After beating England in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide, Australia captain Steve Smith admitted he was relieved to come away with a victory after he decided not to enforce the follow-on on the third day.
England captain Joe Root suggested on Friday that Australia skipper Steve Smith’s laughter in the post-match press conference after the first Ashes Test could be used as motivation for the tourists ahead of the second game.
Australia captain Steve Smith has extended his lead at the top of the ICC player rankings for Test batsmen, but the next four batsmen are separated by just 11 points in the latest rankings which were released on Tuesday following the conclusion of the Brisbane and Nagpur Tests.
Cameron Bancroft impressed when he came up against a Test bowling attack in a domestic four-day game earlier in the season while wicketkeeper Tim Paine will bring a great presence to the Australia Test team, according to captain Steve Smith. Opening batsman Bancroft is in line to make his Test debut at the top of…