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Even my mother can lead this Australian side.

Chris Cairns' response when asked to compare the sides led by Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh

Apr 24, 2005 Tweet | Share

It is just tragic and ironic that a guy whose heart was metaphorically so big and a man who was so courageous that it was the thing in the end that cost him his life.

Former Tasmania captain Jamie Cox laments the death of his team-mate Scott Mason

Apr 12, 2005 Tweet | Share

If he could take 65 wickets occasionally bowling below his best, what sort of prospect does that make him at full potential?

An anonymous Australian selector wonders about the possibilities with Shaun Tait, who struck 65 times in an outstanding Pura Cup season

Mar 25, 2005 Tweet | Share

I'm not a nervous person, particularly with my batting, because I'm not very good.

Stuart MacGill makes some candid admissions after steering New South Wales to a nailbiting one-wicket win in the Pura Cup final

Mar 20, 2005 Tweet | Share

I felt that every day I was going to die.

Michael Slater explains how he felt after the onset of panic attacks while playing Test cricket and also commentating

Mar 13, 2005 Tweet | Share

It beats Monday morning at Chelmsford - all tea and Pimm's. The amount of times Steve Waugh said to me: 'Enjoy it Nasser, this is your last Test. We will never see you again.''

Nasser Hussain on what proper sledging is really like - Aussie style

Mar 13, 2005 Tweet | Share

If we go through the usual scenario of snapshot versus movie length, we are in a period in Matthew's movie where we are in an ad-break. Right at this time, we are waiting for the ad-break to finish and get back to the real movie.

John Buchanan sheds light on Matthew Hayden's slump in form

Feb 3, 2005 Tweet | Share

Usually they delight in telling you how badly you're going to be beaten, but this time they just wished me luck.

Stephen Fleming talks about his new experience with customs at Melbourne

Jan 15, 2005 Tweet | Share

When I first played against Australia when I came here in 1994 I genuinely believed we could beat Australia. Obviously after we were 3-0 down I suddenly realised we couldn't.

Darren Gough on his steep learning curve

Jan 8, 2005 Tweet | Share

Because they are white, I am sorry to say, and I am black, I am out of cricket and they're still playing.

Saleem Malik makes clear why he thinks Shane Warne and Mark Waugh weren't banned for match-fixing

Jan 2, 2005 Tweet | Share

Obviously when you have other sub-standard teams across the world, then surely Australia will end up being the No. 1 team.

Javed Miandad puts things into perspective

Dec 10, 2004 Tweet | Share

With the possible exception of Rolf Harris, no other Australian has inflicted more pain and grief on Englishmen since Don Bradman.

The Daily Mirror's Mike Walters reflects on Steve Waugh's retirement

Dec 7, 2004 Tweet | Share

I don't think I will ever live it down if I come second.

Darren Lehmann speaks before his foot race with Mark Richardson ... which Richardson won

Dec 5, 2004 Tweet | Share

I've been starting Haydos up that it's like him scoring 500.

On the day he received a $10,000 cheque from his bat sponsor, Glenn McGrath can't resist baiting his team-mates

Nov 25, 2004 Tweet | Share

We look up to them a lot, but female cricketers should be recognised for themselves, not as the equivalent of Mark Waugh or Steve Waugh or Matthew Hayden or anybody.

Kate Blackwell, one half of Australian cricket's new twins on the block, is not so keen to invite comparisons with her male counterparts

Nov 23, 2004 Tweet | Share

If he'd fielded at slip off his own bowling he'd probably have 130 by now.

Mark Taylor speaks of Shane Warne's slip catching after Warne had snapped up his 99th catch in Test cricket

Nov 22, 2004 Tweet | Share

Of all the team-mates I play with at Victoria, Hampshire and Australia I was disappointed with a few of them. Very disappointed. I worked out who my real friends were.

Shane Warne expresses his dismay over the lack of support he received from some quarters during his 12-month ban for taking a banned substance

Nov 18, 2004 Tweet | Share

I am not going to be doing victory laps with four-for against that particular New Zealand side."

Stuart MacGill spells out exactly how much regard he has for the New Zealand squad currently in Australia

Nov 16, 2004 Tweet | Share

The reality of history suggests that John Howard has about as much chance of becoming the Test captain as the Kiwis have of beating Australia.

Journalist Malcolm Conn starts the Kiwi baiting

Nov 8, 2004 Tweet | Share

[Kerry] Packer's priority has only ever been his own prosperity, not cricket's. In the past year, Packer has appeared happy to suck the game dry and give very little back ... It makes you wonder whom cricket belongs to: Packer or the people.

Wisden Australia's editor Christian Ryan shoots from the hip in the new Almanack's editorial

Oct 28, 2004 Tweet | Share

When Justin Langer finds his off stump akimbo he leaves the crease only after asking the met office whether any earthquakes have been recorded in the region. In any case, he never edges the ball. It's just that his bat handle keeps breaking.

Peter Roebuck says cricketers come in all shapes and sizes. Some walk while others, like Langer, don't

Oct 27, 2004 Tweet | Share

No. 11 is the probably the toughest place to bat. There are days when I'm hitting them well and the guy at the other end gets out. There must be a massive innings coming up to even everything all up.

Glenn McGrath (career average: 6.50) talks up his batting prowess ahead of his 100th Test appearance

Oct 26, 2004 Tweet | Share

It's a team game but when you get an individual record like that it's a pretty major one so hopefully I can get it this game. Otherwise I'd be pretty frustrated by the end of the five days. I'll be jumping off the nearest bridge.

Shane Warne reveals how desperate he is to get the record

Oct 11, 2004 Tweet | Share

I'll tell you what pressure is. Pressure is a Messerschmitt up your arse. Playing cricket is not.

The late Keith Miller puts life in perspective

Oct 10, 2004 Tweet | Share

Nothing against Indian food and all that, but I get sick over here. Hopefully, I'm better prepared this time. I've got my protein shakes, a few tins of spaghetti, a few tins of beans, I've got some cereal. Some people don't like seafood, I just don't like curries."

Shane Warne has added tinned spaghetti to his baked bean supplies for the tour of India

Oct 7, 2004 Tweet | Share

I am not going to comment on the book. I don't even read cricket books.

The leader of the free cricket world, Malcolm Speed, on Nasser Hussain's autobiography

Oct 6, 2004 Tweet | Share

That sounds like a commentator's comment, doesn't it? There's probably a key lost down there.

John Buchanan, Australia's coach, finds himself talking in journalese as he describes how the Bangalore wicket is likely to disintegrate over the course of the first Test

Oct 5, 2004 Tweet | Share

I rarely notice when I'm in the nineties, because it's not a key to my performance. But when I'm batting with Justin [Langer], I always know our partnership score.

Matthew Hayden puts the Bush-Blair special relationship in the shade, as he talks up the importance of Australia's opening pair

Sep 28, 2004 Tweet | Share

They're sort of like the bullies of the show, in that they throw their weight around in a psychological sense and try to grab the upper hand before the game's even started.

Scott Styris's take on Australia's tactics

Sep 16, 2004 Tweet | Share

I'm not a fan of that sort of stuff. It's hard enough for the umpires to concentrate on what's going on without a lot of things going off in their ears.

Ricky Ponting feels that the experiments with technology might pose many teething problems for the umpires

Sep 1, 2004 Tweet | Share

Why not? Someone's got to do it.

Bob Woolmer's reply when asked if Australia can be beaten in the final at Amsterdam

Aug 28, 2004 Tweet | Share

My prediction? 3-0."

Glenn McGrath's prediction for next year's Ashes shows he is unfazed by all the talk of England's revival

Jul 31, 2004 Tweet | Share

When people say I'm a subcontinental specialist, I say it's nice to be special at something

Michael Kasprowicz gets philosophical

Jul 21, 2004 Tweet | Share

I just have to be patient. I've found myself rushing and I don't need to rush. I score freely anyway.

Andrew Symonds on getting back into the Test team

Jul 19, 2004 Tweet | Share

I think the important thing about this competition is that we've never won it.

Matthew Hayden's take on the Champions Trophy

Jul 16, 2004 Tweet | Share

Every time there's been a script written, I've just about done it. I suppose I'm allowed one that I don't get every now and then.

Shane Warne reflects on the one that got away, as the outright world record eludes him against Sri Lanka at Cairns

Jul 14, 2004 Tweet | Share

I think Shane will bowl first somehow.

Cameron White, Shane Warne's fellow legspinner in the Victorian side, reveals the pecking order after being appointed as the state's captain

Jul 11, 2004 Tweet | Share

He turns round to Kaluwitharana and asks him what I'm bowling. Kalu says offspin. Border hits the next one, but he's not confident. He asks Dean Jones, the non-striker, what I'm doing, and he says legbreaks.

Muttiah Muralitharan recalls Allan Border's reaction on facing him for the first time, in 1992

Jul 10, 2004 Tweet | Share

We know that we worked hard and put in 100% effort [at Darwin]. We will put in 150% effort on Friday [at Cairns] and see what we can come up with.

Mahela Jayawardene's statement ahead of the second Test gives one an indication of what it takes to beat these Aussies

Jul 8, 2004 Tweet | Share

Gussie, you know I'm not the sort who says much in the middle.

With only a hint of sarcasm, Glenn McGrath corrects Angus Fraser's impression of him

Jul 3, 2004 Tweet | Share

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