Fast bowler Peter Siddle has been dropped from the Cricket Australia's (CA) central contract list for the 2015-16 season despite being picked for the team's Test tours to the West Indies and England on Tuesday.
Ryan Harris will sit out the remainder of the Sheffield Shield season to allow the fast bowling spearhead to be at his peak for this winter's Ashes series as Australia seeks to win an away series for the first time since 2001.
India's wayward bowlers today conceded a massive 213 runs in the post-tea session on the penultimate day of the fourth cricket Test against Australia, leaving their team with a daunting task of saving the match on a tricky last day track tomorrow.
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.
Australian pacer Ryan Harris on Sunday expressed disappointment at his team's "below standard" fielding but heaped praise on Indian batsmen, in particular Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli, for their performance on day three of the third cricket Test here.
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar was scathing in his criticism after Ishant Sharma and company conceded 500 runs for the third time in the ongoing Test series against Australia, saying that he has "no expectations" from the Indian bowling attack and termed it "hopeless".
Skipper Steven Smith on Saturday said that India were clueless against Australia's lower-order batsmen who helped the hosts post 530 runs in their first innings on the second day of the third cricket Test.
Disappointed they might be after conceding "too many runs" to the Australians, but Indian off-spinner R Ashwin on Saturday said the tourists will pile up their own share tomorrow in the ongoing third cricket Test as the wicket has become flat now.
Captain Steve Smith cracked his third successive century with a heroic 192 as Indian bowlers put up a poor show to allow Australia post a mammoth first innings total of 530 and gain control of the third cricket Test here today.
Amid speculation that Steven Smith could get Australia's ODI captaincy, former skipper Ricky Ponting has backed George Bailey to do the job in the World Cup if Michael Clarke fails to recover from his injury.
Michael Clarke`s candid admission that he may never play again after another physical breakdown caught his Australia team mates off guard, but paceman Ryan Harris is convinced the injury-prone skipper will be back to lead the team.