Christian Ryan

Christian Ryan is a writer based in Melbourne. He is the author of Golden Boy and Australia: Story of a Cricket Country. His new book is Rock Country

Rubel Hossain gives Virat Kohli a send-off

The lingering image of Rubel Hossain

Short, slight, fast, skiddy, moves it sideways, in-drifts it, and gets good bounce. And the last Australia probably saw of him was two one-over spells

Tendai Chatara bowled economically and took the crucial wicket of Paul Stirling

Elegy for runlessness

Chatara to Dhawan: six balls, no runs, six paragraphs. There's a certain poetry about the maiden over

Soumya Sarkar cuts

Soumya Sarkar's shot in the dark

The long-lasting memory of a young batsman we have never seen before is of that one brilliant shot announcing his arrival

The Australians celebrate a wicket

The wow and the sheesh

Coloured clothes, black sightscreens, two white balls: the game of cricket looked so different in 1992. But writing about it now seems more fun than watching it then

Shane Warne talks to fans in South Africa


Five pictures

How much can moments captured in still frames tell you about the people in them? More than you can imagine

Gary Gilmour in action against the English Taverners

The forgotten Australian allrounder

On his day, Gary Gilmour could change the game with bat or ball, but a debilitating foot injury, the Packer era and an offhand attitude to fitness meant he played his last Test at 25

Shaun Marsh survived a run out chance when Ryan McLaren couldn't gather the ball

Watching Ashton Agar

When you make 98 from No. 11 on debut, it is your premature fate to never just be another name on a teamsheet