Queensland vs NSW Blues scorecard, Oliver Davies century, video, cricket news

[ad_1] New South Wales rising star Oliver Davies has drawn comparisons to modern greats Steve Smith and David Warner after finishing his breakout Sheffield Shield campaign with a third first-class century. The 23-year-old, who was not selected for the opening three rounds of the tournament, received player of the match honours for his counterpunching 131 … Read more

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

Andrew McDonald on Steve Smith opening, video, highlights, cricket news 2024

[ad_1] Australian coach Andrew McDonald believes it’s too early to judge Steve Smith’s effectiveness as an opener, labelling the recent criticism as “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. The New South … Read more

Pat Cummins press conference, Alex Carey, video, highlights, cricket news 2024

[ad_1] Pat Cummins has declared that Australia is in “no rush to make rash changes” to the Test side after an underwhelming campaign for the rejigged top order in New Zealand. Australia pulled off a miraculous escape in Christchurch on Monday, with Alex Carey’s unbeaten 98 steering the tourists towards a tense three-wicket victory at … Read more

Australian batting question marks difficult to ignore despite miracle escape in Christchurch: Trans-Tasman Trophy Talking Points

[ad_1] Australia has produced a stunning comeback in Christchurch to clinch the second Test against New Zealand and complete a clean sweep of the Trans-Tasman Trophy series. Under immense pressure at 4-30 on Saturday in pursuit of 279 to win, wicketkeeper Alex Carey, all-rounder Mitch Marsh and Australian captain Pat Cummins produced superb performances with … 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

Josh Hazlewood wins over NZ, signing sandpaper on boundary line, video

[ad_1] Josh Hazlewood has won over New Zealand fans on day two of the second Test, signing a piece of yellow sandpaper to cheers from the local fans at Hagley Oval. Australia took a 96-run lead on the first innings but half centuries to Tom Latham and Kane Williamson have given the Kiwis a 40-run … 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

Marnus Labuschagne’s energy in Wellington a positive sign Australian coach Andrew McDonald, video, highlights

[ad_1] Australian coach Andrew McDonald is adamant there isn’t “any great concern” with Marnus Labuschagne’s ongoing form slump, declaring his short second-innings stay in Wellington provided hope of an end in sight. After Australia achieved a comprehensive opening Test win over New Zealand in Wellington, Labuschagne was given the backing of captain Pat Cummins despite … Read more

Cameron Green century, Sheffield Shield, cricket news 2024, video, highlights

[ad_1] Cameron Green has credited a return to the Sheffield Shield for preparing him for the rigours of Test cricket following his breakout century on day one of the Wellington Test against New Zealand. Anyone who doubted whether Green was worthy of the crucial No. 4 spot in the Test side has been silenced after … Read more