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Category: Australia women’s cricket team

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Surreal and a little bit scary: cricket returns to Australia in the Covid era | Megan Schutt

We know we have to put on a show amid high expectations when international sport returns for the first time since the pandemic hit There were no big speeches to mark the occasion, no ceremony. When the Australian women’s team assembled for training in …

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Ellyse Perry returns to Australia squad for limited-overs series against New Zealand

All-rounder has had surgery after a hamstring injuryMaitlan Brown also called up for three ODIs and three T20sFit-again all-rounder Ellyse Perry and potential debutant Maitlan Brown have been included in an 18-player squad for Australia’s limited-overs…

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Ellyse Perry returns to Australia squad for limited-overs series against New Zealand

All-rounder has had surgery after a hamstring injuryMaitlan Brown also called up for three ODIs and three T20sFit-again all-rounder Ellyse Perry and potential debutant Maitlan Brown have been included in an 18-player squad for Australia’s limited-overs…

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Alyssa Healy uses Covid downtime to break down barriers for women’s cricket | Megan Maurice

The Australia batter has kept busy by addressing the growth in demand for women-specific cricket equipment When Alyssa Healy last played a game of cricket it was in front of 86,174 people, with millions more tuning in around the world. As she smashed 7…

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Cricket Australia appoint Nick Hockley as interim replacement for CEO Kevin Roberts

Roberts resigns after 17 months at helmCA begins search for a permanent CEO to fill roleCricket Australia has appointed Nick Hockley, chief executive of the Twenty20 World Cup, to replace Kevin Roberts as its new boss. CA chairman Earl Eddings announce…

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Women’s sport dominates list of Australia’s favourite teams

Research shows women’s cricketers are most lovedMatildas, Diamonds and rugby sevens team also rate highlyAustralia’s favourite sporting teams are dominated by women, according to new research that may bruise a few egos among the nation’s top male athle…

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Players brace for pay cuts as Cricket Australia projects revenue plunge

Players’ union finally receives CA’s revised outlook CA facing $80m shortfall in revenue due to Covid-19Cricket Australia has projected a nearly 50% plunge in revenue that underpins player payments as the domestic game struggles to cope with the fallou…

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Players’ union slams Cricket Australia’s cost-cutting amid Covid-19 crisis

Cuts could have ‘disastrous’ consequences, says ACA chairConcern over long-term impact on health of gameThe chairman of Australia’s professional cricketers’ union has lambasted the national board’s cost-cutting measures in response to the coronavirus o…

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Usman Khawaja overlooked as Cricket Australia reveal 2020-21 contract list

Six changes made with Marcus Harris also missing out Annabel Sutherland among new faces on women’s listMarnus Labuschagne and Joe Burns have been included in Cricket Australia’s contract list, with out-of-favour veteran Usman Khawaja headlining six exp…

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Usman Khawaja overlooked as Cricket Australia reveal 2020-21 contract list

Six changes made with Marcus Harris also missing out Annabel Sutherland among new faces on women’s listMarnus Labuschagne and Joe Burns have been included in Cricket Australia’s contract list, with out-of-favour veteran Usman Khawaja headlining six exp…

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Coronavirus crisis exposes black hole in Cricket Australia’s finances | Sam Perry

With the sport’s cash position in disarray, disquiet is brewing among the players and their representative bodyIn the first weeks of the pandemic, lovers of cricket in Australia might have concealed a little guilt. While the winter codes flailed, it ap…

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Australia claim fifth Women’s World T20 title with crushing win over India

Australia 184-4; India 99 | Australia win by 85 runsAlyssa Healy (75) and Beth Mooney (78 no) star for hostsAhead of the Twenty20 World Cup final on Sunday, various of its participants described it as the “biggest game” that women’s cricket had seen. I…

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Huge MCG crowd turns up for World T20 final but anger at ‘disgusting’ TV decision

86,174 fans attend, just 4,641 short of the world recordChannel Nine show match on secondary channel GemAttendance records tumbled at the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup final, with 86,174 fans turning up to watch Australia beat India and win their fifth ti…

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India v Australia: Women’s Twenty20 World Cup final – live!

Updates from the title decider in front of a big MCG crowdAny thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam 6.53am GMT Out walk the players for the anthems. The MGC erupts in that familiar way. No words pic.twitter.com/uRDTLEBKDE 6.51am GMT “It shouldn’t feel …

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More than a game of cricket: MCG final is defining moment for women’s sport | Megan Maurice

There are hopes of a record crowd for the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup final but that should not be the end of the journeyEach game of this Twenty20 World Cup has been leading to this – the attempted world record crowd for a women’s sporting event at the…

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Australia avoid nightmare scenario but ICC face questions with England the fall guys | Adam Collins

Just because Women’s World T20 organisers got their dream decider does not mean the reserve day fiasco should now be forgotten about“The public love a backflip,” a cabinet minister once said to me. “It shows them you are listening.”The organisers of th…

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Australia dodge rain and hold nerve to beat South Africa and reach Women’s World T20 final

Australia 134-5; South Africa 92-5 (13 overs, DLS method) India await after England miss out without a ball bowledAustralia defied the elements and a spirited South African performance at the Sydney Cricket Ground to scrape into the final of the Women’…

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South Africa v Australia: Women’s Twenty20 World Cup semi-final – live!

Updates from the second semi in a soggy SydneyRain scuppers England’s chances as India advance to finalAny thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam 7.43am GMT All eyes turn to the rain radar. For a lifetime local cricketer and journalist on the game, I’ve…

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Women’s World T20: late bid for Australia to have rain reserve day rejected

Showers forecast for scheduled Thursday semi-finals in SydneyICC says there is no provision for them to be played another dayAustralia’s Women’s Twenty20 World Cup fate may yet be determined by the weather after Cricket Australia’s request to introduce…

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Ellyse Perry ruled out of T20 World Cup as rain threatens Australia’s title defence

Star all-rounder out for ‘significant period of time’Rain forecast for Thursday could scupper hosts’ hopesAustralia’s bid to win a fifth Women’s Twenty20 World Cup has suffered a blow with all-rounder Ellyse Perry ruled out of the remainder of the tour…