With another year of the County Championship kicking off recently, I follow up last year’s list of the most exciting talent under the age of 20 with a new group of players ready to take the County scene by storm. Aaron Beard (Age 19) … Continue reading Ten under twenty 2017
Despite a 2-1 series defeat, Steven Smith and his men can return home to Australia with their heads held high after a topsy-turvy four Test matches in India What a series! It was tight, tense and at times fractious, but in the end … Continue reading Progress but ultimately not enough
After recent failings in Asia, Steven Smith’s men understandably start their four-Test series in India as underdogs, but can they learn from past misdemeanours and spring a surprise or two on the hosts? It’s hard to believe that nearly four years have passed since Australia … Continue reading Can Australia learn from past Asian mistakes?
Australian cricket review 2016. The past year was a mixed bag for Australian cricket. After topping the Test rankings in February, they contrived to lose their next five Test matches, this led to an upheaval not seen Down Under since the Argus review in 2011. … Continue reading The good, the bad and the recovery
Despite his obvious talent, the timing of Nic Maddinson’s maiden Test call-up, ahead of NSW teammate Kurtis Patterson, comes as somewhat of a surprise. On October 10th 2010, Nic Maddinson made history at the Adelaide Oval. At 18 years and 294 days, he became … Continue reading Can Maddinson fulfil undoubted potential?
A fifth straight Test loss, coupled with a recent 5-0 ODI whitewash in South Africa has left Australian cricket in a state of desolation. But what can be done to stop the rot with key series against Pakistan and India on the horizon? I look … Continue reading Vital questions to be answered as Australia hit rock bottom
Lack of quality alternatives have led to a certain leeway with the selectors, however, going forward the allrounder’s form with the bat remains a serious concern. Last Friday when asked about the batting form of Test allrounder Mitchell Marsh, Australian chairman of selectors Rod … Continue reading Batting woes leave Mitchell Marsh skating on thin ice