Australian Cricket Team

Australian Cricket Team News

Steve Waugh slams crammed schedule, says public has 'almost overdosed on cricket'
First Cricket News

Steve Waugh slams crammed schedule, says public has 'almost overdosed on cricket'

Waugh joined the criticism against Cricket Australia for scheduling an insignificant ODI series against England, which witnessed poor turnouts, right after the T20 World Cup.

IN PICS: Meet WAGs of Australian cricketers
Photos

IN PICS: Meet WAGs of Australian cricketers

From David Warner's wife Candice Warner to Glenn Maxwell's Indian origin partner Vini Ramani, meet Australia cricket players' wives and girlfriends.

On this day in 2007: Australia stitched hat-trick of World Cup wins, Adam Gilchrist starred with 149
First Cricket News

On this day in 2007: Australia stitched hat-trick of World Cup wins, Adam Gilchrist starred with 149

Australia won their maiden World Cup in 1987 but the world witnessed the cricketing giants dominate global cricket from 1999 to 2007.

'Money does funny things': Andrew Symonds sheds light on rift with Michael Clarke
First Cricket News

'Money does funny things': Andrew Symonds sheds light on rift with Michael Clarke

Symonds also noted that their friendship may not exist but he has still got some respect for old friend Clarke

Australia confirm Andrew McDonald as new men's head coach two months after Justin Langer's abrupt exit
First Cricket News

Australia confirm Andrew McDonald as new men's head coach two months after Justin Langer's abrupt exit

McDonald, 40, secured a four-year contract after winning praise for his performance as interim coach since Langer's abrupt resignation on 5 February shook the cricket world.

Shane Warne: Thousands bid farewell to 'king of spin' at state memorial service
First Cricket News

Shane Warne: Thousands bid farewell to 'king of spin' at state memorial service

Warne was remembered as a 'genius' at a state memorial service in Melbourne Wednesday attended by tens of thousands of spectators and legendary players, with music superstars Elton John and Chris Martin performing by video link.

Brian Lara, Allan Border, Mark Taylor among attendees as thousands bid final goodbyes to 'genius' Shane Warne at state memorial service
Photos

Brian Lara, Allan Border, Mark Taylor among attendees as thousands bid final goodbyes to 'genius' Shane Warne at state memorial service

Warne was remembered as a 'genius' at a state memorial service at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday attended by tens of thousands of spectators and legendary players.

Memorial Service to Honour Shane Warne: Live Streaming, when and where to watch, venue, time
First Cricket News

Memorial Service to Honour Shane Warne: Live Streaming, when and where to watch, venue, time

Here's how you can tune into the live coverage of the Shane Warne state memorial service

Shane Warne: Thai police rule out foul play as spin legend’s sudden demise sends shockwaves across the world
First Cricket News

Shane Warne: Thai police rule out foul play as spin legend’s sudden demise sends shockwaves across the world

The "King" of spin's death sparked a global outpouring of grief from prime ministers, rock stars and fellow players, an acknowledgement that the Melbourne native transcended his sport.

Beer, cigarettes and a meat pie: Fans mourning Shane Warne’s demise leave offerings at spin legend’s statue outside MCG
First Cricket News

Beer, cigarettes and a meat pie: Fans mourning Shane Warne’s demise leave offerings at spin legend’s statue outside MCG

Fans arranged to meet "at the Shane Warne statue" to mark his untimely death aged 52 and join in their shared grief.

Shane Warne: Watching Warnie bowl was like watching different persons rolled into one
First Cricket News

Shane Warne: Watching Warnie bowl was like watching different persons rolled into one

With the cricket ball in his hand, Warne invoked magic, challenged batsmen to be not drawn by that and wooed the lovers of magic to watch him cast spells

Pakistan vs Australia: Aussies arrive in Islamabad for first tour in 24 years with security tight
First Cricket News

Pakistan vs Australia: Aussies arrive in Islamabad for first tour in 24 years with security tight

Australia last played in Pakistan in 1998, winning the three-Test series 1-0 and blanking the hosts in the three one-day internationals.

David Warner, Pat Cummins rested for Australia's limited over matches in Pakistan
First Cricket News

David Warner, Pat Cummins rested for Australia's limited over matches in Pakistan

Australia are taking a full-strength Test squad on their first Pakistan tour in 24 years, but the three subsequent one-day internationals and one Twenty20 match will see many top players rested.

It is captains and players who win or lose matches not coaches, says Ian Chappell
First Cricket News

It is captains and players who win or lose matches not coaches, says Ian Chappell

Ian Chappell doesn't understand all the fuss over the resignation of Justin Langer, saying it is the captain and players who win matches not the coach.

Cricket Australia denies reports coach Justin Langer 'went ballistic' during contract talks
First Cricket News

Cricket Australia denies reports coach Justin Langer 'went ballistic' during contract talks

Justin Langer's four-year contract ends in mid-2022 and there is speculation over his future, despite Australia's recent success in the Ashes series and at the T20 World Cup.

Justin Langer, Raelee Thompson inducted into Australian Cricket Hall of Fame
First Cricket News

Justin Langer, Raelee Thompson inducted into Australian Cricket Hall of Fame

Thompson and Langer become the 58th and 59th inductees respectively, since the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame was established in 1996.

'Excellent cricketing brain': Pat Cummins reaches pinnacle
First Cricket News

'Excellent cricketing brain': Pat Cummins reaches pinnacle

A decade after making his international debut, he is not only the world's premier bowler but Australia's 47th Test skipper, elevated to one of the nation's highest-profile roles.

Pat Cummins succeeds Tim Paine as Australia Test captain, Steve Smith named vice-captain
First Cricket News

Pat Cummins succeeds Tim Paine as Australia Test captain, Steve Smith named vice-captain

Australia named paceman Pat Cummins as Test cricket captain and Steve Smith as vice-captain on Friday

Tim Paine to miss Ashes after taking break from cricket for 'foreseeable future'
First Cricket News

Tim Paine to miss Ashes after taking break from cricket for 'foreseeable future'

His decision put an abrupt end to debate in Australia over whether he should take part in the Ashes, with the first Test against England opening in Brisbane on 8 December.

Ashes: Australian bowlers want Tim Paine as wicketkeeper, says Nathan Lyon
First Cricket News

Ashes: Australian bowlers want Tim Paine as wicketkeeper, says Nathan Lyon

Paine quit as Test captain in disgrace last week over a historical text message scandal, but is keen to keep playing.