Australia paceman Ryan Harris eyes Sheffield Shield return
Australia paceman Ryan Harris eyes Sheffield Shield return

Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris is hoping to be fit in time for the domestic Sheffield Shield season in October as he continues his long recovery from knee surgery.

Players unconvinced by pink ball for day-night tests

The Australian Cricketers` Association says the pink ball is not ready for day-night tests and have cautioned administrators not to rush into the concept.

Marcus North announces retirement from domestic Oz cricket

Australian cricketer Marcus North has reportedly announced his retirement from first-class and domestic one-day cricket, saying that he believes he has `lost the fight` " required to remain a full-time professional cricketer after 15 years.

New South Wales wins Sheffield Shield title

New South Wales won the Sheffield Shield title for the first time since 2007-2008 when skipper Steve Smith and his Western Australian counterpart agreed to end the rain-interrupted domestic first-class final early.

Australia`s Bailey to lead Kings XI Punjab

Australia Twenty20 captain George Bailey will captain Kings XI Punjab in the seventh Indian Premier League beginning April 16.

Michael Clarke broke shoulder in Cape Town, ordered to rest

Australia captain Michael Clarke batted with a broken shoulder on the recent tour of South Africa and has been advised to rest, ruling him out of the domestic first class final later this week, Cricket Australia said on Monday.

Australia to turn on the lights for Sheffield Shield

Australia will play a number of first-class matches in the domestic Sheffield Shield competition under lights next week as a trial for playing day-night test cricket, Cricket Australia said on Saturday.

Maxwell inspired by McCullum`s historic triple ton

Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is reportedly inspired by New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum`s history-making triple century against India to be a serious first-class player and extend his Test career.

Marsh leads Australian fightback

Shaun Marsh marked his return to Test cricket with a fighting century as Australia overcame a poor start on the first day of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Wednesday.

Record crowd attended T20 between England, Oz at MCG

The crowd at the Twenty20 international at the MCG between England and Australia on Friday has reportedly created a record by being the best-attended international and domestic cricket season ever.

Clint McKay receives CA breach notice for using audible obscenity

Australian fast bowler Clint McKay has become the 11th player from a domestic side to be pulled into line for breaching Cricket Australia`s (CA) code of conduct after copping a breach notice for using an `audible obscenity` during a Sheffield Shield match.

Bollinger`s return to form puts him in contention for third Ashes Test

The Australian media has claimed that New South Wales bowler Doug Bollinger is set to be placed on standby for the Perth Test to cover for any possible injuries in the Australian pace attack.

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.

Watson ruled out of domestic Shield games between Ashes Tests

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson will reportedly not play in the domestic Sheffield Shield matches between the Ashes Tests despite looking in need of a long hit against a red ball during the first Ashes Test.

Matthew Wade fined, suspended for pitch tampering in Sheffield Shield game

Former Australian Test wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has been found guilty of the rare charge of pitch tampering and therefore, been suspended from playing Sheffield Shield cricket.

Michael Clarke, Ryan Harris, Peter Siddle to miss Shield game

Skipper Michael Clarke and pacemen Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle will miss this week`s Sheffield Shield matches ahead of the Ashes opener against England, Cricket Australia said Sunday.

Clarke says Warner`s play enough to push selection for Ashes

Australian Test captain Michael Clarke has said that his New South Wales teammate David Warner can do `no more` to push his selection for the winter Ashes as he is `just playing beautifully`.

Warner close to sealing Ashes berth following another ton

Australian batsman David Warner has almost sealed his berth for the winter Ashes series after he scored a commanding century in a Sheffield Shield match at the MCG, just two weeks ahead of the first Ashes Test at Brisbane.

Clarke disappointed at `rusty comeback` to cricket during Sheffield Shield game

Rested Australian captain Michael Clarke has described as `rusty` his comeback to cricket for domestic side New South Wales (NSW) against Tasmania in the first round of the Sheffield Shield tournament, although it signified a temporary end to his back problems.

Bad domestic performances won`t harm Oz ODI side`s Ashes selection chances

Australia`s stand-in captain George Bailey and his ODI team playing in India will reportedly be given special consideration for the winter Ashes series even if they do not play well in the Sheffield Shield matches after returning from the sub-continent.