With former captain Steve Smith, and opening batsmen David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, serving suspensions for ‘Sandpaper-gate’, the Australians have brought a vastly different squad to the Middle East.
The captaincy completes a superb week for the Aaron Finch, who is in line to make his Test debut against Pakistan in Dubai on Sunday.
Gideon Haigh’s book ‘Crossing The Line’ highlights the mood inside the Australia camp after losing to Bangladesh in Dhaka.
Kevin Roberts takes over at a sensitive time, amid reviews into Cricket Australia’s governance and culture of the men’s team whose reputation was left in tatters by the ball-tampering scandal.
D’arcy Short scored 257 runs in 148 balls for Wester Warriors to take their total to 387 in the JLT Cup clash against Queensland.
The Australian newspaper, however, has published a leaked e-mail from the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) telling player agents they had agreed to stage Big Bash League matches on December 25.
In the wake of the ball-tampering scandal that rocked the game in March, a cultural blueprint is being developed by Cricket Australia in which players will pledge to uphold certain standards.
ICC in May strongly criticised Al Jazeera for not giving the global governing body unedited documentary footage from the original film to aid their own probe into the allegations.
In a startling revelation, a former Cricket Australia employee on Monday alleged she was sacked because she campaigned for improved abortion rights and criticised the state government on social media.
In a video footage, Australia batsman Peter Handscomb was shown to have relayed a message from coach Darren Lehmann to Cameron Bancroft during the ball tampering scandal.
Former Australia batsman Steve Waugh had previously been assisted by former head coach Darren Lehmann in selecting the Twenty20 team.
Cameron Bancroft, who was banned for nine months for his role in a ball-tampering scandal in the test series against South Africa in March, has been playing in Darwin’s Strike League.
Since his return, banned Australia cricketer David Warner has scored 2 runs in 2 innings and has faced just 8 balls.
Former Australia captain Steve Smith and former vice-captain David Warner were banned for a year, while Cameron Bancroft was banned for nine months after the ball-tampering controversy.
Australia are expecting a hard time in the away tour to England in the aftermath of the ball tampering controversy.