Will Brodie

Will Brodie

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

Cricket

England's cricket demise gets scary

Will Brodie England cricketers have been spooked by ghosts at their team hotel. An historical survey of such events reveals that they only occur to teams in steep decline.

Cricket

A tribute to Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Shivnarine Chanderpaul works harder for longer.

Will Brodie The quiet, slightly-built, evergreen West Indies batsman is an inspiration.

World Cup

The great World Cup song brouhaha

Claudia Leitte and Pitbull perform the World Cup song with Jennifer Lopez.

Will Brodie Who bloody well cares what the World Cup song is? You should, if you intend to watch the event.

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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

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

Brittle Aussies turn to fragile Watson, but with reason

Shane Watson

Will Brodie A week is a long time in Test cricket. A session is long enough for an Australian batting collapse comprehensive enough to lose a Test.

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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Horse racing

Geelong is not Werribee, except for the TAB

Geelong, an oval course 76 kilometres from Melbourne

Will Brodie The TAB website does not recognise a race meeting shift - from Werribee to Geelong.

Horse racing

Gai Waterhouse's Fiorente wins the 2013 Melbourne Cup

Fiorente.

Will Brodie Fiorente has won the 2013 Melbourne Cup in a thrilling finish from Red Cadeaux and Mount Athos.

Oaks Day 2013: live coverage

Racegoers at Oaks Day.

Edited by Will Brodie and Scott Spits Thousands of well-dressed patrons are expected to flock to Flemington for 'Ladies Day', featuring the staying classic for three-year-old fillies.

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 2013: Will rain help England on the final day of the Second Test at Adelaide?

Weather Test.

Will Brodie Light rain has fallen for two hours early on the final day, and a delay to the start of play is expected.

Live coverage, Caulfield Guineas Day

Caulfield Guineas.

Edited by Will Brodie The spring carnival hits top gear with one of Melbourne's best racedays, which will decide if Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse will set the pace for this year's major races in Melbourne.

Roughies Guide: Cups doubles

Roughies guide.

Will Brodie Your guide to the despised outsiders you need to consider to avoid backing beige favourites and win glory as well as riches.

Dunaden does it again

Caulfield Cup won by Craig Williams on Dunaden.

Will Brodie Last year's Melbourne Cup winner defies a bad barrier and a big weight for a stunning Caulfield Cup triumph.