Channel defends Michael Clarke's role as commentator
Channel defends Michael Clarke's role as commentator

Australian broadcaster Channel Nine has dismissed the criticism of injured Australian skipper Michael Clarke turning commentator for the third and fourth Tests against India, terming the negativity as "petty".

India vs Australia: Michael Clarke to do commentary during Boxing Day Test
India vs Australia: Michael Clarke to do commentary during Boxing Day Test

Australia's injured skipper Michael Clarke will join the Channel Nine commentary team for the Boxing Day Test match in Melbourne, which will also mark the return of former Test captain Bill Lawry behind the mike.

Five things we witnessed in the Brisbane Test between Australia and India

Australia dominated proceedings once again as their fitting performance at the Gabba in Brisbane, continued to haunt India. The Aussies who recorded back to back Test match victories, looked dominating on all fronts and handed India a four-wicket blow.

India vs Australia: A tale of two tails

In sports, numbers are everything. In a high stake series like the one between Australia and India Down Under, numbers are bound to excite. But beware, not all numbers will help keep sanity, especially if one is an Indian fan.

Mark Taylor says Australia's first Test against India will help 'grieving' players to move on
Mark Taylor says Australia's first Test against India will help 'grieving' players to move on

Former Australia cricket team captain Mark Taylor has said that next week's rescheduled first Test against India would allow the nation's grieving cricketers to start moving on from Phillip Hughes' shock passing.

ICC 2015 World Cup: Australia to face India in first warm-up match
ICC 2015 World Cup: Australia to face India in first warm-up match

Co-host and four-time World champion Australia will take on reigning champions India in the first warm-up match, scheduled prior to the start of the 2015 World Cup in February-March.

Six members of Indian squad reach Rajkot for Oct 10 T20 tie

Six members of Indian team arrived here on Monday while the rest, including captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, will land here on Tuesday, ahead of T20 International against Australia on October 10.

Border-Gavaskar Trophy to witness least experienced Oz’s team in 18 years

Experience counts but not for Australia as it persist with a relatively young side to take on India on home soil.

Gambhir`s absence is good for Australia: Hayden

Gautam Gambhir`s exclusion from India`s squad for the first two Tests against Australia is a "positive" development for the tourists, feels former cricketer Matthew Hayden.

Hopefully we will have opportunity to play two spinners: Lyon

Australian spinner Nathan Lyon wants the selectors to go with a two-spin attack against India in the upcoming four-Test series, which gets underway with the opening Test here on February 22.

Australia to visit India in Feb-March to play four Tests

Australia will tour India for a four-match Test series in February-March next year, a top BCCI official said on Friday.

Australian women beat India by 63 runs; win T20 series

Australia beat India by 63 runs and took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match Twenty20 women`s cricket series.

I am still worth a place in the side: Ponting

His recent poor run notwithstanding, Australian cricket team`s stand-in skipper Ricky Ponting says he is still "worth a place" in the side but concedes that reputation alone won`t be enough to get him the selectors` nod all the time.

Time for changes in Indian team: Ganguly

Former captain Sourav Ganguly has come down heavily on the Indian cricket team after it suffered a 0-4 whitewash in the Test series in Australia, demanding sweeping changes in the current set-up.

Aus media slams India for `disgraceful lack of fight`

The Australian media on Saturday slammed the Indian cricket team for its "disgraceful lack of fight" in the 4-0 Test series whitewash by Australia and compared the gait of the visiting batting greats returning to the dressing room to "flag at half-mast".

Dhoni in no rush to phase out seniors

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Saturday said there is no rush to decide on the future of the senior players despite their poor performances in the Test series against Australia in which his team was given a 0-4 thrashing.

Warner suffering dizzy spells but fit to play Adelaide Test

David Warner is suffering from dizzy spells after being struck on the head by a bouncer from Indian paceman Umesh Yadav during the third Test but the Australian opener says he is "fit" to play the fourth match starting here on January 24.

Siddle may be rested for Adelaide Test: Report

Impressive paceman Peter Siddle may be rested for the fourth and final Test against India at Adelaide as per Cricket Australia`s rotation policy, a media report speculated on Tuesday.

Michael Clarke’s real acceptance as Oz captain will come only with Ashes

Michael Clarke’s real acceptance as the Australian captain will be come only when he reclaims the Ashes, as he was once unwanted and unloved.

Play ‘the Australian way’: Ponting tells teammates

Ricky Ponting asked his teammates to counter the mega threat from hosts and favourites India the Australian way with unbridled aggression and freedom.