Australia wont be Playing up to their Strenght

Australia might not be playing with the strongest XI in the opening game of the test series versus India.

Many of the players who regularly feature for the Kangaroos in test cricket are devastated by the recent Phillip Hughes’ tragedy and the Australian Cricket Board totally understands their situation.

The board chief, Mr. James Sutherland, clearly said while talking to the press yesterday that it’s not mandatory for every player to feature in the first game.

Gurney gets another opportunity on the back of Broad injury

Stuart Broad’s injury has given Harry Gurney another opportunity to prove that he is World Cup material.
The Southpaw paceman would probably not have found himself in the touring party to Sri Lanka if Broad had not been sitting out recovering from his operation.
Broad and Anderson are two certainties in the England bowling line up in the World Cup. The third will certainly be a spinner, whether it’s James Tredwell or Moeen Ali and the fifth will be an all rounder.

Clarke Admits Smith Needs To Be In the Team

The captain of the Australian Cricket Team, Michael Clarke, has admitted that not including the middle order batsman Steven Smith in the playing XI was a wrong decision in yesterday’s match against Zimbabwe.
Australia, shockingly, lost that match to Zimbabwe by 3 wickets. It was their first defeat against the African nation in more than three decades.

Gilchrist Believes Cook Should Settle Differences With Warne

Adam Gilchrist reckons that Alastair Cook, the English captain, should meet Shane Warne and try to sort out his differences with the leg spinner.

Warne has been Cook’s biggest critic in the last 12 months. He clearly says that the Essex left hander is not good enough to be leading the English side.

Warne has an issue with Cook’s negative approach on the field. According to him, the England captain keeps looking for a safer route and that’s why, the Three Lions don’t manage to win matches.

Patterson Said He Made Too Early Of A Debut

The fast bowler of the Australian Cricket Team, James Pattinson, has said that he made his debut in test match cricket a bit earlier than when he should have and that’s why he has got repeatedly injured in his test career so far.
Pattinson has been one of the most injury prone Aussie fast bowlers in the last couple of years. He has hardly played consecutive test matches in the recent past.

He had injured his back while playing in the Ashes series in England last year which kept him out of the home Ashes.

Lehmann Already Hopeful About Next Ashes

The next Ashes series is about a year away, but, the coach of the Australian Cricket Team, Darren Lehmann, has already started feeling excited about it. He is very hopeful of doing well in England in 2015.

Australia’s performance in the test matches in England has not been that good in the last one decade or so. The last time that they had won an Ashes series on English soil was way back in 2001.

But, Lehmann reckons that with the kind of team the Kangaroos have got at present, they can break this losing streak if they make some changes here and there.


Shane Warne has said that it’s hard for him to understand why Alastair Cook and the England Cricket Board decided to start their campaign of rebuilding the test team without Kevin Pietersen.

Pietersen was forced to bring down the curtains on his international career by ECB after the horrifying Ashes tour of Australia and Warne thinks it’s quite Bizarre.
According to the former leggie, a captain should know how to manage the superstars who might not be the most humble people around, but, they win matches and that’s the most important thing.