He was all of promise, and substance, but gone too soon. In his short life and even shorter career, Phillip Hughes played cricket in its truest form – the gentleman's way. That's one reason, why his untimely demise has shocked the world.
South Africa could be without frontline spin bowler Imran Tahir for the fourth one-dayer against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after he injured his knee in the 73-run defeat in Canberra on Wednesday.
Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson may be rested after the second one-day international against South Africa to keep him fresh for the test series against India and next year`s World Cup, the left-arm speedster said on Saturday.
Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has been ruled out of all five matches in Australia`s one-day series against South Africa, putting him in further doubt for next month`s Tests against India, Cricket Australia said Friday.
Australia batsman Steven Smith will be rested for the opening one-day international against South Africa in Perth, with all-rounder Shane Watson returning to the side after recovering from injury, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.
Fireworks can be expected when Australia meet South Africa in five one-day internationals over the next two weeks even if the focus for both sides will be putting in place the structures for World Cup success next year.
Rilee Rossouw smashed a sparkling 78 off 50 balls to drive a youthful South Africa side to a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Australia at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday in the first of three Twenty20 internationals.