Virat Kohli hit a windfall at the ICC awards after being named both cricketer and captain of the year. He also regained a trophy he had won for the first time in 2012 as he was named ODI player of the year as well.
Andrew Tye opened up on various topics, such as Perth Scorchers chances of defending the title, his obsession with ‘knuckle ball’, being a go-to death bowler in T20s, his story from pitch curator to cricketer, role played by Justin Langer in his career, etc.
"It's not a smart thing to rattle a fast bowler," said Curtly Ambrose while looking back at the famous incident 13 years later. It was the final of Benson & Hedges World Series 1992-93 at Sydney Cricket Ground. Australia were asked to chase 240 but an intriguing act by Dean Jones made their victory impossible. While chasing, in order to distract, Dean Jones asked Caribbean pacer Curtly Ambrose to remove his white wristband as the colour of the ball was also white. However, Ambrose did not get distracted, instead, he got a bit irritated and then the Australians had to face a terrifying spell of fearsome fast bowling. It was like waking up the lion as Ambrose went on to take 5 wickets for 32 and West Indies won the final by 25 runs.
Likewise, 1st ever Test match, the first ever ODI was also hosted by Australia and at the same Melbourne Cricket Ground. Bill Lawry-led Australia opted to field against Ray Illingworth captained England. Australia dismissed 190 inside 39.4 overs and chased the total easily by losing only 6 wickets in 35 overs.