In a new series where we focus on some of the pressing issues in the lead up to the Ashes, we debate the contentious assertion that the series will be poorer as a spectacle for Ricky Ponting’s absence.
The second Steve Smith Report features a depressing lack of Steve Smith in it. We do our best to talk about him anyway, because without Sir Steve Aussie domestic cricket is really, really, boring.
In a battle of nerves, Australia held theirs to beat South Africa and level the two game (did you know it was only two games?) series in Johannesburg.