A cracking knock from Glenn Maxwell helped Kings XI Punjab overcome a poor start to their chase and win the battle of first-timers against Hobart Hurricanes by five wickets in the Champions League T20 here on Thursday.
Tasmanian batsman Alex Doolan could be in line for a test debut pending the fitness of all-rounder Shane Watson after being named in Australia`s 14-man squad for the fifth and final Ashes test in Sydney.
Australian fast bowler Doug Bollinger has reportedly earned his redemption in the eyes of the selectors after his retention in the Test squad for the second consecutive Ashes Test, although he would play on Boxing Day only if Ryan Harris` temperamental knee worsens.
Australian cricketer Doug Bollinger has attributed his resurgence as a pace ace to old-fashioned enjoyment rather than any old anger at being dumped from Test cricket three years ago when he was dismissed as unfit, according to reports.
Australia captain Michael Clarke has said it’s great to see fast bowlers Mitchell Johnson and Doug Bollinger back in form after the duo played during a domestic one-day game between New South Wales (NSW) and Western Australia (WA).
Australia captain Michael Clarke has lauded the decision to send bowling coach Ali de Winter to next month’s Champions League in South Africa to make certain young pace men Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc return fit for the Test series against South Africa.