02/12/2014

Australian players still struggling with Hughes death

Australian players still struggling with Hughes death

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said Tuesday the squad would be given space to come to terms with the death of their team-mate. He added  it was too early to say which players would be mentally ready to face the hastily rescheduled Tests against India. He added

Fast bowler Ryan Harris said it would be tough to bowl in Adelaide but added the players were "thinking about" the funeral first and foremost.

"In the back of our mind is Tuesday and we have got to do what we can to try to prepare for that," he said. "This is tough for some boys and it is going to be tough for me. I will have to work it out when I get to Adelaide and see how we all feel."

The four-match series should have begun in Brisbane on Thursday but will now start in Adelaide on 9 December, with Brisbane hosting the second Test on 17 December.