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.
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson will reportedly be rested for the second one-day international against England at Brisbane on Jan 17, while pacer James Pattinson and first ODI star Aaron Finch have been released to play for the domestic Melbourne Renegades on Tuesday.
England cricketer Eoin Morgan has insisted that his team can bounce back from their 5-0 Ashes thrashing by Australia and come out as winners in the ODI series against the hosts, beginning in Melbourne on Sunday.