Will Brodie

Will Brodie

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

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Is Australia the world's best Test cricket team?

Will Brodie Clearly Mitchell Johnson is currently the most destructive bowler in world cricket. But is Australia the world's best team? Right now?

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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Live cricket commentary: India v Australia, 3rd Test, day one

Dhoni

Will Brodie Follow our real-time coverage of the opening day of the third Test between India and Australia in Mohali. Our live text commentary, live scores and live statistics begins at 3pm.

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Ashton Agar: Australia's breath of fresh air

Dave Warner and Ashton Agar.

Will Brodie Some sportsmen need to make mistakes, and be humbled. Others thrive without the need for shame.

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England's cricket demise gets scary

Stuart Broad

Will Brodie England cricketers have been spooked by ghosts at their team hotel. An historical survey of such events reveals that they only occur to teams in steep decline.

Cricket

A tribute to Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Shivnarine Chanderpaul works harder for longer.

Will Brodie The quiet, slightly-built, evergreen West Indies batsman is an inspiration.

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

Shane Warne, England coach? He'll think about it

Shane Warne.

Will Brodie Australian spin legend was considering taking over beleaguered arch-rival, if you believe what he tweeted at 2.16am.

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Brittle Aussies turn to fragile Watson, but with reason

Shane Watson

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.

Cricket

Peter Siddle backs controversial resting policy: Geoff Lawson is wrong

Peter Siddle.

Will Brodie Australian stalwart Peter Siddle defends resting of fast bowlers ahead of a busy Ashes Test schedule, saying that critics of the decision don't understand the demands on modern pacemen.

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Ashes 2013: Peter Siddle wants pacemen to be kept fresh

Siddle

Will Brodie Stalwart spearhead Peter Siddle has defended the resting of fast bowlers before a busy Ashes schedule, saying critics of the decision don't understand the demands on modern pacemen.

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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.

The players in contention for Ponting's place

Contenders for Ricky Ponting's spot

Will Brodie Can Rob Quiney follow in the footsteps of players such as Matthew Hayden and Damien Martyn and have a second act at the top?

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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: Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades

Live T20 coverage.

Will Brodie The Renegades attempt to build on their winning start when they visit ANZ Stadium to take on Chris Gayle and the Thunder.

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.

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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.

Jetlag no hurdle for big-hitting Hales

Alex Hales

Will Brodie Englishman Alex Hales scores 80 off 52 balls with five fours and eight sixes, at a strike rate of 171 for the Renegades.