Australia could unleash pace quartet Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins on Bangladesh in Brisbane on Saturday but wicketkeeper Brad Haddin admits they are at the mercy of Tropical Cyclone Marcia.
Notwithstanding India's awful form in the run-up to the cricket World Cup, Australian paceman Josh Hazlewood feels the defending champions are a very dangerous side and that it was "just a matter of time" before their batting order clicks.
Former Australian pacer Brett Lee equated his country's pace attack for the upcoming Cricket World Cup at home to the "biggest wolf pack" he has ever seen, claiming that it poses a serious threat to the rival teams in the mega-event beginning February 14.
Indian bowlers might have come under severe criticism for their below-par show in the recent Test series in Australia but head coach Duncan Fletcher has defended them, saying that the thrashing they got from the home side batsmen was due to inexperience of some of them.
India overcame some anxious moments on a tricky fifth day track before salvaging a tense draw in the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia who sealed the four-match series with a 2-0 margin, here on Saturday.
Fresh from his impressive debut at the Gabba in the second cricket match against India, Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood has advised young Joe Burns, who is set to play his first Test at the MCG on Boxing Day, to keep things simple.
Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood Wednesday began playing mind games ahead of the crucial third Test beginning Boxing Day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground here, saying his team has the psychological edge over India.
In sports, numbers are everything. In a high stake series like the one between Australia and India Down Under, numbers are bound to excite. But beware, not all numbers will help keep sanity, especially if one is an Indian fan.
When Varun Aaron dismissed Brad Haddin early in the first session of the Gabba Test on Day 3, India looked in a commanding position as Australia still trailed by 161 runs with just four wickets remaining.
On two days of fluctuating fortunes, a new crop of Indians put to rest the Gabba snigger the visitors have been forced to associate with the fast and bouncy pitches Down Under. Historical fallacies were consigned to, for a prospective future once the Indian team finished Day 1 of the second Test at 311 for four wickets in Brisbane. Before the start of the match, it was everybody's assumption that the Indians will struggle to survive, let alone post a respectable score.