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David Warner passes concussion test after blow

David Warner has passed a concussion test following a painful bouncer blow to the neck during Australia’s intra-squad game in Darwin. Warner retired hurt and threw a major scare into the Australian camp on day two of the match, their final tune-up b

Bangladesh could play four spinners against Australia

In Bangladesh’s last home Test series their spinners incredibly took 38 out of 39 wickets. Now Australia look set to face at least four Bangladeshi spinners during the first Test in Dhaka in 12 days’ time. Because quality left arm spinner Shakib Al

It’s time for Australia to pick a leg-spinner

It’s now been ten years since Shane Warne retired from international cricket and in that time, Cricket Australia has unearthed a total of zero competent leg-spinners. In total, Australia has handed twelve spinners baggy greens since Warne’s retireme

Is Alastair Cook really that reliable?

We are blessed to be able to watch two opening batsmen who average close to 50 in Test cricket; Alastair Cook (46.0) and David Warner (47.4). What is perhaps unusual is that both do it in entirely different ways. Cook knows his limitations and has p

Spinning all-rounders deserve their due

Ben Stokes is currently the best all-rounder in the world, an oft-quoted assessment that will be accepted by many followers of the great game without any counter query. However is he so? As keen analysts of the game, should we accept blindly or shou

Finally, we can concentrate on cricket again

I might be stating the obvious, but following the drag of the pay dispute, isn’t it just fantastic to be focussing purely on the cricket again? The controversial dispute came to a halt at an appropriate time as there was a sense of fatigue being fel

Meet Jhulan Goswami, the best bowler of the 21st century

Her bowling average of 16.62 in Test cricket would put her at No.6 among all bowlers with ten or more matches if she was playing the men’s game. What is even more remarkable is that she has played her Test cricket entirely in the 21st century. Among

May the industrial action never end

It all feels a bit hollow now. A bit anti-climactic. I mean, I guess all good things have to come to an end, but there was always a little piece of all of us, I think, that thought maybe… maybe it could last forever. Absurd, I know, but such is the

Is T20 the purest form of cricket?

For a brief moment, we faced the nightmare of a summer without a ball being bowled, such was the acrimony in the cricket pay dispute. Industrial conflict in the game is nothing new. Historical parallels have been drawn, but unlike the Big 6 from 191

Haddin in as new fielding coach for Australia

Australia’s new fielding coach Brad Haddin wants his side to reach the lofty standards set by Andrew Symonds and Ricky Ponting. Haddin, who has pursued a coaching career since retiring in 2015, will serve as one of coach Darren Lehmann’s assistants


Glenn McGrath backs Jason Roy for England Test place

Australia legend Glenn McGrath believes Jason Roy can follow in David Warner’s footsteps by taking his one-day form into the Test arena.