Hazlewood hoping for ‘enough red-ball cricket’ before first India Test

“The summer is becoming a bit clearer as the days go by and I’m sure we’ll get enough red-ball cricket before that first Test, whether it’s Australia versus Australia A or something like that,” he was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

Channel Seven dispute with Cricket Australia escalates towards crisis point

However, it means a court battle has become more likely with the start of the season just weeks away. Seven is due to be the host broadcaster for the Australia-New Zealand women’s series later this month, the first top-level cricket in Australia since the Covid-19 pandemic took hold, but it is the layout of the […]

Spectators set for return to Australian cricket – with minimal cheering

Members of Australia’s squad from New South Wales, Victoria, and the ACT, along with the full New Zealand party, are currently in two weeks quarantine in Brisbane. They are able to train for three hours a day at Allan Border Field during this time with the rest of the Australia squad arriving next Monday. The […]

IPL can provide challenging practice to Indian, Aus players ahead of December duel: Chappell

Former captain Ian Chappell believes playing cricket in COVID-19 era is a lot different from anything experienced in the past, but said the upcoming IPL can provide some “challenging” practice to Indian and Australian players ahead of their much-anticipated duel later this year.

Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy and Dawid Malan in talks for BBL deals

Assistant editor Daniel Brettig had been a journalist for eight years when he joined ESPNcricinfo, but his fascination with cricket dates back to the early 1990s, when his dad helped him sneak into the family lounge room to watch the end of day-night World Series matches well past bedtime. Unapologetically passionate about indie music and […]

Ellyse Perry targets comeback at start of New Zealand series but realistic on workload

“Everything is tracking pretty well and we are using the next couple of weeks to make sure things keep progressing,” she said. “I’m fairly unrestricted now with running, batting, bowling and it’s probably just those little more specific things around match fitness and especially fielding – just getting into all different kinds of positions which […]

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 […]

‘Batting on Matting’: Vihari trains for OZ series with coach Sridhar for company

It is learnt that fielding coach Sridhar, who has watched Vihari from his junior days, is monitoring his training sessions and also giving him throwdowns. Players from Hyderabad are known to grow up on matting and astro turf wickets.

The IPL can actually be good practice for the Australia-India series

Perhaps it’s productive to recall those idyllic childhood days. Times when you threw a ball against the wall and gleefully produced a myriad of shots, followed by running commentary. When you ran up and delivered a ball at a handkerchief on the ground in the hope of hitting a single stump. And when those activities […]

IPL 2020 Can Provide Challenging Practice to India, Australia Players Ahead of December Series: Ian Chappell

Former captain Ian Chappell believes playing cricket in COVID-19 era is a lot different from anything experienced in the past, but said the upcoming IPL can provide some ‘challenging’ practice to Indian and Australian players ahead of their much-anticipated duel later this year. Indian players will fly directly to Australia after the IPL concludes on […]