'Silly' to try and bowl like Nathan Lyon - R Ashwin


She'll know a big part of my job as a dad was to teach resilience. Reports mentioned that Shaw was unable to put any pressure on his leg. Cricket Australia reported that he later returned to the SCG at lunch wearing a moon boot and was on crutches.

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Ex-Australian Test captain Michael Clarke has refuted any suggestion he was responsible for declining cultural standards in the lead up to the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town. Not to a captain, a coach or those passing through.

Clarke said playing "hard cricket" was the Australian way.

"Australian cricket, I think, needs to stop worrying about being liked and start worrying about being respected", he told commercial radio.

Australia will take on India in the first Test of the four-match series in Adelaide from December 6 without the services of their experienced players Steve Smith and David Warner. In cricket whoever is playing for the country is good enough. Now the word "fight" evokes fist fights, verbal diarrhoea and racial and religious taunts. "What you see with David Warner is what you get, ' said Clarke, before adding that he and Warner had engaged in 'a number of conversations one-on-one about that line he couldn't overstep".

"The sport is in a dark place, whether we want to admit it or not".

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Speaking to the media after the third day of India's tour game against a Cricket Australia XI at the SCG, Ashwin said bowling styles were a matter of biomechanics.

"In the Ashes they nearly whitewashed England, knocked them over, and so as far as I'm concerned they are starting favourites", he signed off.

However, in a stark contrast with the Clarke's statement Simon Katich, who has shared the dressing room with Clarke both for New South Wales and Australia, believes that Australia need to understand that they are in this particular spot because they blatantly cheated and have to rejig the entire process to garner respect.

"The tour game is serious because it will set the tone for us. Boys and girls want to win", Clarke said on Macquarie Sports Radio.The comments were slammed by SEN commentator Gerard Whateley.

While Australia A has faced various worldwide teams, Sheffield Shield opponents and recently teams representing the national performance squad, there have been no further clashes between Australia and Australia A since the fateful summer where Aussie crowds famously got behind the underdogs to upset the Aussie XI. "We had a great catch-up", said Langer.

On Wednesday, Clarke labelled Whateley a "headline-chasing coward" after the prominent journalist called him "the last of the great climate deniers, " and the former Australian skipper was not prepared to back down the following morning.