Australia skipper Steven Smith on Friday heaped praise on his bowlers for checking England's surge in the death overs and restricting them to 303 for eight in their cricket tri-series match here today.
Eoin Morgan might not have been in the best of form last year, but England's new ODI skipper slammed a fantastic ton against Australia in the first match of the ODI tri-series at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.
With the World Cup in the back of their minds, favourites Australia and England will lock horns in the opening match of the ODI cricket tri-series here on Friday, looking to test their squads one last time in the final lead-up to next month's mega-event.
Australians are busy with a Test series at home with India, but their Ashes rivals have already started selling tickets for the upcoming tour in England. According to England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), tickets for three days of the scheduled third Ashes match at Edgbaston in July have already been sold out.
Australian cricketers are reportedly dominating in the top 50 sports earners` list of an Australian magazine for the first time following a stunning winter in which they reaped the financial awards of winning 12 of the 13 games against England across all three formats.
England`s disastrous tour to Australia has finally ended after 100 days of torment. They have had a forgettable series and need a lot of introspection in the coming days to resurrect the team for the upcoming tours and the World Cup 2015.
Australian captain Michael Clarke has reportedly hailed all-rounder James Faulkner as the team`s `new Michael Bevan` following his match-winning inning at the Gabba on Saturday in the second ODI against England on Friday.
Former England captain David Gower has joined the list of critics who believe that controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen had allowed his ego to come before the needs of the team in England`s 5-0 Ashes hammering by Australia.