Drop-in pitches at several venues of World Cup matches will nullify home advantage as such wickets tend to be more benign and will help subcontinent teams acclimatise quicker in the cricket's showpiece event, according to former Australian all-rounder Michael Bevan.
Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar on Tuesday said that dropping middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara for the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia was a "bit strange" and felt that he should have been given a longer run.
Notwithstanding the 2-0 scoreline in favour of the home team, former Australian all-rounder Michael Bevan is impressed with the brand of cricket played in the series and feels Indians have a good chance to bounce back in Melbourne in the third cricket Test, starting tomorrow.
Very much like Michael Bevan, James Faulkner also has a knack to play till the very end of the innings to help his team to come out triumphant. Even Australian skipper Michael Clarke reportedly praised the dashing youngster as the team’s ‘new Michael Bevan’ after his heroics at Gabba.
Australian captain Michael Clarke has reportedly hailed all-rounder James Faulkner as the team`s `new Michael Bevan` following his match-winning inning at the Gabba on Saturday in the second ODI against England on Friday.
Former Australian batsmen Dean Jones and Michael Bevan have taken up coaching roles with the Chittagong Kings franchise in the forthcoming Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Twenty20 competition, officials said on Friday.