Australia`s stunning defeat in the second of three Tests against South Africa at St. George`s Park here, has thrown up a stark and interesting statistic, which puts the recent achievements of the Kangaroos into perspective i.e. Michael Clarke`s men have just one victory in 11 overseas Tests.
Former Australian captain Mark Taylor has said that the batting pair of Phil Hughes and Usman Khawaja should be looking at Matthew Hayden`s career transformation from limited shot-maker to awesome run machine as inspiration.
Former Australian opener Mark Taylor has said that Australian captain Michael Clarke might have to scale back his one-day career to get through consecutive Ashes series, even as the ailing Clarke was ruled out of Australia`s first ICC Champions Trophy match against England on Saturday.
For Mark Taylor IPL is a distraction for young players, but his compatriot Shane Watson says the league has something unique to offer as the youngsters get to rub shoulders with legends of the game which helps them learn not only about the game, but also life.
Former Australian captains Mark Taylor and Steve Waugh have said that they believed that former vice-captain Shane Watson is the key to wresting back the Ashes urn from England this winter despite his flop show in India.
Former Australian cricketer Mark Taylor has said that he believed that Twenty20 cricket is to blame for the impoverished state of batting in Australian cricket, adding that the existing players have to stand up if the visitors are going to have any chance in the Ashes.
Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke says he never gets carried away by personal milestones because if such landmarks don`t contribute to the team`s cause, he is left with nothing but a "hollow feeling".