In yet another fascinating Ashes Test, James Anderson displayed a superb spell of swing bowling on Day 5 as a result of which England defeated Australia by 15 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
A sparkling century hit by Australian captain Michael Clarke in his side`s penultimate day of their final Ashes warm-up game against Worcestershire have completed an ideal preparation for the Ashes for the side.
Kevin Pietersen has come under sharp attack in the 150th edition of Wisden Almanack, which has described the star batsman`s behaviour as ‘arrogant’ during South Africa-England series last year when the SMS saga led to his ouster from the national side.
Former Test captain Steve Waugh has said it`s time to consider adding one female player to each Big Bash League T20 team`s roster based on the success and ability of Australia`s elite women`s cricketers.
The Australian media has left no stones unturned in slamming the national Test team for their shambolic performance during their humiliating 4-0 series defeat against India, branding the current team as worst ever.
Australian captain Michael Clarke has said that he will consult with medical experts before making a decision about playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), although he added that it is unlikely that his back and hamstring problems will keep him out of the Ashes tour.
India`s left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja was cautioned by Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar for his wild celebrations after taking Australian opener David Warner`s wicket, on the third day of the fourth cricket Test at the Ferozeshah Kotla, on Sunday.
Spinner Nathan Lyon had said that Australia were ruing not attempting to intimidate India earlier in the series, adding that the verbal altercation between opener David Warner and Ravindra Jadeja on day two of the Delhi Test may have been one of the factors behind Indian captain MS Dhoni`s dismissal.
Australia`s `comeback kid` Steve Smith has said that he will not be giving up leg-spin bowling and still wants to be considered as an all-rounder, even after wowing critics and the public with his batting prowess since coming off the bench in India in the final two Tests of the series.
Despite a miffed Shane Watson contemplating quitting Test cricket, Australian captain Michael Clarke today expressed hope that the vice-captain would return to India for the fourth and final Test in Delhi.
Australian captain Michael Clarke today conceded that it was Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s double century that turned out to be a game-changer as they were completely outplayed by India in the first cricket Test here today.