Lyon to captain PM XI against England

AUSTRALIAN Test spinner Nathan Lyon will captain the Prime Minister’s XI against England in a Twenty20 match in Canberra next month, Cricket Australia said Saturday.

Prime Minister’s XI: Curating Canberra to captaining at Manuka for Nathan Lyon

In-form spinner Nathan Lyon has been named to captain the Prime Minister's XI in a Twenty20 match against England on February 2.

Nathan Lyon vows to become Australia’s number one spinner across all three formats

"I want to play in every format of the game for Australia and play as much as I can for Australia because the more I play, the better off I am," Lyon said.

Scorchers not seduced by home final

Import Tim Bresnan admits the Perth Scorchers are licking their lips at the prospect of a home semifinal at Optus Stadium, but insists Hobart Hurricanes are their main focus ahead of tonight’s Big Bash League clash at the WACA Ground.

‘Bat us into the lead’

BROTHERS skipper David Richardson has called on his top order to take control of the contest should they get a chance to bat tomorrow at Mark Marsh Oval.

New stadium drop-in pitch won’t be an ‘MCG road’

WACA chief executive Christina Matthews has reassured cricket fans that the drop-in pitch at Optus Stadium will be similar to that at the WACA Ground.

Sport: PNG cricketers lose to Australia in NZ

The Papua New Guinea Under 19 cricket team has fallen to their third consecutive loss at the World Cup in New Zealand.

‘Avoidable hand contact’: Cricket NSW board member banned

Cricket NSW director Danny Bhandari's future on the board is in doubt after he was handed a two-game ban for making physical contact with an opponent by a grade-cricket judiciary.

Why is Warney pretending he’s Fatboy Slim?

Even for Warney, this one’s pretty bloody weird.

Richardson takes debut wicket

Cricket: Jhye Richardson has taken his debut wicket for Australia and quickly followed up with his second to give Australia hope at the Gabba.


No 4 is the ideal batting spot for Dhoni: Rohit –...

India captain Rohit Sharma on Wednesday said the team management's decision to promote veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni to the No.4 position in the bating order paid off as he is the "ideal" man for that slot.