Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has offered an unusual half-apology after his final World Cup sledging of New Zealand, suggesting that liquid celebrations may have fuelled his frank comments during a radio interview.
Giving a peek into the Australian cricketers' celebration after the World Cup triumph, Brad Haddin, who's just announced retirement from One-Day International cricket, said all-rounder James Faulkner got his "clothes off" in the afterparty.
Fast bowler Peter Siddle has been dropped from the Cricket Australia's (CA) central contract list for the 2015-16 season despite being picked for the team's Test tours to the West Indies and England on Tuesday.
Australia dominated the world stage once again as they blew away New Zealand in an one-sided affair in the final of the ICC World Cup 2015 in Melbourne on Sunday. Australia chased down New Zealand's paltry target of 184 runs by seven wickets to bag their fifth World Cup in the history of the game.
Rival captains Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India and Michael Clarke of Australia may have their hands full trying to keep frayed tempers in check during a potentially explosive World Cup semi-final on Thursday.
Australia captain Michael Clarke will approach Friday`s World Cup quarter-final against Pakistan like a final, saying he expected a "tough challenge" from Misbah-ul-Haq`s men in the make-or-break game.