The sudden retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India’s most capped and most successful Test captain, gives Australia an early advantage in the build-up to the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) beginning Tuesday, opener David Warner said Sunday.
Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris has joined teammate Mitchell Johnson in criticizing the unusually slow and low nature of pitches in the ongoing cricket Test series against India, saying the pacers have had to work much harder than the last Ashes summer to get the batsmen out.
As an emotional Australia get ready to play the final cricket Test at SCG starting Tuesday, medium-pacer Peter Siddle said his team is keen to put up a fine show in memory of late Phillip Hughes, who succumbed to a fatal bouncer on this venue five weeks back.
Josh Hazlewood may finally earn his baggy green cap this week when Australia play India in the second Test of the four-match series at the Gabba. And giving that hint is non other than Australia coach Darren Lehman.
The pertinent question worth asking and debating at the back-drop of Hughes tragedy is – Will Australia employ the dreaded bouncers against the Indians. The last Ashes series witnessed the ferocity – with which fast bowling was once associated – revived by the likes of Mitchell Johnson
Cricket Australia (CA) Saturday opted to rest pace trio Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle and Josh Hazlewood for the upcoming Sheffield Shield round matches, keeping in mind the upcoming Test series against India.
Former Australian batsman and current national selector Mark Waugh has lashed out at Cricket Australia's decision to force an early selection of the squad for the first cricket Test against India, believing that the move was prompted by "marketing purposes".
Australia pacemen Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle bowled their states to victories in the Sheffield Shield on Wednesday, hitting form just in time for next week`s announcement of the squad for the India series.
Australia pacer Peter Siddle said Friday he expected the national selectors to judge actions rather than figures in determining the best bowling attack for the Test series against India starting Dec 4.