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As David Warner’s explosive IPL form makes him a lock to open at the World Cup, a former Test adversary has warned Australia the returning batsman’s ego will need to be carefully managed.
Former Test quick Trent Copeland says talk of a drop-in pitch at the SCG is ridiculous and any move to a wicket produced off-site at the hallowed ground would break his heart.
Chris Lynn and Shane Watson failed to fire in their Indian Premier League showdown which was headlined by the on-fire Andre Russell, who delivered again.
Fans get a first view of the uniform Australia will wear during their bid to retain the World Cup in England … and it’s another retro affair that looks to evoke past glories in the competition.
Josh Hazlewood says he is close to full fitness and believes being given the chance to help Australia retain the World Cup would be perfect preparation for him spearheading an Ashes assault.
Nathan Lyon is Australia’s fourth highest wicket taker of all time but after being crowned Test Player of the Year, he still thinks he has a long way to go.
West Indies star Shannon Gabriel has been formally charged by the ICC for his on-field comments — but that wasn’t nearly as brutal as the Barmy Army’s sledge of him.