Michael Clarke powers through wet training session at SCG
Michael Clarke powers through wet training session at SCG

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.

That`s Amoory - not Messi, says Aussie boss
That`s Amoory - not Messi, says Aussie boss

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".

PM Modi extends greetings on Australia Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended greetings to the people of Australia on their official national day.

Asian Cup: Rhino rodeo as bizarre Tim Cahill memes trend
Asian Cup: Rhino rodeo as bizarre Tim Cahill memes trend

Australia`s Tim Cahill is celebrating his Asian Cup heroics by retweeting a series of bizarre memes of himself, from floating in space to rodeo-riding a rhino, sparking a social media trend.

In-form Aussies chase fifth Cricket World Cup
In-form Aussies chase fifth Cricket World Cup

Australia are peaking at the right time for a crack at their fifth World Cup triumph and will go into next month`s tournament at home on top of the rankings.

ICC World Cup 2015 to showcase both elite and paupers
ICC World Cup 2015 to showcase both elite and paupers

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.

Australia PM in `time warp` as British royal knighted

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".

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.