ICC World Cup 2015: Australia face Xavier Doherty dilemma ahead of semi-final
ICC World Cup 2015: Australia face Xavier Doherty dilemma ahead of semi-final

With two confident teams going head-to-head in a blockbuster World Cup semi-final on Thursday, it could be the tiniest misjudgement, the smallest detail that decides whether Australia or India emerge triumphant.

ICC Cricket World Cup: Aaron Finch reckons he's close to the 'big one'
ICC Cricket World Cup: Aaron Finch reckons he's close to the 'big one'

Opener Aaron Finch knows he`s the one Australian batsman struggling for runs ahead of Thursday`s World Cup semi-final against India but, ever confident, thinks a big innings is just around the corner.

Australia have edge over India: Josh Hazlewood
Australia have edge over India: Josh Hazlewood

Pacer Josh Hazlewood on Saturday said their unbeaten record against India this Australian summer means they 'have the wood' over Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side ahead of their semi-final showdown at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here on Thursday.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Mitchell Starc glad as plan comes together
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Mitchell Starc glad as plan comes together

Australia`s Mitchell Starc looked forward to the knockout stages of the World Cup with confidence after taking four wickets in the co-hosts` comfortable win over Scotland in their final Pool A match in Hobart on Saturday.

ICC World Cup: I feel that expectation to really nail it, says Xavie Doherty
ICC World Cup: I feel that expectation to really nail it, says Xavie Doherty

Australia's left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty on Wednesday said he was feeling under pressure to prove that his World Cup selection ahead of Nathan Lyon will not be seen as a mistake.

Nathan Lyon's WC chances still ripe despite Xavier Doherty's call-up for ODI series against Proteas
Nathan Lyon's WC chances still ripe despite Xavier Doherty's call-up for ODI series against Proteas

Australia cricket team coach Darren Lehmann has said that the door is not closed on right-arm off break bowler Nathan Lyon of making a late run for a World Cup spot, despite slow-arm orthodox bowler Xavier Doherty getting the green light for a call-up to the ODI squad to face South Africa.

Controversial catch by Steven Smith creates stir
Controversial catch by Steven Smith creates stir

The tactics Australian batsman Steve Smith's spectacular and highly unusual catch to dismiss Pakistan's batsman Fawad Alam during Sunday's dead-rubber ODI in Abu Dhabi has reportedly caused a lot of controversy.

2nd ODI: Pakistan look for confidence boosting win against Australia
2nd ODI: Pakistan look for confidence boosting win against Australia

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said his team will look for a confidence-boosting win over Australia in the second day-night international in Dubai on Friday.

Xavier Doherty replaces injured Mitchell Marsh in Australia ODI squad
Xavier Doherty replaces injured Mitchell Marsh in Australia ODI squad

Australia have added left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty to their one-day squad as cover for Mitchell Marsh, who will miss the three-match series against Pakistan with a hamstring injury, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Tuesday.

Hobart Hurricanes cruise to CLT20 semi-final beating Tridents
Hobart Hurricanes cruise to CLT20 semi-final beating Tridents

Hobart Hurricanes produced a professional performance as they beat Barbados Tridents in convincing manner to enter the semi-finals of the Oppo Champions League T20, here on Sunday.

Australia stun England in final ODI, seal series 4-1

Australia pulled off a stunning five-run final-over victory over a nervy England in the fifth one-day international at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday to sweep the series 4-1.

India vs Australia, 6th ODI - Preview

Handicapped by the poor form of some of their key bowlers, India will be under intense pressure as they go into the do-or-die sixth cricket one-dayer against an upbeat Australia on Wednesday, fully aware that any slip-up at this stage could cost them the series.

We don`t want to wait for final game to clinch series: Doherty

Australia are extremely keen to wrap up the seven-game ODI series here on Wednesday itself by winning the penultimate match in Jamtha and take an unassailable lead, left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty said on Monday.

Doherty banking on `favourable` Indian conditions to boost 2015 World Cup claims

Australian off-spinner Xavier Doherty is reportedly targeting the India ODI tour to solidify his spot in the Australian team and stake a claim in the side for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.

Doherty admits failure to come up to Test standard

Sydney: Australian spinner Xavier Doherty has admitted that he had not been up to Test standard during his few attempts at the format, although he is hoping that he will be given another chance to prove that he could make the grade.

Our batsmen should learn from Vijay-Pujara: Doherty

Left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty on Monday said the Australian batsmen need to take a cue from the performances of Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay in order to save the side from the ignominy of another crushing defeat in the second Test match, here.

Warne says Australian spinners are mistreated at domestic level

Legendary Shane Warne has claimed Australia`s young spin bowlers are being neglected at domestic level by captains, coaches and curators.

Arthur defends Xavier`s selection at the expense of Lyon

Xavier Doherty hardly troubled the Indian batsmen but Australian coach Mickey Arthur defended left-arm spinner`s inclusion in the side, saying he was the best choice keeping in mind the way hosts handle the off-spin.

Doherty is not a Test bowler, Aussie spin mentor Stuart MacGill

Australia`s newly-appointed spin mentor Stuart MacGill has warned the team against bringing in Xavier Doherty for the second Test as he feels the left-arm tweaker is "not a Test bowler" and the move would boomerang on the visitors.

I consider myself as an attacking option: Lyon

Australian spinner Nathan Lyon today said that he would be looking to attack the Indian batsmen on spin-friendly tracks here rather than containing them when the four-Test series commences here later this week.