ICC Test Rankings – How Australia became No 1 and India slipped to third

ICC Test Rankings - How Australia became No 1 and India slipped to third

News Since away wins do not earn extra points, India’s fixture list since April 2018 has played against them Heading into 2022, India were 16 points ahead of Australia in the ICC Test standings, 124 to 108. Less than three weeks later, that lead disappeared as Australia swept to the top of the table with … Read more

Top marks for passing English test but Ashes script was hardly Shakespearean

Top marks for passing English test but Ashes script was hardly Shakespearean

The Australians got most of their decisions right. Every kidney the selectors pulled was the right one. The loss of Josh Hazlewood could have been a much bigger issue than it was, but every replacement – Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson and Scott Boland – underlined the depth in Australian bowling. Boland was a revelation. He … Read more

Stefanos Tsitsipas put to the test, but joins Andrey Rublev in the third round

Stefanos Tsitsipas put to the test, but joins Andrey Rublev in the third round

While Australian Christopher O’Connell sent Argentina world No.13 Diego Schwarzman packing in a head-turning result, it was largely business as usual in the bottom half of the draw. Tsitsipas defeated Baez after three hours and 22 minutes on court, the first two sets going to tie-breakers nearing the one-hour mark. “I tried to go for … Read more

Travis Head, Australia ICC Test Batting Rating, Bowling Rating, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith

Travis Head, Australia ICC Test Batting Rating, Bowling Rating, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith

Australian Ashes hero Travis Head was the tallest player on the MRF Tires ICC Test Players Ranking after his Man of the Series winning performance against England in the summer. Head plundered the best 357 runs in an Ashes series with an average of 59.50 and a strike rate of 86.02, including two centuries, a … Read more

Test cricket’s next challenge: How to avoid another lopsided Ashes series | Ashes 2021-22

THEIn what must have been the day after the Hobart test, all was quiet. England had wrapped up a historically anemic defeat of the Ashes, leaving enough free days to squeeze in an embarrassing police visit to the world’s sweetest sunrise rage, reprimanding cricketers who drank in their whites longer than they had been forced … Read more

Cricket Tayla Vlaeminck shares the special significance of playing a test match for Australia ahead of the Women’s Ashes

Following the success of the Australian men’s cricket team in their 4-0 triumph over the Ashes, the Australian women’s cricket team are eager to start their Ashes series against England this Thursday. The multi-format home series will feature three T20 internationals, one test match and three one-day internationals, hosted in Adelaide, Canberra and Melbourne. With … Read more

Hasnain to face test action after BBL referee report

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Hasnain BBL wickets pull referees report for action Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain will undergo biomechanical tests during his bowling action in Lahore after being flagged by KFC BBL referees for suspicious action in his first-ever appearance in the competition. A combination of Queensland border restrictions and the early recall of Pakistan Super League players … Read more

Olympics boss John Coates urged to raise plight of jailed Australians as Beijing Winter Games visit

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Human rights campaigners are demanding that top Olympics official John Coates raise the plight of his fellow Australians jailed in China when he travels to Beijing later this month for the Winter Games. Key points: Rights activists want Mr Coates to plead on behalf of Yang Hengjun and Cheng Lei The couple were arrested by … Read more

Nathan Lyon strengthens Sydney Sixers as Test stars return to BBL

Nathan Lyon strengthens Sydney Sixers as Test stars return to BBL

News The defending champions are in a race to secure a place in the qualifying final after their loss to the Adelaide Strikers Test star Nathan Lyon is emerging as the final piece of the jigsaw in the Sydney Sixers’ historic bid for a third consecutive BBL crown. Lyon’s international commitments came to an end … Read more