World champ England still the benchmark in ODIs, says Aaron Finch

The suspension of cricket during the coronavirus outbreak allowed Finch to discuss a long-term ODI strategy with Australia’s coaches. He said the key thing was “developing flexibility, making sure we’ve got guys in there who can play different situations and scenarios.” To that end, allrounder Mitch Marsh looks set to come into the team after […]

Ian Bell: the teenage phenomenon who finally fulfilled his huge promise

His career has gone on so long it started in an altogether different era. Bell made his first class debut in 1999, which makes him one of the few men on the circuit who played in the 90s. It was right after that age-group tour of New Zealand, when Dayle Hadlee described him as “the […]

Aaron Finch seeks winning formula as Australia look to reset ODI record

Most of Australia’s recent series have, of course, been against some of the world’s more formidable sides, whether that be India and South Africa, who both beat Finch’s men in World Cup games last year, or New Zealand, who would surely have won the trophy but for the accidental intervention of Ben Stokes’ bat in […]

‘No excuse’ for Australia as they fulfill their own pessimistic prophecy

“It was a really tough wicket especially to start on, and unfortunately we just couldn’t get through that period and couldn’t finish it off. It was more like a day four or five Test wicket where it was a bit up and down. You saw some guys still bat quite well on it, once you’re […]

EXCLUSIVE: Pack your bags! Scott Morrison wants travel bubbles established with New Zealand, Japan and Pacific islands BEFORE Christmas – and lockdown-loving premiers are the only obstacle

‘We are seeing many, many jobs being lost across the country and they will continue to be lost in our travel and tourism sector and many lives disrupted, especially in cross-border communities if we don’t get a common approach.’