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Category: Australia women’s cricket team

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Seventeen-year-old Darcie Brown included in Australia squad for New Zealand tour

Hannah Darlington, 19, also on 17-player listThree T20s and three ODIs scheduled for March and AprilA succession plan for Australia’s dominant women’s team is well under way following the latest injection of youth into the squad for the upcoming white-…

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Australia’s ODI series with India postponed as women’s cricket hit by Covid-19

Impact of the global pandemic puts paid to tourExpanded series likely to be played next summer insteadThe Australian women’s one-day series against India has been postponed because of the Covid-19 virus.Cricket Australia confirmed the move on Thursday,…

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Ellyse Perry named ICC’s greatest women’s cricketer of the decade

‘A very special 10 years for women’s cricket,’ says PerryAustralia’s Steve Smith picks up men’s Test player awardAustralia’s Ellyse Perry has been named the ICC’s women’s cricketer of the decade, with Steve Smith winning the men’s Test player of the de…

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Australia’s women’s T20 World Cup-winning cricket team win The Don Award

Socceroos in 2006 only other team to claim gongCaptain Meg Lanning says award “huge honour”Australia’s women’s T20 World Cup winners have become just the second team to win the The Don Award after their memorable tournament victory at the MCG in March….

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Cricket prepares for mental health challenges thrown up by hub life | David Schout

Cricket Australia is a leader in the space but almost 150 days inside hubs this summer is a tough prospectIn the initial months of life inside bio-secure bubbles, cricketers were reticent about their newfound circumstances. The element of novelty was p…

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Australia v New Zealand: third women’s one-day international – live!

Updates from the final match of the series in BrisbaneAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 12.43am BST @JPHowcroft @collinsadam morning gents, cant see past Aussie girls getting the recordAgreed Stuie. The only slight concern might be Devine and Sa…

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Australia’s women continue relentless pursuit of ODI winning streak record | Geoff Lemon

With three games against New Zealand in Brisbane, Meg Lanning’s side have a shot at levelling the record held by Ricky Ponting’s menThere is something intense about winning streaks. On their rare appearances in a casino, there is a fever in the eyes of…

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Australia v New Zealand: third women’s Twenty20 international – live!

Updates from the final match of the series in BrisbaneAny thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam 5.43am BST 13th over: Australia 78-4 (Gardner 24, Molineux 6) Molineux slaps with authority through cover – nice shot to start the new Devine over. But the …

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Ellyse Perry to sit out rest of New Zealand series after latest injury blow

Allrounder sustains minor hamstring strain in trainingCautious approach taken due to player’s recent historyStar Australian allrounder Ellyse Perry will miss the rest of Australia’s T20 and ODI series against New Zealand after re-injuring her right ham…

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Australia beat New Zealand in second women’s T20 – as it happened

Hosts wrap up series win with eight-wicket win in BrisbaneSophie Molineux takes 2-17 to claim player of the match 7.41am BST Sophie Molineux is player of the match for her 2/17. “Sophie Devine is a world class player so we knew it was a pretty importan…

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Australia beat New Zealand in second women’s T20 – as it happened

Hosts wrap up series win with eight-wicket win in BrisbaneSophie Molineux takes 2-17 to claim player of the match 7.41am BST Sophie Molineux is player of the match for her 2/17. “Sophie Devine is a world class player so we knew it was a pretty importan…

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Australia beat New Zealand in first women’s T20 international – as it happened

World champions win by 17 runs at Allan Border FieldAsh Gardner named player of the match for her 61 8.00am BST Sophie Devine is talking. She laments her side letting it slip with the ball, and ultimately letting the chase get away from them with the b…

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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…