Peter English


Warnie, your team needs you
Warnie, your team needs you

Not for your legspinning or Poms-aggravating skills but for your headline-grabbing ones. Take the heat off your mates, will ya

A swinger for all seasons
A swinger for all seasons

No one-trick pony, Ben Hilfenhaus has developed into an all-conditions performer of substance

Which Mitch?
Which Mitch?

Australia will desperately hope it's the one who terrorised the South Africans two years ago. But while local conditions will help, Johnson needs to know he has the team's and the captain's support

Thumbs up, reluctantly
Thumbs up, reluctantly

The most Australian players seem to be able to offer in support of the split-innings format trial seems to be "interesting"

Clarke's next move the most important
Clarke's next move the most important

By making it to New Zealand in time for the opening Test, Michael Clarke will re-affirm his credentials to be Ricky Ponting's eventual replacement

The ultimate cricket tragic
The ultimate cricket tragic

John Howard was Australia's prime minister for 11 years. In June he will become the ICC's deputy president before assuming the top job in 2012

Speed kills the fast bowler
Speed kills the fast bowler

Brett Lee's retirement marks another stage in the passing of a cricket species

Online and length
Online and length

By day Brett Geeves is a Tasmania fast bowler. By night he's Australian cricket's top blogger

Australia must face harsh reality
Australia must face harsh reality

Ricky Ponting regularly says Australia play at their best when their backs are to the wall. It's not true with this side

Oops, he's done it again
Oops, he's done it again

Despite grace from some of the most powerful people in Australian cricket, the Australian allrounder has failed them. Everybody involved was disappointed, but nobody was shocked that he did it again

Can 'Junkyard Pup' rumble as captain?
Can 'Junkyard Pup' rumble as captain?

Michael Clarke, the leader in waiting, has had a second high-profile run-in with a team-mate

Doubts derailed local hero
Doubts derailed local hero

After surviving a series of career-threatening slumps, Hayden had the energy and the ability, but not the desire

It's not funny anymore
It's not funny anymore

Australia's rebuild has turned into a major unplanned renovation after the series defeat to South Africa

Downsides of the warm-up
Downsides of the warm-up

Australia's low-key series win over New Zealand did not deliver all the solutions ahead of the South Africa title fight

Savage grace
Savage grace

Andrew Symonds is a simple man, yet full of contradictions, who needs to grow up to the realities of being a high-profile sportsman

Nice to be here
Nice to be here

It used to be a hardship posting. Now India has become the number one destination for Australian players

Bored games
Bored games

As half of Australia's cricketers have been at pains to point out, cricket isn't tiddlywinks. Nor, apparently, is tiddlywinks either

Right place, right time
Right place, right time

Beau Casson started the West Indies tour on work experience, but is in line for a promotion for the third Test

A coup and a mistake
A coup and a mistake

South Australia's signing of Younis Khan is a short-sighted error

Independent to the end
Independent to the end

As a bowler MacGill was intelligent, volatile and compelling