Topic archives: Test cricket

First Test: Aus vs. NZ — Roy, rain and rendition

November 20, 2008 15

Here at Crikey, Summer begins not with the first day of December, but with the first delivery of the First Test at the Gabba. New Zealand, for so long our bullied and tormented little brother, faces an Australian team in transition — and for the first time is potentially vulnerable. Question marks exist over many […]

A Warne comeback? Maybe it’s not just spin

October 17, 2008

Hidden away in Shane Warne’s News Ltd newspaper column today is a paragraph which may reveal a clue to one of the most compelling sports stories this year: his return to Test cricket. When the notion of a Warne comeback was first raised in May, and then again reared its head last week, most thought […]