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England's wheels are not off but they're loosened

Nov 29, 2017: They couldn't match fire with fire in Brisbane, or spin with spin. And they had no answers for the Steven Smith question

Mark Nicholas

Thunderous Thampi

Jul 26, 2017: With lively pace, pinpoint yorkers and an appetite to learn, Basil Thampi has already caught many eyes in his young professional career

Akshay Gopalakrishnan

When Australia beat Panikstan at the G

Dec 29, 2016: Pakistan were close to winning their first Test down under, but Tangles and Book Book had other ideas

Ashley Mallett

We need to talk about bouncers

Oct 19, 2016: What we needed from the Phillip Hughes inquest was a serious discussion on how to make our game, where 90mph bowlers are now the norm, safer

Jarrod Kimber

Australia news

Thomson and Grout to join Hall of Fame

Jan 25, 2016: Jeff Thomson and Wally Grout will become the newest inductees into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame at the Allan Border Medal night in Melbourne on Wednesday

ESPNcricinfo staff

Hard to make 'em like Thommo and Typhoon

Oct 4, 2015: Though the game has had many quality fast bowlers, none have been quite as lethal as Jeff Thomson and Frank Tyson

Ian Chappell

'Do you want to press charges against a Mr Jeff Thomson?'

Feb 9, 2015: The day Sri Lanka were bruised and broken by the Aussie tearaway in a World Cup game

Ashley Mallett


Shell-shocked and bloodied

Oct 11, 2014: England arrived in Australia full of hope... and left routed, battered and bewildered

Martin Williamson

The quiet goodbyes

Nov 25, 2013: After the emotion of Sachin Tendulkar's last Test, a look at some farewells that didn't go quite so well

Steven Lynch

The Investec Ashes 2013

Australia's close-run history

Jul 18, 2013: Australia are a side who refuse to accept the logic of defeat. They sculpt classic Tests out of cussedness; and if they lose the majority, at least they got so close

Rob Smyth

The fastest spell of all?

Jeff Thomson is annoyed

Apr 11, 2013: On the last day of 1973 he bowled faster probably than anyone in the universe ever has, and faster, perhaps, than the universe wanted him to bowl

Christian Ryan

'Honestly, I love football more than cricket'

May 29, 2011: Before he picked cricket as a career, Jeff Thomson's heart belonged to another sport - one he still keeps in touch with

Interview by Jason Dasey

No. 15

AB and Thommo fall short

Mar 29, 2009: They took it down to the wire; then the final, fatal stumble

Mike Coward


'I honestly thought I had killed him'

Mar 22, 2008: When Ewen Chatfield's life was saved by the quick action of the England physio

Martin Williamson

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2008 - Five who somehow missed out

Never a cricketer of the year

Mar 18, 2008: Five cricketers who somehow missed out

Scyld Berry

Jeff Thomson

Jeff the ripper

Aug 3, 2007: Observing Thommo at close quarters did not dim affection for the bowler with the ballet dancer's feet and a larrikin streak

John Benaud

Cricinfo XI

Signing off with a whimper

Apr 26, 2007: Brian Lara's final innings ended in anticlimax, but he is not alone in not bowing out in fairytale fashion. Here are 11 other players who have departed with a whimper rather than a bang

Martin Williamson

Top Performances

Thommo gives Sri Lanka a headache

Feb 21, 2007: When the malevolent Aussie got the rookies of Sri Lanka in his sights and cut them down ruthlessly

Martin Williamson

Great Moments

They think it's all over ... it isn't!

Feb 15, 2007: A sea of humanity invades Lord's and Dickie Bird loses his hat in the chaos

Martin Williamson

'Wicket-taker' not sure of prospects

Take Tait to West Indies - Thomson

Jan 30, 2007: While Jeff Thomson wants Shaun Tait to be on the plane to the World Cup, Tait is not convinced he will make the squad

ESPNcricinfo staff
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