I still “worth a place” in Australian cricket team: Ricky Ponting

ricky ponting 231x300 I still worth a place in Australian cricket team: Ricky PontingAccording to the fresh cricket news, the former captain of the Australia cricket team, Ricky Ponting has said in media that he is still “worth a place” in the team, though the player also felt that reputation alone won’t be enough to get him the selectors’ nod all the time.

Talking to media, Ricky Ponting said, “I think I am (worth a place in the team) but you’d better ask the selectors what they think about that.”

He said, “My last four games have not been what they would have liked but I guess if the selectors were thinking that way already then they probably wouldn’t have picked me for the start of the series.”

According to Ponting, “There are still a few senior players around the side and they (the selectors) made it clear to the younger guys at the start of the summer that it was vital they have a little bit of experience around them.” Read More

MS Dhoni is a class player: Australia Captain Michael Clarke

MS Dhoni 300x261 MS Dhoni is a class player: Australia Captain Michael ClarkeThe latest sports news reveals that after a superb win over Australia by India in the 4th ODI in the tri-series. The captain of the Australia team, Michael Clarke minced no words while speaking at the post-match presentation.

While talking to media, Australian captain said, “All the last three games have been very tight for us. Sometimes you need a kick up your backside and a loss can be good for you.”

Captain of Australia team also praised Indian captain, MS Dhoni, for the superb that he gave to his team in a much needed win.

Clarke said, “Dhoni played really well. He is a class player. And his statistics show that. He is a very good striker of the ball and you saw that in the last over with that six that he hit off Clint McKay.” Read More

Australia drops Marsh and Haddin from ODI tri-series

Shaun Marsh 239x300 Australia drops Marsh and Haddin from ODI tri seriesAs per the fresh cricket news, the Australia team has left out the out of form Brad Haddin and Shaun Marsh from their team for the ODI tri-series against India and Sri Lanka starting from February 5.

Australia beat India in the four test match series 4-0, and both the players seen struggling for the form in the test matches, thus they are now not playing in the ODI matches.

Meanwhile, young Metthew Wade will replace Haddin in the ODI tri-series.

While talking to media, the National Selector John Inverarity after announcing the squad said, “Brad Haddin has come off a heavy program of Test cricket — the workload for a wicketkeeper/batsman is rigorous and resting him for the start of the series will refresh him for coming international commitments while also giving us a chance to look at Matt Wade at this level.”

According to him, the Australian team has good experienced players in it, and they are nicely doing their job, but the young players are not prepared enough to be part of International team. Read More

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