Australia’s fast bowler and chief tormentor of England Mitchell Johnson has blown away the opposition in the 2013-14 Ashes Series with a flurry of aggressive bouncers and famous stone-cold stare, but those at the crease tomorrow may be forgiven for having a cheeky snigger back towards him.
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Thursday 29 December 2011
Australia's pace attack produced a bowling display reminiscent of the side's era of dominance as they swept India aside to secure a 122-run victory in the first Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Monday 05 September 2011
Though a brilliant century by Mahela Jayawardena briefly threatened to derail them, Australia clinched a comfortable, 125-run victory over Sri Lanka in Galle on Saturday. Five-wicket hauls for debutant Nathan Lyon and Ryan Harris spun and swung the advantage to the tourists; but the decisive factor was Sri Lanka's weak bowling attack, which at times looked about as threatening as that of Weybridge 2nd XI.
Saturday 30 July 2011
Monday 20 June 2011
Wednesday 16 February 2011
Friday 07 January 2011
Tuesday 04 January 2011
His cricketing days may be behind him but Glenn McGrath isn't ready to hang up his sledging boots quite yet. With England having retained the Ashes in Melbourne, McGrath – who, it transpires, was able to enjoy such a long career thanks to the genetic benefit of extremely strong bones – refused to be downbeat when he spoke to reporters at the SCG, predicting an Aussie win and a tied series. "It's been a funny old summer with Australia dominating then England dominating, then Australia dominating. It's just such a topsy-turvy pattern there, it's the way it goes," he said.
Thursday 30 December 2010
When England won back the Ashes at The Oval in 2005, the crowd taunted Glenn McGrath about his pre-series prediction of a 5-0 triumph for the tourists. Sportingly, he smiled and held up two fingers on both hands to suggest his prediction had changed a little but Australia would still have the last laugh. It's hard to believe Ricky Ponting will try something similar at Sydney, but for the record here's what he had to say back in August when asked if his side could win the Ashes 5-0: "It's absolutely possible, there's no reason why not. It's all in our hands. It's how well we play and how well we take charge of different situations. We've learnt from the mistakes that we've made."
Wednesday 29 December 2010
Heart-broken after failing to regain the Ashes, Ricky Ponting was forced to admit the captaincy issue was out of his hands and his powers with the bat may be on the wane.
Thursday 16 December 2010
Tuesday 14 December 2010
Remember Troy Cooley? He was the reverse-swing whizz who played such a key role in England's victory in 2005.
Thursday 09 December 2010
Monday 06 December 2010
Sunday 05 December 2010
Friday 03 December 2010
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