Australia batsman George Bailey on Sunday said he is ready to resume his place in the middle-order following the retirement of Michael Clarke. But he added he's not expecting captaincy on a permanent basis.
South Africa will treat the highly-anticipated World Cup match against India with the same respect as any other international and not as a "high-profile" game, Proteas cricket coach Russell Domingo said.
Unruffled by the 'chokers' tag given to South Africa for their tendency to crumble under pressure, Proteas cricket coach Russell Domingo said his team does not need a sports psychologist as good skill-sets will be enough for the players to handle crunch situations.
Even as South Africa plot India's downfall with the help of Gary Kirsten and Mike Hussey, cricketing greats Sunil Gavaskar and Ian Chappell on Wednesday felt their presence would not make much of a difference to the Proteas' chances in their World Cup game against the holders.
Cricketing luminaries bid an emotional farewell to Phillip Hughes at a funeral service held in his home town Wednesday, as Australia stopped to remember the popular batsman whose death from a freak injury sent shockwaves through the sport.
Back on their favoured quick and bouncy pitches, Australia`s failings against spin bowling are unlikely to figure at the World Cup and the co-hosts have an excellent opportunity to win a fifth trophy, according to former batsman Mike Hussey.
Having guided CSK to their second CLT20 trophy, Suresh Raina said that he has matured as a player taking cues from his contemporaries including Virat Kohli, who has shown the way with big hundred in ODI cricket.
Openers Lendl Simmons and Mike Hussey struck commanding fifties to hand Mumbai Indians a resounding 9-wicket win over Sri Lankan outfit Southern Express and keep their team in the hunt for the main draw of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20, here on Sunday.
Riding on a solid batting performance, the formidable Chennai Super Kings opened their Champions League Twenty20 campaign in style, defeating South Africa`s Titans by four wickets in a high-scoring encounter on Sunday.