Australian speedster Jackson Bird revealed that he does not have any specific plan to target Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq after his success against the veteran batsman in the recently concluded Brisbane Test.
Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower insisted that skipper Misbah-ul-Haq is not concerned about his low run of scores in the recent games and is backing the veteran to make an impact in the remaining two Tests against Australia.
Australian opening batsman Matt Renshaw stated that he is keen to play his first game at Melbourne Cricket Ground against Pakistan in the second game of the series which also is incidentally the Boxing Day Test.
Australian captain Steven Smith had high praises for New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and believes keeping him quiet with the bat will be crucial for his team to reclaim the Chappell-Hadlee trophy back.
A disciplined bowling performance from Australia Women dismissed Sri Lanka Women for meagre 76 runs following which the visitors managed to overhaul the total in 15.4 overs with four wickets in hand in the first One-Day International in Dambulla.