In an embarrassing contradiction, Cricket Australia has denied requesting Perth’s Optus Stadium curator produce a lively deck for Friday’s second Test against India, as the home side attempt to level the series after losing the first Test in Adelaide on Monday by 31 runs.
Not for the first time this week, Alyssa Healy has gone into bat for her husband Mitchell Starc after a chorus of Test legends destroyed the Australia spearhead's performance in Adelaide.
India pipped Australia to the post by 31 runs in the first Test at Adelaide and there are certainly more questions in the Australian camp than the Indian side.
Tim Paine said Australia will have to "start really well" against India in the Perth Test starting December 14.
NEW DELHI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) is constantly persuading governments, including India's, to make match fixing a criminal offence, Press Trust of India reports.