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How to bat and bowl in each of Australia's T20 World Cup venues

How to bat and bowl in each of Australia's T20 World Cup venues

We look at the data and tactics to explore at this World Cup - with help from David Hussey

12-Oct-2022Andrew McGlashan and S Rajesh
'You've made Australia proud...again!'

'You've made Australia proud...again!'

Viv Richards, Australia's prime minister, Mithali Raj and many more on Australia's triumph and India's promise

08-Mar-2020ESPNcricinfo staff
From 'poor' ICC rating to match abandoned: timeline of a troubled MCG pitch

From 'poor' ICC rating to match abandoned: timeline of a troubled MCG pitch

A difficult two years for the MCG pitch has continued with a Sheffield Shield match abandoned

08-Dec-2019Andrew McGlashan
MCG curator expects 'improvement in pitches this year', and no more Cook 244s

MCG curator expects 'improvement in pitches this year', and no more Cook 244s

Matt Page confident that the plan to revitalise the MCG's ageing drop-in surfaces is coming together

29-Oct-2019Alex Malcolm
MCG Boxing Day Test pitch rated 'average' by ICC

MCG Boxing Day Test pitch rated 'average' by ICC

The rating eased some pressure off the ground management and staff, following last year's "poor" rating

01-Jan-2019ESPNcricinfo staff
MCG spectators evicted over racist taunts

MCG spectators evicted over racist taunts

Chants of 'show us your visa' were a regular feature of the first two days, leading to a formal warning from CA to spectators in the bottom tier of the Great Southern Stand

28-Dec-2018Daniel Brettig at the MCG
Inside the MCG's pitch reboot

Inside the MCG's pitch reboot

The need for a rethink at the MCG was clear after a "poor" pitch rating last year. Matt Page, the ground's curator, deconstructs the process and planning behind the changes to the pitch

25-Dec-2018Daniel Brettig in Melbourne
Don't judge MCG pitch by its grass cover - Marcus Harris

Don't judge MCG pitch by its grass cover - Marcus Harris

The batsman is expecting slow scoring but the opportunity for runs to be made by batsmen diligent enough to play within their lanes

23-Dec-2018Daniel Brettig in Melbourne
MCG drop-in pitch to be upgraded to Perth standard

MCG drop-in pitch to be upgraded to Perth standard

The technology used to create lively pitches at the start of the India series will be brought to Melbourne next year

18-Dec-2018Daniel Brettig
MCG pitch rated poor by ICC

MCG pitch rated poor by ICC

Australian cricket has been embarrassed by the ICC rating the MCG drop-in pitch for the Boxing Day Ashes Test as "poor" following a dull draw in which only 24 wickets were taken over five days

02-Jan-2018Daniel Brettig
The Ashes is sinking into the mire of its own hogwash

The Ashes is sinking into the mire of its own hogwash

George Dobell observes a ball tampering beat-up at the MCG and not for the first time in this Ashes series doesn't like what he sees

29-Dec-2017George Dobell in Melbourne
Bayliss bemused as England are drawn into 'ball-tampering' row

Bayliss bemused as England are drawn into 'ball-tampering' row

Television footage appeared to show James Anderson digging his fingernail into the ball on a rain-affected fourth day of the fourth Test at Melbourne

29-Dec-2017Andrew Miller
MCG pitch battle spotlights issue for Australia

MCG pitch battle spotlights issue for Australia

The surface prepared for the Boxing Day Test has come in for criticism from all sides, with only Adelaide currently succeeding in getting the balance right

28-Dec-2017Daniel Brettig at the MCG
Size not the only challenge for NZ at MCG

Size not the only challenge for NZ at MCG

Clever as New Zealand's fans have been in lampooning questions about the size of the MCG with the tag #MCGsobig, it is difficult to find anyone who does not think the ground's vast dimensions will make a difference to the World Cup final on Sunday

27-Mar-2015Daniel Brettig in Melbourne
Keeping a quarter-final streak alive

Keeping a quarter-final streak alive

Bringing a bugle out of hibernation and donning face-paint for a unique hat-trick of India's World Cup quarter-finals

20-Mar-2015Sudhindra Prasad
Exhilarating and intimidating MCG

Exhilarating and intimidating MCG

It's size and history make the Melbourne Cricket Ground a house of sporting dreams

21-Feb-2015Firdose Moonda in Melbourne
Mind games in Melbourne

Mind games in Melbourne

Stadiums equate to their cities in the casual cricket watcher's imagination. Melbourne does too, but repeat visits amplify its charms

26-Dec-2014Sharda Ugra
Grasping the depth of drop-in pitches

Grasping the depth of drop-in pitches

In Melbourne, Sidharth Monga tries to understand the science and logistics behind the idea of drop-in pitches, and that they are not as complicated as he expected

24-Dec-2014Sidharth Monga in Melbourne
The G at the end of the line

The G at the end of the line

Go to Melbourne and the MCG will suck you in. It's not part of Melbourne, it is Melbourne

10-Nov-2014Jarrod Kimber
The heart of the game

The heart of the game

The Antipodean shrine of cricket is certain to bring its famed sense of occasion to the World Cup

04-Nov-2014Benjamin Golby

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