Australian all-rounder Shane Watson is reportedly expected to be the solution to his team`s problems with the reverse swing when he returns for the series-deciding third Test against South Africa at Cape Town.
Australia`s dramatic collapse against South Africa at the weekend has drawn inevitable comparisons with their previous test defeat but vanquished coach Darren Lehmann says the two losses were vastly different.
Australian captain Michael Clarke paid tribute to a great spell of fast reverse swing bowling by South Africa`s Dale Steyn after his side were bundled to defeat on the fourth day of the second Test at St George`s Park on Sunday.
India`s hero of the day Mohammed Shami said that the change of ball helped his cause as the replaced one started swinging much more enabling him to get rid of a set Marlon Samuels and an experienced Denesh Ramdin off successive overs during the opening day of first Test.
Amid the ball-tampering suspicions that are currently clouding England's ICC Champions Trophy campaign, South Africa captain AB de Villiers stoked the fire by admitting that England seemed to reverse swing the ball more quicker than other teams, which may be a possible concern.
England captain Alastair Cook has denied claims that the ability of his team`s bowlers to reverse swing the ball is connected with illegal ball- tampering or scratching the leather, saying that the bowlers can reverse swing the ball because of their skill and hard work.
The sub-continental pitches are the happy hunting ground for the spinners but reverse swing will also play an equally important role in the Cricket World Cup starting on Saturday, New Zealand bowling coach Allan Donald said on Thursday.