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Yardley urges Oz to play Lyon on ‘seamer-friendly’ Perth pitch

Bruce Yardley, who showed it was possible to carve a successful career bowling off-spin at the traditionally seamer-friendly Perth pitch, has urged Australia to resist the temptation to play an all-pace attack at the WACA ground by picking Nathan Lyon in the series decider against South Africa.

Wessels blames ‘ageing’ Ponting’s ‘fading reflexes’ for repeated failures

Former South Africa batsman Kepler Wessels believes veteran Ricky Ponting’s incessant failure against top quality fast bowling attack is down to his fading reflexes.

Watson’s injury puts spotlight back on Lyon for Gabba Test

A meeting between Australian coach Mickey Arthur and the Gabba groundsman has given hope to spinner Nathan Lyon to play against South Africa in the first Test, starting Friday.