Jarrod Kimber


Job done for captain Cook
Job done for captain Cook

Alastair Cook has worked hard for everything he has achieved as a batsman and England captain. Why? Because being a success is his reason for being

Michael Clarke: a battle for greatness and love
Michael Clarke: a battle for greatness and love

He spent his career trying to win hearts and minds, as well as cricket matches. He could hardly have done more, but the whispers never disappeared

Australia's 93-minute video nasty
Australia's 93-minute video nasty

This was horror show of Australia's own making and it left Michael Clarke looking like a haunted man

England reawaken Australia's demons
England reawaken Australia's demons

In a series of remarkable swings nothing is certain, but Australia are facing some familiar foes as they attempt to recover from their Edgbaston thrashing

Australia encounter the real England at last
Australia encounter the real England at last

They came, they saw, they screamed. After two Tests at neutral venues, England's fans and conditions have finally come to the Ashes. And Australia were unprepared

Two very different Englands
Two very different Englands

England had been to the mountain top in Cardiff, and without even enjoying the view they toppled straight back down at Lord's

Last chances come early at Cardiff and Lord's
Last chances come early at Cardiff and Lord's

Last chances have come early at both Cardiff and Lord's as single moments of fortune have had massive consequences

No longer the barbarians at the gate
No longer the barbarians at the gate

Shane Watson's struggles epitomise an Australian team that hasn't been consistently dominant for years

Boof's nightmares slowly become reality
Boof's nightmares slowly become reality

Behind Darren Lehmann's blokey exterior lies a coach, and one with a number of headaches to ponder

Functional Rogers protects Australian interests
Functional Rogers protects Australian interests

Chris Rogers may not be shiny and new and won't play for a generation but his glut of fifties have made him a crucial cog in this Australia machine

Root result trumps process
Root result trumps process

Joe Root wasn't always in control and he rode his luck but ultimately new-fangled coaching processes were trumped by all that really matters: the scorebook

McCullum's Force of Nature XI
McCullum's Force of Nature XI

The New Zealand team has been built in its captain's image. When Brendon McCullum attacks, everyone follows. But it has been a long journey

New Zealand see their Test slip away from them
New Zealand see their Test slip away from them

This was New Zealand's time. They saw it. They grabbed at it. But they fumbled. They had it taken away. And now they won't go to Headingley confident or in charge. They will go 1-0 down.

Stokes slaps the funk out of McCullum
Stokes slaps the funk out of McCullum

As Cook got near his hundred, Brendon McCullum had three slips, three catching covers and a catching mid-on. But for Stokes on 99, McCullum could only summon two slips, a gully, and a regulation field. There was little that funkiness could achieve

Cyborg Williamson locks sights on England
Cyborg Williamson locks sights on England

New Zealand's No. 3 is a cricketing form of artificial intelligence. And he will destroy you

McCullum gambles fail to capture enough rewards
McCullum gambles fail to capture enough rewards

Brendon McCullum gambled on the toss. Gambled on his bowlers. Gambled on his field. New Zealand stormed the fort at his command, but didn't take enough prisoners and ended up in a bloodier battle than they were equipped for

Jesse Ryder's suburban fairy tale
Jesse Ryder's suburban fairy tale

For New Zealand's wild child, there is probably no better place than county cricket right now

New Zealand's greatest almost
New Zealand's greatest almost

Led by their fearless captain, New Zealand threw themselves at this World Cup and came as close as they ever have done to greatness

Dhoni's control test
Dhoni's control test

For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset

India collapse, Dhoni bats
India collapse, Dhoni bats

MS Dhoni may not be a member of the gentleman's batting club but that doesn't mean he can't be effective