Mitchell Starc likely to replace injured Mitchell Johnson at SCG
Mitchell Starc likely to replace injured Mitchell Johnson at SCG

 Left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc is likely to take the place of injured quick Mitchell Johnson in a like-for-like replacement in the Australian team for the Sydney Test beginning Tuesday.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's absence gives Australia advantage: David Warner
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's absence gives Australia advantage: David Warner

The sudden retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India’s most capped and most successful Test captain, gives Australia an early advantage in the build-up to the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) beginning Tuesday, opener David Warner said Sunday.

Mitchell Johnson ruled out of Sydney Test with hamstring injury
Mitchell Johnson ruled out of Sydney Test with hamstring injury

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has been ruled out of the fourth and final Test against India with hamstring soreness, Cricket Australia said Sunday.

Ryan Harris joins Mitchell Johnson in pitch bashing
Ryan Harris joins Mitchell Johnson in pitch bashing

Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris has joined teammate Mitchell Johnson in criticizing the unusually slow and low nature of pitches in the ongoing cricket Test series against India, saying the pacers have had to work much harder than the last Ashes summer to get the batsmen out.

Mitchell Johnson misses practice, in doubt for Sydney Test
Mitchell Johnson misses practice, in doubt for Sydney Test

Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson is uncertain for the fourth and final cricket Test against India due to a hamstring problem which forced him to skip a practice session here.

We will put up a fine show for Phil Hughes at SCG: Peter Siddle
We will put up a fine show for Phil Hughes at SCG: Peter Siddle

As an emotional Australia get ready to play the final cricket Test at SCG starting Tuesday, medium-pacer Peter Siddle said his team is keen to put up a fine show in memory of late Phillip Hughes, who succumbed to a fatal bouncer on this venue five weeks back.

David Warner fails to take field after hand injury
David Warner fails to take field after hand injury

David Warner on Saturday failed to take field against India in the ongoing Boxing Day cricket Test after the Australian opener suffered a nasty blow on his right forearm at the MCG nets.

Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc in Australia team for 2nd Test
Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc in Australia team for 2nd Test

Debutant Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc were Tuesday named in a new-look Australian pace attack for the second Test against India in Brisbane.

India vs Australia: Josh Hazlewood ready for baggy green
India vs Australia: Josh Hazlewood ready for baggy green

Josh Hazlewood may finally earn his baggy green cap this week when Australia play India in the second Test of the four-match series at the Gabba. And giving that hint is non other than Australia coach Darren Lehman.

Mitchell Johnson vows no bouncer let-up despite tragedy
Mitchell Johnson vows no bouncer let-up despite tragedy

Fearsome Australia strike bowler Mitchell Johnson said Monday he will have no reservations about bowling short-pitched balls at India`s batsmen despite the Phillip Hughes tragedy.

India vs Australia: Host team's strengths and weaknesses
India vs Australia: Host team's strengths and weaknesses

Analysis of Australia squad before the four-test against India, which starts in Adelaide on Tuesday:

India's tour of Australia: Will visitors get pace reprieve from Mitchell Johnson & Co. post Phillip Hughes tragedy
India's tour of Australia: Will visitors get pace reprieve from Mitchell Johnson & Co. post Phillip Hughes tragedy

The pertinent question worth asking and debating at the back-drop of Hughes tragedy is – Will Australia employ the dreaded bouncers against the Indians. The last Ashes series witnessed the ferocity – with which fast bowling was once associated – revived by the likes of Mitchell Johnson

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.

Australia rest pace trio ahead of India series
Australia rest pace trio ahead of India series

Cricket Australia (CA) Saturday opted to rest pace trio Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle and Josh Hazlewood for the upcoming Sheffield Shield round matches, keeping in mind the upcoming Test series against India.

Early Oz team selection for marketing reasons: Mark Waugh
Early Oz team selection for marketing reasons: Mark Waugh

 Former Australian batsman and current national selector Mark Waugh has lashed out at Cricket Australia's decision to force an early selection of the squad for the first cricket Test against India, believing that the move was prompted by "marketing purposes".

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.

Mitchell Marsh hits fifty as follow-on looms for Australia
Mitchell Marsh hits fifty as follow-on looms for Australia

Mitchell Marsh hit his maiden half century but Australia still face the danger of the follow-on in the second Test against Pakistan here on Sunday.

Pakistan vs Australia: Aussies fight to save Test after Younis Khan's epic 213
Pakistan vs Australia: Aussies fight to save Test after Younis Khan's epic 213

Australia were left with a daunting task to save the second Test and series after Younis Khan hit an epic double hundred to put Pakistan in command on Friday.

Australia delay defeat in first Test
Australia delay defeat in first Test

Australia were 196 for eight at tea on the fifth and final day of the first Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Sunday.