Australian skipper Michael Clarke braved the pouring rain, powering through a wet training session at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here Monday to continue his race against the clock to be fit for the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Australia coach Ange Postecoglou said Tuesday`s Asian Cup semi-final in Newcastle between the free-scoring Socceroos and the tournament`s surprise package United Arab Emirates is not about the new "Messi or Ronaldo".
Australia will look to become just the second team to win a World Cup final on their own soil when a tournament rich in sub-plots featuring serial under-achievers South Africa and Afghanistan`s fairytale debut starts next month.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott marked his country`s national day Monday by honouring Britain`s Prince Philip with a knighthood, sparking criticism from his political opposition of being in a "time warp".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.