The annual MCG Test may need to move to a new timeslot due to climate change, a new report has warned. An Australian Conservation Foundation report, based on analysis from the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub, says it’s due to a predicted increase in extreme temperatures. The number of extreme heat days in Melbourne […]
Victorian cricket great Dean Jones says there’s “no doubt” Western Australia is trying to pinch the Boxing Day Test. And he says it’s a very serious chance of happening if the MCG pitch doesn’t deliver at the end of the month. It comes after a state game was abandoned over the weekend due to a […]
Australian captain Mark Taylor has dismissed “one of the great myths” about his highest Test score. It comes after David Warner’s stunning 335 not out against Pakistan. Warner has bizarrely been criticised by some pundits and fans for passing the revered figure of 334 – Don Bradman’s highest score. Taylor famously declared when he was […]
Former Australian captain Mark Taylor says he was never tempted to send the opposition in to bat first at the Gabba and shared his thoughts on why the ground has been such a fortress for Australia each summer. But Taylor, who has joined the Macquarie Sports Radio team, said Australia, which hasn’t lost a Test […]
Gerard Healy says the hefty suspension handed to cricketer Emily Smith for posting a seemingly innocent video of the Hobart Hurricanes’ batting line-up feels “completely over the top”. Smith felt the full wrath of Cricket Australia’s anti-corruption policy, banned for a year (with nine of those months suspended). There is no suggestion that Smith was […]
Victorian cricket star Glenn Maxwell is taking a break from cricket to deal with mental health issues. The gun Australian all-rounder has subsequently withdrawn from the national T20 squad. D’Arcy Short is his replacement. Cricket Australia confirmed the news in a statement released on Thursday. No timeline has been set for Maxwell’s return.