Impressed with Josh Hazlewood's performance during his five-wicket haul on Test debut, Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath on Wednesday said that the New South Wales seamer can become a member of the 200-wicket club if he continues the good work.
Josh Hazlewood had to wait a while for his test debut but no one can accuse him of wasting his chance when it came after he became the 33rd Australian to take a five-wicket haul on debut in the second test against India on Thursday.
India frittered away the opportunity to make a big first innings total as they suffered a late-order batting collapse before Umesh Yadav scalped three wickets on his comeback to leave the second cricket Test against Australia evenly-poised, here Thursday.
Australian coach Darren Lehmann praised his team for enduring a tough opening day of the second cricket Test at the Gabba on Wednesday but said he expects them to come up with a better showing against India tomorrow.
Opener Murali Vijay cracked a fluent 144 as India put up a solid batting display to take the honours on the opening day of the second cricket Test against Australia by reaching a comfortable 311 for four here on Wednesday.
The Indian pace attack is getting much attention Down Under, with Varun Aaron being singled out for special praise by Australian cricketers, who feel the youngster's biggest assets - pace and bounce - are things that had troubled the visitors on their previous tours here.
Availability of Australian skipper Michael Clarke for the opening Test against India at Brisbane is still in doubt. And now a quadriceps injury of in-form batsman Steven Smith, has also forced him to withdraw his name from this week's Sheffield Shield round.
Ashes man-of-the-series Mitchell Johnson will be rested from the opening one-day international against England to freshen up for the rest of the series, Australia coach Darren Lehmann said on Thursday.
England will let their cricket do the talking in the second test in Adelaide after engaging in some "ugly" verbal exchanges with Australia during their opening loss in Brisbane, captain Alastair Cook said on Wednesday.
Australian Test captain Michael Clarke has said that their first Test win at Brisbane`s Gabba was fantastic because of the aggressive, positive way they played and that they intend to run with that confidence and momentum when the second Test starts in Adelaide on Thursday.