A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Our failure in India is not an indication of things to come during the Ashes, says Mickey Arthur

Arthur admitted that Ponting and Hussey would have been instrumental during this year’s Ashes series

Australia head coach Mickey Arthur has come to the defence of the national team after their humiliating 4-0 whitewash against the Indians, stating that this is definitely not an indication of things to come for the back-to-back Ashes series.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Harbhajan Singh confident India can whitewash Australia 4-0

Singh noted that India are looking for revenge after being whitewashed by Australia last year

Having decimated Australia in the First Test in Chennai by eight wickets, India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is confident the national team can go on to whitewash the Australians 4-0 after the tourists did the very same thing in front of their own fans at the beginning of 2012.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Michael Clarke spent after ‘tough summer’

Clarke will no longer be able to turn to Ponting or Hussey during a time of crisis

2012 has definitely been a year to remember for Australia captain Michael Clarke, who not only broke the country’s record for the most Test runs scored in a calender year, but also became the first Test cricketer to score four double centuries in a season as well, however, the big question on everyone’s mind is how much of a toll has all his hard work has taken on his mind and body.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: I am hoping to cement my spot in the national team during the West Indies series, says Shahriar Nafees

Nafees knows that his performance against the West Indies will be vital to his chances of being a regular face in the national team

After a year of being left out of the Bangladesh team, batsman Shahriar Nafees is grateful to have received a second chance to show his worth against the West Indies.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Shane Watson and David Warner must make strong start priority, says Mickey Arthur

Warner and Watson have established themselves as one of the most dangerous opening pairs in Twenty20 history

Whenever David Warner and Shane Watson have come out guns blazing it seems as if Australia, who were astoundingly ranked 10th on the International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 team rankings before the start of the World Twenty20, are unstoppable and coach Mickey Arthur believes strong starts to the Australian innings will be key throughout the World Twenty20.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Michael Clarke admits Australia will be troubled by Pakistan’s spin attack

Clarke believes the team that takes full advantage of the spin-friendly conditions will end up winning the series

Despite the heat and humidity of the United Arab Emirates, along matches finishing at 2am, Australia captain Michael Clarke is more concerned about the threat posed by the Pakistan spin bowlers, led by Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez.

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