Nathan Lyon: Another off-spinner tormenting India overseas
Nathan Lyon: Another off-spinner tormenting India overseas

The year was expected to be a tough one for the Indian cricket team, considering they were scheduled to play most of their Test matches overseas. While their vulnerability against world class pace bowling is hidden from nobody, it is quite strange to see the Indians struggling against off-spinners.

Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar in Matthew Hayden's World Cup XI
Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar in Matthew Hayden's World Cup XI

Former Australia batsman Matthew Hayden has picked India's Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar in his "All Time Cricket World Cup Greatest XI".

Thrilled Steven Smith promises aggression as new Australian captain
Thrilled Steven Smith promises aggression as new Australian captain

One of the youngest ever to take over as Australia's Test captain, all-rounder Steve Smith on Monday said getting elevated to the position was an "amazing thrill" even as he promised to be an aggressive and positive leader in the ongoing Test series against India.

India vs Australia: Ryan Harris raring to make a comeback from injury
India vs Australia: Ryan Harris raring to make a comeback from injury

Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris Thursday said he is both physically and mentally fit to make a comeback to the national squad, to play the first Commonwealth Bank Test against India starting Dec 9.

Why Michael Clarke is more than just a cricket captain

It has been a tumultuous week for world cricket. The sport lost a 25-year-old batsman just a few days before his birthday and a possible call-up to his nation's Test team. A double celebration was on the cards. Yet, here we are mourning the loss of a young life with emotion-sapping eulogies.

Man moves HC to restrain Indian team from continuing Australian tour

In the wake of the Phil Hughes tragedy, a man here moved the Madras High Court on Monday for restraining the Indian team from continuing its tour of Australia, saying pitches in that country are bouncy and players could face a threat to their lives.

Officials need to improve safety mechanisms after Phil Hughes tragic death

Phillip Hughes was batting on 63. His family was present at the ground as he played another classy innings. The 25-year-old would have known that another 37 runs could get him back into the Australian squad for the upcoming four-match Test series against India.

Brad Haddin drops hints on retirement post-2015 Ashes
Brad Haddin drops hints on retirement post-2015 Ashes

Australia's first-choice wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is contemplating retirement after next year's Ashes in England with an aim to successfully defend the urn.

Early Oz team selection for marketing reasons: Mark Waugh
Early Oz team selection for marketing reasons: Mark Waugh

 Former Australian batsman and current national selector Mark Waugh has lashed out at Cricket Australia's decision to force an early selection of the squad for the first cricket Test against India, believing that the move was prompted by "marketing purposes".

Australia move to 2nd place in ICC ODI rankings
Australia move to 2nd place in ICC ODI rankings

Australia leadpfrogged South Africa to take the second place in the International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) rankings, according the latest chart released Thursday.

Doubts linger over Michael Clarke`s Test fitness for series against India
Doubts linger over Michael Clarke`s Test fitness for series against India

Captain Michael Clarke still has a chance of leading Australia in the first Test against India but will not play in next week`s final lead-up game, team medical staff said Thursday.

UAE form shouldn't be criteria to pick pacers against India: Peter Siddle
UAE form shouldn't be criteria to pick pacers against India: Peter Siddle

Australia pacer Peter Siddle said Friday he expected the national selectors to judge actions rather than figures in determining the best bowling attack for the Test series against India starting Dec 4.

No spinning out of the Cricket World Cup for Australia: Mike Hussey
No spinning out of the Cricket World Cup for Australia: Mike Hussey

Back on their favoured quick and bouncy pitches, Australia`s failings against spin bowling are unlikely to figure at the World Cup and the co-hosts have an excellent opportunity to win a fifth trophy, according to former batsman Mike Hussey.

Australia, South Africa eye India's No.1 ODI ranking
Australia, South Africa eye India's No.1 ODI ranking

Australia and South Africa will be challenging India’s No.1 spot in the ICC One-Day International (ODI) team rankings when they go head-to-head in a five-match series in Perth Friday.

Shane Warne backs misfiring Michael Clarke to regain form
Shane Warne backs misfiring Michael Clarke to regain form

Shane Warne on Monday said he was concerned about Australia`s batting but backed struggling skipper Michael Clarke to score heavily this summer season.

Flexible Cameron White still hopeful of World Cup spot
Flexible Cameron White still hopeful of World Cup spot

Cameron White is hoping his flexibility as a batsman might bring an end to his three-and-a-half year exile from one-day international cricket and earn him a place in the Australia squad for next year`s World Cup.

Gag order for World Cup matches on Aussie curators to avoid fixing

The Australia's ground curators have been gagged as cricket authorities to clamp down any possibilities of match-fixing during the upcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Indian team selection for Australia series delayed
Indian team selection for Australia series delayed

The selection of the Indian squad for the upcoming four-Test series in Australia has been delayed.

Pat Cummins relaunches international career in T20 series
Pat Cummins relaunches international career in T20 series

Young Australian paceman Pat Cummins gets a chance to relaunch his injury-blighted international career in Wednesday`s Twenty20 series opener against South Africa in Adelaide.

Josh Hazlewood gets call up as Australia go for pace in Perth
Josh Hazlewood gets call up as Australia go for pace in Perth

 Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood received his reward for some fine domestic form on Wednesday when he was included in a pace-heavy 13-man squad for the first two one-day internationals against South Africa next month.