Waugh believes Clarke has truly cemented his legacy as one of the best batsmen in the world
Legendary Australia batsman Steve Waugh believes that current Test captain Michael Clarke is truly Sir Donald Bradman personified after he became the first batsman in Test cricket history to score four double hundreds in a year.
Kirsten expects Ponting and Hussey to continue battling against South Africa’s pace trio
South Africa coach Gary Kirsten believes that the media hype about Australia’s veteran batting duo of Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey’s inability to handle the Proteas’ pace trio of Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel will encourage the pair to perform better in the last two Test matches.
Watson’s summer yet again begins with another injury
Victoria batsman Rob Quiney was given the opportunity to make his Test debut for Australia after all-rounder Shane Watson fell victim to yet another calf injury before the start of the first Test against South Africa.
Hazlewood has his sights set on making his Test debut during the South Africa series
There has been a lot of talk about 21-year-old Australian pace bowler Josh Hazlewood making his international Test debut extremely soon, but that dream may soon become a reality after he replaced the injured Pat Cummins on the Test squad for the three-Test series against South Africa.
Mitchell believes Lyon will get a lot of assistance off the pitch during days four and five
The curator of the pitch at The Gabba in Brisbane has announced that Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon will benefit from the conditions by the start of the fourth day of the first Test against South Africa.
Domingo noted that South Africa will always have a spinner in the squad
South Africa assistant coach Russell Domingo has completely ruled out the possibility of the national team going into the first Test against Australia with a full-fledged pace attack, stating that leg-spinner Imran Tahir will play as big of a role as the quick bowlers.
Siddle knows that South Africa’s pace attack can benefit from the conditions at Brisbane as well
Australia pace bowler Peter Siddle has warned his fellow team-mates that they cannot rely on their record at The Gabba in Brisbane ahead of the first Test against South Africa.
Starc performed extremely well throughout the World Twenty20
Former Australia pace bowler Jason Gillespie has revealed that he believes young pace bowler Mitchell Starc will be the future spearhead bowler of the national team’s pace bowling attack since he has risen to stardom in an extremely short amount of time.
Petersen is expected to play in the Australia series
Cricket South Africa (CSA) have revealed that their medical team are confident about opening batsman Alviro Petersen making a full recovery in time for the crucial tour of Australia after injuring his hand.