing his rehabilitation from a calf injury in Perth and won't make his BBL comeback for Melbourne Renegades until January.
  • Fri, Dec 24, 2021
    Melbourne Renegades coach David Saker always had faith Perth Scorchers allrounder Mitch Marsh would answer his "harsh" critics with a strong run of form.
  • Fri, Dec 24, 2021
    England captain Joe Root has maintained he and his bowlers are on the same page ahead of the Boxing Day Test, insisting he is not feeling pressure on his job.
  • Thu, Dec 23, 2021
    Justin Langer has thrown his support behind under-fire opener Marcus Harris, keeping him at the top of the order for the Boxing Day Ashes Test at the MCG.
  • Thu, Dec 23, 2021
    Justin Langer has made it clear he wants to stay on as Australia's cricket coach for all three formats, as the Test team nears Ashes success in Melbourne.
  • Thu, Dec 23, 2021
    Perth Scorchers kicked off their extended road trip in style with a 21-run over Melbourne Renegades but face a difficult interstate schedule in coming weeks.
  • Wed, Dec 22, 2021
    Australia have set their sights beyond just winning the Ashes, aiming to claim victory in all five Tests to improve their World Test Championship aspirations.
  • Wed, Dec 22, 2021
    Marnus Labuschagne is preparing for England to target him with more bouncers at the MCG, despite their short-pitched plan coming under fire in Adelaide.
  • Wed, Dec 22, 2021
    A crowd of 70,000 for day one of the Boxing Day Test at the MCG would be considered a win for organisers, with fans expected to stay away due to COVID-19.
  • Wed, Dec 22, 2021
    Sydney Sixers have banked four wins from five BBL games as they hunt a third straight title, with Dan Christian saying it feels like a similar start to 2020-21.
  • Tue, Dec 21, 2021
    Sydney Sixers star Sean Abbott claimed three wickets and scored 19 not out to earn man-of-the-match honours and help his BBL side defeat Adelaide Strikers.
  • Tue, Dec 21, 2021
    Captain Joe Root insists England's Ashes hopes aren't over at 2-0 down, but concedes his team need to fix every key factor of their game to fashion a comeback.
  • Tue, Dec 21, 2021
    Ricky Ponting has attacked Joe Root's captaincy and ability to stand up to his bowlers, after the England skipper admitted they bowled too short in Adelaide.
  • Mon, Dec 20, 2021
    Australia have named an unchanged 15-man Test squad for the rest of this Ashes, with Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood to link up with teammates in Melbourne.
  • Mon, Dec 20, 2021
    England's cricket camp now accept that they picked the wrong team and misjudged conditions as they faced a second Test drubbing against Australia in Adelaide.
  • Mon, Dec 20, 2021
    Former Melbourne Renegades captain Aaron Finch has overcome a nagging knee issue and will make his BBL return against the Perth Scorchers on Wednesday.
  • Mon, Dec 20, 2021
    Travis Head has identified Nathan Lyon as Australia's danger man on day five in Adelaide, as England fight to avoid going 2-0 down in the Ashes.
  • Mon, Dec 20, 2021
    Michael Neser's Test call-up has made Sean Abbott hungrier for a baggy green, but the paceman and new dad has no regrets about putting family first this month.
  • Mon, Dec 20, 2021
    Mitchell Starc made the most of his good luck, avoiding becoming a COVID-19 close contact and standing up without Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood in Adelaide.
  • Sun, Dec 19, 2021
    Australia's woes at the top of the order in the 2019 Ashes are being replicated by England this summer, averaging just 8.5 for each opening partnership.
  • Sun, Dec 19, 2021
    Marcus Harris missed an opportunity to lock in his spot at the top of Australia's Test order, dismissed for 23 in the second innings in Adelaide.
  • Sun, Dec 19, 2021
    The Brisbane Heat slid to 5-15 inside three overs before recovering, eventually falling 53 short of the Thunder's 7-196 at the Gabba.
  • Sun, Dec 19, 2021
    Two positive cases of COVID-19 in the media at Adelaide Oval have presented Cricket Australia and broadcasters with more headaches for the Ashes series.
  • Sun, Dec 19, 2021
    Joe Root copped a second ball to the testicles in the one day late on day four of the Adelaide Ashes Test before losing his wicket right on stumps.
  • Sat, Dec 18, 2021
    Australian captain Pat Cummins will be free to train on his return to Sydney in a boost to his expected return for the Boxing Day Ashes Test.
  • Sat, Dec 18, 2021
    Ben Dwarshuis is reaping the benefits of an IPL stint spent learning from Ricky Ponting as he spearheads Sydney Sixers' push for a third-straight BBL title.
  • Sat, Dec 18, 2021
    England have had their over-rates penalty from Brisbane increased from five to eight World Test Championship points, leaving them in even more pain.
  • Sat, Dec 18, 2021
    Mitchell Starc has become the first man to 50 pink-ball Test wickets to help Australia to a dominant position after day three of the day-night Test in Adelaide.
  • Fri, Dec 17, 2021
    England's assistant coach Graham Thorpe says the tourists must show some fight to recover from a poor opening day of the second Test against Australia.
  • Fri, Dec 17, 2021
    Sydney Thunder's Saqib Mahmood will make his BBL debut soon, putting thoughts of this summer's Ashes and the 2022 Twenty20 World Cup to the back of his mind.
  • Fri, Dec 17, 2021
    Australia have England 2-17 in reply to their 9(dec)-473 after day two in Adelaide, with a late storm saving England from the last 45 minutes under lights.
  • Thu, Dec 16, 2021
    Pat Cummins says he'll trust his gut instincts and avoid being overloaded by data and pre-game planning during his reign as Australia's Test captain.
  • Thu, Dec 16, 2021
    Australia and England players are set to avoid a hard bubble despite Pat Cummins being ruled out of the Adelaide Test after becoming a close COVID-19 contact.
  • Thu, Dec 16, 2021
    Some fast facts about England pacemen Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad, who are in the selection frame for the second Test against Australia.
  • Thu, Dec 16, 2021
    Michael Neser's Test debut sums up 2021 with Pat Cummins ruled out as a COVID-19 close contact and the bowler's Baggy Green presentation streamed online.
  • Thu, Dec 16, 2021
    The Perth Scorchers will play only one game at Optus Stadium this BBL season after WA's tight border made it impossible to fixture any more games in Perth.
  • Thu, Dec 16, 2021
    David Warner has overcome rib pain to combine with Marnus Labuschagne to put Australia on top of the pink-ball Ashes Test, going to stumps on day one at 2-221.
  • Wed, Dec 15, 2021
    Perth Scorchers' import Tymal Mills picked up 3-23 in his side's big win over the Hobart Hurricanes but won't be travelling to WA for their next home game.
  • Wed, Dec 15, 2021
    England have named both Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad in their 12-man squad for Adelaide, controversially resting Mark Wood for the second Ashes Test.
  • Wed, Dec 15, 2021
    Jhye Richardson's path back to Test cricket has been one of perseverance and resilience, as a result he is a better bowler now than three years ago.
  • Wed, Dec 15, 2021
    David Warner will play in the second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval despite battling rib pain, while Jhye Richardson will replace the injured Josh Hazlewood.
  • Tue, Dec 14, 2021
    Ambidextrous spinner Nivethan Radhakrishnan, having already rubbed shoulders with IPL superstars, has been named in Australia's under-19 World Cup squad.
  • Tue, Dec 14, 2021
    Cricket Australia's near two-year battle to keep the sport going through COVID-19 started with a call from Katy Perry's management in February 2020.
  • Tue, Dec 14, 2021
    Mitch Marsh has hit an unbeaten 100 from 60 deliveries - his highest Twenty20 score - as the Perth Scorchers scored a 53-run win over the Hobart Hurricanes.
  • Tue, Dec 14, 2021
    Travis Head is adamant he is more than just a one-trick pony, confident he is ready to grind out tough periods to go with his aggressive Ashes century.
  • Tue, Dec 14, 2021
    A nine-day break between BBL matches has opened the door for Aaron Finch to return from injury but the Melbourne Renegades won't rush their skipper's comeback.
  • Tue, Dec 14, 2021
    David Warner's ribs remain a point of discomfort ahead of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide, with the opener battling through a net session.
  • Tue, Dec 14, 2021
    Ben Stokes has bowled for an hour in the Adelaide nets without issue, giving every sign he will be able to deliver for England in the day-night Ashes Test.
  • Mon, Dec 13, 2021
    Sydney Thunder spinner Tanveer Sangha has made a big impression on West Indies superstar Andre Russell in a topsy-turvy BBL clash that Melbourne Stars won.
  • Mon, Dec 13, 2021
    Ollie Pope's is only playing in his first Ashes series, but he already has a history of scoring runs against Test-standard attacks on Australian wickets.
  • Mon, Dec 13, 2021
    Premier Mark McGowan has announced Western Australia will open its borders on February 5, but that spells bad news for the January 30 ODI slated for Perth.
  • Sun, Dec 12, 2021
    Josh Hazlewood is unlikely to play at Adelaide, but locals Travis Head and Alex Carey will arrive on the back of historic efforts in the Gabba Ashes opener.
  • Sat, Dec 11, 2021
    Nathan Lyon took four wickets as Australia scored a crushing nine-wicket win over England in the first Ashes Test, wrapping up victory on day four at the Gabba.
  • Sat, Dec 11, 2021
    The TV feed of the Gabba Ashes Test has been affected by a power issue, with Cricket Australia apologising for the incident that sparked global embarrassment.
  • Sat, Dec 11, 2021
    The fifth men's Ashes Test will be a pink-ball match in Hobart, with Tasmania Premier Peter Gutwein dismissing Shane Warne's criticism related to crowd sizes.
  • Sat, Dec 11, 2021
    Joe Root is adamant batting first was the right decision at the Gabba and says England's pace battery can't be blamed for the side's nine-wicket loss.
  • Sat, Dec 11, 2021
    Josh Hazlewood was able to help bowl Australia to victory in Brisbane but the injured paceman will still need to prove his fitness to play at Adelaide Oval.
  • Sat, Dec 11, 2021
    England's Dawid Malan has gone from thinking his Test career may be over to joining Joe Root in an Ashes fightback at the Gabba and he's loving it.
  • Sat, Dec 11, 2021
    West Indies gun Andre Russell will be keen to improve his output, especially with ball in hand, after enduring mixed fortunes on his Melbourne Stars debut.
  • Fri, Dec 10, 2021
    Travis Head eventually fell for 152 after scoring the third-fastest Ashes century, propelling Australia to a first-innings lead of 278 at the Gabba.
  • Fri, Dec 10, 2021
    Cricket Australia is expected to lock Hobart in as the host city for the fifth men's Ashes Test, with Shane Warne firm in his view it is the wrong call.
  • Fri, Dec 10, 2021
    There was plenty of sympathy back in England for the plight of spinner Jack Leach, who got smashed by the Australian batters on day two of the first Test.
  • Fri, Dec 10, 2021
    Another technology issue has affected the first Ashes Test in Brisbane, where the Snickometer will be offline for the entire series opener.
  • Fri, Dec 10, 2021
    Michael Neser took five wickets in a timely reminder of the Test hopeful's talents as Australia A took a stranglehold of their tour match against England Lions.
  • Fri, Dec 10, 2021
    Joe Root edged towards a seventh hundred this year and into England's record books to give the tourists hope of a historic comeback victory at the Gabba.
  • Fri, Dec 10, 2021
    A BBL Boxing Day clash between the Perth Scorchers and the Melbourne Renegades is almost certain to be switched away from the Western Australia capital.
  • Fri, Dec 10, 2021
    England allrounder Ben Stokes has bowled three overs on day three of the first Ashes Test, while David Warner is not fielding because of a rib injury.
  • Fri, Dec 10, 2021
    Adam Zampa restricted Sydney Thunder to just six runs off the final over and finished with 1-31 to play a key role in securing victory for the Melbourne Stars.
  • Thu, Dec 09, 2021
    Bowlers dominated the tour match between Australia A and the England Lions as a host of Test aspirants missed out on big scores to push their selection case.
  • Thu, Dec 09, 2021
    Australia will begin their innings under blue skies in Brisbane on day two of the Ashes series opener at the Gabba after bowling out England for 147 on day one.
  • Thu, Dec 09, 2021
    England batter Ollie Pope says one day doesn't make a summer as his side attempt to fight back in the Ashes opener after being bowled out for 147 at the Gabba.
  • Thu, Dec 09, 2021
    The numbers aren't pretty for Marcus Harris, who fell for three at the Gabba as he looked to secure his place atop Australia's batting order on Thursday.
  • Thu, Dec 09, 2021
    Australia have ended day two of the Ashes opener in Brisbane in command with Travis Head's blistering century lifting them to 7-343 at stumps against England.
  • Thu, Dec 09, 2021
    England's attack has been put under the pump at the Gabba, with setbacks for paceman Ollie Robinson and allrounder Ben Stokes proving far from ideal.