ELEVEN days ago in the dressing-room at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart as the rain hammered down outside, Jonathan Trott was filmed by Joe Root performing a dance routine in his pads across the dressing ...
MARK JEFFREYS hears why Australia’s leading cricket writer believes it is not just the tourists’ Ashes hopes but their future as a top team that is under threat
JEFF THOMSON, still revered as one of most hostile bowlers ever, believes Jonathan Trott should not be a Test cricketer if he cannot handle the cut and thrust of Australia’s new-found aggression.
SLEDGING has been part and parcel of Test cricket for as long as fans can remember.
ENGLAND batsman Jonathan Trott has left the Ashes tour in Australia with a stress-related condition.
MICHAEL CLARKE sparked a furious on-field row with Jimmy Anderson as the first Ashes Test ended in acrimony and heavy defeat for England at the Gabba.
THE aggression we saw from Australia in the first Test was anything but a heat-of-the-moment reaction to finally dominating England after last summer’s Ashes beating.
ENGLAND have until now found it easy to ignore the confident noises about ‘the new Australia’.
AUSTRALIA secured first blood in the Ashes when handing England a thumping 381-run defeat in a gripping series opener at the Gabba.
ALASTAIR COOK batted over four hours as he continued to try and stave off likely defeat in the first Test at the Gabba, reaching 65 not out at tea as England went in 142-4.