CANBERRA: In the absence of the Decision Review System in the upcoming India-Australia Test series, the on-field umpires will once again be the masters of a cricket field, but the broadcasters’ move to use the technology for viewers could make the men in white court look silly at times.
MELBOURNE: Ed Cowan, who Wednesday won a place in Australia’s squad for the opening Test against India, says his mentor and celebrated cricket writer Peter Roebuck’s death was a trigger for him to start scoring runs, leading to his breaking into the national team.
Cowan, who scored a century for [...]
CANBERRA: Let down by injuries on his previous two trips Down Under, Indian pace spearhead Zaheer Khan said this time he wants to be the factor that decides the Test series against Australia, starting on Monday in Melbourne.
Zaheer, who picked up 10 wickets in three Tests at [...]
CANBERRA: Set to make his Test debut against India, Australian batsman Ed Cowan on Wednesday said he didn’t feel nervous facing their bowlers during a practice match and is wondering how the visitors would cope if their injury-prone pacers break down at the same time.
Cowan, who hit 109 against [...]
CANBERRA: The pace duo of Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma got some vital bowling practice before the Indians’ three-day warm-up match against Cricket Australia Chairman’s XI ended in a draw on Wednesday.
Needing 146 runs to win from 30 overs, Chairman’s XI made 100 for no loss in [...]
Pakistan’s resurgence on the field under Misbah-ul-Haq held out hope that all was not lost for the [...]
SYDNEY: India may lack the bowling firepower to pull off a first-ever Test series win in Australia, former Test great Glenn McGrath said on Wednesday.
MUMBAI: It’s not just die-hard fans who think the forthcoming tour is India’s best chance to win their first series Down Under. Some former Australia skippers too share the viewpoint.
After Adam Gilchrist, who said in Mumbai last week that India’s experience and Australia’s inexperience tilts the scales in Dhoni [...]