Australia opener Ed Cowan today gave a huge compliment to India`s latest batting sensation Shikhar Dhawan by equating his breathtaking effort of 187 on debut to the batting style of legendary Don Bradman.
Australian quick Mitchell Starc has said that he is content to stay in the No.9 slot in the batting order despite being the top-scorer in Australia`s first innings in the third Test and coming close to making a century on Saturday.
Former Australian captain Ian Chappell has criticised the team management and told them that it is important to remember that the players are grown men, not schoolboys, even though the game may have evolved and the players have become full-time professionals, following the suspension of four key players from the Mohali Test.
Captain Michael Clarke had already stated that the suspension of the four cricketers failing to make presentations is not a one-off incident and now there are reports emerging about some acts of indiscipline on the part of Australian cricketers in the recent past.
After losing the first Test by eight wickets, Australia are looking to bounce back in the second Test starting here Saturday with captain Michael Clarke exuding confidence that his side can taste success if it plays best cricket for five days.
Former Test stalwarts today blamed the pathetic batting performance by the star-studded Indian batting line-up for its 0-4 rout in the Test series against Australia and said heads have to roll following the country`s second successive whitewash overseas.
India on Saturday succumbed to its second successive overseas series whitewash and the bulk of the blame should go to its famed batting line, which failed miserably in what has turned out to be a disastrous Test series against Australia.
He is the only Australian bowler struggling against clueless Indian batsmen and off-spinner Nathan Lyon is taking tips from spin legend Shane Warne to plot the downfall of the visiting line-up in the fourth and final Test in Adelaide starting on January 24.