Two years is a long time to spend in the international freezer, so paceman Ben Hilfenhaus is keen to stake his claim on the sun-baked pitches of the Middle East when Australia take on Pakistan in a test series next month.
Find of last year`s Indian Premier League, Mohit Sharma is enjoying the company of his new pace colleagues in the Chennai Super Kings team and said he was trying to take as much inputs as possible from senior colleagues like Asish Nehra and Ben Hilfenhaus.
No one in this current Indian team knows how it feels to be a `journeyman cricketer` more than Wriddhiman Saha but he says that facing some quality net bowlers in Australia and South Africa can also be seen as a gain when one doesn`t get a chance to play in Tests.
Injury prone Australian fast bowlers can learn a lot from England quick James Anderson, who has bowled brilliantly and non-stop without any hassles through out this year, according to cricket writer, Robert Craddock.
Under pressure fast bowler Ben Hilfenhaus is working hard on his bowling action in a desperate bid to uphold his spot in the Australia Test team that would face South Africa in the second Test at Adelaide following a below par performance in the Gabba Test.
Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag conceded that the delivery that Ben Hilfenhaus bowled to clean him up was an "unplayable" one while winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni lauded his boys for playing "authentic cricket."
Australian pacers Ben Hilfenhaus and Ryan Harris achieved their highest-ever bowling ratings in the ICC Test rankings after guiding their team to a thrilling three-wicket win over the West Indies in the first Test in Barbados.