Chris Barrett, Adelaide When Nathan Lyon boarded a flight to Colombo via Singapore in late August 2011 he was a virtual unknown.
Chris Barrett This time last year the closest John Hastings was to a taste of Test cricket was the thought of buying a ticket and walking through the turnstiles.
Chris Barrett Australia's farewelling of Ricky Ponting could hardly have begun better.
Chris Barrett THE tears wiped from their cheeks, Australia's farewelling of Ricky Ponting is off to a start they will happily take.
Chris Barrett THE sleeping giant of this Test series has finally woken and Australia have been left flat on their backs.
Chris Barrett, Perth The flame is about to flicker out for Australia's aspirations to be the official force of Test cricket.
Chris Barrett The tears wiped from their cheeks, Australia's farewelling of Ricky Ponting is off to a start they will happily take.
Chris Barrett THE flame is about to flicker out for Australia's aspirations to be the official force of Test cricket.
Chris Barrett Dale Steyn, the sleeping giant of this Test series, has woken from his slumber.
Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau GRAEME SMITH believes England will start deserved favourites against Australia in next winter's Ashes, having led his team to series wins in both countries in the past three months and undisputed No.
Chris Barrett THE blond hair, the zinc cream, the pre-slimming physique and even the delivery stride are strangely reminiscent of the greatest leg-spinner to tread this turf or any other.
Chris Barrett WHEN Nathan Lyon boarded a flight to Colombo via Singapore in August of last year he was a virtual nobody.
Chris Barrett Nathan Lyon fully expects South Africa's cavalcade of top batsmen to attack him.
Chris Barrett Australia captain Michael Clarke has described as "common knowledge" the details of the tip sheet on South Africa's players released on the eve of the first Test at the Gabba.
Chris Barrett DOSSIER or no dossier, Australia's hungry fast bowlers have been given licence to bombard South Africa with bouncers in an effort to get under the thick skins of the world No.
Chris Barrett Australia's hungry fast bowlers given licence to bombard South Africa with bouncers.
Chris Barrett THERE was consternation aplenty on Friday as eager listeners panicked at their inability to receive that summer institution - the ABC Radio cricket commentary - on their mobile phones.
Chris Barrett AS THE light faded on a gloomy afternoon in Brisbane, Hashim Amla quietly crept towards a milestone that will confirm him, if there is any existing doubt, as the world's best batsman right now.
Chris Barrett Hashim Amla quietly creeps towards a milestone that will confirm him as world's best batsman.
Chloe Saltau, Chris Barrett SOUTH AFRICA'S all-conquering pace arsenal fired blanks on the fourth day of the Brisbane Test, undermined by a flat pitch, ill-discipline and Australia's dominant batting.