Steve Smith’s time has finally arrived

Even though he already had five Test centuries to his name, the moment Steve Smith, batting on 99 at the Gabba, saw his shot go past the fielder towards the point boundary, he screamed and celebrated as if it was his debut Test ton.

International Hockey Federation allows defenders to use metal grills during penalty corner
International Hockey Federation allows defenders to use metal grills during penalty corner

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has decided to allow the defenders wear protective metal grills while trying to stop the powerful dragflicks during penalty corner conversion.

Indian cricketers wish Phil Hughes' speedy recovery
Indian cricketers wish Phil Hughes' speedy recovery

 The Indian cricket team has extended its best wishes to injured Australian cricketer Phil Hughes and his family and prayed for his speedy recovery.

Michael Clarke should quit one-dayers after Cricket World Cup: Alan Border
Michael Clarke should quit one-dayers after Cricket World Cup: Alan Border

Injured skipper Michael Clarke should quit playing One-Day Internationals (ODI) after the 2015 World Cup in order to finish his career as one of the true greats of Australian cricket, former captain Allan Border has said.

Australia`s youngest Test captain Ian Craig dies at 79
Australia`s youngest Test captain Ian Craig dies at 79

Ian Craig, Australia`s youngest Test cricket captain, has died aged 79, Cricket Australia said on Sunday.

Aussie pacer  Peter Siddle puts on weight to regain speed
Aussie pacer Peter Siddle puts on weight to regain speed

Set to make a return to the Australian cricket squad against Pakistan for the first Test in Dubai, pacer Peter Siddle said Monday that he has gained five kg which has helped him regain the speed coach Darren Lehmann demands from his fast bowlers.

Michael Clarke expects full-strength squad for Africa

Australian captain Michael Clarke today said he expects to have a full-strength squad, apart from David Warner, for the upcoming tri-series with South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Marsh to lead Australian selectors, Waugh added to panel

Former wicketkeeper Rod Marsh has been named as the new head of Australian cricket`s selectors, while top-order batsman Mark Waugh has been appointed to the panel for the first time.

The Ashes: Clarke, Lehmann thank fans for relentless support through tough times

After thrashing England 5-0 to reclaim the Ashes, Australian skipper Michael Clarke thanked all his fans for their support through the tough times faced by the team in the last one year.

Don Argus warns Oz `job not yet finished` despite `remarkable turnaround` in Ashes

Australian business magnate Don Argus, who penned the landmark review of Australian cricket in 2011, has warned the team and its selectors that they must not be fooled into thinking the job is done despite the Ashes hosts revival.

Clarke safe from boo boys as Australia eye sweep

It`s a fair bet Michael Clarke won`t be booed at the Sydney Cricket Ground this week when he sets out to become just the third Australia captain to achieve a 5-0 sweep over England in an Ashes series.

Johnson accuses England of deliberately `unsettling` Oz fast bowlers by `backing away`

Australian fast bowling star Mitchell Johnson has reportedly accused England of deliberately backing away from fast bowlers as a tactic to unsettle Australia`s pacemen.

`Relieved` Rogers terms himself `biggest beneficiary` of `wily` Swann`s retirement

Australian Ashes hero Chris Rogers has said that he is probably the biggest ` beneficiary` of England spinner Graeme Swann`s retirement from the international game.

Geoff Lawson says Oz`s `bowling cupboard` looks `decently stocked`

Former Australian cricketer Geoffrey Lawson has said that the Ashes hosts` `bowling cupboard` looks `decently stocked`, and has plenty of `quality reinforcements` if necessary.

McDermott hails Oz bowling attack as `best in world`

Australian bowling coachCraig McDermott has praised his attack as the best in Test cricket.

Bailey says `still under pressure` despite `good performances` in first three Ashes Tests

Australian batsman George Bailey won`t need the plane ticket he bought himself a month ago so he could be a spectator at the Boxing Day Test as he still remains a part of the national squad, eager to notch up another good performance.

McCullum lauds Southee, Boult`s efforts with ball as `world-class`

New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has said that he is surprised with the stats when Tim Southee and Trent Boult bowl together in partnership and that their efforts are world class.

Bird confident of Oz Test recall after four-wicket haul in Big Bash

Australian cricketer Jackson Bird fired a not-so-subtle reminder to national selectors on Friday night, dominating the Big Bash League opener in his return from a serious back injury.

5-0 Ashes whitewash may boost Oz`s world No.1 chances: Geoff Lawson

Former Australian cricketer Geoff Lawson has said that a 5-0 whitewash of the England team in the ongoing Ashes would give Australia a perfect opportunity to set the standard for a lengthy domination in the world scene.

Brett Lee `excited` at prospect of `lethal` Test pairing of Cummins, Johnson

Former Australian Test speedster Brett Lee has expressed his excitement at thought of pairing the recovering Pat Cummins with the fiery Mitchell Johnson to unleash a frightening pace attack, with the duo capable of cracking 150km/h.