Ricky Ponting’s last series was where everyone who was someone in Australian cricket had the same goal: beat the South Africans so Australia could claim the No.1 ranking. But that side was much more suited to playing in India than Michael Clarke’s Australian side in 2013. That weakened Australia in the batting, but strengthened the wicketkeeping, something Nathan Lyon would come to benefit from, as he was usually the bowler Wade missed chances off. Phillip Hughes struggled mightily, but considering how Usman Khawaja played Graeme Swann later that year, it would be a stretch to say he would have done much better, and his absence gave Hughes one more match to prove himself. That Test at Trent Bridge in 1997, which featured ten half-centuries but no individual hundred, turns out to be second on this particular list. But Agar’s innings was priceless. You must provide an email address to create a Roar account, When using Facebook to create or log in to an account, you need to grant The Roar permission to see your email address, By joining The Roar you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions. Marcus Harris, Joe Burns, Kurtis Patterson, Travis Head, Will Pucovski, Tim Paine (c, wk), Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Jackson Bird, Josh Hazlewood, Jon Holland, Aaron Finch (c), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Sync Australia's World Cup schedule to your calendar, For a full list of all World Cup fixtures, click, Carey promotion considered amid Aussie injury crisis, Australia lose to SA, set England semi-final date, Australia beat Afghanistan by seven wickets, Australia lost to South Africa by 10 runs, Semi-Final 1, India v New Zealand, Old Trafford, Semi-Final 2, Australia v England, Edgbaston. Australia’s jigsaw puzzle time was such that only Rogers, Haddin and Siddle would be in the same batting positions in the side which took back the Ashes. Matt Wade is a big chance to open in the first Test against India, based on comments by Australian coach Justin Langer yesterday, as part of a strategy that wouldn’t be as strange as it first seems. Ponting was a great leader of men, but there was more to it than that. 98 runs of excitement. Smith’s return was greeted with a Fox Sports column that told Australia that that decision stank. This week we discuss the incredible finishes at Edgbaston and Trent Bridge in the iconic 2005 Ashes series. Trent Bridge home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. He didn’t really want to captain that much when he did the job as a fill-in at the end of his international career. The departure of Wade and Marsh has forced Australia A to make changes to the XI for the four-day game against Sussex, with batsman Joe Burns – who arrived in England on Thursday having overcome a chronic fatigue disorder – and bowling allrounder Michael Neser expected to come into the XI. After that match, Clarke told him to think of 150 as his hundred so he wouldn’t be as anxious around the milestones again. Victoria has delayed disclosing which batsman will make way for returning captain Matthew Wade in its Sheffield Shield match against South Australia, starting at the MCG on Friday. His other opener was to be the English specialist the selectors had always had in the back of their heads, Chris Rogers. The two most similar players to that South African side were definitely Clarke and probably Ed Cowan. Exciting tenth-wicket partnerships aside, Australia had a batting problem which Lord’s forced them to stare in the face. Ponting didn’t covet the captaincy after he gave it up. Tasmania captain Matthew Wade felt his side made crucial errors on day one with the bat when they lost four wickets before stumps. ... Trent Bridge: England win by an innings … Australia’s tailenders fought hard, as they always did, but they weren’t quite good enough to stop India from having enough time to win the Test. Mohali ended up being closer than Chennai or Hyderabad, and Cowan, Warner, Smith and Mitchell Starc, benefiting from Mitchell Johnson’s suspension, all made runs in the first innings.