Cricket News-in-Brief - December 23, 2011 – Part 3

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Cricket News-in-Brief - December 23, 2011 – Part 3
Pakistan’s captain series,
which will start from Tuesday, January 17, 2011 in the (UAE). Both teams will play five Tests, four One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20s.
Misbah was satisfied with the overall performance of his side throughout 2011, but expected a tough challenge from the Poms at the start of next year.
However, the 37-year-old was confident that his side will be able to overcome the number one team in Test cricket. He believes that the Men in Green are very well balanced at the moment and can take on anyone.
Despite not losing a single series this year, the Pakistani skipper admitted that there were a few weaknesses which need to be addressed. He was probably pointing out at the fielding of his side, which has been inconsistent.
Australia’s from getting his 100th international century
during the upcoming four match Test series, starting from Monday, December 26, 2011.
The Little Master has been struggling to reach three figures for the 100th time in his career, but he will be aiming to achieve the milestone against the Aussies on their home soil.
Critics believe that will be under immense pressure, but Hussey thinks that the veteran batsman knows how to handle such intense situations.
Commenting on his own batting form, Hussey said that he was well prepared for the Indian challenge. However, he admitted that he will need to score a big one in order to silence his critics. expects Tendulkar to get his 100th international ton in the Boxing Day Test
against the Kangaroos.
According to Sharma, it has been quite some time since the veteran player has not reached three figures in international cricket, but the wait might be over when he faces a young Aussie attack in the opening Test.
The pitch in Melbourne, where India and will play the first Test, is expected to be grassy.

According to the curator Cameron Hodgkins, there will not be too much grass on the wicket, so the bowlers will be tested to some extent.



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