Sport Australia skipper ready for hostile reception in England Australia's players must be ready for a hostile reception in England over the ball-tampering scandal when they tour the country for next month's limited-overs series, stand-in captain Tim Paine said on Thursday.
England agree to handshake as Australia go on charm offensive LONDON: Australia captain Tim Paine says his players will shake hands with their England rivals before Wednesday’s clash at The Oval as the tourists aim to heal the wounds of their recent ball-tampering scandal.
Sydney, May 28 (IANS): A day after veteran Aussie Shane Watson single-handedly helped the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to a third Indian Premier League (IPL) crown, all-rounder Marcus Stoinis feels the retired Watson could still be a force in international cricket in case he wants to come out of retirement.
England and Australia will look to prove their critics wrong when they play in the first match of the one-day international (ODI) series today at The Oval.
Australia's cricketers will just have to bear English taunts over the ball-tampering affair on tour next month for the one-day international series, spinner Nathan Lyon has said.