Team India would look to make amends11 March 2020 / SkyBook365 Cricket Editors Team
Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneswar Kumar will make a comeback in the team.
Australia paid homage to late cricketer Philip Hughes, who died after being struck on his neck by a bouncer five years ago, with former captain Steve Smith saying that the game seemed irrelevant the day the tragedy took place. Hughes was 25 when he was hit on the neck by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match in Sydney and died without regaining consciousness exactly five years ago. He was just three days short of his 26th birthday at the time. "It was kind of a carefree week if that makes sense, cricket wise. It was sort of like, this is actually almost irrelevant in a way," Smith was quoted. He also added, "You have little moments that come up every now and then, things that remind you of him and things like that. It comes up every now and then," Another former captain and now retired Michael Clarke, who was a close friend of Hughes and was among the pall-bearers at his funeral, posted a short message on his Instagram page, paying tribute to Hughes. "Everyday I think of you, but this week even more. Wish you were here buddy," he posted.
Justin Langer left the rest of the Australian team's senior coaching staff in absolute befuddlement at the start of the summer in Adelaide when he announced that his "professional development for the year" was to "play more golf". After all the head coach had never played the sport before developing an interest earlier this year. In an engaging interview, Langer speaks about how golf has since become a passion that helps him both relax and also socialize with his players. He also reveals having found a letter in 2016, which he'd written to himself at 16, which read: "If someone can give me a contract to tell me that I could be involved in cricket for the rest of my life, I'd be the happiest person."
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