Dale Steyn has been chosen in the South African test squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. Steyn who is regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time has been in and out of the Proteas squad in the recent times due to injury, however he has been able to prove his fitness just in time to earn a ticket to Sri Lanka where he will spearhead the South African attack along with Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander.
With Morne Morkel not being a part of the South African set up anymore as he bid adieu to the game, Steyn’s role in Sri Lanka will be crucial, not only with the new ball, but with the old ball as well. The 34-year old is one of those rare fast bowlers who possess the capability of generating both conventional and reverse swing with enormous efficiency.
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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”