Two years is a long time to spend in the international freezer, so paceman Ben Hilfenhaus is keen to stake his claim on the sun-baked pitches of the Middle East when Australia take on Pakistan in a test series next month.
India`s tour of Australia might be over three months away but mind games have already started with pacer Ryan Harris saying they will not tone down their aggression and the Indians may face a brutal summer from fellow fast bowler Mitchell Johnson.
Australia paceman Ryan Harris and opening batsman Chris Rogers have been rewarded for their performances in the two recent Ashes series by being included as two of Wisden`s Five Cricketers of the Year.
International cricket is set for a future of "colonial-style divide and rule," and will be "holding its breath" over the extent of Indian influence, according to the 2014 edition of Wisden Cricketers` Almanack published Wednesday.
Australia paceman Ryan Harris, who has played a major role in his country`s test resurgence over the last year, is to turn his hand to bringing through the next generation after being appointed an assistant coach with the `A` squad.
Australia paceman Ryan Harris, who bowled his country to a series victory in South Africa last week, will be out for six months after undergoing surgery on his right knee, Cricket Australia said on Wednesday.
South African cricketer Faf du Plessis has now reportedly turned the tables on the visitors by claiming that something was amiss about the ball reversing so early on the third day of the decisive third Test at Newlands.