Steve Waugh backs paceman Mitchell Starc to be a test force
Steve Waugh backs paceman Mitchell Starc to be a test force

 Former Australia captain Steve Waugh has backed pace bowler Mitchell Starc to convert his World Cup form into the test team ahead of series against West Indies and England.

Test hopeful Fawad Ahmed ''comfortable'' with Australian drinking
Test hopeful Fawad Ahmed ''comfortable'' with Australian drinking

Boozy celebrations have been a part of Australian cricket for decades but test hopeful Fawad Ahmed will be politely declining when the victory beers are passed around on the tour of the Caribbean and England.

Australia seeking momentum for Ashes on Caribbean tour
Australia seeking momentum for Ashes on Caribbean tour

Australia will resist the temptation to tinker with their team on tour against West Indies and plan to field their best 11 in a bid to sweep the two-test series and build momentum for the Ashes, selector Rod Marsh has said.

Fawad Ahmed, Adam Voges get Windies, Ashes call up
Fawad Ahmed, Adam Voges get Windies, Ashes call up

Legspinner Fawad Ahmed, batsman Adam Voges and wicketkeeper Peter Nevill were all called up by Australia today for upcoming tours of the West Indies and England.

Karn Sharma has justified his selection: Stuart MacGill
Karn Sharma has justified his selection: Stuart MacGill

Former Australia leg-spinner Stuart MacGill on Tuesday said that even though Ravichandran Ashwin is India's premier spinner, Karn Sharma's inclusion in the playing XI for the first Test against Australia is justified.

Australia pacemen Ryan Harris, Peter Siddle hit form in Shield wins
Australia pacemen Ryan Harris, Peter Siddle hit form in Shield wins

Australia pacemen Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle bowled their states to victories in the Sheffield Shield on Wednesday, hitting form just in time for next week`s announcement of the squad for the India series.

Fawad Ahmed admits Ashes hopes were dented due to `pressure to perform`

Pakistani refugee -turned Australian leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed has admitted that his bowling was affected by talk that he was in Ashes contention, for which he lost his way.

Fawad Ahmed named Australia`s Muslim sportsperson of the year

Pakistan-born cricketer Fawad Ahmed has been named Australia`s Muslim sportsperson of the year, beating code-hopping rugby league superstar Sonny Bill Williams, according to reports.

Fawad Ahmed conquers Australian Muslim Sportsperson of the Year

Australian cricketer Fawad Ahmed won the prestigious Australian Muslim Sportsperson of the Year award at the 8th annual Australian Muslim Achievement Awards.

Hughes scores another ton in Test bid

Discarded Test batsman Phillip Hughes strengthened his push for a recall in Melbourne on Saturday, scoring his second century in three Sheffield Shield games.

Fawad unlikely to be selected for Adelaide Test

Australian spin bowler Fawad Ahmed is reportedly not expected to be added to the Test squad for the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.

Ahmed out of Ashes contention following poor domestic show

Former Pakistani refugee-turned Australian leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed is reportedly out of contention for the Test squad for the winter Ashes series.

Clarke says recent lack of success for Lyon, Ahmed not cause of concern

Australian Test captain Michael Clarke has said that he is not disheartened about the lack of success for spin contenders Nathan Lyon and Fawad Ahmed in their last match before the selection of the Ashes team, and said that conditions were to blame.

Bell says England `preparing well` to face Fawad Ahmed in Ashes

England batsman Ian Bell has said that his team will be prepared to face Australian spinner Fawad Ahmed in the Ashes, who made his international debut in the post-Ashes limited-overs series in England.

Usman Khawaja says considering dropping alcohol logo from Australian team shirt

Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja has admitted that he is contemplating not wearing the logo of Cricket Australia major sponsor VB on religious grounds in the future.

Clarke named captain for India series but fitness a concern

Hoping that he will recover from his back problem in time, Australia on Thursday named Michael Clarke as captain for the One-day series against India.

Fawad Ahmed`s controversy raises doubts over honour of playing for country: Report

Australian media has claimed that unless spinner Fawad Ahmed does something special on the field, he will continue to be referred to as the Pakistani asylum seeker turned Australian cricketer, in the background of the sponsor logo controversy.

Nathan Lyon calls comparison with Shane Warne `harsh`

Australia`s Test spinner Nathan Lyon has said that it is not fair for him to be compared with great spin bowler Shane Warne.

David Campese sorry for telling Fawad Ahmed to `go home`

Australian rugby great David Campese has apologised for a Twitter outburst in which he said Muslim cricketer Fawad Ahmed should "go home" if he refused to wear a beer logo on his shirt.

Indian-origin Sandhu says Oz cricket fast losing `pale and stale` image

Indian-origin Australian first-class cricketer Gurinder Sandhu has said that Australian cricket is fast losing its `pale and stale` image with increasing cultural diversity in the team, which more accurately reflects modern Australian society.