A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Australia need to win more awards as a team, says Michael Clarke

Clarke is hoping his team can pick up the ultimate award of topping the rankings across all three formats

While theĀ Allan Border Medal presentation ceremony may for the most part be all about glitz and glamour, Australia captain Michael Clarke took the night as an opportunity to expose a painful truth upon receiving his fourth Allan Border medal.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Peter Siddle believes resting bowlers can be useful, but should not be mandatory

Siddle and Starc are the only two pace bowlers capable of keeping themselves fit at the moment

While Cricket Australia may have made the rotation policy amongst their pace bowlers in the national side mandatory, it does not mean that all of seamers are pleased its implementation.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Graeme Smith believes England will experience Ashes glory once again this year

Smith cannot see Australia winning in England

South Africa captain Graeme Smith has tipped England to experience Ashes glory once again this year, stating that playing at home for the first leg of the back-to-back series will give the side the upper hand.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Faf du Plessis and Robin Peterson set to become regulars in Test side after outstanding performance against Australia

Peterson and du Plessis have already established themselves as a lethal pair in the limited overs format

Aside from retaining their number one Test team ranking after beating Australia 1-0 in their recently concluded three-Test series, South Africa have also found two players, who are set to become regulars in the side for future series.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: AB de Villiers looking for bowling attack to reignite their aggression and passion

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De Villiers does not want to see the pace trio endure that much punishment ever again

South Africa wicketkeeper batsman AB de Villiers has called on the team’s pace attack to reignite their hunger, aggression and passion after they surprised many cricket pundits and fans by putting up less than impressive performances throughout the three-Test series against Australia.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: South Africa’s batsmen get distracted way too easily, says David Warner

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Warner is sick and tired of giving his wicket away

Australia opening batsman David Warner believes that South Africa’s batsmen get distracted way too easily and added that they need to work on their concentration in order to hold on to the number one Test team ranking for a long period of time.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: There is no better feeling than playing in front of the cricket-mad Indian fans, says Matt Prior

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Prior will be hoping that England take a 2-1 lead by the end of the third Test in Kolkata

England wicketkeeper batsman Matt Prior has admitted that there is no better feeling than playing in front of the cricket-mad fans of India and added that they are a key reason as to why the Test series is currently as intense as it is.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Hashim Amla laughs off Australia intimidation factor

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Amla is known to be one of the most calmest batsmen in the game today

South Africa batsman Hashim Amla has branded Australia’s attempts to unsettle him over the first two Test matches as “quite humorous” after they tried to get under his skin by bowling short-pitched deliveries and having a more aggressive attitude.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Matthew Wade willing to do whatever it takes to help Australia become number one Test team again

Wade is looking forward to putting his plans into action during the last two Test matches

Australia wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has announced that he is willing to do whatever it takes to help the national team regain their number one Test team ranking.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: We will push ourselves to the limit against South Africa knowing that the number one Test team ranking is up for grabs, says Michael Hussey

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.

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