Cricketing luminaries bid an emotional farewell to Phillip Hughes at a funeral service held in his home town Wednesday, as Australia stopped to remember the popular batsman whose death from a freak injury sent shockwaves through the sport.
Pakistan seems to be new supply line for the leg-spinners around the world. After Imran Tahir, who played for Pakistan A before breaking into South African national team, another Pakistani leg-spinner, Fawad Ahmed, is on the verge of getting a call up from the Australian national team.
Shane Watson`s return to Test cricket during the upcoming four-Test series against India will be tough as he faces competition from a much bigger pool of players by deciding to play as a batsman rather than an allrounder, Australian skipper Michael Clarke said.
Shane Watson’s short-term international future remains uncertain as he recovers from a calf strain, but Australia’s coach and selector Mickey Arthur sees the possibility of the 30-year-old making his Test return in the middle order, which is considered a more orthodox batting position for an all-rounder.