Australia havn’t played a match since 13 March, when a scheduled one-day series against New Zealand was abandoned.
'They were too scared to sledge Virat Kohli,' former skipper Michael Clarke questions Australian cricketers' mindset
Michael Clarke believes Australian cricketers have become 'softer' towards Indians and particularly Virat Kohli as they do not want to miss out on million-dollar IPL contracts.
Peter Siddle retires: A workhorse, fighter but above all a player who gave his everything for the team
Siddle will always be remembered as a fighter, someone who kept plugging away and probably didn’t get the accolades in the media like his fellow peers. But if you ask any of the four captains (Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke, Steve Smith or Tim Paine) he played under — who would run through a brick wall for the team? The unanimous choice would be Peter Siddle.
Australia ball-tampering scandal: CA chief James Sutherland apologises to fans on behalf of national cricket board
James Sutherland said in a statement, "Following discussions with Steve Smith and David Warner they have agreed to stand down as captain and vice-captain respectively for the remainder of this Test match."