Former Australian batsman and current national selector Mark Waugh has lashed out at Cricket Australia's decision to force an early selection of the squad for the first cricket Test against India, believing that the move was prompted by "marketing purposes".
Talented medium pacer Sandeep Sharma, who was one of the star performers for Kings XI Punjab in IPL-7, is set to miss the Champions League Twenty20 due to an injury that will keep him out of action till December.
They might have finished their IPL league campaign at the top, but Kings XI Punjab is wary of the challenge that lies ahead when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the qualifiers in the latter`s home turf, said its Australian import Shaun Marsh.
Devastating Kings XI batsman David Miller wants to imbibe the "courage of conviction" from his new teammate and hero Virender Sehwag while sharing the dressing room with the veteran Indian cricketer in the ongoing seventh edition of IPL.
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.
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has reportedly confirmed his fitness for the third Test against South Africa at Newlands as the visitors attempt to bounce back from its first defeat in six Test outings and clinch a series win over the world`s top-ranked Test side.
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson will reportedly stay on the sidelines for the second Test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth after failing to participate fully in the squad`s first training session at the venue.
In-form Australian speedster Mitchell Johnson continued his good run in Test matches, as he scalped three quick wickets against South Africa in the first Test match being played at SuperSport Park, Centurion.
Australian all-rounder Steve Smith has hailed the temperament of his teammate Shaun Marsh after the batsman`s stoic unbeaten century in combination with Smith`s own 91 not out, rescued Australia from a poor start to its three-Test series away to South Africa.
Unchanged throughout their clinical 5-0 Ashes sweep of England, Australia will have two new faces in their XI on Wednesday when the three-Test series against South Africa starts at the Super Sports Park, Centurion.