After a period of success even the most optimistic fan mightn't have predicted, it's easy to forget the level of pressure Australia's men were under just three months ago.
Australian superstar Glenn Maxwell admits he has been "hit pretty hard" by Covid-19 and said he struggled physically during his match-winning innings of 68 not out for the Melbourne Stars in their derby win over the Renegades on Thursday night.
The shift from using 'batsman' to 'batter' in cricket is not a move for political correctness, but a positive step for the game.
Cricket Australia is a leader in the space, but almost 150 days inside hubs this summer is a tough prospect.
Shortly after news emerged last week that another player would step away from the game indefinitely, Cricket Australia sought to dispel suggestions of an emerging mental health crisis.
The BCCI have have mastered the art of being late to the party, then reaping the hefty rewards
The spinner's stunning Test debut innings five years ago brightened the nation's mood. A similar feat is again needed
There are many reasons to argue the IPL should not cancel its 2021 season despite an unfolding COVID-19 tragedy in India. The tournament is not making the pandemic any worse. Players, coaches and officials are already within their biosecure bubbles away from the general population.
Less than six months after Cricket Australia’s protracted standoff with its players concluded, the governing body is preparing for another clash – this time with TV executives.
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Live coverage of the 2nd Test in India's 2020/21 tour of Australia, from the MCG
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Port Adelaide relished playing on the hallowed turf of the MCG, while Carlton took plenty of lessons away from the two sides' encounter.
Some clichés traverse the globe, used by commentators and punters the world over. The likes of 'one week at a time', 'give 110%' and 'it's a game of two halves'. But what about the ones used mostly in Australia? We've compiled a list. Enjoy.
By David Schout Elite level female athletes are still wearing boots designed for men or even kids, and one CBD-based start-up has said enough is enough.
In a lovely display of sporting democracy, Cricket Australia has asked fans to vote for their favourite ODI kit of yesteryear. With nostalgia running through the veins, sentimental fans have voted in their droves, with the winning design set to be worn during next summer's ODIs. It all comes down to this...
I knew he'd be a good player, but I definitely didn't expect him to get up there that quick Adelaide's Jarryd Lyons on Ashton Agar IN A week where Ashton Agar's achievements in the opening Ashes test enthralled a nation, one young AFL player can lay claim to having once led him onto a cricket field.
Carlton has joined forces with a Melbourne University mechanical engineer who claims serious knee injuries can be prevented by strengthening ankle joints. The Blues hope the partnership will enable them to better identify players who are most susceptible to anterior cruciate ligament injuries and, in turn, develop training programs to prevent them from occurring.
Plans for a safe injecting room in the CBD remain on track despite an attempt to block it by a group of city councillors.
The City of Melbourne has proposed a new "specialist" support service for rough sleepers in the CBD. The site would act as both a housing referral and health support service to assist those sleeping rough within the Hoddle Grid.
By David Schout A swimmable pool on the Yarra River's Northbank is a step closer after the City of Melbourne committed to "formally assessing" the ambitious project.
As facilities close, workers clear and events cease, Melbourne is bracing for an acutely uncertain 2020 in the midst of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Disability access in the CBD has gone backwards and failed to keep pace with the city's growth, according to a six-time Paralympian and long-time resident.
The CBD will prioritise pedestrians and cyclists under a new 10-year transport strategy released by the City of Melbourne that aims to reduce the number of cars entering the city.
Justin Langer couldn't have possibly taken over as Australian men's cricket coach at a more difficult time. With three members of the Test XI - including the two best bats by some margin - out suspended and a comprehensive review into the sport's culture from top to bottom proving incredibly distracting, it's no surprise his [...]
Cricket fans, rejoice. The Test summer is finally underway! Australia's first home Test of the summer gets underway at The Gabba against Pakistan this morning, with warm favouritism blowing at the backs of the home side. Pakistan's record in Australia is nothing short of dismal, with the Shaheens not winning a Test on Aussie soil [...]
A mouth-watering selection trial for this year's Ashes series gets underway tonight, with the 'Graeme Hick XII' taking on the 'Brad Haddin XII' locking horns. Hick and Haddin picked their teams schoolyard style, but just last week we had Roar cricket expert David Schout and Roar editor Daniel Jeffrey do exactly the same and we [...]