Jarrod Kimber

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Kevin Pietersen hangs onto a diving catch

Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers, BBL 2017-18, MCG

Melbourne Stars' endless struggle

With several players misfiring and a few released for national duty, Melbourne Stars have lurched from one defeat to another this season

D'Arcy Short struck another fifty

Big Bash League 2017-18

Tracing Australian cricket's indigenous past until the BBL

Cricket Australia is trying to rectify the mistakes of the past; they know they're playing catch up to sports like Australian rules football. But for the first time they are trying to find indigenous players

Yasir Shah celebrates a wicket

Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat, Hobart, January 15, 2018

Wristspin becomes BBL must-have

The success of legspinners in this year's Big Bash, from part-timers to franchise veterans, means that everyone wants one in their side

Usman Khawaja played his first BBL match of the season

Sydney Thunder v Perth Scorchers, BBL 2017-18, Sydney

Khawaja covers for Thunder's fumbles

Despite another creaky performance that highlighted the weaknesses in their side, Usman Khawaja just about proved the difference against Perth Scorchers

D'Arcy Short was in imperious form again

Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes, Big Bash League 2017-18

Showbiz Short roars into T20 spotlight

For a few years, D'Arcy Short had lost his way. Western Australia coach Justin Langer had even told him to lose weight and take cricket seriously. His cricket looks pretty damn serious now

A groggy-looking Joe Root takes on fluids

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

The futile finale of a drained Joe Root

Joe Root started the Ashes with boyish optimism but finished it asleep in the dressing-room, ill and exhausted after a tour of perpetual scrutiny and failure

Mason Crane roars the appeal that became void by the no-ball decision

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

Crane's exoticism atones for lack of impact

Mason Crane was a source of endless fascination in spite of a tough first outing in Test cricket, but he bore the attention well

James Vince walks off after edging Pat Cummins behind

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

Pretty starts and brainfarts: the story of Vince's career

The beauty of James Vince's batting masks a consistent failure to convert starts into finishes, a flaw that would not be tolerated in a less attractive player

David Warner completed the slowest fifty of his Test career

Australia v England, 4th Ashes Test, Melbourne, 5th day

Warner tames the beast within (almost)

There was little in David Warner's career history to suggest he could bat Australia to a draw on a slow pitch - but he has long proved he is more than a six-hitting circus act