Time for champions to show their quality
A TEAM of champions will never beat a champion team.
Hasn't that been the case so far in the ICC Super Series with the best players in the world self-destructing against a rejuvenated Australian side.
The World XI superstars certainly have a point to prove when the Super Test starts in Sydney today.
We've heard all the excuses this week as to why the World XI has failed to gel as a team.
After their 3-0 whitewash to Australia in the one-day series, the all-star brigade admitted it was not easy adjusting to playing for a composite side.
On that note, the World XI are under fire ? did we hear the Aussies making any excuses after losing the Ashes last month?
For the World XI to bounce back in the one-off Test, West Indies batting maestro Brian Lara is just one player that must fire.
His clash with Australian spin king Shane Warne is sure to be a highlight of the six-day match ? that's if the game goes the distance.
r Former Gladstone cricketer Nathan Reardon will be part of a new era of one-day cricket for the Queensland Bulls at the Gabba tonight.
Reardon, a Bulls rookie contracted player, is set to fill the role as the first Super Sub for Queensland under the new ICC one-day rules that come into effect this season.
The 20-year-old left-hand batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler has enjoyed a successful off-season including impressive performances on tour for the Commonwealth Bank Centre of Excellence in India and Sri Lanka.
Only last month Reardon displayed his match-winning qualities during the Bulls' visit to Rockhampton.
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