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.
Greg Baum Question: what is the difference between the International Cricket Council and the King Island Football Association?
Greg Baum Ricky Ponting bestrode Australian cricket from the front, which is far less elegant phraseology than his footwork ever was.
Greg Baum Cricket loves precedents, but in this case they are not especially helpful.
Greg Baum Here, paraphrased, is how cricket authorities saw the just-concluded World Twenty20.
Greg Baum Again, it is tense and terse and testy, and watchers can't take their eyes off it.
Greg Baum At the fall of the second wicket at Bellerive yesterday, Ricky Ponting appeared as usual. This was happenstance.
Greg Baum If cricket were an equation, Mike Hussey would be a given. He came to Test cricket 10 years behind his contemporary, Ricky Ponting, at an age when talk of an honourable way of finishing begins to...
Greg Baum Cricket does not have to be synced to a teenager's temperament to be fulfilling.
Greg Baum At the heart of Sunday's play at Blundstone Arena, as the first Test hung in the balance, not many people watched not much happen for quite a long time. It was a deceptive inertia.
Greg Baum The first Western sailors to find Sri Lanka called it the Isle of Serendipity. Serendipity is the faculty for making happy discoveries by accident.
Greg Baum Michael Clarke's work with smoke and mirrors was so deft that another sparse gathering of watchers at Bellerive could have sworn they saw wicketkeeper Matt Wade bowl an over of nippy medium pace.
Greg Baum For the second time in three Tests, Peter Siddle shoulders burden of leading threadbare attack.
Greg Baum JACKSON BIRD'S first ball passed unremarkably, but the crowd clapped anyway because he was new to Test cricket and because this was Boxing Day at the MCG.
Greg Baum Jackson Bird's first ball passed unremarkably, but the crowd clapped anyway.
Greg Baum Michael Clarke made a hundred, and Shane Watson did not. In Australian cricket terms, this was as night follows day.
Greg Baum Sri Lanka was rudely manhandled back to the beginning, suffering at Australia's hands its third heaviest defeat in Test cricket.
Greg Baum If we shut our eyes, put our fingers in our ears, and hum loudly to ourselves, the India series eventually will go away. Immediately, there is no other viable tactic.
Greg Baum Abysmal result demonstrates that Australia has lost control of its own cricket destiny.
Greg Baum Australia has to make up its mind about Usman Khawaja.