President Pranab extends greetings to Australia on national day

 President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday extended his greetings and felicitations to the government and people of Australia on the eve of the national day of that country.

Australian police probe Labor Party member over Syria conflict

Australian police said on Sunday they were investigating a former trade union official and member of the Australian Labor Party following reports that he has travelled to Syria to join the fight against Islamic State militants.

I love mentoring Indian players during IPL: Mike Hussey
I love mentoring Indian players during IPL: Mike Hussey

He is one among the few top overseas players to have regularly featured in the cash-rich Indian Premier League and Michael Hussey believes that his bond with it has got stronger over the years having played the role of a "mentor" to young Indian players.

KP fears for Test cricket as kids lose interest in long format of game over T20
KP fears for Test cricket as kids lose interest in long format of game over T20

Sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen has expressed his fears for Test cricket, saying that kids have not got any interest in the long format of the game 

Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja available for selection: MS Dhoni
Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja available for selection: MS Dhoni

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Sunday said Ishant Sharma (ankle injury )and Ravindra Jadeja (left shoulder impingement) are fit and available for selection for the ODI tri-series clash against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here Monday.

Form to dictate who Michael Clarke replaces: George Bailey
Form to dictate who Michael Clarke replaces: George Bailey

Australia's stand-in One-Day International (ODI) captain George Bailey isn’t shying away from the fact he could be the man to make way for returning skipper Michael Clarke at the ICC Cricket World Cup.

Tri-series, 5th ODI: Australia vs India - Preview
Tri-series, 5th ODI: Australia vs India - Preview

Their World Cup preparations derailed by successive losses, India would look to reignite the spark and keep themselves afloat in the ODI cricket tri-series when they take on an unbeaten Australia in a must-win game here on Monday.

Asian Cup: Tough-talking Aussies vow to `choke` UAE
Asian Cup: Tough-talking Aussies vow to `choke` UAE

Australia have turned up the heat on the United Arab Emirates before Tuesday`s Asian Cup semi-final, warning the Gulf side that they would "choke them until they`re blue".

Australia simplifies overseas child adoption

Australia said on Sunday it was simplifying the process of adopting children from overseas, setting up a single body to manage applications while working on new arrangements with the United States, Poland and Vietnam.

Injured Pakistan pacer Junaid Khan doubtful for ICC World Cup 2015
Injured Pakistan pacer Junaid Khan doubtful for ICC World Cup 2015

A thigh injury has ruled out Pakistan fast bowler Junaid Khan from the two forthcoming one-day clashes against New Zealand and raised a question mark over his World Cup participation.

Australian families plead for lives of convicts in Indonesia

The families of two Australian drug convicts facing execution in Indonesia pleaded for their lives in an emotional interview on Saturday, and said they would not give up on them.

Australian women joining IS foreign fighters: Minister

Increasing numbers of young women are altering the profile of Australians joining the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria, Attorney-General George Brandis said Saturday, enticed by the "false glamour" of the organisation.

Virat Kohli should bat at four if team wants: Viv Richards
Virat Kohli should bat at four if team wants: Viv Richards

Virat Kohli's form may have taken a hit since dropping to number four in the batting order, but West Indian legend Sir Viv Richards feels the marauding cricketer should continue in the position if that is what the Indian team requires.

PCB, ECB, CA should pressurise ICC chairman N Srinivasan to quit: Sarfraz Nawaz
PCB, ECB, CA should pressurise ICC chairman N Srinivasan to quit: Sarfraz Nawaz

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Mohammad Khan and leading cricketing nations like Australia and England have been urged by former Pakistan fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz to put pressure on Narayanaswami Srinivasan to step down as ICC chairman on moral grounds following the Indian Supreme Court's verdict on Thursday.

James Anderson becomes England's most-capped cricketer
James Anderson becomes England's most-capped cricketer

Pacer James Anderson on Friday reached another career milestone becoming England's most-capped cricketer in all formats. By making his 304th appearance for England in the ODI tri-series against Australia, the 32-year-old went passed former wicketkeeper-batsman Alec Stewart who represented England on 303 occasions.

Classy Ian Bell shows solidity for England up the order
Classy Ian Bell shows solidity for England up the order

England batsman Ian Bell has been shining like a knight in the armour in the opening role for the team, and this shows a positive sign for England ahead of the ICC 2015 World Cup starting from 14th February. Bell struck a valiant 141 for England against Australia in the fourth match of the ODI tri-series in Hobart. Bell who struck 88 runs in the previous match against India, was at his best helping England getting a total in excess of 300 runs against the Aussies.

Team India returns to training after rest day
Team India returns to training after rest day

Following a rest day, the Indian cricket team returned to practice at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) Friday ahead of their third ODI of the tri-series, against Australia here on Monday.

`Training device` sparked bomb scare, Sydney harbour closure

An unattended package left on a Sydney ferry that sparked a lockdown of Australia`s iconic harbourfront was Friday revealed to be training equipment used by the transport company.

Australia urges Indonesia to grant mercy to two drug smugglers on death row

Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Friday urged Indonesia to show mercy to two Australian drug convicts facing execution after their final appeals for clemency failed.

4th ODI tri-series: Australia vs England - As it happened...
4th ODI tri-series: Australia vs England - As it happened...

Welcome to the live updates in the match between Australia and England in the ODI tri-series in Hobart.

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