Australia fast bowler James Pattinson will make his return to first-class cricket Saturday following a long-term back injury when he lines up for the Victorian Bushrangers in their Sheffield Shield clash against the Queensland Bulls at The Gabba in Brisbane.
Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has said playing in Australia's domestic Big Bash Twenty 20 cricket tournament would enable him to prepare in the best possible way for the ICC World Cup to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand next year.
Former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody signed on as the director of cricket at Big Bash League (BBL) team Melbourne Renegades Tuesday. The 48-year-old will be responsible for list management, talent identification and recruitment.
Former captain and senior all-rounder Shoaib Malik is unhappy after the PCB summoned him back from Australia where he was playing in the Big Bash and told him to make himself available for the domestic T20 tournament ahead of World T20 selections.
Sri Lankan off-spin great Muttiah Muralitharan is set to play against his old time rival Australian Shane Warne in the forthcoming season of the Big Bash as he confirmed that he will be representing Melbourne Renegades in the Twenty20 league.