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.

Live T20 cricket: Renegades v Stars

Live cricket, T20.

Will Brodie Melbourne's two T20 teams clash in the opening Big Bash Twenty20 game of the summer, with plenty of big names expected to light up Etihad Stadium.

Live coverage, Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes

Luke Wright.

Will Brodie The Big Bash's two favourites meet at the MCG, with Shane Warne's Stars looking to build on the momentum established by a crushing of the Perth Scorchers.

Cricket

Melbourne Stars name Mascarenhas as the shock replacement for Malinga

Dimitri Mascarenhas, former England cricketer now playing with Prahran, has also played for Rajasthan, Kings XI Punjab, Otago and Hampshire.

Will Brodie Melbourne Stars, hard-hit by the absence of the Big Bash league's best fast bowler Laisth Malinga, turn to a 35-year-old who has been playing club cricket.

Big Bash bolters

Big Bash bolters.

Will Brodie Love it or loathe it, the Big Bash is proving a useful incubator for the forgotten, unknown and neglected.