Greg Baum

Greg Baum

Greg Baum is chief sports columnist and associate editor with The Age

Cricket

Stars in their own right

Greg Baum Meg Lanning's hero was Ricky Ponting. Her effortless straight drive for six en route to top score in the World Twenty20 final in Bangladesh on Sunday would have done Ponting proud.

Cricket

Michael Clarke rises to greatness in the face of resentment

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Greg Baum After Michael Clarke's dazzling debut century in Bangalore in 2004, then teammate Darren Lehmann declared that Clarke should play every Test for the next 10 years, even if it meant the forfeit of his...

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Cricket

After 99 Tests, skipper's still a breath of fresh air

Greg Baum At Clarke's 100th Test match, he should be celebrated for what he is, a formidable Test cricketer.

Cricket

Haunting future just not cricket

Greg Baum The year is 2025 and the barely twitching body of Test cricket is proving a wonderful host organism for T20.

Let's back up a clear line on 'run-outs'

Greg Baum Sri Lankan batsman Lahiru Thirimanne clearly crossed one line when he was run out.

Laws relax, and T20 knows its limitations

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 01:  David Warner of Australia switch hits for six during the International Twenty20 match between Australia and India at ANZ Stadium on February 1, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Greg Baum The ICC is about to relax the restriction on the number of Twenty20 internationals.