David Warner delays opening day proceedings after losing his baggy green minutes before anthems
About to run out onto the Gabba to play in his first Test match in almost two years, David Warner was missing perhaps what's most important.About to run out onto the Gabba to play in his first Test match in almost two years, David Warner was missing perhaps what's most important.
The heroes of Pune victory retained for second Test in Bengaluru as Steve Smith set sights on a win that would retain the Border-Gavaskar. Clasping an early series lead and the belief that India are on the hop if not quite on the ropes, Australia will take an unchanged XI into the second Test that starts
Domain Tests v India. Aussies unchanged for final two Tests . Australia have named a 13-man squad for the remaining two Tests against India. Sam Ferris at Perth Stadium. 18 December 2018, 05:55 PM AEST.
Australia has named an unchanged team for the second cricket Test against Pakistan starting on Friday.
Australian captain Tim Paine says there's no reason to change the side that trounced the tourists by an innings and five runs in the first Test in Brisbane.
"Obviously we thought we played a pretty good game of cricket last week," Paine told reporters on Thursday.
Aussie Test bowlers sticking together
Josh Hazlewood says there are many benefits to a continuity in the bowling attack he hopes continues during the Test summer.The series against Pakistan moves to Adelaide for a pink-ball finale from Friday after Australia beat the tourists by an innings and five runs inside four days in the first Test at the Gabba.
Test champion Ricky Ponting insists Australia must build on their outstanding performance in the second Domain Test if they are to regain the "The Aussie boys will have their work cut out, but as long they play the brand of cricket they know that they can play – and I think they showed that (with)
MELBOURNE, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Australia are likely to field an unchanged team for the second test against Pakistan starting in Adelaide on Friday, coach Pace bowler James Pattinson is available for selection after serving a one- test ban for abusing an opponent during a domestic game but Langer
"Our (bowling) attack is all feeling good and fresh and they have all got great pink ball records so no need to change."
The Australians will keep Michael Neser in Adelaide as a standby while releasing batsman Cameron Bancroft and paceman James Pattinson to Sheffield Shield games.
Paine was content that Bancroft could be summoned if Australia required a batting concussion substitute.
"Bangers is a couple of hours away on a plane so if anything does happen, we will be able to get him back pretty quickly," he said.
"I think you have got 24, 36 hours to replace a concussed player so we will have plenty of time to get someone back whether it be a batter or a bowler."
Australian bowlers Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon are all in the world's top five wicket-takers in day-night Tests while Pat Cummins is the world's too-ranked bowler.
"That (Adelaide) wicket looks a little bit perhaps drier than it was for the last pink ball Test we played here against England," Paine said.
"But as we know, the pink ball always offers enough. Our fast bowlers certainly enjoy bowling with it, particularly under the lights and the games tend to go quite quickly.
"So I think the bowlers are excited to be back in Adelaide.
"The wicket, for a drop-in wicket, is probably the best drop-in wicket in the world so it offers the fast bowlers something which is very rare for a drop-in wicket."
Kiwis ready to knuckle down for Perth Test .
A day-night Test in Perth against Australia is an enormous leap from the slow-moving series against England but two New Zealand stars are unperturbed.The odds appear stacked against the tourists, who are coming off two Tests against England on docile Kiwi tracks and will have just three training sessions to prepare for the considerable zip of Optus Stadium.