DEAN JONES

  • Aussie batsmen need more practice playing spin: Dean Jones October 27, 2014

    Sydney: Former Australia batsman Dean Jones has called for a radical shift in the way Australian batsmen play spin after yet another humiliating Test defeat in Asia, suggesting that they practice facing spin bowling without pads to teach them to play with their bat in front of their leg. Pakistan beat...
  • Let India and Australia battle it out on neutral venue: Jones March 8, 2013

    Melbourne: Every team is strong and favourite in its own backyard, therefore, to judge which team is better between India and Australia, the two teams should play on neutral venue, former cricketer Dean Jones has suggested. The former Australian batsman said the bouncy and fast pitches will always suit Australian...
  • Dhoni is an enigmatic figure in Indian cricket: Dean Jones March 2, 2013

    Melbourne: He does not have the "grace" of a Sachin Tendulkar nor the "silky soft hands" behind stumps like Syed Kirmani but Mahendra Singh Dhoni will retire as one of India's top three players of all time, feels former Australian cricketer Dean Jones. "If I asked you who were the...
  • Dean Jones applauds BCCI for pumping money into cricket February 23, 2013

    Melbourne: Former Australian batsman Dean Jones feels international cricket has become one of the world's most popular sports in recent years due to the influence of India, which he says "generates 80 per cent" of the revenues. "The reason cricket is one of the world's most popular sports is mainly due...
  • Australia should replicate England to beat India: Jones February 9, 2013

    Melbourne: Former batsman Dean Jones feels Australia should replicate the bowling tactics employed by England in order to come up trumps in the upcoming Test series against India. "Australia would do well to replicate England's recent bowling attack in India: two quicks, two specialist spinners and a parttimer," Jones wrote in...
  • Professional batting coach would help Pak: Misbah November 4, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan's Test and oneday captain, MisbahulHaq has backed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)'s decision to appoint a batting coach with the national team. Misbah, 38, said the appointment of a professional batting coach would help improve performance of the team. The PCB has invited interested candidates to apply for the...
  • ExAus cricketer Dean Jones to turn golf pro July 11, 2012

    Melbourne: Former Australian test batsman Dean Jones says he will trade his cricket bat for golf clubs and join the professional Australian Seniors Tour later this year. The 51yearold Jones has competed as an amateur in several Australian golf tournaments over the past three years, finishing third in the Victorian Senior...
  • Kohli ton up there with Richards' best: Jones March 2, 2012

    Melbourne: Former Australian batsman Dean Jones says Virat Kohli's 86ball 133 in a triseries match against Sri Lanka was one of the "greatest" oneday international knocks, and felt the young batsman must be promoted to the number three position in the shorter formats. "What a bizarre week of cricket it has...
  • Selectors fear telling Sachin to retire: Jones February 24, 2012

    Melbourne: Former Australian batsman Dean Jones says that Sachin Tendulkar looked tired of OneDay cricket but no selector has the courage to tell him to retire from the 50over format. "Father time waits for no one, including cricketing greats Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar. Both players are looking tired of the...
  • 'Ind need to address bowling, fielding' February 6, 2012

    Perth: Former Australian batsman Dean Jones believes India's bowling and fielding could be brutally exposed in the ongoing ODI triseries against Australia and Sri Lanka despite the presence of younger and more agile players in the fold. "They need to get their bowling right. It would be sorted out here in...
  • T20 format could crush everything: Jones February 3, 2012

    Melbourne: Twenty20 cricket is like a runaway train, which would crush everything including Test and Oneday cricket, if not controlled properly, warned former Australian cricketer Dean Jones. Jones said the kind of money which private T20 leagues are offering are too good to resist and the ICC must pay well players,...
  • 'India need to make some hard decisions' January 20, 2012

    Adelaide: Former Australian batsman Dean Jones says for India to regain the numero uno status in world cricket, they will have to find a "great core of fast bowlers and batsmen" who specialise in all three formats of the game. "This Indian team craves respect, but the way India are going...
  • Jones, Dujon put their money on Indian team March 26, 2008

    New Delhi: Former Australian batsman Dean Jones and Jeff Dujon, exwicketkeeper of the West India, tried their hand at Golf on Tuesday at the DLF Golf and Country Club. The two played golf along with some of the most popular women golfers from around the world in the ProAm of the...