Nobody thought Denis Istomin could beat defending Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic in the second round of the at Melbourne Park – and that included the bespectacled 30-year-old from Uzbekistan.
When Nick Kyrgios led veteran Italian Andreas Seppi 6-1 7-6 3-2 in the second round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park last night it was all over bar the handshakes at the net.
Peter Nevill’s rotten run began with being dropped as Australia’s keeper for the third Test against South Africa at Adelaide last November.
Normally Steve Smith’s world class batting and slips fielding do the talking, but after the surprise loss to Pakistan in the second ODI at the MCG, he took an unusual swipe at the Big Bash League.
On the very day the new-look Australian selection panel of Trevor Hohns (acting chairman), Greg Chappell (interim selector), Mark Waugh, and Darren Lehmann lost their first international in six, the panel left Travis Head out of the Test tour of India.
Matthew Wade and Glenn Maxwell proved last night at the Gabba that when they bat responsibly they can be genuine assets to the Australian ODI batting order.