Tasmania batsman, Alex Doolan suffered a concussion when he was struck on the jaw by a bouncer from fast bowler Jason Behrendorff late yesterday. He continued to bat on but could not take the field today as he retired hurt overnight. He was batting on 202.
Earlier, Adam Voges too suffered a concussion when he was hit on the helmet by a bouncer from Cameron Stevenson. He was ruled out of the match, and his selection for the third and final Test match against Australia remains doubtful and is subject to his fitness.
England batting mainstay Joe Root has said that he looks up to Virat Kohli for the way he constructs his innings in all three formats of the game and praised him for his leadership skills as well."I think Virat is always looking to improve his game. You see his form in white ball cricket. His record has been phenomenal over the last 12 months. In Test cricket, he has already done some special things while captaining the side. He is a great leader on the field and he is a good person to learn from, from an opponent's point of view as well," he told bcci.tv."I think he is obviously a fine player. The way he can construct the innings in both white and red ball cricket and make contributions across the three formats, is really impressive. That's the way I try to do and hopefully I can emulate that and take it forward for rest of the years," he added.
Former Australian assistant coach Steve Rixon has said that he was not surprised with the losses suffered by the Australian Cricket team against South Africa and added that a lot of chopping and changing may not be the way forward for the Aussies who are desperately seeking a revival in fortunes."I'm not surprised where it's all got to. That's something that was probably there and the cracks have started to appear," he said on Friday (November 18). "It's not an issue to me at the moment. I'm just worrying about what I do here (with Pakistan). I'm not too concerned what they do there. In the past I would have. I don't think I'd be too concerned about it now.
England fast bowler Stuart Broad underwent a scan on his right foot on Saturday after experiencing pain during the second day of the second Test. Even if he is cleared of having any injury, with the rotation policy in,lace, it is unlikely that he could be in the starting XI with the likes of Steve Finn, Jake Ball and Chris Woakes in the reserves.