WA thrash Qld to stay in Shield final race
WA has beaten Queensland inside three days to stay in contention for a berth in the Sheffield Shield final against Victoria in Melbourne.
Sheffield Shield finalists Victoria look likely to end the regular season in style, being 98 runs away from a sixth win in 10 outings.
Nicknamed ‘Shadow’ because of how much he followed Mitchell Starc around South Africa last year, 22-year-old Jhye Richardson is now making a name for himself.
Nathan Coulter-Nile and Shaun Marsh have been recalled at the expense of Pat Cummins and Ashton Turner in Sharjah, where Pakistan have opted to bat in the ODI.
Durham have named Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft as their captain for this season’s English County Championship and one-day cup sides.
Aaron Finch has shed further light on Steve Smith and David Warner’s stopover in Dubai, also outlining how he will lean on the banned duo’s tactical wisdom.
NSW have plenty of work ahead of them at the midway point of their must-win final-round Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania in Hobart.
Australia captain Aaron Finch is comfortable with the idea of a demotion down the order at the World Cup as Australia mull their best XI for the tournament.
Mitch Marsh has placed WA in a strong position as batting became easier in their must-win Sheffield Shield clash with Queensland at the WACA Ground.
Nathan Coulter-Nile is still in the dark about the cause of a mid-match bout of vertigo as he continues to hunt a spot in Australia’s World Cup squad.
Glenn Maxwell and Nathan Lyon’s preparations for the first ODI against Pakistan have been affected by illness.
Melbourne Renegades BBL winner Harry Gurney has retired from red-ball cricket after signing a limited-overs only deal with Nottinghamshire.
Queensland paceman Michael Neser has torn through WA’s batting lineup at the WACA and just about ended the Warriors’ hopes of making the Sheffield Shield final.
Victoria’s pace bowlers continued to impress ahead of the Sheffield Shield final, but there was no such good news for Nic Maddinson in Adelaide.
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