It's probably the best time to be an Australian cricketer. After lifting the World Cup trophy in their own backyard, many of them are leading the charge of their respective franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Having become the leading scorer for his Indian Premier League team Mumbai Indians, New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson has expressed his desire to to evolve as the best finisher in the limited-overs format.
The most consistent team across all seasons of the IPL, Chennai Super Kings would look to put behind the off-field distractions and do what they are best at when they take on previous edition's bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils in their opening match of the Twent20 league here on Thursday.
Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey on Monday called Mahendra Singh Dhoni the calmest captain and said he would love to have the Chennai Super Kings skipper's "equanimity at the end of the innings".
The Indian cricket team sweated out at the nets today ahead of its Sunday's World Cup clash against South Africa, who are drawing on the deep insight of Gary Kirsten, India's former coach, to prepare for the tie.
South Africa's record against India in the World Cup has been an enviable 3-0, having convincingly won their matches in three editions ('92, '99 and 2011), but the Proteas are leaving no stone unturned to make it 4-0 when the two teams square off at the MCG on Sunday.
The current Indian cricket team may not have got a lot of appreciation in the past three months but former Australia left-hander Mike Hussey believes that this bunch will be a "force" to reckon with in near future.
He is one among the few top overseas players to have regularly featured in the cash-rich Indian Premier League and Michael Hussey believes that his bond with it has got stronger over the years having played the role of a "mentor" to young Indian players.
Former Australian batsman Michael Hussey warned teams against underestimating India after their 0-2 loss in the Tests series and said the visitors will be a confident side when they start their title defence in next month's World Cup.
Former Australia cricketer Michael Hussey feels that the injured captain Michael Clarke should have been given two more weeks' time to recover instead of the February 21 deadline set by the selectors to prove his fitness.
Indian cricket board is reportedly looking for a new national coach to replace incumbent Duncan Fletcher. The Zimbabwean's contract with the BCCI expires after the 2015 Cricket World Cup, that will conclude on March 29.
Former Australia captain Michael Hussey said he was surprised by reports that just-retired Test captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had suggested his name for the coach's job of Indian cricket team once Duncan Fletcher's contract expired at the end of World Cup 2015.