Australia’s World Cup final hero James Faulkner on Saturday said he wasn't surprised he missed selection in the Ashes squad but pointed out that his main goal is to get back into the Australian Test squad.
The International Cricket Council said the match umpires had made a mistake after reviewing England`s final dismissal in the World Cup against Australia on Saturday which potentially cost James Taylor a century.
Australia skipper George Bailey praised match-winning centurion Aaron Finch and five-wicket star Mitchell Marsh after the World Cup co-hosts crushed England by 111 runs in their opening game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday.
There will be little love lost when arch-rivals Australia and England meet for a Valentine`s Day clash in front of an estimated crowd of more than 90,000 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground when the 2015 World Cup gets underway on Saturday.
Former Australian pacer Jason Gillespie Friday urged England to attack Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson when the two teams meet in the World Cup opener at the Melbourne Cricket ground (MCG) Saturday.
Ahead of the ICC World Cup 2015, Glenn Maxwell's form was a bit of concern for Australia. In the ODI Tri-series – featuring England, India and Australia – the all-rounder couldn't manage to impress with either ball or bat, till the league games.
Having gone through a rough patch with the bat in recent times, Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was happy to put up an all-round show in his team's dominating performance against England in the tri-nation cricket tournament final, here on Sunday.
All-rounder Shane Watson, who is struggling with a tight hamstring, joins a long list of absentees from Australia`s top batting line-up to face England in the tri-series one-day international at Hobart on Friday.
Its three key players, including skipper George Bailey, would be missing in action but the Australian cricket team would look to seal a place in the ODI tri-series final when it clashes with a confident England, here on Friday.
Quite pleased with his personal form but devastated by the team's loss, England cricket captain Eoin Morgan on Saturday blamed the defeat against Australia in the ODI tri-series opener on the top-order collapse triggered by pacer Mitchell Starc.
Former England captain Alec Stewart has said that the fun and enjoyment had been sucked out of the team under outgoing team director Andy Flower`s stewardship and that the players were too scared to question his inflexible ways.
David Warner and Shaun Marsh smashed fifties to complement their bowlers` efforts as Australia crushed England by seven wickets in the third one-day international in Sydney on Sunday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.