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.
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.
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.
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.
England have struggled against spin bowling all year
India batsman Virat Kohli sees no problem in making England play on spin-friendly pitches during the upcoming Test series, and added that there is nothing unfair about it.
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.
Ajmal has vowed to continue proving that he is the world’s best bowler
Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has revealed that he gets fired up and bowls much better when seeing the fear in an opposing batsman’s eyes.
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.
Vettori’s absence will be a major blow for New Zealand
New Zealand spin bowler Daniel Vettori has been ruled out of the upcoming tour of India after failing to sufficiently recover from a groin strain he suffered during the recent 2-0 defeat against the West Indies.