Cricket

Wed 22 May 2019

The leap, catch and legend that shook the 2007 World Cup

premium_icon The leap, catch and legend that shook the 2007 World Cup

With six associate nations at the 2007 World Cup, fans took to Bermudan man-mountain Dwayne Leverock, who made the earth shake with a sensational catch

Proof Smith could be in for a massive World Cup

premium_icon Proof Smith could be in for a massive World Cup

Steve Smith was in a hurry to ditch his bat and pads but it wasn’t because he had enough as Sam Landsberger observed during an impressive training session.

Botham: Warner won't handle what Barmy Army has planned

premium_icon Botham: Warner won't handle what Barmy Army has planned

Sir Ian Botham says David Warner is the target of many Barmy Army songs for the World Cup and doesn’t think the Australian will cope well with the sledging.

Tue 21 May 2019

Spinner Ali tells Barmy Army: play nice with Warner, Smith

premium_icon Spinner Ali tells Barmy Army: play nice with Warner, Smith

The Barmy Army appears to have heeded English spinner Moeen Ali’s advice to go easy on the "cheating Aussies" abuse

The ‘murder’ of a cricket coach that never was

premium_icon The ‘murder’ of a cricket coach that never was

No event has rocked a cricket World Cup like the death of Bob Woolmer in 2007, hours after his Pakistan side were bundled out of the competition

‘Best I’ve ever seen him bat’: Brett Lee on Warner

‘Best I’ve ever seen him bat’: Brett Lee on Warner

David Warner put the fear in bowlers before his ball-tampering suspension, but things have changed - he’s even better, Brett Lee says

Slater kicked off plane over ‘heated’ fight

premium_icon Slater kicked off plane over ‘heated’ fight

Cricket commentator Michael Slater has found himself in trouble after being booted from a flight following an ‘extremely heated’ dispute with two women.

Head scratcher: Langer’s growing selection dilemma

premium_icon Head scratcher: Langer’s growing selection dilemma

With the World Cup fast approaching, Australia coach Justin Langer is facing a selection headache as he wrestles with how to manage Nathan Lyon and Adam Zampa

Mon 20 May 2019

Langer turns focus on spin to shore up title defence

premium_icon Langer turns focus on spin to shore up title defence

With Australia settled at their UK training base, attention has been made to preparing for the spin threat posed by World Cup rivals.

Langer spills on World Cup snub

Langer spills on World Cup snub

Aussie coach Justin Langer has defended the controversial decision to snub one of the best bowlers in the country for the World Cup.

Sun 19 May 2019

Smith, Warner’s mental health a top priority

premium_icon Smith, Warner’s mental health a top priority

Steve Smith and David Warner will be offered emotional support to help cope with what is expected to be four months of relentless crowd abuse in England.

‘Warner, Smith ready for World Cup hostility’

premium_icon ‘Warner, Smith ready for World Cup hostility’

Alex Carey has hailed banned duo Steve Smith and Dave Warner as two of Australia’s greatest athletes

Fri 17 May 2019

Silver lining in ‘devastating’ Cup blow

Silver lining in ‘devastating’ Cup blow

A huge blow to Australia’s World Cup campaign could have a silver lining as our cricket stars aim for back-to-back titles in England.

Thu 16 May 2019

Aussies prepare for ‘sledging of their lives’

premium_icon Aussies prepare for ‘sledging of their lives’

Australia has arrived in London, with the team escorted through a special exit at Heathrow Airport. But the London media is already turning up the blowtorch

Aussie stars’ secret World Cup weapon

Aussie stars’ secret World Cup weapon

Australia is in superb one day form, but the return of Steve Smith and David Warner will deliver one key element to World Cup success.

Wed 15 May 2019

Limited edition: Lynn dropped from Bulls contract list

premium_icon Limited edition: Lynn dropped from Bulls contract list

The Queensland Bulls have revealed their contract list for the 2019/20 season, and big-hitter Chris Lynn hasn’t signed on.

The most bizarre innings in World Cup history

premium_icon The most bizarre innings in World Cup history

In the first ever Cricket World Cup match, between England and India, Sunil Gavaskar carried his bat. It was not, however, in a winning cause. Not even close

Hazlewood breaks silence over World Cup snub

Hazlewood breaks silence over World Cup snub

Aussie quick Josh Hazlewood has revealed how “bitterly disappointing” it is to to be overlooked twice for the Cricket World Cup

Tue 14 May 2019

England expects, but will party be crashed?

premium_icon England expects, but will party be crashed?

England are World Cup hosts, the No.1 ranked side, the record-setting scorers. They have also never won a World Cup and are perennial underachievers.

A fielder who flew and the photo that changed his life

premium_icon A fielder who flew and the photo that changed his life

At the 1992 World Cup photographer Jim Fenwick captured “Superman’’ in an invisible green cape. Jonty Rhodes explains how the image defined his career.

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