Will Brodie

Will Brodie

Help The Age's online sport reporter, Will Brodie, further his sporting education. Put him straight.

Cricket

Brittle Aussies turn to fragile Watson, but with reason

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.

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

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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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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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.

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.

Second Test selection has Australian cricket in a spin

James Pattinson.

Will Brodie Debate over the selection of Australia’s second Test team is growing louder as the visitors lick their wounds after their heavy defeat in Chennai.

Cricket

Poms gloat as Australian cricket team becomes a 'global laughing stock'

Shane Watson.

Will Brodie England gleeful over decision to sack four of its struggling Test cricketers.

Cricket

'Bowlers only' strategy worked beautifully, says Clarke

Michael Clarke

Will Brodie The cricket world is divided after Australia's radical "bowlers only" selection policy delivered a shock first Ashes Test triumph at Trent Bridge.

Live coverage: 2013 Ashes squad announcement

Ashes squad announcement.

Will Brodie Australia's 2013 Ashes squad: Michael Clarke (C), Brad Haddin (VC), Jackson Bird, Ed Cowan, James Faulkner, Ryan Harris, Phil Hughes, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, James Pattinson, Chris Rogers, Peter...

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Cricket

Bowling them over

Peter Siddle

Will Brodie Tough times call for some lateral thinking. Make that radical thinking. There's nothing tougher than the prospect of back-to-back Ashes embarrassments.

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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.

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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