Mark Taylor

  • Ponting 'offended' as Taylor rakes up Clarke row October 30, 2013

    Sydney: Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting on Wednesday said he was "offended" after Mark Taylor blasted his feud with Michael Clarke, saying it should have stayed in the dressing room. Current skipper Clarke was reportedly furious when he learned ex-captain Ponting's autobiography, released last week, contained concerns about his then-deputy's attitude....
  • Mark Taylor told me to grow up: David Warner October 11, 2013

    Sydney: Wayward Australian batsman David Warner says former Test captain Mark Taylor has helped him realise he needs to grow up and stop being "a pest". Warner, 26, admitted he has taken his cricket for granted and a frank discussion with Taylor this week reinforced the need to pull himself...
  • Mark Taylor makes a comeback to Cricket Australia board June 14, 2013

    Sydney: Former Test captain Mark Taylor was Friday recruited back into Cricket Australia's board following a change in Cricket NSW's constitution. Taylor, who had been a member of the CA board since 2004, lost his place last year when the national entity was streamlined to nine members. But Cricket New South Wales...
  • Million-dollar leagues like IPL are very distracting: Taylor April 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Australian skipper Mark Taylor feels that cash-rich Twenty20 Leagues like the IPL are acting as a huge "distraction" for young players, who are now more interested in raking in moolah than playing for the country. "If you look at the IPL and the money that's going around there,...
  • Bill Lawry to bow out of commentators' box in January December 3, 2012

    Perth: Bill Lawry, the legendary Channel 9 commentator, is slated to retire from the commentary box after a 35-year stint with broadcasting. The Sydney Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka from January 3 to 7 will be his last as a commentator. Lawry began his commentary career during Kerry...
  • Taylor asks Dhoni to learn from Jayawardene March 5, 2012

    Sydney: There are plenty of lessons to be learnt for India from their disastrous tour of Australia and one of them should be aggressive one-day captaincy, opined former Australia captain Mark Taylor. While recapping India's poor tour, the Channel Nine commentator said: "Mahendra Singh Dhoni has to be more aggressive...
  • Clarke plays down missing Bradman feat January 5, 2012

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke Thursday said he didn't think of Don Bradman and Mark Taylor's record when he made a surprise declaration and all that he thought was to give his bowlers enough time to dismiss India for a second time and win the second Test at the Sydney...
  • Clarke is out-and-out team man: Taylor January 5, 2012

    Sydney: Former Australia skipper Mark Taylor heaped praise on current captain Michael Clarke for putting the team's interest ahead of his personal ambition by deciding not to chase the world record individual score in the second cricket Test against India here on Thursday. "He's a guy who loves the game of...
  • Shane Warne unveils 300kg statue at MCG December 22, 2011

    Melbourne: Newly-svelte Australian legspin legend Shane Warne joked that a hefty bronze statue of him unveiled at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday was a "lifelike" memento of his time in Test cricket. "It's 300 kilos that statue, it's pretty lifelike for when I played," said Warne, who drastically slimmed down...
  • Aussie greats say cricket is dull without sledging February 16, 2008

    Sydney: Former Australian cricketers have slammed the Indian cricket board's stand to pitch for a ban on sledging during International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executives meeting in Kuala Lumpur. They feel the move will make the game 'colourless'. Taking note of the Sydney Test fiasco involving Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds,...
  • Mark Taylor to lead Aussie coach hunt September 8, 2006

    Melbourne: Former Australia captain Mark Taylor is to chair the selection committee that will choose the next national coach, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Friday. Taylor will lead a five-man panel to find a successor for John Buchanan, who is stepping down after next year's World Cup. "The recommendation of...