Australia urged to give up on Steve Smith as Test opener for India tour, Australia vs New Zealand, news, statistics

[ad_1] Australia has been urged to abandon the Steve Smith experiment despite coach Andrew McDonald claiming criticism of the newly-converted opener was “harsh” and “unfair”. Smith has averaged 28.50 since reinventing himself as an opener following David Warner’s Test retirement, passing 12 just twice in eight knocks since moving up the order. He managed 51 … Read more

Day three talking points, Steve Smith, Alex Carey, video, highlights, cricket news 2024

[ad_1] New Zealand is on the cusp of ending a 31-year drought against Australia after completely dominating proceedings on the third day of the Test being held in Christchurch. The last time New Zealand defeated Australia in a Test match on home soil was in 1993 when Danny Morrison nabbed 6-37 in the opening innings … Read more

Usman Khawaja among mass Aussie interest for The Hundred in the UK

[ad_1] The massive break between Test matches in 2024 has moved Australian opener Usman Khawaja to test the T20 waters and nominate for The Hundred in England. After the second Test in New Zealand, which begins on Friday, Australia doesn’t play another five-day game until it confronts India on home soil next summer. Khawaja, a … Read more

Neil Wagner retirement, Tim Southee press conference, cricket news 2024, video, highlights

[ad_1] New Zealand captain Tim Southee has not ruled out retired teammate Neil Wagner returning for next week’s second Test against Australia in Christchurch, which begins on Friday. On Tuesday, Wagner announced his retirement from international cricket effective immediately after national selectors informed the 37-year-old he would not be selected for the series opener in … Read more

Player ratings, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Nathan Lyon

[ad_1] Australia has retained the Trans-Tasman Trophy after veteran spinner Nathan Lyon guided the tourists towards a crushing 172-run victory in Wellington. Chasing a 369-run target for an unlikely victory at the Basin Reserve, the Black Caps were rolled for 196 as Lyon claimed 6-66 in a damaging spell on a turning deck. The Trans-Tasman … Read more

Day three talking points, Glenn Phillips five-fa video, Nathan Lyon, cricket news 2024, video, highlights

[ad_1] Australia is in a commanding position to claim the first Test of the series against New Zealand in Wellington despite enduring a testing second innings on an entertaining day of cricket. Nightwatchman Nathan Lyon got the tourists off to a strong start on Saturday when scoring 41, but that proved to the best performance … Read more

Australia vs New Zealand test cricket live scores 2024

[ad_1] Australia has been bowled out for 164 after part-time spinner Glenn Phillips ripped through the middle-order in Wellington, taking his maiden Test five-wicket haul on day three of the series opener. He becomes the first New Zealand bowler to claim a five-fa on home soil in 18 years, with New Zealand now chasing a … Read more

Teams, toss, start time, David Warner ruled out, injury, cricket news 2024, video, highlights, stream

[ad_1] Australian opener David Warner has been ruled out of the third and final T20 against New Zealand with groin soreness. On Saturday, Cricket Australia confirmed the 37-year-old would miss the dead rubber at Auckland’s Eden Park due to an adductor complaint. Warner, who scored 32 during the series opener in Wellington, did not feature … Read more

Australia vs New Zealand; Chappell-Hadlee Trophy, Australian T20 Team, Australian tour of New Zealand, David Warner, T20 World Cup

[ad_1] As he embarks on a final tour of New Zealand, David Warner is not expecting to receive the warmest of farewells from the Kiwis based on past visits to the country. The veteran set the scene for the three match T20 series beginning on Wednesday in Auckland by describing the abuse he and the … Read more