Steve Smith was ruled out of Tuesday's Sheffield Shield match but is still likely to play for Australia in the first Test against India, starting Dec 4, after picking up a quad strain, Cricket Australia announced Monday.
In a bid to make their presence felt in the Australian political landscape, Victorian-Indians are actively taking part in the upcoming state elections by contesting, campaigning and participating in the polls.
Talking tough ahead of the of the Test series against Australia, stand-in-skipper Virat Kohli said that the team is in the right frame of mind and totally equipped to handle the dangerous Mitchell Johnson.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for enhancing India's stature globally with his successful three-nation visit even as he accused the Congress of damaging the economy both while in government and as an opposition party.
Australia have clinched the No. 1 spot in the ICC Rankings for One-Day International (ODI) teams. They achieved the top spot after beating South Africa in the fifth and final ODI in Sydney by a close margin. They clinched the series 4-1 and that allowed them to overhaul India, who were on the top spot.
Chinese President Xi Jinping injected a further 70 million yuan (USD 11.4 million) of aid money into Fiji as he wrapped up a round of talks in the Pacific nation today aimed at strengthening ties in the region.
Former NSW Waratahs rugby star Tom Carter has revealed that Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin was on the cusp of quitting international cricket earlier this year as he had doubts regarding his physical abilities to continue playing at the top level.
Even before India's tour of Australia has gotten under way, the superstar cricket team seems to have taken a stuttering start as they kept the police, fans, media and a Cricket Australia official waiting in Adelaide.
Irish fly-half Jonathan Sexton scored 16 points as Ireland edged Australia 26-23 in a thrilling and pulsating test match at Lansdowne Road on Saturday to give the Six Nations champions a seventh successive victory.
Harjeet Singh will lead India's 18-member junior men's squad during a training-cum-competition trip to Gold Coast Australia from December 2 to 13 as part of the team's build up for the Asia cup next year.
Not really impressed with the preparation that India will have going into the Test series against Australia, former captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said a couple of two-day practice games are just not enough.