Twenty20 freelancers are game's biggest issue
Twenty20 freelancers are game's biggest issue

An overwhelming majority of Australian cricketers believe players will turn down central contracts in order to position themselves as Twenty20 "freelancers"

Smith enters revolving spin door
Smith enters revolving spin door

Andrew Hilditch raised more than a few eyebrows when he boldly declared Australia's spin bowling stocks were "in a pretty good spot at the moment"

Injured Clark won't retire
Injured Clark won't retire

Stuart Clark has conceded his international career is all but over, but says recent opportunities to captain New South Wales have convinced him to play on

So near yet so far for Watson
So near yet so far for Watson

Shane Watson admitted his failure to complete his maiden Test century at the Adelaide Oval was "the most shattered I've been"

No home-and-away for new FTP
No home-and-away for new FTP

New details of the proposed post-2012 Future Tours Programme have emerged with David Morgan, the ICC chairman, stating the home-and-away component of the current model could be scrapped

Peter Siddle tops bowling concerns
Peter Siddle tops bowling concerns

The most pressing concern surrounds the make-up of Australia's fast bowling unit given the strong possibility that Peter Siddle is ruled out

When a draw feels like a victory
When a draw feels like a victory

Plays of the day from the final day between Australia and West Indies in Adelaide

Windies ready to gamble
Windies ready to gamble

West Indies will "gamble" in their pursuit of a drought-breaking victory against an Australian side that no longer revels in pressure situations

Patient, determined, serious? Yes, it <I>was</i> Chris Gayle
Patient, determined, serious? Yes, it was Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle proved not only that his passion for the five-day game still runs deep, but he also positioned West Indies for a victory charge

Captain cool
Captain cool

Plays of the day for the fourth day of the Australia-West Indies Test in Adelaide

Stop-start batsmen can't go on
Stop-start batsmen can't go on

Australia's batsmen's failure to capitalise on starts ensured West Indies gained a first-innings lead in Adelaide

Watson wrecks chances of maiden century
Watson wrecks chances of maiden century

Plays of the day from the third day between Australia and West Indies in Adelaide

Umpire Benson heading for retirement
Umpire Benson heading for retirement

The leading umpire Mark Benson iss planning to retire from the game with immediate effect following his sudden withdrawal from the Adelaide Test

Weary Watson willing for work
Weary Watson willing for work

Australia's investment in Shane Watson is finally paying dividends

West Indies turn tables with new records
West Indies turn tables with new records

Asad Rauf has gone from TV umpire to on-field official for the second day of the Adelaide Test after Mark Benson was unavailable due to being "unwell"

Additional cameras for review system
Additional cameras for review system

The contentious UDRS is set to be boosted in Australia with an additional two Hot Spot cameras to be used for the three-Test series involving Pakistan

Destiny drives Bravo in ultimate battleground
Destiny drives Bravo in ultimate battleground

The night before he scored the century that revitalised his West Indian team, Dwayne Bravo lay in his hotel bed watching boxing

Video reviews mixed on cutting edges
Video reviews mixed on cutting edges

Plays of the day from the first day of Australia's second Test against West Indies

Adelaide pitches for drop-in wickets
Adelaide pitches for drop-in wickets

Les Burdett has signalled the end of 136 years of cricketing tradition by suggesting drop-in pitches could be used at the ground

Gayle considers ringing the changes
Gayle considers ringing the changes

The issue of West Indies' poor form was analysed in forensic detail after the first Test