Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, cricket and basketball. He has won awards for his cricket and basketball writing.

Blunders aplenty as Australia humbled by Zimbabwe

Jon Pierik Just five months out from a home World Cup campaign, Australia's stunning loss to Zimbabwe in the troubled African nation has raised questions about selection policies, team attitude and medical...

Cricket

Bird to debut, rested Starc 'absolutely shattered'

Jackson Bird

Jon Pierik Ousted fast bowler says he is "absolutely shattered" after he was dropped as part of Australia's contentious rotation policy.

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Cricket

New policy has Hohns bemused

Trevor Hohns.

Jon Pierik Former national chairman of selectors questions the overall philosophy of those in charge.

Cricket

Dhoni delivers knockout punch

India's M.S. Dhoni

Jon Pierik, Adelaide India finally has reason to cheer, defeating a Michael Clarke-led side for the first time this summer, but Australia could yet emerge a big winner after the debut of batsman Peter Forrest.