Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques is confident of filling in the big boots of injured James Faulkner and be his replacement if the latter does not recover from his injury in time for the World Cup.
Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques was Friday handed a one-match suspension after being penalised for his side's slow over rate in Wednesday's KFC T20 Big Bash League (BBL) final against Perth Scorchers.
Brett Lee was denied a last-ball hat-trick and a fairytale end to his professional cricket career as the Perth Scorchers scrambled a single off the fast bowler to win back-to-back Big Bash League titles in Canberra on Wednesday.
Naman Ojha is certainly back in the national selection committee's radar after four centuries in his last five first-class innings, including two double hundreds but he rules out any competition with Wriddhiman Saha for the second wicketkeeper's slot in the Indian team.
New South Wales won the Sheffield Shield title for the first time since 2007-2008 when skipper Steve Smith and his Western Australian counterpart agreed to end the rain-interrupted domestic first-class final early.
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson will reportedly stay on the sidelines for the second Test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth after failing to participate fully in the squad`s first training session at the venue.
The Hyderabad-based franchise bought 22 players during the two-day auction, having already retained Shikhar Dhawan and Dale Steyn. Of these 22 new players, David Warner, Brendan Taylor, Moises Henriques, Aaron Finch, Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma and Darren Sammy are already established names.
Australia replaced injured batsman Shaun Marsh with Phillip Hughes on Thursday while clearing fit-again paceman Jackson Bird to join the team in South Africa for the three-test series starting on February 12.
India is lucky to have the experience of senior players such as Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar and it would be a big challenge for Australia to make a comeback in the third Test, all-rounder Moises Henriques said here today.