Waugh: Gilly was the game-breaker

Waugh: Gilly was the game-breaker

A few days ago, Steve Waugh ruffled a few feathers by stating that Adam Gilchrist was the greatest match-changer in the great sides he captained – sides populated by some of the very best to occupy their various roles: Hayden, Ponting, Warne, McGrath and S. Waugh himself. 16 Feb 2017
Joe Root - the new chum in charge

Joe Root - the new chum in charge

Joe Root has joined his contemporaries of the new breed of batting prodigy – Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli and Steve Smith – as captain of his national side. 14 Feb 2017
Good riddance, Big Three!

Good riddance, Big Three!

The ditching of the iniquitous “Big Three” model is an indication that the ICC might have the interests of the game of cricket at heart, rather than those of its current superpowers. 7 Feb 2017
Clarke to move into coaching

Clarke to move into coaching

It might be an inconsequential T20 match against Sri Lanka, but the fact that Michael Clarke is coaching the Australian Prime Minister's XI side for the fixture at Manuka on February 15 suggests he’s itching to get involved again at cricket’s elite level. 3 Feb 2017
Pietersen, Lehmann and Howard - hung out to dry

Pietersen, Lehmann and Howard - hung out to dry

Now and then, a situation arises that makes the need for boundaries obvious as conflicts occur. In the recent case of Kevin Pietersen, it was the conflict between the public’s “right to know” and the protagonist’s license to speak. 27 Jan 2017
Warner needs to earn it

Warner needs to earn it

David Warner was a deserving winner of the Allan Border medal last night. 24 Jan 2017
Warner out of Chappell-Hadlee series

Warner out of Chappell-Hadlee series

David Warner, who scored yet another scintillating century against Pakistan on the weekend, has been excluded from the return ODI series against New Zealand as he prepares for a series that will be the diametric opposite of a one-day set in New Zealand: the Test tour of India. 23 Jan 2017
Aussies looking to India

Aussies looking to India

The signs are already heartening that Australia are doing everything in their power to prepare for the arduous tour of India next month. 18 Jan 2017
Passages to India

Passages to India

The selected team for the Indian tour raises more questions than it answers. This is not to imply the selectors are wrong. They may have plausible answers. 16 Jan 2017
India Squad announced

India Squad announced

The Cricket Australia National Selection Panel (NSP) have named a 16-man squad for the Qantas Tour of India. Australia will play four Tests against India in Pune, Bangalore, Ranchi and Dharamsala respectively. 15 Jan 2017
India: sorcerers and apprentices

India: sorcerers and apprentices

The Aussie tyros Matt Renshaw, Peter Handscomb and now Hilton Cartwright have given Steve Smith’s team that glow of hope it needed before what is going to be a gruelling tour of India. 5 Jan 2017
Leave Lyon alone

Leave Lyon alone

It doesn’t take much for cricket’s critics to turn on an off-spinner. Nathan Lyon is again under intense scrutiny after a summer of below-par returns. 29 Dec 2016
The best of Test

The best of Test

With the Big Bash coinciding with the current, excellent Test series between Australia and Pakistan, we get the very best of both forms of cricket. 27 Dec 2016
Mitch Marsh in selectors' sights?

Mitch Marsh in selectors' sights?

After the close call of the first Test, Australian captain Steve Smith is talking about what had been considered a losing proposition as Australia has attempted to build a top six: the return of the all-rounder. Specifically, the return of Mitch Marsh. 20 Dec 2016
Time for separation of the powers

Time for separation of the powers

The game of Test cricket has so much the shorter games cannot possibly have. It’s time the long and short games were separated. Test cricket needs to stand alone. 19 Dec 2016
At last, some starch – now for Starc

At last, some starch – now for Starc

Some players need the “Test match temperament” and some just need to play their game. David Warner falls into the latter category. 16 Dec 2016
ICC President Abbas believes Amir should play

ICC President Abbas believes Amir should play

Australian fans remember Zaheer Abbas as an elegant, bespectacled top-order batsman in a floppy hat. He is to date, the only Asian batsmen to score one hundred first-class centuries, and is currently president of the ICC. 15 Dec 2016
Mahmood The Unplayable, 1956-57

Mahmood The Unplayable, 1956-57

The Australians were on their way back from a close losing series against England in the Old Dart when they made a stopover to play one Test in Karachi against the babies of international cricket. 14 Dec 2016
The Wrath of Khan, 1976-77

The Wrath of Khan, 1976-77

This month’s Inside Cricket features eleven highlights of the Pakistan-Australia rivalry. Over the next three days, we’ll feature three you might have forgotten. 13 Dec 2016
No kill like overkill

No kill like overkill

Red cards. Really? Cricket’s administrators are killing Test cricket with neglect. Now for overkill. After all, there’s no kill like overkill. 8 Dec 2016
Running off at the bat

Running off at the bat

One reason we at Inside Cricket have a regular column by Ian Chappell is not just because he has a reputation for being “straight talking”. 6 Dec 2016