Even though he already had five Test centuries to his name, the moment Steve Smith, batting on 99 at the Gabba, saw his shot go past the fielder towards the point boundary, he screamed and celebrated as if it was his debut Test ton.
Injured skipper Michael Clarke should quit playing One-Day Internationals (ODI) after the 2015 World Cup in order to finish his career as one of the true greats of Australian cricket, former captain Allan Border has said.
Set to make a return to the Australian cricket squad against Pakistan for the first Test in Dubai, pacer Peter Siddle said Monday that he has gained five kg which has helped him regain the speed coach Darren Lehmann demands from his fast bowlers.
Australian business magnate Don Argus, who penned the landmark review of Australian cricket in 2011, has warned the team and its selectors that they must not be fooled into thinking the job is done despite the Ashes hosts revival.
Australian batsman George Bailey won`t need the plane ticket he bought himself a month ago so he could be a spectator at the Boxing Day Test as he still remains a part of the national squad, eager to notch up another good performance.
Former Australian cricketer Geoff Lawson has said that a 5-0 whitewash of the England team in the ongoing Ashes would give Australia a perfect opportunity to set the standard for a lengthy domination in the world scene.
Former Australian Test speedster Brett Lee has expressed his excitement at thought of pairing the recovering Pat Cummins with the fiery Mitchell Johnson to unleash a frightening pace attack, with the duo capable of cracking 150km/h.