Australian media were critical of lack of fight from Indian batsmen while praising their national team for a strong performance in their emphatic 95-run run victory to storm into the final of the cricket World Cup here on Thursday.
Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon is moving silently up on the list of his country`s best performed off-spinners following his impressive 5-130 from a marathon 46 overs during South Africa`s meandering first innings of the second Test at Port Elizabeth, according to the Australian media.
The Australian media has claimed that the current temperatures at the Perth cricket ground during the third Ashes Test are not as brutal as the 50 degree temperatures players have contested in years ago.
The chairman of the Australian media company that owns the radio station responsible for the infamous royal prank call to India-born British nurse Jacintha Saldanha which led her to suicide has dismissed the controversy, saying "shit happens".
The Australian media has claimed that India`s massive win in the second one-day international against Australia has proved that there is life after Sachin Tendulkar, especially with Virat Kohli leading the way.
The Australian media has argued that with the ICC in a clear DRS developmental phase, wisdom dictates the cricketing body should instead experiment in a county cricket or Sheffield Shield environment, similar to the approach taken by the ARL Commission.
The Australian media has defended the Australian national cricket team’s selectors’ chairman John Inverarity and said that instead of blaming him for the fiasco in India, the public should look into the faults of the non-quality batsmen and lacklustre bowling attack of the Oz team.
Launching a scathing attack on their cricket team for a spineless show in the second Test, the Australian media today dubbed their players as "pale warriors", who did not have the stomach for fight and the legs to last the distance.
Major Australian media houses have decided to boycott photo coverage of the upcoming Test series against India starting on February 22 in Chennai in protest against the BCCI`s decision to deny accreditation to a photo news agency.
The Australian media on Saturday slammed the Indian cricket team for its "disgraceful lack of fight" in the 4-0 Test series whitewash by Australia and compared the gait of the visiting batting greats returning to the dressing room to "flag at half-mast".