A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Bowling woes could cost Shane Watson his place in the national team

Watson’s decision to become a specialist batsman could undo everything he has worked for in his entire career

Injury-plagued Australian all-rounder Shane Watson could lose his spot on the Test team if he decides to quit bowling in order to prolong his international career, according to Cricket Australia high performance manager Pat Howard.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Hussey to replace Hussey?

Hussey has called on Cricket Australia to allow his brother to replace him on the Test roster

While Australia middle order batsman Michael Hussey’s retirement from international cricket has sparked a massive debate over who will replace him in the Test squad, the 37-year-old veteran sees no one else worthy than his brother David.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: England definitely have the edge over Australia in the upcoming back-to-back Ashes series, admits Jason Gillespie

England have the chance to hand Australia their third successive loss in the Ashes

England seem to be riding on a new high after breaking the shackles of their 28-year losing streak in India and former Australia pace bowler Jason Gillespie believes that they now have an edge over the Australians heading into the back-to-back Ashes series later this year.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: I don’t want to see Sachin Tendulkar keep embarrassing himself with failure after failure, says Geoffrey Boycott

Boycott thought Tendulkar made a “responsible and sensible” decision to retire from ODIs

Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has announced that he no longer wants to see Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar embarrass himself during every Test series, especially after his dismal performance against England last year.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Michael Clarke surpasses Ricky Ponting’s record for most Test runs scored in a year

Clarke broke two major records during his 2012 season

2012 will always be remembered as the year of Michael Clarke as the Australia captain not only became the first player in Test cricket history to score four double hundreds in one year, but also surpassed his predecessor Ricky Ponting as the country’s highest Test run scorer in a calender year.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Giving Dhoni a break from captaining the national side will benefit him and India as well, says Sunil Gavaskar

Gavaskar feels that Dhoni needs some time off to “reflect on his game”

Former India batsman Sunil Gavaskar has announced that relieving captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni of his post as skipper will hugely benefit himself and the national team as well.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Darren Lehmann made to pay hefty fine for criticising Marlon Samuels’ bowling action

Lehmann was fuming after learning the verdict of his hearing

Brisbane Heat coach Darren Lehmann was reprimanded and made to pay US$3,000 for criticising and questioning the legitimacy of West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels’ bowling action during the Big Bash League (BBL).

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