Cricket News sort by Australia

The emergence of Shubman Gill as a strong opening option across all formats of the game has made life tougher for KL Rahul. India’s Test vice-captain opened the batting with Gill in Bangladesh. While the latter registered his maiden Test ton, Rahul failed to play a single innings of note. Now, with Rohit Sharma available for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, India might have to pick between Rahul and Gill for the opening slot.

Former Australian captain Ian Chappell has opened up on Ian Healy’s comments that Australia will have an advantage in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series against India if pitches are not ‘unfair’ (referring to rank turners). Chappell pointed out that Australia are not playing at home, hence they shouldn’t expect friendly conditions.

Experienced Indian middle-order batter Cheteshwar Pujara has termed his exceptional performances during the tour of Australia in 2018-19 as the best of his career. Pujara was the Player of the Series for amassing 521 runs in four Tests as India registered their maiden Test series win Down Under.

Former Australian fast bowler Jeff Thomson has urged Pat Cummins and co. to be patient against Indian batter Virat Kohli during the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy. According to Thomson, the Australian bowlers will have to keep Kohli quiet during the Test series and force him out of the comfort zone

Fast bowler Scott Boland has been retained in Australia's playing XI for the Boxing Day test against South Africa, which begins on Monday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The decision was a straightforward one after Josh Hazlewood failed to fully recover from a side strain

Former Australian captain Steve Waugh reckons that too much cricket is being played currently. Referring to the recently-concluded one-day series between the Aussies and T20 world champions England, he lamented that Australia "has almost overdosed" on the game, as a result of which there was hardly any interest in the series between the two sides.

Australia survived a blazing innings from Rashid Khan (48 not out off 23 balls) to beat Afghanistan by four runs in match number 38 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval on Friday, November 4. With the win, the Aussies kept their semi-final qualification hopes alive. If Sri Lanka defeat England on Saturday, Australia will finish in the top two and progress to the next round from Group 1 with New Zealand, who have already qualified.

Australia beat Ireland by 42 runs in match number 31 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Gabba in Brisbane on Monday, October 31. Batting first after losing the toss in the Group 1 Super 12 game, the Aussies posted an impressive 179 for 5 on the board in their 20 overs. Aaron Finch led from the front with 63 off 44 balls, while Marcus Stoinis contributed 35 in 25 balls. In response, Ireland were held to 137 all out in 18.1 overs.

Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis (59 not out off 18 balls) came up with an incredible display of big-hitting as the hosts got the better of Sri Lanka by seven wickets in match number 19 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 on Tuesday, October 25. Chasing 158 for victory in the Group 1 match in Perth, Stoinis recorded the fastest T20I half-century by an Australian, which came off only 17 balls.