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Australia: a mean, authoritarian, anti-intellectual and racist culture

Warner defends ugly slur

David Warner has defended his “speak English” demand in a slanging match with Indian batsman Rohit Sharma but admits he was mistaken over the incident that sparked it. 268 more words

Australian Culture

The Ashes - cricket's most famous and enduring rivalry

Test matches between Australia and England have not always been for what we now call “The Ashes”. The first time these two countries met in a cricket match was back in 1877. 348 more words


Monster Johnson goes missing

This season, Mitchell Johnson is not the fearsome fast bowler he was last summer © Getty Images
Last time he was here a No. 8 was feeding time for Monster Johnson. 1,243 more words

General Balls

The Next Big Thing From Down Under

In a quest to find replacement for the legendary Shane Warne, Aussie selectors stumbled upon Steven Smith, a blond lookalike, who bowled decent leg spin in Shield cricket. 498 more words

Cricket Galaxy

My Apology to the Australian Cricket Team

The Australian Cricket Team’s emotion throughout the loss of their friend Phillip Hughes, has been raw. They are openly wounded men who have lost their brother and the nation‘s reaction to this tragedy has been nothing short of phenomenal.  652 more words


Mourning in unity

“So rest in peace, my friend and brother. I’ll see you out in the middle.”

These are the raw, heartbroken words of one of the most influential people in Australia, the captain of the Australian Cricket Team Michael Clarke, as he broke down in tears on national television.

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