Stuart Broad

UK View: ‘Sliding Doors’ moment that has England humming

YOU’D think that a man who had just belted England’s highest ever one day international score would be earning the plaudits after Jason Roy played …

Sport (Australia)

'Would love to see him open in the Test team'

Jason Roy went past team-mate Alex Hales to claim England's record ODI score. Hales was among those who reacted on Twitter

Glenn Maxwell

ICC U-19 World Cup 2018: From Virender Sehwag to Virat Kohli, a look at Indian stars unearthed from past editions - Firstpost

Watch Full Video<p>The 2018 edition of the ICC U-19 World Cup kicks off in a little over a week now, with New Zealand playing host this year. The event, …

Cricket

Sports quiz of the week: big-hitters, champions, kayakers and the jungle

Who was sympathetic? Who was contrite? And who learned about white lines?<p>Which player hit the most sixes in the 2017-18 Ashes?<p>Stuart Broad<p>Steve Smith<p>Shaun Marsh<p>Mitchell Starc<p>In which city will two European Cup-winning football teams play this weekend?<p>Madrid<p>London<p>Manchester<p>Nottingham<p>Liverpool<p>Who …

Sports

The Ashes: razing the standard

In 1987, when Peter Taylor was unexpectedly picked for Australia instead of Mark Taylor, an English newspaper fabricated a quote from chairman of …

Ricky Ponting

England have axed three members of their Ashes touring party after Aussie destruction job

ENGLAND have kept the faith in James Vince and Mark Stoneman despite their 4-0 Ashes series loss, with the top-order batsmen retained in England’s …

Sport (Australia)

England are 'scared' of producing pace bowlers- Michael Holding

<b>West Indies legend Michael Holding says England are scared of producing pace bowlers and that their lack of them was the problem in the Ashes defeat.</b><p>England lost the recent series 4-0 against Australia.<p>Holding says English pace bowlers are "not encouraged to go fast" and that economy rates are …

Mitchell Starc

Australia’s bowling riches can deliver an overdue Ashes win in England

The pace trident of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins, supported by spinner Nathan Lyon, is a rare gift for captain Steve Smith<p>Keep the bowling attack fit and healthy over the next 18 months and there is no reason why Australia cannot break a drought that stretches back to 2001 and win …

Cricket

England’s bowling stocks are grim

England fought harder in this Ashes than they did during their 5-0 humiliation five years ago, but what this series exposed is their awful lack of …

Sport (Australia)

Smith aces Ashes test, Lyon close behind

3:22 AM ET<p>10<p>This was the summer in which comparisons between Smith and Sir Donald Bradman became more than idle bar talk. Not only did Smith carry …

Cricket

The Ashes verdict: After this dull, attritional series why would anyone but the most committed fan want to watch Test cricket?

England were beaten - 4-0 to be precise - but not broken, as they have been in two of their last four Ashes series here. The symbol was their captain Joe Root rising from his sick bed to make an unbeaten 50 before succumbing to defeat.<p>It was not men against boys, but it was men against young men in …

Shaun Marsh

Five things we learned from Sydney Ashes Test

Throughout this Ashes summer, Pat Cummins has been the enforcer, with an assortment of short-pitched deliveries designed to weaken resolve and then …

Chris Woakes

Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers IPL pay ‘on par with Ronaldo’

Author: DILEEP PREMACHANDRANSun, 2018-01-07 20:45ID: 1515347061155772900BANGALORE: Coimbatarao Gopinath is the last survivor from the XI that …

Indian Cricket

Geeves: With nothing but pride to play for, England were boiled alive in dangerous conditions at SCG

IT was dangerously hot in the middle of the Sydney Cricket Ground today. 57 degrees in the middle of the SCG during the lunch break — can you imagine …

Sport (Australia)

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

The Ashes: Usman Khawaja conquers pressure to compile dream SCG innings for Australia

After a series of doubts, pressure and the threat of selectors' ire with a tour of South Africa looming, Usman Khawaja can hold his head high after …

Usman Khawaja

Ashes 2017, Freedom Trophy 2018: The tests at SCG and Newlands are being played for pride - Firstpost

This week, 11,000 kms apart, there are two important Test matches being played; one at the historic SCG and the other at the picturesque Newlands in …

Kevin Pietersen

Ashes 2017-18: Australia v England, fifth Test, day two – live!

Over-by-over updates from the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney Day one: Australia gain edge after late England wickets Send your emails to Adam or tweet him @CollinsAdam

Usman Khawaja

Nightwatchman: key moments you missed overnight as James Anderson denies David Warner another SCG ton

Tail wagging<p>England’s tail added 113 runs. Yes, 113 runs. Amazing. Why? Because Australia bowled badly for once.<p>Mitchell Starc has not been himself, and is not fit. Pat Cummins seems to let his ego get in the way bouncing Stuart Broad every ball. This allowed Broad to hook and pull, getting enough …

Pat Cummins

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

The Ashes Verdict: England tail wags, Aussies drop simple catches and Usman Khawaja outscores everyone - this Test is in a world of its own

• Australia vs England, fifth Test: live Ashes scoreboard<p>With the outcome of a series decided and the pressure off, a dead-rubber Test is a world of its own. An Alice in Wonderland world where everything is upside down - where England’s tailenders score runs, where Australians drop the simplest of …

Usman Khawaja

Ashes 2017: Bob Hawke skols beer in modern SCG tradition

The SCG's favourite tradition has arrived: former Prime Minister Bob Hawke has skolled his beer to the delight of the crowd.<p>Or more specifically, …

Shane Warne

Ashes confidential: Steve Smith’s stunning SCG catch rescues 20 koalas

FOR every run Steve Smith has scored this summer, Koala Mattresses has adopted one koala.<p>That’s 604 koalas the Aussie skipper has helped find a safe …

Sport (Australia)

Ashes 2017: Pressure set to mount after Cameron Bancroft duck

Cameron Bancroft has failed to make an impact on the scorers or Australian selectors after he was bowled for a duck in the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney.<p>…

Cameron Bancroft

Ashes Extras: Encouraging Mason Crane, Stuart Broad’s drought, Steve Smith’s scratchiness and Australia’s drops

Leg-spinners happily remain one of cricket’s most intriguing features, and Mason Crane’s first bowl in the Test arena drew huge interest around the world.<p>On a day that also brought some swashbuckling blows from Stuart Broad, comically bad dropped catches from the hosts and an unusually unconvincing …

Mason Crane

Shock all round as England ditch 'nightie'

If such a text as the ‘Beginner’s Guide to Cricket Curiosities’ exists, there’s a fair chance the following appears within it as a standard …

Cricket

Aussies finish Ashes series on a high

Australia has completed a dominant Ashes performance after wrapping up the fifth and final Test at the SCG on the final day.<p>England was facing an …

Shaun Marsh

Aussies look to turn Ashes screw at SCG

AUSTRALIA will look to wrap up a successful Ashes with a victory at the SCG, starting today, to claim a 4-0 series win.<p>Mitchell Starc, who missed …

Mason Crane

This fifth Test is no dead rubber. As history shows, England can now mark their territory for the future

Final Tests of Ashes series can often offer an imperfect portal to the future. In 2002-03, England’s consolation victory in Sydney was notable for …

Dawid Malan

Steve Smith, Betteridge’s Law and the mythology of Don Bradman

The Don’s standing is, and always will be, unsurpassed. Not because of his statistical brilliance, but because of the context of his career<p>Statistical brilliance and context<p>It’s an old Fleet Street adage that any headline ending with a question mark is best answered with a ‘no’. It’s called …

Muhammad Ali