Cricket News In Brief – December 8, 2011 – Live Cricket News and Update – Part 2

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Cricket News In Brief – December 8, 2011 – Live Cricket News and Update – Part 2, the former Australian spinner is feeling fit and healthy for the upcoming KFC Big Bash League, which sees him playing for the Melbourne Stars.
Warny, who retired from Test cricket in 2007 last featured in the fourth edition of Indian Premier League, captaining the Royals.
The leg-spinner feels that he can provide plenty of knowledge to the young players, while also was confident in his abilities to take the field in a six-week long tournament.
"Success for me is about the team doing well and helping out.I wouldn't come out and play if I didn't think I could make a difference on the field,” said Warne.
The Australians have named an unchanged lineup for the second Test match against, which commences from December 9, at Hobart.

Despite earning a surprising call up to the Test squad, all rounder, was not included in the playing XI as the selectors kept faith in the same winning combination.
The Kangaroos demolished their close neighbours by nine wickets in the opening Test match and will be looking to inflict a similar fate to the under fire Kiwi contingent.
Australian skipper, for the Boxing Day clash against Men In Blue.

The all-rounder has been out with a hamstring injury which he picked up during the final Test match on tour of
Watto consequently missed the ongoing two-Test match series against New Zealand, however, the skipper is anticipating a return to action for the vice captain before the start of the first Test from December 26.
Sri Lankan skipper, feels that the experience in the batting line up will ensure that the team will perform well against South Africa.
The Lankans have a strong middle-order where the likes of are all averaging in excess of 50.
"If the batting unit can put some runs on the board, we will do well in South Africa," he said. The Lankans have failed to win a Test match since the retirement of spin wizard, last year.



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