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.

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.