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It’s a sport that has always been inextricably about numbers. On Thursday, Cricket Australia’s bean counters put one single figure on the table that looms as important as any of …

It was billed by some as the beginning of the end for cricket. But Wally Edwards says the recent International Cricket Council shake up has already bettered the sport, citing …

Western Australia coach Justin Langer hopes he won’t see much of Shaun Marsh this summer. Marsh looms as a critical part of WA’s bid to break their 16-year Sheffield Shield …

Pakistan have won the toss and will bat first in hot conditions in Thursday’s second Test against Australia. Pakistan also won the toss and batted in last week’s Dubai Test …

Queensland will toss Ben McDermott into the deep end on his first-class debut, pitching the 19-year-old into a pivotal batting spot against South Australia in their Sheffield Shield match. McDermott, …

Pace great Wasim Akram has paid fellow left-armer Mitchell Johnson a big compliment by saying it’s a treat to watch him bowl. Pakistan’s Akram, who claimed 414 Test wickets, says …

Timing is vital in cricket, but never moreso than in the new Sheffield Shield season. A revamped points structure will be trialled in Australia’s domestic four-day competition in a bid …

SHEFFIELD SHIELD FORM GUIDE NSW Last season: Champions Last Shield title: 2013/14 Last season’s stars: Most runs: Ryan Carters (861). Most wickets: Steve O’Keefe (41) Odds to win: $3.50 (Tab …

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq says the Abu Dhabi pitch for Thursday’s second Test suits his side, which could be a very bad sign for Australia. Australia are attempting to claw their …

It was a disappointing defeat but it wasn’t a disaster. So says Australian captain Michael Clarke, who has appealed to the cricketing public and the media to put last week’s …

Australian captain Michael Clarke says Steve Smith is a rising star but he’s not a Test No.3 just yet. “It’s a fantasy right now,” Clarke said on Wednesday. Smith hit …

Patience, not aggression, is the solution to Australia’s spin demons, according to Test selector and former leg-spinner Trevor Hohns. Although coach Darren Lehmann admonished his batsman for being timid in …

Australia’s pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson has been described as offering only a “damp” threat to Pakistan’s batsmen on United Arab Emirates pitches and has been warned to adapt his game. …

Recalled paceman Josh Hazlewood is predicting an explosive start to Australia’s five-match one-day series with South Africa next month. Australian selectors on Wednesday included a battery of six quicks in …

Recalled Australian gloveman Matthew Wade says his keeping has improved out of sight as he looks to impress selectors ahead of next year’s one-day World Cup. Wade has been given …

Recalled gloveman Matthew Wade has two one-day internationals against world No.1-ranked South Africa to crow-bar his way into Australia’s World Cup squad calculations. Victorian captain Wade get his chance on …

Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has been rested from a near full-strength Australia squad to take on South Africa in their pre-World Cup series with the No.1 one-day international ranking at stake. …

Batsman Jonathan Trott has been called up by the second-string England Lions for their 2015 tour of South Africa, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Tuesday. South …