Australia skipper George Bailey praised match-winning centurion Aaron Finch and five-wicket star Mitchell Marsh after the World Cup co-hosts crushed England by 111 runs in their opening game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday.
Skipper Steven Smith on Saturday said that India were clueless against Australia's lower-order batsmen who helped the hosts post 530 runs in their first innings on the second day of the third cricket Test.
New Zealand batting coach Craig McMillan Friday described skipper Brendon McCullum as the most destructive batsman to have played for his country after the right-hander blasted a 74-ball ton against the Sri Lanka in the opening day of the first Test here.
Australia's injured skipper Michael Clarke will join the Channel Nine commentary team for the Boxing Day Test match in Melbourne, which will also mark the return of former Test captain Bill Lawry behind the mike.
After leading Indian cricket team to a One-Day International series whitewash against the touring Sri Lankan side, stand-in skipper Virat Kohli said he is ready to lead a young side. He also said that, if a captain is lazy, it will look stupid.
Questioning the approach of his frontline batsmen, Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews on Sunday blamed the 169-run loss against India in the opening ODI to the abject surrender by the visiting line-up on a good Barabati Stadium wicket, here.
Skipper Gautam Gambhir led from the front with a confident half-century after Sunil Narine stifled Lahore Lions with his magical spin bowling as Kolkata Knight Riders eked out a four-wicket win in a Champions League Twenty20 Group A match, here Sunday.
England left-hander Gary Ballance has admitted that a dinner with skipper Alastair Cook helped get his focus back in the game after he came in the news for his shirtless act in an inebriated state at a Nottingham pub after the conclusion of the first Test at Trent Bridge.