Khawaja blames Oz batting disaster on pitches suiting fast bowlers

Australia`s Usman Khawaja has said that he believes the nation`s batting malaise might have been triggered by the trend towards pitches skewed to suit fast bowling in domestic cricket.

Watson heads back to India for fourth Test

A beleaguered Australian side has got a much-needed boost ahead of the fourth and final Test against India, with vice-captain Shane Watson flying back to join the touring side in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Sacking will not impact my friendship with players: Michael Clarke

A day after the shocking suspension of four key players, Australian skipper Michael Clarke is confident that there will no backlash against him from the dumped players, who, he says, understand the reasons for this "harsh" decision.

This is the straw that broke the camel`s back: Michael Clarke

Australian skipper Michael Clarke says the disrespectful attitude of the four players was "the straw that broke the camel`s back" but believes that Shane Watson can still comeback to the side as Vice Captain.

I deserve this punishment: James Pattinson

Paceman James Pattinson today said he deserved axing from the side for his disrespectful ways and those who are criticising the decision, do not understand the new culture the team is trying to build.

Watson, Pattinson axed for 3rd Test for disciplinary reasons

Four Australian players have been axed from the third `must-win` Test for disciplinary reasons.

Former cricketers react sharply to suspension of Aus players

Former cricketers such as Dean Jones and Michael Vaughan today reacted sharply to the exclusion of four Australian cricketers, which includes vice-captain Shane Watson, from the side for the third Test against India starting Thursday.

Audiotape shows top editor spoke to Taliban about Khawaja

Leading Pakistani journalist
Hamid Mir`s conversation with a Taliban representative may
have played a role in the killing of Khalid Khawaja.