Clarke acknowledges the crowd (photo: from thepeptalk.com.au)
For all the rubbishing of Australia over their disastrous defeat at the hands of England at Trent Bridge, Michael Clarke has been at the centre of it in many ways.
The on-field leader, Clarke demands and takes responsibility for his now former charges, as of the end of the Ashes series. Continue reading
Mitchell Johnson celebrates 9 wickets at the Gabba (source: ESPN Cricinfo/Getty Images)
(A focus on his test career)
The touring English fan base, the Barmy Army, have a saying for Australia’s left arm quick, Mitchell Johnson. Here it is:
“He bowls to the left…
He bowls to the rightttttttt
That Mitchell Johnson
His bowling is shite!”
Stuart Broad celebrates the dismissal of David Warner (source: ESPN Cricinfo/Getty Images)
The lead up to the first Ashes test included a lot of media hype from the Australians, trying to throw the English off guard. Dramatic backfiring ensued on a very sunny first day.
Winning the toss and electing to bat first, signs were looking good. Then the inevitable happened, and the first two sessions belonged to the England bowlers. Continue reading
Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale clean bowled by SIxer Josh Hazelwood
It was a no frills game for the Sydney Sixers in the Champions League yesterday in South Africa, the reigning KFC T20 BBL champions slaughtering Yorkshire by 8 wickets in Durban with an awesome display of line and length bowling, followed up by some brutal batting. The Sixers won with 11 overs to spare, chasing a paltry total of just 97 for victory. Continue reading