Phil Lutton A terse Michael Clarke has given away little in his final press conference before the Ashes opener, dead-batting questions about the composition of the team and whether his side can win their first...
Phil Lutton The skipper's on edge - and play hasn't started yet, writes Phil Lutton in Brisbane.
Phil Lutton Australia hosts England in a one-day international at the Gabba holding a 1-0 lead in the series.
Phil Lutton Australia's cricketer whisperer, Dr Michael Lloyd, hasn't managed to split the Ashes squad into ''assassins'' and ''warriors'' like his English counterpart Dr Mark Bawden.
Phil Lutton Australian spinner Nathan Lyon may have put paid to seasonal musings about playing four quicks at the Gabba, with the New South Wales tweaker claiming two wickets in an impressive late cameo against...
Phil Lutton Peter Siddle has backed Australia to perform should they bowl first in Brisbane but the ghosts of 2002 mean neither side is likely to chance their arm should they win the toss, writes Phil Lutton.
Phil Lutton Phil Lutton runs the rule over both sides to come up with his first Test report card from The Gabba.
Phil Lutton AN EARLY meeting between the Australians and the Gabba groundsman has given Nathan Lyon the inside alley for the first Test, but coach Mickey Arthur will reserve the right to brandish four quicks...
Phil Lutton Shane Watson's injury will tempt Australia to roll into Brisbane with four fast bowlers.
Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau and Phil Lutton With the opening Test of the summer starting tomorrow, Fairfax cricket writers Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau and Phil Lutton discuss what looms as an intriguing match against South Africa.
Phil Lutton Australian coach Mickey Arthur compares leadership credentials of Michael Clarke to those of Graeme Smith.
Phil Lutton Phil Lutton rates the players in the first Test.
Phil Lutton Real-time coverage of the one-day international at the Gabba.
Phil Lutton Cricket Australia’s general manager of team performance, Pat Howard, has questioned Shane Watson’s commitment to the national side, describing the vice captain as only ‘sometimes’ a team player.
Phil Lutton Australian selectors have turned to veterans to lead the charge for the Ashes, putting their faith in batsman Chris Rogers and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin as they revealed the 16-man squad to tour...
Phil Lutton The gravity of the word - ''despicable'' - said it all. Cricket Australia has had enough of David Warner's antics and defective team environment that saw him intoxicated and brawling in a Birmingham...
Phil Lutton Cricket Australia has had enough of David Warner's antics and a defective team environment.
Phil Lutton Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland says David Warner should count himself lucky to be available for the first Ashes Test after what he described as a “despicable” incident in a...