Steve Smith credits IPL for developing his game
Steve Smith credits IPL for developing his game

Hugely talented Australian batsman Steve Smith credited the Indian Premier League (IPL) for developing his game, according to reports. The right-handed batsman has been in an imperious form scoring abundantly in all forms of the game.

Steve Smith credits IPL for success
Steve Smith credits IPL for success

Going through the form of his life, Australian batsman Steven Smith said his participation in the Indian Premier League has helped him improve his game and taught him to adapt to different situations.

Pakistan, New Zealand dedicate T20 trophy to Phillip Hughes
Pakistan, New Zealand dedicate T20 trophy to Phillip Hughes

Pakistan and New Zealand dedicated the trophy for their two Twenty20 matches in the Dubai starting on Thursday in memory of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes who died last week.

New Zealand players wanted to abandon UAE series: Sources
New Zealand players wanted to abandon UAE series: Sources

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had to contact its New Zealand counterpart in order to convince the Kiwi team to continue with its series in the United Arab Emirates following the tragic death of Australian batsman Phil Hughes.

Anil Kumble extends condolences to Phillip Hughes' family
Anil Kumble extends condolences to Phillip Hughes' family

Former Indian skipper Anil Kumble on Friday extended his sympathies and condolences to the family of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who passed away after being struck by a cricket ball on November 25.

Australian batsman Phil Hughes dies of head injury

Australian batsman Phillip Hughes passed away today after succumbing to his injuries sustained during a domestic match when he was hit by a bouncer, Cricket Australia said. He was 25.

Phil Hughes blow ''rare'' but cricket a dangerous game: Brian Lara
Phil Hughes blow ''rare'' but cricket a dangerous game: Brian Lara

The injury that left Australian batsman Phillip Hughes in a critical condition in hospital was a "rare" event but a reminder that cricket has always been a dangerous sport, West Indies batting great Brian Lara said on Wednesday.

`Veteran` Hodge reveals `accidentally` made comeback to Oz T20 squad

Veteran Australian batsman Brad Hodge has revealed that he made his comeback to the squad `by accident` when he emerged from the international wilderness for the summer-ending home Twenty20 series against England.

Hughes replaces Marsh on South Africa tour

Injured batsman Shaun Marsh has been ruled out of Australia`s tour of South Africa, with Phil Hughes handed another chance to prove himself at Test level.

Shaun Marsh`s Proteas tour doubtful following calf injury

Australian batsman Shaun Marsh`s Proteas tour is doubted owing to his calf injury sustained during the one-day international at Adelaide Oval last week.

Wade says omission from India tour could be `blessing in disguise`

Australian batsman Matthew Wade has said that being dropped from the Indian tour will end up being a blessing in disguise for him and the last few months have been hard work because he has not been getting enough game time.

Warner says deserved `dumping` punishment despite Ashes recall

Controversial Australian batsman David Warner has admitted that he needed to be dumped from the national team even as reports emerged that he will rejoin the Australian squad in England on Monday.

`Dumped` Cowan thrilled to lead Australia XI against Sussex

Australian batsman Ed Cowan will captain the XI squad in a three-day match against Sussex from Friday at the Sussex County Cricket Club ground, even though he has been dumped from the first and the second Tests.

`Dumped` Warner back in Ashes contention with swashbuckling 193 against Proteas A

Troubled Australian batsman David Warner has come back in contention for the Ashes after his impressive performance helped put Australia A in a strong position on the first day of their first four-day Tests against South Africa A on Wednesday.

We have to play at our absolute best: Shane Watson

Australian batsman Shane Watson has said his side would have to play at their absolute best to win the second Test against India starting here Saturday.