India vs Australia: Batting well in first 20 overs will determine team's success, says Anil Kumble
India vs Australia: Batting well in first 20 overs will determine team's success, says Anil Kumble

Indian bowling legend Anil Kumble on Monday wished the Indian cricket team ahead of their crucial tour to Australia and said that batting well in the first 20 overs will be the key to success.

Michael Clarke, Josh Hazlewood in Australia Test squad for India
Michael Clarke, Josh Hazlewood in Australia Test squad for India

Selectors included injured skipper Michael Clarke and uncapped paceman Josh Hazlewood in a 12-man Australia squad on Monday for next month`s opening Test against India in Brisbane.

Michael Clarke on fitness deadline for 1st India Test
Michael Clarke on fitness deadline for 1st India Test

Injured skipper Michael Clarke faces a fitness deadline this week to have any chance of playing for Australia in next month`s first Test against India, chief selector Rod Marsh said Monday.

Virat Kohli ready for challenge of leading India against Australia
Virat Kohli ready for challenge of leading India against Australia

Indian star Virat Kohli said Sunday he was ready for the in-your-face pressure in store for his Test captaincy debut against Australia in next month`s opening Gabba Test.

Five Indian players to watch out for in Test series Down Under

Five Indian players to watch out for in Test series Down Under

Duncan Fletcher to join Indian team in Australia
Duncan Fletcher to join Indian team in Australia

 Indian coach Duncan Fletcher, who was not present at the pre-departure press conference here today, is reported to join the Virat Kohli-led team in Australia from his native place South Africa.

Oz tour will give an advantage to India in World Cup: VVS Laxman
Oz tour will give an advantage to India in World Cup: VVS Laxman

 For batting legend VVS Laxman there are no clear favourites for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, but the stylish Hyderabadi feels India will surely enjoy an "advantage" having spent a considerable amount of time Down Under before the mega-event.

We can beat Australia in their own backyard: Virat Kohli
We can beat Australia in their own backyard: Virat Kohli

 Set to embark for a gruelling Test tour of Australia starting December 4, star batsman Virat Kohli on Friday said that India will play aggressive and positive cricket in their four-match series and his young side can beat the Aussies in their own backyard.

India team set to leave to Australia without WAG's
India team set to leave to Australia without WAG's

The Indian cricket team will be leaving to Australian on late Friday night but without their Wife and Girlfriend's (WAG's).

Kim Hughes, McGrath back Smith to lead in Clarke's absence
Kim Hughes, McGrath back Smith to lead in Clarke's absence

 As serious doubts remain over Michael Clarke's participation in the first Test against India, Steven Smith is being looked by many as a front-runner to lead Australia in the regular skipper's absence.

Doubts linger over Michael Clarke`s Test fitness for series against India
Doubts linger over Michael Clarke`s Test fitness for series against India

Captain Michael Clarke still has a chance of leading Australia in the first Test against India but will not play in next week`s final lead-up game, team medical staff said Thursday.

Virat Kohli: Master of chases, a skipper everybody praises

By the end of the five-match series between India and Sri Lanka, even though Virat Kohli was adjudged as the Player of the Tournament, the stats showed he was ten runs behind his counterpart Angelo Mathews, who ended up being the highest run-scorer with 329 runs.

Robin Uthappa should be used as limited-overs specialist, not as 'reserve' batsman

If form is anything to go by, Robin Uthappa has by far been the best Indian batsman this year.

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.

UAE form shouldn't be criteria to pick pacers against India: Peter Siddle
UAE form shouldn't be criteria to pick pacers against India: Peter Siddle

Australia pacer Peter Siddle said Friday he expected the national selectors to judge actions rather than figures in determining the best bowling attack for the Test series against India starting Dec 4.

Don't judge Virat Kohli on basis of one Test: Rahul Dravid
Don't judge Virat Kohli on basis of one Test: Rahul Dravid

Former India captain Rahul Dravid feels that it won't be fair to judge Virat Kohli on the basis of one Test match that he will be leading India in Brisbane as Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be back in the saddle by the time second Test begins.

Aussies begin off-field tactics against India

Aussies begin off-field tactics against India.

Can skipper Virat Kohli lead India aggressively in opening Test against Australia?
Can skipper Virat Kohli lead India aggressively in opening Test against Australia?

In the absence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the stand-in skipper of India, Virat Kohli will lead the pack in the first Test of their Australian sojourn, scheduled to take place at the Gabba in Brisbane.

Victorious Indian hockey team returns home to rousing reception
Victorious Indian hockey team returns home to rousing reception

Indian men's hockey team that stunned world champions Australia 3-1 in a test series returned home to a rousing reception by Hockey India (HI) and fans and here on Tuesday.

Indian team for Oz Test announced; Sehwag, Bhajji not included

MS Dhoni has sustained an injury in his right forearm and Virat Kohli will lead the side in the first Test against Australia.