Brad Haddin's position in Australian team safe: Ian Healy
Brad Haddin's position in Australian team safe: Ian Healy

Former Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy feels Brad Haddin's experience is invaluable and his position in the side is safe.

Brad Haddin equals Aussie wicket-keeping record
Brad Haddin equals Aussie wicket-keeping record

Brad Haddin on Thursday equalled the record for most dismissals in a Test innings by an Australian wicketkeeper during India's first innings score of 408 in the ongoing second cricket Test at the Gabba here.

Steven Smith should stay captain even if Michael Clarke returns: Ian Chappell
Steven Smith should stay captain even if Michael Clarke returns: Ian Chappell

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has said that stand-in-skipper Steven Smith should continue to lead the national side even if the injured Michael Clarke returns to the field.

New captain Steven Smith promises aggressive approach
New captain Steven Smith promises aggressive approach

Twenty-five year-old Steven Smith takes over as captain of Australia against India at the Gabba on Wednesday with a promise to pursue an aggressive style of cricket.

Profile of Australia's new test cricket captain Steve Smith
Profile of Australia's new test cricket captain Steve Smith

 Profile of Australian cricketer Steve Smith who was named on Monday as his country`s 45th test captain.

Thrilled Steven Smith promises aggression as new Australian captain
Thrilled Steven Smith promises aggression as new Australian captain

One of the youngest ever to take over as Australia's Test captain, all-rounder Steve Smith on Monday said getting elevated to the position was an "amazing thrill" even as he promised to be an aggressive and positive leader in the ongoing Test series against India.

India vs Australia: Steven Smith announced stand-in skipper, Brad Haddin deputy
India vs Australia: Steven Smith announced stand-in skipper, Brad Haddin deputy

Cricket Australia put all speculations to rest on Sunday when they announced Steven Smith's name to lead the Australian side for the remaining Test series against India.

Michael Clarke's injury leaves Aussie selectors with much to ponder
Michael Clarke's injury leaves Aussie selectors with much to ponder

With Michael Clarke already ruled out indefinitely because of a hamstring injury, Australia`s selectors face some tricky decisions for the second test against India.

Michael Clarke backs Brad Haddin to captain Australia in remaining Tests
Michael Clarke backs Brad Haddin to captain Australia in remaining Tests

Injured skipper Michael Clarke has backed Brad Haddin as Australia cricket captain for the remainder of the Test series against India saying he is confident that the wicket-keeper batsman will get all the support from the team to do a "wonderful" job.

India vs Australia: Aussies ready to welcome lion-heart Ryan Harris at emotional Adelaide Test
India vs Australia: Aussies ready to welcome lion-heart Ryan Harris at emotional Adelaide Test

Bouncers or not, the first Test between the touring Indian side and Australia will go ahead in Adelaide Oval on Tuesday. The match will witness the return of lion-heart Ryan Harris after an injury lay-off. And his team-mates are impressed with the fast-bowler's effort.

Brad Haddin confident of Michael Clarke returning to fitness
Brad Haddin confident of Michael Clarke returning to fitness

Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is confident captain Michael Clarke will play the first Test against India starting here on Tuesday.

Feels good to be back at cricket: Brad Haddin
Feels good to be back at cricket: Brad Haddin

Getting a grip on things after the Phillip Hughes tragedy, the Australian team practised for the second consecutive day, and vice-captain Brad Haddin said that they will not look to complicate matters by over thinking about the events of the last two weeks.

India vs Australia: Phillip Hughes' tragic death puts Brisbane Test in doubt
India vs Australia: Phillip Hughes' tragic death puts Brisbane Test in doubt

Australia`s opening Test against India next week is in danger of being called off after the death of Phillip Hughes, although cricket greats said the gritty batsman would want it to go ahead.

Michael Clarke ruled out of first Test against India: Reports
Michael Clarke ruled out of first Test against India: Reports

On a collision course with Cricket Australia over his fitness, injured skipper Michael Clarke has been reportedly ruled out of the opening Test against India, following his failure to recover well to play in the two-day tour game in Adelaide starting on Friday.

Michael Clarke has no plans to ease up despite injuries
Michael Clarke has no plans to ease up despite injuries

Australian skipper Michael Clarke insisted Tuesday he has no plans to retire from either Test or one-day cricket despite injuries increasingly hampering his availability.

Brad Haddin drops hints on retirement post-2015 Ashes
Brad Haddin drops hints on retirement post-2015 Ashes

Australia's first-choice wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is contemplating retirement after next year's Ashes in England with an aim to successfully defend the urn.

Ex-Oz rugby star Tom Carter says 'determined' Brad Haddin almost quit international cricket
Ex-Oz rugby star Tom Carter says 'determined' Brad Haddin almost quit international cricket

Former NSW Waratahs rugby star Tom Carter has revealed that Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin was on the cusp of quitting international cricket earlier this year as he had doubts regarding his physical abilities to continue playing at the top level.

Burnt out Brad Haddin thought of quitting
Burnt out Brad Haddin thought of quitting

 He could be leading Australia against India in the upcoming Test series if Michael Clarke fails to recover in time from injury but Brad Haddin himself felt so drained physically and mentally not too long back that he contemplated quitting cricket.

Kim Hughes, McGrath back Smith to lead in Clarke's absence
Kim Hughes, McGrath back Smith to lead in Clarke's absence

 As serious doubts remain over Michael Clarke's participation in the first Test against India, Steven Smith is being looked by many as a front-runner to lead Australia in the regular skipper's absence.

Cricket Australia rebuff selector Mark Waugh's "marketing" comment
Cricket Australia rebuff selector Mark Waugh's "marketing" comment

Australia selector Mark Waugh refreshingly candid departure from sport media-speak when he let slip that Cricket Australia wanted their test team selected early for "marketing reasons" has been swiftly rebuffed by the governing body on Friday.