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Greg Growden

Pat Howard's rugby state of mind

The Australian team performance head's swift review of the UAE debacle is an example of cricket borrowing ideas from rugby

Pat Howard, Australia's team performance manager, at a press conference

Pakistan v Australia 2014-15

Pressure? What pressure?

Pakistan's 2-0 series sweep over Australia was forged by players who came in either struggling or with a point to prove, and ended as stars

Younis Khan takes a break in the middle

Australia cricket

Australian cricket's pitched battle

Even as Australia come to terms with 2-0 series loss to Pakistan, the wheels of change are slowly turning in the Sheffield Shield, reshaping old methods and ideas to meet the new realities of international cricket

New South Wales celebrate their victory

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 5th day

Trashing the brand

Australia's aggression backfired spectacularly in the UAE but they do not seem ready to learn the lessons of their travel bagging

Steven Smith drives through the covers

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Misbah gets his bucket-list hundred

Misbah-ul-Haq gives the impression of constantly being on the verge of doing something out of the ordinary, and on Sunday he did just that; he let go of all the self-restraint he has shown over the years and hit the hundred he knew he could hit

Misbah-ul-Haq raises his bat after a record Test century