Australia have cut opening batsman Ed Cowan and wicketkeeper Matthew Wade from their list of 18 centrally-contracted players, but handed opener Phillip Hughes another chance to establish himself in the national set-up.
A dejected and embarrassed George Bailey lamented Australia`s exit from the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, labelling the 73-run capitulation to India the worst batting performance during his tenure as captain.
Chris Gayle will be itching to get back to his power-hitting ways when West Indies lock horns with Australia, who will depend on Glenn Maxwell`s pyrotechnics, during their crucial Group 2 League encounter of the ICC World Twenty20 here tomorrow.
Australia have won the most number of ICC World Cup’s, four, in the history of the game. However, the ICC World Twenty20 is entering into its fifth edition and surprisingly Aussies haven’t lifted the trophy yet.
Australian captain Michael Clarke reportedly admitted that he had been out of order following a heated exchange with South Africa`s Vernon Philander during the closing stages of their third and final Test at Newlands .
Wishing for a match-up between his home country Australia and title holders India in the 2015 ICC World Cup final, retired fast bowler Brett Lee on Tuesday said the defending champions` biggest task would ahead of the mega-event would be to find pacers who can bowl at 140-kph.
The most high-profile series of the year between Australia and South Africa is certainly justifying its top billing. In the three-match Test series, two matches are already being played and the series is well poised with 1-1 at the moment.
Australia have opted for experience over youth in an attempt to win a maiden World Twenty20 title by selecting veterans Brad Hogg, Brad Hodge and Brad Haddin in their 15-man squad for the tournament in Bangladesh next month.
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.
Australia will be looking to open England`s "scars" and close out the one-day series tomorrow, keeper Brad Haddin said after his team`s thrilling one-wicket victory over the luckless tourists in Brisbane.
Ashes man-of-the-series Mitchell Johnson will be rested from the opening one-day international against England to freshen up for the rest of the series, Australia coach Darren Lehmann said on Thursday.