Where to now for the Australians?

Oh “the Horror the horror.” These are the words that swept across the Gabba on the final day of the first Test. Australia were humiliated with such an inferior and timid bowling attack. To think only 48 hours ago Australia were looking to go 1 up in the series. Now, some home truths have to…

First Test: Day Four

The Australian’s confidence and optimism was swiftly ripped away by Andrew Strauss and Alistair Cook. Strauss, Cook and later Trott made the Australian attack look pedestrian and timid as the English firmed as the superior team. England finished day 4 with a remarkable and courageous 1 for 309. An Australian bowling attack failed to penetrate…

First Test: Day Three

Mike Hussey and Brad Haddin cemented Australia’s imposing position on day three with a gritty and classy 307 run partnership. Haddin showed wonderful maturity and leadership with a more tempered and controlled innings. He defied his natural aggressive instincts early with watchful stroke-play. He and Hussey survived a gruelling and testing spell from Jimmy Anderson…

First Test:Day 2

On a Gabba wicket that would deny any batsman feeling at home, Mike Hussey demonstrated a combination of stern application and an aggressive array of stroke-play that has been missing from his game since he arrived on the international scene. Hussey flicked back in time when he was at the height of his powers as…

First Test: day one

The winter passes and the summer arrives. Today at the Gabba, there was certainly a sweet summer breeze that swept through the Australian side. The newly determined touring English team were torn apart by a Victorian woodchopper. In the traditional Victorian fast bowler mould, Peter Siddle just kept coming and coming at the English batsman…

Key players for Australia

Ricky Ponting: As usual the Australian skipper must lead the way if the Aussies hope to win back the Urn. At an outstanding Test average of 54, Ricky will need to conqueror the menacing short ball that has caused him much discomfort and strife over the past 18 months. He must make a choice. Either…

Australia’s 17 man squad

After much build up and discussion of who should be in the 13 man squad for the first Test in Brisbane, the squad was finally released yesterday. Hold on, I thought it was meant to be a 13 man squad? Apparently its a 17 man squad just incase the team is struck down by a terrible…