Match Preview – India vs Australia, Australia in India 2022, 3rd T20I

Big picture An eight-overs-a-side sprint in Nagpur ended with India levelling the T20I series 1-1 thanks to some outstanding bowling from Axar Patel and a supreme display of ball-striking from Rohit Sharma. But it’s difficult for the two sides to gain a lot from the experience on Friday, other than gleaning some insight into how … Read more

Recent Match Report – Australia vs India 2nd T20I 2022

Toss India chose to bowl vs Australia India gained a significant advantage when they won the toss and opted to chase in a severely reduced T20 international in Nagpur. Adding to that feeling is the return of Jasprit Bumrah, who will play his first game of cricket in over two months. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has … Read more

Recent Match Report – India vs Australia 1st T20I 2022

Toss Australia chose to bowl vs India Australia ramped up the funk in Mohali when they went in with a line-up that had Cameron Green – a player not part of their T20 World Cup squad – opening the batting. The focus will not, immediately, be on him with Aaron Finch choosing to bowl first … Read more

Shelley Nitschke handed four-year as Australia Women’s head coach

Shelley Nitschke has been named the new head coach of the Australia women’s team for the next four years, after having taken on the role in an interim capacity since Matthew Mott left earlier this year. Nitschke, who had been an assistant coach with Australia since 2018, was in charge of the side as they … Read more

Match Preview – India vs Australia, Australia in India 2022, 1st T20I

Big Picture Post the 2021 T20 World Cup, India have played a total of 29 T20Is heading into this series. Australia, meanwhile, have played just nine. Irrespective of their prep, Australia might turn up in their usual confident manner at the T20 World Cup – but this time they’ll have to defend the title in … Read more

Australia news – Tanveer Sangha ruled out of New South Wales action with back stress injury

New South Wales legspinner Tanveer Sangha has been ruled out of the first part of the domestic season with a stress injury of his lower back. Sangha, who has been involved with Australia’s white-ball squads, is aiming to return to action during the BBL where he will play for Sydney Thunder. He was with the … Read more

T20 World Cup 2022 – Muthiah Muralidaran and Daniel Vettori give away the secrets to spin bowling in Australia

What kind of spinners will enjoy success at the T20 World Cup in Australia? Ask Muthiah Muralidaran, and he backs wristspinners – like the recently crowned Asia Cup Player of the Tournament – Wanindu Hasaranga. Pick Daniel Vettori‘s brain, and he believes fingerspinners – of the R Ashwin mould – will get more out of … Read more

Australia news – Mitchell Marsh coy on captaincy ambitions, all eyes on T20 World Cup

Allrounder Mitchell Marsh isn’t ready to throw his hat into the ring for the ODI captaincy just yet, saying his full focus is on helping Australia retain the T20 World Cup crown. Aaron Finch announced his retirement from ODI cricket last week following his horror run of form, but he will stay on as skipper … Read more

Australia Women’s Rachael Haynes reflects on ‘sliding doors’ moment, says ‘it’s nice to walk away on my own terms’

As she called time on her international career, Rachael Haynes reflected on the “sliding doors” moment where her prolific second phase with Australia nearly didn’t happen. After being dropped in 2013 Haynes was struggling to combine playing at domestic level and working and in 2016 seriously considered walking away from the sport. However, less than … Read more