Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton is the sports editor for brisbanetimes.com.au.

Cricket

Live: Australia v England, second ODI, Brisbane

Alastair Cook

Phil Lutton Australia hosts England in a one-day international at the Gabba holding a 1-0 lead in the series.

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Ashes 2013: Cricket Australia psychologist Dr Michael Lloyd to play central role for campaign

David Warner

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.

David Warner in right state of mind for Australia as psychology sessions pay off

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 12:  David Warner speaks to media during the Australia Test Squad Announcement at the National Cricket Centre on November 12, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Refreshed and reinvented, Australian opener David Warner believes a pivotal series of sessions with a sports psychologist has him primed to fire in next week's Ashes opener in Brisbane.

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All-rounder's injury puts Australia in a spin

Nathan Lyon

Phil Lutton Shane Watson's injury will tempt Australia to roll into Brisbane with four fast bowlers.

Five-question haul: Australia’s moment of truth

James Pattinson

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.

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Live cricket commentary: Australia v Sri Lanka - 3rd ODI, Gabba

George Bailey and Phillip Hughes

Phil Lutton Real-time coverage of the one-day international at the Gabba.

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Live cricket commentary - Australia v West Indies, only T20, The Gabba

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Phil Lutton Real-time coverage of the only Twenty20 international between Australia and the West Indies from the Gabba.

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Australia turns to veterans to plug the experience gap for Ashes

Chris Rogers

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...

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Australia in trouble at the SCG

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Phil Lutton Australia are in deep trouble in their one-dayer against Sri Lanka at the SCG, collapsing to be 6/88 after winning the toss and electing to bat.

Langer gives Hayden home truth on Hughes

Phil Hughes has tinkered with his style as he battles to cement a permanent spot in the Australian side.

Phil Lutton Former Test opener tells mate that Hughes is better than young Hayden.

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Indian Test to highlight Brisbane's cricketing summer

Phil Lutton India will play a Test match in Brisbane for the first time in 11 years and Queensland will be a joint-host of the Matador BBQs One Day Cup tournament as Cricket Australia releases its schedule for...

Fairfax secures cricket broadcast rights

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Phil Lutton Fairfax Radio will be broadcasting cricket over the coming summer with the announcement of a new five-year deal by Cricket Australia.

Golf

Scott's on a mission for grand slam

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate presents Adam Scott of Australia the Key to the City

Phil Lutton Adam Scott wants to add the only Australian major missing from his collection.

Cricket

Aussie batsman David Warner masters cricket's mind games

David Warner.

Phil Lutton David Warner believes series of sessions with sports psychologist has him primed to fire in Ashes opener.

Cricket

Mitchell Johnson plans white lightning strike on Poms

'Johnson deserves Ashes chance' (Thumbnail)

Phil Lutton Reborn speedster Mitchell Johnson returns to the Gabba to continue assault with white ball.

Cricket

Analyse This: Warner credits psychologist with batting turnaround

David Warner

Phil Lutton Refreshed and reinvented, Australian opener David Warner believes a pivotal series of sessions with a sports psychologist has him primed to fire in next week's Ashes opener in Brisbane.

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Cricket

Nathan Lyon stakes claims for first Test

Nathan Lyon

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...

Gabba Test to be haunted by 2002 coin toss

Peter Siddle

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.

Cricket

Chris Rogers keen to make his mark on Gabba Test

Shane Watson and Chris Rogers.

Phil Lutton Of the current Australian opening partnership, it's fair to say Chris Rogers has enjoyed somewhat of a lower profile than the man at the other end, David Warner.

Cricket

Kevin Pietersen on 99 but showing no sign of nerves for Ashes

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Phil Lutton You can dislike Kevin Pietersen. You may take issue with his nation-hopping as an ambitious teen, or the attitude that switch-hits between confidence and arrogance.

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