Root challenges Johnson to `bring it on` in Adelaide Test

England batsman Joe Root has challenged Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson to `bring it on` in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.

Siddle says ‘home for fast bowlers’ Gabba doesn’t guarantee success against Proteas

Australian and Victorian quick Peter Siddle has said winning against the world’s number Test team South Africa at The Gabba in Brisbane, which is also referred to as the home for fast bowlers, won’t be an easy task.

Lyon in high spirits ahead of Gabba Test despite modest form of late

Australia off spinner Nathan Lyon has said he is happy with his preparation for the first Test match against South Africa at The Gabba, in Brisbane, starting on November 9, despite displaying modest form in domestic competitions of late.

‘Wade’s inclusion in Oz squad gives chance to young batsmen to pressurize selectors’

Cricket Australia’s (CA) decision to opt for young Mathew Wade over veteran Brad Haddin for the first Test match against South Africa at The Gabba, in Brisbane has given a clear indication to other young batsmen in the country that they would be given due attention if they too push for a spot in the national team, according to senior cricket journalist Greg Baum.

Gabba curse awaiting visiting England team for Ashes opener

The Gabba in Brisbane, which will host the first Ashes Test, is being viewed as the most dreaded venue for the visiting England team.