Australia

2:25 AM ET If arrogance was a recent hallmark of Australia’s cricketers and the governing body that groomed them, then humility will be critical to Steven Smith and David Warner‘s return to international ranks a year after the Newlands scandal brought them tumbling down from the rarified positions of captain and deputy at the vanguard
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7:16 AM ET Australia’s best female cricketers Meg Lanning, Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry have missed out on an IPL payday in the region of US $30,000 each for a mere three matches, after Cricket Australia formally informed them that the BCCI would not reverse its decision to omit the trio from the exhibition tournament
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12:24 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Shane Watson has ended his professional career in Australia by announcing his retirement from Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash and been praised as “one of the most exciting short form players ever.” Watson, who retired from international cricket in 2016, joined the Thunder four years ago having previously been
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8:54 PM ET Conflict between Cricket Australia and the BCCI has left Australia’s female players confused and fuming about their absence from the list of players taking part in the IPL exhibition series due to take place in India next month. The announcement from the BCCI on Thursday that no Australians would be taking part
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3:28 PM ET Annesha Ghosh No players from Australia and South Africa feature in the three squads that will take part in the four-match women’s T20 exhibition that will be held in Jaipur from May 6 to 11 on the sidelines of the IPL playoffs. South Africa’s players are unavailable because of their home series
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11:41 PM ET Cricket Australia made a raft of announcements on Monday with the World Cup squad, central contracts and two Australia A squads all named. That’s a lot of cricketers getting good and bad news. Here are some of the happier and less happy players today Winners David Warner and Steven Smith Finally, after
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11:08 PM ET Amid all the announcements made by Cricket Australia earlier this week, the player with the biggest fall from grace was probably Mitchell Marsh who finds himself without a central contract six months after being named Test vice-captain. This is a look back over a rollercoaster 18 months for the allrounder Ashes breakthrough?
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  shares Play 01:22 Shaun Marsh in for Handscomb? How many quicks in total? It is almost decision time for Australia ahead of the World Cup, but that squad is not the only news that will be released next week with plenty of players hoping for a call from the selectors. How many announcements are
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6:29 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff The editor of the Wisden Almanack, Lawrence Booth, has said Cricket Australia’s investigation into the ball-tampering scandal “felt more like a whitewash” and called out the Australians for believing they had been “above the law”. The comments, part of the traditional Notes by the Editor, in the 156th edition of
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2:00 AM ET Alex Malcolm Australia captain Meg Lanning wants to see more women’s Test matches beyond the Australia-England Ashes rivalry and believes India are the key behind growing the format. Australia head to England later this year to play a single Test in the multi-format women’s Ashes series that includes three ODIs and three
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