Tag Archives: Australia cricket team

The prime of Richie Richardson: one man and his West Indies sun hat | Andy Bull | Sport

Richie Richardson started wearing a helmet while batting in 1995.

There’s solace in the old clips, especially of cricket. It’s not that they’re all that comforting, as such – not if you followed England anyway – more they carry you back to a time when your biggest worries were wondering when Mike Atherton’s back would give in, why the selectors …

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Australia v New Zealand ODI series called off as more sports face cancellation | Sport

The NRL, Super Rugby and A-League seasons are on the verge of being shutdown following the New Zealand government’s new border restrictions to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. Kiwi teams are involved in those competitions, with all international arrivals in New Zealand to be forced into isolation for a fortnight.New Zealanders …

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Australia thrash New Zealand in first one-day international | Sport

Adam Zampa bowled the ball of the summer but no-one was there to see it as Australia beat New Zealand by 71 runs behind closed doors at the SCG. On a day when the coronavirus consumed the sporting landscape, Australia recorded their first ODI win in six matches. With the …

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The Spin | Australia bring dressing-room to living room in compelling series | Sport

Steve Smith’s battle with Jofra Archer at Lord’s is among the most cinematic moments of the documentary.

From the aftermath of their 2018 ball-tampering meltdown through to last summer’s Ashes defence, Australia’s male cricketers were followed by a camera crew. Net sessions, team meetings, coach journeys, the dressing room – hundreds of hours of access-all-areas footage were shot inside the team bubble. Those 16 months have been …

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Marnus Labuschagne century not enough to prevent South Africa series sweep | Sport

Hometown hero Marnus Labuschagne’s maiden one-day international century could not spare a lacklustre Australia from a 3-0 series whitewash in South Africa. Cheered on by upwards of 50 family members, South Africa-born Labuschagne scored a run-a-ball 108 as Australia posted 254-7 in Potchefstroom on Saturday. But the Proteas were in …

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Ball-tampering reverberations endure as Australia return to scene of the crime | Sam Perry | Sport

In the early hours of Thursday morning Australian time, Steve Smith and David Warner return to Newlands in Cape Town to take on South Africa in a cricket match. As benign as it seems, the event will mark nearly two years since the sandpaper imbroglio tore viciously at Australian cricket’s …

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‘I don’t have his number’: David Warner has no plans to clear air with Quinton de Kock | Sport

David Warner has no intention of clearing the air with Quinton de Kock after their stairwell clash during Australia’s last visit to South Africa, but both men have played down the likelihood of tensions reigniting between the two nations. Warner and De Kock delivered one of the ugliest moments of …

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David Warner and Ellyse Perry scoop Cricket Australia’s top awards | Sport

An emotional David Warner completed a stunning return to international cricket by claiming his third Allan Border medal, finishing a single vote ahead of Steve Smith. Australian cricket’s other highest individual honour went to star women’s allrounder Ellyse Perry, who picked up her third Belinda Clark award with 161 votes. …

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