Greg Baum

Greg Baum

Greg Baum is chief sports columnist and associate editor with The Age

Cricket

Stars in their own right

Greg Baum Meg Lanning's hero was Ricky Ponting. Her effortless straight drive for six en route to top score in the World Twenty20 final in Bangladesh on Sunday would have done Ponting proud.

Cricket

Past an inspiration for MacGill

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Greg Baum Stuart MacGill is a history buff: he can easily identify cricketers from previous generations.

Cricket

A build-up reduced to ashes

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Greg Baum The trouble for Australia is that any minute now, it must play England again for the Ashes.

Cricket

White keen to put skills to the Test

Greg Baum Cameron White is in form with bat and ball and is younger than George Bailey.

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Young bats must fire, and be ready

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Greg Baum The announcement of the Australian team for the first Test was straightforward.

Wade's inclusion opens door for young bats to have a crack

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Greg Baum The announcement of the Australian team for the first Test was straightforward. Once the selectors were agreed on Matthew Wade, it involved not much more than filling out a pro forma.

Cricket

For the love of Boof

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Greg Baum Coach Boof. Supercoach Boof. Linguistically, it doesn't work. The syntax is all wrong. But Darren Lehmann never did quite fit into a category.

Cricket

India tour a shambles of highest order

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Greg Baum Abysmal result demonstrates that Australia has lost control of its own cricket destiny.

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A blow against common sense

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Greg Baum It was in some ways a sporting week of driving to the periphery of the matter.