England`s left arm spinner Monty Panesar is using his stint in Sydney grade cricket to showcase his credentials and prolong his international career, as he doesn`t wants last year`s Boxing Day Test be his final Test match.
England have concerns over the fitness of spinner Monty Panesar but wicketkeeper Matt Prior will not return to the team for the fifth Ashes test against Australia, captain Alastair Cook said on Thursday.
Australian Ashes hero Steve Smith has warned England spinner Monty Panesar that he is next on Australia`s hit list following the retirement of off-spinner Graeme Swann despite the hosts retaining the Ashes urn.
England spinner Monty Panesar has said that he has `no idea` as to whom retired off- spinner Graeme Swann was referring to when he spoke of players `having no idea how far up their own backsides they are`.
Cricket Australia apologised on Thursday after being criticised on social media for a clumsy joke involving England spinner Monty Panesar posted on Twitter during the opening day of the second Ashes test.
A ground announcer stood down for allegedly pronouncing England bowler Monty Panesar`s name with an Indian accent has denied doing so, and said he would be seeking clarification from Cricket Australia, according to reports.
The ground announcer who was stood down for allegedly introducing England spinner Monty Panesar in a mock Indian accent, is seeking clarification from Cricket Australia (CA) over his removal after denying any slur was made.
England batsman Ian Bell, who acted as skipper in place of Alastair Cook in his side`s two-day warm-up in Alice Springs, has hailed his team mate Gary Ballance for top-scoring with 55 in the first innings of the tour match, which was its only half-century.