Tsolekile still does not fully understand why he was dropped during the New Zealand Test series
South Africa convenor of selectors Andrew Hudson has admitted that wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile was supposed to replace batsman AB de Villiers behind the stumps for the New Zealand Test series, but he was denied the opportunity after de Villiers announced that he would like to continue donning the gloves for the Proteas.
Khan was nowhere near his best during the four-Test series
India bowling coach Joe Dawes truly believes the bowlers are heading in the right direction, despite all the seamers putting up an appalling performance throughout the four-Test series against England.
Swann will miss the entire ODI series
In an attempt to limit the players’ workload and chances of sustaining injuries, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have announced that they will be continuing their rotation policy throughout the five-ODI series against India in January.
Ganguly believes Dinda is the answer to India’s pace woes
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has announced that he still cannot understand why the national selectors refuse to pick pace bowler Ashok Dinda.
Underwood believes Panesar can lead England to victory in India for the first time in 27 years
Former England spinner Derek Underwood has labelled left-arm spinner Monty Panesar as the x-factor for the fourth Test against India at Nagpur.
Karunaratne was included for his outstanding performance against New Zealand
Sri Lanka opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne and pace bowler Nuwan Pradeep have been added to the Test squad for the upcoming three-Test series against Australia.
De Winter wants to see Australia’s pace attack fit and healthy all year round
Australia bowling coach Ali de Winter has announced that the national team’s pace bowling attack must be given adequate rest before the start of their Ashes campaign next year.
Hussey is confident that Australia can win the last two Tests
Having come off scoring a brilliant century at Brisbane against South Africa in the first Test, veteran Australia batsman Michael Hussey believes that every player in the national team will be pushing themselves to the limit in the last two Tests at Adelaide and Perth since they know that the number one Test team ranking is on the line.
Wade will be under a lot of pressure to perform with both the bat and gloves
Australia wicketkeeper Matthew Wade may as well have been jumping in the air and thanking his lucky stars, while veteran Brad Haddin could be looking at the end of his international career after Australia’s squad for the first Test against South Africa at Brisbane on November 9 was announced.
Bresnan feels that England have no major faults in the way they approach spin bowling
England all-rounder Tim Bresnan believes that the speculation about the national team’s problems against spin bowling are “massively exaggerated”.