Set for his Test debut Wednesday against India at the Gabba, pacer Josh Hazlewood is now well groomed for top flight cricket and ready for his big day, says former Australian cricketer and national selector Andy Bichel.
In the opening Test between India and Australia we have seen Virat Kohli leading the Indian side for the very first time in Test cricket. And now in the second Test, scheduled to take place at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia are going to play under newly appointed skipper Steven Smith.
Excitement, thrill, action, reaction, altercation, drama, emotions; the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy played at Adelaide Oval covered all these aspects and set the tone for rest of the series.
Injured skipper Michael Clarke has backed Brad Haddin as Australia cricket captain for the remainder of the Test series against India saying he is confident that the wicket-keeper batsman will get all the support from the team to do a "wonderful" job.
Defending the Indian team for attempting to chase a stiff target of 364 set by Australia in the first Test, former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin said that the young Indian batting line-up had exposed the home team's bowlers.
Australia will be the happier team at the end of the fourth day as they took the advantage over India by getting a big lead of 363 runs. Two players who contributed largely to Australia's fortunes were David Warner and off-spinner Nathan Lyon.
Opener David Warner extended his purple patch with the bat by cracking his second century of the match as the first cricket Test against India headed for an exciting finish with Australia gaining an overall lead of 363 runs runs here today.
Australian opening batsman David Warner completed his 1000 Test runs in 2014 on Friday. The southpaw achieved the milestone against India in Australia's second innings in the first Test in Adelaide on Friday.
The pitch for the opening Test between India and Australia here will have something for everybody, said curator Damian Hough promising that the track would ensure a healthy contest between bat and ball in the match starting tomorrow.