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.
Australia all-rounder Shane Watson is using the players' locker formerly meant for Phillip Hughes in the dressing room of Adelaide Oval, the late cricketer's adopted home that had witnessed a gamut of emotions before the start of the first Test against India on Tuesday.
Bouncers or not, the first Test between the touring Indian side and Australia will go ahead in Adelaide Oval on Tuesday. The match will witness the return of lion-heart Ryan Harris after an injury lay-off. And his team-mates are impressed with the fast-bowler's effort.
Australia might still be mourning the tragic loss of Phillip Hughes but all-rounder Shane Watson today said his team will be ready to dish out aggressive cricket and inflict pain on India when the opening Test gets underway here on Tuesday.
Australian skipper Michael Clarke, who is struggling with his hamstring injury, could be fit in time for the upcoming four Tests against India starting December 4, with reports surfacing that the batsman may not require surgery.
With the optimism over Michael Clarke`s fitness for the test series against India fading fast, Australia`s selectors will have to ponder their captaincy options as well as the make-up of their bowling attack over the next week.
India's Virat Kohli joins an elite list of star Ambassadors to provide neccessary support in the build-up to the ICC 2015 World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand between February and March.
Australia batsman Steven Smith will be rested for the opening one-day international against South Africa in Perth, with all-rounder Shane Watson returning to the side after recovering from injury, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, poised to return to the national team after a prolonged injury layoff, said Monday that he is willing to bat in any position to help his team bounce back from their poor performance against Pakistan in the ongoing Test series.