Amla ready to step up following the retirements of Smith and Kallis

"I have always stayed away from taking the leadership role but now that we have lost two core members I think it is a good time for me, if appointed, to add value to the team"

“I have always stayed away from taking the leadership role but now that we have lost two core members I think it is a good time for me, if appointed, to add value to the team”

Image courtesy of: ESPNcricinfo

South Africa batsman Hashim Amla has announced that he is ready to step up and take more responsibility following the retirements of captain Graeme Smith and veteran all-rounder Jacques Kallis.

Continue reading

‘We wanted to try to push England really hard in England, but we wanted to win in Australia’, reveals Mickey Arthur

Image courtesy of: The Telegraph

“We wanted to develop enough intelligence on all the England players”

Former Australia coach Mickey Arthur has revealed that the he and Test captain Michael Clarke had decided to “push England really hard” when playing the Ashes in their backyard, but “wanted to win” when the second leg of the series was played in Australia.

Continue reading