Australian all-rounder Shane Watson was forced to cut short his training session in the Melbourne Cricket Ground nets after being hit on the helmet by a bouncer on Tuesday, three days before the start of the third test against India.
Barely two weeks after mutually sharing the grief of Phillip Hughes' death, Indian team's relations with Cricket Australia is turning sour as pacer Ishant Sharma left the Gabba at lunch on the third day, after finding that there was no vegetarian preparation in the menu.
Josh Hazlewood may finally earn his baggy green cap this week when Australia play India in the second Test of the four-match series at the Gabba. And giving that hint is non other than Australia coach Darren Lehman.
Former Australian skipper Mark Taylor has come out and praised Virat Kohli for the way he marshalled the Indian team in the first Test here, saying the young batsman knows how to play cricket Down Under.
The family of Phillip Hughes thanked the Australian public for their enormous support since the tragic death of the young Australian cricketer by issuing an emotional message in today's newspapers here.
Australia were today left to deal with a massive injury scare to inspirational skipper Michael Clarke, who was taken to hospital for scans after limping off the field due to a hamstring strain on the fifth day of the ongoing first cricket Test against India here.
Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar believes that the Virat Kohli-led team can even win the first cricket Test if they remain in a positive frame of mind despite another good batting show by the home team on the fourth day of the encounter.
While he was leaving his imprint as a prolific scorer with yet another Test ton, David Warner also showed his support for Sean Abbott when the opener clapped after seeing the New South Wales pacer's bowling figures on the Adelaide Oval scoreboard here today.
Former Australian Test spinner Greg Matthews has criticised the team's reaction when pace express Mitchell Johnson's bouncer hit Indian stand-in skipper Virat Kohli in the helmet on the third day of the first Test at Adelaide Oval.