#Australian Cricketer

.Sydney NSW, Australia
After his exploits in Ashes 2019, Labuschagne became a mainstay in the Australian middle-order. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@marnus3cricket)

  • Marnus Labuschagne said Steve Smith's current form was 'scary'
  • With David Warner injured, the 26-year-old said we wouldn't mind opening the innings
  • Having played first-class cricket, Australian players will enjoy a slight advantage in Tests, he said

.Sydney NSW, Australia
Steve Smith credited his skipper and fellow centurion Aaron Finch for setting up a nice platform. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Steve Smith struck 105 off 66 balls in Australia's 66-run win over India
  • He admitted the pressure was less, unlike other times when quick wickets fall around him
  • The former skipper is hopeful that he can continue with his rich vein of form

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Australian Cricketer Hughes passed away on this day. (Photo credits- Twitter/@WorcsCCC)

  • Phillip Joel Hughes  lost his life on 25th November, 2014
  • The young cricketer was hit by a bouncer despite wearing a helmet
  • He suffered a rare cerebrovascular injury and passed away merely 2 days after being admitted to the hospital

.Sydney NSW, Australia
Dean Jones played 52 Tests for Australia, scoring 3,631 runs. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ProfDeano)

  • Dean Jones was in Mumbai as part of the IPL's commentary panel when he died on September 24 following a cardiac arrest
  • Both India and Australia players wore black armbands and will observe a minute's silence before Friday's ODI match
  • The second tribute will be held on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

.Sydney NSW, Australia
Steve Smith has amassed 4,162 runs in 125 ODI outings. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Steve Smith said "something clicked in" two days in his batting
  • The Australian ace said it left him "with a big smile on my face" and eager to hit the practice nets
  • However, he admitted he was unhappy with his display in the Indian Premier League

.Australia
Australia series: Skipper Virat Kohli to leave the tour after the first test on December 17. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@CricketAus)

  • Border said he was "very confident" of Australia's chances this time around
  • He added the major factor would be Kohli's absence.
  • Indian cricket team is set to play three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches