Cricket diplomacy was in abundance at a rare reception given to Narendra Modi at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground with the Prime Minister saying a "new journey" in India-Australia relationship has begun.
Former Australia batsman Dean Jones has called for a radical shift in the way Australian batsmen play spin after yet another humiliating Test defeat in Asia, suggesting that they practice facing spin bowling without pads to teach them to play with their bat in front of their leg.
Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones has asked Australian batsman to take on the South African bowling attack, which he branded as the `best in the world`, `one-day style` in the upcoming Test series
England players have received a barrage of ridicule from Australian legends when it was revealed that that the summer Ashes champions plan to defend the urn in Australia on a diet of piri-piri breaded tofu, quinoa and cranberry breakfast bars and mungbean curry with spinach.
Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones has provided some tips to the host team`s bowlers to succeed in the upcoming winter Ashes series by pointing out certain weaknesses in some of the main England batsmen.
Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones has advised Cricket Australia (CA) to recruit potential coaches and mentors to help stop the ailing Australian Ashes from a record-breaking losing streak instead of letting them drink champagne and lead tour groups.
Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones has slammed sacked Australian coach Mickey Arthur, saying that Arthur should have looked into his own failings as a coach instead of revealing supposed feuds among team members.
Every team is strong and favourite in its own backyard, therefore, to judge which team is better between India and Australia, the two teams should play on neutral venue, former cricketer Dean Jones has suggested.
The legendary Ian Healy has asked Cricket Australia to stop "treating" the country`s Test team like a "club" side and advised the selectors to show faith in the embattled players who are bearing the brunt after suffering two heavy defeats in India.
Former Australian batsman Dean Jones feels international cricket has become one of the world`s most popular sports in recent years due to the influence of India, which he says "generates 80 per cent" of the revenues.
Former batsman Dean Jones has claimed Australia``s decision to play four fast bowlers against India in the first Test in Chennai is a grave mistake, adding if the tourists fail to score 400-plus in their first innings they stand no chance of winning the match.
Former batsman Dean Jones has said the Australian team should stick with the Indian formula of playing two opening fast bowlers along with a spin duo and a part time bowler to improve their chances of winning the upcoming four-Test match series against the one-day world champions in the tough sub-continental conditions.