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.

Cricket

It's a shame about Rehman

No ball.

Will Brodie Latest inductee into the bowling Hall of Infamy is Pakistan's experienced left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman, who was barred from the bowling crease after sending down three consecutive illegal full...

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.

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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Tennis

Booing Nadal: Why tennis exposes the idiot in every crowd

Nadal

Will Brodie What makes fans boo sportspeople?

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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

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.

Tennis

Superstitions and idiosyncracies of tennis players

Rafael Nadal.

Will Brodie The unnerving physical and mental tension of tennis makes neurotic heaps of its best players.

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

Ashes silent treatment: some observations

Searching for stray Ashes comments.

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

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

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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