Australian bowlers have reportedly selected England captain Alastair Cook as their main target in the back-to-back Ashes series, as they believe that the loss of England`s top batsman can see the their batting order stumble.
The Australian media has left no stones unturned in slamming the national Test team for their shambolic performance during their humiliating 4-0 series defeat against India, branding the current team as worst ever.
Spin legend Shane Warne today defended Australian coach Mickey Arthur despite the team`s dismal show in the ongoing four-Test rubber, saying the South African should not be made ‘scapegoat’ after the series.
A day after the shocking suspension of four key players, Australian skipper Michael Clarke is confident that there will no backlash against him from the dumped players, who, he says, understand the reasons for this "harsh" decision.
Australian skipper Michael Clarke says the disrespectful attitude of the four players was "the straw that broke the camel`s back" but believes that Shane Watson can still comeback to the side as Vice Captain.
Former cricketers such as Dean Jones and Michael Vaughan today reacted sharply to the exclusion of four Australian cricketers, which includes vice-captain Shane Watson, from the side for the third Test against India starting Thursday.