Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

Cricket

Michael Clarke rises to greatness in the face of resentment

Greg Baum After Michael Clarke's dazzling debut century in Bangalore in 2004, then teammate Darren Lehmann declared that Clarke should play every Test for the next 10 years, even if it meant the forfeit of his...

Cricket

After 99 Tests, skipper's still a breath of fresh air

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Greg Baum At Clarke's 100th Test match, he should be celebrated for what he is, a formidable Test cricketer.

In-your-face Test match no War of the Roses

Greg Baum Australia won the battle and declared the war. And war it certainly is; England captain Alastair Cook acknowledged it in as many words.

Cricket

Early strike not always the best form guide

Greg Baum Cricket loves precedents, but in this case they are not especially helpful.

Cricket

Ponting's last goodbye

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Greg Baum Ricky Ponting will not be remembered by his first or last balls but by the 22,780 in between.

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Indian wickets tricky, not sticky

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Greg Baum From this hazy distance, it is hard to say whether or not the antbed Chennai pitch spooked the Australians in India. But it certainly spooked Australians in Australia.

Cricket

Australia its own worst enemy in run-up to Ashes

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Greg Baum The end of the last Ashes series felt like the end of the world for Australian cricket.

Cricket loses a gifted all-rounder

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Greg Baum Tragedy far greater than 47 all out has struck cricket, and this should be a Roebuck column. But it isn't one, and can't be one, and never will be one again, because the tragedy is Peter Roebuck.

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Ponting's fate a product of his choosing

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Greg Baum Ricky Ponting decided to persevere until the selectors dropped him. Now they have.

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