Michael Clarke clarifies 'absolutely no problems' in relationship with 'big brother' Darren Lehmann
Michael Clarke clarifies 'absolutely no problems' in relationship with 'big brother' Darren Lehmann

Australia cricket team captain Michael Clarke has opened up on his relationship with coach Darren Lehmann, saying that the mentor is like a big brother and there has always been respect and friendship between them.

Prepare pitches suiting just like Indians do at home: Shane Watson
Prepare pitches suiting just like Indians do at home: Shane Watson

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson sounded out a warning for the Indian team, which would be touring Down Under in December, that the home team's groundsmen will prepare "conducive pitches" just like their Indian counterparts do during an away series.

Matthew Hayden was adept on bouncy pitches as well as turners: Rahul Dravid
Matthew Hayden was adept on bouncy pitches as well as turners: Rahul Dravid

Former India captain Rahul Dravid paid glowing tributes to his one time contemporary and powerful Australian opener Matthew Hayden terming him as one player, who was equally adept on bouncy pitches of Australia as well as the turners in the sub-continent.

Shane Watson begins comeback from long injury spell
Shane Watson begins comeback from long injury spell

Injury-prone Australian all-rounder Shane Watson said Monday he will make his return from injury in a Sydney club cricket match this weekend.

Australia reclaim top ODI ranking with Pakistan sweep
Australia reclaim top ODI ranking with Pakistan sweep

Australia have returned to the top of the one-day international rankings following their 3-0 whitewash of Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday.

Pakistan still tough without Saeed Ajmal, says Darren Lehmann
Pakistan still tough without Saeed Ajmal, says Darren Lehmann

Australian coach Darren Lehmann said Wednesday Pakistan remain tough opponents despite the loss of offspinner Saeed Ajmal, thanks to their ability to unearth exciting new talent in big series.

Michael Clarke guided by physio on injury comeback
Michael Clarke guided by physio on injury comeback

Australia captain Michael Clarke said Thursday he will be guided by the team physio on whether he will play in next month`s two-Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

Injured Australia captain Michael Clarke shaking up fitness regime
Injured Australia captain Michael Clarke shaking up fitness regime

Injured Australia captain Michael Clarke will arrive in the United Arab Emirates five days ahead of the rest of the test squad as he races to be fit for the two-match series against Pakistan.

Stuck on 99 Test wickets, Ben Hilfenhaus keen to do well against Pakistan
Stuck on 99 Test wickets, Ben Hilfenhaus keen to do well against Pakistan

Two years is a long time to spend in the international freezer, so paceman Ben Hilfenhaus is keen to stake his claim on the sun-baked pitches of the Middle East when Australia take on Pakistan in a test series next month.

Australia builds artificial pitch for spin practice
Australia builds artificial pitch for spin practice

 Australia has built an artificial pitch at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane to help its batsmen deal with spin-bowling on the slow tracks of the subcontinent, where they have so often struggled in the past.

Steve O`Keefe, Mitchell Marsh surprises in Australia Test squad
Steve O`Keefe, Mitchell Marsh surprises in Australia Test squad

 Left-arm spinner Steve O`Keefe and allrounder Mitchell Marsh were surprise inclusions Monday in Australia`s Test squad for the upcoming series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

I have framed photo of Bradman's all-time playing XI, says Sachin Tendulkar
I have framed photo of Bradman's all-time playing XI, says Sachin Tendulkar

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday said that he has the photograph of the all-time Test playing XI, picked by Australian great Donald Bradman, framed at his home and he would always "treasure" it as the legend had included him in that team.

Ryan Harris eyes India series for comeback from injury
Ryan Harris eyes India series for comeback from injury

Recovering from a knee surgery, Australian pacer Ryan Harris is eyeing a return to international cricket in the series against India this year.

Tri series: South Africa vs Australia - Preview
Tri series: South Africa vs Australia - Preview

South Africa will look to extract an advantage from their superior spin stocks when they take on a hard-hitting Australian side in the second match of a triangular series in Harare on Wednesday. Number 1 ranked Australia issued a statement of intent on Monday when they crushed Zimbabwe by 198 runs in the series opener, exhibiting a greater degree of ruthlessness than South Africa did in winning a three-match one-day series against the hosts in Bulawayo last week.

Aussies will not tone down aggression against India, says Ryan Harris

India`s tour of Australia might be over three months away but mind games have already started with pacer Ryan Harris saying they will not tone down their aggression and the Indians may face a brutal summer from fellow fast bowler Mitchell Johnson.

Michael Clarke insists Zimbabwe not `token tour

Captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday insisted Australia`s visit to Zimbabwe was not a "token tour" or World Cup audition but was all about winning as players return to international action.

Refreshed Australia ready to get back in the cricket saddle

Australia are refreshed and champing at the bit to play international matches again as they prepare to hit the road for another hectic two years of cricket, according to coach Darren Lehmann.

Michael Clarke`s aggressive captaincy reminds Lehmann of late friend, mentor Hookes

Michael Clarke`s aggressive captaincy reminds Australian cricket team coach Darren Lehmann of the way his late friend and mentor David Hookes played the game.

Oz reclaims No. 1 Test spot from Proteas after winning `battle of tweets`!

Even though South Africa might have overthrown Australia from the top of the ICC`s Test rankings, Michael Clark`s side may have got the upper hand in a battle of tweets.

Nathan Lyon gets one-day call up for tri-series against Zimbabwe, South Africa

Spinner Nathan Lyon was Monday called up to Australia`s one-day squad for their tri-series against Zimbabwe and South Africa, with Ben Cutting, Kane Richardson and Mitchell Marsh also getting the nod.