Australia`s trip to a seventh World Cup final on Sunday may seem standard fare for a nation that has already won cricket`s ultimate prize four times, but the achievement marks a stunning turnaround from the depths of two years ago.
Playing in a world cup is the ultimate dream of a player. Playing in his second successive ICC World Cup in 2015, John Mooney can be proud of his cricketing achievements. However, everything was not cosy for the Irishman.
Cricketers participating in the ICC World Cup 2015 have reportedly been issued a pre-tournament warning to refrain from sledging as the game's bosses don't want some repulsive confrontation at the tournament in New Zealand and Australia.
England all-rounder Stuart Broad has praised Australia captain Michael Clarke, his team and the general public for the respect they showed Phillip Hughes following the death of the opening batsman in November.
The death of Phillip Hughes less than six weeks ago still hung thick in the air at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday as Australia began preparations to play their first test match at the ground since.
The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) is set to place a brass plaque outside the home-team dressing room in honour of Phil Hughes on Monday, a day before the start of the fourth and final cricket Test between India and Australia here.
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.
As the Australian players prepare for an emotional return to the SCG ahead of the fourth Test against India, the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust has planned to unveil a bronze plaque in memory of Phillip Hughes, who fell to a fatal bouncer on this ground last month.