Darren Lehmann expects Mitchell Johnson to play in Test, ODIs against Pakistan
Darren Lehmann expects Mitchell Johnson to play in Test, ODIs against Pakistan

Australian coach Darren Lehmann said on Sunday fearsome fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will play in the upcoming Tests and one-day series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

Pattinson plans to change bowling action before rejoining national team

Australian paceman James Pattinson, who is recovering from a stress fracture in his back, is in no hurry to join the national team as he continues to fiddle with faint but career-saving changes to his bowling action.

Harris, Pattinson in doubt for Pakistan series

Australian pace spearhead Ryan Harris is unlikely to make the trip to the United Arab Emirates in October for the Test series against Pakistan, bowling coach Craig McDermott said Tuesday.

Lehmann casts doubt on Johnson`s World T20 participation

Mitchell Johnson`s hopes of playing in the Twenty20 World Cup looked to be fading on Sunday when Australia coach Darren Lehmann cast doubt on whether the paceman would be fit enough to travel to Bangladesh.

Oz media says pace battery starting to `feel the pinch` for first time since Ashes

The Australian media has said that the demands of an intense winter are starting to take their toll on the country`s mighty pace bowling attack, which is `under the pump` for the first time since Australia`s domination of England started at Gabba three months ago.

Haddin says `Gen Y ` Oz players have potential to change game

Australian vice-captain Brad Haddin has hailed the ` Generation Y` players of his team and said that they have the potential to change the game.

Siddle believes superior depth in fast bowling gives OZ the edge over Proteas

Pacer Peter Siddle has said that Australia has an advantage over South Africa due to their superior depth in fast bowling, and a mandate to bowl at full intensity all of the time.

Watson to be rested for second ODI against England

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.

Pattinson left out of Australia team for ODI opener

Australia have left out paceman James Pattinson for Sunday`s opening one-day international with England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Six Oz cricket experts worked as `F1 pit crew` to rebuild injury prone Pattinson

Six Australian cricket experts had reportedly worked together in a bid to return injured fast bowler James Pattinson back to bowling again.

`Motivated` Pattinson buoyed for comeback after Johnson, Harris`s Ashes performance

James Pattinson has said teammates Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris`s heroic performance at Ashes have served as a motivation for him.

Pattinson eyeing Oz Test return during South Africa tour

Inspired by the heroics of Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle in the Ashes, James Pattinson has set his sights on an Australian return on February`s tour of South Africa, and welcomes the competition for spots in Michael Clarke`s attack, according to reports.

Three changes for Melbourne Renegades

The technical committee of T20 Big Bash League (BBL) has approved three changes to the Melbourne Renegades squad, including Zimbabwean-born Solomon Mire’s elevation as community rookie to be eligible for selection in the Renegades final XI for Friday’s opening match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Young Oz quick bowlers flown to Perth for clinic with Dennis Lillee

Australia`s established fast bowlers have been taking care of business in the Ashes but the next rung of quicks have not been forgotten as Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and James Pattinson were flown to Perth to work with the great Dennis Lillee on Monday.

Australia`s Pattinson hopes to be back for Boxing Day test

Australia`s fast bowling stocks got some welcome news on Tuesday after James Pattinson suggested he could be fit in time for matches later in the Ashes series against England.

Australia in upheaval ahead of Ashes bid

Australia are bracing for a battle to regain the Ashes for the first time in six years but injuries, selection woes and a questionable build-up give every sign of a team in upheaval.

Siddle says injuries to young Oz quicks inevitable

Australian Test bowler Peter Siddle has said that he believes the injuries that have sidelined his young pace colleagues have been unavoidable and said that the remaining stock is good enough too.

Pattinson welcomes Craig McDermott`s return

Australian fast bowler James Pattinson has said that the return of Test bowling coach Craig McDermott is a fantastic development ahead of the return Ashes series.

Injured Australia quick Pattinson eyes third Ashes Test

Australia fast bowler James Pattinson is recovering from his back injury ahead of schedule and is targeting the third test in Perth in a boost for the hosts` hopes of wresting the Ashes back from England.

Eight Oz bowlers kept on standby for return Ashes

A secret squad of eight Australian bowlers is reportedly being kept on standby to tackle England and counter the perils of modern fast bowling in the return Ashes series.