Sanju Samson spit on our players, alleges Usman Khawaja

India A might have won the tri-series final against Australia A but today's match was marked by some ugly exchange of words between the players of the two sides with visiting captain Usman Khawaja alleging that Sanju Samson spit on his players.

Crisis-hit South Africa A underdogs against rampaging Aussies
Crisis-hit South Africa A underdogs against rampaging Aussies

Done in food poisoning which left 10 of their players in hospital, it would take a miracle for South Africa A to turn things around and upstage the in-form Australia A in the fifth match of the one-day cricket Tri-Series here on Tuesday.

Rampaging Australia A take on South Africa A in tri-series
Rampaging Australia A take on South Africa A in tri-series

 With a well settled batting unit and an attacking bowling line-up in their rank, a rampaging Australia A will look to continue their good run when they take on South Africa A in the fourth match of the one-day cricket Tri-Series here on Monday.

Usman Khawaja, Joe Burns star as Australia A thrash India A by 119 runs
Usman Khawaja, Joe Burns star as Australia A thrash India A by 119 runs

Captain Usman Khawaja and his opening partner Joe Burns smashed scintillating centuries as Australia A thrashed a hapless India A by a massive 119 runs in the second tri-series cricket match here on Friday.

Our bowlers did very well under Chennai's heat: Usman Khawaja
Our bowlers did very well under Chennai's heat: Usman Khawaja

 Australia A skipper Usman Khawaja on Wednesday hailed his bowlers for putting up a disciplined show under the hot and humid conditions here and post a convincing win over South Africa A in the first tri-series cricket match.

Usman Khawaja, Joe Burns set up easy win against South Africa 'A'
Usman Khawaja, Joe Burns set up easy win against South Africa 'A'

 Openers Usman Khawaja and Joe Burns struck sedate half centuries as Australia 'A' cantered to a nine-wicket victory over South Africa 'A' in the first tri-series cricket match here on Wednesday.

4th Ashes Test: Is it make or break for Michael Clarke? Aussie media feels so
4th Ashes Test: Is it make or break for Michael Clarke? Aussie media feels so

Australia captain Michael Clarke`s Test career could be over if he fails with the bat during the fourth Test at Trent Bridge, Australian media said Tuesday, saying he looks `lost` and knows the end is near.

No need to chop and change, Aussies can win Ashes: Usman Khawaja
No need to chop and change, Aussies can win Ashes: Usman Khawaja

Australia A captain Usman Khawaja believes Michael Clarke's men can win the next two Tests and clinch the five-match Ashes series and there is no need to "chop and change" the current team which went down by eight wicket to England in the third Test at Edgbaston.

India A vs Australia A: It's very hard to come back after getting out for 135, says Usman Khawaja
India A vs Australia A: It's very hard to come back after getting out for 135, says Usman Khawaja

Elated with his team's 1-0 series victory over India A, Australia A captain Usman Khawaja on Saturday said that the hosts getting all out for 135 in the first innings made all the difference in the second unofficial 'Test' match, which his side won by 10 wickets here.

India A vs Australia A: Baba Aparajith fifer, Cameron Bancroft 150 lights up Day 2
India A vs Australia A: Baba Aparajith fifer, Cameron Bancroft 150 lights up Day 2

 India A off-spinner Baba Aparajith struck late with a five-wicket haul, but it was opener Cameron Bancroft's strokeful 150 that powered Australia A to a crucial first innings lead on Day 2 of the second four-day unofficial cricket 'Test' hereon Thursday.

Virat Kohli fails as India A skittled out for 135 on Day 1
Virat Kohli fails as India A skittled out for 135 on Day 1

 Indian Test captain Virat Kohli's woeful form continued as hosts India 'A' were shot out for a paltry 135 by Australia 'A' in the second unofficial 'Test' match, here on Wedneday.

Experience is the biggest plus from these conditions: Usman Khawaja
Experience is the biggest plus from these conditions: Usman Khawaja

Notwithstanding the tame draw in the unofficial 'Test' against India A here on Saturday, Australia A captain Usman Khawaja said that he was happy to have gained valuable experience of playing in different conditions of the sub-continent.

I'm confident of doing well, says Usman Khawaja
I'm confident of doing well, says Usman Khawaja

 Australia A captain Usman Khawaja, who had reconstructed his left knee after sustaining an injury, on Monday said he worked hard on his game and is confident of doing well against India A in the upcoming unofficial Test series starting on Wednesday.

Callum Ferguson to replace Glenn Maxwell in Australia A squad
Callum Ferguson to replace Glenn Maxwell in Australia A squad

Middle-order batsman Callum Ferguson was on Wednesday called into Australia A's four-day squad which will tour India as replacement for Glenn Maxwell, who will now remain in Britain playing for Yorkshire.

Australian batsman Usman Khawaja on road to recovery
Australian batsman Usman Khawaja on road to recovery

 Australian batsman Usman Khawaja is set to pick up a cricket bat this week for the first time since injuring his knee last summer, and remains determined to lead Australia A on their tour of India in July.

Phil Hughes, Usman Khawaja out of final England warm-up

Usman Khawaja and Phil Hughes were on Monday withdrawn from the Cricket Australia Invitational XI to play England in the tourists` final warm-up match before the Test series.

Khawaja fluffs Ashes audition, England tour match drawn

Usman Khawaja fluffed his Ashes audition with a soft dismissal for just three runs as England`s rain-disrupted tour match against Australia A in Hobart ended in a draw on Saturday.

Taylor asks Hughes, Khawaja to look up to Hayden for `inspiration`

Former Australian captain Mark Taylor has said that the batting pair of Phil Hughes and Usman Khawaja should be looking at Matthew Hayden`s career transformation from limited shot-maker to awesome run machine as inspiration.

Oz media says Marsh, Bailey, Khawaja all contenders for `vacant` middle order spots in Ashes

The Australian media has claimed that there is a close fight between Shaun Marsh, George Bailey and Usman Khawaja to claim the remaining middle-order spots in the Ashes.

Australia in upheaval ahead of Ashes bid

Australia are bracing for a battle to regain the Ashes for the first time in six years but injuries, selection woes and a questionable build-up give every sign of a team in upheaval.