England set for bumper South African tour next year
England set for bumper South African tour next year

England will play four tests, five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches on a 10-week tour of South Africa during the 2015/16 summer season.

Christchurch's 2015 World Cup stadium inaugurated
Christchurch's 2015 World Cup stadium inaugurated

Hagley Oval Pavilion, which will host the ICC World Cup opener, was inaugurated at a ceremony here attended by over 150 guests, including New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel.

Ian Healy douses rumours of Brad Haddin`s retirement after Ashes

Australian wicketkeeping legend Ian Healy has doused the rumours of an imminent retirement of Ashes hero Brad Haddin, saying that he has confirmed from Haddin that the player is not going anywhere at the moment.

Greg Mathews tips Lyon to become Oz`s `greatest off-spinner` with 400 wickets

Former Australian all-rounder Greg Mathews has tipped Ashes hero Nathan Lyon to become the country`s greatest wicket-taking off-spinner, and said that he has the potential to reach 400 wickets by the end of his career.

Jos Buttler put on `red alert` to challenge for England`s Test keeper slot during limited-over series

England batsman- wicketkeeper Jos Buttler has reportedly been put on the red alert to challenge for the position of England`s Test glovesman slot a little earlier than expected after Matt Prior was dropped for the Boxing Day Test and replaced by Jonny Bairstow.

India vs South Africa, 2nd Test - Preview

After sharing the honours in a thrilling draw, India and South Africa will renew their exciting battle for supremacy in the series-deciding second and final cricket Test which promises to be another epic encounter starting here from Thuursday.

Winter Ashes on track to become most-watched series ever played in Oz, says CA

Cricket Australia (CA) has said that the ongoing winter Ashes series is on track to be the most-watched and most-followed series ever played in Australia.

Steve Smith says Oz to target Swann`s replacement Panesar in Boxing Day Test

Australian Ashes hero Steve Smith has warned England spinner Monty Panesar that he is next on Australia`s hit list following the retirement of off-spinner Graeme Swann despite the hosts retaining the Ashes urn.

2nd Test: South Africa seek better fortunes at Kingsmead

South Africa will seek to arrest a dismal Durban run of four straight defeats at Kingsmead when they host India in the second and final test on Thursday, four days after their epic draw in Johannesburg.

`Swashbuckling` Warner says Oz batsmen `on their way` to being world`s best

In-form Australian opener David Warner has said that Australian batsmen are on the way to matching their bowlers as the best in the world.

The Ashes: Punch-drunk England`s pride on line in Boxing Day Test

An Ashes series that promised so much has all but fizzled with Australia taking an unassailable 3-0 lead, but Melbourne`s Boxing Day test offers some intrigue as to whether England will continue to self-destruct or salvage some pride from a turbulent campaign.

McDermott hails Oz bowling attack as `best in world`

Australian bowling coachCraig McDermott has praised his attack as the best in Test cricket.

Lehmann says Oz team `not thinking` about England`s problems

Australian coach Darren Lehmann has said that his team isn`t thinking about England`s mounting problems ahead of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.

Bresnan hoping to use Boxing Day Test as `springboard` to bounce back from Ashes low

England bowler Tim Bresnan has said that the tourists will use the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne as a springboard to bounce back from their `lowest point` after losing the Ashes to Australia.

Bell urges England selectors not to make `rash decisions` for final two Ashes Tests

Ian Bell has urged England`s selectors to give the same players a chance to redeem themselves in the final two Tests despite their 3-0 Ashes humiliation, according to reports.

Lehmann says Boxing Day Test `as glorious` as AFL Grand Final

Australian national cricket team coach Darren Lehmann has said that a Boxing Day Test match is equivalent of the AFL Grand Final and one can never forget it.

Morne Morkel posts ‘injured ankle’ pic on Twitter

A day after Grade I ligament tear ruled out Proteas fast bowler Morne Morkel from the first Test between India and South Africa, he posted a picture of his injured ankle on Twitter thanking fans who wished him for a speedy recovery.

Morne Morkel suffers Grade-I ligament tear, doubtful for 2nd Test

Morne Morkel has been ruled out of the current Test match due to a Grade I ligament tear on his ankle

Watson`s big-score formula is to free the mind, take game on!

Shane Watson knows he is a tease, but the star Australian all-rounder hopes he has finally found the key to unlocking his potential, according to reports.

Australia names unchanged squad for the Boxing Day Ashes Test

Australia has named an unchanged 12-man squad for the Boxing Day Ashes Test against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).