Test snubbed Glenn Maxwell eyes county cricket to fuel test bid
Test snubbed Glenn Maxwell eyes county cricket to fuel test bid

Explosive Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell is eyeing a stint in English county cricket to further his test ambitions after missing out on a place in the tour squads for the Caribbean and England.

Steve Waugh backs paceman Mitchell Starc to be a test force
Steve Waugh backs paceman Mitchell Starc to be a test force

 Former Australia captain Steve Waugh has backed pace bowler Mitchell Starc to convert his World Cup form into the test team ahead of series against West Indies and England.

Renowned cricket commentator Richie Benaud passes away
Renowned cricket commentator Richie Benaud passes away

Former Australian skipper and renowned cricket commentator, Richie Benaud passed away, on Friday in Sydney.

Not expecting Australia's ODI captaincy: George Bailey
Not expecting Australia's ODI captaincy: George Bailey

Australia batsman George Bailey on Sunday said he is ready to resume his place in the middle-order following the retirement of Michael Clarke. But he added he's not expecting captaincy on a permanent basis.

Australia Test return main goal for James Faulkner
Australia Test return main goal for James Faulkner

Australia’s World Cup final hero James Faulkner on Saturday said he wasn't surprised he missed selection in the Ashes squad but pointed out that his main goal is to get back into the Australian Test squad.

West Indies will find Australia impossible to beat, says Brian Lara
West Indies will find Australia impossible to beat, says Brian Lara

West Indies batting legend Brian Lara has said his team would find it virtually "impossible" to win against Australia in their two-match Test series in June.

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.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Mighty Australians crush flightless Kiwis to win fifth title
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Mighty Australians crush flightless Kiwis to win fifth title

Australia on Sunday clinched the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup for the fifth time, thrashing New Zealand by seven wickets to provide a perfect farewell gift to skipper Michael Clarke, who played a key role with a 74-run knock in his final ODI appearance.

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.

Shane Watson has answered his critics fittingly: Brett Lee
Shane Watson has answered his critics fittingly: Brett Lee

Former Australian pacer Brett Lee believes all-rounder Shane Watson has finally answered his critics after playing a match-winning knock in Friday’s six-wicket World Cup quarter final win over Pakistan.

Australian attack no longer above the rest: Steve Waugh
Australian attack no longer above the rest: Steve Waugh

The bowling attack of the Australian cricket team no longer stands head and shoulders above the rest, according to former World Cup-winning captain Steve Waugh.

Cricket World Cup: Under-prepared Michael Clarke basks in team glory
Cricket World Cup: Under-prepared Michael Clarke basks in team glory

Glenn Maxwell`s promotion against Afghanistan denied Michael Clarke some much-needed batting time but the Australia captain insisted he took the right decision that eventually led to the team`s record-shattering 275-run victory on Wednesday.

World Cup 2015: Shane Watson confronts World Cup `crunch time`
World Cup 2015: Shane Watson confronts World Cup `crunch time`

Shane Watson admitted he was facing "crunch time" with the bat as he battled to stay in Australia`s side ahead of their World Cup clash with co-hosts New Zealand.

ICC Cricket World Cup: Australia vs Bangladesh - Preview
ICC Cricket World Cup: Australia vs Bangladesh - Preview

Michael Clarke`s return to the Australia World Cup team looks like being put on hold with a potentially destructive cyclone set to hit the Queensland coast on Friday.

ICC World Cup: Cyclone Marcia clears path for Aussie assault
ICC World Cup: Cyclone Marcia clears path for Aussie assault

Australia could unleash pace quartet Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins on Bangladesh in Brisbane on Saturday but wicketkeeper Brad Haddin admits they are at the mercy of Tropical Cyclone Marcia.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Cyclone threatens Michael Clarke`s Aussie return
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Cyclone threatens Michael Clarke`s Aussie return

Australia`s World Cup campaign as well as Michael Clarke`s long-awaited return could be blown off course by a tropical cyclone which threatens to dump 30cm of rain on Brisbane in the lead-up to Saturday`s clash with Bangladesh.

World Cup 2015: Michael Clarke's return has team's 'full support', says Mitchell Johnson
World Cup 2015: Michael Clarke's return has team's 'full support', says Mitchell Johnson

The return of regular Australia captain Michael Clarke for the second World Cup match against Bangladesh has the team`s "full support" even if it will be tough to change a winning side, fast bowler Mitchell Johnson said on Tuesday.

Shane Watson still a vital player for Australia: Mitchell Marsh
Shane Watson still a vital player for Australia: Mitchell Marsh

The squeeze is on for places in Australia's one-day side and Mitchell Marsh is in no doubt that Shane Watson remains a crucial part of the co-hosts' quest for a fifth ICC World Cup title.

ICC World Cup 2015: Chart-topping Aussies peaking at right time
ICC World Cup 2015: Chart-topping Aussies peaking at right time

 Australia are peaking at the right time for a crack at their fifth World Cup triumph and will go into this month`s tournament at home on top of the rankings.