ANDY BICHEL

  • World Cup: Australia and Steve Smith will never forget the semi-final against India March 27, 2015

    It was a special day at the SCG and the weather was picture perfect for such a big match. There was so much expectation always on the second semi-final, mainly because they had wait that little bit longer before it unfolds. So much at stake a place in a World...
  • World Cup 2015: Time for Australia, Pakistan to get things right March 19, 2015

    Well, the showdown between Australia and Pakistan will certainly be an interesting one. No quarter-final of an ICC Cricket World Cup should be easy, but Pakistan is really gaining some momentum at the right time of the tournament. Both teams have played well to date, the only real test for...
  • ICC World Cup: Australia's wake-up call came in New Zealand March 2, 2015

    The mastermind plan of Brendon McCullum and Mike Hesson as it all went to script in the Australia versus New Zealand game. I am sure that the planning when the draw came out and the game was scheduled, the Blackcaps would have been licking their lips. It has been...
  • New Zealand better prepared than Australia in World Cup humdinger February 26, 2015

    We're upon a much-anticipated match with Australia taking on New Zealand on Saturday, 28 February at Eden Park. The co-hosts have had a good start to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. New Zealand and Australia clashes in any sport always create lots of interest, especially in rugby and netball....
  • World Cup flashback: Kangaroos ruled the roost in Africa January 21, 2015

    When I look back on the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003 in South Africa, it was an amazing period for me and a very special place to be in. Everything was going to plan; I was bowling well in all the lead up games and my body was feeling the...
  • Australia balanced but interesting to see how they handle World Cup pressure January 13, 2015

    The Australia squad has been announced for this year's ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, and there is going to be some disappointment for the guys who missed out. But the ones, who got selected, have earned the right to be there. Like all the ICC Cricket World Cups, there are...
  • Andy Bichel hopes Chennai Super Kings will bounce back May 7, 2013

    Hyderabad: Chennai Super Kings bowling coach Andy Bichel hopes that the team would bounce back in Wednesday's match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, after the huge loss to Mumbai Indians in their last Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter. "Its probably the loss we needed. It has put us in position of working hard...
  • Bichel doesn't want to be Aussie bowling coach May 18, 2012

    Sydney: Andy Bichel, bowling coach of Chennai Super Kings says he does not want to be Australia's next bowling coach because of the heavy demands of touring. Bichel, also an Australian selector, however, believes that the applicant to replace Craig McDermott, who quit last week, will be a former international bowler. "I...
  • Bichel rues the lack of a 'good finisher' May 9, 2012

    Jaipur: Former Australian speedster and Chennai Super Kings bowling coach Andy Bichel feels the team has missed a "good finisher" in the ongoing Indian Premier League. "If you look at a team like Delhi Daredevils, you will find guys like Virender Sehwag and Kevin Pietersen finishing off matches for them....
  • Andy Bichel confident of CSK comeback May 3, 2012

    Chennai: Despite an indifferent IPL 5 so far, Chennai Super Kings bowling coach Andy Bichel believes that his side can still comeback and win the tournament for the third time in a row. "There are a lot of expectations from the fans. Winning three in a row is a high standard...
  • Bichel expects highscoring contest vs RCB April 24, 2012

    Bangalore: Chennai Super Kings bowling coach Andy Bichel says he expects their match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday to be a highscoring one. The previous match between these teams was also highscoring with Chennai coming out top in a 200 plus chase. "Since RCB's batting looks heavy at top...