Selector Mark Waugh has said Shane Watson faces a fitness test Wednesday morning for the third Test against India, starting Friday, after the all-rounder was struck on the helmet in the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) nets here Tuesday.
Former Australia fast bowler Merv Hughes has called for pacemen to send down an early bouncer in Australia`s first test against India to "clear the air" in the wake of Phillip Hughes` tragic death from a short-pitched delivery.
Australia selector Mark Waugh refreshingly candid departure from sport media-speak when he let slip that Cricket Australia wanted their test team selected early for "marketing reasons" has been swiftly rebuffed by the governing body on Friday.
Former Australian batsman and current national selector Mark Waugh has lashed out at Cricket Australia's decision to force an early selection of the squad for the first cricket Test against India, believing that the move was prompted by "marketing purposes".
Australia captain Michael Clarke is disappointed at the alleged involvement of international cricketers in matchfixing but was "happy, satisfied and confident" that his own team were not corrupt, he said on Wednesday.
Sydney: Former batsman Mark Waugh, who made three Test tours of India and was a fine player of the type of probing slow bowling Australia will face in Friday``s first Test in Chennai, has claimed spending time at crease would be crucial for the visiting team``s inexperienced batting line up.
Former Australian batsman Mark Waugh is hoping that the decision to pick an out-of-form but experienced Ricky Ponting works in the opening Test against India as Usman Khawaja was unlucky to get the axe for one just bad show.
Former Australia cricketer Mark Waugh has said that the next week`s batting camp organised by Cricket Australia ahead of the four-match Test series against India must focus on the mental preparation of the players, besides addressing their problems with technique.