Spurned Joe Burns to plot Australia comeback in India
Spurned Joe Burns to plot Australia comeback in India

Queensland batsman Joe Burns is determined to avoid membership of the burgeoning club of Australian batsmen who have made brief cameos in the test team before permanently falling into obscurity.

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.

India vs Australia: Mitchell Johnson disappointed to bowl on 'batting friendly' wickets
India vs Australia: Mitchell Johnson disappointed to bowl on 'batting friendly' wickets

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has expressed disappointment at the 'batting friendly' wickets dished out to India in the first three Tests, hoping to get a pace-oriented pitch at the fourth Test in Sydney, starting Tuesday.

Ashton Agar hoping for SCG pitch to assist spin
Ashton Agar hoping for SCG pitch to assist spin

With the Sydney Cricket Ground having a history of assisting spin from third day onwards, Australian left-arm orthodox Ashton Agar is hoping to get picked in the XI and play his part in the fourth and final cricket Test against India starting January 6.

4th Test: Surprised to be called for Test duty against India, says Ashton Agar
4th Test: Surprised to be called for Test duty against India, says Ashton Agar

 Never doubtful of his ability to be in the Test squad but Australian left-arm spinner Ashton Agar was nonetheless surprised at being call into the squad for the fourth and final cricket Test against India starting here on January 6.

Spinner Ashton Agar picked in Australia squad for fourth Test
Spinner Ashton Agar picked in Australia squad for fourth Test

Left-arm spinner Ashton Agar was added to the Australian squad for the fourth cricket Test against India starting on January 6 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Glad to help England get back in the match: Anderson

England pacer James Anderson on Saturday said that he was delighted with his maiden Test half-century and even more so with the fact that his innings allowed his team to find its way into the first Test versus India here.

Ashton Agar suspended for Code of Behaviour breach

Cricket Australia (CA) Thursday suspended Ashton Agar for breaching the CA Code of Behaviour during the Toyota Futures League match between Queensland and Western Australia Wednesday.

Ashton Agar fined

Cricket Australia fined Ashton Agar 25 percent of his match fee for breaching the Code of Behaviour during Western Australia’s Bupa Sheffield Shield match against the Victorian Bushrangers.

Agar learning spin techniques to reclaim Ashes spot

Australian teenage cricket star Ashton Agar has teamed up with former Test spinner Greg Matthews as he tries to reclaim a berth in the national side for the Ashes series.

Inverarity backs spinner Agar to turn into top Oz all-rounder in future

Australian national selector John Inverarity believes that Ashes debutant Ashton Agar can eventually turn into a fully fledged all-rounder inside the top six for the national team.

Big Bash players need to make presence felt for national call-up

The players of Big Bash sides Brisbane Heat and Perth Scorchers will reportedly be rewarded with a call-up in the Australian national team, along with big cash bonuses, if they manage to make their presence felt in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in India.

Nathan Lyon calls comparison with Shane Warne `harsh`

Australia`s Test spinner Nathan Lyon has said that it is not fair for him to be compared with great spin bowler Shane Warne.

`Wonder boy` Agar`s England dreams are over

Teenaged Australian spinner Ashton Agar is reportedly set to return to Australia early from the Ashes tour of England due to illness.

Agar`s feet `firmly planted on ground` despite becoming Ashes `hot property`

Australian Ashes debutant Ashton Agar reportedly has his feet planted firmly on the ground and is calm and focused on his performance despite becoming hot property with his history-making 98 in the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.

It`s raining Ashton`s for Oz ahead of Old Trafford Test!

Another Australian youngster and a namesake of Ashes star Ashton Agar has reportedly been named in the Australian squad for their tour match against Sussex at Hove starting on Friday.

Australia`a Agar sent for scan after sore hip

Australian spinner Ashton Agar was sent for scans on his sore hip after the first day`s play in the second Ashes Test between England and Australia at Lord`s.

Cummins backs `Ashes prodigy` Agar to handle new-found stardom with maturity

Young Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins has backed new prodigy Ashton Agar, saying that he is confident that the Ashes hero has the maturity and balance in his life to handle his new-found stardom.

Ashes 2013, 1st Test: Anderson guides England to 14-run win over Australia

In yet another fascinating Ashes Test, James Anderson displayed a superb spell of swing bowling on Day 5 as a result of which England defeated Australia by 15 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

England vs Australia - As it happened: 1st Ashes Test, Day 5

Updates from the fifth and the final day of the first Ashes Test being played between Australia and England at Trent Bridge.