Fast bowler Peter Siddle has been dropped from the Cricket Australia's (CA) central contract list for the 2015-16 season despite being picked for the team's Test tours to the West Indies and England on Tuesday.
Australia will resist the temptation to tinker with their team on tour against West Indies and plan to field their best 11 in a bid to sweep the two-test series and build momentum for the Ashes, selector Rod Marsh has said.
Dark sunglasses were the order of the day for Australia`s triumphant cricket team on Monday as they paraded the World Cup trophy to hundreds of fans at a public reception after a night of heavy partying at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Australia`s trip to a seventh World Cup final on Sunday may seem standard fare for a nation that has already won cricket`s ultimate prize four times, but the achievement marks a stunning turnaround from the depths of two years ago.
Australian media were critical of lack of fight from Indian batsmen while praising their national team for a strong performance in their emphatic 95-run run victory to storm into the final of the cricket World Cup here on Thursday.
Former Australian pacer Brett Lee believes all-rounder Shane Watson has finally answered his critics after playing a match-winning knock in Friday’s six-wicket World Cup quarter final win over Pakistan.
Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz was fined 50 percent of his match fee while Australian all-rounder Shane Watson was penalised 15 percent of his after their angry clash in Friday`s World Cup quarter-final.
The Yellow brigade overcame Asian giants Pakistan in a pulsating quarter-final clash of the ICC World Cup 2015 at the Adelaide Oval on Friday. Although Pakistan scored a paltry 213 runs, Australia were in a spot of bother caused by Wahab Riaz but poor fielding saw the game go in favour of the hosts and register a place in the semi-final against India.
Shane Watson continued to make the most of his `second life` at the World Cup, surviving a dropped catch and a fiery assault by Pakistan paceman Wahab Riaz to guide Australia to the semi-finals with an impressive half-century on Friday.
Australia saw through one of the fierce fast bowling spells by Wahab Riaz to set up a cricket World Cup semifinal clash against India but the home team skipper Michael Clarke on Friday said his players will have to bat much better against the defending champions.