World Cup: We have a point to prove in semis, says England coach

England coach Trevor Bayliss believes his side has a point to prove now they are in the semi-finals of the World Cup after falling short in the last two major international tournaments. Continue Reading

Police raids on Aussie media fuel calls for journalist protections

Australia’s democratic credentials have been called into question following police raids on major media organisations this week, sparking urgent calls for greater protection of journalists and their sources. Continue Reading

World Cup 2019: Smith keen to prove a point

Before his dramatic fall from grace, Steve Smith was drawing comparisons with Australian batting icon Donald Bradman, and there are signs he is ready to pick up where he left off. Smith was the golden boy of Australian cricket until he opted to turn a blind eye to teammates Cameron Bancroft and David Warner conspiring to alter the ball during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town in early 2018. It proved catastrophic, with his career and reputation crumbling — he was banned for a year and sacked as national captain. Continue Reading

Hot Australian summer sparks wildfires

Homes have gone up in flames and skies turned blood red as nearly 1,000 firefighters battle dozens of out-of-control blazes in southern Australia in the wake of the nation’s warmest summer on record. A days-long heatwave sent temperatures soaring towards 40 degrees Celsius over the weekend, with bushfires raging across Victoria state forcing thousands of people to flee their homes. Continue Reading

India to play first ODI against Aussies tomorrow

Rahul was unlikely to get a go owing to both his poor form and the presence of a well-settled opening pair in Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. The bigger question though is regarding Pandya’s absence, for the all-rounder provides crucial balance to the ODI side with his ability to bowl 10 overs as well as bat in the middle order. Continue Reading