Observing that the ongoing Oppo Champions League T20 tournament would be a great learning experience for the Perth Scorchers, senior player Brad Hogg on Tuesday said his team is hoping to put its best foot forward and pull off some upsets in the event.
Australia's Perth Scorchers, which boasts of many a proven performer in their ranks, will look for early wickets when they face South African team Dolphins in the Champion League Twenty20 here tomorrow.
Australia's Perth Scorchers, boasting many a proven performer in their ranks, will start as favorites when they take on South African team Dolphins in a clash of two non-IPL teams in the Champion League Twenty20, here on Saturday.
Barbados Tridents managed to complicate a simple run chase before pulling off a one-wicket victory in the last over, to send Antigua Hawksbills crashing to their fifth straight defeat of the Caribbean Premier League here.
West Indies has overpowered a beleaguered Australian side in their World Twenty20 match on Friday at Dhaka by six wickets, boosted by a Chris Gayle launch pad combined with a late-hitting frenzy by captain Darren Sammy and Dwayne Bravo .
With quality batsmen in their squad, Australia looked a force to reckon with ahead of the ICC World Twenty20. They suffered a major blow when Mitchell Johnson was ruled out of the tournament due to a toe infection.
Pakistani Test and ODI captain Misbah-ul Haq has said that `ageing` players are no longer considered misfits in the `rip-roaring` Twenty20 format as teams have realised the importance of experience in the shortest format of the game.
Australia has finally started to get serious in its bid to win their first-ever World Twenty20 title even as the tournament prepares to start off with a bang with hosts Bangladesh taking on Afghanistan in the first game in Dhaka on Sunday, according to a report.
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.
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.
The role of more players whose names cropped up during interrogation of the arrested cricketers and bookies in the IPL spot-fixing scandal could be probed, Delhi police said today, as six bookies were held in Tamil Nadu in connection with another IPL betting racket.