Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Saturday, December 5, 2020 04:43:54 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Clarke confident on Marsh, Bird for South Africa tour

By AFP, Sydney
30th-Jan-2014       
Share
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Save
  • E-mail
  • Print
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Australian captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday said he was confident Shaun Marsh and Jackson Bird will be fit to face top-ranked South Africa as the squad flew out for a three-Test tour. Batsman Marsh is struggling with a calf strain while paceman Bird has a back problem, with both players remaining in Australia to prove their fitness. Australia have already lost all-rounder James Faulkner with a knee injury and Clarke would like to have the pair available for the tourists' only warm-up match starting on February 5 in Potchefstroom ahead of the opening Test on February 12 at Centurion. "Yeah, ideally I would (like them available for the tour match)," said Clarke. "I'd like them to be on this plane now but that's not realistic. "I think you've got to give them every opportunity. They're an important part of our squad. They're two very important players and I'm positive they'll both come up OK. "Fingers crossed they'll both be on a plane sooner rather than later." Australia head to South Africa full of confidence after crushing England 5-0 in the Ashes series, and Clarke said his team's aggressive brand of cricket would not change against the number one ranked Test nation. "I think our tactics will be different to a certain extent, they are different players, they have different strengths, different weaknesses, so we'll assess each individual player," he said. "But I don't think our brand of cricket will change." Clarke knows it will be a tough test for his team in South Africa, despite not keeping track of South Africa's recent 1-0 Test series win over India. "I didn't watch one ball of that series to be honest. I couldn't even tell you the result. Did they win that series?" Clarke asked. "A lot of teams in Test cricket are having success in their own backyard but the greatest challenge is to be able to win away from home so that's what we face right now. "They're always tough to face, no doubt about it," he added. All the players who faced England in the Ashes, bar George Bailey, are in Australia's 15-man squad, with Marsh, Bird, fast bowler James Pattinson and uncapped batsman Alex Doolan also included.

Tariff

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Long-awaited Rohingya relocation kicks off despite UN, EU and int`l bodies` opposition


As part of the long-awaited government move to relocate Rohingyas from congested refugee camps in Cox's Bazar to Bhasan Char, a total of 1,642 Rohingyas arrived safely at the island from Chattogram on Friday afternoon, despite opposition from the United Nations, European Union, human rights bodies and the Western-led international ...

International »

UN: Hunger surges to record levels in war-torn Yemen


AFP :Malnutrition in conflict-hit Yemen has reached record levels, narrowing the window of opportunity to prevent a famine, the UN said on Thursday, as the coronavirus and funding shortfalls threaten a humanitarian perfect storm.The number of people facing the second highest level of food insecurity in Yemen is set to ...

Football »

Neymar wants Messi at Paris St-Germain


BBC Online :Neymar caused a stir when he said he wants to play with Lionel Messi again next season, moments after helping Paris St-Germain to a 3-1 Champions League win over Manchester United."What I want most of all is to play with Messi again, to be able to enjoy him ...

Entertainment »

Oyshee dedicates her Nat`l award to family, teachers


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Singer Fatima Tuz Zahra Oyshee did not come out from any reality show. In fact, she didn’t become singer from any platform. During childhood, she had fascination about music and with the interest of her family Oyshee has now become popular singer among the fans and music-lovers. ...

Business & Economy »

Veg prices still high in Dhaka despite significant fall at growers` level


Economic Reporter :The Dhaka city dwellers are still counting high prices for winter vegetables despite a significant decline in prices at growers' level at the beginning of full harvest time.Prices of some vegetables slightly fell in city kitchen markets last week but are still 80-400 per cent higher than that ...

International »

Liberian ex-commander faces war crimes trial


BBC Online :A former Liberian warlord has gone on trial in Switzerland over alleged atrocities committed during the country's long-running civil war.Alieu Kosiah, 45, is accused of murder, rape, recruiting child soldiers and a host of other crimes.The former rebel commander, who fled to Switzerland before being arrested there in ...

Football »

Neymar double downs Man Utd, gives PSG Champions League lifeline


Agency :Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) took a huge step towards avoiding an embarrassing early exit from the Champions League and left Manchester United with work to do to reach the last 16 as Neymar scored twice in a 3-1 win at Old Trafford.PSG, United and RB Leipzig are now all tied ...

Entertainment »

Persa Evana pairs up with Sabbir


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Few years ago, Mir Sabbir made a drama serial titled Malek Hoite Sabdhan. Promising TV actress Persa Evana played in an important role in the serial. After informing about Evana’s acting skill, Sabbir took her in the serial. Later, Persa Evan got appreciated to work with Mir ...

City »

Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud speaks at a meeting of Relief and Social Welfare Sub-committee of Awami League at the party office in the city's Dhanmondi on Thursday.


City »

State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury speaks at a meeting on 'Dredging Project of Rabanabad Channel in Paira Port' at the seminar room of the ministry on Thursday.


Editorial »

Illegal capital outflow hinders adequate investment


As per the recent Bangladesh Finance Intelligence Unit (BFIU) and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) reports, the corruption money from Bangladesh finds safe haven in top ten countries - Singapore, Canada, Malaysia, the USA, the UK, Switzerland, the UAE, Australia, Hong Kong, and Thailand. According to a news report on Thursday, ...

Editorial »

Bangladesh to be the worst victim of building dams on Brahmaputra by China, India


MEDIA report said China would build large-scale dams on the River Yarlung Zangbo, which flows as the Brahmaputra River through India and Jamuna River through Bangladesh. China plans to generate hydropower and use the dams for security reason. The Times of India recently reported that India is also planning to ...

International »

Putin says opposing forces in Belarus need to resolve crisis via talks


Reuters, Moscow :Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Belarus was facing unprecedented meddling by external forces and he called on opposing political forces to try to resolve their differences through talks.The country, a close Russian ally, has been rocked by mass protests since an Aug. 9 presidential election ...

International »

Tens of thousands evacuated as Cyclone Burevi nears: Sri Lanka


Al Jazeera News :Sri Lanka has evacuated 75,000 people from homes on the east coast, where tropical cyclone Burevi, packing winds of 80-90 kph (50-56 mph) is expected to hit the island nation late on Wednesday.The cyclone is likely to damage coastal buildings and power lines, and unleash flash floods, ...

Cricket »

Tamim Iqbal crosses 6000-run land-mark in T20 Cricket


Sports Reporter :Dashing opener Tamim Iqbal is the first batsman of Bangladesh who crossed the 6000-run land-mark in T20 Cricket. Skipper of Fortune Barishal scored a run-a-ball 31 runs against Beximco Dhaka in their match of the Bangabandhu T20 Cup Cricket at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the city's ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news