Pleased with the direction team is going in: Jos Buttler
Pleased with the direction team is going in: Jos Buttler

England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler is pleased with the way his team has shaped up for the World Cup after beating India twice in the tri-series but said they are desperate to test their skills against a much-fancied Australia in the finals, here on Sunday.

Australia vs England; tri-series final - Preview
Australia vs England; tri-series final - Preview

In what seems to be a dress rehearsal of their opening game in the World Cup, an unbeaten Australia take on England in the cricket tri-series final, here on Sunday.

Michael Clarke denies rift with Australian teammates
Michael Clarke denies rift with Australian teammates

Australian captain Michael Clarke on Saturday rejected speculation about a rift with teammates as he battles for fitness ahead of the World Cup.

Asian Cup final: Australia vs South Korea - Preview
Asian Cup final: Australia vs South Korea - Preview

Hosts Australia take on South Korea in the Asian Cup final on Saturday in a blockbuster clash between two of the region`s heavyweight teams.

Case of missing Indian man: Australian police raise suspicion over stolen car

Australian police, probing the mysterious disappearance of a 27-year-old Indian, have received information that a stolen vehicle is involved in the case.

Spy watchdog warns Australia against storing metadata

A prominent Australian spy watchdog has warned the Australian Security Intelligence Organization (ASIO) against retaining personal phone and internet data that has no relevance to national security investigations.

ODI tri-series: MS Dhoni blames batsmen for loss to England
ODI tri-series: MS Dhoni blames batsmen for loss to England

Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed the batsmen for Friday's loss against England in the virtual semi-final of the tri-series here.

Ye Shiwen spearheads China in four-nation swim meet
Ye Shiwen spearheads China in four-nation swim meet

Olympic swimming champion Ye Shiwen spearheads China's hunt for top medals as the BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series opened in the western Australian city of Perth Friday.

Dismal India need to raise their standard as World Cup looms
Dismal India need to raise their standard as World Cup looms

India were ousted from the ODI tri-series by England who scripted a three-wicket victory against MS Dhoni's side in Perth on Friday. England booked their place in the final and will play giants Australia. For India their sorry state of affairs outside the sub-continent continued as the side failed to register a single victory in the tri-series.

Zee Media exclusive report from Melbourne

Watch Zee Media exclusive report from Melbourne.

Gulf nations want Australia out of Asia: AFC chief
Gulf nations want Australia out of Asia: AFC chief

Asia`s football chief has admitted there is groundswell of opinion in the west of the continent that Australia`s membership of the confederation has not worked out and they should be kicked out.

Malaysian PM says committed to finding Flight MH370

 Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has assured the families of all 239 people aboard Flight MH370 that Malaysia, together with Australia and China, remains committed to locate the aircraft that mysteriously vanished over the Indian Ocean nearly 11 months ago.

Australia to continue MH370 search

Australia remains committed to the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, an official statement said on Friday.

Heavyweights collide in blockbuster Asian final
Heavyweights collide in blockbuster Asian final

Free-scoring Australia will seek continental glory in the Asian Cup final on Saturday but South Korea could gatecrash the party in a hugely anticipated decider between two of the region`s toughest teams.

'Aussies out' - Cup hosts hit by shock AFC revolt
'Aussies out' - Cup hosts hit by shock AFC revolt

Australia`s football body reeled from shock revelations about a movement to oust it from the Asian confederation on Friday as the Socceroos prepared to play the Asian Cup final.

Call for mercy at concert for Australians on Indonesia death row

 More than two thousand Australians, led by local musicians, gathered in Sydney late Thursday in a plea for mercy for two drug convicts facing execution in Indonesia, as concern grew they could soon face a firing squad.