Cameron Bancroft

David Warner to lead depleted Australia side in T20 series with England as Steve Smith heads to South Africa

David Warner will captain a depleted Australia squad in the Twenty20 tri-series against England and New Zealand, with Steve Smith among those heading …

David Warner

Jon Holland the big winner in Australian squad for South Africa, while Renshaw, Maxwell overlooked again

AUSTRALIA will take 15 men to South Africa for a four-Test tour — with some genuine surprises in the touring party.<p>Unheralded Australian quick Jhye …

Sport (Australia)

Jonny Bairstow and England return to Gabba in lighter mood for second ODI

• England aim to take 2-0 lead over Australia in one-day series • Bairstow happy with form as opener since shift last summer<p>Jonny Bairstow returned to familiar surroundings in Brisbane on Wednesday. It was in the Gabba’s press conference hall, moments after England had lost the first Ashes Test, …

Jonny Bairstow

Jason Roy, Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow in three-way battle to retain England spot from Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes is on the other side of the world but his imminent return has given England’s top order plenty to play for in the rest of the ODI series against Australia which resumes at the Gabba on Friday.<p>It will be one of three who makes way for Stokes whenever he pulls on an England shirt again. …

Jonny Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow dismisses theory that England won first ODI because of Australia's Ashes hangover

Jonny Bairstow laughed off suggestions England's winning start to the one-day series was down to an Australian Ashes hangover.<p>At the start of the …

Jonny Bairstow

Why IPL auction excited Siddle

Siddle has relished his first BBL campaign in two years with Adelaide in second spot — powered by leg-spinner Rashid’s 12 wickets at an extraordinary …

David Warner

Darren Lehmann reveals real reason behind Glenn Maxwell dumping

Darren Lehmann insists Glenn Maxwell's surprise national dumping had nothing to do with team culture, backing the dynamic allrounder to have a "long …

Glenn Maxwell

Live: Mini Boof’s inexplicable BBL ‘madness’

Stars shine in Melbourne derby2:50<p>BBL: The Stars have beaten the Renegades in the BBL Melbourne derby.<p>17 hours …

Simplicity the key to Khawaja's consistency

In cricket's most unpredictable format, Sydney Thunder batsman Usman Khawaja has been a model of consistency.<p>In last night's thrilling three-run win …

Usman Khawaja

Selectors' googlies leave many stumped

6:46 AM ET<p>Were Australia's national selection panel a spin bowler, they would be lauded for well-disguised variation.<p>Tim Paine as Ashes wicketkeeper, …

Cricket

Would Australia have regained the Ashes without Steve Smith?

When a series scoreline reads as one-sided as Australia’s 4-0 Ashes triumph does, and when the player of the series discussion must’ve been one of …

Sport (Australia)

Out of the Ashes: big names join Big Bash

Cameron White in Big Show out of Aussie ODI team0:43<p>Cricket: Cam White has been re-called to the Aussie ODI squad.<p>3 hours …

Usman Khawaja

Tremain and Burns should tour South Africa

Joe Burns should replace Cameron Bancroft as Australian Test opener, with Chris Tremain picked as a back-up quick ahead of Chadd Sayers for next …

Sport (Australia)

David Warner’s brilliant backhand to former partner

DAVID Warner and Joe Burns are adorable together, just ask Warner’s wife Candice.<p>It’s been more than 14 months since the pair’s partnership as …

Sport (Australia)

The Ashes 2017-18: England and Australia player ratings

Dawid Malan and Jimmy Anderson were the only tourists to impress while Steve Smith completed a Bradman-esque series and Australia’s pace attack shone<p><b>ENGLAND</b><p><b>Alastair Cook 5/10</b><p>Eighty-three grim runs from the first three Tests from the former captain, when the series was live and the pitches were at …

Dawid Malan

South Africa beat India in first Test, put Australia on notice

Australia's Ashes celebrations have been tempered by a huge warning shot fired by upcoming opponents South Africa.<p>Vernon Philander posted career-best …

Dale Steyn

Incredible Smith, misfiring England

6:05 AM ET<p>As beatdowns go, this 4-0 Ashes drubbing by Australia was a pretty comprehensive one. They averaged 51 with the bat to England's 29, took …

Cricket

England player ratings: Joe Root rises from hospital bed to earn series-high rating

FOR the fourth time this series, England have tasted defeat.<p>In many ways, they’ll be happy this humiliation is all over. In others, they’ve probably …

Sport (Australia)

Hoggy ready for fiery reception

January 7, 2018 10:29AM<p>EVEN Brad Hogg admits he is heading into the unknown as he prepares to pen yet another chapter in one of the most …

Shaun Marsh

"What's he up to?" Eagle-eyed viewers spot Australian cricket star Cameron Bancroft do something bizarre while making his cup of tea

Eagle-eyed viewers have been left baffled by what Australian cricket star Cameron Bancroft did while making a cup of tea during day two of test five …

Stuart Broad

The Ashes: At the end of a long series, cricket descends into fever dreams

Wisden cricket writer Felix White has an efficient catch phrase. When something unexpected happens, something strange or majestic, he glances over …

Usman Khawaja

Australia’s Usman Khawaja plays it cagey in battle to preserve Test place

Australia No3’s decision to replace the natural with the essential pays off as he approaches a maiden Ashes century in the fifth Test<p>Usman Khawaja learned to bat within a cover drive of the SCG. There was a natural romance to his Test debut at the ground against England seven years ago. It inspired …

Usman Khawaja

CA boss responds after scheduling controversy

Another round of Shield before the Australian squad flies out for South Africa on February 15 would benefit the likes of under-pressure opener …

Peter Handscomb

Media Watch: Australian selectors urged not to burn opener Cameron Bancroft despite poor form

CAMERON Bancroft is out of form and in desperate need of a second-innings score of some substance to secure a spot in Australia’s squad to travel to …

Sport (Australia)

Talking points from day two of the Fifth Ashes Test

ENGLAND’S tail frustrated Australia on the morning of day two, before Australia’s batsmen got to have their say at the SCG.<p>After knocking off Cameron …

Sport (Australia)

Australia vs South Africa Test series 2018: Squad selection certainties and chances

NO Australian cricketer that has not played in the Ashes will get an opportunity to push their case for the tour of South Africa via red ball cricket.<p>…

Sport (Australia)

Australia vs South Africa Test series 2018: James Sutherland defends lead-up scheduling

CRICKET Australia have defended the make-up of their 2017-18 schedule, despite no Sheffield Shield matches to be played between the fifth and final …

Sport (Australia)

CA defends domestic summer schedule

Cricket Australia have defended the makeup of their 2017-18 schedule, despite no Sheffield Shield matches to be played between the fifth and final …

Peter Handscomb

Usman Khawaja was the pick among Australian batsmen on Day 2, remaining unbeaten on 91. AP

1/8<p>2/8<p>Steve Smith remained unbeaten on 44 at stumps on Day 2. AP<p>3/8<p>Moeen Ali walks back after getting dismissed for 30. AP<p>4/8<p>Mason Crane appeals for …

Usman Khawaja

Aussies not happy with effort in field

2018-01-05 10:54<p>David Warner (Getty)<p>Cape Town - Australia vice-captain <b>David Warner</b> felt that his team were not as ruthless as they could have been in …

Sport (South Africa)