Will Brodie

Will Brodie

Help The Age's online sport reporter, Will Brodie, further his sporting education. Put him straight.

The Warner era: Players adapting to changed cricket landscape

David Warner.

Will Brodie David Warner's barnstorming success at Test match level signals a landmark in cricket evolution. The modern cricket landscape is now so varied that it contains several, distinct types of player.

The ultimate test of cricket skill takes five days

Kyle Abbott of South Africa (C) is in action surrounded by Australian fielders  on Day 5 of the third Test match between South Africa and Australia at Newlands on  March 5, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Luigi Bennett

Will Brodie Australians may be represented by loudmouthed, smart-aleck, brash boundary-pushers on the field, but we love Test cricket.

Soccer

Can Liverpool win the EPL title?

Have faith: Liverpool is close to its first title since 1990.

Will Brodie The pundits and bookmakers have Chelsea favourites to win the EPL title. Despite manager Jose Mourinho’s best efforts – he said “No, it is not possible” on February 24 –...

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Cricket

Is Australia the world's best Test cricket team?

Mitchell Johnson.

Will Brodie Clearly Mitchell Johnson is currently the most destructive bowler in world cricket. But is Australia the world's best team? Right now?

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Cricket

Shane Warne, England coach? He'll think about it

Shane Warne.

Will Brodie Australian spin legend was considering taking over beleaguered arch-rival, if you believe what he tweeted at 2.16am.

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Cricket

Peter Siddle backs controversial resting policy: Geoff Lawson is wrong

Peter Siddle.

Will Brodie Australian stalwart Peter Siddle defends resting of fast bowlers ahead of a busy Ashes Test schedule, saying that critics of the decision don't understand the demands on modern pacemen.

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Cricket

Ashes 2013: Peter Siddle wants pacemen to be kept fresh

Siddle

Will Brodie Stalwart spearhead Peter Siddle has defended the resting of fast bowlers before a busy Ashes schedule, saying critics of the decision don't understand the demands on modern pacemen.

Cricket

Australia's Ashes confidence doesn't stack up

Mitchell Johnson

Will Brodie Why the hell does anyone think Australia can get close to England, let alone win this Ashes series?

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Cricket

On the sledge: cricketing insults to aspire to

Merv Hughes.

Will Brodie Most verbal banter on the cricket field is banal, predictable and dumb. So the few on-field statements that are smart and amusing soon percolate through the cricket community like exotic urban...

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Cricket

Ashes silent treatment: some observations

Searching for stray Ashes comments.

Will Brodie Some reflections on England's ban on its players mentioning the Ashes.

Cricket

Bowling them over

Peter Siddle

Will Brodie Tough times call for some lateral thinking. Make that radical thinking. There's nothing tougher than the prospect of back-to-back Ashes embarrassments.

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Cricket

Feeling rational about the Ashes? If not, read on...

Jonathan Bairstow of England.

Will Brodie Having trouble believing Australia has any chance of Ashes respectability? Here's 11 straws for to grasp at.

Ashton Agar: Australia's breath of fresh air

Dave Warner and Ashton Agar.

Will Brodie Some sportsmen need to make mistakes, and be humbled. Others thrive without the need for shame.

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Cricket

Our worst-ever Ashes batting line-up?

Ed Cowan could be one of the casualties of the Ashes opener.

Will Brodie Prior to this Ashes series, the Australian team was labelled the worst to ever leave its shores on an Ashes quest.

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Live coverage: 2013 Ashes squad announcement

Ashes squad announcement.

Will Brodie Australia's 2013 Ashes squad: Michael Clarke (C), Brad Haddin (VC), Jackson Bird, Ed Cowan, James Faulkner, Ryan Harris, Phil Hughes, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, James Pattinson, Chris Rogers, Peter...

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Women lead the way towards a meaningful ratings scheme

ICC Test mace.

Will Brodie A recent innovation in women's cricket may offer a hint of things to come in the men's game.

Cricket

Comic relief all in the delivery

Alastair Cook of England and Tim Bresnan enjoy the slow bouncer blooper.

Will Brodie Tim Bresnan's bizarre slow bouncer lightened the mood at Southampton.

San Antonio wins game five

Tim Duncan

Will Brodie San Antonio has held Miami at bay at home to take a 3-2 lead in the NBA finals series. This is how the match unfolded

The players in contention for Ponting's place

Contenders for Ricky Ponting's spot

Will Brodie Can Rob Quiney follow in the footsteps of players such as Matthew Hayden and Damien Martyn and have a second act at the top?

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Live coverage, Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes

Luke Wright.

Will Brodie The Big Bash's two favourites meet at the MCG, with Shane Warne's Stars looking to build on the momentum established by a crushing of the Perth Scorchers.