Will Brodie

Will Brodie

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

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

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

Is Australia the world's best Test cricket team?

Mitchell Johnson.

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

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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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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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Cricket

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.

Cricket

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.

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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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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Women lead the way towards a meaningful ratings scheme

ICC Test mace.

Will Brodie A recent innovation in women's cricket may offer a hint of things to come in the men's game.

Ponting to retire after Perth Test

Ricky Ponting.

Will Brodie Ricky Ponting has announced that tomorrow’s Perth Test against South Africa, his 168th, will be his last, after an illustrious 17-year career.

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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Big Bash bolters

Big Bash bolters.

Will Brodie Love it or loathe it, the Big Bash is proving a useful incubator for the forgotten, unknown and neglected.