Adam Zampa joins calls for review of Australia's wickets, says 'spin has been taken out of the game'
Short format specialist Zampa said he had rarely come across a genuine turning wicket in domestic Sheffield Shield matches, apart from the odd occasion at the Sydney Cricket Ground and when the Adelaide Oval’s drop-in pitch was “green and patchy”.
Australia will struggle to dominate in sub-continent till spinners are encouraged, feels Steve O'Keefe
The just-retired Steve O'Keefe has rued that spinners are not allowed to win matches in Australian cricket, saying the country will struggle to dominate in the sub-continent until the issue is not addressed.
Steve O’Keefe retires from first-class cricket after getting omitted from New South Wales’ list of contracted players
The 35-year-old left-armer, who took 35 wickets in nine Tests — including 12 in a match against India at Pune in 2017 — confirmed Sunday his first class career is over.
After rain interruption, Sydney Sixers returned to defend 117, and quick Josh Hazlewood, spin duo Nathan Lyon and Steve O’Keefe mowed down Melbourne’s top order to effectively seal the match.
Australian batsman Usman Khawaja compares playing in smog from bushfires in Sydney to being in India
Speaking on the sidelines of a Sheffield Shield match, Khawaja made the comparison when asked about the challenge of competing in thick smog
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India vs Australia: Former fast bowler Rodney Hogg hits out at Steve Smith, accuses him of picking his 'mates' in team
All the way down, there's got to be question marks. All the way across Cricket Australia," Hogg said.
Bangladesh vs Australia: Nathan Lyon's career best figures propel visitors to series-levelling victory
Lyon followed up his 7-94 with 6-60 in the second innings to wrap up Bangladesh's innings for 157 on the fourth day of the match.
Catch Live score and ball-by-ball commentary of Day 4 of 2nd Test between Australia and Bangladesh
Australia take 72-run lead on the back of David Warner's second century on the trot after rain delayed start on Day 3
Bangladesh vs Australia: Visitors face uphill task to level series as rain looks to make job much harder
Steve Smith’s men are under immense pressure to get the result on their favour but it seems along with the motivated Bangladesh, they also have to battle against the weather gods.
Australia captain Steve Smith has said wicketkeeper Matthew Wade could be axed from the second Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong after failing to do enough with the bat.
Before the series, Australia captain Steve Smith justified Ashton Agar’s selection in favour of fellow spinner Steve O’Keefe as taking a long view to beat the India when they return there.
Bangladesh vs Australia: Visitors' struggle against spin bowling in sub-continent comes to light once again
When the Bangladeshi players were busy making plans to tackle the visitors, the Australia's players were busy whining over their payments.
Australia v Bangladesh: Visitors add Steve O'Keefe to their squad, set to replace Josh Hazlewood in 2nd Test
Australia add left-arm slow bowler Steve O'Keefe to their squad for the second Test against Bangladesh starting next week. He will come in to replace the injured pace bowler Josh Hazlewood
Agar made a sensational debut to Test cricket in 2013, scoring 98 runs in his maiden innings batting at number 11 against England at Nottingham.
Bangladesh vs Australia: Ashton Agar will hope to revive Test career four years after Trent Bridge heroics
The Test series against Bangladesh is Ashton Agar’s first chance to make a resounding second impression.
Bangladesh vs Australia: Ashton Agar eyes successful comeback to Test cricket after four-year hiatus
Australian all-rounder Ashton Agar said Tuesday he was ready to return to Test cricket after a four-year hiatus if selected for the opening match of the tour against Bangladesh this weekend.
Steve O'Keefe's omission came two months after he was sanctioned for a drunken incident at a Sydney function in April, his second alcohol-fuelled breach in 12 months,
'Drunk' Steve O'Keefe fined $20000 for making 'highly inappropriate comments' at Cricket NSW function
Australian Test star Stephen O'Keefe has been fined Aus$20,000 (US$15,000) for making "highly inappropriate" comments while drunk during a cricket function and ordered to undergo counselling, authorities said on Friday