Australia have a huge hunger for an Ashes triumph in England, according to all rounder Shane Watson, while batsman Steve Smith believes this year`s series will not even be close if the tourists play to their potential.
It's probably the best time to be an Australian cricketer. After lifting the World Cup trophy in their own backyard, many of them are leading the charge of their respective franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Rajasthan Royals in the 11th match of the Indian Premier League to be played at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam. (ALSO SEE: IPL 2015 FULL COVERAGE | POINTS TABLE | SCHEDULE)
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson believes his countryman and Rajasthan Royals teammate Steve Smith is up there with India's batting order mainstay Virat Kohli and South African skipper AB De Villiers as the current best willowers of the game.
With captaincy comes responsibility. We have seen many outstanding cricketers suffering huge slump in form after being given the charge to lead a side, irrespective of the format. But it seems, everything is falling in place for Australian Steve Smith.
The ever-consistent Steve Smith says he does not tired of batting as he continued his rich vein of form by scoring an unbeaten 79 in Rajasthan Royals' easy seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians, here on Tuesday.
Hugely talented Australian batsman Steve Smith credited the Indian Premier League (IPL) for developing his game, according to reports. The right-handed batsman has been in an imperious form scoring abundantly in all forms of the game.
As cricket's biggest carnival hits town, we at ZeeNews.com highlight potential newsmakers in the Indian Premier League 2015. So here are our 8 picks among overseas players that you should keep an eye out for in the 8th edition of the IPL.
Having gone through a testing time as cricket captain of Rajasthan Royals when the spot-fixing scandal broke two seasons ago, team mentor Rahul Dravid on Monday called for stricter laws, even criminal, to be put in place by the country's lawmakers to deal with this issue in IPL.
Australia batsman George Bailey on Sunday said he is ready to resume his place in the middle-order following the retirement of Michael Clarke. But he added he's not expecting captaincy on a permanent basis.
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.
A lacklustre World Cup performance notwithstanding, Virat Kohli remained the highest-placed Indian batsman at fourth even as Shikhar Dhawan rose a rung to sixth in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued today.