Ponting’s ODI career comes to a close

Alas, the decision that we all saw coming has finally arrived. Ricky Ponting’s highly decorated one day international career has finally come to a close after “stepping down” or sacked or given a little push out the door- phrase it however you like. Ponting has cemented himself in the top three greatest Australian one day…

Clarke’s captaincy

Oh, how the world has changed! It was only 12 months ago, the Lara Bingle saga smothered Michael Clarke’s life. The Australian public was skeptical of Clarke’s ability to lead a group of men. He was to much in love with “fast cars and fast women”, and he lacked substance on the field. How could…

What direction to take?

To let them stay, or not stay? That is the question. Ricky Ponting and Mike Hussey both had memorable summers. Ponting in particular became the old run-machine that he used to be. Hussey as well found some touch. However, as the Ashes Series slowly creeps around the corner, decisions need to be made. The general…

Covering the cracks

You are never as good as you think… or as bad. The Australian cricket team face a crucial 8-10 months before the Ashes Series in England. The young bowling brigade have been impressive with their persistent full and patient lines. What will excite coach Mickey Arthur, is the level of growth still to be had…