Ahead of the Test series decider, it seems Australia would hand back the trophy to the Indians.
India, the top-ranked Test team, are likely to push for a 2-1 victory after several weeks of back-and-forth, amidst controversies.
Australia captain Steve Smith reacted to the decision of the third umpire to rule ‘not out’ a grounded catch by Murali Vijay. And it seems it would just another source of bad blood between the sides. They failed to get a run after the 137-9 incident. Australia havebeen resilient as they push for a second Test series victory in India since 1969.
When the game started RavindraJadeja ensured India remained strong, helping them after play resumed at 248-6. His six boundaries and 63 helped India to 332. Australia in response hit 137 but collapses of 3-21, 2-5 and 3-1 weakened their hopes. Continue reading “INDIA SET TO WIN BORDER-GAVASKAR TROPHY”
New England Test captain Joe Root says that the experience former skipper Alastair Cook will bring to the team would be helpful to the success of the team now and in the future. Cook resigned from the role in February after record 59 games.
“I think Cook will be great. He’s done a fantastic job and I’ve inherited a side that’s so settled – he has to take a lot of credit for that. I’ve got fantastic senior players. Alastair is a great person to go to – he will let me get on with it and do it my own way. It’s in his DNA to help the rest of the guys out. He always led from the front which is what made him such a great leader. If he’s firing on all cylinders with the bat then we’ll be in a good position at the end of the summer,” Root said. Continue reading “ROOT – ALASTAIR COOK’S EXPERIENCE HELPFUL”
Michael Clarke denies that the articles coming out in the Australian press of late reflect the opinion of the entire Australian population about Virat Kohli.
As per Clarke, there is no hatred for Virat in Australia at all and he is well respected in the country and he gets that respect from the Aussie players as well. All those who have played and are playing against him have high regards for him.
Clarke feels that Virat is actually pretty much like an Aussie. If someone says something to him, he gives it back and he is never afraid of a challenge coming towards him.
Clarke also doesn’t think that there is a witch hunt going against Virat in Australia. As per Clarke, things shouldn’t be generalised because the whole Australian press is not slamming Virat. It’s only a couple of people who are doing so.
Clarke is sure Virat would not be paying any attention to those journalists and neither would be the Australian squad because they also wouldn’t want to be distracted ahead of the decider. Continue reading “Michael Clarke denies any Support to Media Reports about Kohli”
Mickey Arthur believes that it won’t take so much more time now before the Australian Cricket team rebounds from their Test Cricket crisis.
The last time the Aussies hit rock bottom, Arthur had been in charge as the coach, where they went down 4-0 in 2013 to India, with the homework-gate saga that followed and the lack of discipline that pervaded over the team as of that period.
These factors accompanied by the Champions Trophy game in England, ensured that Arthur’s time as the national coach of the Australian team, came to a premature end. With Arthur not taking it lying down, he instituted legal action against his employers, Cricket Australia, which in the end, led to a private settlement between both parties.
Arthur has however come out to speak about the situation of the Australian team, where they lost Five Tests in a row, and dropped so many players after the Hobart Test, a situation which he attributed to being a natural part of cricket in the international scene. Continue reading “ARTHUR: WE WOULD HAVE TO PLAY EXCEPTIONALLY WELL”